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Layered Navigation


Optimizes the navigation and lets visitors search by categories, price ranges, color, and other product attributes.
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Layered Navigation
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Layered Navigation simplifies the product search filtering items based on their attributes. For example, handbags can be filtered by color, size, material, price, etc. Since your visitors know what interests them the extension allows finding the desired product faster.

Magento navigation filters appear in the upper left column on Catalog or/and Search results pages. These filters are created automatically and 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.

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. Such representation is good to filter by price range and is easy-to-use for customers who choose items according to their budget.

The implemented AJAX technology allows filtering products without page reloading. Paging, sorting, and grid/list view are supported by AJAX too. Layered Navigation modifies the current page URL and a bookmark with a particular attributes set can be easily saved by customers or even shared with their friends. Such URL can be used by merchants for different marketing purposes as well.

Frontend features

Speed up products search

The AJAX-based navigation lets your customers avoid page reloads and see required products faster than the standard Magento navigation does. On clicking the ‘Back’ button, all previously selected filter options stay saved, and visitors can see products that match those parameters.

Save time of your customers - no page reloads anymore

The module uses the AJAX technology for all elements of the catalog toolbar (paging, sorting, show per page, view change) and lets your catalog content change seamlessly without page reloads.

Motivate your customers to come back

Your customers can filter products based on different options and then bookmark the generated page URL for further usage. The link will lead to the list of found products to continue their shopping experience easily, thus saving their time on selecting the parameters once again.

Provide more search flexibility

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

Solr search engine support (NEW!)

Apply layered navigation functionality to Solr search results (Magento EE) and let visitors find desired items easily.

Backend features

Configure the look and feel of filter options

Filters can be displayed as a Check box, Radio box, Range Slider for price and other numeric values, and ‘From – To’ number field.

Control filter displaying

The Magento Layered Navigation extension allows you to decide what filter options and where should be shown. You can easily hide attributes for some product categories and configure whether to show them on Catalog or Search results pages.

Optimize SEO parameters

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

Customise layered navigation design

Layered Navigation is entirely customizable from the backend. Flexible module settings allow a store administrator to change the look of filters to suit any website design:

  • sort attributes’ position
  • upload thumbnails
  • set up column layout
  • edit attribute titles
  • etc.

In addition to the mentioned options, each filter has a description field. Just insert relevant content in this field to show tips to customers when they hover the mouse over a filter.You can also provide clients with attribute hints which can appear as an icon or a text in the upper-right corner near the attribute filter.

Add-on features

Advanced Search
In case you have an extensive catalogue and your customers are likely to be shooting in the dark it might be a good idea to give them an opportunity of narrowing initial navigation with a search option. Use our Advanced Search extension to give your customers a jump start and apply Layered Navigation to refine the results.

Brand selection
For many shoppers brand is the single most important characteristic of a product, so it is only natural to give it an appropriate spot. Use our Shop by Brand extension to integrate an attractive brand selection field into your navigation panel.

Integration with other aW extensions

Using the Layered Navigation extension together with the below aW products opens extra possibilities.

Advanced Search

Advanced Search

Apply fully customizable filter options to Sphinx search results.

Shop By Brand

Shop By Brand

Add the Brand filter to the layered navigation and speed up the search of desired items.

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Does not work with magento responsive version and all Android devices.

Review by Eric | Dec 23, 2014

This module does not work with Magento responsive version and all Android devices. Support team took long time to fix but they could not. I have spent many hours to read their code and fix the issues. Everybody here should consider to buy if your website support mobile version.

Everything was great

Review by Ingenio Software | Sep 24, 2014

Extension that works as promised. Respecting the specifications you can set all kinds of filters. A special praise also to the ticketing service that has solved a problem that is not related to the extension. Really very very satisfied.

Thank you AW!

Review by Beth | Jul 4, 2014

Absolutely happy with this plugin and Aheadworks support! Was initially confused with some options, but looking through the docs and asking a couple of questions was enough. Will certainly be back for more apps from AW!

Cannot handle lots of attributes

Review by Richard | Jun 30, 2014

We installed this on one of our sites which has approx 50,000 products and 2000 unique filterable attributes although only 30 per attribute set on average.

Our dev needed to modify the source code to get the extension to work as the index process was running out of memory even on our high spec dedicated server. The index then took well over 6 hours to complete. When we got it working functionality was good, but performance (speed of filter refresh / selection) was much worse than an alternative product from another Magento extension provider so we went with that. The index time was likely also going to be prohibitive to run in a production environment too.

We would really like Aheadworks to sort out the performance issues for this extension (for large catalogs / attribute numbers) as we would prefer to use this extension than the alternative we currently use as (being an Aheadworks extension) it causes fewer conflicts with our other Aheadworks extensions we have installed on our site.

Great solution from Aheadworks

Review by Dereck | Jun 23, 2014

Want to say “Thank you”! I am really happy with the work of the tool. It does everything that I need. Super fast and very effective

Not working out of the box

Review by Harm Lukas | Jun 18, 2014

Not working out of the box. very frustrating and to expensive for the quality of the program. There are many free programs that work better.

Great Product from even Greater Company!

Review by Eugene | May 21, 2014

Absolutely awesome product. Clean code, super fast and excellent support helping me with installation issues. Highly recommend.

Great Support

Review by Sebastian | May 8, 2014

Our feedback:

+ It is a really great extension with very high support.
+ very helpful
+ boost your shop
- We submit a question for a new and great function but it was not accept...:(

love it

Review by Ludovic | Apr 18, 2014

Great extension and thank you to the aheadworks support team for their help on our custom theme.


Review by Hans D. | Apr 2, 2014

I've been using Aheadworks Layered Navigation for quite a while now, but it's their recent update that made me write this review:)
They added quite a couple of features lately, and these were the EXACT ones I'd been craving for.
Seriously, guys, thank you!

Web designer

Review by Dan | Jan 31, 2014

There's a plenty of Layered Nav exts out there, but now the Big Player is on the field:)
Seriously, I'm utterly happy with the AW Layered Nav, and I don't think I will be using anything else in my projects, for the foreseeable future at least.
Does what it says, and does is brilliantly.

This extension is a great asset to any store!!!!

Review by Kawashi | Jan 23, 2014

I found the extension worked seamlessly with my magento install, and provides my customers with the facility to find products they need in the most simple way. This is a big plus for store owners as they can help users in search of required goods.
The module is built on a solid foundation, and can be styled easily to suit your theme. This extension is definately worth the money, for the features it provides and the time it saves. I can also vouch for the support, as I needed to install the extension on my store and as a bit of a Magento novice I required assistance. The developers were able to provide a quick and elegant solution. Overall, very happy with the extension and the service provided.

great product

Review by tim | Jan 23, 2014

did all we asked and more

Layered Navigation

Review by Gerald Washington | Jan 21, 2014

This product works, its fast efficient easy to install. However, it does not have any built in color swatches so you will have to make your own on PS or AI. but its a must have for all good sites. Coding seems to be clean, and installs in less than 10 minutes if you know what you are doing.


Review by Davide | Dec 17, 2013

As all the other aheadWorks extension we tried, this newly released module is excellent and very useful.

Good all-around

Review by Jim B. | Dec 6, 2013

There are numerous modules of that sort on the market, but I've been waiting for the one from AW eagerly.
I had wonderful experience with their products before, and this new layered navigation absolutely lived up to my expectaions.
Good code, decent features - should I say more?


Review by Eric | Dec 4, 2013

This app can be described in just one word: IMPROVEMENT!
It is really a huge improvement over both Magento's built-in layered nav, and over quite a few similar plugins from other devs we have tried this far.
Nice looking, fast, reliable - I couldn't have been satisfied more.

Thumbs up!

Review by Darrel | Dec 1, 2013

Nice-looking, fast, easy to use. Kudos to aw tech guys, who have installed the ext for us within a couple of hours:).


Review by Carl Palmer | Nov 26, 2013

I'm really excited by this extension. That's why I leave this positive review, guys. Besides the great customizable design of the extension I'd like to say some words about the features I like most of all. AJAX filtering is extremely useful for our customers. I know it because of my rich experience as an online purchaser. This feature considerably improves native Magento navigation that was on my store before. Moreover this technology lets consumers get the search results in a convenient way and much faster. The URL change based HTML5 is the second thing I appreciate. It saves much time when you need to come back to the same store again and again. With this feature you can save the URL and don't need to set needed parameters. It's more than just a tool! Fantastic!
Thank you so much! Wish you more successful products!

Great job!

Review by Josh | Nov 24, 2013

This is just a great ext. Works fast, and works everywhere! For stores with large catalogs, it is just a must.
What I specially like about this module is the way it works with URL params. Hint: you can include the link to pre-filtered set of products into, say, NL, to get your customers the exact items YOU want to sell them.
Didn't expect that I would be using a navigation tool for promotions%)

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