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Setting up Options

OpenCart gives you the ability to sell different versions of the same product. This can be handy if your product comes in different colors and/or sizes. Options are created globally, that is, you do not need to configure the same options for multiple products. Options are set up in the OpenCart Dashboard.



  1. Log into your OpenCart Dashboard
  2. Go Catalog > Options
  3. Click Insert
  4. Enter in the fields


    • Name: The name of the option like Color or Size
    • Type: this is the type of selection the customer will make
    • Sort Order: Order to display this option on a product
  5. Click “Add Option Value
  6. Enter in the fields
    • Option Value Name: This is like a size or color of the item the customer can choose
    • Sort Order: This is the order in which to display the specific option
  7. Repeat the steps for 5 & 6 until all your specific options are created for the main Option

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