Hierarchical step-by-steps

This option is available in the premium version of the plugin.

Hierarchical step by steps will link the hierarchical levels of same-taxonomy filters belonging to different presets into level-by-level selectors. This allows the creation of a system of dropdowns (or lists), with child levels getting displayed based on parent level selection.

To create a hierarchical step by step, follow these steps:

  1. Create separate presets for each of the hierarchical levels of the filter’s underlying taxonomy.
  2. In each of the presets, add the needed taxonomy filter, setting its Hierarchical level to the next value.
  3. Enable the Set as hierarchical step-by-step level option in all the filters that belong to the step by step system.
  4. Place all presets that belong to the hierarchical step by step on the needed page in the ascending order. After that, each hierarchical sublevel will remain disabled until you select its parent.

Set as hierarchical step-by-step level

This option is available in the premium version of the plugin.

Enable current filter as a level of hierarchical step-by-step. Select the needed level with the help of the Hierarchical level setting.

Hide preset submit button when hierarchical step-by-step is enabled

This option is available in the premium version of the plugin.

If you wish to avoid product list updates whenever a parent level of a hierarchical step by step is selected, you can set up the hierarchical step by step to be submitted by “Filter” button. To do that, follow the following steps:

  1. Set all the presets that hold the step-by-step parent levels to AJAX with button submission filtering style
  2. Enable the Hide preset submit button when hierarchical step-by-step is enabled option to hide parent levels’ “Filter” buttons.
  3. If you wish for your step by step to be submitted by a push of a button, set the Filtering style of its last level to AJAX with button submission leaving the Hide preset submit button when hierarchical step-by-step is enabled option disabled. With this setup the last level’s “Filter” button will submit your hierarchical system. You can customize the button label with the help of Filter button label setting.

    You can also enable AJAX auto-submission for your step by step system, by setting the last hierarchical level to AJAX with instant submission.

To avoid conflicts please don’t place other presets with filters of the same taxonomy on pages with hierarchical step by steps implementing the Hide preset submit button when hierarchical step-by-step is enabled option.