Support » Plugin: Custom Layouts - Post + Product grids made easy » Great plugin if used with Search & Filter Pro.

  • Today, I bought a Search & Filter Pro license, and combined it with this plugin, and even though it took me a few tries and about 30 minutes or so to get things exactly how I wanted, I managed to create a front end advanced search form that works like a charm.

    Now, to be honest, things are not completely perfect with this plugin yet, as there are some things missing but are on the roadmap to come hopefully in the (very near) future. The 2 things that I’m looking forward, which will be nice, but not a deal breaker are responsive layouts and meta fields (ACF Fields) in the templates.

    One last point: It took me about 30 minutes and a few configuration tries to get things to work maybe because I totally ignored the documentation, and worked things with trial and error, but I can see how some won’t have the patience or the willingness to do the same. Both plugins should have a short video tutorial how to combine them and get the desire results, and also recommending to use the shortcodes within Gutenberg Columns, as the Filter & Search forms are only vertical. It seems to me that both plugins on their own seem incomplete, missing pieces of the puzzle if you will, but combine them together, and without any coding, almost anyone will be able to get amazing results, all they have to do is to learn how to properly use the plugins.

    I am very thankful to this plugin as well as the Search & Filter Pro plugin, they will save me many hours of manual coding.

    UpDATE: March 15, 2021. Thanks to the latest update which now supports Taxonomies and Custom Fields, this plugin along with the Search & Filter Pro completes my wishlist, my toolbox if you will, in having the ability to create complex front end search forms, WITHOUT CODING !!! I wish I could give them more than 5 stars !

    • This topic was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by nick6352683.
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  • Plugin Author Code Amp

    (@codeamp)

    Thanks Nick!

    You’re absolutely right – Search & Filter was built originally pre page builder era (kindof) and the architecture for doing flexible things with design + layout is a bit behind the times – this is going to be addressed in version 3.0 which we’ve been working on for a good while now – hopefully out in a month or two 🙂

    Custom Layouts as you may know was supposed to be part of S&F 3, but we decided to release it for free – and as your rightly mention, its lacking in a few areas which we will get to for sure.

    Responsve columns is landing later on today (hopefully with taxonomy queries added too).

    As always, thanks for the feedback.

    Best

    Thread Starter nick6352683

    (@nick6352683)

    I just downloaded and tested the latest update, the responsive controls work like a charm. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars, looking forward to the next update.

    Thanks again,
    Nick.

    Plugin Author Code Amp

    (@codeamp)

    🙂

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