I wrote a simple code for a custom tab to display all atrributes that had a value. But it's returning system attributes that clearly should not be displayed. In the attributes management page in Admin, I checked and triple checked to make sure these attributes were set to NOT display. I refreshed all indexes and flushed all cache, but still showing. Any ideas why this is happening?

Code below, for reference.

$_product = $this->getProduct(); 
$attributes = Mage::getResourceModel('catalog/product_attribute_collection')
foreach ($attributes as $attribute){


    if ($productAttributeData > ""){
        if ($productAttributeCode != "status"){ 
            echo '<div class="std">';
            echo $attribute->getFrontendLabel();
            echo ': ';
            //echo $productAttributeCode;
            //echo ': ';
            echo $productAttributeData;
            echo '</div>';

1 Answer 1


You should check if attribute is visible on frontend:

if ($attribute->getIsVisibleOnFrontend()) {
  • That particular function doesn't return any value for me, and I can't find any info on it anywhere on the web :-/ I just hard coded a big long conditional statement to remove all the system ones for now
    – MCP Media
    Dec 1, 2015 at 18:18
  • Put this: "print_r($attribute->getData());" in foreach loop, and show me what you see.
    – SeStro
    Dec 1, 2015 at 19:23
  • Interesting... The output was too long for to post in this comment field, but I think I see something... ()Array ( [entity_type_id] etc etc etc ---deleted a bunch to fit comment--- [is_visible] => 1 ---deleted a bunch to fit comment--- [is_visible_on_front] => 0 [is_html_allowed_on_front] => 0
    – MCP Media
    Dec 9, 2015 at 18:57

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