I go to

Stores > MyStore > Configuration > Customers > Customer Configuration > Name and Address Options

There I set Show Gender to optional.

I expect that a gender field would appear on the checkout shipping and billing address that the customer can optionally check. But nothing appears.

On the database I can see that the sales_order has a field customer_gender. So I suspect there should be a way to activate the field.

How do I insert a gender field on the checkout shipping and billing addresses?

  • Are you using a custom checkout or standard Magento's?
    – Alex Dinca
    Commented May 19, 2017 at 9:18
  • I'm using my own theme with a standard checkout.
    – steros
    Commented May 19, 2017 at 9:41

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There is a feature request / open issue on this topic since it was supported in m1 but got lost in m2:


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