I am displaying a custom product collection in a block that extends the category block.

I have overriden catalog_category_view in my custom module. The custom filter yields renders proper collection in the category page, but the layered navigation and the toolbar doesnot render the proper collection.


<page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd">
        <referenceContainer name="content">
            <block class="Namespace\Module\Block\Category\Form" name="custom_category_collection" before=
                "-" template="category/filter.phtml">


namespace Namespace\Module\Block\Category;

class Form extends \Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template 
    protected $_catalogLayer;

    public function __construct(
        \Magento\Framework\View\Element\Template\Context $context,
        \Magento\Catalog\Model\Layer\Resolver $layerResolver,
        array $data = []
    ) {
        $this->_catalogLayer = $layerResolver->get();
        parent::__construct($context, $data);

    protected function _prepareLayout()

        $collection = $this->_catalogLayer->getProductCollection();

        $select = $collection->getSelect();
        $select->where("e.entity_id = 18");
        return $this;

Strange thing is, i noticed that the toolbar and layered navigation worked well with the custom collection when the module CatalogSearch was disabled. But otherwise, it doesnt work.

Can anyone suggest a solution. Thanks.

  • 1
    did you get the solution for it ? Please share your answer. Sep 21, 2016 at 6:40
  • @Manashvi birla did you get the solution for it ? i have the same problem
    – omelandr
    Jan 14, 2017 at 18:01
  • i dnt have any solution yet.! Jan 16, 2017 at 5:03

1 Answer 1


Please use getSize() function on product collection after your filters


It calculates all mandatory data for layered and toolbar

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