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Improved Sorting for Magento 2

Improved sorting for Magento 2 is an effective tool for store-owners who care about their customers. Increase the usability of your catalog with new search options! Let your potential clients browse catalog or categories by any comfortable parameters.

This extension is fully compatible with Yotpo Reviews
  • This extension is fully compatible with Yotpo Reviews
  • Offer each customer a suitable sorting option
  • Focus on better performing products
  • Move out-of-stock products and items without images to the bottom of the list
  • Change sorting order when you need
  • Fully optimized for mobile
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Catalog usability is one of the factors that influence customer shopping experience. If the first goods your visitors see in the lists are of no interest to them, it’s hardly possible they will go on scrolling down. The default sorting options are limited and they do not allow shoppers to view products in a suitable way, and it makes the searching process complicated for your customers. Moreover, a store admin can’t promote particular goods.


Improved Sorting extension for Magento 2 is a navigation tool, meant to enrich your customers’ shopping experience and grow sales thanks to high product relevance. It allows potential clients to search for the right product in a convenient way. Magento 2 shoppers can sort products by position, rating, best sellers and other attributes that are important to them. Admins, in their turns, can reorder options to boost the purchases of particular groups of goods.

Sorting Products by Newest in Magento

  • To sort Magento 2 products by "newest" parameter, install and enable the Improved sorting plugin.
  • Go to Stores → Configuration → Amasty Extensions → Improved Sorting and open the Sorting by Default tab.
  • In the Default Sorting on Search Pages section, choose the New option from the First Sort by dropdown.
  • In the Default Sorting on Category Pages section, make the same actions.
  • Save the changes.

Improved usability with new sorting options

Let your customers browse catalog or categories by any comfortable parameters and get more orders by displaying the most profitable items first. Provide shoppers with additional Magento 2 product sorting options and make the searching process both convenient and beneficial. Draw customers’ attention to your best sellers or new collections and increase conversion rate by automatically pushing your featured products to the top.


Reorder sorting options

Drag and drop options in the order which is the most efficient for your webstore, e.g. put 'sort by rating' for Magento 2 products higher than 'sort by price'. The options will be displayed in the drop-down according to the specified order. Moreover, you can easily disable any value, e.g. Magento 2 sorting by position or relevance. With the improved reorder options, the shoppers will not miss a single product. Thus, you will have an opportunity to promote your poorly sold items without any campaigns or boost your best-sellers even more.

Rename sorting options

The default functionality does not let store admins adapt options to the relevant selling specifics. But many site visitors search for the newest, popular, and most trendy things. If they are not available to find exactly what they need, customers leave the store. Let them sort your Magento 2 catalog by date or popularity implementing noticeable and understandable titles. Just set the title of the sorting option that your target audience will be interested in.


Show yotpo reviews in 'reviews count' sorting

When shopping, people are looking for product information they can trust. A product description is not the only key to ensure customers to complete the purchase. There's nothing they will trust more than rating and reviews, as this feedback is provided by their fellow customers. Due to the compatibility with the popular Yotpo Reviews extension, easily collect customer reviews and enable sorting by rating on Magento 2 site pages to help buyers with purchase decisions.

Filter by the 'most viewed products'

Things that other people have or want to have surely attract the attention of others. This is especially true during the holiday season when everybody is searching for the best gifts for their friends. Obviously, views are generated a lot faster than orders. With the most viewed products option, you allow customers to display items by popularity to find out what products were more popular during the specified period even if there are no best sellers in your store yet.


Sort by the price

Obviously, price is one of the main criteria for a purchase decision. Let customers quickly find the desired products with a useful Magento 2 sorting by price: ‘low to high’, ’high to low’, or ‘biggest saving’ variants. This option makes the sorting process maximally convenient by giving more precise results on the item price differentiation. Enhance your customers’ loyalty by highlighting the difference between the regular price and special price and improving their purchasing experience.

Configure default sorting options

Set up the unique default order and highlight certain offers by moving them to the top of the list. Increase conversions by attracting customers’ attention to the most popular goods on the search results and category pages. With the Magento 2 sorting extension, you can specify the primal method and the following two algorithms according to your business needs.


