SM Attributes Search

The Attribute Search Module – A flexible, easy and robust product attribute filter for your shop. Just simply choose the desired terms,
it finds matching products and shows them on the homepage. 

This guide will help you install SM Attribute Search.


This module is fully compatible with Magento Community Edition version 2.2.x.


To install this module you must have a working version of Magento already installed. If you need help installing Magento, follow below sites and tutorials from, hope everything that you need are there.




    • Step 1: Download and extract the extension’s package on your computer and navigate inside the folder.
    • Step 2: Upload the folder named as app from the package to the root of your Magento site on your server
    • Step 3: To active SM Attribute Search, go to root of your site using putty or others.
        • 1. Please type the following command into the dialog to active module:
          		php bin\magento setup:upgrade


      • 2. After running successfully the first command, type the following command into the dialog to flush cache on our Magento store
        		php bin/magento cache:flush

    • Step 4: Go to Administration page to configure the extension

Important Note:

    • After installing extension, you should logout first and then login Admin Panel to ensure all functions work normally.
    • You should disable all caches in cache management in the installation and configuration process.


4.1 Layout Demo

You could see the appearance of SM Attribute Search module as following:

4.2 How to show “SM Attribute Search” module?

  • If you want to display this module on any page that you want, please go to Content -> Page -> Edit Home page item ->Tab Content, add this code to a position:
{{block class="Sm\AttributesSearch\Block\AttributesSearch" template="Sm_AttributesSearch::default.phtml"}}

4.3 Module Configuration

Note: We used the images of module’s installtion on Magento 2.2.x to illustrate

In the Administrator Page, navigate to Stores -> Settings -> Configuration and find SM Attribute Search to configure.

Let’s look at the parameter in detail:

General Settings

    • Enabled : Enable or disable the module displaying on Frontend area.
    • Caption : Allows you to input HTML content to display on the frontend

Source Options

  • Select Attributes: Allows you to select attributes, input title attributes. In column “Active’ allows you to display attributes column that or no.

4.4 How to add a new custom product attribute?

In Magento 2, to create a custom product attribute, go to the Admin Panel >> Stores >> Attributes >> Product click the Add New Attribute button:


Specify the name of a product attribute in the Default Label field.

As for the Catalog Input Type for Store Owner (basing on Magento 2 default product structure) you can select one of the following: Text Field, Text Area, Date, Yes/No, Dropdown, Price, Media Image, Visual Swatch, Text Swatch.

Values Required – Yes

You mostly need to enable Values Required for crucial product attributes like Product Name, SKU, Price, which means that without this values being specified a product will not be created.

Storefront Properties

Let’s have a look at the Storefront Properties settings of a particular product attribute.

Note: To make an attribute filterable and searchable:

  • Set Use in Search setting to “Yes”;
  • Additionally, you can specify the Search Weight of an attribute in the search;
  • Set Use in Layered Navigation to either “Filterable (with results)” or “Filterable (no results)“.
  • Set Use in Search Results Layered Navigation to “Yes”

4.5 How to create a brand product attribute?

  • Go to the Admin Panel >> Store >> Attributes >> Product >> Add New Attribute;
  • Select Dropdown for Catalog Input Type for Store Owner:

  • Add manage Option:

  • Make an attribute filterable, as it is described above;
  • Go to the Admin Panel >> Attributes >> Attribute Set >> select the Default set, if you want to specify a brand for each product of your catalog;
  • Drag and drop brand attribute to any place you would like it to appear in a product details list in the backend:


Thank you so much for using this module, your support is truly appreciated. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this document, please feel free to contact us via our Support Tickets System