Magento layered nav attributes not showing

I’m using drop-down attributes and setting them with ‘Use in Layered Navigation’ but there not appearing.

Any sugesstions why?!

6 thoughts on “Magento layered nav attributes not showing”

    1. Click on category->display setting-> Is anchor set to “Yes”.
    2. Open attriboue and set layered navigation -> yes.
    3. If still not working, reindex from system->index management
  1. Think Ive sussed it out IsAnchor=Yes needs to be turned on directly for the category with products in…

    Is there a bulk upload that can be used to import / create these attributes?

  2. Layered navigation must be enabled in attribute options and category “Is anchor” option must be set to “Yes”. And it works just fine.

  3. See if layered navigation is enabled and also there is at least 1 product that have this attribute, because magento hides all values that do not have products

  4. For update all categories with attribute is_anchor to 1:

    require_once 'app/Mage.php';
    ini_set('display_errors', 1);
    ini_set('max_execution_time', 600);
    $categories = Mage::getModel('catalog/category')->getCollection();
    foreach ($categories as $cat){
       $_cat = Mage::getModel('catalog/category')->load($cat->getId());
       if ($_cat->getData('is_anchor') == 0){
       echo $_cat->getName().' '.$_cat->getData('is_anchor').'<br/>';

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