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. Lynn says:

    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:)

  2. Raj says:

    Yes, We can change the products order from the the manage categories section. Also i came across an extension from magento which will make the sort by position in easy and efficient way.

    Just you need to drag and drop the products you want to display in its respective position , Instead filling out the numbers in the text box.

    Hope this will helps you

  3. Damien says:

    This was just what I was looking for. Awesome.

    1. Rick says:

      Glad you found it! 🙂

  4. Jim says:

    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.

  5. odb2 says:

    Good work, now i know how to use it already.thanks

  6. Ledingham says:

    I am not using default theme. Maybe it only works on default. I have 2 magento carts and don’t work on both

    1. Rick says:

      Perhaps your theme does something overwriting the Magento order.

  7. Replica D&G says:

    my product postion not work, i don’t know why.

  8. Natasha says:

    GREAT!!!! Finaly!! It is so simple 🙂
    Thanks for posting this

  9. Ledingham says:

    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?

    1. Rick says:

      Hey there,

      Have you tried using the default them?

      Are you using a custom theme?



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  11. david says:

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

  12. Katie says:

    I was struggling until I chance upon this post. Thanks a million~!

  13. andy says:

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

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