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Filter Custom Fields & Taxonomies

Filter Custom Fields & Taxonomies

Profi Search Form – A Search Filter for WordPress

Fully customizable | Include as widget or shortcode | Fulltextsearch with Highlighting | Filter by Custom Fields | Filter by Taxonomies | Filter any Post type you want | Conditional Fields | Range Slider | Map search

You want to provide a detail search for your WordPress Blog? Or you want that your customers have a better expierience searching the product they need? Sure, the WordPress search is fine, but wouldn?t it be better to have a search filter, which could perform something like this:

My child is seven years old and I want to buy him a gift for around 15 $?
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What about a Range-Slider, where you can say, the product is supposed for users around this age, what about a priceslider and what about a selectbox, where you can select all products which are good as a gift? Profi Search Form enables you to do so.
It includes:

  • a Fulltext Search with the options to highlight the matches
  • you can decide, which texts are searched
  • a Range Search for numeric values like prices, squaremeters etc.
  • Input fields, for min/max/equal or like searches. With such a field you can for example realize a search “I am searching an apartment with min. 150 squaremeters”
  • An Area Search realized with Google Maps. Your customer can choose an area on Google Maps and he gets only results (for example apartments) out of this area!
  • Select-, Radio-, and Checkboxes!
  • An Order-By-Box, where you can define, by which values your visitor can order the search results!
  • Or decide yourself, how the results will be ordered
  • Conditional Fields. Show certain fields only, if a specific value is chosen.
  • Hidden Fields, to restrict filter results to specific categories or any other taxonomy and custom field!
  • Search button optional. You can use a search-button but you don’t have to. If you don’t use it, the filter will be activated after each new selection.
  • Reset button

How does it work?

You probably use already Custom Taxonomies like Categories or Tags. You probably use already Postmeta informations like price, squaremeters, latitude, longitude, persons, age or whatsoever.
But: You still have no search or filter, which can use these informations! Profi Search Form can! In very simple steps you can create a search & filter form. Via Shortcode you can include this form in your page. So you just create a ?Detail Page? and enter the shortcode. You can also use a widget to present the search filter in your sidebars!

Your customer can then search with this filter. The search is completly realised with Ajax. So the results will be shown automatically without leaving or reloading the website. But, although it is run by ajax, the Back- and Forward-Buttons are working, like you expect them to do. So, if you visitor visits a search result, he can simply click ?Back? to come back to his search results!

The search result items are customizable due to our special template engine.
So you can decide, which information will be shown. So, when your visitor can search lowest prices or highest rating, doesn?t it make sense, also to show this ratings or prices in the resultlist? It does and so you can! Every Postmeta-Value or Taxonomie-Value you are using for your search form can also be displayed in your search result list!

What our users say:

Filter Custom Fields & Taxonomies is a five star rated plugin. See some of our users reviews here:

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Changelog

Version 1.77
minor bugfixes & updates
fulltext non strict mode

Version 1.76
minor bugfixes
security enhancements

Version 1.75
minor bugfixes

Version 1.74
Attention before you update: Remove your order-by-field and create a new one in the updated version! If you run into problems have a look here: http://profisearchform.com/help/order-by-field-doesnt-work-after-updating
1. Javascript Events for loaded list to hook in: 'sfLoadEvent'
2. Define input placeholder yourself
3. Switch Widget form method from POST to GET
4. More WP action hooks
5. Turned the filter 'sf-before-form', 'sf-after-form', 'sf-after-result-head', 'sf-after-results', 'sf-after-navigation' to actions
6. Bugfixes in order-by field
7. Deprecated like_escape replaced with $wpdb->esc_like
8. small bugfixes

Version 1.73
1. new formfield - hierarchical taxonomies
2. date-select - day/year/month-selectbox
3. bugfix Show only postmeta keys & values of published posts
4. fulltext search improved, up to 2500% fast search!
5. acf-checkboxes and types-checkboxes included
6. css of range slider improved
7. No use of mysql-functions anymore
8. some minor fixes

Version 1.72
1. replaced pagination links with <span> to avoid dead links for bots
2. better editing of existing search filters by using tabs now
3. usage of the apostroph
4. search authors
5. search posts published/modified after/before/in between a date
6. Checkboxes: New operators for terms and the option not to search in child_terms
7. Custom CSS
8. Import & Export Searchforms
9. SQL_BIG_SELECTS enabled for huge search filter

Version 1.7
1. hierarchical selectboxes for taxonomies
2. fulltext search also for custom fields
3. define steps for each range (e.g. 0.1, 0.2, 0.3 or 1, 2, 3, or 5, 10, 15 ... )
4. enable/disable resulthead
5. select default order by
6. decide how many results per page
7. added new classes for left and right arrows of result navigation
8. widget/shortcode combination
9. minor bugfixes

Version 1.6
1. added search/reset-buttons
2. improved select-searches for taxonomies
3. improved css column mechanism
4. autoload - rangeslider bugfix in widget
5. extended shortcode (showall = all results are shown from the beginning)
6. improved maps
7. backend ux improved (dialogbox open automatically after chosing a form element)

Version 1.5
Range Slider now also for taxonomies
Edit options after saving them
Rearrange filter elements
Delete filter
Rename filter
Fully translateable
German .mo-file

Version 1.4
Multiside support
Bugfix in Radiobutton filter

Version 1.3
New Feature: Hidden Fields - restrict searches to a given category (or any other Taxonomy/Custom Field)
Improved Taxonomy Search

Version 1
Improved Google Maps
Added conditional fields for "if A selected show field 2" 
Improved some Javascript routines
Widget functionality added

Version 0.3
First release
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Can you give me an example?
Of course!

That sound complicated, how do I configure such a search?
It’s easy. We have a video tutorial, which explains you, how this works: How To Create A Detailsearch in Wordpress with Profi Search Form

OK, but still, can’t I test it myself?
Sure you can. There is a Demo version, which you can download and test whether this plugin fits your needs. You can download the demo here.

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