Year Make Model Standard Installation

The goal of this product is to implement search function where a visitor may select the Year, Make, and model of their vehicle(s) using simple drop-downs and then view a list of the vehicles or parts or accessories which will fit their vehicle.

Installation Steps for Year Make Model Extension

1. Take a backup of the Magento files before replacing

2. Extract the files inside Magento Installation Root Magento_App_Root folder is same as your Magento Installation directory

3. Folder structure for default theme \Magento_App_Root\app\design\frontend\default\<default>\template Where <default> folder is based on default theme. Please copy the template folder into your specific theme folder

Note: For Magento 1.3.x, the template folder structure is Magento_App_Root/app/design/frontend/default/default/template/catalog/product

For Magento 1.4.x, 1.5.x, 1.6.x, 1.7.x, 1.8.x, 1.9.x the template folder structure would be Magento_App_Root/app/design/frontend/base/default/template/catalog/product Steps to be followed in admin panel to setup attributes.
Step 1: Create Attribute

Catalog -> Attributes -> Manage Attribute

Screen 1

Click the button “Add New Attribute”


Screen 2

Attribute code: year
Unique value: No
Values Required: Yes
Select all option Yes for Use in quick search, Use in advanced search, Comparable on Front-end, Use In Search Results Layered Navigation, Allow HTML-tags on Front-end, Visible on Product View Page on Front-end, Used in product listing, Used for sorting in product listing.

Similarly Create attributes “make” and “v_model”.

Please make a note of the Attribute Code. It should be (year,make,v_model)

Step 2: Create Attribute Set

Catalog -> Attributes -> Manage AttributeSet

Click on Default


Click the button Add New under Groups
You can find a pop up Explore User Prompt. Please enter the group name “YearMakeModel”

A group will be created at the end you can drag and drop to your respective location.

And kindly drag and drop the attributes under Unassigned Attributes under the group you have created.

Step 3:Add Products
Catalog -> Manage Products -> Add Productymm-pro-6

You can find a new tab YearMakeModel added. Fill in all the required details and assign the product to a category.(Follow the require steps to add products in order to make the product display in client panel).

Step 4: Add a new page for YmmSearch
CMS Manage Pages Add New Page

Page Title: YmmSearch
 Self URL: ymmsearch
 Status: Enabled
 {{block type="catalog/product_list" template="catalog/product/ymm-search.phtml"}}

After placing the ymm-search.phtml file in the respective page you can view the url http://<your website>/index.php/ ymmsearch

If you use a different Attribute code when creating the attributes, you need to change in the following lines in


<Magento_App_Root>/app/design/frontend/base or (Your Theme Folder)/default/template/catalog/product/ymm-search.phtml

File (Step 1: Screen 2)
Changes required in YmmsearchController.php and ymm-search.phtml and ymm-search-sidebar.phtml



To make the search display in your leftbar/rightbar, follow steps (a) and (b) described below:

a) Move to the location app/design/frontend/default/<theme>/layout/
Select catalog.xml file

b) Find the following text “<reference name=”right”>” for right bar. Place the below code inside your reference for the “right”. Similar procedure can be followed for “left”

<block type=”catalog/product” name=”product_ymm-search-sidebar” template=”catalog/product/ymm-search-sidebar.phtml” before=”-“/>

c) How to change style and width of Year Make Model drop down field?

If the magento version is 1.4 edit style.css with this code. Add this code atlast in style.css
If the magento version is 1.3 edit boxes.css with this code. Add this code atlast in boxes.css

#makediv select { width: 150px; }
#modeldiv select { width: 150px; }
#yeardiv select { width: 150px; }

Step 5: Refresh Magento cache.
Admin Panel – System – Cache Management – Select all Check boxes – Flush Magentoymm-pro-7

Steps to Uninstall the YearMakeModel Extension

Step 1: Go to the location app/etc/modules/Globalecom_Ymm.xml file
Find the line of code <active>true</active>
and change it to

Refresh the Cache in admin panel->System->Cache Management

Step 2: Rename the files ymm-search.phtml and ymm-search-sidebar.phtml in the following location

If there is Theme template folder then please follow this location
app/design/frontend/default/<Your Theme Folder>/template/catalog/product

Step 3: Please Disable or Delete the YMM Search CMS Page or YMM Search Static Block in your admin panel.
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