How to create filters Print

Modified on: Tue, Nov 9, 2021 at 3:58 PM


Filters with the most common product attributes like price, discount, brand, availability, category, etc. are available from the get-go. But you can also add new ones:


Custom filters

You can create your own custom filters. A custom filter is based on a standard filter, but it can contain specific filter values, unlike the standard one.


To create a custom filter, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Searchanise control panel > Filters section > General tab.
  2. Click the + button in the top-right corner.
  3. Enter Filter title. It will be shown in the storefront.
  4. Select the standard filter in the Based on field. 
  5. Click the Continue button. As a result, the filter is created without values. 
  6. Add values for your filter following these steps:
    1. Click the + button in the top-right corner.
    2. Select filter values. 
      Note
      These values aren't excluded from the standard filters.
    3. Add the selected values. 
  7. Optionally, manage the added values: delete them or change Display name for value.
  8. Save the changes.


That's it. Now you can check out how your new filter looks like in your storefront.


Filters by Custom Fields

To create filters based on BigCommerce Custom Fields, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Searchanise control panel > Filters section > Settings tab.
  2. Enter custom field name(s) into the Filters by custom fields field. The custom field names are case-insensitive. 
  3. Apply the changes.
  4. Click the Force re-indexation link in the notice or the Force re-indexation button in the Dashboard section to start the indexation.


That's it. After the indexation is complete, the app will create the filter(s) and automatically add the filtering values, using this Custom Field's data. You can see the new filter(s) in the Searchanise control panel > Filters section > General tab.


Filters by Options

To create filters by product variant options, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Searchanise control panel > Filters section > Settings tab.
  2. Enter option name(s) into the Option names field separated by commas. The option names are case-insensitive. 
  3. Select or clear the Export option only for available product variants setting. If you select it, the filters will have values from available variants only. Else it will have values from all variants.
  4. Apply the changes.
  5. Click the Force re-indexation link in the notice or the Force re-indexation button in the Dashboard section to start the indexation.


That's it. After the indexation is complete, the app will create the filter(s) and automatically add the filtering values, using this Variant Option's data. You can see the new filter(s) in the Searchanise control panel > Filters section > General tab.


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