Layered Navigation Extensions

Layered Navigation Extensions For Magento

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Layered Navigation extension for Magento is a necessary tool for those who want to improve product search filtering on the website. Layered Navigation optimizes store navigation and enables customers to find the desired items quickly and easily.

Navigation filters appear automatically in the overhead left column on the Catalog and Search results pages and are adjusted according to the detailed product attributes or search parameters. Thus we have one set of filters for the handbags catalog and the other for men’s belts. AJAX layered navigation for Magento provides filtering products without page reloading.

A store administrator has full control over the filter settings and their look. For example, you can add thumbnails to a category tree or double long list of options. Numeric values can be defined in a slider or a ‘From –To’ field.

Layered navigation makes it simple to find products based on price range, category, or any other convenient attribute. Layered navigation usually resembles in the left column of search outcomes and category pages and sometimes on the home page. The standard exploration includes a “Shop By” list of sections and price range. You can configure the appearance of layered navigation, including product count and price range.

Layered navigation can be practiced to search for products by category or by attribute. For example, when a shopper picks the Mens/Shorts category from the top navigation, the initial results comprise all products in the category. The list can be refined further by choosing a specific style, color, material, climate, pattern, or price—or a combination of values. Filterable attributes appear in an expanding section that lists each characteristic value. As an option, the menu of products with matching results can be configured to include products with, or without, a match.

Frontend Features

Save time of your customers
No page reloads anymore. The module practices the AJAX technology for all components of the catalog toolbar (paging, view change, sorting, show per page, ) and lets your catalog content transit seamlessly without page reloads.

Motivate your customers to come back
Your buyers can filter products based on various options and then bookmark the created page URL for further usage. The link will point to the list of found products to continue their shopping experience efficiently, thus saving their time on choosing the parameters once again.

Provide more search flexibility
The implemented Range Slider and numeric filters let your customers specify their custom ranges for price, size, height, weight, and other numerical attributes. Moreover, the extension enables clients to filter products both by a decimal and integer characteristic values.

Backend Features

Configure the appearance and feel of filter options
Filters can be displayed as a Check box, Radio box, Range Slider for the price and other numeric values, and ‘From – To’ integer field.

Control filter displaying
Layered Navigation extension for Magento enables you to decide what filter options and where should be shown. You can simply hide attributes for some product categories and configure whether to display them on Directory or Search results pages.

Optimize SEO parameters
The module concedes a store administrator to specify individual SEO word for each filter. So your customers will notice clear and nice-looking URL on all pages where the filter value is selected.

Customize layered exploration design
Layered Navigation is completely customizable from the backend. Adjustable module settings allow a store administrator to improve the look of filters to suit any website design:
* sort attributes’ position
* upload thumbnails
* set up column layout
* edit attribute titles
* etc.

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