October 24, 2020


Thinking Magento

Manage Categories > Limited to 1000 Products Per Category

Did you recently move server or try to add more products in Magento through Catalog > Manage Categories and it reduced the number of products in the category to 1000 and no matter what you do it will not add another product.

This issue is down to your php.ini setting max_input_vars which is set to 1000 by default.

The recommended solution for this error would be to open you httpd.conf file or to create a virtualhost_global.conf

<LocationMatch "magentoshop/(index\.php/)?admin/">
<IfModule mod_php5.c>
php_value max_input_vars 8000

The location match for the admin will help prevent the increased max_input_var from being exploited by Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks.

Not proficient with servers and just want to get out of this bind in a hurry, you can deploy a module fix on your server. Maksold is the original developer behind the event based module, I've just compiled it into a module for easy download and installation.

Download Module

Install on the server via ftp/sftp and flush your magento cache.

If this saved you hours of work or saved you from a headache, feel free to buy us a beer.