The X-Cart add-on Product Tags can be used to narrow down the search results within the Product Filter add-on or independently of it and improve the overall customer experience.

To start using the Product Tags add-on, ensure that it is installed and enabled. (Check the Apps section of the store’s Admin area).

It is a good idea to start by adjusting the add-on settings:

The add-on settings page is as follows:

Here you can adjust the setting Show tags list in the sidebar. This setting specifies whether the Tags section should be displayed on the storefront or not. For example, if the Show tags list in the sidebar option is enabled, product tags will be displayed in a separate section on every page of your store.

To add and manage product tags, go to the "Tags" section of your store’s Admin area (Catalog -> Tags).

Initially, you do not have any tags:

To add a new product tag:

1. Click ‘New tag.’

2. In the blank field that appears, enter the tag name you require.

3. Click Save changes.

The tag will be created:

Once a tag has been created, you can assign it to products. One product can have an unlimited number of tags assigned to it.

To assign a tag to a product:

1. Go to the Products section (Catalog -> Products).

2. Find the product to which you need to assign the tag and open its details for editing.

3. On the ‘Info’ tab of the product details, use the Tags field to select the tag(s) you require.

4. Click ‘Update product’ to save the changes.

If necessary, you can assign a product tag to more than one product at a time. For that, you will need to use the Bulk Editing option:

1. Go to the Products section (Catalog -> Products).

2. Find and select the products to which you need to assign product tags. If you need to assign tags to all the products in the product list, select Bulk edit all; if you need to assign tags just to some of the products, select Bulk edit selected. Finally, select the ‘Categories and tags’ option.

3. On the next page, specify the tags you require. Again, you can add new tags or choose from the existing ones. It is also possible to remove or replace product tags for the products.

4. Save the changes. The tags will be applied to all the selected products.

Once the tags have been configured and assigned to products, they can be used to narrow down the search results both in the store’s back end and on the storefront.

You can manage your product tags via the Tags section of your store’s Admin area (Catalog -> Tags) as you require.

To search for products by a tag in the Admin area, use one of the following methods:

  • In the Products section (Catalog > Products), expand the filter/search form above the product list, select the Tag checkbox in the search settings and enter the tag name.

  • In the Tags section (Catalog > Tags), find the tag you require and click on the number link displayed in the Products column of the tag list.

To find all the products with a certain tag on the storefront, you will want to click on the tag in the Tags section. (Remember, this section is displayed in the sidebar only if the store administrator has enabled it via the add-on settings).

If you set up your store not to display product tags as a separate section in the sidebar, they are included in the block of Product Filters so that you can use them there. The Product Filters section will display only the tags that are relevant to the category being viewed.

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