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Layered Navigation for Magento 2

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Layered Navigation for Magento 2

Current extension version: 1.9.1

Enhance the possibilities of the native Magento layered navigation with wide options for navigation fine-tuning.

  • Advanced filter management options;
  • Best UI and UX practices;
  • Rich customization opportunities;
  • Free Shop by Brand;
  • Integration with Advanced Search.
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Popover with result count | Reload the page after selecting the required number of attributes

Popover with result count

Multi- and single-select modes | Select single categories by viewing an entire category tree. Or, apply multiple attributes at once

Multi- and single-select modes

Clear multiple values | Clear multiple values with one click!

Clear multiple values

Extra filters | Sort items even more accurately with the three new filters: ‘New’, ‘On Sale’, and ‘In Stock’.

Extra filters

Selected filters block | Manage all currently applied filters by disabling the irrelevant ones

Selected filters block

'Show X more' active link | With the ‘show X more’ active link, you can expand long attribute lists

'Show X more' active link

Horizontal filter bar | If your store has a one column-layout, opt for a convenient horizontal bar

Horizontal filter bar

Advanced Search integration | Filter search results with powerful navigation filters

Advanced Search integration

Shop by Brand integration | Sort items by their brands

Shop by Brand integration

Mobile-friendly UI | Use our advanced layered navigation filters conveniently even on mobile devices!

Mobile-friendly UI

Filters grid | Manage filters on pages designed specifically for work with layered navigation

Filters grid

Per-filter settings | Set up each filter individually by manipulating with its default state (expanded or collapsed), sort order, and applicable categories

Per-filter settings

Extension settings | Configure the main navigation parameters, including AJAX, extra filters, the ‘Show X Items’ popover, and more!

Extension settings


How Magento 2 Layered Navigation works

Filter multiselect
Provide customers with more accurate search results with the multi-select mode
Per-filter management
Easily configure the position, default state, sorting order, and more of each filter
Dynamic page reload
Decide when shoppers can reload a page: after each single or multiple filter selects

How Magento 2 Layered Navigation works

Improve the native layered navigation functionality with 20+ additional options! Give customers an easy and quick way to find the required products. Fine-tune the default state of each filter (expanded or collapsed). Choose between the single-select (for the category filter only) and multi-select modes. Hide unavailable attributes from a view.

Make Product Navigation Intuitive

Multi- and single-select modes
The native layered navigation doesn’t allow picking several attributes at a time to sort items more precisely. In our module, filters can be applied in two ways.
Multi-select mode
With the Magento 2 Layered Navigation extension, you can select multiple product filters at once.
Single-select mode
In addition to the multi-select mode, we added the single-select one to the category filter. It serves as a navigation guide allowing customers to see where they are.
No scroll bars
On mobile devices filter scrolling turns into pain. With this in mind, we replaced scroll bars with the ‘show X more’ active link.
‘Show X more’ on desktop
Your customers can forget about infinite scrolling of long attribute lists. Let them view attributes in parts via the ‘Show X more’ active link.
‘Show X’ more’ on mobile
Our ‘Show X more’ active link works well on all device types. Try it on mobile!
Powered by AJAX
Our Magento 2 Layered Navigation module provides two methods of AJAX page refresh.
Automatic reloading
You can choose the traditional page reloading every time a new attribute is selected.
Manual reloading
Alternatively, you can reload the page independently once the required number of attributes has been chosen (via the provided popover).
Relevant content only
During the filtering process, some attributes become unavailable and only unnecessarily distract users.
Configuring attribute hiding
Our extension allows hiding currently unavailable attributes from a view.
Attribute hiding in action
So, inactive attributes will not be visible now. The less distraction for a customer - the greater conversion.

Magento 2 Layered Navigation Detailed Feature List

Fast navigation
  • Checkbox, swatch, button, price slider, text field filter types
  • Filter single- (categories) and multi-select modes
  • Popover with item count
  • ‘Show X more’ active link
  • Horizontal filter bar
  • Each filter ‘remembers’ its state within a customer session
Simple filter management
  • Filters grid
  • Attribute auto-sorting in a multilingual environment
  • Filter visibility setting on a category level
  • Default filter state setting (expanded or collapsed)
SEO improvements
  • URL structure setting
  • Optional noindex for category pages
  • Meta title and description, template
  • and more!
Functionality enhancements
Need additional functionality
or futher customization of your products?

