how to change the product list Date 'asc >> desc'

Now is showing asc.

I want to change is desc is default >> ?product_list_dir=desc

using Magento Version 2.2.4

thank you!

1 Answer 1


Navigate to or create the following file


Add following code

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" layout="2columns-left" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
        <referenceContainer name="content">
            <referenceBlock name="category.products.list">
                <action method="setDefaultDirection">
                    <argument name="dir" xsi:type="string">desc</argument>

Reference: Magento2: Default to sort by price descending not ascending

  • sorry i can't see this file. are you using 2.2.4? @DineshYadav
    – niceonelee
    May 8, 2018 at 17:58
  • you have to create this file if it doesn't exist in your theme. May 9, 2018 at 4:27

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