Filtering products by using tags
By utilizing product tags, the app enables you to set up filters for specific product attributes in your filter trees. You can use them to create thematic filters and filters for collections with multiple layers of product grouping.
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- Create thematic filters in your filter tree
- Create multi-level collections in the filter for collections
Create thematic filters in your filter tree
Thematic filters help users find products that are related to specific themes. For instance, Macy’s offers a filter " Dress occasion" and online shoppers find it much easier to see dresses suitable for daytime or a formal occasion.
As you might want to help your customers make better decisions and see the products of interest to them, our app allows you to offer a thematic filter when you create a " tag" filter option. According to Shopify, products can no longer have more than 250 tags, but we don’t limit the number of tags for each filter option.
Thematic filters are very context-dependent in nature and they have to be tailored uniquely to your store’s product catalog. For example, you sell scented candles and your customers choose candles based on how long they would last. You can set up a thematic filter to let them choose candles by their burn time.
To use tags to create that "burn time" filter option:
Step 1: Create tags
- From your Shopify admin, go to Products.
- Click the name of the product that you want to display its burn time.
- In the Product organization section, go to Tags. Enter a tag as "burntime:Two hours" with "burntime:" as a prefix.
- Click Save.
- Open other specific products that you want to add the "burn time" tag and add the corresponding "burn time" information with the prefix "burntime:" by following the 4 steps above.
Step 2: Create a "tag" filter option
- From our app’s admin, go to Filter > Manage filter trees.
- Click the filter tree that you want to create a "tag" filter option.
- Click Add filter option.
- Select Tag in the drop-down of Option Type and enter Burn time in the Option label section.
- Select Using prefix.
- Fill in "burntime:" in the Filter the tags by a prefix section.
Note: This prefix is solely used for the purpose of filtering proper products and it will not be displayed on your storefront.
- In the Extended values section, select tag values that you don’t want to be used to set up this filter.
- Click Save on the Edit filter option page.
- Click Save on the Filter Options page.
- Check how new settings appear on your storefront.
Create multi-level collections in the filter for collections
When it comes to setting up a filter for collections of your Shopify store, the app allows you to have that filter with multi-level collections by using your product tags. Your customer filtering experience can be enhanced when there is a nested collection.
For example, you set up a filter for all collections that your store has, which are the Trousers collection and the Shirts collection. You have realized that your customers want to narrow down their search by product styles. You want the filter to have nested collections like the collection hierarchy below.
Our app allows you to create a filter with nested collections. Each nested collection has the first level in a "Collection" form, and two lower levels use product tags to filter a parent collection into smaller subsets of products.
To set up a filter that contains a nested collection:
Step 1: Set up a “collection” filter option:
- Make sure that you have added tags to specific products that you want to have in corresponding child collections.
- From the app’s admin, go to Filter > Manage filter trees.
- Click the filter tree that you want to set up a filter for nested collections.
- Click Add filter option.
- Select Collection in the drop-down of Option Type.
- Select Multi-level collections in the drop-down of Option Display.
Step 2: Set up nested collections in the filter:
1. In the Multi-level collections items section, the first row represents a parent collection. In the left box, select a collection that you want to set as a parent collection. In the right box, enter how you want it to appear on your storefront.
In the example above, in the left box, you will select the Trousers collection.
2. The next row lets you set up the first child collection by using product tags. In the left box, select a tag added to a group of products that you want to create this child collection. In the right box, enter how you want it to appear on your storefront.
In the example above, in the left box, you will select a "cargo" tag. Then, you enter Cargo in the right box.
3. If you want to have another child collection for the one you have created in step 2, click Add new item to [the tag used in step 2].
If you want to have another child collection that is at the same level as the one you have created in step 2, click Add new tag to [name of the parent collection].
In the example above, you will click Add new tag to Trousers. In the left box, you will select a "flowy" tag. Then, you enter Flowy in the right box.
4. Repeat these steps if you want to have other parent and child collections.
5. Drag and drop these collections and tags into your desired position.
6. Click Save on the Edit filter option page
7. Click Save on the Filter options page.
8. Check how new settings appear on your storefront.