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Global Configuration

Global Configuration (MANAdev -> Global Configuration -> Layered Navigation)

Global Configuration

MANAdev -> Global Configuration -> Layered Navigation

In order to access global configuration, go to menu MANAdev -> Global Configuration -> Layered Navigation in Magento Admin Panel.

SEO Layered Navigation Global Configuration

Display Settings

Section defines how to show layered navigation in general. First four parameters sets up default templates for all filter types.

Later on, every specific filter can be customized in MANAdev -> Layered Navigation menu.

  • Show Category Filter As - default template for category filter. Below possible choices and preview are listed:

    • Text (One Item Can Be Selected At A Time) - list of subcategories is shown. Only one subcategory can be chosen at a time like only New Arrivals.

      Category Filter Display As Text

  • Show Price Filter As - default template for system attribute price filter. Below possible choices and preview are listed:

    • Text (Multiple Select Enabled) - price ranges will be shown as a list. Few price ranges can be chosen at a time.

      Price Filter Display As Text

    • Text (One Item Can Be Selected At A Time) - price ranges will be shown as a list. Only one range can be chosen at a time.

      Price Filter Display As Text

  • Show Filters of Type 'Price' As- default template for all filters, based on price type attribute.

    • Text (Multiple Select Enabled) - price ranges will be shown as a list. Few price ranges can be chosen at a time.

      Price Type Filter Display As Text

    • Text (One Item Can Be Selected At A Time) - price ranges will be shown as a list. Only one range can be chosen at a time.

      Price Type Filter Display As Text

  • Show All Other Filters As- default template for all filters, based on drop down or multiple select type filters.

    • Text (Multiple Select Enabled) - few options of the same filter can be chosen like Skirts and Dresses.

      Filter Display As Text

    • Text (One Item Can Be Selected At A Time) - only one filter option can be chosen at a time like only Skirts or only Dresses.

      Filter Display As Text

  • Sort Items By - default template for all drop down or multiple select type filters. Not applicable to category or price filters.

    • Position - filter options will be sorted by position.
    • Position (selected at the top) - same as previous, but currently selected options will be placed on top of the list.
    • Name - filter options will be ordered by translated name of options.
    • Name (selected at the top) - same as previous, but currently selected options will be placed on top of the list.
    • Count - filter options with bigger product count will be placed higher.
    • Count (selected at the top) - same as previous, but currently selected options will be placed on top of the list.
  • Show Product Count - global setting for showing or hiding product count near all filter options. Not applicable to sliders.

  • Filterable (no results) Links Are Not Clickable. If filter is set as Filterable (no results), it will list all options, even no products are available now for specific option. This parameter let to disable clicking on option, if there are no products suitable for this option.

    For example, field Use In Layered Navigation is set to Filterable (no results) for filter "Type":

    Attribute Filterable (no results)

    In layered navigation, options without available products will be non clickable, if this parameter is set to Yes:

    Filterable (no results) Links Are Not Clickable

  • Hide CMS Page Content When Filters Are Applied

    Layered Navigation can be added to any CMS page, including Home Page. In detail it is described in How to section: How to put Layered Navigation on Home Page (or Any CMS Page).

    Here is an example of CMS page with layered navigation, content and product list.

    CMS Page With Layered Navigation

    Sometimes it is not reasonable to show CMS page content, if customer start to search products by applying one or more filters. The parameter let you to hide page content block, if any filter option is selected.

    This parameter is global for all CMS pages. Therefore it is more suitable for small stores.

  • Hide CMS Page Product List When No Filters Are Applied. In some cases, when product list is huge, it is reasonable to hide products in CMS page, if no any filter applied.

    This parameter is global for all CMS pages. Therefore it is more suitable for small stores.

    If both parameters are set to Yes, CMS page layout will be changed dynamically:

    • If no any filter is applied, only layered navigation and CMS page content will be shown. Product list will be hidden.
    • If one or more filters are applied, layered navigation and filtered product list will be shown. CMS page content will be hidden.

    For specific CMS page both settings can be override by changing layout manually. In detail it is described in How to section: How To Customize Visibility Of Content Or Product List For Specific CMS Page.

  • Hide Filters With Single Visible Item. To have more compact layered navigation, it is possible to hide filters with one visible item, if parameter is set to Yes:

    Hide Filters With Single Visible Item

Advanced Display Settings

There are 2 different ways for showing Layered Navigation.

One is to use standard template, which comes together with the theme. It is stored in catalog/layer/view.phtml.

Another is extended with advanced features and located in manapro/filteradvanced/view.phtml. Depending on your design, this file may need to be adapted to your theme.

  • Enable Advanced Display Features parameter let to use a set of advanced features on store view.
  • Expand/Collapse/Dropdown Filters - global setting for showing filters. Could be modified for every specific filter.

    • Expanded, not collapsible

    Expanded, not collapsible

    • Collapsible, initially collapsed

    Collapsible, initially collapsed

    • Collapsible, initially expanded

    Collapsible, initially expanded

    • Dropdown

    Dropdown

Session Settings

Features, which let to store applied filters and apply, if possible, on other pages.

For example, if size filter is marked as Globally Applied Filter and Remember Applied Category Filters is set to Yes, once customer had applied size filter on one category, he will found it set with the same value in another category page.

  • Remember Applied Category Filters. If set, system remembers filters applied to each category so when customer navigates to a category to which he/she had applied filters earlier, those filtered are still applied
  • Remember Applied Search Filters. If set, system remembers filters applied on search page so when customer uses search, those filtered are still applied.
  • Remember Applied CMS Page Filters. If set, system remembers filters applied to each CMS page containing layered navigation, so when customer navigates to a CMS page to which he/she had applied filters earlier, those filtered are still applied.
  • Globally Applied Filters. One or more filter codes separated by comma (','). If not empty, specified filters are remembered globally across different categories, CMS pages and search.

Other Settings

  • SOLR Maximum Number of Counted Options. Leave empty to use SOLR server default setting (usually equals 100).

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