Working with redSHOP Manufacturers

When designing your product catalog, a good place to start would be the manufacturers section. Manufacturers represent the people or companies that have created the products which are available on the catalog, and as such it is recommended that we start building up our product catalog by listing the manufacturers and their details. Adding manufacturers to redSHOP is simple and effective, and comes with various benefits.

Firstly you have one web-site use Joomla and installed redSHOP component. Access your web-site by administrator page by (username/password) has been provided

Secondly you click on Component on main menu and select on "redSHOP"

Finally webpage will display overview page administrator of redSHOP and click on Product tab then select Manufacturer item

To access the manufacturer section, you can either click on the manufacturers button on redSHOP's main menu or click on the manufacturer list link on the left-hand side navigation panel when you're looking at the listing view anywhere else within redSHOP. You will end up directly on the manufacturer management screen, where you will see details listed for all the manufacturers that are currently available. 

Overview of Manufacturer Listings screen

(1) Manufacturer Name - the name of the manufacturer as it will be displayed on the front-end
(2) Media - the manufacturer media button, which when clicked on will open up a lightbox and will allow you to add an image to represent that manufacturer (for example a logo), and adjust various details such as the source of the graphic, the images alt text, whether the image is displayed (published). More details are available in the media section 
(3)  Manufacturer Description - the URL web address of the manufacturers website if it exists 
(4)  Icon Published or Unpublish - view status manufacturer item when this manufacturer is working or not 
(5) Email - the e-mail address of the manufacturer, which can be used in conjunction with the (send manufacturer e-mail) setting to notify the manufacturer of orders placed with their products 
(6) Order - the order in which the shop administrator would like the manufacturers displayed order increase or decrease 


New - appears when adding a new manufacturer record, click on this to add the new manufacturers details to the product catalog 
Copy - copy 1 or more items has selected. Some information of manufacturer items has copy will same with has selected before and name items will increase follow times copy 

Edit - edit item when want change product items 

Delete - delete 1 or more items has selected. Items has deleted will remove list items manufacturer 
Check-in - will unlock any items manufacturer when someone viewing it 
Publish - it change status from unpublish to publish for items manufacturer is working

Unpublish - it change status from publish to unpublish for items manufacturer isn't working

Details tab: 

Name - the name of the manufacturer, as it will be displayed on the front-end (field required)

Template - the specific template that should be used to display this manufacturers products when the customer accesses their product page from the front-end (more on this in the template section) (field required)
Image - where user add/drop image for manufacturer items

Media Alternative Text - a space text will show when hover one image manufacturer

Field add image - a space where upload image manufacturer. Can remove or crop image manufacturer

Email - the e-mail address of the manufacturer, which can be used in conjunction with the (send manufacturer e-mail) setting to notify the manufacturer of orders placed with their products 
Manufacturer URL - the URL web address of the manufacturers website if it exists 
No of products per page - the number of products that should be displayed on the manufacturer product page, the one selected in the template setting above 
Published - view status manufacturer item when this manufacturer is working or not
Description - a space where the manufacturer description can be stored. This will be the content that gets displayed where ever the manufacturer description is shown on the front-end, and where the [manufacturer_description] is used in manufacturer related templates. The shop administrator can use HTML and custom fields in this space, as well as call plug-ins and modules. VHTML)

SEO tab  

SEO Page Title - the title of the manufacturer page, as it will be displayed in search engine results and in the browsers title bar or tab 

SEO Page Heading - the main heading for this manufacturers page, 
SEF Url - the search engine friendly URL that will be used instead of the standard Joomla URL that is generated for this manufacturers page 
SEO Keywords - a space to insert the meta-keywords that are related to this Create manufacturermanufacturers page 
SEO Page Description - a space to insert the method description that is related to this manufacturers page 
Meta Language Setting - a space to include the languages for which these SEO settings will apply for this manufacturers page, indicated by the Joomla type language and country codes separated by commas, e.g. "en-GB, fr-FR" 
SEO Robot Info - a space to include specific instructions for search engine web crawlers and bots, ideal if the instructions for this page differ from the general instructions that can be put in redSHOP's global configuration SEO tab
Save - apply the changes made to the manufacturers details or create new item and show information change latest on the page 
Save & Close - apply the changes made to the manufacturers details or create new and return to the manufacturer listing screen 
Save & New - apply the changes made to the manufacturers details or create new and return to the manufacturer create page new items other 
Cancel - return to the manufacturer listing screen without saving any changes
Close - return to the manufacturer listing screen without saving any changes
Once the product catalog has a few manufacturers listed, the shop administrator can begin making use of manufacturer related features and modules, as well as configuring the look and feel of the templates that will be used for the manufacture of pages on the front-end. 
Video for function on manufacturer in backend

Working with Manufacturers within redSHOP

Create manufacturer items

1. Go to backend page of REDSHOP and click prodct then select "Manufacturer" tab 

2. Manufacturer page will display click on "New" button to create item

3. User fill in some field as: name, template, email, url, ...

4. Fill in SEO page title, SEO page heading, ...

5. Click "Save & Close" button webpage will show manufacturer items just create 

Assigning products and discounts

To assign a product to a manufacturer, head over to the product listing page within the product section and open up the desired product details. Then from within the "Product Information" tab, simply look for the "manufacturer" setting and select the appropriate manufacturer from the drop-down menu.
Create product have manufacturer just create
Fill in some field as: name, product number, product category, product manufacturer, ... => Click "Save" button 

Mass discount

When adding a new mass discount, it is possible to limit the discounts affect to specific products, categories, and manufacturers. To apply a mass discount to one or more manufacturers, open up the product panel of the left hand navigation and click on the "add mass discount" link. As you fill out the details of the discount, scroll down to the bottom of the page until you see the manufacturer setting complete with a list of the available manufacturers in the catalog. For a single manufacturer, simply click on their name and make sure they're highlighted before saving the discount profile, and from multiple manufacturers hold down the control key on your keyboard while clicking on each name to highlight them. Once you saved, the discount will take immediate effect. 
1. Create mass discount from back-end page. Click on "Discount" select on "Mass discounts" and click on "New" button 
2. Fill in some field: name, type, amount, Start date, end date, Manufacturer, ...
3. Go to front-end and check product items have manufacturer has selected discount. 
4. Product detail will show product price discount 
Video for mass discount Manufacturer in redSHOP:

Page Access and SEO

In the event that there will be multiple administrators working with the backend of redSHOP, it is possible to restrict access to the manufacturer section, as well as define the permissions given to view and modify details, from within the "backend access management" section of redSHOP. This section must be enabled from within the redSHOP global configuration to be available, and this feature requires that shop administrators be assigned to at least one Joomla! backend user group. Simply access the backend access management section from the Main menu button or the left-hand navigation panel and then click on the manufacturers link, where you will be presented with options to limit the user groups that have access to the manufacturer section as well as their permission to view, create, modify and delete manufacturer records and details.
In addition to the SEO settings that can be configured for individual manufacturer pages, you can also set up global defaults from the manufacturer section within redSHOP's global configuration 'SEO' tab. It is possible to create 'templates' for redSHOP to follow in automatically constructing page titles, headings, meta-keywords and meta-descriptions, and there are several tags to choose from that represents specific types of information that will be generated when the page loads on the front-end. These global settings will apply for all manufacturer pages except those who have their own individual SEO settings defined in which case those will be used instead.

