How to sort products Magento

How to change the product position in the category product listing.

Sounds simple but most of people don't know how to do it.

Magento allows you to order your products by name or by price when you're surfing a category.

It also allows you to change the position when you're sorting by default.

  1. Go to: Catalog -> Manage Categories.
  2. Select a Category.
  3. Select the Category Products tab.


  1. lifesaver! also worth pointing out that after updating the position, click the “General Information” tab so you can hit the “Save Category” button

  2. was looking all over the attributes area to sort products by – but this super simple post sorted it out for me. tks a lot

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  4. I set all my products in one of my categories, numbering in position column how I wanted them to display on my front end, but it is not working for some reason. I am using magento version 1.702. What am I doing wrong?

  5. Hello
    thank you for sharing the solution. Right sorting options helped me to increase my web shop profit. that’s why i recommend everybody use good sorting for their web stores.
    And what concerns me, i use magento extension to set up different sorting options, i need.

  6. I was looking for a way to sort my products and all I could find was paid extensions. I tried your way and it works perfectly. You saved my day:)

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