Theme worlds for Search

What is the feature about?

With the theme worlds, you can define product groups using various attributes, such as red products for the next autumn collection. The theme worlds can be linked to recommendation widgets in the shop as well as to newsletters. You can also create a temporary theme world for a specific campaign, which will then be used on a landing page.

Examples for Theme worlds:

  • Events & Holidays: Easter, Christmas, Black Friday
  • Seasonal campaigns: Ski -& Snowboard articles, hot summer nights
  • Trend colors
  • Brands
  • Sale

This feature is available for the services epoq Search, epoq Inspire and epoq Connect. The linking of the Theme world differs depending on the service.

To learn more about Theme worlds for Recommendations, click here


For epoq Search, you can include a Theme world in three ways:

  • use the Theme world as a product world and assign specific filters to it (e.g. epoq tags)
  • link the title of the Theme world with the search 
  • use the Theme world as a filter on the product listing pages (For this option, please contact our Customer Success Team)

Your created Theme world entry for Search will not be active until the next catalog import.


How to define the result set of a Theme world

In the Control Desk, in the Editor of the Theme world, you can define the products. 

The left side shows the product catalog with its fields and attributes prepared by epoq. On the right side the result set, based on the selected attributes of the left side, is output.

  1. Click on the icon pen-solid.svg to add individual products, categories or attributes to the Theme world.
  2. Select any number of attributes to define the result set.
  3. Click Save.

If several attributes are selected within one field, the OR link applies, e.g.: Category "Outdoor" + Category "Ski" > Outdoor and Ski products are output.
If attributes from different fields are selected, the AND operation applies, e.g.: Brand "Puma" + Category "T-Shirt" > Only T-shirts of the brand Puma will be output.
This applies to all attributes, except for products, which are added by Product ID. These are "OR"-linked with each other, e.g.: Brand "Puma" + Category "T-Shirt" + ProductID "302" > All T-shirts of the brand Puma and a special Puma shoe will be output.


How do I manage the feature in the Control Desk? 

You can find the feature Theme worlds in the Control Desk under Data Management. After you have created a Theme world, the entry appears in the overview.



There you can activate/deactivate, configure, edit or delete an entry. 

The symbols used in the Control Desk are explained here.


Examples of Use

You can find some general Use Cases here.


Create theme world as product world

If you use the theme world as a product world, the filters matching the currently presented products will be displayed clearly above the search results.



Show theme world title as a proposal in typeahead

The title of the theme world is „Christmas“. If the letters „Chr“ are typed into the search, the theme world „Christmas“ will appear as a proposal in the typeahead.

Show theme world title as combined proposal with other search terms in typeahead

The title of the theme world is „suitable for dryer“. You want the theme world to appear in the typeahead as a combined proposal as soon as you search for another search term that matches the theme world. For example, the suggestion would be „T-shirt suitable for dryer“.


Show theme world titles as filters on search results page

Filters like Christmas, dryer safe, hair care, Easter appear in the filter options.

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