I have a category called perfume in my website. I manage to show the default filter in the left side of this category. I want to add the same default filter in the product detail page only for the perfume category products.

List Page enter image description here

Details Page enter image description here

I updated the edit cateogry > custom design > custom Layout Update with below lines.

<reference name="product_list">
<action method="setTemplate"><template>catalog/product/perfume.phtml</template></action>
<reference name="product.info">
<action method="setTemplate"><template>catalog/product/perfume-view.phtml</template></action>
<remove name="left.newsletter" />

How can i add this filter in the perfume category product details page?

  • you want to show layered navigation on product view page? Jan 26, 2016 at 13:26
  • Yes @QaisarSatti.I want to show the same left side shopping option like list page
    – Mujahidh
    Jan 26, 2016 at 13:29
  • That are not possible because layered navigation need collection. Jan 26, 2016 at 13:42
  • @QaisarSatti.hope you understood my requirement.so there is no any methods to perform this?
    – Mujahidh
    Jan 26, 2016 at 14:19
  • Can you explain what you want to filter by when only viewing one product? Unfortunately what you are trying to do makes no sense.
    – ProxiBlue
    Jan 26, 2016 at 14:44

1 Answer 1


I managed to do the task by adding some code in to Custom Layout Update of the product.

<reference name="left">
<block type="catalog/layer_view" name="catalog.leftnav" before="-" template="catalog/layer/view.phtml"/>

Now i can view the layered navigation on my specific product page. for the full functionality(Search n filter) of the layered navigation in the product detail page i edit the filter.phtml -app\design\frontend\base\default\template\catalog\layer\) - url for the label link.

<?php $baseUrl = Mage::getBaseUrl(); ?>
<?php foreach ($this->getItems() as $_item): ?>
    <?php if ($_item->getCount() > 0): ?>
        $urls =  explode("?",$this->urlEscape($_item->getUrl())); 

        $new_url = $baseUrl."perfume.html?".$urls[1];
    <?php /*?><a href="<?php echo $this->urlEscape($_item->getUrl()) ?>"><?php echo $_item->getLabel() ?></a><?php */?>

    <a href="<?php echo $new_url ?>"><?php echo $_item->getLabel() ?></a>
    <?php else: echo $_item->getLabel() ?>
    <?php endif; ?>
    <?php if ($this->shouldDisplayProductCount()): ?>
    (<?php echo $_item->getCount() ?>)
    <?php endif; ?>
<?php endforeach ?>

Please Kindly Notice that is based on my requirement i did it.I want the layered navigation on only one specific category's(Perfume) product detail page.

I hope this will help to some one in future.

  • did you add the collection or just simply adding by that? Jan 28, 2016 at 11:50
  • I did not do anything to my perfume-view.phtml. I update the Custom Layout Update as in the answer.for the search function completion i did the little change on filter.phtml(app\design\frontend\base\default\template\catalog\layer)
    – Mujahidh
    Jan 28, 2016 at 11:54
  • you remove the product check from there? Jan 28, 2016 at 11:55
  • what do you mean by product Check?
    – Mujahidh
    Jan 28, 2016 at 11:58
  • there were a check if product count greater then zero.. Jan 28, 2016 at 11:59

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