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Magento Shop by Brand v1.x Installation

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Installation

Here you will learn how to correctly install this Magento Shop by Brand Extension.


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Steps Before you Proceed with the Installation:
  1. Check if your server meets all necessary requirements

    First of all make sure your system meet the requirements necessary for the correct functioning of our Magento extension. For more details on system requirements read Magento system requirements.

  2. Disable Magento Compilation

    Make sure that Compilation is disabled in your Magento. Please follow the steps outlined in this Wiki article to disable Compilation.

  3. Enable Magento Cache

    Make sure to enable Magento Cache.


Manual Installation

To install this Magento Shop by Brand extension, you will need the archive containing it. The unpacked archive and catalog of files are shown below.


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  1. This is the original archive to be unpacked.
  2. This is the unpacked catalog of files.


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In order to perform FULL installation of Magento Shop by Brand Extension, please do the Step 1 and Step 2 below:

Step 1

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  1. In the extracted folder navigate inside "step1" directory and upload its content into your store root.


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You may use any FTP-client in order to upload files to the server. (To show how it works we used the FTP-client FileZilla.)


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  1. This is your client side. You will see the unpacked catalog containing the Magento Shop by Brand Extension.
  2. This is your root directory on server side. This is where the files should be uploaded.
  3. All the files must be uploaded to the server. Select files and press the right mouse button.
  4. Select the "Upload" option for these files.


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Step 2

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  1. In the extracted folder navigate inside "step2" directory and upload its content into your store root.


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Description.png Detailed description:
  1. This is your client side. You will see the unpacked catalog containing the extension.
  2. This is your root directory on server side. This is where the files should be uploaded.
  3. All the files must be uploaded to the server. Select files and press the right mouse button.
  4. Select the "Upload" option for these files.


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The screenshot below depicts possible difficulties that can occur when you upload the files. In case there are identical files on the server, they should be overwritten. Below you will find detailed tips on how to overwrite files (when using the FTP-client FileZilla):


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  1. If you receive the notification "Target file already exists" from your FTP-client, please, follow the tips described below.
  2. Select the "Overwrite" radio button in order to overwrite files.
  3. Tick the "Apply to current queue only" сheckbox in order to save these settings for all similar cases of current queue configuration in the future.
  4. Press "OK".


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Add Code to Magento Templates

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It is important to check what theme is used in your store. Plumrocket Demo Themes do not require any adjustments when the Magento Shop by Brand Extension is being installed, which means that you can continue the installation process without making any changes in your code. But if you are using a different magento theme, be sure to make the following changes in the code. First, find the file that can be reached at this access path on your server:

Attention: Skip this step if you are using Plumrocket Demo Theme.

 /app/design/frontend/THEME_NAME/default/template/catalog/category/view.phtml

where THEME_NAME is the name of the theme you are using.


Changes to be made in template Website Frontend
Find this code:
<?php if($_description=$this->getCurrentCategory()->getDescription()): ?>
 <div class="category-description std">
 <?php echo $_helper->categoryAttribute($_category, $_description, 'description') ?>
 </div>
<?php endif; ?>

and replace it with this one:

<?php if($_description=$this->getCurrentCategory()->getDescription()): ?>
 <div class="category-description std">
 <?php echo $_helper->categoryAttribute($_category, $_description, 'description') ?>
 </div>
<?php endif; ?>
!!-<?php echo $this->getChildHtml('shopbybrand') ?>-!!
  1. Brand block will appear.

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Clear Magento Cache

To do this, follow the instructions below:


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  1. Go to the Admin Panel >> System.
  2. Click on Cache Management.


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  1. Press the “Flush Magento Cache” button.


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Reindexing Data

Once the cache has been cleared it is necessary to reindex the data. To do this, follow the instructions below:


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  1. Go to the Admin Panel >> System.
  2. Click on Index Management.


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  1. Click on "Select All".
  2. Press the "Submit button".


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After the extension is installed successfully you can enable the magento compilation. Note: You don't have to enable compilation if it was disabled prior to extension installation. Please follow the steps outlined in this Wiki article if you decide to run the compilation.


Sign-out and Sign-in back to Admin Panel. Then you will see the installed extension as shown below. For more information on the Extension's preview and settings visit our "Configuration" section.


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  1. Click on “Plumrocket”.
  2. If there is "Shop by Brand" tab in the list, it means that this Magento Extension has been successfully installed.


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License Installation

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  1. Click on "Plumrocket -> Shop by Brand -> Configuration"
  2. In most cases your Serial Key should appear automatically. If you see this green check mark - this means that product Serial Key has been successfully activated. Now it is safe to enable the extension. However, if the green check mark is not there - you will need to enter your product Serial Key manually. In order to find and activate your Serial Key - please follow the License Installation instructions.


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Next Step > Configuring and Enabling Shop by Brand Extension


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