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Improved Layered Navigation | v2.8.3

compatibility CE 1.4.x - 1.9.x, EE 1.8.x - 1.14.x

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$139.00

Improved Layered Navigation

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Premium 5-year-old Magento extension, to which you can entrust your navigation.
Ajax Layered Navigation
Shop by Brands
Price filters & sliders
SEO friendly urls & navigation
Multiple and single attribute selection

 

$139.00

Improved Layered Navigation

30 Days moneyback
50% Off updates
120 Days free support

Navigation - the heart of any website

Customers should clearly see the path from your website entrance to the product they are looking for. If this path is not simple and obvious, customers will get lost and your store's bounce rate will increase.

Luckily, it's enough to use clear and modern Magento navigation to increase revenue, because user-friendly websites become favorite and are used more often. That's why it's very important to enable Magento layered navigation in your store and make customers willingly plunge into the world of shopping with a handy top navigation menu.

Functionality of 7 modules in 1 Magento advanced navigation extension

The extension has so many features, that we had to combine them in the following groups:

Why such excellent functionality costs so little?

The extension is a well tested 5-year-old bestseller on the Magento market. Throughout this time we have been constantly fine-tuning the existing features and adding new ones to maintain the status of the top navigation extension. Our support team knows all 7 parts of Improved Navigation to the tips of their fingers. The above factors enable us to offer you a great product at a reasonable price and provide quality support service at the same time.

Enterprise Solr Search full support

Now owners can take advantage of the full SOLR support in Magento Enterprise versions 1.12 and higher.

Seo layered navigation

SEO-Friendly URLs for magento layered navigation

Apply SEO to your Magento store and benefit from it. Create SEO-friendly understandable and appealing URLs, build nice manufacturer landing pages with SEO-optimized descriptions and meta tags, set 'noindex', 'nofollow' parameters for navigation pages, etc.

Open full description →

Shop by brands

Let customers easily find products of the brands they are addicted to with the "shopby brands" option. Show brand logos in your custom navigation, create lists of brands, use short URLs for unique brand pages, etc.

See 'shop by brand' possibilities →

magento advanced navigation shop by brands

Ajax Layered Navigation

magento ajax filters in layered navigation

Enhance user experience with Ajax mode. Ajax-based navigation lets the category page content change without page reload. All the previously selected filter options stay saved when ‘back’ button is clicked.

Read more about the feature →

Magento layered navigation filters

Let the customer filter products by color, price, manufacture, in fact any product attribute. Place attribute filters on any store page, display filters in vertical navigation or horizontal navigation, together with images or labels only, use sliders, etc.

See filter examples →

magento filters

Advanced categories menu

magento accordion navigation

This Magento navigation menu extension enables you clearly display a category tree by choosing from various modes for category display. You can show categories in dropdown, together with subcategories or static 2-level category tree with plus/minus controls, etc, hide or move category filters, exclude any categories from layered navigation, etc. 

Learn how to adjust category tree →

Price sliders and other numeric filters

Let  visitors specify their own custom ranges with price slider placed in left navigation bar, which actually can be used for any numerical attributes e.g. weight, hight, memory size, etc.

See numeric sliders real-store examples →

Magento price slider

Layered Navigation PRO

If you think, that something is missed above, then take a look at pro-features. Tool tips for the filters, images for configurables which changes according to customer’s selection, ‘featured blocks’, dependent attributes, etc.

See the whole description of PRO features →

RWD theme support

All versions of Improved Layered Navigation support Magento RWD theme. Check Demo to make sure.

7 reasons to choose
Risk-free Investment

30-day moneyback guarantee for all extensions. No questions asked.

Comprehensive Documentation

There is a detailed user guide with examples even for tiny addons. FAQ section and videos also available.

Solutions Which Work

Careful in-house testing ensures you get robust applications. Multiple stores support. Custom themes compatibility. All included.

Outstanding Support

Our support service is friendly and of high quality. And it is free. Unbelievably. Just check independent reviews at Magento Connect.

Usability and Performance

Nice and easy to use interfaces. Fast algorithms. Save your time and get things done.

Flexible and Easy Licensing

No product or store view or domain limits. No monthly fees. No hidden charges. One extension license for one Magento installation.

Long Term Strategy

We've been in the market for 5+ years. We're proud to be a Bronze partner and are planning to stick to Magento platform for years ahead. We're doing our best to build extensions which maximize effectiveness of your business. We're open to customers' suggestions and constantly update our products to match your needs.

Other Features

  • 100% Open Source — Easy To Customize
  • Follows Magento Code Architecture
  • Separated HTML/CSS/JS
  • W3C Validated Code

Online Extension User Guide

Product questions

Compatibility with Butterfly Magento theme
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To merge Improved Layered Navigation extension with Butterfly Magento theme you need to follow the next steps:

1. Open the following file file: skin/frontend/default/butterfly/js/grid.js

find the line:

var Grid = (function() {

and replace it with

Grid = (function() {

2. Open file: js/amasty/amshopby/amshopby-ajax.js

Find the line:

//add here all external scripts for page reloading

3. Add following code after it:

/* Butterfly theme */

jQuery('.block-layered-nav dt').click(function(){

    jQuery(this).next().toggle();

});

jQuery('.layered_close').click(function(){

    jQuery(this).parent().toggleClass('block-item-show');

});

jQuery(" #footer h4").click(function () {

    jQuery(this).next('.block_content').toggle();

});

var newItems = jQuery('#og-grid .item');

Grid.addItems(newItems);

How to use AND logic for options inside one multiselect attribute
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Not needed since Improved navigation 2.6.4. version.

Please open the file app\code\local\Amasty\Shopby\Model\Catalog\Layer\Filter\Attribute.php

and change the line

$isAnd = false; // use AND logic
with the line
$isAnd = true;

How to hide empty filters in Magento layered navigation
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If you are using Improved Layered Navigation and want to hide the filter options when they are empty (0), please open

Admin > Catalog > Attributes > Manage attributes and set "Filterable (with results)" for attribute property "Use in the layered navigation."

hide empty filters in magento layered navigation

How to reverse the meta-title and meta-description generation order?
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Not needed since Improved navigation 2.6.6. version.

