I created an Attribute Set. I would like to know if I can change the default option list item wording in the Admin Panel's backend? See screen shot:

See screen shot

  • its a attribute set or attribute (dropdown) – Magento 2 Mar 22 '16 at 19:52
  • It's an Attribute Set @Kothari, not an attribute. Let me know if you know how to change it or if it is changeable. Thanks. – H. Ferrence Mar 23 '16 at 1:04
  • Sorry i am not getting update your question with url – Magento 2 Mar 23 '16 at 5:04
  • Please tag your questions with the Magento version you're using to avoid confusion. I did it for you this time. – Fabian Schmengler Mar 23 '16 at 6:42
  • Also it's preferred to upload screenshots to stackexchange instead of linking them externally to make sure they are still visible in the future. – Fabian Schmengler Mar 23 '16 at 6:44

You need to modify configurable.phtml template file for this:

copy this file from here :


And paste it in your theme location:


$_product    = $this->getProduct();
$_attributes = Mage::helper('core')->decorateArray($this->getAllowAttributes());
<?php if ($_product->isSaleable() && count($_attributes)):?>
    <?php foreach($_attributes as $_attribute): ?>
        <dt><label class="required"><em>*</em><?php echo $_attribute->getLabel() ?></label></dt>
        <dd<?php if ($_attribute->decoratedIsLast){?> class="last"<?php }?>>
            <div class="input-box">
                <select name="super_attribute[<?php echo $_attribute->getAttributeId() ?>]" id="attribute<?php echo $_attribute->getAttributeId() ?>" class="required-entry super-attribute-select">
                    <option><?php echo $this->__('Choose an Option...') ?></option>
    <?php endforeach; ?>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        var spConfig = new Product.Config(<?php echo $this->getJsonConfig() ?>);
<?php endif;?>

Just find <option><?php echo $this->__('Choose an Option...') ?> this code and replace it with your text. If you want to show backed label then just replace above line from this code:

<option><?php echo 'Select '.$_attribute->getLabel() ?></option> 

Hope it will help you.

  • Helps a lot @Arunendra. I was hoping for something in the Admin backend, but I can handle core code mods this way -- no problem. Plus, I was hoping to be able to customize the top level option like "Choose a size..." or Choose a color..." depending on what dropdown list I was implementing. – H. Ferrence Mar 23 '16 at 11:41

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