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
Disadvantages of the method:
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.
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"
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