Smart Navigation Print

Modified on: Mon, Nov 15, 2021 at 8:38 AM



Smart Navigation is a feature that allows you to add Searchanise Filters to the store collections, for customers to be able to filter and sort collections based on product attributes.

There are default filters with the most common attributes such as price, discount, brand, availability. You can add and use as many custom filters as you need.

Below is an example of a collection page with Smart Navigation enabled:

Using Smart Navigation customers can narrow down their search in just a few clicks and choose something suitable in your store.

Smart Navigation through BigCommerce collections is available on the PRO plan (up to 5000 products), as well as on the Advanced plan.

Setting up Smart Navigation

To set up Smart Navigation, you need to edit the theme codeBelow you can find the instructions for your Stencil and Blueprint themes:

  1. Stencil
  2. Blueprint

Disabling Smart Navigation

To disable Smart Navigation, follow these steps:

  1. Revert the changes in the templates/pages/category.html file: restore the default version from the backup theme.
  2. Go to the Searchanise control panel > Smart Navigation section > General tab.
  3. Select the No navigation option.
  4. Apply the changes.

That's all. Smart Navigation is disabled.


You can manage Smart Navigation's settings in the Searchanise control panel > Smart Navigation section > the Settings tab.

Default sortingChanges the collection sort. Default sort is Date: New to Old.
Show out of stock products at the end of listShows the out-of-stock products at the end of the list. The option is disabled by default.


Collection in the store suddenly shows all the products

There are 2 main reasons for that:

  1. Smart Navigation was disabled: the No navigation option is selected in the Searchanise control panel > Smart Navigation section. However, you hadn’t restored the BigCommerce code showing collection products in the theme files. You might have changed the code after setting up the Smart Navigation feature.
  2. Your current plan does not support the feature.

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