How to create features and add them to products in PrestaShop 1.5-1.6

If you want to add some characteristics, technical specifications or any information related to your products, you can do this with the help of product features. If a product has features, they are shown in a separate section on the product page on the frontend. The features are also used when customers compare products. If the selected products for comparison contain the same features, the customers will see how the feature values of those products differ. This is very useful, for example, for technical specifications. Features cannot be used to create product combinations; attributes are used for that purpose. If a product has features, they apply to all combinations of that product.

In this article we'll briefly go over the process of creating product features and feature values, and adding features to products.

Features and Feature Values

Before you can add features to products you need to actually create those features. Optionally, you can also create predefined values for these features. You can add and manage features and feature values from Catalog menu>Product Features sub-menu in the admin panel. When you go there you'll see a table with the currently available features. PrestaShop comes with some example features. By using the respective buttons in the table you can edit the options of the features, delete the features and see the values associated with them (if any).

To add a new feature, click on the Add new feature button at the top of the page. On the form that opens you only need to type a name for the feature in the corresponding field and click on the Save button to create it.

If you want to, you can add values to the feature or to any of the exiting features. When you add features to products you'll be able to choose either from those predefined values or specify custom ones. To add a value, click on the button Add new feature value that's above the table with the features. On the form that opens type the value in the respective field and from the Feature drop-down menu select the feature to which you want the value to belong. Then click on the button Save then add another value to save it and add more values, or on the button Save to save it and exit the form.

Assign Features to Products

To add features to a product, go to Catalog menu>Products sub-menu, open the form for editing the product and click on the Features tab on the left. This will display a table with all the available features. To assign any of the features to the product and show it on the frontend you just have to specify a value for the respective feature(s). You can do this either by selecting a predefined value (if any) or by typing a customer value. Only those features that have values will be shown on the product page on the frontend. After that click on the Save and stay or on the Save button to save the changes.

For screenshots and some more details check out the tutorial on how to add and manage product features in PrestaShop.

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