Magento Sort Category Products by Drag & Drop

Extension for Magento by Anowave

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This extension allows Magento store admin to quickly sort products in categories via drag and drop enabled interface. It dramatically improves product management by allowing you to set products order of appearance quickly with your mouse only.

Once installed, it allows for adjusting products order of appearance by simply using your mouse and dragging product rows. It's designed to solve the cumbersome process of inserting product sort position manually.


Magento administration panel is powerful and easy to work with but it lacks a few essential tools which can make store owner's live a lot easier.

This extension allows you to quickly set products order of appearance via drag and drop interface. You will no longer have to insert positions manually or bother if position index already exists. The extension does this automatically for you.


Key features

  • Enhances Magento administration panel
  • Magento extension for sorting products in categories.
  • Enables drag and drop product sorting within category.
  • Based on jQuery
  • Easy to use
  • Does not overwrite existing files
  • Does not override blocks, controllers and other custom code
  • No monthly fees

Based on jQuery

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How it works

Watch a short video on YouTube - Magento Sort Category Products by Drag & Drop enabled interface.

Extension version
Magento platform version
Administration,Manager enhancements

This extension can be evaluated online on our staging servers. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We'll be happy to clarify things for you prior to making a purchase.




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Customer review(s)

Mark Owen

Purchased Magento Sort Category Products by Drag & Drop

After trying to achieve this functionality for days fighting with Prototype I finally found this little extension by Anowave. Works as expected and it's a must have addition to stores with many categories. Other similar extensions providing the same functionality are at least 10x times more expensive which is awesome.

Good work!

Yes, I recommend this product

Rista Berckenkamp

Purchased Magento Sort Category Products by Drag & Drop

This extension is real time-saver. We've tried a few similar solutions but this one is the first that actually does what it says. It brings the much needed drag & drop approach available in many other systems and really saves the day when you have to arrange hundreds of products.

It installed properly and worked as expected, we didn't have to contact Anowave's support team for anything which was a nice surprise for us given our experience with other extension providers.

Thanks Anowave!

Yes, I recommend this product

Janne Kuntola

Purchased Magento Sort Category Products by Drag & Drop

First there was a problem getting the extension to work, but support helped us and found a conflict with other extension. With their help we managed to make modifications and the extension started working perfectly. I'm very pleased of the amount of support we got for this quite inexpensive extension.

Yes, I recommend this product

Sven Westhoff

Purchased Magento Sort Category Products by Drag & Drop

Great extension, unbeatable price, top support!

Yes, I recommend this product

Jonas Z.

Purchased Magento Sort Category Products by Drag & Drop

The extension works as expected. We asked for a little enhancement and they implemented it with no cost. Thanks a lot!

Yes, I recommend this product

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User Guide & Documentation


This extension can be installed in a few minutes, by going through the following steps:

  • Download/purchase the extension
  • Unzip the file in a temporary directory
  • Copy folder and paste it in your Magento installation root directory. This extension will NOT replace existing code.
  • Go to your admin panel and clear cache.
  • Go to System -> Configuration -> Anowave Extensions
  • Click "Drag and Drop Sorting"
  • Enter your license key
  • Save configuration


Enabling drag & drop

The extension is enabled by default, however to sort category products by drag and drop you need to change the number of visible products in the grid. You'll notice a new option "All" under "View" dropdown in the category products grid. You need to set view to "All" to activate product sorting by drag and drop.

If a limit is set sorting will not be possible.


How to use the extension

To sort your products by simply using your mouse, follow these steps:

  1. 1. Go to Catalog -> Manage categories
  2. 2. Select category
  3. 3. Go to Category Products
  4. 4. Set "View items" dropdown to "All"
  5. 5. Click the move icon and move the row up or down by holding the left mouse button down
  6. 6. Relase the mouse button
  7. 7. Save category
  8. 8. On a few occasions, the default frontend sorting could be different. Remember to set it to "Position"

Known Limitations

This extension is not suitable for sorting products in categories containing more than 500 products due to performance implications on browser level. 


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Who are we

Anowave is in business since year 2007. Since then we've been developing web sites for customers in UK. We are focused primarily on providing web based solutions build on top of open source technologies such as PHP, MySQL etc. The company is powered by highly skilled professionals including top level software developers, talented graphic designers and broadminded managers.

Unlike other development companies, we are focused on providing a solid, high performance and 100% bespoke software for our clients and partners. We've been developing an in-house content management system called Anowave.