To solve this issue in Improved Layered Navigation extension, please open file app\code\local\Amasty\Shopby\Block\Top.php

and change
$title .= $titleSeparator . $opt->getMetaTitle();

with

$title =  $opt->getMetaTitle() . $titleSeparator . $title;

How to create brand pages and all brands list?
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These are the steps to install the Improved Layered Navigation module on a magento with sample data:
1) copy the module files
2) open admin > catalog > catagory > default category and set "Is Anchor" = "Yes"
3) open admin > catalog > attributes > manage attributes > manufacturer and add some options like "apple", "canon", etc ..
4) open  admin > catalog > improved navigation > filters and press "load"
5) open  admin > catalog > improved navigation > settings > seo  and set brand attribute code to "manufacturer"
6) Clear the cache.

Now you can open brand page http://example.com/canon.html

To create a page with all brands, please
open  admin > cms > homepage  (or any other page)  and add a block:

{{block type=amshopby/list attribute_code=manufacturer columns=2 template=amasty/amshopby/list.phtml}}

as per user guide.

After AJAX reloading hover effect, image zoom or quick view does not work
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There is some JavaScript code that shows the details.  It can be under the product list or in the footer.

Please find the script and wrap it in a function:

function my_theme_scripts() {
...
... //current code that does effects
}
my_theme_scripts();

Check that everything is working fine as before.


Then please open file js\amasty\amshopby\amshopby-ajax.js
find lines
function amshopby_external(){
    //add here all external scripts for page reloading

 

and add line
my_theme_scripts();


Clear the browser(!) cache and magento cache.

How to show colors and brand icons at the product page
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If you are using Improved Layered Navigation by Amasty and want to show colors and brand icons on a product page, please complete the following steps:

1. Make sure that you made a modification in the product page template.  To show attribute images with links on product page please use this code:

<?php if (Mage::helper('core')->isModuleEnabled('Amasty_Shopby')) {
echo Mage::helper('amshopby')->showLinks($_product);} ?>

paste the above code in the app\design\frontend\base\default\template\catalog\product\view.phtml file right after the: 

<div class="product-name">
<h1><?php echo $_helper->productAttribute($_product, $_product->getName(), 'name') ?></h1>
</div>

2. Check if color filter settings "Show on List" and "Show on Product" are set to "Yes"

show color icons on product page magento

3. Refresh cache and indices.

 

How to show only options with products, not all options?
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If you have such issue in Improved Layered Navigation Magento extension, please open the attribute in admin > catalog > attributes > manage attributes

and change filterable(no results)  with filterable (with results)

I'm using AJAX mode and would like to allow BACK browser button
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Not needed since Improved navigation 2.5.8. version.

To solve this issue in Improved Layered Navigation extension, please open the file js\amasty\amshopby\amshopby-ajax.js

and change line

var amshopby_use_hash = false;

with

var amshopby_use_hash = true;

Attribute doesn't work in seo mode
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It can be caused by Fishpig_AttributeSplash extension.

To solve it go to 

/app/code/community/Fishpig/AttributeSplash/etc/config.xml 

Find 

<layer_filter_item>Fishpig_AttributeSplash_Model_Layer_Filter_Item</layer_filter_item>

And replace it by

<!--<layer_filter_item>Fishpig_AttributeSplash_Model_Layer_Filter_Item</layer_filter_item>-->

Clean magento cache and re-compile.

Now it should work.

How to remove qty from categories?
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If you want to hide product qty from categories (not attributes) go to: 
System -> Configuration -> Catalog -> Layered Navigation -> Display Product Count

How to hide some specific attributes from top level categories
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In Improved Layered Navigation it is possible to show different attributes related to the category. For example category 1 shows attributes A B C, category 2 shows attributes A C D, category 3 shows A B F G.

To set attribute visibility per category level or exclude filters from some categories, navigate to Catalog > Improved navigation > Filters > your filter page and make changes there

set attribute visibility per category level in magento

 

 

AJAX does not work with "blanko" theme
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To solve the issue concerning Improved Layered Navigation extension, please follow the steps:

1) Open file app/design/frontend/default/blanco/template/page/html/head.phtml
and remove lines
<script type="text/javascript">
        jQuery(document).ready(function (){
            jQuery('.toolbar').jqTransform({imgPath:'<?php echo $this->getSkinUrl('images/jqforms/'); ?>'});
            jQuery('.limiter').jqTransform({imgPath:'<?php echo $this->getSkinUrl('images/jqforms/'); ?>'});
        }); 
</script>

2) Copy function (in this file)
function themeOptions ($themeOption) {
    switch ($themeOption) {

.....
.....
.....
      }
}

and wrap it as below:
if (!function_exists('themeOptions') ){

function themeOptions ($themeOption) {
    switch ($themeOption) {

      .....
      .....
      .....
      }
}
}

add paste at the top of the files
app/design/frontend/default/blanco/template/catalog/layer/view.phtml
app/design/frontend/default/blanco/template/catalog/product/list.phtml

You cannot define a correlation name '*_idx' more than once
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Not needed since Improved navigation 2.5.1. version.

If you are using Improved Layered Navigation and get this message, it means that the category page has two blocks of the navigation in the left column. Please open your catalog layout

app\design\frontend\default\default\layout\catalog.xml


or a file from your theme


app\design\frontend\<YOUR-PACKAGE>\<YOUR-THEME>\layout\catalog.xml

and remove block with navigation:

<reference name="left">
<block type="catalog/layer_view" ......  />
</reference>


Then refresh cache.

How to sort the filters at the frontend?
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To sort filters on the frontend when using Improved Layered Navigation by Amasty please go to

admin > catalog > attributes> manage attributes, open the attribute and set "Position" field in the "Frontend Properties" block. 

 Filter positin

 

Please, don't modify attribute sets.

