A store admin can check the list of global attributes and manage them on a global attributes listing page in the "Classes & Attributes" section of the Admin area (Catalog > Classes & Attributes).

All changes applied to global attributes via the "Classes & Attributes" section of the Admin area will apply store-wide and affect all products with the related global attribute enabled.

To view the list of global attributes configured in the store, open the "Classes & Attributes" section and click on the link "Edit attributes (N)" opposite the "Global attributes" line (where N stands for the number of global attributes configured in the store).

The global attributes listing page gives a store admin the tools to edit global attribute names and configurations, re-arrange, and delete global attributes.

Editing Global Attribute Properties

To edit global attribute properties:

  1. Locate the attribute you need to edit and hover a mouse over it on the global attributes listing page (Catalog > Classes & Attributes > Global Attributes).
    You will see the properties that can be edited directly on this page highlighted. These are the attribute name and display modes. You can also enable/disable the visibility toggle not living the product class details page.

    If you need to change the attribute name, click inside the "Attribute name" field and edit the attribute name as you require.

    Click the "Save changes" button to make the changes active.

  2. Click the respective Pencil icon to edit the attribute values (or both the attribute name and values).

    A popup titled "Edit attribute values" opens, where you will be able to make the necessary changes:

    • If you want some or all of the attribute options(s) to be applied automatically to all the products in your store, be sure to "enable" the check-mark icon opposite the names of the related attribute options (the check-mark icons should turn green).

    • If you want to change the attribute options sorting, use the Cross icons to re-arrange them by drag-n-groping them.

    • If you want to apply the new sorting to all products with this global attribute assigned, enable the "Apply sorting globally" check-box.

      The "Apply sorting globally" setting affects the "active" attribute options, i.e., the options marked with a green check-box, and automatically applies to all products.

  3. Click "Save changes" when you completed editing.

Editing the Display Mode

Starting with v5.4.1, X-Cart allows switching the storefront display mode of the plain field attributes from select-box to blocks.

  • Display as a select box

  • Display as blocks


If necessary, a store administrator can change the display mode of an attribute directly on the global attributes listing page in the "Classes & Attributes" section of the store's Admin area.

For this purpose, a store admin should:

  1. Locate the attribute in the list of product class attributes.

  2. Check the value of the column "Display as" for this attribute.

  3. Click on the value and select an alternative in the drop-down. There are only two options - select box and blocks.

  4. Click the "Save changes" button at the bottom of the listing page.

For details, see Multi-Value Attributes.

Editing Attributes Visibility

Stating with v5.4.1.20, X-Cart allows displaying attributes on the product details page in the storefront above the product price.

The visibility is controlled by the "Display option above the price" toggle.

For the multi-valued attributes and the editable Textarea attributes (product options), the "Display option above the price" toggle is enabled by default and can not be disabled.

Re-Arranging Global Attributes

A store admin can re-arrange global attributes by drag-n-dropping the attributes with a "Cross" icon's help on the global attributes listing page.

Save changes when you complete editing.

Deleting Global Attributes

Use the "Trash" icon opposite a global attribute name to mark the respective attribute for deletion on the global attributes listing page.

Don't forget to click the "Save changes" button when you complete the attributes management.

The attribute will be deleted from the list of your store's global attributes and removed from all products' details.

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