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  • Sorting: Does it work?

    Sure, there's a drop-down on the front end that allows you to sort products by price:low to high, price:high to low, name, newest. However, the back end leads me to believe I can sort the category results in any order I determine (by assigning a number to each product). At least, that's what PRODUCTS >> SORTING appears to be.

    I cannot get it to work. The items will not change order. I tried removing the front-end sorting drop-down menu through SETTINGS >> GENERAL >> STORE SETTINGS, but that didn't change my sorting either.

    Has anyone been able to change their sorting effectively? Using the SORTING function or otherwise?
    Webmaster: Texas Media Systems

  • #2
    Yes, we added custom sort options! :)
    Go to PRODUCTS>EDIT ORDER BY and use the extra field_X options. Then, in the product description, assign a value for the extra field_X
    We used manufacturer. That way they can sort by manufacturer.
    DO NOT alter any of the existing sort options, you will make them no longer work.


    • #3
      Many thanks, but...

      I can see how useful that is, thank you. I can use that as a work around if necessary, but I just spent a good amount of my friday organizing my largest category of products in the order I thought would give me the best turnover. Otherwise the order is arbitrary; I would have to assign a number value to each product and then name the sorting something dubious like "best deals."

      Again, I'm not vehemently opposed to doing that, but I would like to know if anyone has gotten PRODUCTS >> SORTING (3dcart backend) to work. Am I expecting it to work in a way it just doesn't? How does one utilize this section?
      Webmaster: Texas Media Systems


      • #4

        Nevermind, I found the answer in the Knowledgebase. In case anyone else is curious:
        *Note: If you choose a specific default sorting for the category page, i.e. Price: Low to High (This is done in the Products -> Category section), the default sorting will override the product sort display you set in the Products -> Sorting section.
        The Full Knowledgebase Entry
        Webmaster: Texas Media Systems


        • #5
          Thanks for posting your findings; I've been trying to figure this one out, too!