Showcase Filter by AddonsLab

Showcase Filter by AddonsLab 2.8.0

No permission to buy ($69.99)
Compatible XF 2.x versions
  1. 2.0
  2. 2.1
Additional requirements
XenAddons Showcase 3.1.4+
[AL] Core package -
Updates duration
1 year updates and support - 40 USD
Visible branding
Yes, but removable with payment
Add-On Overview

The add-on allows to filter and search showcase item based on Custom fields.

Showcase add-on is developed by XenAddons. You need a valid license for it to use Showcase Filter.

Here is the filter with AJAX reloading of the list in action:


The controls to filter the showcase items are added in Filters popup in the showcase item list:

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Search Showcase page is also enhanced to show filter controls when the category being searched currently has custom fields associated with it:

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Each field can be configured separately to be shown in the filter list and/or in the search form:

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Choice fields can be configured to be shown in the forms using Check boxes and Multiple-choice drop down (allow searching/filtering by multiple values) or Drop down selection/Radio buttons (allow searching/filtering only by single value).

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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 showcase items 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 showcase item 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.

showcase item list shows all active filters. Clicking each filter will remove the field and re-run the search with the remaining filters:

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The product allows moving the filters from the default location in a popup to the sidebar or above item list. The setting can be configured globally or for each category.

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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 showcase items 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.

Faceted search and location filter -

Location custom field
You are eligible for a free license of Location custom field add-on if you purchase any of our Filter add-ons.

Sortable custom field options
Our add-on at Sort Field Options for XenForo 2.x allows admins to sort custom field options when they create/edit the field in Admin Panel. The order in admin panel affects the order in which the options are shown to the users on add/edit showcase item form as well as in the filters. The add-on costs $20.00 USD but it is a free module we provide with every license of Showcase Fitler. Feel free to contact us if you need a license and we will assign it to your account immediately.


Add-on costs $69.99 USD that includes one year of support and updates with permanent access to product versions released in license validity period. Yearly extension costs $40.00 USD

The add-on has a visible branding with a link to our website which can be removed for additional $30.00 USD payment.

Trial Version

We offer seven days free trial version on our website. No credit card is required, the service is approved automatically upon registration and confirmation of order.

IonCube Loader and PHP 5.6+ version are required to run trial version of the product. The full version does not have such requirement and does not have any encoded code in it.


The product is active on our forums at XenForo 2 Demo - AddonsLab and can be tested at Showcase page.

Registered user accounts
Username: user1
Password: userpass

Username: user2
Password: userpass

Admin account
Username: admin1
Password: adminpass

Licensing Information

You will get a License Key upon purchase/trial subscription, which will be available in My Services page at Marketplace - AddonsLab

The key should be entered in product's Options page in XenForo Admin Panel. Once entered and saved you will see full details about your current license status. The key can be used only on one board and one server, so if you move the board you need to Reissue the license in My Services page.

The product does not include any callbacks, that execute on page load time on front-end or via cron jobs. License check is done only when you edit/save product's options or upgrade the product to the next version.

We require valid XenForo license to purchase the product. You will be asked for XenForo License validation information during the purchase.

Full details at


Support will be provided in the Discussion Thread at and in our Support System at Submit Ticket - AddonsLab

Feel free to contact us with any issues you find in the product or any suggestions.

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Latest updates

  1. Migration to Filter Framework

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  2. Bug-fix: default order not respected when result count limitation is applied

    The release fixes a problem with the option Maximum result count. If the option is set to a low...
  3. Compatibility update with the latest [AL] Core package

    This release is due to a change in [AL] Core package regarding class extensions, which was...

Latest reviews

These guys continue to be great. Bugs are fixed in a timely manner and the work is good. I used them again for custom development and it was a also great experience. Highly recommend.
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Fantastic addon, fast and communicative support for error correction. I recommend the addod does what it has and is very useful for filtering items, users love it. Thanks!
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Addon works great to allow Custom Field filtering, sorting, and search in Showcase on my site. AddonsLab worked well with me to fix bugs that I've found... I would use them again for custom development.
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