Conflict with SEO Suite extension
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If you are using Improved Layered Navigation and have SEO suite by MageWorx installed, please open file app/code/local/MageWorx/SeoSuite/etc/config.xml and remove these

<layer_filter_item>MageWorx_SeoSuite_Model_Catalog_Layer_Filter_Item</layer_filter_item>
<layer_filter_attribute>MageWorx_SeoSuite_Model_Catalog_Layer_Filter_Attribute</layer_filter_attribute>
<layer_filter_category>MageWorx_SeoSuite_Model_Catalog_Layer_Filter_Category</layer_filter_category>

and these lines

<layer_state>MageWorx_SeoSuite_Block_Catalog_Layer_State</layer_state>
<product_list_toolbar>MageWorx_SeoSuite_Block_Catalog_Product_List_Toolbar</product_list_toolbar>

 Then clear cache.

AJAX does not work
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If you are using jQuery javascript library, please make sure that the jquery-1.7.1.min.js file (or other version) has the following line at the end:

jQuery.noConflict();

I see no checkboxes. How do I fix this?
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If you are using Improved Layered Navigation and see no checkboxes, please add the extension's CSS to your styles file (see the installation instructions in your extension package).

Also you need to copy the images from here:

skin/frontend/base/default/* ? skin/frontend/[YOUR PACKAGE]/[YOUR THEME]

How do I move layered navigation to the right sidebar?
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If you are using Improved Layer Navigation, please use "Left" placeholder in the admin and move the layered navigation block to the right
side in the module layout. To do that, open that file

app/design/frontend/<PACKAGE>/<THEME>/layout/amasty/amshopby.xml  :

and replace this

        <reference name="left">

with this

       <reference name="right">
I have TinyBrick Fast catalog extension installed and navigation does not work
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I have TinyBrick Fast catalog extension installed and Improved Layered Navigation does not work, please open this file

app/code/community/TinyBrick/FastCatalog/Block/Layer/View.php

and replace this


Mage_Block_Catalog_Layer_View


with this

Amasty_Shopby_Block_Catalog_Layer_View
I see no brand logo at the product page. How do I fix this?
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If you don't see the brand logo on the product page when using the Improved Layered Navigation please make sure:


1) Magento attribute "manufacturer" has property `Visible on Product View Page on Front-end` set to "Yes"
2) The module filter "Manufacturer" has option "Show on Product" set to "Yes"
3) The code ...showLinks($_product)...  is added to the right template (some extensions like EasyTabs changes the product view template), enable template hints to check.

I want to use 2-column page template on shopby and brand pages
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To show the products in 2 columns please do the following:


1) open file app/design/frontend/YOUR-PACKAGE/YOUR-THEME/layout/amasty/amshopby.xml


2) add lines
<reference name="root">
<action method="setTemplate"><template>page/2columns-left.phtml</template>
</action></reference>


right after the line <amshopby_index_index>


3) Clear the cache.

How to add brand logo and description at the category page?
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To add brand logo and description at the category page with the help of Improved Layered Navigation please:

1) Open admin > catalog > improved navigation > filters > manufacturer
2) Set property "Show on List" to "Yes",  save the filter.

Filters


3) Open the filter again, switch to the tab "Values", select a value, say "Nike" and upload the brand images (3 sizes)
4) Clear the cache.

I have Better Store Search installed and paging does not work.
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Please open the file app/code/community/TBT/Bss/etc/config.xml

and remove the lines:

<catalog>
<rewrite><product_list_toolbar>TBT_Bss_Block_Catalog_Product_List_Toolbar</product_list_toolbar></rewrite>
</catalog>

Zero (0) quantities are shown for categories when they are displayed as a static 2-level tree.
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1. Please make sure that 'Is Anchor' option for the root category of your store is set to 'Yes' (Catalog -> Manage Categories -> Root category -> Display Settings tab)

Magento Root Catalog

2. Reindex data. Go to System -> Index Management, select all indices and reindex them.

I see 2 "Shop by" panels at a time.
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If you see 2 shop by panels when using Improved Layered Navigation extension , it means one is default and othe other is added by the module.  In most themes the module removes the default panel automatically, but now it fails to do that because the panel has custom name. 

Please open the catalog.xml in your custom theme and remove all occurrences of the blocks with the template "catalog/layer/view.phtml".

I want to hide category description when some filter is applied.
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You can hide category description if any filter is applied in the file

app\design\frontend\<your-package>\<your-theme>\template\catalog\category\view.phtml

just add a condition
<?php if ( ! Mage::registry('amshopby_current_params')) : ?>

...
... category title and description code ...
...
<?php endif ?>

How to change product image for configurable products when attribute selected
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If you are using Improved Layered Navigation and want an image of configurable product to change according to the selected attribute, please follow these simple steps.

Go to System > Configuration > Layered Navigation settings > Configurable Attribute Codes and insert a list of attribute codes separated by commas. This way you'll be able to show specific image for configurable products.

change product image for configurable products when attribute selected

How to remove hash from URL
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Not needed since Improved navigation 2.5.8. version.

To solve this issue concerning the Improved Layered Navigation extension, please do the following steps.

Find and open the following file:

js\amasty\amshopby\amshopby-ajax.js

and change line

var amshopby_use_hash = true;

with

var amshopby_use_hash = false;

Some attributes are not displayed in the Filters List (Catalog > Navigation > Filters).
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If particular attribites are not displayed in Filters list, these attributes are not enabled for Layered Navigation.

Solution:  To enable a particular attribute you want to use in Layered Navigation, please go to:

Catalog->Attributes->Manage Attributes->{Click on the Attribute to Edit}->Frontend Properties->Use In Search Results Layered Navigation->Yes

Search bots (Google, Yandex, Yahoo and others) use too much traffic.
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This problem occurs because search bots index all possible filter combinations.

Solution:  You can disable filter parameters indexation by specifying "Robots NoFollow Tag", "Robots NoIndex Tag" and "Rel NoFollow" in Catalog > Navigation > FIlters > select filter > Search Engine Optimization.

