- Compatible XF Versions
- 2.0 , 2.1 , 2.2
- Visible Branding
The add-on allows to filter and search resources based on Resource fields. The idea is to allow admins to utilize the power of custom fields to turn their resources into Directory, Classifieds, Shop or other types of content, for which filtering the data based on custom fields is vital.
Date fields and numeric fields are shown as interval inputs (from... to...) where both fields are optional, so it is possible to search any values higher/lower than the defined values or in some particular interval.
Color fields are also supported and color similarity algorithm is implemented. All items with visually similar colors are found and listed. An example search listing resources filtered by color similarity can be seen here The index of color similarity is configurable and can be set from product's options page:
Text fields are searched and indexed just like resource text itself. Full-text search is executed with fuzzy matching, meaning the phrase searched does not have to be in exactly the same order as in the query.
Xenforo Enhanced Search and Elastic Search support
The add-on has special support for Enhanced Search add-on with Elasticsearch back-end. Custom field information is indexed as separate content type in Elasticsearch. A high-performance algorithm is implemented to filter millions of records and show only the resources matching filter criteria. Custom fields are searched only once, and the result is cached for subsequent pages. Even though the product performs completely fine without Enhanced Search add-on, it is highly recommended to use this add-on and Elasticsearch on large databases.
Filtering resources based on tags and ordering the list based on custom field values are planned to be implemented.