Creating product filters
Product filters can be used to assign attributes to your products which customers visiting your website can then use to filter through your products to quickly find what they are looking for.
To create filter groups to display on your website you must first activate the product filters extension. To do this select activate this extension.from the menu. Find and select the ‘Product Filters’ extension and select
For the filters to display on your website you will also need to install some code in your theme’s files. Click here for instructions on how to add this code. Alternatively, you can request installation for a one off fee by contacting us.
Creating and managing filter groups
Filter groups are used to group together similar filters for display on your website. In this example there are four filter groups (Brand, Colour, Screen Size and Price):
Once the extension is installed you can configure your filter groups by selectingfrom the menu.
Creating filter groups
Use the ‘Create A New Filter Group’ section to create filter groups:
In the Name field enter the name of the filter group. This will be displayed on your website.
Use the drop-down menu under Target to select which pages you want the filter group to display on. You can choose between:
All Pages - select this to have the filter group display on every category, brand and search results page of your website
All Categories - select this to have the filter group display only on all of your category pages
All Brands - select this to have the filter group display only on all of your brand pages
Search Page - select this to have the filter group display only on all of your search result pages
Category - select this option to choose a specific category (or multiple categories) page where the filter group should display
Brand - select this option to choose a specific brand (or multiple brands) page where the filter group should display
If you choose Category or Brand a drop-down menu will appear for you to choose the category or brand:
You can add multiple categories or brands by selecting the + add another button.
If you want your filter groups to appear in a specific order on your website use the Sort Order field to set their order. Enter a number in the box according to the order. The filter group with the lowest number, e.g. 1, will appear first, and the one with the highest number, e.g. 1000, will appear last. Filter groups with the same sort order number will be sorted in alphabetical order.
If the filter group you are creating is for product prices you should tick the ‘Is this filter group for product prices?’ tick box. Your website should only have one filter group for product prices. If the filter group is for anything other than product prices do not tick the box.
Once you have finished configuring your filter group select create filter group.
Managing filter groups
Once you have created a filter group it will appear in the 'Existing Filter Groups' section:
Name tells you the name of the filter group.
Target tells you where you have chosen for the filter group to display on your website.
Use the Edit button to edit the details of the filter group.
Select the bin icon under Delete to delete the filter group.
Assigning filters to products
Once you have created filter groups you can start to assign applicable filters to each of your products. When creating/editing a product open the ‘Product Filters’ section to configure filters on the product:
All of the filter groups that you have created will be displayed in this section with a tick box next to each one. To assign the product to a filter group tick the box next to it. In the box that appears enter the filter values, e.g. Blue or Small, that are applicable to the product:
Enter the name of the filter followed by a comma. You can enter multiple values for each filter group.
When you’ve finished assigning the product to filter groups and adding filter values select save changes.
Setting the order of filters
All of the filter values that you have configured for each of your filter groups are displayed on the filter sort order page. You can access this page by selectingfrom the menu.
Each filter group that you have created has its own section containing the names of the filter values that you have added to your products:
You can rearrange how the filters display on your website within each group by selecting the compass icon beside the filter you want to rearrange:
Drag and drop the filter into a new position.
The system will update the filters automatically. There is no ‘save changes’ button to push. Once you have finished rearranging your filters check your website to ensure the changes have been applied correctly.