Layered Navigation - AJAX custom filters

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Optimize navigation and let visitors search by categories, price ranges, color, and other product attributes.
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Layered Navigation - AJAX custom filters

The Magento Layered Navigation extension is an essential tool for those who want to enhance product search filtering on the website. Layered Navigation optimizes store navigation and allows customers to find the desired items quickly and easily.

Navigation filters appear automatically in the upper left column on Catalog and/or Search results pages and are changed according to specified product attributes or search parameters. Thus we have one set of filters for handbags catalog and the other for men’s belts. Magento AJAX navigation allows filtering products without page reloading.

A store administrator has the full control over the filters settings and their look. For example, you can add thumbnails for a category tree or fold long list of options. Numeric values can be specified in a slider or in a ‘From –To’ field.

The Shop By Column

Live Demo:
Category Page
Search Results Page

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AJAX-Based Features

Quick AJAX filtering
The AJAX-based navigation and sorting allows your customers to see the selected products faster than in the standard Magento navigation without multiple page reloading, thus optimizing customer experience. On clicking the ‘Back’ button, all the previously selected filter options stay saved, and visitors can see the products that match those parameters.

AJAX toolbar
The extension supports AJAX for all the elements of the catalog toolbar: paging, sorting, show per page, view change (grid/list). The catalog content changes seamlessly without page reload.

Layered Navigation UI Management

Edit Filter

Sort attributes’ position
Store owners can define position of each filter in Shop By column. With Layered Navigation, you can put the most important attributes on top and define overall filters sequence.

Thumbnails for each filter option
You can upload attractive thumbnails for the corresponding filter options and make layered navigation process more intuitive and easy.

Filter Options Thumbnails

Set up column layout
You can configure column layout of each filter directly in the backend.

Column Layout

Change option labels and filter titles
The module gives you full control over filters and options titles. Moreover, each filter has a description field. Just insert relevant content in this field to show your customers tips appearing when they hover the mouse over a filter.

Add help notices
Provide clients with attribute hints which can appear as an icon or a text in the upper-right corner near the attribute filter.

Help Notices

Multiple user interface elements for filter options
There are several options to display filters – Check box, Radio box, Range Slider for price and other numeric values, and ‘From – To’ number field.

Multiple Elements for Filter Options

Functional Enhancement Features

Price sliders and numeric filters
The implemented Range Slider lets your customers specify their own custom ranges for price, weight, size, height and other numerical attributes. Moreover, the extension allows clients to filter products by attributes with decimal or integer values.

Control filter displaying
The Magento Layered Navigation extension allows you to control specific filters appearing. You can easily hide attributes for some product categories and configure whether to show them on Catalog or Search results pages.

Hide for Category

HTML5-based URL change
Your customers can filter products specifying the desired attributes set and bookmark the generated page URL for further usage. This link will show the list of found products saving their time on selecting the parameters once again.

HTML5-based URL Change

Ability to select multiple values for the same attribute
Customers can choose any combination of attributes they see on their screens for filtering, including multiple values for one attribute. Thus, they only need to imagine the result they want and do not need to think how to achieve it.

SEO parameters for filters
The module allows store administrator to specify individual SEO word for each filter. So your customers will see clear and nice-looking URL on all pages on which the filter value is selected.

The module can be integrated with the following extensions by aheadWorks:

  • AJAX Cart Pro
    Makes Magento cart UI absolutely customer friendly by means of AJAX. Fully customizable from admin panel.
  • Advanced Search
    Replace native Magento search with Sphinx and let customers find trustworthy results.
  • Call for Price
    Replaces 'Add to Cart' button with call for price customized message encouraging visitors to contact you.
  • Catalog Permissions
    Configure the visibility of different items, product prices and even the whole categories for specified customer groups.

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Release Notes

Changelog v.1.1.2

2014-04-03 07:48:19
  • Version number: 1.1.2
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1
* Problem when multiple attributes were selected
* Problem with order cancelling
* Incorrect filter work when more than 1 word was searched
* Price filter wasn't displayed in the frontend in PHP 5.2.* versions
* Problem with filtering products by category
* Incorrect work of “Yes/No” attribute type
* Incompatibility with configurable products

Changelog v.1.1.1

2014-03-10 07:31:08
  • Version number: 1.1.1
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1
* Problem when tax was included into price

Changelog v.1.1

2014-03-03 11:40:41
  • Version number: 1.1
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1
+ " Is Enabled in Search Results" option
+ Hide attributes for specific categories
+ Decimal/integer attribute support
+ "Yes/No" attribute support
+ Help notice per attribute
+ Specify column layout per filter
+ Advanced Search by aheadWorks integration
+ Show category filter as a tree
* Incorrect price range when tax is included into price
* Disabled categories were shown in navigation
* Incorrect multiple wishlist displaying in Magento EE

Changelog v.1.0.1

2013-11-29 11:53:53
  • Version number: 1.0.1
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1
+ Stability and speed improvements

Version 1.0

2013-11-20 12:45:58
  • Version number: 1.0
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.12, 1.13
Initial release.

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Layered Navigation - AJAX custom filters 5 5 1 1
Great value for money This extension delivers a great customer experience when you rely on product filtering with attributes. You can configure it in many ways (colors / icons / checkboxes / radiobuttons / ...) and I think it's great value for money when you plan on using it intensely. Their developer support team is friendly, keeps you up to date and fast. I had an issue with some attributes, made a support ticket and was helped within 3 days with no extra charge. I would recommend this product because the installation was simple, the product works as described, the support is great and it gets the job done with no hassle. April 4, 2014
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