Magento - Add custom attributes to product list view

Posted on 2011-05-04
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I am building a Magento shop and want to dispaly some custom attributes on the main list view area with more info such as:

Artist Christian Name
Artist Surname *
Condition *
Year *
Record Type *

I have the above custom attributes setup and working in the admin side and the attribute code is the above but all lowercase and no spaces such as artistchristianname

I have followed a few examples and cant get anything to be displayed in the list view, I have recently just tried the following:

Does anyone know what I am doing wrong or have a solution that works?

Question by:SWS001
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    Accepted Solution

    1. What Magento Version are you using?

    2. Try this(depending on what version you have):
       a) edit the attributes in question
       b) make sure that the following setting on each attribute are set:
              1) Visible on Product View Page on Front-end is set to Yes
               2) Used in Product Listing is set to yes

    Then refresh you indexes and you cache an see if they are appearing now. This is a version and theme dependent fix.

    If this does not work then after doing the above. edit the product detail page and try to just echo

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    and see if that gets you your data.

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