How does the Magento 2 Layered Navigation extension beat the competition?

Optimized workflow
Built upon the most common use cases, the backend interface closely matches the actual admin workflow
Extensive testing
Our quality assurance guarantees that all our extensions are Magento 2 compatible, customizable, and scalable
Quality code
We write clean code completed with full technical documentation
Feature Highlights
View documentation for a full feature list
Case Studies on how to :
Let shoppers find products quickly with the Attribute Multiselect

In a Magento 2 store that has the native product navigation functionality, the shoppers can’t select several attribute values within the same filter, which complicates the whole catalog navigation process and may result in increased rejection rates.

With the Layered Navigation module, customers can easily find the required products without any difficulty. Let’s find out how the whole product catalog browsing process can be organized.

Multiselect Attributes

If your shoppers want to select several attributes values within the same filter, they can do this just selecting them one by one. Upon selecting every single attribute, the catalog block will be reloaded automatically with AJAX displaying items that match selected attributes.

Use pop-over Selector

The Layered Navigation module also allows you to enable the Show X items pop-over that will be displayed upon each individual attribute selection. The pop-over shows the number of items matching the selected attributes and attribute options and saves customers from constant page reloads to view the matching items. Rather, they can apply all the selected filters with just one click on the Show button of the pop-over, thus, deciding themselves when to reload the catalog page.

Let your customers find products in your store catalog smoothly and seamlessly by applying multiple category attributes.

Improve Usability for New Sales

Simple and convenient navigation helps to increase conversion rates of any e-commerce store. Navigation usability becomes even more important if you consider the fact that 79% of visitors move to another retailer if the content of the store they currently browse is poorly optimized.

Sometimes, extensive and complicated catalogs require sophisticated navigation functionality that is not always easy-to-use. The Magento 2 Layered Navigation extension complies with most of the industry usability standards and allows customers to browse product catalogs quickly and effectively.

Add new filters

In addition to the default Magento 2 product filters, the module offers several new useful filter options, including ‘New arrivals’, ‘Discounted products’, ‘In-stock Items’, and ‘Price Slider’.

Consider the look

Long multi-attribute filters going beyond the fold of the page are extremely frustrating for customers, which ruins their flawless shopping experience. According to the statistics, 77% of people view only the content above the fold. The way to avoid this inconvenience is to collapse those multi-attribute lists to show only a limited number of attributes.

Disable irrelevant options

When selecting certain attribute values, the module automatically hides void attributes and attribute values so that shoppers will be not distracted by them.

Let customers find the products they need and reach the checkout without irritation. The statistics shows that 25% of customers leave online stores due to the complicated navigation. With the above-described feature, customers can successfully complete the filtration process, find the products they need, so they will likely return in this store again.

Ensure Flawless Integrations and Easy Customizations

The same as Magento itself the Layered Navigation extension uses LESS functionality that allows customizing navigation sections and adjusting them to the appearance of current Magento themes. The advanced functionality of LESS provides additional customization opportunities and makes the whole process simpler and cheaper.

Install Layered Navigation

Follow the installation instructions in the user guide to make sure the extension is installed properly.

Customize the Look

Decide on how you want your Layered Navigation to look like and contact your developer team.

Get Layered Navigation for Magento 2 prepared for customizations and Magento integrations. In addition to the core functionality, the Layered Navigation extension for Magento 2 also enables layout improvements that will fit the overall visual look of your store.

Minimize the Number of AJAX Reloads

Perhaps, the most annoying thing of any catalog filtration is constant page reloads triggered by each product attribute added to the filter configuration. They take time and test your patience.

Magento 2 AJAX Layered Navigation allows you to reduce that impact updating only a part of the whole page and making reloads almost invisible for customers. However, the module is able to further reduce the number of AJAX reloads to only one single code execution.

Enable the "Show X items" pop over

Navigate to the extension settings and set the "Show X Items" Pop-over enabled.

Enjoy the results

There are no additional steps, customers can now select multiple attributes and decide when to reload the catalog page.