Configure algorithm to arrange categories

For large stores with multiple types of goods, extra flexibility for different categories is a must. With the Improved Sorting module, it is possible to change, reorder and disable options on a per-category basis. Customize the way you arrange specific categories or set the preferable default listing to promote better-performing products from each category.

Show 'out of stock' products last

Display out-of-stock products and items with zero quantity at the end of the list not to mislead your customers. Visitors will still be able to see and search for out-of-stock products, but at the top, it's better to display goods, which you can sell right away. It can be especially useful if you allow backorders and some items may have inventory status 'in stock', even if their quantity is zero.


Display Featured Products block to get more orders

The extension provides you with a simple but efficient tool – featured products blocks. Add conditions to item selection and receive highly targeted offers for each particular page.

Flexible options allow you to create any number of blocks and insert them via widgets or CMS to any page. Due to the automation options based on sorting, you can display various featured products:

  • Best Sellers
  • Most Viewed
  • Now in Wishlists
  • Top Rated
  • New
  • and other

Promote top rated cross-sells on product pages

Boost your bestsellers right in the shopping cart

Display featured products block in a sidebar

Place popular products to the top of the page


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Benefit from the combo offer: the Improved Sorting extension is included in the Premium version of the Elastic Search extension. Grow revenue by making sure that your customers will always find what they are looking for on your website.

Advanced catalog management options

Manually manage the order of products

Improved Sorting for Magento 2 allows both automatic and manual ordering products in bestsellers and most viewed lists. If you need to move some items up to sell them quicker, you can do it in a few clicks.

Ability to have descending order by default

In Magento, all sort-by options have ascending order. So if you would like to display the most expensive items at the top, you can not do it. The extension enables you to display items from high to low.

Enhanced quality and stability level

Now the extension's package contains MFTF tests to make the work of Improved Sorting extremely stable.

Works with layered navigation

The extension enables customers to apply all sorting options to product lists generated by layered navigation.

Optional indexing

Due to the improved indexing mechanism, your category pages are loaded fast even if you have a very large catalog. The feature is extremely useful for big stores as the new sorting options do not affect store performance.

EE note

Now the extension supports MySQL Full-text search engine. It is also read compatible with GraphQL and supports all sorting types added by the plugin. Solr support will be added in the next versions.


Boost the sorting options of your web store

Alongside with the Improved Sorting extension, employ Amasty hit extension to create Magento 2 custom product collections with layered navigation.

How to change Magento 2 sort order?

  • To sort Magento 2 products by relevance, given the extensions is enabled, go to Improved Sorting → General settings and choose the values to be excluded when arranging products in a category, say, disable sorting by Product Name;
  • Then, set a correct order of the sorting options using drag-and-drop, e.g. place the 'sort by date' option at the top of Magento 2 dropdown;
  • Set up the display options - show goods with/without images last; hide out-of-stocks or not and so on;
  • Save the changes or extend them with advanced settings described in the user guide.

How to sort by position in Magento 2?

Magento 2 offers 3 different options for listing products: by position, product name, or price. Go to Catalog → Categories, select the category you want, and click the Display Settings tab to change the default sorting. Then go to the Default Product Listing Sort By field and select the option you need from the drop-down list. Don’t forget to save the changes.

How to enable sorting by price in Magento 2?

The navigation in the store should be clear and simple so a buyer could find the desired product easily. Arranging products by price in Magento 2 is one way to improve the customer experience. You can use the Improved Sorting extension to enable this function.

According to the statistics, the extension can cover each business need in synergy with the following solutions: magento 2 product badges, magento 2 sales category and magento 2 google captcha.

