About Jigoshop Filtering

Jigoshop Filtering allows customers to filter your product list by their choice of Product Categories, Product Tags, and/or Product Attributes.

Installation

To install your plugin:

  1. Navigate to Plugins Add New.
  2. At the top of the Add Plugins page, click the Upload Plugins button.
  3. Click Choose File.
  4. In the File Upload pop-up, choose the plugin’s .zip file from the hard drive and then click Open.
  5. Click Install Now.
  6. After installation, you have to click the Activate Plugin button.
  7. You will be transferred to the Plugin page; Jigoshop Filtering should now be visible.

More Info at Installing and Managing Plugins.

Activation

To activate the plugin:

  1. Navigate to Jigoshop Manage Licenses.
  2. Fill the boxes with appropriate information (license key and activation email).
  3. Click the Save button.
  4. Your plugin should now be active.

Setup and Configuration

Following successful installation and activation of the plugin, Jigoshop Filtering settings panel can now be accessed from the main Jigoshop menu:

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Clicking on Filtering will open the following configuration window:

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This menu allows you to configure Filtering. User can:

  • Set Position
    • Before Shop List – This option shows the filtering options above the products on the Shop page.
    • After Shop List – This displays filtering options on the Shop page.
    • Display select name as the first option instead of heading before a select list.
  • Set Filtering Options
    • Product Categories – Allows you to filter products by categories.
      • Is active? – Enables filtering by categories.
      • Enable sublevels – Sublevels lets you filter by subcategories, in addition to categories.
      • Start from level – This option allows you to set which category that your filter list starts at.
      • Enable sublevel labels
    • Product Tags – Enabling this option lets you choose from product tags in addition to categories.
      • Is Active – Enables product tags.
    • Product Attributes

Usage

To use Jigoshop Filtering, your products must have categories. Read our documentation about creating categories and tags here.

After creating your categories and tags, add them to your products and now filtering will work.

This screenshot is how Filtering looks on the frontend.

Filtering Frontend - Jigoshop 1.17.18

Now from this list you can select your category or tags and click the filter button. You will now see only matching products.

In the example below, we’ve filtered by the ‘Books’ category and ‘steve jobs’ tag.

Filtering for Steve Jobs

Widget

The Filtering extension also works as a widget. To set this plugin as a widget, open ‘Appearance’ and select ‘Widgets.’

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Find Jigoshop: Filtering Widget and choose the place for the widget.

Move Filtering Widget

You have three different options:

  • Primary Sidebar,
  • Content Sidebar,
  • Footer Widget Area.

When you choose the place you have to configure the plugin. Configuration options are the same as in Filtering menu options.

Save the widget configuration. Then the widget will display on the shop website and you can see how it works.

Filtering Widget

Additional information

When the Filtering plugin and widget work together, filtering results are the sum of a query. However, when the user chooses different values in the filter menu on the main shop content and widget then priority is given to the filtering menu the main shop content area.

 
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