 

How to remove currency sign for price attribute from product view page?
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If you use price type for your length, weight, etc. attributes, you would like to hide $, € or some other currency sign when showing detailed information on product page for those attributes.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to resolve out of the box. Please follow these steps in order to achieve it:

1. Open template file

app/design/frontend/[YOUR PACKAGE]/[YOUR THEME]/template/catalog/product/view/attributes.phtml


2. Then replace line
<td class="data"><?php echo $_helper->productAttribute($_product, $_data['value'], $_data['code']) ?></td>

with

<td class="data"><?php echo preg_replace('@[$€]@u', '', $_helper->productAttribute($_product, $_data['value'], $_data['code'])) ?></td>

3. Currency symbol should hide after you flush cache.

Fatal error when Fixed Product Taxes enabled
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Unfortunately this issue cannot be fixed out of the box, so please apply the following patch in order to fix it on your magento store.

1. Copy file app/code/core/Mage/Weee/Model/Observer.php to app/code/local/Mage/Weee/Model/Observer.php
2. Open new file and add these new lines:

if (Mage::registry('amshopby_weee_index')) {return $this;}
Mage::register('amshopby_weee_index', true);

right after the following two:

public function prepareCatalogIndexSelect(Varien_Event_Observer $observer)
{

08.07
2015
One of the most useful modules I've ever used
I've been using the module for 2 months already. It's very convenient to have tons of features in one module. Apart from that their support helps to do all routine settings job to make the module perfectly suite to your store and your custom theme.
pura89
07.30
2015
Great module with extensive features
It's hard to know where to begin with this extension. The number of features one gets for this price shows that it has really good value.
The extension is good for navigation: you can create numerous types of navigation to make it good for customers. I absolutely love flexible price sliders and multi select option for filters!
This extension is also great for SEO: you can't expect that any CMS (and Magento in partucular) will be happy to make your life easier by adding simple canonicals, meta-robots and the like features. So you always need something else. This Layered Navigation is my "something else" for controlling site indexing by Google.
What else? For anyone looking for an extension to help with SEO, Navigation and many other thing, this one is worth a try.
Nickname
07.30
2015
Норм модуль
Модуль работает нормально. Потратили кучу времени, чтобы настроить все штуки, но в итоге все ок. Саппорт отвечает достаточно быстро, так что с ними проблем тоже не было. Спасиб
Nikita
07.29
2015
Thank you
I'm happy with this extension, first of all. I bought it a few months ago and since then everything went smoothly. Thank you, guys, I'm sure it was hard to develop such a complex extension.
Derek
07.29
2015
They don't sell it by parts
It would be great if the developer allowed purchasing particular parts of the extension for those who don't need complex solutions. Although the app is well-done, I just needed the ajax layered navigation, but they don't sell it. So I had to install the whole pack app, as I wanted the tool from this very developer.

