I'm using magento 2 and I'm trying to get the visual swatches (color, size..) on the sidebar, on the caterogy pages. I've got the visual swatches for on the product page , but on the sidebar is just text..


go to admin,

Stores -> Attribute -> Product

Go to Color Attribute, click on that,

Change Catalog Input Type for Store Owner value to Visual swatch from dropdown.

Same process for size attribute and run indexing command.

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    I have already set that to Visual swatch , but it's still don't work on the side bar.. And I would also like to have some check boxes , so I can check more of them , cause now is just text , so I click a link and already sends me to the result doesn't let me choose more options.. – alexcr May 2 '16 at 13:54
  • Have you use any extension for layer navigation? – Rakesh Jesadiya May 3 '16 at 8:58
  • I'm only using the Venustheme - Yume , here is the link for the theme venustheme.com/theme/ves-yume-free-magento-2-theme – alexcr May 3 '16 at 9:52

Just go to Admin -> Stores -> Attribute -> Product -> Color(Attribute),

Change Catalog Input Type for Store Owner to Visual swatch and add Swatch Colors...

Go on Storefront Properties tab. Click on dropdown Use in Layer Navigation select Filterable (with results).

Do not forget to clear the cache and make reindex.

Good luck! :)

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