Support » Plugin: WooCommerce » Sort list of attributes by alphabetical order of the default site language

  • Resolved cousinr


    my problem is the following.

    When I create any attribute in my language, for example in Russian, the system automatically creates an attribute slug in English. But the beginning of the words in alphabetical order is different. For example, in English the word ‘State’ starts with ‘S’, but in Russian the same word ‘Область’ starts with ‘О’ or in English the word ‘Area’ starts with ‘A’, but in Russian the same word ‘Район’ starts with ‘Р’. and A similar problem was discussed here, but it was never solved.

    So when the user is trying to find the desired attribute in the dropdown list or the administrator is trying to find it in the list on the attributes editing page, he gets confused.

    How can I make attribute lists appear by attribute name, in alphabetical order of the selected language, rather than by attribute slug?

    • This topic was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by cousinr.
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  • @cousinr

    Could you please share a copy of your site’s System Status? You can find it via WooCommerce > Status. Select “Get system report” and then “Copy for support”.  Once you’ve done that, paste it here in your response.

    Thread Starter cousinr



    I don’t see what that has to do with anything. But ok.

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    Plugin Support Margaret S. woo-hc


    Hi @cousinr

    Thanks for sharing the system status.

    I understand that the way of re-ordering attributes in WooCommerce as explained in the thread you referred to, isn’t working for you to get the desired results.

    As you are using Dokan, have you checked what inputs they are able to provide in this regard? You can post a topic in their support forum here:

    Let us know how it goes – we’ll be happy to assist further.

    Thread Starter cousinr


    Hi @margaretwporg,

    Dokan has nothing to do with my question. This problem also exists on other systems where there is woocommerce and there is no Dokan. Again, please reread my question. Visit the links I shared. And you will understand that woocommerce has a flaw for Cyrillic or other language users. Because global attributes sorting system is configured to display by slug. So I will repeat my question – how to change the order of attribute list output not by alphabetical of slug on english, but by alphabetical name atribute of selected system language.

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by cousinr.
    • This reply was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by cousinr.
    • This reply was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by cousinr.
    • This reply was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by cousinr.
    Plugin Support MayKato woo-hc



    Global attributes are listed in ABC orders by default, and there isn’t a way to reorder them under WooCommerce > Attributes. However, this may be achievable with customization – in which case, I’d recommend consulting with a web developer or one of the services on our Customizations page:

    Thread Starter cousinr


    Hello @maykato,

    So everyone who creates their site in English, it works out of the box, and the rest is a minority? That’s not a fair offer on your part at all. Many people are asking about this feature, the whole internet has been flooded with similar inquiries for years, and you just ignore this request and then offer everyone a paid service for something that should work for everyone.
    Please help with this feature and add it to the default plugin for everyone who speaks and writes in other languages.

    Plugin Support Juan G. woo-hc


    Hi @cousinr!

    I understand your point and thank you for sharing your thoughts on improving the WooCommerce functionality. At the moment this is the default feature but you can add your ideas to our Ideas Board and add your vote(s) to it.

    The more popular an idea becomes among WooCommerce users, the more of a priority it is for our developers to review it.


    Thread Starter cousinr


    Okay. Everything is clear with your support. My question was solved by a brilliant third-party developer, @artabr /Artem Abramovich/, in a jiffy. A huge thanks and respect to him.

    Anyone who has ever searched for the answer to the question “How to Sort Woocommerce Global Attributes by Name (not value)” can find it here:

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by cousinr.
    Plugin Support Juan G. woo-hc


    Glad to hear it worked for you! Thanks for sharing the solution with everybody 🙂

    I’ll mark this thread as resolved now. If you have any further questions, I recommend creating a new one.

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