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Changing the Default Product Sort Order on Category Pages

The Default Product Sort setting determines the order in which products are displayed on category pages. It can be set both storewide (via Store Settings) and on individual categories (via editing the category).

There can be several reasons for changing the default product sort. For example, you may want to:

  • highlight products with the highest rating
  • show products with the lowest price first
  • sort your products alphabetically

If Default Product Sort is specified on the category-level, it will override the default in Store Settings.

A product's sort order number can be used to for even more control over the order in which products are listed, but only applies when the category is sorted by Featured Items.

Shoppers can still change the sort order on storefront category pages themselves by using the dropdown selector. The appearance and location of the selector may vary based on your theme.

Sort by dropdown selector on the category page of a storefront (Cornerstone Warm theme pictured)

Storewide Default Product Sort

This setting will affect all categories that don't have a category-specific default product sort setting.

1. Go to Store SetupStore SettingsDisplay tab and scroll down to the Category Settings section.

2. Locate the Default Product Sort setting. Change it to your preferred sort order.

Default Product Sort in the Display tab under Category Settings

3. Save your changes.

Category-Specific Default Product Sort

This setting will affect only an individual category's default product sort. Other categories will inherit the storewide setting.

1. Go to ProductsProduct Categories, and edit your chosen category.

2. In the category details, locate the Default Product Sort setting. Change it to your preferred sort order.

Default Product Sort dropdown highlighted in the Edit a Category screen

3. Save your changes.

Available Sort Orders

You can choose from the following sort orders.

  • Featured (uses product sort order number)
  • Newest Items
  • Best Selling
  • Alphabetical (A-Z)
  • Alphabetical (Z-A)
  • Average customer review
  • Price (Low to High)
  • Price (High to Low)

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