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How can I add product variants and options?

Product variants and options are extending original product information for different variations based on combination of product options (e.g. color, size, style, material, etc.), imageprice and description.

In short, there are 3 main steps in using product variants and options

  • add options to the product category
  • add variants to the product using these options
  • add variants placeholder text to the catalog page

To create product options and variants follow the steps below.

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How do I create a new product template? + video tutorial

Templates are reusable fragments of product content elements . Once you add a product to the page and choose template, it will automatically render template elements with product field data and images. You can add multiple products at once with the same template.

Read first: How can templates and layouts help in making my catalog?

Benefits of using templates:

  • link to the product – once product information changes, the template will be automatically updated,
  • changes to template design will be automatically applied in every place it is used in your catalogs.
  • a template can take a fraction of page and several of them can be used on one page creating multi-product pages,
  • same templates can be used in Showroom (a dynamic and searchable catalog of your products).

However, a template can display one product only and look the same way for all products without an ability to tweak it. There is another alternative for building product pages – Layouts.

To create a new template follow the steps below.

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How can I use a predefined layout for my catalog page? + video tutorial

Catalog Machine provides several common layouts in addition to ability to create your own or import shared layouts from other users. Each layout is an arrangement of various elements to quickly build a catalog page.

Read first: How can templates and layouts help in making my catalog?

By adding a layout, you add placeholders for several page elements in one click. Once layout is added, you can drag and drop a product or an image to the placeholder and it will be converted into the text or image element linked to the product.

To add and use a predefined layout to your catalog page follow the steps below.

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