I'm new to magento. I'm using Magento 1.9 CE Today it's the 4th day of my trying to customise magento. My biggest problem is with the filters, I am creating a fashion-store template. So i need filters: size, color, manufacture, brand, etc I trying to archive this with default function "Sort by" but I can't still find anything on it and how to implement in magento custom theme. I don't like "premium $" extensions. I am still searching for solution. If you managed some similar project, can you help me to find the right way? Thanks.
Your question is a bit unclear, but I'll give it a go.
You can edit the attributes you want in the backend
Search for the attribute you need (size for example) and edit it.
There should be a field there called
Use In Layered Navigation. If you select for it
Filtrable with results or
Filtrable no results it will make your attribute available in th e layered navigation. I mean the customers will be able to filter the products in a category based on any value of the size attribute.
Same goes for
Use In Search Results Layered Navigation. If you select
Yes the customers will be able to filter the search results on the values of the size attribute.
There is also the field
Used for Sorting in Product Listing. If you set that to
Yes then the customer will be able to sort the products based on the size attribute.
Do the same for all your other attributes.