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Make your store easy to navigate with AJAX, checkboxes, SEO urls, and more. Get more orders! © Amasty
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Overview

Improved Navigation by Amasty

Please find full description, live demo and user guide at Magento Improved Navigation module page

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Navigation - the heart of any website


Customers should clearly see the path from your website entrance to the product they are looking for. If this path is not simple and obvious, customers will get lost and your store's bounce rate will increase. It's enough to use clear and modern Magento navigation to increase revenue, because user-friendly websites become favorite and are used more often.

Functionality of 7 modules in 1Magento advanced navigation extension


The extension has so many features, that we had to combine them in the following groups::

  • Seo layered navigation
  • Shop by brands
  • Ajax Layered Navigation
  • Layered navigation filters
  • Advanced categories menu
  • Layered Navigation pro
  • Price Slider
  • Seo layered navigation


    SEO-Friendly URLs

    Apply SEO to your Magento store and benefit from it. Create SEO-friendly understandable and appealing URLs, build nice manufacturer landing pages with SEO-optimized descriptions and meta tags, set 'noindex', 'nofollow' parameters for navigation pages, etc.

    Open full description

    Shop by brands


    magento advanced navigation

    Let the customers easily find the products of the brands they are addicted to. Show brand logos in navigation, create lists of brands, use short URLs for unique brand pages, etc.

    See 'shop by brand' possibilities

    Ajax Layered Navigation


    magento ajax layered navigation

    Enhance user experience with Ajax mode. Ajax-based navigation lets the category page content change without page reload. All the previously selected filter options stay saved when ‘back’ button is clicked.

    Read more about the feature

    Magento layered navigation filters


    magento filters

    Let the customer filter products by color, price, manufacture, in fact any product attribute. Place attribute filters on any store page, display filters in vertical or horizontal navigation, together with images or labels only, use sliders, etc.

    See filter examples

    Advanced categories menu


    magento accordion navigation

    This Magento navigation menu extension enables you clearly display a category tree by choosing from various modes for category display. You can show categories in dropdown, together with subcategories or static 2-level category tree with plus/minus controls, etc, hide or move category filters, exclude any categories from layered navigation, etc.

    Learn how to adjust category tree

    Price sliders and other numeric filters


    Magento price slider

    Let the visitors specify their own custom ranges with price slider, which actually can be used for any numerical attributes e.g. weight, hight, memory size, etc.

    See numeric sliders real-store examples

    Layered Navigation PRO


    If you think, that something is missed above, then take a look at pro-features. Tool tips for the filters, images for configurables which changes according to customer’s selection, ‘featured blocks’, dependent attributes, etc.

    Live Demo:

    → Main Settings you'll be logged in automatically

    → Brand Page See the certain brand page including brand description and its products

    → All Brands See featured brands block and All brands alphabetic list

    → Shop by Brands See brand logos in navigation, multiple select and images on hover

    → Layered Navigation Filters See advanced filters, thumbnails on subcategories and navigation blocks

    → Price Slider See price sliders and other numeric attributes and the way to set them up

    → SEO layered navigation See generated meta information for pages with selected attributes

    → SEO layered navigation See short URLs functionality

    → Layered Navigation Pro See configurable products images based on customer selections

    → Layered Navigation Pro See Dependent Attributes functionality

    → Advanced Categories Menu See Advanced Categories Menu functionality

    → Attribute icons on Category See attribute icons on category pages

    → Attribute icons on Product page See attribute images on product view pages

    → AJAX Filtering See how AJAX mode works

    → Home page See the main features

    Also the extension:


  • meets all Magento development practices
  • Has built-in installation check
  • comes with the user guide
  • is easy to install (takes just a couple minutes)
  • is 100% open source
  • Additional services:


  • Professional 120-day free e-mail support, help and guidance
  • Risk free purchase, 2-week money back guarantee
  • Paid extension customization
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    Amasty Store

    Please visit the official Magento Improved Navigation module page to see the complete Change Log list

    Extension Updates

    Version 2.3.5 - Dec 23, 2013
    – Better compatibility with color swatches and ajax cart amasty modules.

    Version 2.3.4 - Nov 13, 2013
    – Performance optimizations

    Version 2.3.3 - Nov 11, 2013
    – performance optimization
    – search by attribute value for long list
    – slider by decimal attributes with values after comma

    Version 2.3.2 - September 2, 2013
    – Magento EE 1.13.0.2 compatibility.
    – Minor bugfix.

