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What to Do if Magento Products Are not Shown at the Front-End?

Magento products not visible
Magento store running does not always go smoothly and brings store proprietors different issues to sort out. One of the most prevailing matters, that oftentimes nonplusses site owners is why Magento products are not being displayed at the frontend after mass product updates implementing or Magento import process carrying out.
It’s quite problematic, if items that exist at the back-end are not being displayed at the web site, especially for people who are just learning Magento. To bypass this inconvenience and contribute to instant Magento products representation you should be in the know of what are possible reasons of product absence and how to sort things out.
To make products shown at the website and accessible for customers you have to check the following:

Magento Products Inventory

When editing certain Magento items or adding new you can input incorrect values in some fields what can make product inactive. Same concerns to Magento import from file. Appending products via import you may miss some file columns or misuse values. It can make products disappear. Pay attention to the following fields:
  • Magento Stock Availability - this field should be set to “In Stock” for products to be displayed at the front-end
  • Status - a product won’t be shown once status is “Disabled”. Indicate “Enabled” in this field.
  • Visibility - “Catalog, Search” option is applicable and should be specified in this field
  • Associated Products Inventory - on condition that you have complex products (configurable, bundled), at least one of associated simple products should be in stock and its status should be set to “Enabled”

Product Category

Make sure, the category incorporating products that are not displayed, is set to Is Active. Moreover, in Magento each category should be part of Root Category (Root Catalog). Thus, Magento categories should be positioned as children to Root Category. In the event if you by chance deleted Magento Root Category, create new default category that will home other Magento store categories.

Flush Cache and Re-Index

If, for example, you are uploading wide scope of items via Magento import, in order to see changes at the front-end you have to resort to cache and re-index actions.
From stated above it follows that Magento products representation at the front-end depends on several factors and you have to make efforts and not to miss a detail while managing product data. To lighten above mentioned activities and not to lose products, you are to obtain the tool that increases product management efficiency.
With Store Manager for Magento application and its robust functionality you will avoid store running mishaps. It comprises efficient tools for accurate data management - you can at a bound set category status, create and modify categories, manage Magento stock, etc via product edit form or Multi Editor utility. Furthermore, you can flush cache and re-index right in the process of Magento import to database. In the event if the file you use in the course of data import does not contain columns responsible for product display like visibility, status, stock availability it’s possible to add them on-the-fly by means of expression rules or default values.
Magento products absence at the website is a real annoyance at times, that requires additional work to be done. Avoid data management issues and maintain your site performance with Store Manager for Magento. Find details on its functionality -

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