How to create a custom product label in magento 2

On many occasions you would want to tag your product with a custom product label to make them stand out for your customers.

Because these labels are to be assign to the products you will need to create a new attribute and add it to the attribute set for those products. Let’s assume you will call this new attribute Custom Label and it’s id custom_label. Also set it as a dropdown and add all the options you want to it.

If you want to show this label in the product page, add to your theme’s (or module) catalog_product_view.xml layout file (located at app/design/frontend/Theme_Vendor/Theme_Name/Magento_Catalog/layout) the following code:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!--
/**
 * Copyright © 2018 Porto. All rights reserved.
 * See COPYING.txt for license details.
 */
-->
<page layout="2columns-right" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
    <head>
        <css src="Magento_Catalog::css/product.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"  />
    </head>
    <body>
        <referenceContainer name="product.info.media">
			<block class="Magento\Catalog\Block\Product\View" name="custom.label" template="Magento_Catalog::product/view/custom-label.phtml" />
		</referenceContainer>
    </body>
</page>

Note that the catalog_product_view.xml layout file call also be located elsewhere. The point here is to add a new block to that layout which is responsible to render the product page.

On the above code I added the new block that will render the label to the product.info.media container because it is inside that container that the image gallery is usually rendered (and I want my label to be place on top of the main product image). I have also added a new css file to the product pages as you can see. This css file (or less file) will be place in app/design/frontend/Theme_Vendor/Theme_Name/Magento_Catalog/web/css and will contain the necessary css rules to be applied to the HTML code responsable to render the label.

My block will use a template called custom-label.phtml which is a new file I create under app/design/frontend/Theme_Vendor/Theme_Name/Magento_Catalog/templates/product/view. This phtml file contains the php code responsible to get the label value from the product and render it to HTML. Here is the code for that:

<?php $_product = $block->getProduct(); ?>
<?php $label = $_product->getResource()->getAttribute('custom_label')->getFrontend()->getValue($_product); ?>
<?php if ($label) { ?>
		<div class="custom-label">
			<?= $label; ?>
		</div>
<?php } ?>

Because the block uses the Magento\Catalog\Block\Product\View class we can get the product using line #1. Then, on line #2, we get the value for the label attribute on that product. If that value exists we then render a div tag with the label value.

Finally, to place the label on the top left corner of the product image and to make it look good 🙂 add the following rules to the product.css file we added above.

.catalog-product-view .custom-label {
    position: absolute;
    top: 0;
    padding: 10px;
    font-weight: bold;
}

.custom-label {
    background: #c5b358;
    color: white;
    width: max-content;
    text-transform: uppercase;
}

This same idea can be applied to similar situations where you want to display a product attribute on the product page. You just need to change the place where you want to render it (by placing the block inside another container and the design). Enjoy!

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