    Version 2.3.0 - May 23, 2013
    – Magento EE 1.13 compatibility.
    – No more underscores in the urls.
    – Image hover in the sidebar navigation.
    – nofollow, noindex for price (optional).
    – Ability to control remove button in the state filter for multiple values in the css.
    – Improved compatibility with some external themes (e.g shopper).

    Version 2.2.1 - February 8, 2013:
    - Ability to select store views for 'Pages' feature. This allows to use different translations, static blocks and meta tags for each store view.
    - Better compatibilty with Landing Pages extension
    - Fix for search on modern versions (deprecated function removed)
    - Fix for page configuration when multiple values of one attribute are selected
    - URLs hash in ajax mode is disabled by default (clean urls, but back button does not work)

    Version 2.2.0 - December 14, 2012:
    - Nice short urls for brand pages, e.g. example.com/canon.html, example.com/nike.html.
    - Great new category display mode - Advanced Categories. Allows to display either the whole category tree or any number of levels of category tree.
    - New block, in which you can display the list of a category subcategories together with thumbnails.
    - Another fantastic feature - ability to display images of configurable products based on the customer selections. E.g. if a customer selects red color on in the 'color' filter, red images (if available), will be diplayed for configurable products on category pages. This feature can be utilized for all attributes, which are used for creation of configurable products.
    - Dependent attributes update. Now you can show an attribute filter when any value in a different filter is selected. E.g. show 'color' filter only after one of 'size' values is selected.
    - Advanced SEO feature, requires deep SEO knowledge. When there are very many attributes and their values, there's a huge number of possible attibute value combinations and pages accordingly. This may cause google not to index part of pages. You can specify a parameter for urls with multiple attribute values, which also needs to be specified in google account settings. Please be careful with this one :)
    - Update for ajax mode. Attribute descriptions and images now get updated, when a new attribute option is selected.
    - Improved compatibility with 3-rd party modules, which add javascript to pages.
    - Enhanced UI for 'Pages' functionality.

    Version 2.1.0 - September 24, 2012:
    - Ability to specify meta keywords.
    - Ability to select categories for meta tags conditions.
    - Bugfix.

    Tags: improved navigation, layered navigation, advanced navigation, vertical navigation, navigation menu, custom navigation, top navigation, improved layered navigation, better navigation, improve navigation, horizontal navigation
    Release Notes

    Make your website easy for customers to navigate! Get more orders!

    2010-01-05 06:35:39
    • Version number: 1.4.1
    • Stability: Stable
    • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6
    Ecommerce website success is virtually impossible without handy navigation. If it is hard for customers to find what they need – it will be hard for you to get orders. Now you can optimize the navigation with Improved Navigation extension – upload images for attributes, display filter options in two columns, do other enhancements. Your website will become easier to navigate, more visually attractive and memorable – and thus stimulate your customers to place orders. Make your layered navigation vivid and self-explanatory with new display modes and images – images attract customer attention and make their choice easier. It’s a de-facto standard to show colored icons or brand logos in the navigation.

    With the extension you are free to:
    - Upload images for attributes
    - Show small attribute icons on product view page. The icons link to the lists of products, having the same attribute – this is a must-have feature for book stores (allow customers to see other books by the same author), apparel stores (see the clothes from the same collection or brand), furniture stores (see items made from the same material or of the same color) and many others. Moreover, easy to comprehend icons on the product pages will help the customers to make a choice faster and better - http://improved-navigation.amasty.com/index.php/catalog/product/view/id/103/s/steven-by-steve-madden-pryme-pump/category/3/
    - Choose filter display modes (images only, labels and images, dropdowns, etc) see http://improved-navigation.amasty.com/
    - Display filter options in two columns
    - Add layered navigation to the home page – it is very important to let customers see available options right from the start.
    - Create a "featured" block for any filterable attribute (e.g. featured brands or featured collections, etc) and place it at any CMS page (several “featured” blocks are allowed simultaneously). By clicking on a brand your visitors will see brand description with logo and the list of all the brand products. This feature is widely adopted by all e-commerce solutions (so far it’s not part of Magento though)
    - Add titles and descriptions for your attributes to make your site more SE-friendly. When customers select some option from the layered navigation block, the extension will show attribute description and add appropriate meta-tags. The more relevant texts are on your pages the better it is for your site SEO.
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    This extension was developed by and is supported by Amasty

