Published : 03/14/2017 18:36:43
Categories : Sitolog tips
Level : interméediate
The sorting parameter defining the display order of the products can be set in the PrestaShop> product preferences in the admin. For example, you can sort them by ascending or descending price order, date of creation, modification, alphabetical order ... etc
But what is particularly interesting is to ask for a display by increasing position values. This is the order that is used by default in the back office:
To do this, go to the page listing the products, then
1 / Filter products by category
2 / Select only 1 category in the filter
3 / Move the products one by one by drag and drop
Disadvantages of the method:
It is not possible to reorder all products automatically.
You can only work in one category at a time.
You can only move one product at a time.
It's really slow and long. Fortunately, Sitolog offers mass modification tools to automate this process.
Here is the method to change products order, either one by one, or a selection of, or all products at once, using PrestaCategories or more recently Merlin Backoffice.
1 and 2 / Select the categorie to display the products to be ordered
3 / Click on the small button representing a double arrow, on the left side of the products table
4 / Follow the step-by-step guide, steps 1 to 5. Click on the "See guide" button to display a comprehensive Help for each step.
At step 2, you see that two methods are possible.
Method one is suitable to re-order a few products manually, by drag and drop.
Method 2 is faster. Simply click on any column title to order all products by increasing values found in this column (mulitple columns order is also possible using the Crtl key).
The "Apply" button at step 5 is applying to PrestaShop the current order used to display the products in this table .
Note : in Merlin Backoffice, the button to open this window is simply labelled "Position"
Talk to you next wednesday for another tip.