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Version 2.9.1
Last Update: Sep 10, 2021
2.9.1 - Sep 10, 2021
  • Improvement we optimized the way the extension updates its data
  • Improvement we updated GraphQl queries
2.9.0 - Jul 14, 2021
  • Improvement we refactored the installation process and converted module's install/upgrade scripts to declarative schema
  • Improvement we optimized the indexing for reviews-related sortings to ensure relevant products' positions after saving a review
Version 2.8.14
Last Update: Jun 29, 2021
2.8.14 - Jun 29, 2021
  • Fix  we fixed the issue occurred in case Magento_Inventory is disabled
2.8.13 - May 31, 2021
  • Fix we corrected the displaying of ‘out of stock’ items last in case the qty is used to determine a product’s status
2.8.12 - Apr 07, 2021
  • Compatibility we enhanced the compatibility with Amasty Elastic Search extension in case ‘out of stock’ products are configured to be displayed last
2.8.11 - Dec 22, 2020
  • Fix we resolved issue with sorting by Out of Stock Products last and No Images last using Elastic search engine
2.8.10 - Sep 28, 2020
  • Compatibility we modified compatibility with Amasty Elastic Search: if Relevance Rules are created and applicable, sorting by relevance will be of the highest priority, otherwise the Default Sorting settings are applied
  • Compatibility we implemented compatibility fixes for functioning on Magento 2.1
2.8.9 - Sep 10, 2020
  • Improvement now MFTF tests consider the differences between approaches in Magento 2.3.5+ and Magento 2.4.0+ and are provided in separate packages via composer 'suggest'
2.8.8 - Aug 31, 2020
  • Fix we fixed the issue occurred upon orders placement
2.8.7 - May 13, 2020
  • Fix we corrected the sorting invalidation after reindex by cron in case of using Elasticsearch engine
2.8.6 - Apr 09, 2020
  • Improvement now the toggle of order changing for 'Price: high to low' and 'Price: low to high' sortings is hidden
  • Improvement we reviewed and slightly updated the code to avoid order methods duplication
2.8.5 - Mar 27, 2020
  • Fix we resolved the issue with double deduction from salable quantity
  • Fix we corrected price sorting application in case of already chosen sorting direction
2.8.4 - Feb 24, 2020
  • Fix we resolved issue with index process and Elastic Search engine
2.8.3 - Feb 13, 2020
  • Compatibility we rewrote Yotpo Reviews integration based on new api
2.8.2 - Feb 07, 2020
  • Improvement we added order creation by API to our MFTF tests
  • Compatibility we reviewed and enhanced compatibility of the plugin with split database performance solution
2.8.1 - Jan 14, 2020
  • Compatibility compatibility with read GraphQL was enhanced: now it supports sorting Labels which are available for modification in plugin's configuration, and also displaying of comparison trigger in widget
2.8.0 - Dec 20, 2019
  • New now the plugin's package contains MFTF tests aimed at quality and stability enhancement
  • Compatibility we improved extension's compatibility with Magento Elasticsearch
Version 2.7.1
Last Update: Nov 21, 2019
2.7.1 - Nov 21, 2019
  • Improvement we implemented minor code and performance improvements
  • Compatibility compatibility with read GraphQL was enhanced: now it supports all sorting types added by plugin
2.7.0 - Oct 14, 2019
  • Compatibility now the module is read compatible with GraphQL
Version 2.6.4
Last Update: Sep 25, 2019
2.6.4 - Sep 25, 2019
  • Compatibility compatibility with Yotpo Reviews was enhanced
  • Compatibility compatibility with Magento 2.3.2 and MSI was improved
2.6.3 - Aug 12, 2019
  • Improvement we reviewed and enhanced plugin’s behavior regarding configurable products and their stock status
  • Fix minor issues were fixed
2.6.2 - Jul 24, 2019
  • Compatibility compatibility with Magento 2.3.2 and ElasticSearch was enhanced
2.6.1 - May 03, 2019
  • Compatibility the compatibility with Yotpo Reviews (version 2.7.5) was improved
2.6.0 - Apr 01, 2019
  • New ability to manage all existing cron tasks on a Cron Tasks List grid in backend was added. Run cron tasks and generate their schedule by clicking the ‘Run Cron’ button. Also, delete tasks in bulk, apply filtering and sorting options when it is needed
