Author - Paryank Kansara

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Reader Comments (7)

  1. Vinai
    January 19, 2013 at 5:03 am /

    Great post, thank you – I didn’t know about the possibility to add product attribute output handlers.
    My first goto solution would have been attribute frontend models – this is another really nifty way to do it.
    I find it astonishing how many ways there are to accomplish most things in Magento…. *shakes head slowly*

    1. Manuel
      November 16, 2014 at 11:49 am /

      Hello Vinai and the others. I am also wondering when to use Frontend model and when to use output handler. Are there any advantages oder disadvantages of these both in some cases?


  2. Dima
    January 24, 2013 at 10:20 pm /

    Thank you for this great post!

  3. Graziano
    March 13, 2013 at 9:58 pm /


    Thanks for the great post!

    I’m looking for a way to hyde a category top image when an attribute is selected.
    Basically I added to the manufacture attributes a custom cms block at the top… unique for each brand.
    The result is that when I click on the brand attribute the page refresh displaying all the product with the selected brand but at the top I got the category image + the specific attribute block.
    Is it possible in to hyde the category image when an attribute is selected with xml?

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