The app works well, nothing to pick at.
Chris
07.28
2015
I'l buy from them again
I have purchased a number of Amasty extensions over the course of the past few years, Layered Navigation is one of them. Before making that purchase I researched online a lot and found a few similar extensions. This Amasty navigation has more features than other similar mods, it's quite old and thus trustworthy which is also important. The updates frequency is astonishing, they covered 2 requests I sent to the customer service, which is quite helpful btw. If you buy this extension, you'll experience it as I don't think it's possible to configure everything without Amasty help.
I personally wouldn't hesitate to buy from them again.
Tony
07.27
2015
It has everything we need and much more
This is an all-in-one extension. Every time we need to implement something new for SEO or site navigation I get back to the user guide and guess what? I find out that I already have this functionality and need just to configure the rules correctly! BTW, about the rules: some of them are not very easy to set so I'd be happy to have a more detailed guide on this extension even it would contain 600+ pages.
mageuser
07.24
2015
Great extensions
I was looking for an extension to support the layered navigation and after some research I choose this Amasty extension as I also had other plugin from this company.
The extension works very well and I was able to setup very easily a navigation page with top selectors and others in the left coloumn.
I had a small issue because I use a custom theme and contacted the support.
Support was very good, they solved the issue very quickly (within 1 day) and I was very happy for the support.
Very suggested.
maratimp
07.18
2015
awesome
There are plenty of similar modules out there, and we’ve tried some of them. We worked with both free and paid addons, just searching for THE ONE that would cover all our needs.
And finally here it is! Great extension with lots of filtering/searching options. It truly gives customers great shopping experience.
Thanx!
Penny
07.15
2015
Nice plugin
Just 4 stars because in my case it didn’t work right out of the box and had some coflicts with the custom theme we use on the website. Support managers handled the situation quickly. They also answered all my questions, and I had a lot of them. Configuring a new tool is a real challenge for a magento newbie like me, but with the helping hand of friendly English speaking support managers it was not a problem.
Dave
07.12
2015
First-rate module
I want to thank the team for this addon! It does everything I needed and more. We use multiple filters on our website, all of them are super-quick, very effective and look so nice on the frontend!
Tim
07.08
2015
Very helpful for us
Absolutely happy with the plugin and customer support. I was puzzled with some options and turned to support managers for help. They answered all my questions in no time and suggested to have mild customization for our store. We agreed and they made all the work in the shortest terms.
Useful extension and top-notch support!
Amanda
07.01
2015
Works for me
Extension works as promised. Also creating navigation filters is a bit time-consuming and figuring out how all the settings work is not exactly obvious, when you puzzle it all out, your store reaches a new quality level. Instructions could be more detailed; everything else is A+
Terry
06.24
2015
Great extension - great support
I recommend this extension to everybody. The extension works great! It conflicted with another extension and Amasy solved this problem quick and free.
remyzzz
05.13
2015
One of MANY great Amasty extensions
Extension works great. Had a few issues with it working with my theme (ultimo), and they fixed it for me right away. I'm building a new website with Magento (switching from able), and I have purchased at least 6 Amasty extensions. They have all worked great and any problems I have had, they have helped me with right away. You get great extensions and the bang for the buck can't be beat! Whenever I want to tweak or add a function to Magento, Amasty is my first stop to find what I need. Can't praise this company enough..
merance
02.25
2015
Great Plugin
Does what it says on the tin, really powerful plugin and great support.
Amir
01.04
2015
Great Extension
Great extension! Works fine with last magento 1.9.1 with RWD package, and has a wide variety of options available.
Toni Moya
11.16
2014
Excellent product and support
I read the reviews below before buying this product, and am now in a position to fully concur with them! Excellent extension, worked for me problem-free as advertised (Magento 1.9.0.1), highly configurable, with excellent support (helpful even when 'problems' are just config issues). Great work - thanks.
Tim
09.03
2014
Must have!
I'm using this extension since 4 years ago and now I can't imagine Magento without it. Support is also very good!
FreeSpirit
09.01
2014
Great extension for stores with many products
We are using Amasty Improved Navigation for over a year in our store (currently running on Magento 1.9.0.1). It helps our customers to narrow down product search by manufacturer, price range and some product attributes. This extension is fast, reliable, full of useful features and affordable. Installation and configuration are pretty straightforward and easy. Although we had a couple of issues with it, Amasty support helped us to resolve them quickly. Another important thing is that extension’s source code it editable, so, you will be able to tweak its front-end features to suit your specific needs. If your store has many products, we definitely recommend this extension. It really improves navigation and helps your customers to find needed products quickly.
Alex
07.30
2014
a must have
I love this extension! It's a must have for every professional webshop. The support is outstanding. BIG respect to the whole Amasty Team
Fralux
07.25
2014
Must have extension with great support
We recently had a filter extension for Magento that was unreliable and the customer service was aweful. We knew that Amasty had good customer service from previous experience and with half price extension renewals we decided to switch to Improved Layered Navigation. We are extremely happy we did. This extension has so many features, and when there was a glitch with out third party theme, their support logged in and fixed it up.
Ambition
07.09
2014
Exellent extension, great support by Amasty
Great extension. Next to the AJAX filtering, something else is really awesome about this one.
The problem normally is, that adding filter attributes to your categories, the canonical URL's get screwed up when you use an filter. This extension rewrites the filter attribute and keeps the top level canonical intact. In this way, less duplicated content alarms are set off by Google for example.
Had a question and problem about implementing this plugin in a clothing store, was solved almost immediately.
I've implemented and build lots of Magento stores and encountered numerous extension developers, and Amasty is still the most professional company so far.
MacDokie, Magento Connect
07.01
2014
Outstanding Customer Service
Because of the large number of attributes for my configurable products I had an performance issue with a specific feature of this extension. It should show the image of a configurable product based on the product filter setting.
Amasty's developers worked on that function until they could send me an update which increased the speed 20-fold. It works very smooth now.
I am really excited by Amasty's support quality.
RH123, Magento Connect
06.06
2014
Great extension and great customer service
We purchased this extension along with 2 other extensions from this developer. This product works great and has helped us deal with duplicate content pages for google. We have made use of the other features as well. We did have an issue with the category filter not showing up and the sort order of the filters but the developer looked into it and found the problem with one of our files and fixed it. We were impressed with the customer support. All 3 extensions we bought from them are working great and have improved out site.
chadcar, Magento Connect
06.05
2014
Perfect Support and Powerful Extension
Thanks so much for this extension, really supported and useful.
benjaespi, Magento Connect
05.22
2014
improved-layered-navigation
Great plugin and excellent support!
Paige
05.08
2014
First-rate product and support
Been with these guys for a while. It clearly is a very well run company with a great team. They are very professional, products are very well built, and support service is super too. This extension was my first, they even customised it for me for a feature I wanted which is now part of the standard package. It is money very well spent, highly recommend.
Guy
01.15
2014
It's worth the money I paid!
I'm also more than satisfied with the extension that includes great tools for store navigation and seo optimization. Moreover, instant replies from the support team allowed me quickly fix some minor issues. Thank you guys!!!
Terry_G.
01.10
2014
Excellent support
Something changed with my site and the price sliders stopped working. A quick email to Amasty support and all fixed the same day. Thank you Alexander. I really had no idea where to start looking. We are now back to a very professional system for visitors to find the right tour package for them based on multiple criteria.
China Journeys
01.09
2014
Excellent Support, Thanks
Dear everyone,

Good quick and helpful support so I strongly recommend company Amasty! They solved my problem very quick so their services really nice.

Thanks Amasty,
Thanks Alexander
Erhanky
11.28
2013
Great multifunctional tool
Actually, this extension has everything I wanted from layered navigation and even more! Due to instant support team reaction I fixed all the issues just in a couple of hours after the installation.
David Nash
11.26
2013
Nice extension and best support
Hello everyone,

The Extension is really good and working fine on websites. The thing is that it is a bit hard to integrate and configure it on the site.

And the solution for this is their super support!!

This guys are responding in real quick time and solve all the issues regarding the configurations.

Thank you somuch for the support!!!
manthankvora
08.29
2013
Affordable and nice extension
I like the extension because its affordable for smaller sites compared to the gomage advanced navigation. Also love the fact that its seo optimized. Only thing that I missed was the url when you show attributenames (it uses the english names instead of your own label and I don't wanna use the english attribute names in the url).

Last the support was helpfull and responds within 1/2 days.

I recommend this extension.
Robert Ragas
08.21
2013
One of the best Magento extensions I've ever used
This extension is brilliant - can't rate it highly enough. I also asked for help with the layout and got great support.
DTBD
08.19
2013
Support team is awesome
I agree that good support is a half deal, Amasty not only develops quality extensions, but does everything to customize them for their clients. Great job, guys! This is not my first module by Amasty and I think I'll be purchasing all their tools!

Dreamer,

Magento Connect
Deamer
08.17
2013
A must have for large webshops
IF you are looking for a all-in-one solution, that manages your navigation, seo and brands in your webshop, this is the ultimate tool!