    Improved Navigation by Amasty 4.9 5 119 119
    I would definitely recommend this product, both because of the quality of it (does what it says on the tin) and the superb support. I had an issue with the installation over a weekend and by Monday morning, Amasty support had used a temporary login to diagnose and fix the problem. Great service! June 6, 2011
    Great extension. But the support is better. We used this extension 1 year ago, and just now, we had a problem, and the Amasty team, solve it in only 2 hours. Now we have the last version, and it works perfect. We highly recommend Amasty. June 3, 2011
    We've used this extension for quite some time now and are quite satisfied with it. Recently we decided to upgrade our magento 1.3 to 1.5 after which it was no longer functional. We failed to solve it ourselves so I contacted Amasty, in about 15 minutes our call for help was answered, within 3 days (from which the most time was our own delay in responding on the e-mails) the problem was solved. Great extension and a Fantastic customer support! -Peter May 25, 2011
    Tolles Modul, erstklassiger Service. Auf Nachfagen wird sofort reagiert und Probleme schnell gelöst. Von allen Programmierern von denen ich Module gekauft habe, kann ich diesem am uneingeschränktesten empfehlen. ---- Great module and first class service. Unlimited recommendation for this developer - one with the most useful modules! May 22, 2011
    This and their Custom Stock Status extensions are a must have for any eCommerce site. This extension largely improves Magento's default navigation and the ability to show the left hand navigation and custom filters from the homepage makes product browsing so much easier for your customers. The SEO feature is also helpful. Besides the great features, the customer support is top notch. They went above and beyond what's expected of them. May 11, 2011
    Great extension !. 100% recommended to improve the customer searches. The technical support and assistance quick and professional. I hope Amasty continue to develop new extensions. Thanks. May 4, 2011
    Fantastic extension and even better support. I wanted an extension that would assist my customers in finding exactly what they needed in the shortest amount of time, Improved Navigation was the answer. I spent considerable time looking at a number of extensions, but none of them fulfilled my requirements like this one. I was very impressed with how quickly the extension was installed, it only took a day. The after sales support has been as timely. Highly recommended! ***** May 2, 2011
    Excellent extension and support. A must-have if you care about user experiences! I appreciate their effort in adding new features in almost each updates. April 15, 2011
    Excellent extension and excellent support with super fast response. Excellent communication i don't think i had to wait an hour or even 30 minutes for a response. difenitely a must have for navigation but what sold me apart from the extension was the support. April 12, 2011
    I bought this extension and Custom stock status because it is almost impossible to have a full featured magento store without this two extension. But the real thing what amazed me totally was the Amasty costumer suport. I had a couple of specific wishes and one of that was the ability to have a specific CMS block on landing pages. And then my other wish was to have a custom attribute filter that I can have on multiple pages. For a small fee of installation service they have done all of this and even modified a coupled of things step by step when I asked them to. So for me their extension are great but the people behind them are even better. A+ costumer service and top quality of extensions. I am definitely looking forward to buy another one from Amasty. April 2, 2011
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    Hi, this extension seems to do almost everything I need, but there is one thing that I'm not sure about.

    In the demo, the categories and attributes seem to work independently of each other. For example, if you select an attribute e.g. color it no longer displays all the categories & sub-categories. Also, if you select an attribute first e.g. color and then select a category, it doesn't keep the color filter.

    Also, the categories don't seem to work the same was as attributes. For example the selected category isn't listed under the "Currently shopping by" section, and you can only select one category whereas you can select multiple options for attributes.

    I'd really like to use this extension because it does most of what I need and it works on the home page which is great! But I also need an extension that treats categories the same was as attributes because customers won't know the difference in my store.

    Is it possible for categories to work the same way as attributes with this extension? Thanks.
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    Answer: 
    Seems odd that no one has answered this question. Here's my answer as just a user of this extension on a store that hasn't launched yet.

    Inability to use multiple categories seems to be a restriction of Magento itself. Like you, my customers won't need to know the difference between categories and attributes. So I simply made another attribute called "category".
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    Hi, Just Maj! We can adjust everything for you. Please, contact us directly at http://amasty.com/support.html
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    With this extension, if we have a large amount of attributes, is there any way of having a scrollbar or search bar for that attribute section?
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    Hi, dearalice!
    Improved navigation extension allows to choose appropriate view of attribute values - you can use search, you can scroll, hide attribute values and use dropdown.
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