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Creating unique category attributes
Priti

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April 16, 2016 - 7:07 pm
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Hello,
I’m trying to create attributes that are unique on to certain categories. For instance, I want to be able to filter by size. However, when I am on say a duvet cover category, I want the filterable options for “Size” to be > Single, Double, King. However, if I am on the curtains page, I want the filterable options for size to be > 66 x72″ drop, 66×90″ drop, 90×90″ drop.

I am assuming you create different attribute sets, but I am struggling to “link” these sets with the relevant category.

Any help with this would be really welcome.

Many thanks

Priti

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April 19, 2016 - 8:58 pm
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Hi,
Anybody got any ideas on this?
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Dave Furness

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April 20, 2016 - 10:21 am
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Hi Priti,

From what you describe it sounds like you would indeed create separate attributes and then group these into appropriate attribute sets for both curtains and duvets, just like we do in the tutorials for size and size, colour.

Then when you are creating the products you would fill in the relevant attributes and they would then display for said product.

Does that make sense?

Dave

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Priti

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April 20, 2016 - 2:17 pm
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Hi Dave,
Thanks for your reply.
Yes, what you say does make sense, about I’m having trouble in that the different attribute sets eg 1 set for duvet cover and 1 set for curtains – both sets appear on duvet cover section and both sets appear on the curtains section. How can I make each set specific to a particular category?

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Priti

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Dave Furness

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April 21, 2016 - 9:56 am
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What I would do is create two separate categories and then populate the attribute sets accordingly so when it came to listing, you would know which section you needed to fill in.

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Priti

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April 22, 2016 - 2:01 pm
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Hi Dave,
Yes, we’ve got two separate categories – one for duvet covers and one for curtains. I just can’t get Magento to show 1 attribute set on one category, and another attribute set on another category.

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Priti

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Dave Furness

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April 23, 2016 - 10:36 am
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Can you not just drag and drop the different attribute sets into the different categories?

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Priti

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April 24, 2016 - 9:57 am
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Hi Dave,
Thanks for getting back to me … and on a Saturday!

I think I’ve got to the crux of the issue (although I may be wrong). Please see screen shot.
On the screenshot, we have a filterable attribute for “size”. On there, there are sizes for duvet covers (single, double, etc and sizes for curtains 66×72″, etc). On the duvet cover category, I don’t want to show curtain sizes. However, on the duvet cover category, the products are all grouped products. Clicking into the grouped product, you will find all sizes of duvet covers, and if that particular range has curtains, you will also find the curtains there (see second screen shot). The curtains would also appear in the curtains category, as they can be purchased independently of the duvet cover.
I guess that is why the curtains sizes are showing on the filter. Is there any way of not showing them on the duvet covers category filter, but showing them on the curtains filter?

Many thanks
Priti

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Priti

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May 5, 2016 - 9:31 am
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HELP! (Scream)

Further to the query above (not managed to solve it yet but working on it), I’ve noticed something VERY scary.

Looking at Google search console it seems that we have suddenly got a duplicate title and meta description issue and our traffic has fallen off the edge of a cliff!. A quick look around forums suggests it could be the new filter that we added. If it is, does anyone know

a:) how this can be fixed from the admin panel
b:) how this hasn’t effected us before as we have had two other filters on there previously

I have looked at how our SEO page in our admin panel is set up and it looks ok. I have attached a screenshot of it here as well.

My first thought is to get rid of the filter for now but just thought I would ask if there was a quick fix for this.

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Dave Furness

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May 12, 2016 - 9:14 am
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Hi Priti,

Are you sure it is related to duplicate content, where is the content being duplicated. Could you not just remove the filters if you think they are causing the problem and see if that fixes the issue?

Dave

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Priti

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May 12, 2016 - 9:12 pm
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Hi Dave,

Thanks for getting back to me. I did just that earlier this week. I deleted the additional filter and fixed the duplicate page tags etc – you are right – they seemed to be unrelated. I’ll see over the next couple of weeks if the traffic increases. Still mystified about how to get the content filters working properly though.

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Priti

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Dave Furness

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May 20, 2016 - 11:06 am
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Let us know how you get on Priti :)

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Priti

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May 20, 2016 - 4:55 pm
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Hi Dave,

Yes, will let you know what happens. I made the changes above, but from what I’ve read it can take Google weeks to see the changes. I’ve been monitoring it daily and the duplicates reported in Google search console haven’t gone down (infact they are going up). I’m going to give it a couple more weeks to see if there is a change and if the traffic starts coming back. I’ll let you know as soon as see some changes.

Still struggling with how to only show certain filters on certain categories though.

Many thanks

Priti

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June 1, 2016 - 9:31 pm
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Hi Dave,

Still the same. Duplicates on the search console not going down, but traffic is slowly coming back. Guess it willl take a while longer for search console to report the changes.

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Priti

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Dave Furness

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June 6, 2016 - 2:29 pm
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Yea that is probably true that it will pick up after a while

Dave

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