Setting up Smart Navigation on BigCommerce brand pages

In this article, you’ll learn how to set up Smart Navigation on brand pages for Stencil themes used in new BigCommerce stores by default.

Important info

Smart Navigation through brand pages is available for Stencil themes only.

Steps:

  1. Go to BigCommerce admin panel > Storefront > My themes > Current theme.
  2. Make a copy of the current theme to create a backup. It will help you revert the changes if necessary.

    Setting up Smart Navigation on BigCommerce brand pages

  3. Click the Advanced drop-down menu of the current theme to view the list of actions.
  4. Select Edit Theme Files and the Theme Editor will open.

    Setting up Smart Navigation on BigCommerce brand pages

    Important info

    If you don’t see the Edit theme files option, you have a default theme from the marketplace. To edit the theme code you’ll need to make a copy of it and apply the copied theme to your storefront.

    Copied themes are considered custom themes and will not receive Marketplace Theme Updates.

  5. Open the templates/pages/brand.html file in the Theme Editor.
  6. Find the code displaying the product list of the brand between the {{#partial "page"}} and  {{/partial}} tags.

    Setting up Smart Navigation on BigCommerce brand pages

  7. Copy and paste the following Searchanise code instead (you should leave the code showing brand name, brand image, sidebar, and breadcrumbs untouched):
     
    <div class="snize" id="snize_results" data-brand-page="true"></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>
    
  8. Click the Save & Apply file button and confirm the action to save the changes.
  9. Go to the Searchanise control panel > Smart Navigation section.
  10. Select the Navigating through embedding HTML code into the BigCommerce template option if is not selected.
  11. Apply the changes.

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

Important info

If the content of brand 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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Updated on May 5, 2022

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