Improved Layered Navigation by Amasty

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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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Improved Layered 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

    Amasty Store

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

    Extension Updates

    Version 2.6.0 - Sep 11, 2014
    – New short URL structure, 301 redirects from the old ones if needed

    Version 2.5.8 - Aug 25, 2014
    – Clean AJAX URLs with using HTML5 request state
    – Price slider supports more custom themes
    – Minor improvements

    Version 2.5.6 - June 26, 2014
    – Ability to move Brand name as H1 tag
    – Performance fix for showing product images in right color when corresponding filter has been selected
    – Better RWD theme compatibility (responsive design)
    – A lot of minor updates for different 3-d party themes

    Version 2.5.4 - May 22, 2014
    – Ability to set URL key. Nice for not English alphabets
    – Ability to include layered navigation in selected categories only
    – Cache for URL generation

    Version 2.5.3 - May 20, 2014
    – Fix hide one value for price and category filters
    – Ability to include filters only in certain categories
    – Hide brand state on brand pages
    – Improved compatibility with Product Finder (finder block refreshing)
    – Improved compatibility with Landing Pages (category ids)
    – Fix excluding categories on search results

    Version 2.5.1 - May 05, 2014
    – Ability to display filters in the left column AND above products at the same time. Useful for responsive themes.

    Version 2.5.0 - May 02, 2014
    – Enterprise Solr Search full support
    – Minor bug fixes

    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,, 1.4.2, 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 -
    - Choose filter display modes (images only, labels and images, dropdowns, etc) see
    - 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.

    About the Developer

    This extension was developed by and is supported by Amasty

    Improved Layered Navigation by Amasty 4.9 5 145 145
    I opened a ticket on March 20, I received a reply after 7-8 days and now my problem is not solved yet. bad support ticket ID #IOU-233-20400 April 10, 2012
    Nice extention and fast support. I have got all features I expected. April 3, 2012
    Due to excellent review on support and lots of download, i don't first do thorough inspection and asking questions like usual and turns out it's a big mistake! Some problem arise which makes not possible to be applied at live site: 1) The filter is appear but not working. Any filter i choose, the choice is not filtered 2) All category is anchor already set to yes, but each time select category filter, it's not ajax filtering but move to category page 3) The filter location is now located at lowest end while it initially at top 4) Missing sidebar and top cart at home page I've email the support at 19 mar, give FTP details upon reply, and after 2 days haven't receive any response. I check the test site to see any fix but nothing. The great support testimonial which my reason to quick buy is really questionable. I'm thinking to wait another 24 hours before asking for refund which hopefully easily given (so only 5 usd transaction fee + time loss) March 20, 2012
    Excellent extension and very good and fast support. Not to mention updates are included. March 9, 2012
    By far the BEST support and BEST Magento extensions company. Amasty is absolutely amazing. Improved Navigation is an extension that should be used by every Magento store... after installing it, I was able to rank in the search engines for my brand names which has brought in a lot of sales for me. Without it, I would not be anywhere near what I have accomplished. Literally THE BEST and most important investment I have made for my Magento store. Amasty is just the icing on top... the support, the friendliness... just wonderful :-). 5 STARS! March 8, 2012
    This is a very flexible and excellent extension. We've been using it for a year and a half and over that time Amasty has improved it considerably and has always given us the updated versions. They have also been very helpful with support requests and receptive to feedback and bug reports. March 4, 2012
    I highly recommend this extension. Very good customer service! They solved our problem very quickly. The price is also very affordable, for what it does. January 9, 2012
    These guys are a class act. Had a few questions... they were answered immediately! Tks January 5, 2012
    Why this is not part of Magento I have no idea. This actually makes the system do what I want it to do. I will admit I was a little nervous after uploading all the new files to my server. I have my whole store set up so if something went wrong it would have been a real tragedy. But, after the upload I cleared my cache and refreshed my site. Everything was perfect! I made the adjustments I have been wanting to make for a while and like that I was on to the next piece of business. Honestly, this probably saved me 30-50 hours of my time. And like I read from the others, the support is amazing! They get back to you within minutes. I think this extension is a must for everyone. Thank you Amasty! November 15, 2011
    Brilliant extension ! Whilst it may seem a bit expensive at first believe me it is well worth it. This will make your store very easy to navigate as your able to filter by literally anything and better still these can be displayed in a list, a dropdown, even as images. Might not seem like much but user experience is one of the most important features when it comes to online stores, if your store is easier to navigate than next door then your more likely to get the sale so yeah this is one of those must have extensions. Better still the developers support is top notch, i've required numerous changes and alex offered to help without hesitation. You really cant get better than this. Thanks for the extension. November 8, 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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    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
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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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    I am including the layered navigation on a CMS page. The multiple selection is activated for all filters.

    However, when I select an option, the other available options are not displayed anymore for that particular filter.

    I also have a message in the backend saying there is a conflict between this and class Flagbit_FactFinder_Model_Layer_Filter_Attribute_Catalog. Could this be the problem?

    Thank you very much,
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