Product workspace

The product workspace is basically the same for all product types, although the selection of fields changes depending on the attribute set that is used. The product attributes are at the top of the form, followed by expandable sections of product information. When a new product is saved for the first time, the Store View chooser appears at the upper left of the form.

Product workspace

Enable Product setting

The online status of the product is indicated by the switch at the top of the form. To change the online status, set the Enable Product switch to Yes or No.

Toggle yes
Indicates that the product is online.
Toggle no
Indicates that the product is offline.

Attribute set

The name of the attribute set appears in the upper-left corner and determines the fields that appear in the product record. To choose a different attribute set, click the down arrow next to the default attribute set name.

Attribute set


To expand or collapse a section, click either the expand Expansion selector or collapse Collapse selector icon.

Save menu

The Save menu includes several options that let you save and continue, save and create a product, save and duplicate the product, or save and close.

Save menu

Save the current product and continue working.
Save & New
Save and close the current product, and begin a new product based on the same product type and template.
Save & Duplicate
Save and close the current product, and open a new duplicate copy.
Save & Close
Save the current product and return to the Products workspace.

Default field values

To save time when creating products, the default value of several product fields references values from another field. You can either accept the default value or enter another. The following fields have automatically generated default values:

Based on product name.
Meta Title
Based on product name.
Meta Keywords
Based on product name.
Meta Description
Based on product name and description.

The placeholders that represent the value of another field are enclosed in double-curly braces. Any attribute code that is included in the product attribute set can be used as a placeholder.

Product Fields Auto-Generation

For a detailed list of these settings, see Product Fields Auto-Generation in the Configuration Reference.

Edit the placeholder value

  1. On the Admin sidebar, go to Stores > Settings > Configuration.

  2. In the left panel, expand Catalog and choose Catalog underneath.

  3. Expand Expansion selector the Product Fields Auto-Generation section and make any needed changes to the placeholder values.

    For example, if there is a specific keyword that you want to include for every product or a phrase that you want to include in every meta description, enter the value directly into the appropriate field.

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    If you want to keep the existing placeholder values, preserve the double curly braces that enclose each markup tag.
  4. When complete, click Save Config.

Common placeholders

  • {{color}}
  • {{country_of_manufacture}}
  • {{description}}
  • {{gender}}
  • {{material}}
  • {{name}}
  • {{short_description}}
  • {{size}}
  • {{sku}}