Live Filter

I. Why Live Filter?

Shuffle Filter is mature feature which was offered from the beginning of Content Views Pro. It provides a nice animation to filtering WordPress posts by category, tag or custom taxonomy, can load more posts automatically, and supports infinite scrolling and load-more pagination. You can find demo of Shuffle Filter here.

But Shuffle filter also has disadvantages: it doesn’t support numbered pagination, it can’t show WordPress custom fields as filter options, it can’t show sort options. That is why we’ve built a new filter called “Live Filter”, which offers another powerful filtering & sorting functionality to your WordPress site, help your site visitors to find the relevant WordPress content easily.

The main differences between Shuffle Filter and Live Filter are:

  • URL parameter processing: Live Filter modifies & processes URL parameters while Shuffle Filter doesn’t
  • Pagination type: Live Filter supports ajax numbered pagination, Shuffle Filter supports load more + infinite scrolling
  • Custom field support: Live Filter helps you to show custom fields as filter options to your site visitors
  • Sorting support: Live Filter helps you to show sorting options (title, date, custom field value) to your site visitors

Click here to see demo of Live Filter.

With this feature, you can show filters as
– Checkbox
– Dropdown
– Radio button
– Range slider
– Date range
– Text search

II. How to use?

This feature is released publicly in version 4.8.0 on 05th October 2017. You should see update notice in your Plugins page. If not, you might check the update issue and solution here.

After installing, it is ready to use. Please create new View to start.

1. Show taxonomy (category, tag…) as filters

In Filter Settings tab, select Taxonomy (Categories, Tags...) in Advance group, then select the taxonomy you want to show. After that, select the Show as filters to visitors checkbox:

2. Show custom field values as filters

In Filter Settings tab, select Custom Fields in Advance group, then click Add New button. New field will be added, just select name of the custom field, value type, then select Show as filters to visitors:

There are extra settings depend on the Type option which help you to customize the filter output.

3. Show text search field

In Filter Settings tab, select Keyword in Advance group, then select Show search field to visitors:

Faceted search - search box

4. Show custom field as sort options

In Filter Settings tab, select Sort by in Advance group, then click Add New button in Custom Fields group. New field will be added, just select name of the custom field, value type, then select Show as sort option to visitors:

You can show both ascending and descending options for a custom field easily:

We love to hear your questions and feedbacks. Please contact us here.

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