Current extension version: 1.6.0
An enhancement that brings native layered navigation functionality up to industry standard
Allow to check compatibility with Magento versions, helpful during customization process
Full compliance with Magento 2 requirements, LESS used for styles, overall optimized code
Going beyond basic responsive design, our extensions support mobile-specific user interactions
When installed, Magento 2 layered navigation extension automatically applies functionality improvements to native navigation, with just a few optional features left for administrator to decide on. Layered Navigation eliminates unnecessary page reloads when applying filters, showing customers how many results the current configuration will yield and letting them decide when they are ready to reload.
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Sometimes customers are not sure about the final set of attributes for the products they need. Hoping to make a final decision during their visit to a store they may still hesitate between attribute options, e.g. different colors, sizes, capacities, etc.
So, at this stage of catalog navigation they need to filter products by attribute variations and compare them to each other. And, mindful of the fact that 40% of users never return to a web site if their first visit is a negative experience, we should pay close attention to the navigation usability.
If you have a number of attributes available at customer's disposal it may be more appropriate to enable "Show X Items" pop-over, to let customers selecte several attributes and reload page upon checking them all.
The process of selecting attribute values one by one is going to be twice or thrice longer than the time required by the multiselect navigation functionality. Combination of this functionality with automatic disabling of void options accelerates the process manifold.
It is quite obvious that simple and convenient navigation is able to increase conversion rates of any ecommerce store. Navigation usability becomes even more important if we’ll take into consideration that 79% of visitors search for another website if the content is not optimized.
However, 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 any catalogs fast and effectively.
Additionally to the default Magento 2 product filters, the module offers some useful options, including ‘New arrivals’, ‘Discounted products’, ‘In-stock Items’, and ‘Price Slider’.
Long multi attribute filters passing beyond the fold of a screen page are extremely frustrating for customers as soon as they break the flawless shopping experience. According to statistics, 77% of people view only the content above the fold. The way to avoid this inconvenience is to wrap those multi-attribute lists showing only a limited number of attributes.
If a customer selects certain attribute values the module automatically hides void attributes releasing customers from the need to select null options.
The same as Magento itself the Layered Navigation extension uses LESS functionality that allows customizing navigation section easier and conform it with the appearance of your Magento theme. The advanced functionality of LESS provides additional customization opportunities and makes the whole process simpler and cheaper.
Follow the installation instructions in the user guide to make sure the extension is installed properly.
That's it, decide how you want Layered Navigation to look like, tell your developer to adjust it and you are good to go.
Perhaps, the most annoying thing of any catalog filtration is constant page reloads triggered by each product attribute added to filter configuration. They take time and test your patience.
The 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.
Navigate to the extension settings and set "Show X Items" Pop-over enabled.
There are no additional steps, customers can now select multiple attributes and control when the catalog page is reloaded.
Make layered navigation intuitive and prompt without page and even AJAX reloads.
If enabled the ‘Show X Items’ popover allows customers to include 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 go to another one with no regrets. This situation is exactly what the Layered Navigation for Magento 2 helps to avoid.
Check out selected features below or view documentation for a full feature list
Fast and flexible navigation
Only product catalog is refreshed, customers don't have to wait for full page refresh.
Let your customers select all required filters, and decide if catalog is refreshed after all filters are applied or after checking single filter.
Decide how the URLs with applied filters look: default, attribute values instead IDs, attributes as subcategories.
Let web crawlers know that search pages should be avoided.
Catalog pages with filters applied use attribute values for meta information.
If some of your catalog pages, with URLs of a different look, were indexed by search engines, automatic 301 redirect will make sure such pages are redirected to the relevant ones of Layered Navigation.
For category search pages meta robots tag can automatically include NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW to avoid duplicate content.
Two ways to apply filters
Layered Navigation allows selecting multiple filters without reloading product catalog, until 'Show' button in the popover is clicked.
Layered Navigation allows reloading product catalog upon checking every single filter, for customers who don't want it right now.
Convenient and explicit filters
Decide if you want filter to be a checkbox, text field, button or swatches.
If the main filter applied doesn't have particular child attribute - it is hidden automatically.
Product images are automatically updated depending on the selected color.
Let your customers disable applied filters in the convenient block
Filters with numerous options are automatically equipped with scrolling saving vertical space.
Let customers look for both M and L sizes of a shirt.
Product selection may be narrowed down to show new, discounted, in-stock items, and items within a particular price range.
By brand shopping
Product pages can have a brand description and logo displayed.
Give personalized look to all brands gaining customer's trust and catching an eye.
Brands are included in the Layered Navigation as additional filtering options.
Product pages can display related products of the same brand sorted by multiple criteria.
On a mobile device interactive item count is displayed not in a pop-over, but via a special count bar at the bottom of the page, which is less distracting and easier to interact with.
As attributes are selected, an automatic popover shows how many items match current selection.
The extension works both for catalog and for search result pages.
Products can be displayed as a grid or as a list.
If the popover disabled the product count is displayed in brackets.
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