A product has a custom attribute called "wheel_size_1mm" where I choose from a drop down the size of the wheel.
Is there an html code or similar I can use in "Description" / "Short Description" fields that will display that attribute?
In the WYSIWYG editor I've seen the following option "Insert/edit attributes" but I can't find any documentation for this and assume it's not actually related to pulling any information from custom attributes. I've played with it but no luck.
I know you're going to say, why do you need that info when it's already displayed in the "Additional Info" section.
Well, I have an extension for bundled products that pulls images and the short description for bundled simple products, to show customers better what they're choosing instead of just a dropdown list. Here's an example you can check out: https://www.newtons-shred.co.uk/courtney-conlogue-carver-pro-model-surfskate.html
The extension is BunbledMojo IIRC.
So I really want to remove the hassle of manually updating product "Description" / "Short Description" fields, and work the product attributes instead.
Effectively turning catalogue updating into a data entry task.
Can magento handle this with some built in feature I'm missing? Or do I need to look into export/import automated alternatives? Do I need to upgrade from 1.7 to a version with this feature?
My IT partner tells me the Magento database is a clusterfudge and a pain to work with, otherwise this kind of thing would be easy to do.