I've used this extension in several projects and it's always a winner. The service is amazing! Quick response and effort to solve issues makes Amasty for me one of the best Magento extension suppliers in the field available.
MP
08.16
2013
Great support
Dear all

Great,quick and helpful support so I strongly recommend company Amasty! They solved my problem very quick so their services really nice. Thanks Amasty
banntal
06.21
2013
Too many attributes, you can fold it?
Several attributes over 10, I want to fold it up how to do.
chao jun
05.11
2013
great technical serve
the extension is the best and the technical service fix all problems whith others seo extensions and is fast
ManzaUser
05.09
2013
Great extentions and great people!
Great extensions, has a lot of good features, and the support at Amasty is the best I've ever experienced. I always check their site, before buying any other extension - great people!
mortenjakobsen
05.05
2013
Replace underscores with hyphens
I’m using the CE version. Currently, there’s an underscore that separates the words in the URL. Say for example, “fox_sports.” How can I change it so that a hyphen separates the words in the URL so that it will read, “fox-sports?” Google sees the underscore as a word connector and the hyphen as a word separator. This will help in SEO. Please provide a solution.
mariner702
03.15
2013
Great support service
There are many extensions that can do the job, but one of the more important factors to consider is support and Amasty has delivered so far. I have dealt with companies that say they offer support, but when you send them an email asking for help with their own extension they try to find ways to squeeze some extra cash for support. These guys aren't that kind of company. I sent a request for an issue with the extension and a custom theme I was using and received a response saying that I would need to wait a couple weeks until the programmer familiar with the extension/issue would be back from vacation to help. Which was understandable, but just a bit later that day I received an email from Alexander to resolve my problem. He took his time while on vacation to help me out. Definitely will prioritize you guys before others. It's good when a company keeps their word, but really nice when they go out of their way to help.

Thanks,
Ara,
Magento Connect
unkleara
03.15
2013
Quick solution
I would definitely recommend this product, both because of the quality of it (does what it says on the tin) and the superb support. I had an issue with the installation over a weekend and by Monday morning, Amasty support had used a temporary login to diagnose and fix the problem. Great service!

cestor,
Magento Connect
cestor
03.15
2013
Helpful extension
I used Improved Navigation for one of my client with where looking for creating menu with filter to be able to manage a big quantity of product.
I can said that, i am more than happy of this choice, the after sales service is fast and very helpful, i always get the new version on my email and the result is even better than i exempt because the team add the sep management.
Thanks again for this nice plugging

Renaud Devaliere,
Project manager
Renaud
03.15
2013
Everyone should have
This extension is ace. It does exactly as advertised, and if something breaks on your end, or doesn't work as expected, basically anything you need support for, you receive that support. This has to be, by far, the best support I've got from a developer, because I've had numerous times where the after sales were rubbish, but this is quite the opposite.

10/10. Excellent extension, and excellent support. Sometimes it's so great that I feel like I'm their only customer.
Prulez
03.15
2013
Strong tool
This powerful solution and excellent support. It works just like I wanted - it's what I was looking for.
I recommend this extension - shop is running much better. Layered Navigation makes sense only with this extension. Good job, and thanks for your help. (I use this more than a year)

wojt,
duomo.pl
wojt
03.15
2013
Recommended
Great and essential extension (although I can't help but feel it should be in the Magento core!)
Even better than the extension itself is the support - first class, fast and helpful. Highly recommended!

Simon Brandon,
ffwdwebsites.co.uk
Simon
03.15
2013
Simplicity and functionality
Simply Brilliant, I've used possibly every aspect of this module. Very Very easy to install, takes a little time to configure - but thats what you get for a professionally coded product. Very advanced filtering, everything all in one . . . Brilliant!

Ian,
electrical2go.co.uk
Ian
03.15
2013
Reliable developer
Amasty's are the best extensions out there, that's why I keep buying them.
I have tried many extensions, from different developers, and yours are by far the most reliable, and your support also is very good.

Angelica Kolody Mammana,
lanuance.com.br
Angelica
03.15
2013
Amasty's hight level support
We purchased this extension wanting to re-display the product attributes in a unique filterable way on the category view. This extension was produced with solid, bug-free code, and packaged with incredibly helpful support from the Amasty team.

We are glad that reviews are available so we can provide an honest, transparent customer review that directly relate to the quality support we received from the Amasty team.

They come highly recommended, and we're excited to vouch for their stability in providing you the same service we speak about.

Rock on.

Flank Marketing,
flankmarketing.com
Flank
03.15
2013
Solved all my problems
Amasty's Improved Navigation is exactly what I needed for our site. We have many categories as well as the need to sort products by brand and model. Improved navigation gives us the ability to have these navigation options right on the homepage. This extension really helps capture the power of Magento's unlimited attributes ability. I'm extremely happy with this extension. It was easy to install and the support is excellent. All of my emails were responded to quickly and effectively. I recommend this extension to anyone who wants to try it. You won't be disappointed.

Kevin
PC-PartsExpress.com
Kevin
02.14
2013
Great Product, and Great Service. You'll never be forgotten with these guys.
Almost every extension I've purchased or downloaded so far (and my theme, especially), for Magento has come with outrageously terrible support and nonchalant attitudes towards any issues I've had. Even with my offers to pay them, I've gone ignored.

That's why the timely, helpful, fast-results assistance from Amasty really shocked me. I had not expected anyone to really make the effort to deal with my issue, much less get it accomplished the first time around. And each time I've come back to them they've been incredibly amiable and have given me results each time.

No only is this product amazing (I have SO MANY new capabilities with my navigation and the ability to add color images is really neat!), but it does just what it's advertised to do without any extra work on your part, and that's really a blessing these days. I especially make use of being able to make my attribute options double columns and turning my color options into small thumnails. Clean and professional looking, to say the least.

In a nutshell, I highly recommend this product. Great support for a great product. Very happy and don't regret the cost at all. :)
dearalice
10.30
2012
Great extension with great support
I don't usually write reviews but I could not resist as Amasty is by far the best extension and support I have ever used within the Magento community.

