I have a site which has been dormant for about a year and half. In between I kept coming back to it to make changes and now I've even forgotten what I had done to it. Now, I had enabled attributes somehow by watching a youtube tutorial, and now the problem is that those attributes are not showing up in all categories. It's like they are showing up in 2-3, but the rest of the categories are attribute-less. Can anyone help me on this? For categories with sub-categories, it's working only in the parent category.
I fixed a similar problem on my site today. I had 2 out of 9 categories that did not display attributes. I have some product in multiple categories, attributes displayed in one category but not the other so I knew attributes were setup correctly. In Admin, go to Catalog > Manage Categories and select the category that is not displaying attributes. Select the tab 'Display Settings' and set attribute 'Is Anchor' to 'Yes'. This fixed my problem for both categories.