Native Magento give 3 options position, name, price for sort by option. I added one custom product attribute for sorting option. I want to display it on first position but it is displaying on last position.

How can I change position of custom added attribute and it will display on first sort by option.


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Yes , Native Three Option position, name, price comes and by default Sort by position is selected

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Added Size 4th criteria to sort

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Suppose you want to make Short by Size by default

Go to below path and uncheck the USE SYSTEM VALUE then select your value

Admin > Stores > Configuration > Catalog > Catalog > Store Front > Product Listing Sort by > size

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If you added custom value that should be here in drop down list and then you can select that for default shorting via admin

I hope this will help you out, Tested on default LUMA Theme


  • Yes it's used for default sort by option but not display on first position. I want to display it on first position currently it is showing on fourth position. Jul 14, 2017 at 6:53
  • added Size and its coming on 4th no in drop down, then I selected it in default sorting and it comes sorted by default and show size a default value Jul 14, 2017 at 7:01
  • I want display it on first possession Jul 14, 2017 at 7:02
  • in drop down you want it at first position ? and i think that is in alphabetical order Jul 14, 2017 at 7:07
  • Yes I want that Jul 14, 2017 at 7:08

You can do this with plugins.

For that:

Here you can check how to make a plugin.

1. Make a di.xml file.

<type name="Magento\Catalog\Model\Config">
<plugin name="Company_Catalog::getAttributeUsedForSortByArray" type="Company\Catalog\Plugin\AttributeUsedForSortByArray" sortOrder="1"/>
  1. Make your plugin file.


namespace Firstygroup\Catalog\Plugin;

class AttributeUsedForSortByArray
    public function afterGetAttributeUsedForSortByArray(
        if ($result) {
        return $result;

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