Mageplaza Layered Navigation is a smart map for your Magento 2 store. It's the shortest way for shoppers to find what they want, especially when you have a bunch of items with various prices, attributes or brands.
How to use
After enabling the module, the Layered Navigation will be displayed on the left sidebar on Categories pages.
The Configuration is available under Admin Panel > Mageplaza > Layered Navigation > Configuration.
Here are the details for the settings of each tab.
1. General Configuration tab
In the Module Enable field: You can choose to use the Module Layered Navigation or not. Leave as Yes to enable and No to disable.
In the Multi-Filters field
By enabling this feature, the shoppers are allowed to choose more than 1 filter to find the desired items. You can also filter by multi-choose from multiple categories at the same time. For example: The shopper can choose to filter by Color with Black, White and Size with Small, Large at the same time. This can be also applied with multiple categories.
To config this feature, go to Enable Multi-filter field, set "Yes/No" to "Enable/ Disable"
In the Scroll to Top field
This feature allows the shoppers, after filtering, can automatically back to the top of the products list and start to find the desired items.
On the Scroll to Top after Filtering field, you will have 2 options:
YES : After choosing a filter or click on the Apply Filter button, the site will automatically scroll up to the top-page.
NO : After choosing a filter or click on the Apply Filter button, the site still stay at the current position.
In the Quick Lookup Options field
By enabling this feature, in each of the attribute group, there is a search box. The shoppers only need to insert the letters and the filter whose name contains this letter will be displayed.
Go to Enable Filter options field to "Enable/ Disable" this feature by setting "Yes/ No".
In the Display Out-of-stock option field: There are 2 options to choose
Yes: Show all the attributes and options even the product is currently out of stock.
No: Hide all the attributes and options of the product which is currently out of stock.
In the Product Count field: With this feature, there will have a number which is displayed next to the filter. This number allows the shoppers to know how many items which is matched the filter. For example: If the filter is displayed: Cotton(2), that means there are 2 items which are matched the filter Cotton.
In the Display Product Count field
Set Yes to display the number to the left of the filter name.
Set No to hide this number.
In the Expand by default field
Yes : The attribute group will already be expanded when the shoppers go to the Categories page.
No : The shoppers need to click on the attribute group name to expand the filters.
In the Apply Filter button field
The Apply Filter button allows the shoppers to choose when to apply the chosen filters. With this button, the shoppers don't need to wait for the page to reload again and again each time they choose a filter.
In Add Apply Filter button field, set "Yes" to show the button and leave "No" to disable.
Here is how the Apply Filter button works, you can choose lots of attribute before applying it. Also, SEO friendly URL is compatible with Apply Filter search result. As you can the this example chose Insulated* and Cold, and name of those attributes appears on the URL as well.
2. Additional Filter
2.1. Product State Filter
The Product State Filterfeature allows the shoppers to filter the items by the New, Sale, and Stock status. Here is how the Product State Filter configuration will be displayed:
In the Group label field: The name of the group attribute
In the Position field: Admin set the displaying priority for Product State Filter. The smaller number entered, the higher priority to show first.
In the Expand by default field: Choose Yes to automatically expand the group attribute Rating when shoppers go to the collection page.
Enable New Filter, Enable On Sales filter, Enable Stock filter: Choose Yes to enable the filter and leave No to disable.
New label, On Sales label, Stock label: Add the name for each label filter.
2.2. Rating Filter
This feature allows the shoppers can filter the items by the rating follows 5 levels from 1 star to 5 stars. For example: when you choose the option 4 stars and up, the received result will display the items which have the 4-star and 5-star rating.
The Rating Filter configuration is available under the Filter Configuration tab.
In the Enable Rating Filter field: Choose "Yes" to enable and display the group attribute Rating on the Layered Navigation and leave "No" to disable this feature. When you choose "Yes", there are 2 more options for the modification
In the Group Label : Adding the text as the group attribute's name.
In the Expand by default : Choose "Yes" to automatically expand the group attribute Rating when shoppers go to the collection page.
In the Position field: Admin can allow Rating Filter to show at different positions such as Top Sidebar, Bottom Sidebar, Below Category Filter.
3. SubCategory Slider
- Enable SubCategory Slider: Select Yes to allow showing subcategories as slider on corresponding categories.
Display Type: Choose displaying type for slider
Label: Slider only shows subcategory name included in its category.
Image and Label: Slider shows subcategory name and image included in its category.
- Apply for Category: Admin choose category to be shown in slider.
- Auto Play: Select Yes to allow slider to be auto activated
- Items per Slider: Enter the number of item subcategory allowing to be shown on each slider.
4. Filter by decimal attributes
Layered Navigation Professional edition also allows store owner can set up and visitor can filter decimal attributes.
In the Attribute Information > Properties > Advanced Attribute Properties > Input Validation for Store Owner, choose Decimal Number or Intergal Number to set your optional attribute.
Follow Attribute Information > ProductsPage Navigation Properties
In the Use in ProductsPage Navigation field choose Filterable (with results)*
In the Use in Search Results ProductsPage Navigation choose Yes*
In the Display Style field, choose your preferred style as Slider*, Range or Slider and Range
For example with Weight option for which product has weight as 15 lb. In the frontend the search result can be filtered like:
5. Show Tooltip
New version of Mageplaza Layered Navigation Professional allows store admins to set up tooltip for each attribute. Tooltip only apply for attribute types: Multiple Select, Dropdown, Price, Visual Swatch, Text Swatch.
Follow Attribute Information > ProductsPage Navigation Properties
- In the Use in ProductsPage Navigation field choose Filterable (with results)
- Show Tooltip: Choose Yes to show Tooltip on attribute filter.
- Tooltip Thumbnail: Click Choose File, admin choose icon for tooltip. Leaving it blank, icon will be default value.
Tooltip Content: Enter the content for tooltip.
If tooltip is left blank, it will be assigned with Admin value.
Published on: 10 / 07 / 2019