His team are super quick and responded to my query with professionalism and sorted the matter out within the same day!!!
dinesh_2010
09.03
2012
One of the BEST Service , support and a GREAT extension
Hi, Very Pleased with the extension and would definitely recommend this company to everyone for your needs on Magento extensions. I am equally pleased with the after support - I had few issues (that was due to my own limitations ) and the support team did a wonderful job in helping me out in the least possible time. I will for surely use them for all my needs.

warm regards
sanjeev
squarwine.com
Sanjeev
03.08
2012
easy to install and works without problems
this extension is even for nontechnical persons as me easy to install and configure as it should be everywhere.
DNiederhof
01.29
2012
Excellent Extension - Excellent Support
Great extension! Works extremely well, and has a wide variety of options available.

Support through Amasty was great - very friendly, knowledgeable, quick responses.

Excellent all around! Will definitely continue to purchase extensions from Amasty. A+++++
Brineub101

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You're reviewing: Improved Layered Navigation

Version 2.8.3 - Aug 25, 2015
– Option to index brand pages and DO NOT index category+brand pages
– Minor fixes for slider, bottom csm block and AJAX
–No 301 redirect for URLs with different order of GET parameters
Version 2.8.2 - Jul 15, 2015
– Magento 1.9.2.0 Permissions fix
– Cache for products count for layered navigation - speed improvement
– Usability improvement. [View 16 more] instead of just [View more]
Version 2.8.1 - May 14, 2015
– Possibility to use multiple select for categories filter in "default" view mode
– Advanced Categories view mode now works on search results page
Version 2.8.0 - Apr 29, 2015
– Better compatibility with responsive themes, especially the "above category" filters position
– New filter by rating stars
Version 2.7.1 - Mar 18, 2015
– Possibility to define step for price slider
Version 2.7.0 - Mar 17, 2015
– Multi store support for titles and descriptions at Improved Navigation -> Filters -> Values
– Configurable step value for the decimal attributes slider
– Built in popular Ultimo theme support
– Fixed XSS vulnerability in the price variable
Version 2.6.7 - Feb 25, 2014
– Compatibility with Magento configurable swatches (since 1.9.1.0 and 1.14.1.0)
– SOLR now works with the latest Magento EE 1.14.1.0
– jQuery slider is now compatible with 3-rd party jQuery plugins
– Possibility to hide price filter for specified categories
– Other minor improvements
Version 2.6.6 - Dec 22, 2014
– Mobile devices friendly price slider
– Ability to order meta tags (before/after/replace)
– Separate cache for attributes, ability to flush it from the admin area.
Version 2.6.5 - Dec 01, 2014
– Price slider is compatible with more themes
Version 2.6.4 - Nov 18, 2014
– Admin Usability Improvements
– RWD improvements
– Long filters now are scrollable
Version 2.6.3 - Oct 14, 2014
– New logic for updating category titles, description, image when filters are applied.
Version 2.6.2 - Sep 25, 2014
– 301 redirect from default urls to SEO friendly
– Logic AND or OR for individual filters
Version 2.6.0 - Sep 11, 2014
– New short URL structure, 301 redirects from the old ones if needed.
Version 2.5.8 - Aug 25, 2014
– Clean AJAX URLs with using HTML5 request state.
– Price slider supports more custom themes
– Minor improvements
Version 2.5.6 - Jun 26, 2014
– Ability to move Brand name as H1 tag
– Performance fix for showing product images in right color when corresponding filter has been selected.
– Better RWD theme compatibility (responsive design)
– A lot of minor updates for different 3-d party themes
Version 2.5.4 - May 22, 2014
– Ability to set URL key. Nice for not English alphabets
– Ability to include layered navigation in selected categories only
– Cache for URL generation.
Version 2.5.3 - May 20, 2014
– Fix hide one value for price and category filters
– Ability to include filters only in certain categories
– Hide brand state on brand pages
– Improved compatibility with Product Finder (finder block refreshing)
– Improved compatibility with Landing Pages (category ids)
– Fix excluding categories on search results
Version 2.5.1 - May 05, 2014
– Ability to display filters in the left column AND above products at the same time. Useful for responsive themes.
Version 2.5.0 - May 02, 2014
– Enterprise Solr Search full support
– Minor bug fixes
Version 2.4.2 - Apr 15, 2014
– Added option to include brand images to alphabetical brands list
– Prev/Next and Canonical tags optimization
– Removed compatibility with Magento CE 1.3 to clean up the code
– Templates are moved to
– app\design\frontend\base\default\template\amasty\amshopby\ , note a new folder "amasty"
– Fixed wrong products count in category display type "Advanced"
– Fixed Stock filter compatibility with other modules that adds stock information in the products collection
– Fixed Landing Pages + AJAX Scroll
Version 2.4.0 - Mar 27, 2014
– Hides all brands filter at a single brand page
– Fix for brand pages when brand attribute code has underscores
– Sort filter options by position from admin area
– Short URLs work fine even for not unique values
– Prevent using SEO urls with 'Use SEO URLs' disabled
– Better custom theme compatibility in ajax mode
Version 2.3.9 - Mar 13, 2014
– - multiselect=true now is removed when necessary
– - empty canonical url on pages fixed
Version 2.3.5 - Dec 23, 2013
– Better compatibility with color swatches and ajax cart amasty modules.
Version 2.3.4 - Nov 13, 2013
– Performance optimizations
Version 2.3.3 - Nov 11, 2013
– performance optimization
– search by attribute value for long list
– slider by decimal attributes with values after comma
Version 2.3.2 - September 2, 2013
– Magento EE 1.13.0.2 compatibility.
– Minor bugfix.
Version 2.3.0 - May 23, 2013
– Magento EE 1.13 compatibility.
– No more underscores in the urls.
– Image hover in the sidebar navigation.
– nofollow, noindex for price (optional).
– Ability to control remove button in the state filter for multiple values in the css.
– Improved compatibility with some external themes (e.g shopper).
Version 2.2.1 - February 8, 2013
– Ability to select store views for 'Pages' feature. This allows to use different translations, static blocks and meta tags for each store view.
– Better compatibilty with Landing Pages extension
– Fix for search on modern versions (deprecated function removed)
– Fix for page configuration when multiple values of one attribute are selected
– URLs hash in ajax mode is disabled by default (clean urls, but back button does not work)
Version 2.2.0 - December 14, 2012
– Nice short urls for brand pages, e.g. example.com/canon.html, example.com/nike.html
