Product Feature and Filter

I know this may be a crazy question to ask but can anyone help explain how to setup the Product Filters and Features. I have read and re-read the manual and still do not understand it and its setup and uses. Anyone out there with a firm understanding to help break it down in simple English? Trying to do the following:

I have products that are great for Diabetics, Vegans, Kosher, Raw, etc. Want to be able to have a sort bar in the Content area for each category or Sub-Categories or maybe in the left box and allow customers to drill down to their need by using that feature. Now the question is how to set it up as I know it can be done.

Hope someone out there can please share there time and knowledge.

The manual just seems to not help me out.

Find a sample of the way I was hoping to do this…hopefully without mods

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I have yet to set up our product filters so can’t really help you with that, but I know for sure to achieve the drop down filters will take some modifications outside Cs-carts intended function. This drop-down effect is very nice and I’ve been really hoping that Cs would at some point allow for this. I do believe this has been discussed before in the forum. Not sure off the top of my head if someone had posted code or not. I’ll take a look when I get home for ya.

Until then I’m sure someone here can accurately help explain the filter set-up.



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Thanks Derbytown for your reply. For the rest of the forum or others that may need this help, the following is the paid reply from Cs-Cart Support:

In order to realize this, you can try the following solution:

  1. Log in to your administration panel, open the “Catalog” tab and click the “Product features” link.
  2. Click the “Add feature” button on the right and specify the following fields in the opened “Add new feature” window:
  • Name - enter the desired name of the feature.
  • Position - enter the feature position.
  • Description - enter the feature description (it will be displayed if a customer clicks on ? link under the “Features” tab on the product details page on the storefront).
  • Type - select the “Selectbox” > “Text feature” type.
  • Group - select the group to which the feature will be applied (in order not to apply the feature to any group leave None).
  • Product - select if you want to display the feature on product details pages.
  • Catalog pages - select if you want to display the feature on product list pages.
  • Prefix - enter the feature prefix.
  • Suffix - enter the feature suffix.
  1. Open the “Variants” tab and specify the necessary variants (e.g. Diabetics, Vegans, Kosher, Raw, etc).
  2. Click the "Create "button.

    Then specify a created feature for a product:
  3. Open the product details page (click on the “Products” link under the “Catalog” tab and click on the desired product link).
  4. Click on the “Features” tab.
  5. Select the necessary variant in the created feature list and click the “Save” button.

    Once the feature is created, and variants are applied to the products, you should create a filter for this feature in order to use it in the storefront.
  6. Log in to your administration panel, open the “Catalog” tab and click on the “Product filters” link.
  7. Click on the “Add filter” button on the right and specify the following fields in the opened “New filter” window:
  • Name - enter a filter name.
  • Pos. - enter a filter position.
  • Show on home page - select if you want to display the filter on the Home page. Please note, that if this option is enabled, data about all products will be displayed on the Home page.
  • Filter by - select the created feature to filter your products.
  1. Open the “Categories” tab.
  2. Click on the “Add categories” link and add categories on which details pages this filter will be displayed. Please note, that if a category is selected, the filter will be displayed on its details page and product data only of this category will be displayed there. If no category is added, the filter will be displayed for all categories.

    Then you should add the filter block to the storefront. In order to realize this:
  3. Log in to your administration panel, open the “Design” tab and click the “Blocks” link.
  4. Click the “All pages” link at the top of this page.
  5. Click the “Add block” button. In the opened window:
  • Enter the block name (e.g. Product filter).
  • Select “Product filters” in the “Block content” select box.
  • In the “Filling” select box:
  • select “Dynamic” if you would like to display all filters in the same block.
  • select “Filters” in order to choose which product filter should be displayed. In this case click the “Specific settings” link next to the “Filling” option and select the desired filter in the “Show” select box.
  1. Select the desired position in the “Group” select box.
  2. Select the desired wrapper in the “Wrapper” select box.
  3. Click on the “Create” button.

    You can refer to these article in our Knowledge Base to learn more information about features and filters:

    [url]CS-Cart Documentation — CS-Cart 4.15.x documentation

    [url]CS-Cart Documentation — CS-Cart 4.15.x documentation

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