  • Compatibility compatibility with MSI coming with Magento 2.30. was improved
Version 2.5.4
Last Update: Mar 04, 2019
2.5.4 - Mar 04, 2019
  • Compatibility the compatibility with Yotpo reviews was improved
2.5.3 - Jan 29, 2019
  • Fix an issue with Newest sorting type was resolved
  • Fix an issue with XSS injection in the admin name fields was resolved
2.5.2 - Jan 17, 2019
  • Improvement ability to translate the Price: high to low and Price: low to high sorting options was added
  • Fix an issue with Default Sorting on Category Pages was resolved
2.5.1 - Dec 22, 2018
  • Compatibility splitted database compatibility was added
2.5.0 - Dec 21, 2018
  • New ability to sort products by 'Price - Low to High' and 'Price - High to Low' on the product listing page was added so that customers can quickly find the desired products
  • Improvement the configuration settings were enhanced
Version 2.4.1
Last Update: Dec 06, 2018
2.4.1 - Dec 06, 2018
  • Fix the issue with Featured product block was resolved
2.4.0 - Nov 30, 2018
  • New allows to specify the way the products should be sorted on the search result page and on the category pages and have a full control on how to display the products. Admin is able to set the the primal method and the following two algorithms.
  • Improvement the 'Sort attributes descending by default' setting logic was improved. Not selected attributes will have ascending sorting
  • Improvement the 'Sorting Order' setting now displays only active sorting methods.
  • Improvement code improvements were made
Version 2.3.0
Last Update: Nov 20, 2018
2.3.0 - Nov 20, 2018
  • New allows to create featured products (bestsellers, most popular products and other sorting types) widget based on sorting options and display it on any Magento page
Version 2.2.4
Last Update: Nov 01, 2018
2.2.4 - Nov 01, 2018
  • Fix the problem with Top Rated sorting was resolved
2.2.3 - Aug 29, 2018
  • Fix the problem with the sorting indexer time was resolved
2.2.2 - Aug 21, 2018
  • New the information section was added. Now, you can see the version of the installed extension, available updates, the user guide link, conflicts and other useful information right on the module configuration page
2.2.1 - Aug 15, 2018
  • Improvement the minor code improvement was implemented
2.2.0 - Jul 05, 2018
  • New allows to configure the sorting options position in backend in order to get the 'Sort by' list positioned properly on the front end
Version 2.1.0
Last Update: Jun 11, 2018
2.1.0 - Jun 11, 2018
  • New allows to sort by Yotpo reviews instead of default Magento reviews
  • Improvement now it determines the out of stock products based on Out-of-Stock Threshold setting
  • Improvement sort attributes order is descending by default
  • Improvement added reindexing to install data script
Version 2.0.6
Last Update: Apr 25, 2018
2.0.6 - Apr 25, 2018
  • Improved the compatibility with 3rd party elasticsuite
2.0.5 - Feb 19, 2018
  • New added the possibility to get the products sorting query in the log file (/var/log/system.log)
2.0.4 - Jan 08, 2018
  • Minor fixes
2.0.3 - Dec 20, 2017
  • Added the primary keys to the db tables
  • Fixed an issue with indexer
2.0.2 - Sep 12, 2017
  • Magento 2.2 compatibility tested and confirmed
2.0.1 - Jun 08, 2017
  • Invalidate index for indexer_mode = "Update by Schedule" only
2.0.0 - May 16, 2017
  • New indexing algorithm according with the magento devdocs guides
  • Back end interface changes and improvements
  • Ability to set custom label for the sorting methods
  • Revised the sorting by 'Reviews Count'
  • Performance and security enhancements
Version 1.0.4
Last Update: Nov 25, 2016
1.0.4 - Nov 25, 2016
  • Corrections to composer.json for correct extension installation
1.0.3 - Sep 21, 2016
  • Fixed default sorting
1.0.2 - Jun 10, 2016
  • Minor improvements
  • Translation phrases added
1.0.1 - May 30, 2016
  • Fix ACL permissions

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