– Great new category display mode - Advanced Categories. Allows to display either the whole category tree or any number of levels of category tree
– New block, in which you can display the list of a category subcategories together with thumbnails.
– Another fantastic feature - ability to display images of configurable products based on the customer selections. E.g. if a customer selects red color on in the 'color' filter, red images (if available), will be diplayed for configurable products on category pages. This feature can be utilized for all attributes, which are used for creation of configurable products.
– Dependent attributes update. Now you can show an attribute filter when any value in a different filter is selected. E.g. show 'color' filter only after one of 'size' values is selected.
– Advanced SEO feature, requires deep SEO knowledge. When there are very many attributes and their values, there's a huge number of possible attibute value combinations and pages accordingly. This may cause google not to index part of pages. You can specify a parameter for urls with multiple attribute values, which also needs to be specified in google account settings. Please be careful with this one :)
– Update for ajax mode. Attribute descriptions and images now get updated, when a new attribute option is selected.
– Improved compatibility with 3-rd party modules, which add javascript to pages.
– Enhanced UI for 'Pages' functionality.
Version 2.1.0 - September 24, 2012
– Ability to specify meta keywords
– Ability to select categories for meta tags conditions
– Bugfix
Version 2.0.8 - June 22, 2012
– Ability to specify custom meta tags for pages with selected attributes. For example you have a page http://example.com/cell-phones/shopby/color-black/manufacturer-htc.html on which color 'black' and brand 'htc' are selected in the navigation. Now you can specify more relevant meta tags for such pages and improve your site SEO.
– Ability to hide or move category filter - it is possible either to choose a different position for categories filter or to remove it from the navigation block.
– Ability to use attributes of 'price' type in the layered navigation, e.g. special price or any other attributes which utilize the type 'price'. The extension provides several display modes for such attributes - slider, dropdown, from-to, default.
– Custom range step for 'price' attributes. For example, if you specify 50, the ranges will be 0-50, 51-100, 101-150, etc
– Updated slider UI
– Bugfix: fix for pager and sorting blocks for home-page navigation, AJAX fix for IE7, fix for quantity sorting when quantity is hidden and more.
Version 2.0.1 - March 28, 2012
– New SEO feature - ability to specify meta tags and canonical url for any combination of filters.
– Japanese locale. Special thanks to Hirokazu Nishi for providing the translation.
Version 2.0.0 - March 1, 2012
– AJAX filtering on catalog, search, or home pages.
– SEO friendly urls for web-spiders and bots even if you are using AJAX mode.
– Vertical and horizontal navigation blocks, you can use one of them or split attributes between both.
– Full featured tool tips for the attributes in the navigation: use text, HTML or even images.
– Dependent filters.
– Ability to exclude some categories from the layered navigation.
– No need to add CSS manually.
– 404 for undefined options in SEO mode.
Version 1.4.6 - December 2, 2011
– New SEO options nofollow and noindex for filter pages.
– Flexible canonical urls for category pages.
– Optional rel="nofollow" parameter for navigation links
Version 1.4.5 - September 21, 2011
– Flexible canonical urls for shopby pages.
– Bugfix.
Version 1.4.1 - March 11, 2011
– Ability to use CMS blocks for attribute option description.
Version 1.4.0 - March 7, 2011
– Seo URLs. Now you can have nice-looking and search engine optimized urls like shopby/ecco.html or apparel/shopby/womens.html
– Single select for filters.
– Collapsible/Expandable filters. This feature enables you to attract customers' attention to the most important attributes and at the same time doesn't limit their choice. This makes your navigation more compact and usable.
– An option to hide price ranges and use only 'From-To' widget
– Ability to show categories together with sub-categories, to simplify customer's choice
– Ability to show static 2-level category tree with plus/minus controls, works great for stores with 1-2 level catalog.
– Now filter options can be folded and unfolded also with 'Images only' and 'Labels and Images' display types
– Compatibility with the latest version of Improved Sorting extension.
Version 1.2.8 - February 18, 2011
Features and enhancements:
– From-To price filter
– If a customer selects a predefined price range or specifies from-to conditions, the extension still shows the price filter for customers to be able to quickly modify their choice.
– With the new From-To price filter customers can specify top or bottom margin of the price range only.
– Java Script functions have been moved from HTML to a separate file to provide clean HTML.
Fixes:
– Valid canonical url for the shopby/ page.
– Proper meta tags at the the shopby/ page.
Version 1.2.7 - February 9, 2011
– Show attribute icons with links on category (product list) pages
– Exclude unnecessary attributes from category (product list) page navigation
Version 1.2.6 - January 26, 2011
– Display of Category and Price options in a dropdown
Version 1.2.5 - December 19, 2010
– Custom price ranges - now you can define ranges for price attribute (e.g. 1-50, 50-120, 120-400, etc)
Version 1.2.4 - December 2, 2010
– Filter options can be folded and unfolded
– Fixed sorting for brands pages
– Display only "in stock" items in the layered navigation.
Version 1.2.2 - Semtember 25, 2010
– Limit the number of featured options (brands, models, etc) and show them in random order
– Create alphabetic list blocks (alphabetic list of all brands, all models, etc.)
– Choose which attributes to display at the home page
– Use HTML in the attribute descriptions
– Attribute values in urls are sorted alphabetically, which eliminates duplicate content (crucial for SEO)
– Fixed issue with urls for cases when magento is installed in a subfolder
Version 1.2.0 - August 17, 2010
– Improved layered navigation on the search results page
– Add navigation to any static page (not only home page)
– Display navigation at product pages
– Restyled multiple select - now with cool checkboxes
Version 1.1.0 - May 3, 2010
– Ability to select multiple values for the same filter (search by red AND pink color instead of only red OR only pink)
– SEO friendly category urls (furniture.html instead of index.php?cat=12)
Version 1.0.1 - March 5, 2010
– Compatibility with Magento 1.4