Support » Plugin: NGG Smart Image Search » Additional Features (Filter) & Download

  • Resolved MikkelCrunch



    I really like your Plugin.
    It works as it should and it is much faster than the “Frontend Search” built in to NGG.

    My Question is: could I add some more features to the search results?

    For example: “Sort by – newest/oldest”, View as List/grid, Display Tags…

    And another Question:
    It would be great to have a download Button to the original File.

    Or do you know, how to implement it? Custom php?

    Thanks in advance
    Best – Mikkel

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  • Plugin Author wpo-HR


    Hi Mikkel,

    fine that you like the plugin.
    If you pay attention to the documentation on the plugin homepage you can see that since Version 3 you can sort the result list (parameter ‘order_by’ and ‘order_direction’) as you like.
    Also, you can pass any native NextGEN Gallery Parameter to the display shortcode. So you can use any NextGEN Gallery display options to display your result list (list/grid/tags etc.).
    And no, I never considered a functionality like download button for original image files. I stickto search options:-).
    Kind regards

    Thread Starter MikkelCrunch



    thanks for your answer.

    What I meant: is it possible to let the User change for example the Layout (List or Grid) in the Frontend?

    User searches > get 400 results > want to see the oldest first, so he changes the sort order on the results.

    Is this possible?

    Thanks again
    Best Mikkel

    Plugin Author wpo-HR



    you can change the display layout for your search results dynamically (see Dynamic display types for search results).

    But in principle you can change anything. However, you have to do it by your own, as this is very custom dependant and not a standard functionality.

    E.g. you can set up your own php-code with a formular where you offer your users any option you like (various sort options, display types, search parameters etc.). You can then pass the selected parameters together with a search string dynamically to the display shortcode as a static search. This will search and display the result list as you wish.

    Best regards,

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