When you first set up a Magento site, your products will have a price, a weight, an image and some other popular e-commerce options.
However, these options won't be enough for many stores. Different products have different needs. Here are some simple examples:
- A book store will require fields for the Publisher, the Date of Publication, and the ISBN number.
- A clothing store may require fields for Type of Fabric, Clothing Size, and Clothing Color.
- A car store may require fields for Engine, Body Type, and Miles Per Gallon.
Magento allows you to add all those details through the use of "attributes". In this tutorial, I'll show you how to use attributes in Magento.
This guide is taken from Magento 2 Explained, the best-selling book for Magento 2. We use the example of a store called "Orangeville" in that book, so you'll see it referred to here.