Support » Plugin: MetaSlider » How to FIND a specific Slider ???

  • Resolved Michael

    (@michaelacwp)


    Dear all.

    Since updating to version 3.15 I have serious problems to find a slider, I would like to open.

    My problem: I have some 800 sliders, all neatly named MMM-SSSS-nnn, where MMM is the main subject, SSSS is the subchapter and nnn is the numbering.

    In previous versions there was the dropdown list, alphabetically sorted
    –> I could scroll to a specific slider, click on it to open. This was lightning fast.

    Now, version 13.5. shows the sliders in tiles (“Kachel”), each element animated. Horribly slow (after now waiting for 2 hours, only a fraction of the tiles have been build), scrolling is a slow – if possible at all, and searching is practically impossible – 3-5 seconds delay per character I am typing into the search field.
    In addition, the view is not sorted – at least not alphabetically.

    Is there any way/parameter to get the old text based dropdown list back?

    Kind regards.
    Michael

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  • Plugin Contributor kbatdorf

    (@kbat82)

    Hi @michaelacwp

    The issue with the slow loading will be fixed in a release sometime next week.

    The sorting in the dropdown is by most recent, instead of alpha, but search should be fast (at least after the fix I will make).

    Can you revert back to the previous version for now? Apologies for the inconvenience.

    Dear kbatdorf.

    Great that you care, thank you 1000x.

    And great that rollback is possible – I was anxious to do this, because it look like a “large” update.

    I did the rollback, and can now work again. Perfect 🙂

    Looking forward to seeing the next version.

    Kind regards.
    Michael

    Plugin Contributor kbatdorf

    (@kbat82)

    Hi @michaelacwp

    Can you confirm whether 3.15.2 resolves your issue? Thanks

    Michael

    (@michaelacwp)

    Hi kbatdorf

    I did try 3.15.2.
    –> Performance is much, much better. Nothing to worry anymore.

    Unfortunately, there are 3 problems:
    – Error message: Error fetching sliders from …
    – When I enter a search text, e.g. “u17”, there will be only the first 14 of 84 sliders shown. Maybe this has something to do with the fetching error. But, if the slider I would like to change is not among these 14, I cannot find it.
    – The slider selection list is order of last change date. But what I need is alphabetic order. Any chance to implement this?

    I rolled back to V3.14.

    Thank you and kind regards.
    Michael

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by Michael.
    Plugin Contributor kbatdorf

    (@kbat82)

    Hi @michaelacwp

    Can you share a screenshot of the error? We don’t have that specific error message in our code. I’m assuming you summarized the error, but knowing the exact text is the only way to debug.

    “u17”, there will be only the first 14 of 84 sliders

    Do you have 84 slideshows with this search phrase? If so, it will only show the most recent 15 that were edited. If you need to view all the slideshows you can use the dropdown to search manually for the one you need:

    https://prnt.sc/q3bhzb

    Michael

    (@michaelacwp)

    Hi kbatdorf

    Thank you for your fast feedback.

    I tried to reproduce the error message – but no success. I will make a screenshot, if it will occur again.

    Yes, I have 84 slideshows starting with u17, overall I have 848 slideshows.
    So, if the slideshow is not among the 15 most recent … I have no chance to select it?

    The dropdown you showed in your screenshot does only show me the most recent 100. So no solution either.

    And again: “Most recent” is perfect, if I am in the phase building new slideshows.
    But! … if I need to change something in a slideshow from a year ago … do you have any idea how to select it?
    ==> I really need “all” (with the search term) and “alphabetically”.

    Please, please introduce a dropdown in alphabetic order. Please 🙂

    Thank you and kind regards.
    Michael

    Plugin Contributor kbatdorf

    (@kbat82)

    Hi @michaelacwp

    At the bottom of the dropdown you can load in more slideshows beyond the initial 100. There should be a button there that says to load more. Let me know if that’s not working.

    Michael

    (@michaelacwp)

    Hi kbatdorf,

    thank you – and yes, this button is there …

    But it means, that I have to scroll to the „random“ (!!!) list of all my 800+ metasliders. Yes, random – most recent is after a while practically the same as random.

    Am I the only old school guy, who needs to work efficiently alphabetical lists? Not all the times, but often.

    Don‘t misunderstand – the „most recent“ sorting is great and very often the most useful and fastest. But a PIA, if you are searching a „least recent“ entry 😉

    Kind regards.
    Michael

    Plugin Contributor kbatdorf

    (@kbat82)

    Hi @michaelacwp

    I can probably add some sort of sorting mechanism to the dropdown list, but I can’t say when it will be completed.

    You could try adding this to your functions.php file to force it to order how you want:

    add_filter('metaslider_all_meta_sliders_args', function($args) {
      $args['orderby'] = 'ASC';
      return $args;
    });
    • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by kbatdorf.
    Michael

    (@michaelacwp)

    Thank you, kbatdorf.

    The additional filter works.
    Unfortunately still not really a working solution. For 2 reasons:
    1. The “100 most recent” are sorted alphabetically. Pure coincidence, whether the I find there what I am looking for. If I expand, the “200 most recent” … and so on. I have to expand 8 times, until I can be sure to see all sliders. And then have to start to scroll.
    2. After selecting a slideshow, the drop down is reseted … you have to do “1” again. Very cumbersome. (V 3.14 and all the previous versions kept the position in the dropdown list.)

    I will stick to V 3.14.0 … and hope that at some time a basic&simple dropdown list is added.

    Plugin Contributor kbatdorf

    (@kbat82)

    Hi @michaelacwp

    I don’t have plans on adding any sort of dropdown, but what if I add a filter so you don’t have to limit it to 100 slides at a time? You wouldn’t have to scroll either as most browsers have a “search the page” feature.

    I will likely add this anyway as it’s already set up to be overridable.

    Michael

    (@michaelacwp)

    Hi kbatdorf.

    Thank you for this insight. And yes – dropdown isn’t a must, maybe outdated. The new selection in V3.15.x is nicer and the preview feature helps a lot “seeing” whether it’s the slider looking for.

    What I do not understand is that you seem to not like the alphabetical sorting. I do not know any single data base like application, not offering this (as one of the possibilities) to find an entry. Look in WordPress at Media, Comments, Pages, Articles, Plugins, User, MLA, Envira etc.pp. Look in Mac OS Finder, Windows Xplorer. This all has a reason …

    Kind regards.
    Michael

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by Michael.
    Plugin Contributor kbatdorf

    (@kbat82)

    Hi @michaelacwp

    Thanks for the feedback. The next version will have the slideshow “drawer” area in alphabetical order… this code is already prepared and waiting for release. The search tool, however, will still show the most recent 15 slideshows filtered only by search term.

    Whether any additional filtering will be added is still undecided.

    Let me know if you have any more questions.

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