Ajax Layered Navigation - User Guide

Extension Installation Guide

    Step1: Unzip Package

  • Unzip:-
  • file from your folder. It includes:-
  • Step2: Upload and Install in Admin Panel

  • Go to System → Magento Connect → Magento Connect Manager.
  • Click button and select file
  • downloaded. Click

System Requirements

  • Sources Available:
    • HTML; .PHP;.XML;.CSS;.JS.
  • Software Required:
    • Adobe Dreamweaver 8+ (or any php-editor);
  • For uncompressing a template ZIP package:
    • WinZip 9+ (Windows); Stuffit Expander 10+ (Mac)
  • Magento:
    • Supported Operating Systems:
      • Linux x86, x86-64
      • Supported Web Servers:
      • Apache 2.0.x
      • Xampp 1.8.x
    • Supported Browsers:
      • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 and above
      • Mozilla Firefox 3.5 and above
      • Apple Safari 5 and above on Mac only
      • Opera
      • Google Chrome 7 and above.
  • Adobe Flash browser plug-in should be installed
    • 5.2.+
    • Required extensions:
      • PDO_MySQL
      • Simplexml
      • Mcrypt
      • Hash
      • GD
      • DOM
      • Iconv
      • Curl
      • SOAP (if Webservices API is to be used)
    • Safe_mode off
    • Memory_limit no less than 256Mb (preferably 512)
  • MySQL:
    • EE 1.13.0.0 or later: MySQL 5.0.2 or newer
    • EE 1.12.0.2 or earlier: MySQL 4.1.20 or newer
    • CE (all versions): MySQL 4.1.20 or newer
  • SSL:
    • If HTTPS is used to work in the admin, SSL certificate should be valid.
    • Self- signed SSL certificates are not supported.

Overview

The Advanced filter mechanism powered by Ajax takes minimum time to fetch the appropriate results by preventing complete page reload. Multiple filters can be selected for searching products based on attributes (size, color, etc.).

Advanced Filters lets users to find their desired product accurately in quick time by providing multiple filter options. This Magento extension allows users to easily filter products in your website based on attributes, price, ‘shop by special’ and customer reviews.

The filter options are structured in a layered navigation which lets users to filter in a hierarchical flow without confusion. Users can make use of these filter options in search pages as well. For store admin, this module provides independence to create separate filters for each category.

Advanced Filters Magento extension is completely dedicated towards simplifying the product searching efforts of online shoppers by offering a variety of advanced filtering options.

These filtering options, based on attributes, price etc, help users to chop off unwanted categories suggestions from showing and throws only the result which they wish to see. This Ajax-based filter module shows the filter results without needing the whole page to get refreshed.

  • Filter By Attributes
    • You can also filter the products using any attributes which you want to show in filter. For example, we have displayed the following attributes. (Color, Manufacturer, etc... ) Color specific customers can filter products based on colors while brand specific shoppers can prefer filtering by Manufacturer. If you want to clear the search parameters which you have selected then you can click the “x” to remove them. You can also click on “Clear All” to clear all the search parameters.
  • Filter By Category
    • You can filter the products using the category and sub categories. The subcategories are displayed in a tree like structure.
  • Filter By Customer Review
    • This option will let users filter products based on the average of the ratings given by customers.
  • Shop By Special Filter
    • Popular Products : Popular Products option is used to filter the products which are mostly viewed in a particular category.
    • New Arrivals : New Arrivals option is used to filter the products which are recently added.

General Configuration

How to use

  • Go to Admin Panel →System→ Configuration→Magehub Extensions → click Ajax Layered Navigation
    • Brands/Advance Catagories:-
  • Go to Admin Panel →System→ Configuration→Magehub Extensions → click Ajax Layered Navigation
    • Block Display/Category Title And Description:-
      • Enable Ajax :- Yes/No
  • Go to Admin Panel →System→ Configuration→Magehub Extensions → click Ajax Layered Navigation
    • Category Meta Tags:-
    • SEO
  • General:-
    • Enable Multi select:- Yes/No
  • Go to Admin Panel →Catalog→ Improved Navigation→ click
    • Improved Navigation:-
  • Go to Admin Panel →Catalog→ Improved Navigation→ click Price Ranges
    • Price Ranges :-
    • Manage Filters:-
    • Go to Admin Panel → Catalog → Improved Navigation → Filters → click Color
  • Go to Admin Panel → Catalog → Improved Navigation → pages→ click Add New
    • Pages:-
    • Attribute Selection:-
  • Go to Admin Panel → Catalog → Filters → Edit Manage Filters→ click Add New
    • Special Cases:-
  • Go to Admin Panel → Catalog → Filters → Edit Manage Filters→ click Add New
    • Filter General:-
    • Option Properties:-

Configuration

  • Price filters & sliders
  • SEO friendly urls & navigation
  • Ajax Layered Navigation
  • Shop by Brand
  • Multiple and single attribute selection

Features

  • Front-end Features
    • Filter products with additional options like ‘Shop by Special’ and ‘Customer Review’
    • New Arrivals’ option filters the recently added products
    • Accordion effect for Filter menus and their respective sub-menus
    • Multiple filter selections can be made for attributes (size, color, etc.) through checkboxes
    • Customer Reviews’ option can be used to filter products based on star rating
    • Categories in Filter are displayed in a tree structure. The tree structure is indicated with arrow symbols
    • Products can be filtered based on 'New Arrivals', and 'Popular Products'
    • Popular Products' option filters the highly viewed products in a particular category
    • Ajax support in layered filter navigation

Overview Extension in Front-end

  • Price :-
  • Color Filteration:-
  • Left Side Filteration:-
  • Category/Price Filteration:-

Uninstall

  • Step 1: Magento Connect Manager

    • Go to System → Magento Connect → Magento Connect Manager.
    • Look for magehub-ajax-layered-navigation, select Uninstall Action and then press