Stop variations from being preselected

By default, when loading a product with variations, Neto will load the parent product first, then select a variation of the product as a default to load the values in the ajax templates. To turn off this functionality, follow the instructions in this article.

Stop variations from being preselected

Preparation Checklist

Before you start this tweak, it's a good idea to run through our Preparation Checklist below:

  • Read through the Introduction to Neto Document to get a better sense of how the Control Panel, Database and Front End store interact.
  • Learn our recommended Simple Workflow. This makes the implementation process as easy as possible.
  • Create a new Staging Theme for this tweak. This allows you to preview any changes before they are visible to live customers.

Coding Instructions

Step 1: Open the buying options template

The product buying options template can be found here /httpdocs/assets/themes/[THEME-NAME]/templates/products/includes/buying_options.template.html.

Step 2: Add the code into the template

Paste the following code into the template replacing the existing [%IF [@store_quantity@] > 0 AND [@preorder@] %] section highlighted here.

[%IF [@has_variation@]%]
    <a class="btn btn-success btn-block btn-lg btn-ajax-loads disabled" data-loading-text="<i class='fa fa-spinner fa-spin' style='font-size: 14px'></i>">Select Options</a>
[%ELSE%]
    [%IF [@store_quantity@] > 0 AND [@preorder@] %]
        <button type="button" title="Add [@model@] to Cart" class="addtocart btn btn-warning btn-block btn-lg btn-ajax-loads" data-loading-text="<i class='fa fa-spinner fa-spin' style='font-size: 14px'></i>" rel="[@rndm@][@SKU@]"><i class="fa fa-clock icon-white" aria-hidden="true"></i> Pre-Order Now</button>
    [%ELSEIF [@store_quantity@] > 0 AND ![@preorder@] %]
        <button type="button" title="Add [@model@] to Cart" class="addtocart btn btn-success btn-block btn-lg btn-ajax-loads" data-loading-text="<i class='fa fa-spinner fa-spin' style='font-size: 14px'></i>" rel="[@rndm@][@SKU@]"><i class="fa fa-shopping-cart icon-white" aria-hidden="true"></i> Add to Cart</button>
    [%ELSEIF [@store_quantity@] < 1 AND [@config:ALLOW_NOSTOCK_CHECKOUT@] %]
        <button type="button" title="Add [@model@] to Cart" class="addtocart btn btn-warning btn-block btn-lg btn-ajax-loads" data-loading-text="<i class='fa fa-spinner fa-spin' style='font-size: 14px'></i>" rel="[@rndm@][@SKU@]"><i class="fa fa-clock icon-white" aria-hidden="true"></i> Backorder</button>
    [%ELSE%]
        <a href title="Notify Me When [@model@] Is Back In Stock" class="btn btn-info btn-block btn-lg btn-ajax-loads" data-loading-text="<i class='fa fa-spinner fa-spin' style='font-size: 14px'></i>" data-toggle="modal" data-target="#notifymodal"><i class="fa fa-envelope" aria-hidden="true"></i> Notify Me</a>
    [%/IF%]
[%/IF%]

Step 3: Open the child products template

The child products template can be found here /httpdocs/assets/themes/[THEME-NAME]/templates/products/includes/child_products.template.html.

Step 4: Add the code into the template

Look for [%param *variation_header_select%] and add the following code below the select element highlighted here.

<option selected disabled>Select [@specific_name@]</option>

Step 5: Update Advanced Configuration

The final step is to update the advanced configuration PRESELECT_VARIATION to No.

This configuration can be found within your control panel: Settings & Tools > Advanced Configuration

By turning off this configuration, Neto will not select a variation by default and will disable buying options until the user has selected a variation to purchase.


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