Magento 2.4.1-p1 9 extensions from Amasty Smartwave Porto theme
I just noticed that assigning position numbers to products in any category does not reflect on the front page = it does not sort based on position. I have deleted Cache and reindexed.
I googled this and apparently, this was an issue in Magento 2.2.7 and also with Mageplaza_LayeredNavigation. I don't believe we have anything from Mageplaza. Would this be caused by extensions from Amasty or our Smartwave Porto theme?
How to fix it?
Updated on October 13th, 2021:
I just checked and we do have the following:
MAGEPLAZA EXTENSIONS --> Layered Navigation
Is this something that came standard or did I install it?
How to fix the problem then?
Porto theme comes with Mageplaza_Layered_Navigation + Mageplaza_Ajax_Layer extensions which interferes with the product sort on category pages.
I found the following solution here:
"I am using Porto theme too and had encountered this problem on Magento 2.4.2. After the above comment by @tabunsa, I looked up release notes for mageplaza's layered navigation module and ajax module and realized that they had newer releases that were compatible with 2.4.2 and they fixed the bug. I used composer update mageplaza/* to update the latest 4.1.1 module for layered navigation the issue is now resolved for anyone else who encountered this problem."
How do I update the Mageplaza's Layered Navigation module??