If you have a lot of products in a category and need a faster way to specify a custom sort position within your categories, you can use this method.
Start by creating a "Text" attribute in Products>Attributes.
We recommend naming it something that would make sense to your customers when they see it as a sort option. (i.e. Best Sellers)
Specify "Allow Customers to Sort Products by this Attribute"
We recommend using a CSV for this operation as it is the fastest. Create a CSV with 2 columns:
- best_sellers (or whatever the "code" is of the attribute created in step 1)
Using numeric values for the second column works best (i.e. 1 - 99999)
Once you are ready to upload and import your CSV file, go to Products > Product List > Importer and select Import Behavior = Append.
Error messages when importing
If you get error messages for your CSV file import, please view our Troubleshooting CSV Files article.
Navigate to Web Settings > Product Settings > Catalog > Sorting
Update "Product Listing Sort By" to the new attribute you created in Step 1.
Then all you need to do is Re-index and Flush Cache.
Updated 11 months ago