Add a Brand / Manufacturer Field/Taxonomy for attaching to a product
It would be good to be able to add brands or manufacturers in WooCommerce and attach products to them. A user could browse by brand or manufacturer and avoid conflict with tags or categories.
Tags and categories don't lend themselves to a decent domain model in terms of IA.
This was released http://www.woothemes.com/products/brands/
Joseph Chambers commented
I'm checking out http://getliftsearch.com and will post results.
Greg has the right idea, to use an Attribute named Brand. If you've used Magento before you'll know that rather than having any special Brand feature products are given Attributes which can be nearly anything.
Another quick option is to simply tag your product with the Brand. You can then create a custom menu to let people shop by brand and link to /tag/branXYZ
The extension is out already: http://www.woothemes.com/products/brands/
If you want more -- make sure to vote AND comment here: http://ideas.woothemes.com/forums/133476-woocommerce/suggestions/3392219-multiple-taxonomy-for-mike-jolley-s-new-terrific
Is there any way to get an ETA for this feature? I know it's only been 'Planned' for 2 months. I have a big store I'm building and brand functionality would be great. I'd hate to get it all custom built to have that functionality added right after launch.
Alexandre Plennevaux commented
To make this easy, would it be possible to tap onto the Wordpress User management system?
Gentlemen -- it's PLANNED.
I like this idea.
Dominic Allkins commented
Agree with Mark that this would be a great addition in terms of IA. Like Greg I'm using Attributes to add Brands to the Additional Information but these are not clickable to a taxonomy page.
The way I would envisage it working would be based on an IA model of:
Brand => Product Category => Product Tags
These could then be displayed as product meta below the the SKU, for example:
Brand: Sonia Spencer
Tags: Birthdays, Christening, Christmas, Father's Day, Gifts for Dad
You could create an ATTRIBUTE for BRANDS, that's what I've been doing, and it works very well.
If i want use the Woo-commerce for books store, we need to organize books with authors, publishers and age group.