There are 3 types of filter sources:
- Automatic can be, for example, price, category, material, etc. These filters are created automatically based on your product attributes.
- Tag-based - Manually created by picking product tags to be used as filter values. It is possible to select a large number of tags using the wild card symbol (*), for example 'material_*' will include all the tags with that prefix. You can add tags that don't yet exist on your store, for future use.
- Keyword-based - filter by words appearing in the product title and/or description.
The 'Filters' tab is split into 3 sections:
(1) Filter Configurations
Creating tag/keyword-based filters:
Unless configured otherwise, product filters in search and collection will be shown in a relevancy-based order ('Automatic Filters'), and will only display if are relevant to the results.
You can fixate the order of filters by pinning and dragging the filters to the right position among Prioritized Filters.
(2) Category/Collection Filters
If interested, you can add a rule and override the Filter Configuration for one or more collections. The interface is similar to this of the Filters Configuration setup and it allows you to change filters order, show/hide, or prioritize. You can also override the default sorting order of products to be by Newest Arrivals, for example.
(3) Filter Settings
There are multiple switches to enhance the filters section by, such as search within a search, adding a filter of On-Sale products, search within each filter, and more.
- Max filters - maximum number of filters displayed on results.
- Max filter option - number of filter options (filter values) to be displayed.
- Max visible filter options - number of visible filter options before showing having a 'show more' button.
- Avoid by Tag - Ignore specific tags from the filter options.
- Avoid Prefixes - Ignore just a prefix of tags, Eg. 'sale2022_'. This way, tag that says 'sale2022_shirt' will only show up as 'shirt' in the filters.