Not sure if Magento is able to facilitate this.
Please find reference example link.
For Item "USA Pro Hot Yoga Shorts Womens", there's 2 color: Charcoal and Berry.
In our webstore, I would configurable this item as configurable as there's multiple attributes such as size and color.
Tried setting the visibility to catalog search for one of the colors but the item only appear as simple product and not configurable
How do I "replicate" in the way that there will be "2 configurable products" for this particular item, showing the 2 separate color individually.
Currently using Magento ver. 18.104.22.168
Form the example you have provided, you can create the same products in this way:
1) You need to create configurable attributes. In example there is only selection of color, so you need to create 'Color' attribute.
Make sure you have made it configurable setting:
2) Create product of configurable type, select attribute set where you added your Color attribute and select Color as configurable attribute (your future drop-down). Let;s call it Yoga Shorts
Then fill in all the required fields.
3) Create associated simple products and assign them to parent configurable.
Now you need to create variations. In example only 2 colors so there will be 2 variations - Charcoal Shorts and Berry shorts.
If you for example had 2 colors and 3 sizes you would have to create 6 variations: Charcoal Shorts S, Charcoal Shorts L, Charcoal Shorts M, Berry shorts S, Berry shorts M, Berry shorts L.
You can use quick creation form for this -
This way you will have: 1 configurable product Yoga Shorts where client will have drop-down to select necessary color and 2 separate simple products - Charcoal Shorts and Berry Shorts (you have to put visibility - catalog, search for simple products as well).
Here is article with detailed tutorial on configurable product creation -
Hope this helps.
Thanks for the detailed explanation, follow your instructions but still cant seem to get what I want.
Here's what I did so far.
I've set both visibility for both of the simple products to catalog search.
Any ideas what went wrong?
Sorry, just to add one more point. For that item, I would require "2 configurable product" instead of 1 configurable and 2 simple products.
I guess you shouldn't create 2 copes of the same configurable product as how you will track your inventory in this case?
From your screenshots I see that configurable products was created successfully. Now you need your simple products to be visible at the same category page (if I have understood you correctly).
Make sure that products are assigned to the same category as configurable product and also perform re-index and clear cache.
After that try to find simple products (via search)