Create and customize filters for your online store using Free WooCommerce Product Filter WordPress plugin. This is a perfect way to make the shopping process really easy and enjoyable for your site users, without any special coding knowledge. Filter by price, categories, tags and attributes, enable or disable ajax search, use extensive sorting options and adjust the price range precisely.
Way to display a filter label on the page: no label, show as close/opened.
Type: checkbox list/drop-down, multiple drop-down or icons.
Colours Settings and skins
Show search and more.
What are the parameters I can sort by?
Now there is an ability to sort results by popularity, rating, newness, the price low to high and vice versa, randomly, by name, or by default order.
How to add product filter to the store?
After creating the filter you can add a filer it in 2 ways: with shortcode and PHP code ( you can find them under the settings tab) or add Woo Product Filter widget.
Copy Shortcode and paste it to your website content. Product Filter plugin will display the filter you created on appropriate post/page using settings you tuned in this filter.
In case you are utilizing Product Filter in your store sidebar, Product Filter Widget can also be included.
To display the Product Filter as a widget, move to the WP Admin > Appearance > Widgets. Expand the sidebar dropdown option then drag and drop Filter widget. Select the filter you need to display and Save.
How to configure filtering on the website in the best way?
Main keys for good filtering are:
Where to place a filter bar
Almost 70% of customers focusing their attention on the left part of the page. There is the main cause, why the leading retailers put their faceted search on the left. By the way, the top of the page is the second most viewed place, so, use it for category placing.
How to present the most relative filters and not overload customers
Putting too many different options to filter all assortment can overwhelm the customer. To prevent this use only really necessary filters: make small research, and check how it implements in your competitors, or even organize a focus group.
How to display filters
There are 3 the most popular ways to display filters among major retailers:
All filters at once – do not recommend
Adding a scrolling within each filter type – do not recommend
Present only filter titles without selecting options or truncating filtering values (display a few options and a link “see more”) – the best choice.
The last variant gives users the opportunity to make an overview of all existing filtering types. And only, if they found the most preferred, they could see all the available options.
Read more tips in the Complete guide to product filtering.
My WooCommerce Filter plugin is not working. Why?
If you have problems with the work of plugin or something is not working as it should, first follow this follow steps:
Test the plugin with a WordPress default theme, to be sure that the error is not caused by the theme you are currently using.
Deactivate all plugins you are using and check if the problem is still occurring.
Ensure that you plugin version, your theme version and your WordPress are updated and the problem has not already been solved in a later plugin update.