Introduction | Yext Hitchhikers Platform
Facets allow the end user to refine the search results using various attributes of your content. They are viewable “post-search”, since they’re dependent on the search query.
Hierarchical facets allow users to click through a ‘hierarchy’ of categories to filter the results. The most common use case for using Hierarchical Facets are for category fields.
In this guide, we’ll walk through how to set up hierarchical facets. Hierarchical facets are only supported in Search UI React, and not the Hitchhikers Theme.
Implementing Hierarchical Facets
At a high level, there are three parts to implementing Hierarchical facets:
- Search backend:
- Search frontend: Add facets to your frontend. Hierarchical facets are not supported in the Theme.
We’ll go into more detail on each of these steps.