Templates and tags

There are several options within redSHOP's global configuration section that affect the look and layout of manufacturer related pages on the front-end. Within the 'layout' tab, you can modify the default sort order in which manufacturers are displayed, the default sort order of products displayed in the manufacturer product page, the maximum number of characters that should appear in the manufacturers name and a suffix to act as an indicator that there is more of the name that isn't being displayed. Within the 'images' tab, you can configure the dimensions of the manufacturer image thumbnail as well as up to three variations of dimensions for the product thumbnails on the manufacturer product page, and you can set if you would like to watermark either of the two.
While it is possible to assign a manufacturer their image or logo from the manufacturer listings page, it is also possible to upload manufacturer images in bulk from within redSHOP's media management section. To access it, click on the media button on redSHOP's main menu or the media list link from within the left-hand navigation panel, and you will end up in the media management screen. To display only the images associated to manufacturers, you can use the "media section" drop-down to filter and display only manufacturer related media.
You can create custom fields for various sections throughout redSHOP, including manufacturer pages. To access the custom field section, click on the custom fields button or the custom field list in the left-hand navigation panel, either of which would lead you to the custom field management screen. You can use the 'field section' drop-down to filter and display only those custom fields that have been assigned to the manufacturer section. To create a new custom manufacturer field, click on the new button or the 'add custom field' link and use the 'section' drop-down to select manufacturer when defining the custom field settings. More information on how custom fields work is available in the custom fields section.
When designing the look of the front-end product catalog, there are three pages specific to manufacturers whose templates can be modified:
Manufacturer List - the page that focuses on all manufacturer and show some information basic
View in frontend with layout manufacturer list. It can modify custom ideas
Manufacturer detail - the page that focuses on a particular manufacturer and their details 

View in frontend with layout manufacturer detail. It can modify custom ideas

Manufacturer products - the page that focuses on a particular manufacturers products, i.e. displays the products that have been assigned to that manufacturer

View in frontend with layout manufacturer product list. It can modify custom ideas

You can set the default manufacturer template from within the 'product/category' tab in redSHOP's global configuration, as well as assign specific manufacturer product templates to each manufacturer in their respective details pages. You can make specific links for your customers to view any one of these three pages from within Joomla!'s menu manager and using the available redSHOP manufacturer menu items, with menu item parameters that define the name of the specific manufacturer, the number of manufacturers and products to display.
Another way to display and link to your manufacturers is to use the manufacturer module which comes with the redCOMPONENT subscription. With redSHOP’s Manufacturer module you can display your manufacturers in a scroller, with various controls to modify the manufacturer detail template within the scroller and the scroller properties itself. For the scroller template, you can choose the number of manufacturers to display, their names, links and images, and whether you’d like the image to link to the manufacturer’s details or to their products. For the scroller properties, you can define dimensions and the speed of animation, as well as how the scroller will list the manufacturers once the customer has scrolled through all of them.

Show Manufacturer on frontend 

1. Go on Joomla administrator then click on "Menus" page Menus will display and on "Menu Items" then click "New" button to create 1 items menu

2. User fill in Menu title: "Manufacturer" then click on "Select" in field menu items type

3. Webpage will show popup have title "Menu Items Type" then user select redSHOP items in popup

4. Page will show some items in dropdown list user will scroll down and select "Manufacturer" items. 

5. After click "Manufacturer" items popup will close then user select Menu display on frontend 

6. User go on frontend and click on "Manufacturer" on menu

7. Webpage will show manufacturer items in frontend 

8. When user click on 

+ "Read more about manufacturer" link it will show detail manufacturer

+ "See all manufacturer Products" link it will show some product items in this manufacturer 

9. When user click on Name Product when page will display product detail 

How to display the manufacturer name in product details? 

1. User will go to Template and select product items 

2. Webpage will show page template product detail and user add tag {manufacturer_name} below tag {form_addtocart:add_to_cart1} and Save 

3. User will create 1 product items at Product tab and fill in some field Name, Product Number, Product Category, Product Manufacturer then click "Save" button final user will click on "Preview" button 

4. Webpage will display product detail and show name manufacturer below "Add to cart" button 

Video work for redSHOP in frontend