Attributes - an introduction
Zen Cart allows you to create variant products using its built-in attributes mechanism.
- A shirt in sizes small, medium and large.
- A book in hardcover or paperback
Zen Cart offers the following types of attributes:
- radio buttons
- drop-down lists
- text boxes
- file uploads
- file downloads
- read only attributes
Here’s an example from the Zen Cart sample data.
This is a cropped view of the product info page for one of the same products. The product has a dropdown attribute called Media Type, and three checkbox attributes.
To learn more about attributes, read:
- Option Name Manager
- Option Value Manager
- Adding attributes to products.
- Attribute Pricing
- Attributes Controller
Downloadable products are also created using attributes. To learn more about downloadable products, read:
Creating a test store with the demo data allows you to see how various scenarios may be accomplished. See demo data for details.