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Improved Sorting v1.3.0

Let your customers find the best products fast! Give them effective options for sorting - by bestsellers, biggest saving, etc. Add featured product blocks based on the sorting options for different categories.
Offer each customer a suitable sorting option
Enable customers to sort products by bestsellers, rating, etc
Create product blocks using the sorting options
Show out-of-stock products at the end of the lists
The extension is fully compatible with layered navigation

Improved Sorting

Magento CE 1.4.x - 1.9.x, EE 1.8.x - 1.14.x
Highly Reliable Extension
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magento sorting

Make your store more user-friendly to increase profit

magento sort products by bestsellers

Comfortable shopping experience for your customers

Improved Sorting will give each customer an option to display the products in the order, which suits him or her best. More user-friendly site for customers - more orders for you, everybody wins.

Let your best products sell even better

Very often it is difficult to predict which items would become Magento best selling products. At the same time it is well-known that a few popular products bring more revenue than all the rest ones. Then why not help your cash cows generate even more profit? With Amasty's Improved Sorting product sales and ratings will automatically get them to the top. Also you can manually manage the order of products for some options and create necessary featured product block. It's literally a must-have addon, available in all major web-stores.

Improved usability with new sorting options

Sorting by savings, display name 'Biggest Saving'

You may offer great deals, however they don't work your business when customers can't find them. This option displays products based on the difference between regular price and special price. The bigger the difference - the higher the product is shown in the list. It will be very popular while holidays, as people are used to getting discounts during such periods. Customers will just look for a store that has better offers, so don't miss the chance to properly show your specials.

Sorting by sales, 'Bestsellers'

magento most viewed products

Each store highlights its bestselling products, as high sales demonstrate that a product is great. For many people this makes choosing the right product a lot easier. They will think, 'If this product is good for many other people, it will be good for me as well'. Thus, sort by popularity option helps visibly increase your conversion rate by drawing attention to any Magento bestseller you need. You can also specify the period, for which the sales are counted, for example last 100 days.

Sorting by product creation date, 'New'

When a customer chooses Magento sort by newest option, new products are shown at the top. Many site visitors like to see what's new, because people like owning new products. This option works especially well for fashion stores, mobile phone stores and other sites of the kind, where people always look for new trendy things. You can use a custom date attribute for managing the order of product display for this option.

Sorting by Magento product rating and by the number of reviews, 'Top Rated' and 'Reviews Count'

When shopping, people are looking for product information, which they can trust. There's nothing they will trust more than rating and reviews, as this is feedback provided by their fellow customers.

new!Sorting by the number of item views, 'Most Viewed Products'

Magento most viewed products option is very useful for new sites, when there are not very many orders. Views are generated a lot faster and you will enable customers to find out what products are more popular. The most viewed products in Magento feature also enables you to specify the period, for which the views are counted, for example last 100 days.

Sorting by presence in wishlists, 'Now in Wishlists'

Many people buy things, which other people have or want to have. Also best-selling products may be difficult to get in holiday season. 'Now in Wishlists' will show products that are most frequent in wishlists - people will be afraid to miss the opportunity to get them and will place orders faster.

Sorting by the amount of products, ‘Quantity’

This type of sorting is useful for wholesalers, who buy products in large quantities. Now it will be easy for them to find out which products have the most stock.

Works for catalog and search

Sorting works both for products from the catalog and key word searches.

Blocks with featured products

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Create featured product blocks based on sorting options

Now you have the opportunity to add a sidebar block with Magento most viewed products or a top block with bestselling products and so on. For the blocks you can use templates provided with the extension or create your own ones. You can create featured product blocks of your Magento bestsellers, most popular products and so on. Please see the demo for examples of such blocks.

new!Display products from any category in the blocks

You can add the product blocks to any Magento page. In the blocks you can show products from the category they are displayed in or from any category you specify.

Advanced catalog management features

Manually manage the order of products in Bestsellers and Most Viewed lists

The extension lets you automatically order products based on the sales amount or number of views. If you would like to manually move some products up in the Magento bestsellers and most viewed lists to sell them quicker, this is also possible.

Ability to have descending order by default

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

magento sort by position

Display out of stock products at the end of the product list

It's better to display at the top products, which you can sell and make money on. Customer will still be able to see and search for out of stock products. If necessary, this feature can be disabled. Also this feature takes effect only for catalog pages, search results remain as are.

Show products with zero quantity at the end of the list

If you allow backorders, some products may have inventory status 'in stock', even if their quantity is zero. You can display such products at the end of the product list, when needed.

Set sorting by any of the new options as default

You can make any of the new sorting options default both at the catalog and category level.

Additional helpful features

Ability to disable sorting options.

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You can disable any of the new sorting options both at the catalog and category level.

Optional indexing

The indexing mechanism ensures your category pages are loaded fast even if you have a very large catalog.

new!Works with layered navigation

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

EE note

The extension supports MySql Fulltext search engine, Solr support will be added in the next versions.

