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Configure Global Filters and Sorters Settings

To make sure that only the attributes of the required product family are displayed in the storefront, you can limit filters and sorting options in OroCommerce. You can also control whether to hide or disable filters and sorting options in the storefront for the products that do not belong to the selected product family.


Configuration for this option is available on three levels, globally, per organization, and per website.


By default, the options are enabled for OroCommerce versions 3.0 and higher.

To configure limiting filters and sorting options globally:

  1. Navigate to System > Configuration in the main menu.

  2. Select Commerce > Catalog > Filters and Sorters in the menu to the left.


    For faster navigation between the configuration menu sections, use Quick Search.

The following page opens:

Filters and Sorters global configuration settings
  1. The following configuration options are available:

    • Hide Unrelated Product Filters and Sorting Options - removes unrelated filters and sorting options from the product collection page to display only those attributes that belong to the current product family. When a user adjusts the initial product data search to target the product with the desired attribute, but the attribute is no longer applicable, it gets removed from the filter.

    The storefront product page illustrating the Hide Unrelated Product Filters and Sorting Options configuration
    • Don’t Change Initial Filter State - disables unrelated attributes within a filter instead of removing it. When applying a filter to the initial product data set in the storefront, all unrelated attributes remain visible but become disabled in the filter dropdown (available only in the OroCommerce Enterprise edition).

    The storefront product page illustrating the Don't Change Initial Filter State configuration


    This option affects filters in the storefront only when Hide Unrelated Product Filters and Sorting Options is enabled. Please ensure to enable both options for this configuration.

  2. To customize any of these options:

    1. Clear the Use Default box next to the option.

    2. Select whether to remove completely or just disable unrelated attributes in filters and sorters.

  3. Click Save Settings.