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Year/Make/Model Dependent Filters for Layered Navigation

This extension allows configuring Make -> Model -> Year and similar filter dependencies in layered navigation.

Filter dependency means that when user lands on a page, Make filter is shown and filters dependent on it are hidden. When customer selects an option from Make filter, Model filter (configured to be dependent upon Make filter) appears. When customer chooses model, Year filter (dependent upon Model filter) appears.

Why having filter dependencies is a good idea:

  • Pages load faster as fewer filters have to be counted and rendered.
  • Store customer is guided through product selection process by offering him common filtering options in the beginning and introducing additional filters as she drills through product hierarchy.

Make -> Model -> Year filter dependency is just an example. Year/Make/Model Dependent Filters for Layered Navigation allows to create dependencies between any filters. For instance, extension demo contains Price -> Manufacturer -> Color filter dependencies.



Main features of Year/Make/Model Dependent Filters for Layered Navigation:

  • Creating filter dependency is easy - just pick another filter from dropdown and dependency already works!
  • There may be many filters dependent on the same filter.
  • When more general filter is cleared, other applied filters dependent on it are cleared as well.
  • Includes multiple-select feature for layered navigation.
  • Includes fast AJAX refresh feature.
  • Includes dropdown filter template.


Other features:

  • No core code changes
  • Easy installation
  • 100% Open Source
  • Custom design-ready
  • Localization-ready
  • Multistore ready


License is for one Magento installation and one testing/development environment

This extension is compatible with the Magento version 1.4.2 and later stable versions.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us

How To Install

Backup your system

Though this extension does not modify standard Magento files, we strongly recommend to backup your Magento installation before any extension installation or update:

  • Create full copy of your Magento directory.
  • Create database backup (use command „mysqldump -u <db user from app/etc/local.xml> -h localhost „-p<db password from app/etc/local.xml>“ <db name from app/etc/local.xml> > backup.sql“).

Extract and Copy

Installation instruction:

  1. In case you use 3-rd party layered navigation extension (neither Magento standard one nor one of MANAdev layered navigation extensions), disable it.
  2. Download latest version of extension from your account on
  3. Make sure compilation is disabled in System->Tools->Compilation
  4. Make sure all cache is enabled System->Cache Management
  5. Upload all files of extension to base (root) Magento catalog
  6. Refresh cache
  7. Logout and login anew
  8. It should be working now, check if MANAdev indexes run properly in System->Index management, reindex it if needed.


You will find more useful information on configuration, troubleshooting etc. in our Blog & Documentation section.

This extension is compatible with the Magento CE version 1.4.2 and later and EE corresponding.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us


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