Make layered navigation intuitive and prompt without page and even AJAX reloads. If enabled, the ‘Show X Items’ popover allows customers to select all necessary attribute options and only then render the results by clicking the ‘Show’ button. Depending on the number of used attributes this functionality is able to save up to one minute per each filter by attribute procedure. 81% of customers search products online before they make a purchase. If they do not find the products they need in your store, they will change it for another one without any hesitation. The Layered Navigation module helps to avoid this.

Fast and flexible navigation

  • Filters dashboard NEW!

    Manage all your filters on one page and sort them by Filter, Code, Type, Status, Status in search, and Position criteria.

  • Fast AJAX navigation

    Only product catalog is refreshed, customers don't have to wait for full page refresh.

  • Multiple filters

    Let your customers select all required filters and decide to refresh the catalog pages after all or one only filter is applied.

  • Horizontal filter bar NEW!

    For the product categories with one-column design, the extension displays layered navigation filters horizontally.

SEO enhancements

  • Define the URL look

    Decide how the URLs with the applied filetes will look: default, attribute values instead of IDs, or attributes as subcategories.

  • Disable indexing of catalog search pages

    Let web crawlers know that search pages should be avoided.

  • Meta title and description

    Catalog pages with filters applied use attribute values for meta information.

  • 301 redirect to override

    If some of your catalog pages with different URL types were indexed by search engines, the automatic 301 redirect will make sure that users are redirected from such pages to the relevant ones with Layered Navigation.

  • Rewrite meta robots

    For the category search pages, the meta robots tag can automatically include the NOINDEX and NOFOLLOW attributes to avoid duplicate content.

Two ways to apply filters

Convenient and explicit filters

  • Filter attributes sorting NEW!

    Merchants who sell products with multiple attributes can automatically sort those attributes alphabetically by the A-Z or Z-A order.

  • Filter availability choosing NEW!

    With the ‘Select categories where to display the filter’ option, you can choose the categories where a particular filter will be available.

  • Filter look and feel

    For the customer’s convenience, attribute filters are presented in the checkbox, text field, button, and swatches formats.

  • Nested attributes dependencies

    If the main filter applied doesn't have a particular child attribute, it will be hidden automatically.

  • Color swatches

    Product images are automatically updated depending on the selected color.

  • Filter Clearance NEW!

    Customers can remove any number of the selected attributes at the category level at once by clicking on the X button provided.

  • Default filter condition setting NEW!

    Decide on the default look of each attribute list by choosing between the expanded (works well for short attribute lists) and the collapsed options.

  • Single path category list style (Amazon-like) NEW!

    With the ‘Single path category list style’ option enabled, your customers can conveniently move from product categories straight to the related subcategories step-by-step with no multiselects.

  • Show X more

    Instead of scrolling long attribute lists, your shoppers can now expand them by clicking on the Show X more active link.

  • Multiple values of the same filter

    Let customers look for both M and L sizes of the same shirt.

  • New filters

    Product selection may be narrowed down to show new, discounted, in-stock items, and items within a particular price range.

  • Applied filters block

    Let your customers disable applied filters conveniently. The option works only when the pop-over is disabled.

By brand shopping

  • Brand logo at product page

    Product pages can have a brand description and logo displayed.

  • Dedicated brand pages

    Give personalized look to all brands gaining customer's trust and catching an eye.

Additonal features

  • Mobile-friendly

    On the mobile screen, the interactive item count is displayed as a special count bar at the bottom of the page, which is less distracting and easier to interact with.

  • Interactive item count

    As attributes are selected, an automatic pop-over shows how many items match the current selection.

  • Integration with Advanced Search

    The Layered Navigation extension is integrated with our Advanced Search extension so that your customers are able to filter search results easily. Consider that if you purchase Layered Navigation together with Advanced Search, the latter one is available with the 50% discount off the regular price.

  • Applied to search page

    The extension works both for catalog and for search result pages.

  • Supports grid and list layout

    Products can be displayed as a grid or as a list.

  • Default item count

    If the pop-over is disabled, the product count will be displayed in brackets.

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Sidney Charron

Nov 26, 2018

Easy to use

Works just as promised! Filters are configured simply and quickly, and everything works like a clockwork in my store. The possibility to adjust the navigation panel to the page’s layout is what I especially lacked in the native Magento, but now I can forget about this problem for good.

