Mass Product Relater Extension
Just a quick blog post today to recommend the mass product relater extension developed by WDCA. When I first installed it, I thought I had accidentally installed the Advanced Product Grid view extension which is very similar in appearance (and functionality). However on closer look this is actually much more useful…
Download the plugin from here: http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/WDCA/extension/549/mass-product-relater
Those experienced with Magento will be aware that relating and cross-selling products can be a long and a very manual process. This plugin saves hours of time by letting you relate, up-sell and cross-sell products to each other from the product list page. It also provides the improved product arrangement by including the product thumbnails as standard.
Putting the shoe on the other foot…
Imagine you’ve just uploaded a thousand pairs of fine Italian shoes, it would make sense to relate them all to the shoe polish, the non-stop money-spinner of your store. It’s gonna be a long hard slog opening every single product and manually relating every single one. This extension, as you can see below lets you do this in a matter of seconds.
I have used this several times without any problems so I assmue it installs perfectly well on most Magento releases. You know the saying that the best things in life are free? Well so is this extension, so you might aswell install it anyway!
I must admit that the extensions that improve the admin area are among my favourite because we as developers (and our clients) spend a lot of time there, and it’s something that should be as easy to use as possible. I only hope that Magento takes note of some of these aesthetic and functional improvements to include them in its next update. I wouldn’t be alome in suggesting that certain elements of Magento’s admin area remain clunky (and I’ve worked with EKM)!
I’m a big fan of WDCA’s work, they clearly very talented developers so keep up the good work guys! Thanks for reading the Magento Blog at Ecommerce Web Design.