How to change the sorting in Smart Search & Filter widgets on Shopify

Instant Search Widget

There is only sorting “by relevance” in the Instant Search Widget. It is so because the main idea of instant search results is to show items that match the search query the most.

Search Results Widget

The default sorting in the Search Results Widget is “by relevance”, which is the most recommended. But you can change the default sorting. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Smart Search & Filter control panel > Search results widget section > Content tab > Products part.
  2. Select the value in the Default sorting option.
  3. Apply the changes.

That’s it. The default sorting is now changed in the Search Results Widget.

Important info

If the default sorting differs from “by relevance”, the low relevant items may be shown at the top of the list on the search results page, and the results in the Instant Search Widget and the Search Results Widget will be different.

Filters on collections

The default sorting of products on collections pages with the set Filters on collections feature is “Date: New to Old”. You can change the default sorting of products on collections pages. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Smart Search & Filter control panel > Filters on collections section > Settings tab.
  2. Select the value in the Default sorting option.
  3. Apply the changes.

That’s it. The default sorting is now changed.

If you need manual sorting for some collections, you can adjust it following these instructions.

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Updated on April 12, 2022

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