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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.
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.
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
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.
Integration with other aW extensions:
Add extra possibilities to Layered Navigation using the integration with other aheadWorks products.
Replace native Magento search with Sphinx and let customers find trustworthy results.
Everything was great
Thank you AW!
Cannot handle lots of attributes
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
Not working out of the box
Great Product from even Greater Company!
+ 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...:(
They added quite a couple of features lately, and these were the EXACT ones I'd been craving for.
Seriously, guys, thank you!
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!!!!
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.
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?
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.
Thank you so much! Wish you more successful products!
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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Magento Editions Compatibility:
- Community: 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168
- Enterprise: 22.214.171.124 -126.96.36.199