I am working on the layered navigation. i am trying to get the list of applied filters using getActiveFilters of the block Mage_Catalog_Block_Layer_State.

I am trying to understand how getActiveFilters function works but not getting.

Please Help me how can i get getActiveFilters in magento.

I am trying this on the custom cms page.which is not working.

This code is working on the category page.

2 Answers 2


From: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/11862967/magento-get-selected-filter-in-layered-navigation

$appliedFilters = Mage::getSingleton('catalog/layer')->getState()->getFilters();

Also check this: How do i get active filters in observer method? is it useful in your case?

  • i had tried this but am not able to get the active filters Commented Mar 10, 2016 at 15:49
  • What is returned?, nothing at all or empty array? Im not sure but I'm thinking maybe you need to initialize "catalog/layer" when in cms page handle. Add the layer block in layout for example.
    – davidmpaz
    Commented Mar 10, 2016 at 16:13
  • it is returning empty array and i had reffered answer of marius from magento.stackexchange.com/questions/56340/… Commented Mar 10, 2016 at 16:17
  • Sorry I can not be of more help. But seems like in your referred thread they came up to a solution. You will need to work it out in your particular case I think.
    – davidmpaz
    Commented Mar 11, 2016 at 8:48

The following code works for me,

   <?php $mcbls = new Mage_Catalog_Block_Layer_State(); ?>
   <?php $asbclv = new Amasty_Shopby_Block_Catalog_Layer_View(); ?>
   <?php $_filters = $mcbls->getActiveFilters(); ?>
   <div class="tool-shop-by" id="tool-shop-by-containor">
        <ul class="tool-result">
              foreach ($_filters as $_filter): ?>
                  <?php if ($_filter->hasData('children')): 
                    //echo "<pre>"; print_r($_filter->getData('children')); exit;?>
                      <?php foreach ($_filter->getData('children') as $child): 
                          <a label="<?php echo $child['label'] ?>" href="<?php echo $child['url'] ?>"><?php echo $child['label'] ?>&nbsp;<span><i class="meigeeadditional-close"></i></span></a>
                      <?php endforeach ?>
                  <?php else: 
                    //echo "<pre>123"; print_r($_filter->getData('children')); exit;?>
                      <a href="<?php echo $_filter->getRemoveUrl(); ?>"><?php echo $_filter->getLabel(); ?><span><i class="meigeeadditional-close"></i></span></a>
                  <?php endif ?>
              <?php endforeach; ?>
        <?php if (count($_filters)): ?>
        <div class="actions"> <a href="<?php echo $asbclv->getClearUrl() ?>" class="clear_all">Clear all</a></div>
        <?php endif; ?>

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