I have shown root category on frontend and all the products are coming fine. But the filters are not showing in the sidebar. I have used layout 2 column left.

<reference name="content">

<block type="catalog/product_list" name="product_list" template="catalog/product/list.phtml">
<action method="setCategoryId"><category_id>2</category_id></action>
<block type="catalog/product_list_toolbar" name="product_list_toolbar" template="catalog/product/list/toolbar.phtml">
<block type="page/html_pager" name="product_list_toolbar_pager"/>
<action method="setToolbarBlockName"><name>product_list_toolbar</name></action>

<reference name="left">
    <block type="catalog/navigation" name="catalog.leftnav.categories" template="catalog/navigation/sidebar.phtml"/>
    <block type="catalog/layer_view" name="catalog.leftnav" template="catalog/layer/view.phtml">
        <action method="unsetChild"><alias>category_filter</alias></action>

Can anyone help and share how to call filters. It is actually calling just the heading. The category is is anchor yes.

1 Answer 1


Go to :

Product-> Categories (Select your category) -> Display Settings

and turn on "Anchor" to yes.

Hope this will work for you

I have added filter here: https://zitomer-upgrade.aastaging.us/beauty

EDIT: Yes this is the right answer, but the reason same stuff was not working for me was because of manadev filters used. So I have to use the mana filters in xml

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.