2017-08-30
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Display PrestaShop Product Textures Instead of Ordinary Colours

PrestaShop attribute groups and attributes are flexible and productive means of catalog handling that let store proprietors swimmingly create product variants and consolidate different options of the same product within one page at the front-end. PrestaShop attribute texture intensifies attribute efficiency and refines the way product options are represented at the website. In other words, textures give your customers better idea of what they are going to buy, provide extra info on this or that product variant and, correspondingly, ensure better customer experience.


Not infrequently products you sell are not single-colour, for example, combine several hues and your task, surely, is to show visitors how exactly this or that product is coloured, what hue prevails, etc. It is something complicated, it is too much for me, you will think right away. You are wrong. It can be done in a matter of minutes with the help of PrestaShop attribute textures.


Take into account, PrestaShop attribute texture feature is available in PrestaShop 1.5.x – 1.7.x. If you use one of this version of shopping cart and Store Manager for PrestaShop v.2.11.0.779 or higher, you can add textures to product attributes.


1) Create PrestaShop Attribute Group

In order to add attribute textures to product variations, you should at first create PrestaShop attribute group that will home required attributes. Attribute group and attribute management is being accomplished in Attributes and Groups section of Store Manager application.




On condition that multiple attribute groups are to be added, create them in bulk via Quick Add Group(s) option. Just input names of the groups to be created and determine attribute type (color since texture will be assigned further)


2) Upload Images to Display Attribute Textures

After necessary attributes have been added to attribute group, you can upload image files (textures) to them. This very image will be displayed at the front-end and will represent product option.


To add texture to PrestaShop product attribute, perform the following steps:

  1. Add necessary attribute under the group.

  2. Click the folder icon under Texture image placeholder.


  3. Select the image from local folder and confirm its upload. When the image is uploaded, you can preview it in Texture field correspondingly.


Create Combinations With This Attribute

In order to display textures on the product page, you have to create variations with the attribute, values of which are shown via textures. Combinations can be easily configured in bulk via generator, in the process of import or manually.



To get product image updated when certain combination is chosen at the product page, you need to assign appropriate picture to each of combinations.


Up and running PrestaShop store, you, as a rule, have abundance of tasks to cope with to set state-of-the-art product catalog and smartly organize product page. Make it customer-oriented and create more opportunities for shoppers visiting your website with PrestaShop attribute textures.


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