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For more details see the Automatic Categories for Magento 2 extension page.

Guide for Automatic Categories for Magento 2

Employ automatic categories extension to manage your catalog pages more efficiently and faster. Set conditions to run sales and seasonal campaigns, tailoring particular product listings for your purposes.

  • Associate products with categories automatically
  • Create merchandising conditions
  • Import conditions from other catalog pages
  • Preview and sort product listing

Enable Automatic Category

To configure the extension, go to Admin Panel → Catalog → Categories → and select the category you want to make automatic (dynamic).

Automatic Category - to enable the functionality of the extension, set to Yes.

Once you enable the Automatic Category, the Product Conditions and Products Merchandising sections will be added.

  • After you switch the category to Automatic Category mode, a default selection of products in the category will be replaced with the selection of all the virtual products of the store.
  • Set Product Conditions to generate the desired selection.
  • Note, that after you Save this automatic category with a newly generated selection, you will not be able to roll back to the default selection of this category.
  • Note, that if later you set the Automatic Category option to No, this category will not retrieve new products by specified conditions anymore. It will remain with the current selection of the products.

Store Views

  • If you have various stores and you want to promote a particular product the same way on all of them, you don't need to configure this separately for each of your store views. Switch to All Store Views to configure the default store.
  • If you need to arrange a category only for particular store view, switch to this store in the Store View section and uncheck Use Default settings.

Product Conditions

In the Product Conditions section, you can set the list of conditions (or conditions combination). Basing on these conditions, the extension retrieves the products to the automatic category automatically.

Once you set the conditions, click the Apply Conditions button.

Invisible Items

When the conditions are set, go to Products Merchandising section to see the products that are automatically retrieved by the applied conditions. You will also see the number of invisible items:

Items can become invisible in the following cases:

  • products are invisible in the selected store view;
  • products have Not Visible Individually\Search only visibility settings;
  • products that are out of stock if their display is disabled in the General Settings (to make these products visible, navigate to Stores → Configuration → Catalog → Inventory and set the Display Out of Stock Products option to Yes).

Import Conditions

Import conditions from - To import the conditions of one particular automatic category to another, click a dropdown and select the needed automatic category, which conditions you want to reproduce. The conditions will be retrieved to the current automatic category, afterwards you can modify them.

Products Merchandising

Products merchandising is available for all categories, including dynamic and ordinary ones.

Sort - Select from the dropdown the preferable way of automatic ordering of the product listing.

Available options:

  • Move out of stock to bottom
  • Newest products first
  • Name:Ascending
  • Name:Descending
  • Price:Ascending
  • Price:Descending

Search Products - Find products within one current automatic category selection by SKU or name. Employ a search box at the top of the products merchandising listing.

Drag-and-drop the items the way that is aligned with your current marketing needs.

Move to Top - simply click the button to send a particular product to the first position in the product listing.

Once you drag a particular product, its mode is switched to Manual and it is “pinned” to a particular location. Which means it will remain in the same position even after the automatic sorting is applied.

magento_2/automatic-categories.txt · Last modified: 2020/07/17 07:34 by tihomirova