Similar Products modification enables you to link products to each other and show their relation/connection separately from the related product feature. It works just like related products - the workflow is the same. The added bonus is that you can choose the location the similar products appear and adjust the image size. You could even use it for related products and display them in a different location on the product page.
Furthermore, the similar products can be automatically selected by the mod itself from the same category the currently viewed product is in. Actually you can mix manually added similar products with auto selected ones. Manually added similar products have higher priority, so they will always show unless limit is applied. Manually added products are sorted as first, followed by automatically selected ones. If random sorting is appplied, then manually added products may not be sorted first.
In case the product is viewed directly (not through a category) then similar products will be searched from all the categories that the product belongs to.
- automatically select similar products from the same category [added in v2.0]
- automatically select products that match first x characters of product name [added in v3.1]
- option to auto select from only the leaf categories the product is in instead of all the categories [added in v2.1]
- sort similar products by name, model, most viewed, quantity, sort order or randomize the order (product based setting) [added in v2.0]
- adjustable image size [added in v1.1]
- selectable position (in a new tab, column left/right or content top/bottom) within product page [added in v1.1]
- limit the number of similar products shown [added in v1.1]
- option to display only products currently in stock [added in v2.2]
- lazy loading [added in v3.0]
- pagination [added in v3.0]
Similar Products can be bought from http://www.opencart.com/index.php?route ... on_id=3449
The latest version is 3.1.0 and it is compatible with OpenCart 1.5.1.x. It is currently available as a vQmod.
Version 3.0.0 is compatible with OpenCart 1.5.0.x
Version 1.0.0 is compatible with OpenCart 126.96.36.199-188.8.131.52.
Modification settings page, enable/disable the mod and it's features Associate similar products with a product Store front view of similar products
- edit 18.05.2012 - Released version 3.1.0 for OpenCart 1.5.1.x (added option select similar products by matching name fragment, fixed a display issue)
- edit 26.03.2012 - Released version 3.0.0 for OpenCart 1.5.x.x (added option to sort by quantity, lazy loading, pagination)
- edit 14.02.2012 - Released version 2.2.0 for OpenCart 1.5.x.x (added option to show only products currently in stock)
- edit 29.12.2011 - Released version 2.1.1 for OpenCart 1.5.x.x (fixed product copy bug)
- edit 21.12.2011 - Released version 2.1.0 for OpenCart 1.5.x.x (added leaf category filtering)
- edit 16.12.2011 - Released version 2.0.0 for OpenCart 1.5.x.x (added sorting and auto select options)
- edit 06.10.2011 - Released version 1.1.0 for OpenCart 1.5.x.x (added selectable content position)
- edit 05.10.2011 - Initial release