Hi, it’s me again. I’ve got few problem with configurable products. If it is ok I would like to keep this thread for a while as new problem come up quickly and often are hard to deal with .
So first let me describe the procces of how I made my configurable products which I will call them A and B. Both of them have 3 attributes but while A has around 100 combination total B has only 25. Also A has different images for each position in option 1.
Here is how I create them:
I create a new configurable product > fill in everything I need > go to “create configurations” > add attributes I need for this product > choose what I need, upload images > create it > I add some “customizable options”, upload product image > create/update attribute set > save
So at this point I have few issues:
The reason I created attributes in “create configurations” and not before is that not all of those premade were avaliable to me while creating configurations. It has a drawback, the attributes added in “create configurations” are limited to “dropbox”, “visual swatch” and “the third one i cannot remember” while creating them in Store > Attribute > Product gives you more options. So the question is, did I miss an optoion which enables/disables attribute from using it to create configurations?
Now the weird inconsistency I came across. As mentioned before I have product A and B. The only difference in process of making them is in how much combinatinos there are and in the fact that A has images bound to each position in option 1 while B has one set of images. So after I created those products, the dropboxes to configure them in product page appear differently. I think that iamges will show it better:
So basically, the font looks different, the B ones have red stars (field required) the A ones don’t (they are required as well), bars have different widths. And the most important one. In product B you have to choose option 1 > option 2 > option 3. While in product A you can go like option 2 > option 1 > option 3. Frankly I like product B better but I cannot find reason why that is and how to possibly change it. Also funny hting is you can in screenshot A that while option created by using attributes have no red stars the option created with “Customizable Options” do.
Is there a way to set default product combination? I mean when you go into product page, instead of all the dropboxes being “choose an option” to be already chosen by default.
When setting product image it also appears in every combination which does not suit me especially in product A which has couple sets of images. When I hide the image making it only the “small” it replaces it whith Magento logo image both in every combination as well as base image when no option in chosen. Is there a way of fixing it? That’s not a big problem, I can just add another image which suits all the sets and make it “base” and “thumbnail” but I’d rather skip those.
Thats it for now. I hope you can find some time to get through this. I am trying things out myself, but they often to lead to me messing it up . So the help is very much appreciated. Thanks a lot