Stauros Giannoulakis

Sep 7, 2018

Great Extension Support!

Very good and immediate support from kind people. The plugin works like a charm!


Sep 6, 2018

Excellent extension and support

Great extension, does exactly what we want plus more! We had a few compatibility issues when first installed but aheadworks support, as always, sorted the issue very promptly.

The best in the business!


Apr 25, 2018

Very good module

After a problem of compatibility with another extension, they solved the problem in one day, technical support is really effective.
As usual Aheadworks did a quality job!


Feb 13, 2018

Thank you so much, good job!

I just want to say thank you for fixing this issue with swatches in Layered Navigation. This was a nice little gift for Valentine's Day.
Thank you, great support!


Oct 27, 2017

Best code practices

Great extension from a developer who cares about code quality.
My client bought a different module from other developer but I'm not keen, prefer to stick to AheadWorks modules.


Sep 29, 2017

A good improvment over the Magento 2 standard

I have over 5000 SKUs and the standard Magento 2 layered navigation is just not up to the task of sorting such a big catalog in a meaningful way for the visitor. This extension does the job very well thanks to the multiple select, extra filters and ajax loading.

The included Shop by Brands is also very useful. For a full package i recommend AJAX Cart Pro extension also.

Also the Aheadworks support is very good, really important for a website with many extensions and a custom theme.


Jun 9, 2017

Great Support

After an initial problem with the extension clashing with another, Aheadworks didn't hesitate in getting straight on the case and fixing it for us - great support from the team, thanks


Feb 16, 2017

Good module

Good module, easy to setup.
My client is happy, so am I :)
And support is top notch.


Dec 20, 2016

I like it

I like its functionality. It helps customers find products they want easier and faster, and that exactly at what we aimed.
It looks nice on our site. And it is easy and practical to use.
Besides, I got a free installation service. Thanks, guys! You know your job!


Dec 2, 2016

I like this one

Using this for several months already and totally satisfied.
Nice module, good work, AW!


Sep 6, 2016

1.1.0 brought huge updates

New version gets updated with AJAX, which is good, and there are two reasons why it is important:
1. This is the design many of store owners needed;
2. aheadWorks listens to their customers.
Also, a significant part of the code has been rewritten in the name of better compliance with Magento 2 guidelines, which, along with unit tests, makes an integration easier.
As a developer, I can't help appreciating their way of updating the products.


Aug 31, 2016


An extremely simple extension, but the one you can't do without. Virtually no setup required.


Aug 3, 2016

This is essential extension that every new store must have

I've been using this plugin for six months. It doesn't require additional configuration you have to worry about. Cool feature with an interactive frame. A bit frustrated about Ajax not included by default, hope to see it in the next update. Definitely recommend.

During the purchase I have to enter our url. Does this extension only work on 1 installation? Because we have a development environment and a production environment.
Our EULA allows using the extensions on a single production and as many dev or staging sites as you need without a need of purchasing an extra license.
Does it support multi-store?
Yes, it does. It is possible to configure the extension separately for different websites.
Does the extension support full page caching?
Since full page cache is a native Magento 2 feature, all our extensions for this platform support it.
I run Magento 1.X. Will my currently installed extensions from aheadWorks work in Magento 2?
Due to a significant difference between Magento 1 and Magento 2 branches, the extensions for M1 will not work in M2.
However, the owners of the extensions by Aheadworks for Magento 1 can get 25% discount on purchase the same extensions by AW for M2
Which URL do I specify on checkout if I've got only a development store at the moment?
You need to enter a final address of the site when it will go live.

If the domain name is still under consideration at the moment of purchase, you can enter an address of your dev environment. In this case, don't forget to contact us when the final domain name has been registered: our support team will change it by your request.
This extension for Magento 2 supports Saudi riyal currency and Arabic Language?
If your currency and language is natively supported by Magento 2, the extension will also support it.
However, to work with RTL most likely some style adjustments will be required and you will need to translate some options the same way as you did with your Magento.
I run Magento 2 on AWS with ELB (Elastic Load Balancers) do I need a license per EC2 instance? They are all behind the same domain.
Such setup is considered to be a single Magento environment, so you need only one license.

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