I have a shop with many SKU's. I've recently added the manufacturer name attribute (e.g. Nike) to the catalog/product/list.phtml. As a result I now have duplication as the manufacturer shows before the product name, which also contains the manufacturer name (e.g. Nike Nike Shoes).

I wonder if anyone can advise of a PHP function where by I can trim the 'name' attribute by the 'manufacturer' attribute.

For example, if 'manufacturer' attribute = 'Nike' then remove 'Nike ' from 'name' attribute.

Here's the current code I have in list.phtml:

    echo $_product->getAttributeText('manufacturer');
    echo $_helper->productAttribute($_product, $_product->getName(), 'name')
  • I don't understand why to add the Manufacturer name in the name of the product .. I think you are fighting against a self-created problem
    – drAlberT
    Mar 8 '16 at 11:39
  • You're correct but we have 1000's of SKU's, and the alternative is going through each product and removing the manufacturer reference in the product name. Mar 8 '16 at 11:53
  • what about doing the job directly in mysql (remove the manufacturer name in the product name)? .. it would be done in a single query once forever ..
    – drAlberT
    Mar 8 '16 at 12:08
  • see my modified answer .. it should do your job
    – drAlberT
    Mar 8 '16 at 12:16
  • But presumably I would have to do a separate query for each brand (e.g. Nike, Adidas, Puma and so on...)? Mar 8 '16 at 12:23

use str_repalce()

str_replace('//menufacture name ','//replace value', $_product->getName());

update code


    echo str_replace($menufacture,' ',$_helper->productAttribute($_product, $_product->getName(), 'name'));

you can reference example here

  • Thank you Qaisar. But I have many manufacturer names. Within this argument is there a way I can automate the picking up of the 'manufacturer' attribute and subsequent removal from the 'name' attribute? Mar 8 '16 at 11:56
  • how you are showing.paste that code i write full code for you. Mar 8 '16 at 12:00
  • I've added my current code to the original question Qaisar. Showing how I am currently picking up the manufacturer and product name. Mar 8 '16 at 12:10
  • updated the code... Mar 8 '16 at 12:15
  • Seem to get an error with this whereby only one product now shows on the listings page. Mar 8 '16 at 12:20

Use this code:


    str_replace($_Product->getManufacturer()," ",$_Product->getName());
  • Hi Arunendra - this results in an error for me where only one product shows on the listing page (there are 100's). I've added my current code to the original question. Mar 8 '16 at 12:09
  • I think you should assure to remove the Manufacturer only at the very beginning of the Product name .. otherwise you could make "ThenikeShoe" look like "TheShoe""
    – drAlberT
    Mar 8 '16 at 12:11

I'd make the opposite. "if name begins with 'Nike'" then don't print the manufacturer ...

$_product_name = $_helper->productAttribute($_product, $_product->getName(), 'name');
$_manufacturer = $_product->getAttributeText('manufacturer');

if (0!==strpos($_product_name, $_manufacturer)) {
    echo $_manufacturer;
echo $_product_name);

But see my comment ..

Edited as per your current code

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