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Create New Recommendation

When you create a recommendation, you are creating what is called a recommendation unit. A recommendation unit has a title, such as “Recommended for you”, “People also like”, and so on. You can configure which pages should display the recommendation unit, where on the page you want the recommendation unit to appear, and which recommendation type you want to use, such as “most viewed”, “most purchased”, and so on. After you create and activate the recommendation unit, Magento will begin collecting metrics that measure data such as if a unit was rendered on a page, if it was viewed, if it was clicked by a user, and so on. The Product Recommendations dashboard displays these metrics for each recommendation unit to help you make informed business decisions.

  1. On the Admin sidebar, go to Marketing > Promotions > Product Recommendations to display the Product Recommendations dashboard.

  2. Specify the Store View where you want the recommendations to display.

  3. Click the Create Recommendation button.

  4. In the Name your Recommendation section, enter a name that uniquely identifies the recommendation. This is used for internal tracking only. Your users will not see this name.

  5. In the Select page type section, select the page on which you want the recommendation to appear.

  6. In the Select Recommendation type section, specify the type of recommendation you want to appear on the selected page type. Note that certain page types restrict what type of recommendation you can select.

  7. In the Select placement section, specify the container where you want the recommendation to appear on the page.

  8. The Choose position section displays all recommendations (if any) created for the page type you selected above. You can select and move the rows in the Choose position table to order the recommendations within the container.

  9. In the Choose number of products section, use the slider to specify how many products you want to appear in this recommendation. The default is 5. Maximum is 20.

  10. In the Storefront display label section, enter the name for your recommendation. This is the name your shoppers will see on the storefront. Magento provides the following guidance for label names.

  11. (Optional) In the Exclude categories section, specify the product categories that should not be included as part of this recommendation. You can select up to 25 categories. You also can specify categories you want to exclude from all recommendations.

  12. When you finish configuring your recommendation you can click:

    • Save as draft to edit the recommendation unit at a later date. Note that you cannot modify the page type or recommendation type for a recommendation unit in a draft state.

    • Activate to enable the recommendation unit on your storefront.