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Allows you to view, edit, add and delete option names.


Before you can add attributes to your products in Admin - Catalog - Attributes Controller you need to create option names and where appropriate give the names option values.

Creating an Option Name

In the first text box you see en: - type in the name of your attribute option. This will appear in your shop so should be informative to your customer.

In the second box Order: - type in the sort order you want the attribute to appear under the product.

In the drop down box select which type of attribute you want.

  • dropdown box
  • text - a text area box
    • does not require option values
  • radio - a circle that allows customers to select an option value. The customer can only select a single option.
  • checkbox - a square box that allows customers to select an option value.The customer can select multiple options.
  • file - allows customers to upload files. File extensions can be set in admin configuration>maximum values> Allowed Filename Extensions for uploading
    • does not require option values
  • read only - this is for display purposes only and is not part of a calculation nor does it appear on the order. It is more or less an informational attribute that can be used with 1 to many products and then changed once to change on all products.


Option Name Settings

If you click edit next to the option name then you can add some settings.

  • Comment - text that your customers will see above your option name so make it informative to them.

e.g. If the option name is to upload a file, tell your customer what file extensions are allowed.

  • Rows - the number of rows you want your input/text area box to be.

  • Display Size - the size of the input/text area box on the screen your customers see.

  • Max Length - max number of characters including spaces that you want your customer to be able to type into your input/text area box.

The following settings are for image layout purposes

  • Attribute Images per Row - how many images and option values you would like on each row.
  • Attribute Style for Radio Buttons/Checkbox - the number you type in here corresponds to the numbers below.
    • 0 = Images Below Option Names
    • 1 = Element (check box/radio button), Image and Option Value
    • 2 = Element(check box/radio button), Image and Option Name Below
    • 3 = Option Name Below Element (check box/radio button) and Image
    • 4 = Element (check box/radio button) Below Image and Option Name
    • 5 = Element (check box/radio button) Above Image and Option Name


You now need to set option values in Admin - Catalog - Option Value Manager before adding them to your products as attributes (unless you are only using TEXT and FILE).