Layered Navigation

Layered Navigation

Compatible With: Community, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.9.1, 1.9.2 Enterprise 1.12, 1.13, 1.13.1, 1.14, 1.14.1, 1.14.2

Tech Specifications

Current Version:
23 June, 2017
Extensions, Content & Customizations, Site Search & Navigation
License Type:


Optimize navigation and let visitors search by categories, price ranges, color, and other product attributes.

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The extension requires the following FREE special service extension be installed in order to function properly: AW_All. Please make sure to install them BEFORE the main package. Read documentation.

Layered Navigation extension for Magento is an essential tool for those who want to enhance product search filtering on the website. Layered Navigation optimizes store navigation and allows customers to find the desired items quickly and easily.

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

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


Frontend Features

Speed up products search
The AJAX-based navigation lets your customers avoid page reloads and see required products faster than the standard Magento navigation does. On clicking the ‘Back’ button, all previously selected filter options stay saved, and visitors can see products that match those parameters.

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

Motivate your customers to come back
Your customers can filter products based on different options and then bookmark the generated page URL for further usage. The link will lead to the list of found products to continue their shopping experience easily, thus saving their time on selecting the parameters once again.

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

Solr search engine support (NEW!)
Apply layered navigation functionality to Solr search results (Magento EE) and let visitors find desired items easily.

Backend Features

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

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

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

Customise layered navigation design
Layered Navigation is entirely customizable from the backend. Flexible module settings allow a store administrator to change the look of filters to suit any website design:

* sort attributes’ position
* upload thumbnails
* set up column layout
* edit attribute titles
* etc.

In addition to the mentioned options, each filter has a description field. Just insert relevant content in this field to show tips to customers when they hover the mouse over a filter.You can also provide clients with attribute hints which can appear as an icon or a text in the upper-right corner near the attribute filter.

Integration with other Aheadworks extensions:

Advanced Search
Replace native Magento search with Sphinx and let customers find trustworthy results.

Shop By Brand
Add the Brand filter to the layered navigation and speed up the search of desired items.


To experience the extension firsthand follow the links below:

Category page

Search results page



Release Notes

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  • Compatible with CE: 1.4.2 1.5 1.6 1.6.1 1.7 1.8 1.8.1 1.9 1.9.1 1.9.2
  • Compatible with EE: 1.12 1.13 1.13.1 1.14 1.14.1 1.14.2
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    + Observer speed improvement
    * Category position synchronization issue
    * RWD slider
    * Template adjustments
    * XML adjustments
    * Stability and speed improvements
    * Configurable swatches image switcher issue


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