WordPress Search & Filter is a simple search and filtering plugin. It is essentially an advancement of the WordPress search box, adding taxonomy filters & post filters to really refine your searches.
You can search by Category, Tag, Custom Taxonomy, Post Type or any combination of these easily – you can even remove the search box and simply use it as a filtering system for your posts and pages.
After my own requirements of needing some granular filters applied to my searches I tried a few free plugins online and found none quite did what I need, there are many plugins that enhance the search box, and there are others that allow filtering of taxonomies but none that combine the two and are free (as far as I can tell).
The best free plugin I found was the Query Multiple Taxonomies Plugin – however it did not allow you to search at the same time as applying the filters.
And so the Search & Filter plugin was born:
Download Wordpress Search & Filter
Grab the download any of these sources:
How To Use
To display Search & Filter all you need to do is a use a shortcode:
This will display a search box, a category dropdown and a tag dropdown. You can use the shortcode within posts/pages and widget areas.
To use this within a theme file you simple need to call the `do_shorcode` function with the shortcode above within the theme file:
<?php echo do_shortcode( '[searchandfilter fields="search,category,post_tag"]' ); ?>
Official documentation can be found on our docs site which contains usage examples and advanced settings & features.
Get the pro version:
- Search with Ajax 🙂
- Filter by Date, Author & Post Meta / Custom Fields
- Sort results by Post Meta / Custom Fields
- Range Sliders and Range Fields for Meta Data
- Drag and Drop user interface – makes it incredibly easy to build a granular search form
- Works with WooCommerce, Advanced Custom Fields Plugin & more
- Dedicated Support