Catalog of Additional Options & Services

Filterable Content

A simple search and filtering add-on for all types of content.

Features:

The Filterable Content add-on can be used to create many types of searchable data. This can be achieved with the setup of a Custom Post Type and Advanced Custom Fields generated by a BB Designer, and the use of Posts modules such as the basic module “Posts” or the advanced “Content Grid” or “Custom Grid” modules for frontend rendering.

Use Cases:

  • A directory of Teachers for Higher Ed site.
  • A directory of Brothers or Sisters for Faith-Based organizations.
  • A listing of job opportunities.

Features:

  • Create forms to search your posts, products, or any other custom post types in your site
  • Add WordPress meta data and taxonomy filters to your site
  • Drag and drop interface – makes building and editing forms so much easier
  • Use AJAX to display results! No page refreshes. Also power your pagination with Ajax
  • Auto Count / Dynamic Count – dynamically update the count values in the search forms as a user is searching to reflect the correct number of terms for the current search.
  • Modifies the main query, so displaying your results is easy
  • Create as many different search forms as you like, and as many results pages as you like
  • Display anywhere in your pages or themes using widgets or shortcodes
  • Include or exclude tags, categories and taxonomies from your search results

Available Fields:

  • Search
    • add a search input field to your forms to allow users to enter text – uses the same functionality as you current search box – this may be the default search behaviour or enhanced behaviour from other plugins such as Relevanssi
    • Live Update – with Ajax enabled, your search results will auto update whilst typing
  • Tag, Category, Taxonomy – allow users to filter by any combination of these
    • input types: dropdowns, radio buttons, checkboxes, multiselects, single or multiselect comboboxes from Chosen
    • options: hierarchical, hide empty terms, display count, exclude terms by ID
    • order terms by: ID, name, slug, count, term group
    • search logic: all terms must be included (AND), or any of the terms must be included (OR)
  • Post Type
    • input types: dropdowns, radio buttons, checkboxes, multiselects, single or multiselect comboboxes from Chosen
  • Post Date
    • input types: single date, date range
    • jQuery Date Picker
    • Choose if the picker has a dropdown for months/years
    • Date display formats: “dd/mm/yyyy”, “mm/dd/yyyy” and “yyyy/mm/dd”
  • Post Meta – allow users to search custom fields/meta data
      • allow users to select between number ranges, date picker and choice fields
    • input types:
      • number: range slider, range number, range radio buttons
      • choice: dropdown, radio, checkbox, multiselects, single or multiselect comboboxes from Chosen 
      • date: jQuery date picker, single date or two two date pickers to select a date range – supports dates saved in the database in the format YYYYMMDD or as a timestamp
  • Author
    • input types: dropdowns, radio buttons, checkboxes, multiselects, single or multiselect comboboxes from Chosen 
    • options: hide authors with no posts, display count, exclude admins, use full names
    • order authors by: ID, name, email, url, registred date, login, post count
  • Sort Order – a field to allow users to sort results by various parameters including meta data
    • Options: sort results by ID, author, title, name, date, date modified, parent ID, random, comment count and menu order
    • Meta Data: this can include by popularity, price, or anything else you use your meta fields for as numerically or you can sort your meta data alphabetically.
    • Choose whether sorting is ASC or DESC – both are optional.
    • Custom labels for all options – completely customise text that is displayed in the dropdown
  • Frontend UI elements – jQuery date picker, range sliders and comboboxes from Chosen.
  • Use custom templates for your search results.
  • I18n ready – translations are planned
  • Works with Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) plugin – allows you to search with dropdowns, checkboxes, radio buttons and multiselect even where the meta value is serialized.  Essentially, if you are using any of the Basic fields (not text area) or Choice fields then you can filter these in Search & Filter Pro.  Date Picker is now also supported provided the date is stored as “yymmdd” as the save option with ACF.
  • Integrated with WooCommerce – use directly on your shop page, search Product Attributes and Meta across regular products and product variations

Assumptions

  • All data of a custom post type resides in the retained within the BBWP system
  • No integration with any other system or API is included
  • The estimate is based on the custom post types have a total of X Fields
  • Search and filter options are based on X filter(s) and can be discussed with the Blackbaud designer/consultant.

Client Examples: