Configuring the YITH WooCommerce Ajax Product Filter Plugin
With the YITH WooCommerce Ajax Product Filter you can simplify the product search in your shop. Thanks to widgets, you can easily set up search filters that allow users to quickly find the products they are interested in.
Remember that the plugin works only on WooCommerce archive pages. By inserting widgets onto different pages you won’t achieve any result.
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Installing the Plugin
To install the free version of the YITH WooCommerce Ajax Product Filter plugin:
Configuring the Plugin
|Shop Pagination Container||nav.woocommerce-pagination|
|Result Count Container||.woocommerce-result-count|
|Scroll top anchor||.yit-wcan-container|
|Order by||Choose between Alphabetically and Woocommerce default.|
The YITH WooCommerce Ajax Product Filter widget works with attributes configured in Products -> Attributes. So before the filter widget is added on the sidebar, you’ll need to verify that your shop and product attributes have been set up.
Adding an attribute
|Name||Enter the name of the attribute.|
|Slug||Insert a unique slug/reference for the attribute|
|Enable Archives?||Determine whether or not to enable the archive page.|
|Type||Available options are Text and Select. Text allows manual entry whereas Select allows preconfigured terms in a dropdown list.|
|Default sort order||Determines the sort order of the terms on the front end shop product pages. Available options are: Custom Ordering, Name, Name(numeric), and Term ID|
Configure the Terms
Attribute terms can be assigned to products and variations.
|Name||The name is how it appears on your site.|
|Slug||The “slug” is the URL-friendly version of the name. It is usually all lowercase and contains only letters, numbers, and hyphens.|
|Description||Adds a description for the term.|
Adding Attributes to Products
Configuring the Ajax Product Filter Widget
|Name||Enter the title of the widget.|
|Type||Defines the type of the filter. Available options are: List, Color, Label, and Dropdown|
|Query type||Defines the type of query to apply to the widget when it is added twice in the same sidebar. Available options are AND and OR|
|Attributes||Defines the product attribute to display (out of those created in Products > Attributes).|
|Display||Defines whether or not to display hierarchically. Available options are: All (not hierarchical), All (hierarchical) and Only parents.|
|List||Shows the list of attributes belonging to the selected type in the option “Attribute”|
|Color||Enables the list of color boxes associated to each element of the selected attribute in the option “Attribute”|
|Label||List of labels associated to each attribute value selected in the option “Attribute”|
|Dropdown||Select menu that shows all values of the attribute selected in the option “Attribute”|
Query Type Option
This option defines the type of query to apply to the widget when it is added twice in the same sidebar, giving users the ability to apply different filters at the same time:
- AND: shows only products that satisfy both conditions set by the user through filters applied;
- OR: search returns all products that satisfy at least one of the conditions set by the user through the filter applied.