3.7.12. Custom Options

fmCustomOptionsText, fmCustomOptionsSelect - Custom Options

The Custom Options section allows you to implement a custom configuration to your store, by defining and applying additional options to specific products, such as color, size, and style, as well as, additional cost, if necessary. Store Manager's Ultimate product options management allows you to add, remove and edit product options quickly.

Custom options tab

You may choose "Add Option Text, File or Data Types", or "Add Option Select Types" values for the highlighted product. You may enter an unlimited number of values.

The Custom Options section also allows you to Edit, or Delete options, using either the toolbar, or the context menu.

Custom options context menu and top toolbar

Below is a specification and delineation of topics covered in the Custom Options Area:

Text Option

Magento Custom Options allows you to offer specific options for the products that are being sold, for example, an item may be customized by adding additional text.

To create a new Text Option, or edit an existing one, perform the following steps:

  1. Click the [Add Option Text, File or Data Types] button, and the "Edit Text" form will appear.
Add Text Option

2. Specify the following general information:

    • "Title". This is a required field.
    • "Input Type". Select the manner in which your text options will be displayed in your store: By Field, or Area.
    • "Is Required". Select "Yes" if this option is to be a required option, otherwise select "No".
    • "Sort Order". Specify a sort order for this option.
    • "Price". Specify the price of this option.
    • "Price Type". You may select either a "Fixed value", or "Percentage".
    • "SKU". Specify the SKU for this option.
    • "Max Characters". Specify the maximum number of characters allowed for this option

3. Click [OK], to save this entry and create the option, or click [Cancel], to discard it.

Select Option

The Select Option is another Magento Custom Options type. To create a new Select Option, or to edit an existing one, perform the following steps:

  1. Click [Add Option Select Types] or [Edit Option]. The "Edit Option" form will appear.
Add/edit option Select Type

2. Specify the following general information:

    • "Title". This is a required field.
    • "Input Type". Select the manner in which your text options will be displayed in your store: Dropdown, Radio Buttons, Checkbox, or Multiple Select.
    • "Is Required". Select "Yes" if this option is to be a required option, otherwise select "No".
    • "Sort Order". Specify a sort order for this option.

3. Specify option values - "Title", "Price", "Price modifier type", "SKU" and "Sort Order".

You can Add an option value using the relevant button. To edit a value - double click it.

You may also delete the selected option value from your store using the corresponding button.

4. Click [OK] to save this entry, or click [Cancel] to discard changes.

You may also perform other basic operations, such as:

  • To edit the option, double click on it, or select the edit option
  • You may also delete the selected option from your store using the menu choice.

Note: Be sure to pay careful attention, as you won't be able to undo a delete operation, except by restoring a previously saved database backup.

  • To expand / collapse option values, use the relevant buttons.

Copy And Paste Custom Options

In order to copy multiple custom options from one product, and paste them to another product(s), perform the following actions:

  1. Highlight any configurable product that contains custom options
  2. Go to the custom options tab for the product, to access its custom options
  3. Select all of the custom options (CTRL+A)

4. Use the [Copy] button, on the custom options toolbar, to copy selected custom options to the clipboard

5. Select the category that will contain products that you want to paste, and select all configurable products, to paste the custom options

6. To perform the action, select the [Paste] clipboard button.

And that's it. You may check all of the selected configurable products, to review the Custom Options that have been duplicated.