For more details see the Visual Merchandiser for Magento 2 extension page.
Employ a wide range of options to manage product listing of the catalog pages in various ways:
Automatic Category - to enable the functionality of the extension, set to Yes.
Once you enable the Automatic Category, the Product Conditions and Products Merchandising sections will be added.
In the Product Conditions section, you can set the list of conditions (or conditions combination). Basing on these conditions, the extension retrieves the products to the automatic category automatically.
Once you set the conditions, click the Apply Conditions button. Go to Products Merchandising section to see the products that are automatically retrieved by the applied conditions.
Import conditions from - To import the conditions of one particular automatic category to another, click a dropdown and select the needed automatic category, which conditions you want to reproduce. The conditions will be retrieved to the current automatic category, afterwards you can modify them.
Sort - Select from the dropdown the preferable way of automatic ordering of the product listing.
Enlarge the sorting options with the Magento 2 Improved Sorting extension. Due to the synergetic work of these 2 modules, you're able to sort products by 'Top Rated', 'Most Viewed', 'Best Sellers', 'Biggest Saving', 'Reviews Count' and 'Now in Wishlists'.
Search Products - Find products within one current automatic category selection by SKU or name. Employ a search box at the top of the products merchandising listing.
Drag-and-drop the items the way that is aligned with your current marketing needs.
Move to Top - simply click the button to send a particular product to the first position in the product listing.
For your convenience, the number of products per page in the admin panel equals the number of products customers see on the frontend. Thus, you will exactly understand which products will be displayed to customers and in what order.