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Faceted Search (Product Filtering)

Available in Business Plan and above.

Product Filtering or faceted search is the feature that allows you to set up filters for your products on category, collection or brands pages. It refines the product searches based on the attributes like price,color, size, etc. It makes your website easy to use bringing a better shopping experience for your customers.

Faceted search is the flow of managing the filters in the sidebar as per the admin's convenience, you can manage which all attribute filters you want to display in the category sidebar and in which order through Faceted search.

Enabling Facet Groups  

By default faceted search group is enabled if the plan allows it. To enable the faceted search in your store, go to the Settings > Misc section in the StoreHippo Admin Panel. Select the Faceted Search checkbox to enable the faceted search. 

Facet Groups

A Facet group can have multiple fields and can define how they appear in the filters. To display the faceted search on the storefront, you need to define facet groups. 

Go to the Advance Settings > Facet groups in the StoreHippo Admin Panel to manage facet groups.

Add a new Facet Group

Click on the Add New button in the top right corner to add a new facet group. The following page appears with the following fields:


Enter the name for the facet group.


In facets, the field and the type of facet are provided. You can enter multiple facets. 


Enter the field of the facet here. You can use any or all of the product fields in the field groups. For example, attribute.fabric, attribute.ratings, etc.


You can choose the type of facet. The types can be of four kinds:

  • Radio

  • Checkbox

  • Range

  • Swatch

Default facet group

StoreHippo provides a default facet group in its stores. You can edit the default facet group fields or add new fields.

The default facet group consists of the following fields:

  • Price
  • Color
  • Size
  • Material
  • Brand
  • Pattern

Using Facet Groups

You can link facets to the category, collection or brand. 

Go to Products > Category section in StoreHippo Admin Panel. Click on any category and you will find a Facet Group field. You can choose any desired facet from the drop-down menu.

Custom Facet Search Provider

StoreHippo allows you to specify custom faceted search providers. For example, Elastic Search to have much greater control over the search functionality. You can add as many fields in the facet group but the theme will display only the top 10 facets.

Facet Support in Different Plans: Professional plan allows only fixed attributes i.e. price, brands, size,color.
Higher plans allow custom facet groups.
The price and brands attributes are automatically added. There is no need to mention the same in CSV.