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Showcase Filter by AddonsLab 2.1.1

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This version adds a new option - "Enable filterable lists". The option turns usual single and multiple selection lists into filterable lists. This helps users finding the option they are looking for on large lists. The implementation may be not fully performance on very large lists of options (1000+) for mobile devices.

The release also fixes several PHP errors and implements stability fixes.

The new version is available for all licensed customers at

Please consider posting a review if you are using the add-on and let us and other users know how it works for you.

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Hello everyone,

This is the major update announced earlier. The amount of work involved was much larger and we could not manage it in the timeframe planned initially, but the development is finally over and we are excited to release this upgrade now.

Due to larger amount of work involved we decided the final price for the product will be 69.99 USD with 40 USD yearly renewal price. As announced before, the change of the price does not affect our existing customers in any way.

The most important and complex feature is Faceted search support. Faceted search allows users to see the number of results they would get if they would activate an option in the filter form. If enabled, this count will be shown next to each option. The product comes with options to hide the options that would end up showing no results or to grey-out these options. This is especially useful for large filter forms, that get more compact when users activate some options.

As part of this enhancement, you also get an option to show users the total number of items found next to the filter button.

Faceted search does work with the MySQL search engine, but it is recommended to use it with Elasticsearch. We can't guarantee the performance for medium and larger boards that don't use Elasticsearch.

Another import feature is location-based filtering. We have developed a separate add-on, that implements "location" custom field - a way to collect location information from users. The add-on provides full control over list of countries shown, states, cities, zip code and street address validation, etc. Please check add-on details at https://xenforo.com/community/resources/location-custom-field-by-addonslab.7424/ You are eligible for a free license of this add-on if you purchase any of our Filter add-ons.

Once this add-on is installed, you can use a new filter type, that allows finding all items within the given range from a zip code or an address. Please note, that Google API is used for geocoding requests, so you need to create an app in Google Cloud Console (if you don't have one), enable Geocoding API for the project, generate the credentials and set the key in the product's settings page. The instructions for this can be found at https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/geocoding/get-api-key

If the search shows no results, please check your Server Logs in the Admin Panel, any API key misconfiguration will be reported there.

Once you have set it up, including geolocation API key, rebuild field indexes and search the index to update the information.

We are looking forward to your feedback and suggestions regarding the features implemented.

Important note: If you are using other filter add-ons from us, please don't upgrade showcase filter to the latest version for now. All other filter products are going to get the enhancements within some days, you can upgrade them once all products are you using got the upgrade. The safest way to upgrade them is to disable all add-ons, then upgrade them and only after the upgrade enables them.

Thank you!
This is a minor release, that changes the way the add-on is using some of our shared PHP classes. From now on, the add-on will require a core library package from https://xenforo.com/community/resources/al-core-package.7382/ to be installed. Please download the package and install it before upgrading the add-on. Please upgrade all other AddonsLab add-ons you are using to their latest versions if you see an error in the Admin Panel about files with unexpected content.

The new version is available for all licensed customers at

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This release fixes a compatibility issue with UI.X themes (filter icon not shown correctly on mobiles) as well as resolves an edge case when Showcase home page filter would show no results if there is a custom widget on the same page showing Showcase items.

The new version is available for all licensed customers at

Please consider posting a review if you are using the add-on and let us and other users know how it works for you.

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The release fixes an error with ElasticSearch that could appear in case of a malformed URL with multiple prefixes.

The new version is available for all licensed customers at

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In this release, we have implemented a widget, for a quick lookup in the showcase database by item title. The title is suggested based on the user's input. Submitting the form takes to the showcase homepage filtered by the keywords in the title. This usually means the item with that title will be on top of the list, but there may be cases when some other items match the keywords better. The "Keywords" input in the filter form itself will also now auto-suggest based on item titles.

The new version is available for all licensed customers at

Feel free to suggest further enhancements for the add-on or report any issues you have and they will be addressed asap.

Please consider posting a review if you are using the add-on and let us and other users know how it works for you.

Thank you!
This release fixes a minor UI bug which would cause the filter form above item list not to disappear when Off-canvas menu is active.

The new version is available for all licensed customers at

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In this release, we have implemented the off-canvas filter menu for mobile view. If enabled, the forms in all other locations will be hidden on mobile view and a filter icon will be added next to the search icon or replace the default Filters link, clicking which the filter menu will slide in from the left side.

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The menu supports all features of usual filter forms, like AJAX reloading, pre-populated form with current filters after page load, removing of active filters, etc. The option to enable the menu is available in the product's settings page and is disabled by default. Also, there is an option to control where the filter icon should appear when the off-canvas filter menu is enabled. By default, it will be added above item list, replacing the default "Filters" link that would open the filter popup with an icon. Clicking the icon the off-canvas menu will open. Another alternative is to add the icon next to the Search and Alerts icon in the user bar.

The new version is available for all licensed customers at

Feel free to suggest further enhancements for the add-on or report any issues you have and they will be addressed asap.

Please consider posting a review if you are using the add-on and let us and other users know how it works for you.

Thank you!
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This version fixes a bug that could cause empty custom fields form if the option "Multiple category search mode" is set to value "All".

The new version is available for all licensed customers at

Feel free to suggest further enhancements for the add-on or report any issues you have and they will be addressed asap.

Please consider posting a review if you are using the add-on and let us and other users know how it works for you.

Thank you!
Hello everyone,

we are planning a major update of all our Filter add-ons. Please check the details we have posted for Thread filter add-on - https://xenforo.com/community/resources/thread-filter-by-addonslab.6034/updates#resource-update-31171

The price for this add-on and other filter add-ons will be changed to 59.99 USD with 40 USD branding removal fee. The change applies to new purchases only, nothing changes for existing services.

Thank you!
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