When we set products visibility to either 'Catalog' or 'Not Visible Individually' they still show up in the search results.

Any ideas what could be causing this?

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  • This is most likely a cache issue. Did you flush the cache correctly? – codedge May 21 '17 at 21:17
  • ^^ Also try reindexing – Steven J Aug 2 '17 at 21:28

I got the same problem.

showing simple products which belongs to configurable products and already set to 'Not Visible Individually'. You can add these products to cart and checkout but click in will lead to 404 page.

My case is that, these products are imported by nonstandard import tool/script, products missing some required fields.

What I did to make them disappear is to save them again(try one product first). Filter all "enable" products, than change their status to "enable" and submit(this will save these product again). do the same to disabled product.


There are two solutions:-

1) Either, change the Visibility of the product to Nowhere for each store you have.

– While editing product, in the top left corner, you will see ‘Choose Store View’ – Choose the store where you want the product visibility to Nowhere – Now, edit the visibility to Nowhere and Save the product

2) The second solution is to directly change the Visibility attribute Scope.

– Go to Catalog -> Attributes -> Manage Attributes – Edit Visibility attribute – Change the Scope to ‘Global’

I prefer the first solution. But, it might depend upon your need and ease.

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