In the admin panel, you have the ability to sort categories by attributes as seen here: http://inchoo.net/magento/changing-default-category-sort-order-in-magento/

Now I have sorted products in categories by:

  • price (default)
  • name
  • position

I need to remove position from the menu leaving only price and name

I don't want to edit every single category view from catalago-->manage categories because I have too many categories in the store.

I need to act in configurations

4 Answers 4


I've modified the toolbar template file:


replacing this:

  <?php foreach($this->getAvailableOrders() as $_key => $_order): ?>

with this:

  <?php foreach($this->getAvailableOrders() as $_key => $_order): ?>
    <?php if ($_key === 'position') { continue; } ?>

add this to css

.sorter-options > option[value=position] {
    display: none;

Did it this simple way, maybe somebody needs smthing like this

<div class="form-item-select">
        <select id="sorter" data-role="sorter" class="sorter-options">
            <?php foreach ($block->getAvailableOrders() as $_key => $_order): ?>
                <option value="<?= /* @escapeNotVerified */ $_key ?>"
                    <?php if ($block->isOrderCurrent($_key)): ?>
                    <?php endif; ?>
                    <?php if ($block->isOrderCurrent($_order === "Price")): ?>
                        Final Price
                    <?php else: ?>
                        <?= $block->escapeHtml(__('Sort by %1', $_order)) ?>
                    <?php endif; ?>
            <?php endforeach; ?>

follow the steps below.

  1. Go to Catalog > Attributes > Manage Attributes
  2. Select position from the attribute list
  3. Under Properties > Frontend Properties, set the display to "No" for the following options;
    • Used in Product Listing
    • Used for Sorting in Product Listing

Remember to flush the cache if you had cache enabled.

  • There's no position attribute in the attribute list in my Magento 1.9.1. I have unsuccessful tried to search position and its translation in the site language, even place. Nothing
    – bobrock4
    Jun 24, 2016 at 19:05

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