You might also be interested in our other extensions improving search process in your store:

With Search Pro extension you will significantly increase relevance of search results. Module allows to specify search priority for attributes, choose the search type (‘like’, ‘fulltext’ or ‘combined’) and provides you with highly-configurable autocomplete feature. Use Landing pages as a tool for quick and convenient creation of landing pages. The module lets you decide which content to display on the pages - selected products, banners, text info, CMS blocks. You can specify custom meta tags and short SEO url for each landing page. Show products relevant to customers' interests to stimulate them to buy more with Customers Also Viewed extension.

You can also experience the power of 7 modules combined into one Improved Layered Navigation that lets shop by brands, filter out products with AJAX, have horizontal or vertical menu, use price sliders and numeric filters and more.

7 reasons to choose  
Risk-free Investment
Risk-free Investment

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

Comprehensive Documentation
Comprehensive Documentation

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

Solutions Which Work
Solutions Which Work

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

Outstanding Support
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
Usability and Performance

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

Flexible and Easy Licensing
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
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

Questions & Answers

Product questions

How to change sorting options display name?
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To change sorting options display name as well as any other extension texts when using the Improved Sorting please open the file app\locale\en_US\Amasty_Sorting.csv

Add, for example line,

"New", "New In"

and refresh the cache.

To change the default wording (price, brand) you may use

1) app\locale\en_US\Mage_Catalog.csv will change all occurrences, not sure it's applicable in that case

2) open admin > catalog > attributes > manage attributes > and set appropriate store labels

3) use inline translation tool (not recommended, as it will be hard to find the translation when you need to change it)

What to do if sorting does not work?
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If you have the SeoSuite extension installed, please open file

and replace
extends Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_List_Toolbar
extends Amasty_Sorting_Block_Catalog_Product_List_Toolbar

I have Seo Suite extension installed and sorting does not work.
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Please do the following:

1) Open app/code/local/MageWorx/SeoSuite/Block/Catalog/Product/List/Toolbar.php

2) Replace 
extends Mage_Catalog_Block_Product_List_Toolbar
extends Amasty_Sorting_Block_Catalog_Product_List_Toolbar

Does the module work for the Enterprise edition?
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Yes, the Improved Sorting module works with the Enterprise edition.

I have an error when I sort by bestsellers or most rated products.
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It means there is a conflict with another 3-d party extension you might be using, please contact us and send temporary FTP and admin access details to us so we could fix the issue. 

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

and remove the lines:

<rewrite>          <product_list_toolbar>TBT_Bss_Block_Catalog_Product_List_Toolbar</product_list_toolbar>

Customer Reviews
Excellent and quick supportReview by Martijn
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Had a small issue, but Amasty responded quickly and professionally.
Absolutely worth the small investment! (Posted on 11/17/14)
Does what we neededReview by piersp, Magento Connect
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We upgraded to Magento and had problems with the change in the way the Sort Order displays products on the Category page.
Using this extension and setting the products to display by 'New' resolved the issue and gave us a matching Sort Order to the previous version of Magento.
One feature request: It would be really handy to be able to change the 'Direction' within the admin. However, it was simple enough to change in the extension code. (Posted on 7/12/14)
Great plugin and support!Review by nocturnallights, Magento Connect
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Plugin works great and developer Dzmitry provided great support very fast for requested customizations. (Posted on 7/11/14)
Good extension with great support from developerReview by r.vthoff, Magento Connect
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I purchased this extension first in 2012, and recently needed some help with a modification due to a conflict with another extension. The developer helped me right away and fixed my problem same day. Great service on top of a great product. (Posted on 6/19/14)
Works excellentReview by cfreak, Magento Connect
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Works like charm, and the support helped me incredible fast. (Posted on 6/15/14)
Ultimate sorting optionsReview by no one_knows
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In my case installation passed painlessly and we didn't have to fix any issues as there were no conflicts with other already installed modules. It really helps our visitors faster find the items they need that is positively reflects on our conversions. (Posted on 1/15/14)
Great Support & ExtensionReview by nmella
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I have searching for a module like this for months ..... It does what it says, it works OK with my custom theme fortis.

I had some extension conflicts with other module (Advance Navigation) and the support team was great, very proffessional, very quick.

Thanks Amasty for the great work. Keep it that way. (Posted on 10/10/13)
Improves Product SortingReview by koraykupe
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It has great bestseller / most viewed in X days options. Also biggest saving feature is my favorite.

It's fast with indexing.

Highly recommended. (Posted on 9/4/13)
Very great extension i recommendReview by okeshopping2012
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Very great extension i recommend, i bought many extensions from amasty company, easy installation and fast response and experienced fix if there is Conflict with your website, many thanks! (Posted on 9/3/13)
Works great out of box with by LS
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Just installed this without backing up(HAHA). Worked right out of the boxed after copying the files and as intended.

Nice one mates. (Posted on 8/18/13)
pretty happyReview by Lassn
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We use that extension for almost 1 year now and are pretty happy. Its really useful, especially for our customers. The latest improvements, like setting a timeframe-period for the bestseller items make it a must have in our shop. (Posted on 5/9/13)
Long-term moduleReview by Lassn
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We use that extension for almost 1 year now and are pretty happy. Its really useful, especially for our customers. The latest improvements, like setting a timeframe-period for the bestseller items make it a must have in our shop.

