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When adding new products you have to set Product In Websites attribute in Websites tab. Is there a way to set a default website automatically? I only have one website, so I think it is an unnecessary step to check the main website checkbox for every product. Am I wrong?

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Did you try? If you only have one website you don't need - afaik - to add the product to the website. it is enough when you enable the product.

Good way

Not so easy way? Write a module, add a layout.xml file and change the template of the tab_websites block in app/design/adminhtml/default/default/layout/catalog.xml:261 and then copy the template and change it.

Easy and hacked way

Change app/design/adminhtml/default/default/template/catalog/product/edit/action/websites.phtml

  • Yes I did try, but no, I have to set website, otherwise product will not appear in shop. Maybe it is because I have many store view's for different languages? – ruuter May 14 '13 at 16:53
  • When creating new product, there is a notice in websites tab: Items that you don't want to show in the catalog or search results should have status 'Disabled' in the desired store. By this I understand that when I disable this checkbox, product will no longer be visible in front-end, but How can I make this checkbox be checked by default? – ruuter May 21 '13 at 21:07
  • I updated the answer – Fabian Blechschmidt May 21 '13 at 21:33

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