How to sort products Magento

How to change the product position in the category product listing.

Sounds simple but most of people don’t know how to do it.

Magento allows you to order your products by name or by price when you’re surfing a category.

It also allows you to change the position when you’re sorting by default.

  1. Go to: Catalog -> Manage Categories.
  2. Select a Category.
  3. Select the Category Products tab.


16 Responses to “How to sort products Magento”

  1. andy March 8, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    lifesaver! also worth pointing out that after updating the position, click the “General Information” tab so you can hit the “Save Category” button

  2. Katie May 13, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    I was struggling until I chance upon this post. Thanks a million~!

  3. david June 5, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    was looking all over the attributes area to sort products by – but this super simple post sorted it out for me. tks a lot

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  5. Ledingham October 12, 2012 at 9:02 am #

    I set all my products in one of my categories, numbering in position column how I wanted them to display on my front end, but it is not working for some reason. I am using magento version 1.702. What am I doing wrong?

    • Rick October 12, 2012 at 11:27 pm #

      Hey there,

      Have you tried using the default them?

      Are you using a custom theme?



  6. Natasha October 16, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

    GREAT!!!! Finaly!! It is so simple 🙂
    Thanks for posting this

  7. Replica D&G October 17, 2012 at 8:19 am #

    my product postion not work, i don’t know why.

  8. Ledingham October 17, 2012 at 8:36 am #

    I am not using default theme. Maybe it only works on default. I have 2 magento carts and don’t work on both

    • Rick October 17, 2012 at 9:17 am #

      Perhaps your theme does something overwriting the Magento order.

  9. odb2 October 28, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    Good work, now i know how to use it already.thanks

  10. Jim July 1, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    thank you for sharing the solution. Right sorting options helped me to increase my web shop profit. that’s why i recommend everybody use good sorting for their web stores.
    And what concerns me, i use magento extension to set up different sorting options, i need.

  11. Damien October 31, 2014 at 6:29 am #

    This was just what I was looking for. Awesome.

    • Rick October 31, 2014 at 9:30 am #

      Glad you found it! 🙂

  12. Raj May 30, 2015 at 8:13 am #

    Yes, We can change the products order from the the manage categories section. Also i came across an extension from magento which will make the sort by position in easy and efficient way.

    Just you need to drag and drop the products you want to display in its respective position , Instead filling out the numbers in the text box.

    Hope this will helps you

  13. Lynn September 25, 2015 at 2:37 pm #

    I was looking for a way to sort my products and all I could find was paid extensions. I tried your way and it works perfectly. You saved my day:)

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