Yesterday, we got to know Breadcrumbs, one of the default category navigation functionalities, which improves both SEO and Search on site. Now, let’s discuss another feature to make the user experience smooth sailing, it is called Magento 2 Layered Navigation Filterable Attributes.
The more quickly customers find their preferred items, the more likely they drive into the purchase decision. Hence, a smart and user-friendly site search absolutely leads to a higher conversion rate. Beside the search box, layered navigation which usually displayed on the left of the search result pages or category pages also works. On the one hand, shoppers find it easy to sort product by filterable attributes, category, or price range. On the other side, this Magento 2 product filter plays as a flexible recommendation system that shows customers items in their taste and the budget.
Here is an example of Magento 2 Layered Navigation.
Why can’t I find such navigation column on my site?
Then, you might not config this default feature yet. Here, we will learn to show off the most common – Magento 2 Layered Navigation Filterable Attributes.
Please navigate to Stores ⇒ Settings ⇒ Configuration ⇒ Catalog ⇒ Catalog. Scroll down to Layered Navigation section and expand it.
Set Display Product Count to Yes. Then, the number of items matching with each attribute value will be shown.
In Price Navigation Step Calculation: Automatic (equalize price ranges) is recommended in case of Magento 2 Layered Navigation Filterable Attributes to use the standard price navigation algorithm.
Next, make attributes filterable
Importantly, note that only attributes set to “Multiple Select,” “Dropdown,” or “Price” can be available as filterable attributes of Magento 2 Layered Navigation.
In Admin Panel, go to Stores ⇒ Attributes ⇒ Product. Here we see a grid of product attributes. You can configure the existing or create a new attribute as the filterable one. Under Use in Layered Navigation, sort by Filterable (with results) or Filterable (no results).
Choose one attribute to closer look at it in Edit mode.
Open Storefront Properties tab.
In Use in Layered Navigation, to make the attribute filterable, you can choose either of the following values.
- Filterable (with results): Magento 2 Layered Navigation Filterable Attributes with results means only sorting products matching with the filter. The attribute values visually show as the filterable options. However, product attributes which are already assigned to all items on the list will not display as the available filter. Also, the attributes with no pieces fit will be removed from the product filter list.
- Filterable (no results): All available attributes values, as well as their product counts, are included in Magento 2 Layered Navigation Filterable Attributes column. In case Catalog Input Type of the attribute is a swatch, the value still displays as a filterable option. There is a cross-out over the zero matching products.
In Use In Search Results Layered Navigation, choose Yes.
On completing, remember to Save Attribute and Flush Magento Cache, if necessary.
Repeat the similar configuration to attributes you want to show as Magento 2 layered navigation filterable attributes in the storefront.
Within two steps, you have done with the default layered navigation with filterable attributes. However, as mentioned above, the more advanced Magento 2 product filter becomes, the better it results in customer satisfaction. Hence, you should really have a look at our smart Layered Navigation for Magento 2 extension.
We come with this module with the improvement of default Magento 2 navigation in mind. The configuration is still user-friendly while the highlight features will turn you into “Wow!”
Usually, customers choose products based on various considerations such as color, size, price range. It is nice and even essential to apply multiple product filters at one time. The default Magento 2 layered navigation; nevertheless; supports single filter only. It means if shoppers want to find products in S size, red, and ranging from $32.00 to $59.00; then they must sort by attributes three times. More options go with a longer waiting time! Magento 2 Layered Navigation extension blow such a dull experience ever.
Make it even faster and more smooth with Ajax loading feature
We have eqipped Magento 2 Layered Navigation extension with AJAX loading to sort matching products instantly without reloading the entire page. Not only does it creates a smooth shopping experience but AJAX feature is also good for SEO.
In default, only attributes with Drop-down, Multiple Select, or Price input types can become filterable in Magento 2 layered navigation. Our extension expands this wonderful features to check box, visual swatch, and text swatch attributes also.
- Responsive to mobile devices
- Filter products by rating attribute
- Display price filter option either in text box or slider
Bring This Magento 2 Product Filter Tutorial to The End
As above, we provide you with both basic layered navigation in default and advanced filters employed by the use of an extension. Which to choose is based on your preference. Just a small reminder that BSSCommerce Layered Navigation for Magento 2 module is along with FREE installation, FREE lifetime update, and FREE 1-year support. Enjoy!