In this article, you’ll learn how to set up Smart Navigation for Blueprint themes. If you use a new Stencil theme platform, you should look for the appropriate instructions here.

Steps:

  1. Go to BigCommerce admin panel > Storefront > Themes > Current Theme.
  2. Click the Download Theme link to create a backup file. It will help you revert the changes if necessary. 

    Setting up Smart navigation through BigCommerce categories for Blueprint themes

  3. Click the Edit HTML/CSS link to open the in-browser template file editor.

    Setting up Smart navigation through BigCommerce categories for Blueprint themes

  4. Open the category.html file in the template file editor.
  5. Find the code for displaying categories between the %%Panel.Header%% and %%Panel.Footer%% tags.

    Setting up Smart navigation through BigCommerce categories for Blueprint themes

  6. Copy and paste the following Searchanise code instead (you should leave the category name and breadcrumbs code untouched):
    <div class="snize" id="snize_results"></div>
    
    <style type="text/css"><!--
    /* Load spinner */
    #snize-preload-spinner {
        height: 100px;
        width: 32px;
        margin: 0 auto;
        background-position: 0px center;
        background-repeat: no-repeat;
        background-image: url(data:image/png;base64,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);
    }
    --></style>
    
    <script>// <![CDATA[
    (function(window, undefined) {
        var sXpos = 0, sIndex = 0, sTotalFrames = 12, sInterval = null;
    
        if (document.getElementById('snize_results').innerHTML != '') {
            return;
        }
    
        document.getElementById('snize_results').innerHTML = '<div id="snize-preload-spinner"></div>';
        sInterval = setInterval(function()
        {
            var spinner = document.getElementById('snize-preload-spinner');
            if (spinner) {
                document.getElementById('snize-preload-spinner').style.backgroundPosition = (- sXpos) + 'px center';
            } else {
                clearInterval(sInterval);
            }
    
            sXpos  += 32;
            sIndex += 1;
    
            if (sIndex >= 12) {
                sXpos  = 0;
                sIndex = 0;
            }
        }, 30);
    }(window));
    // ]]></script>
    Tip

    The theme code varies from one theme to another. If you are not sure where to paste the Searchanise code, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to assist.

  7. Save the changes.
  8. Go to the Searchanise control panel > Smart Navigation section.
  9. Select the Navigating through embedding HTML code into the BigCommerce template option.
  10. Select the suitable option in the Category Product List depending on whether you want to display products from the current category only or display products from its subcategories as well.
  11. Apply the changes.

That’s it. The Smart navigation feature is now set up on categories pages on the storefront.

Important info

If the content of categories pages loads slowly after installing Smart Navigation, we recommend you accelerate the loading of the app’s scripts using this guide.

If you have any trouble setting up Smart Navigation, you can contact us. We will be glad to help.

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