Magento: Configure Layered Navigation for Categories via Feed

RetailOps allows you to configure certain category settings in Magento through the RO feed. Though these settings may be manually configured through the Magento Admin Panel, configuring them in RO ensures that new categories created in RO are automatically configured as desired. This also ensures that, should a setting be modified incorrectly through the Magento admin, the RO feed will overwrite and correct the setting.

"Is Anchor" Controls Layered Navigation

The "Is Anchor" setting controls Magento's layered navigation functionality. The setting can be found in the Magento Admin Panel under the Display Settings tab for your category.

Setting this to Yes for a category will include that category as an option for layered navigation on your Magento site; setting this to No will exclude that category.

"Is Anchor" Controls Layered Navigation

Configure "Is Anchor" in the Feed

You can configure the "Is Anchor" setting through the Feed Manager using the syntax in the table below.

Note: If this syntax is not included in the feed, the "Is Anchor" setting will remain unchanged. It must be set manually in the Magento Admin Panel.

Syntax
Effect in Magento
[[is_anchor=1]]
Set the "Is Anchor" setting to Yes.
[[is_anchor=0]] Set the "Is Anchor" setting to No.
not included
The "Is Anchor" setting remains unchanged.

This syntax must be added to the Category Path field of your Magento feed. The syntax must be expressed at the beginning of your output for the field.

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