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How to Change Position of VirtueMart Categories and Products Within a Category?

The filter and sort functions are all about helping online merchants arrange and manage VirtueMart categories and products within them. Catalog that incorporates numerous categories of multiple levels, that home lots of merchandise, requires opportune handling.


Suppose you have some premium products and want them to be displayed at the top of the list. The same concerns product categories and subcategories. Some should head category tree, whereas other ones take lower positions. Although, the more entities VirtueMart store contains, the longer it will take to set position for each.



Store Manager for VirtueMart eliminates all the inconveniences and lets quickly reorder necessary products as well as define position for the categories.

Set Position for VirtueMart Product Categories

There might occur various situations when you need to change category position. May be some should acquire top positions, may be you add new categories and want to determine their place in category list. In any case sort order functionality helps you out.


If you prefer to set order for categories manually, accomplish this task in the lower grid for each category individually. When you put some VirtueMart category into focus, its details immediately will be displayed in the lower grid. Position for current category should be indicated in “Ordering” field of “Description” tab. Precisely in the same way are being handled subcategories.



VirtueMart categories can also be rearranged with the help of special functionalities, disposed on category toolbar, namely, you can move categories up and down. Select certain category and click on corresponding option depending whether you need to place it position-up or position-down. One click will shift it one position upwards and, correspondingly, if you need to move it several positions up, you must click on this button several times.



Sort Products Within Categories

In order to fine tune category’s product listings, resort to reorder functionality accessible on category toolbar and in the context menu. First opt for the category, products will be reordered in and afterwards press “Reorder products in selected category”.


Floating window with all the products, that belong to selected category, will appear. These entities can be sorted using column heading. If, for example, you filter products by name, they will be rearranged alphabetically from A to Z or in reverse sequence. Respectively position will be determined for VirtueMart products.



You can also move products up and down using appropriate options located on toolbar, drag and drop merchandise or move them with combination of keys Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down.


Handle VirtueMart product catalog in straightforward way and ensure first-class product/category list organization. Allot position for products and categories and get them displayed in proper order.