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 2.5.3 - 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 5 141 141
    Perfect plugin and support service I was looking for a layered navigation plugin and after quite a long research I opted for amasty because I had already some extensions fromt this company and was very happy for it. The plugin includes all the functionalities that I needed, included slider for attributes different from prices (very useful for heigth, width and so on) I had a compatibility issue for my custom theme and I contacted the support that was very fast and committed to solve it quickly. I would buy again from this company April 15, 2014
    Incredible service Amasty gives exelent and fast service on there extensions. I still must figure out all the things what is possible whit this extension April 8, 2014
    Great Supp Excellent help and support. Thanks you Amasty team. Ariel April 1, 2014
    Best Layered Navigation extension for Magento! I always do alot of research before purchasing extensions for my store and since buying Improved Navigation I have bought over 5 more extensions from Amasty. Improved Navigation is fantastic, very customisable, has SEO functions to stop search engines indexing "shopby" URL's.. plus it has great brand-page functionality. Their support has been second to none. I've had a few styling issues and bugs but they are quick to respond and fix it for me. April 1, 2014
    Works as expected, fast support The sorting of attribute options did not work as expected (not by position but alphabetically instead). But Amasty's support was very quick. They sent me an updated version and provided a fix. The sorting works now as desired. March 10, 2014
    Fantastic Support & Great Extension The reason I bought this extension was for the SEO friendly URL's for our layered navigation. It solves exactly that problem and the reason I keep coming back to Amasty is because of their great support. Keep it up. March 3, 2014
    The Support Goes On And On The sliders on my site stopped working months after Alexander last helped me out and I hesitated to ask for more support. I figured it must have been something I did. After failing to spot the issue I did raise a ticket, and all was sorted within hours again. Thank you Alexander. I am very happy with your product and especially with your continued support. It's exactly what we amateur webmasters need. January 25, 2014
    A Must-Have I don't understand why Magento doesn't offer multiple select in layered navigation. Luckily, this extension fills that void, along with offering a lot of other features. It features some SEO aspects and the AJAX navigation is great. People say their support is great, however, I wouldn't go that far. I've seen great support, and it responds within an hour. Amasty's support responds once...on occasion twice per day. It took a while to sort out some bugs, but yes, they eventually got fixed for this extension. However, we purchased another extension from them and they never could figure out the issue. Overall, we were happy with this one. December 11, 2013
    Wonderful Extension and great support Very Pleased with the extension and would definitely recommend this company to everyone for your needs on Magento extensions. I am equally pleased with the after support - I had few issues (that was due to my own limitations ) and the support team did a wonderful job in helping me out in the least possible time. I will for surely use them for all my needs. November 25, 2013
    great technical serve the extension is the best and the technical service fix all problems whith others seo extensions, and is fast- November 15, 2013
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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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