I have many categories and sub-categories. In any sub-category i have many products with attributes.

I want to change my advanced search style like this :

My categories are displayed as dropdown.

My sub-categories are displayed too as dropdown.

Only product's attribute are displayed according to category.

For example :

I have computer category (parent) and in this category i have many other sub-categories like laptop , device .... (child) and in laptop i have many laptop's product and any laptop i assign to it many attribute like (Processor, Cache Memory, System Memory (RAM) ...)

I want to change my advanced search style like that :

when i select computer categories in dropdown, the sub-categories dropdown must display me laptop,device ... and when i select for exemple laptop i want that to display me Processor, Cache Memory, System Memory (RAM) fields for my search.

Any ideas or informations can help me to realize that? Thanks

  • Hard to understand what you are asking here.
    – user487772
    Sep 17, 2013 at 11:46
  • I explain with an exemple what i want to do Thanks
    – Amirov
    Sep 17, 2013 at 12:02

1 Answer 1


Im not exactly sure what you are trying to do?

Do you mean products can be filtered on the categor page based on attributes? If so you may want to anchor your category and said the product attribute to filter within the admin panel


  • I want the attributes of the product will be displayed after the selected categories
    – Amirov
    Sep 17, 2013 at 12:47
  • At which page: www.domainname.com/categoryname or www.domainname.com/catalogsearch/advanced Sep 17, 2013 at 12:52
  • www.domainname.com/catalogsearch/advanced
    – Amirov
    Sep 17, 2013 at 12:56
  • Okay, in which case go to: Your admin panel -> catalog -> attributes -> manage attributes Find the attribute you require e.g. ram, hard drive space etc. Go into the attribute, select 'use in advanced search' to yes. Sep 17, 2013 at 13:00
  • but it show me all attributes of all categories in the same page. I want to display only attributes of the category selected
    – Amirov
    Sep 17, 2013 at 13:06

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