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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 and cannot be customized on every CMS page level. Therefore it is more suitable for small stores.

  • Hide CMS Page Product List When No Filters Are Applied. This parameter applies to situation described above. 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 and cannot be customized on every CMS page level. 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.
  • 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

  • Item Limit - global parameter for showing filters with large number of items. Set up initial limit of visible item count. In case filter has more than specified number of items, only first items are displayed, as well as 'Show More' and 'Show Less' actions are available.

  • Reserve Additional Space for Not Visible Selected Items - global parameter for showing filters with large number of items. If set to Yes, will add additional space when user select more items than it set in Item limit parameter. Works for all methods of showing long lists. Best usage is when list is sorted with selected at the top options.

    • Yes will show all selected items in spite Item limit parameter value. For example, if Item limit equal to 4 and user has selected 6 items, all 6 selected items will be visible:

      Reserve Additional Space for Not Visible Selected Items -Yes

    • No will always limit visible item count to Item Limit parameter value in spite how many items are selected. For example, if Item limit equal to 4 and user has selected 6 items, only 4 selected items will be visible:

      Reserve Additional Space for Not Visible Selected Items -No

  • Expand/Collapse Time in Milliseconds - global parameter for showing filters with large number of items. Set up 'Show More' and 'Show Less' action duration in milliseconds. 'Preload All Items' parameter should be enabled.

  • Method of Showing All Items - global parameter for showing filters with large number of items. In case filter has more items, than number, set up in Item Limit parameter, only first items are displayed initially. There are several possibilities to show all items.

    • 'Show More' and 'Show Less' actions - 'Show More' link is visible initially. After Show More is pressed, full list is shown and 'Show Less' action appears:

    Filter Options With 'Show More'

    Filter Options With 'Show Less'

    • Scroll bar - all items can be accessed by manipulating the scrollbar:

    Filter Options With Scroll bar

    • 'Show More' popup - After Show More is pressed, full list is shown in separate popup window

    Filter Options With 'Show More' Popup

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.

Show More Popup

A number of parameters can define visualization of 'Show More' popup:

Filter Options With 'Show More' Popup

  • Number of Rows in Popup. If elements in popup are arranged into more rows, scroll bar appears.
  • Number of Columns in Popup- how many columns of options.
  • Show 'Please Wait' - obsolete setting.
  • Show Network Errors in Frontend - obsolete setting.

Other Settings

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

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