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For more details see the Visual Merchandiser for Magento 2 extension page.

Guide for Visual Merchandiser for Magento 2

Employ a wide range of options to manage product listing of the catalog pages in various ways. Reach your marketing aims using configurable products sorting.

  • Reorder products via handy drag-and-drop function
  • Apply various sorting options
  • Create multiple virtual categories
  • Add products to virtual categories automatically
  • Specify the order number for every single product

Creating a Category

With the extension, you are able to create various catalog pages with any sorting order you need.

To create a new virtual category or edit the existing one, go to Admin Panel → Catalog → Categories.

Choose the category you want to edit or create a new one via Add Root Category/Add Subcategory buttons.

First, configure the general settings of the category.

Enable Category - set to Yes to make a category visible on the frontend.

Include in Menu - enable this option to add the category to your storefront menu.

Category Name - specify the title of the category.

Automatic Category - enable this functionality to collect and display only those products that match the specified conditions.

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

Expand this tab to set conditions based on the attributes to display only the desired group of products.

Use the Conditions Tree to specify the necessary conditions or their combinations. After you click the Apply Conditions button, the category will display only the products that are matching the conditions.

To avoid common mistakes while setting the conditions, check this post.

You may also save time by duplicating the conditions of a particular category and moderate them if needed. Use the Import conditions from dropdown menu to choose the category which conditions you want to reproduce. The conditions will be retrieved to the current automatic category, afterwards you can modify them.

Any time there is an inventory update, the category page will be updated automatically.

Products Merchandising

Once you set the conditions, go to Products Merchandising section to see the products that are automatically retrieved. Products merchandising is available for all categories, including dynamic and ordinary ones.

Sort Order - 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
Enlarge the sorting options with the Magento 2 Improved Sorting extension. Due to the synergetic work of these 2 modules, you're able to sort products by 'Top Rated', 'Most Viewed', 'Best Sellers', 'Biggest Saving', 'Reviews Count' and 'Now in Wishlists'.

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.

In the Visible Items tab all the products that fall under the specified conditions are displayed. You can check their title, SKU, variation (color or size), price and stock availability. Due to this functionality, you can, for example, easily move out of stock products to the end of the list.

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.

For your convenience, the number of products per page in the admin panel equals the number of products customers see on the frontend. Thus, you will see how the products will be displayed to customers on each page.


In this tab you can specify category’s description and add a catchy icon to attract more customers.

Frontend Examples

Promote the desired products by creating conditions-based virtual categories.

Find out how to install the Visual Merchandiser for Magento 2 via Composer.

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magento_2/visual_merch.txt · Last modified: 2019/07/22 15:31 by skudrov