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Layered Navigation extension comes ready for work right after the installation.
Horizontal Filter Bars
The stores using a one-column design on particular category pages or throughout the whole product catalog will benefit from the horizontal layered navigation filter bars.
Note: In order to use the one-column design follow Admin -> Catalog ->Categories -> Design -> Layout.
Enabled and Disabled Pop-over Modes
The provided navigation functionality can be implemented in two ways: with or without the navigation pop-over. In the latter case, the module updates the product results page upon each filter selection, while with the pop-over enabled customers can choose all the necessary attribute values and then refresh the resulting page at once. Each of the above logic changes the appearance of the layered navigation bar a bit. For example, the bar without the pop-over features the count of products available upon the particular attribute value selection in brackets, while the pop-over mode displays only the number of currently selected items.
It the example above we have selected three Style attribute values. Once all the required attribute values are selected the customer is suggested to click the button in the extension's pop-over.
The first difference between the native Magento layered navigation and our extension you might notice is the attribute values multi-select. It allows customers to select several attribute values within one product attribute and, this way, considerably broaden and improve the final product selection.
New filter options
Along with the enhanced navigation functionality, the Layered Navigation extension offers three new filter options:
In the example above, we have selected 'On Sale' filter resulting in all the products with Special Price displayed.
Other newly added filter options act in the same way directly exploiting the native Magento 2 attributes.
Additionally, the Layered Navigation extension is compatible with the Magento Solr search out of the box with no manipulations required.
Show X More
In order to truncate extra long lists of multiple attribute values, the extension uses the Show X more link. The link shows the number of hidden filter values and allows customers to unfold the list in just one click if needed.
As soon as customers can simultaneously select several and sometimes a lot of attribute values within the same filter, the process of disabling them one by one may become quite time-consuming. So, Layered Navigation allows them to cancel all the selected filter values in just one click on the "X" button next to the filter name.
The extension also offers new types of the Price filter, including the price slider and from-to price input. The first one is especially useful for quick selections, while the from-to input allows customers to specify exact price ranges.
The Layered Navigation extension offers two levels of filter management. The Configuration section allows setting up filters on the extension level, while the Manage Filter section allows Magento admins to configure each filter individually. The section can be found under Catalog > Layered Navigation by Aheadworks > Manage Filters.
The Manage Filter grid contains six columns, including filter names, codes, types, their general statuses and statuses in search, and the position. The grid allows filtering and sorting filters by the above attributes and you can also perform mass actions with the selected in the grid filters. This way, you can change filter statuses and statuses in search, or synchronize the selected filters.
The 'Edit Filter' page contains two sections, including General Settings and Categories.
Note: The filter becomes available only if at least one of the above options is available.
The extension configuration settings can be found under Store > Configuration > Aheadworks Extensions > Layered Navigation.
The settings available define the extension behavior and additional filters available for customers:
The SEO optimization settings are aimed at improving overall store performance in the eyes of search engines and allow avoiding some destructive SEO issues.
The available settings are:
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