Attribute Frontend Properties
The Frontend Properties determine how an attribute can be used in your store. You can specify how attributes are used in search, layered navigation, product comparisons, price rules, and sorting. For text attributes, you can enable the WYSIWYG editor and specify if HTML tags can be used to format the value.
Use in Quick Search
Select “Yes” if you want people to be able to search the catalog based on the value of this attribute. Options include: Yes / No
Use in Advanced Search
Gives shoppers the ability to enter their search criteria through a form. Options include: Yes / No
Using too many attributes can slow down search.
Select “Yes” to include this attribute as a row in the Compare Products report. Options include: Yes / No
Use In Layered Navigation
(Dropdown, Multiple Select and Price input types only) Includes the attribute as a filter in the “Shop By” section of layered navigation. Options include:
The attribute is not used in layered navigation.
Filterable (with results)
Filterable (no results)
Lists all attribute values, even those that do not apply to any product in the list. Layered navigation appears on a category page only if there are filterable attributes available.
Use In Search Results Layered Navigation
To include the attribute in the layered navigation for search results, select “Yes.” Options include: Yes / No
Determines the position of the attribute in layered navigation in relation to other filterable attributes.
(Text Area input type only) To display the editor when entering or editing the attribute value, select “Yes.” The editor can be used to format field descriptions with HTML tags. Options include: Yes / No
Allow HTML Tags on Frontend
Visible on Product View Page on Front-end
Used in Product Listing
Depending on the theme, includes the attribute in the product summary that appears in catalog listings, and also makes the attribute available for use in smart category rules. Options include: Yes / No
Used for Sorting in Product Listing
Depending on theme, includes the attribute as a “Sort By” option for catalog listings. Options include: Yes / No