Magento Connect (Posted on 3/15/13)
Without a RivalReview by jgarite
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Great support. I had trouble with getting the sorting to work on the Search Results page, they emailed me a solution within 24hours.

Magento Connect, (Posted on 3/15/13)
New site with AmastyReview by James
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We've moved it to our live site and all seems well :-)
Really impressed to see it working with it's own separate index and including bundle products too. Good work!

James Robinson,
driftworks.com, (Posted on 3/15/13)
Our choiceReview by Pete
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I think our new store will have just about every Amasty extension going!

codethis.co.uk (Posted on 3/15/13)
Wide range of extensionsReview by Ahamed
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By default, magento should be having those sort options. It is a known fact that magento community version still lacks a lot of basic features. and sorting by best seller was on of them.
we have been ranking in google for a high volume search term and we have a good number of visitors and a huge catalog of about 1000 items. but we always only got about 80-90 orders at max. that left me to think that something could be wrong. and, i went to amazon to see what they have that we were lacking.
And, when i looked into their catalog, they always displayed items by their best sellers. And, this is where magento lacked and we too as an ecommerce store offering such huge variety of items missed out on the point that customers are HEAVILY INFLUENCED by what others are buying and they want to quickly buy what have been selling well.
So, we have implemented this sort order now and we used Amasty installation service and everything was set right. We are now waiting to see if this ! SINGLE CHANGE will bring in a big change in our eCommerce store. :)

Ahamed Sha,
saraoutlet.com, (Posted on 3/15/13)
Great supportReview by jgarite
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Great support. I had trouble with getting the sorting to work on the Search Results page, they emailed me a solution within 24hours. (Posted on 11/10/12)
Very usefulReview by Ramya108
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I love this extension. It is very important that buyers have the ability to sort products by different parameters.

I think every store should have such functionality. (Posted on 10/2/12)
Great Extension - Great SupportReview by LogicEcommerce1
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Does exactly what you expect, has an issue between 2 extensions and these guys sorted in very quickly.

10/10 (Posted on 8/15/12)
Simply great extensionReview by Ramya108
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Simply great extension, just what I wanted. It allows users to sort product by the variety of factors which are important to them: biggest savings, best price, best ratings, etc.

In my opinion, each descent store should have such sorting. Thanks to Amasty for great extension! (Posted on 7/11/12)
Very useful extensionReview by blair_s
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Very useful extension as magento's default sort-by options are rather limited. Also have to mention the excellent support. I had a conflict with another extension and they had no problem with fixing it for me nice and quickly. Highly recommended. (Posted on 4/1/12)
Very useful!Review by rkrbez
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Well done extension with great support. Especially the option to sort "out of stock" products last without breaking the selected sorting method is very useful to raise conversion rate. (Posted on 12/22/11)

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Version 1.3.0 - Mar 26, 2015
– New sorting options - by product total profit, by product revenue (minus cost), by product performance (orders per views and revenue per views)
Version 1.2.5 - Oct 10, 2014
– Ability to exclude some order statuses from bestsellers calculation
– Fix for "new" sorting for some configurations
Version 1.2.4 - June 27, 2014
– Tested with the latest Magento CE 1.9 release.
Version 1.2.4 - February 20, 2013
– Compatibility with Magneto CE 1.8.1 and EE 13.1.2 has been verified
Version 1.2.4 - February 15, 2013
– Ability to manually manage the order of products for bestsellers and most viewed options.
– New sorting option by 'Quantity'.
– Ability to specify category for products blocks.
Version 1.2.2 - February 28, 2012
– Ability to create product blocks based on sorting options. For example you can have a sidebar block with best-selling products or top block with new products.
– You can either use predefined templates or create your own custom templates for the product blocks.
– Out of stock items are displayed last only for catalog pages, search results remain as are.
Version 1.2.0 - November 10, 2011
– New sorting options 'Biggest Saving', 'Reviews Count' and 'Now in Wishlist'.
– Optional indexing to improve performance for large catalogs.
– Ability to disable sorting options.
Version 1.1.0 - October 24, 2011
– Ability to have descending sorting by default.
– Ability to show products with zero quantity at the end of the list, even if their inventory status is 'in stock'.
– Bugfix.
Version 1.0.8 - July 21, 2011
– Posibility to define which sorting options should be used for which category.
– Ability to configure calculation periods for 'Bestseller' and 'Most Viewed' sorting options and other settings.
– Bugfix of translation and default sorting issues.
– Code refactoring.
Version 1.0.78 - March 7, 2011
– Compatibility with new version of Improved Navigation.
Version 1.0.6 - February 28, 2011
– Added sorting by the the number of views.
– Sorting order for New products set to descending by default.
Version 1.0.5 - December 28, 2010
– Added sorting by the date the products were created.
– Fixed issue with grouped products
Version 1.0.4 - August 16, 2010
– Compatibility with Magento 1.3.
– Admin can now set sorting by bestsellers or rating as default.