Magento Support: Attribute Frontend Properties

The Frontend Properties determine how an attribute can be used in your store. You can specify how attributes are used in search, layered navigation, product comparisons, price rules, and sorting. For text attributes, you can enable the WYSIWYG editor and specify if HTML tags can be used to format the value.

Frontend Properties

Property Descriptions

PROPERTY: Use in Quick Search

Select “Yes” if you want people to be able to search the catalog based on the value of this attribute. Options include: Yes / No

PROPERTY: Use in Advanced Search

Gives shoppers the ability to enter their search criteria through a form. Options include: Yes / No

Using too many attributes can slow down search.

PROPERTY: Comparable on Front-end

Select “Yes” to include this attribute as a row in the Compare Products report. Options include: Yes / No

PROPERTY: Use In Layered Navigation

(Dropdown, Multiple Select and Price input types only) Includes the attribute as a filter in the “Shop By” section of layered navigation. Options include:

  • No: The attribute is not used in layered navigation.
  • Filterable (with results): Lists only products that match the filter value.
  • Filterable (no results): Lists all attribute values, even those that do not apply to any product in the list. Layered navigation appears on a category page only if there are filterable attributes available.

PROPERTY: Use In Search Results Layered Navigation

To include the attribute in the layered navigation for search results, select “Yes.” Options include: Yes / No

PROPERTY: Use for Promo Rule Conditions

To make the attribute available for use in price rules, select “Yes.” Options include: Yes / No

PROPERTY: Position

Determines the position of the attribute in layered navigation in relation to other filterable attributes.


(Text Area input type only) To display the editor when entering or editing the attribute value, select “Yes.” The editor can be used to format field descriptions with HTML tags. Options include: Yes / No

PROPERTY: Allow HTML Tags on Frontend

(Text Field and Text Area input types only) To be able to format the attribute value with HTML tags, select “Yes.” Options include: Yes / No

PROPERTY: Visible on Product View Page on Front-end

(Simple and virtual products only) To include the attribute on the Additional Information tab of the product page, select “Yes.” Options include: Yes / No

PROPERTY: Used in Product Listing

Depends on the theme. To include the attribute in product summaries that appear in catalog listings, select “Yes.”

PROPERTY: Used for Sorting in Product Listing

(Depends on theme)
To include this attribute as a “Sort By” option for catalog listings, select “Yes.“

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