Filter Box

Version 1.0


A set of filter selectors for filtering pages by type / topic / region / language / media type. Reloads the current page with filtered settings


Below are the list of settings that the user can choose from for each configured data object of the Filter Box module.

Configurable Settings
Number Configurable Variable Description Input Type Input Rules
1 Name The Name of this Filter Box. - This will also appear as the HTML title on top of the browser and will appear as part of the page title in search engine listings - keep it short and meaningful! text Mandatory Field. Plain Text Only.
2 Description A short description of this Filter Box. - This will be added into the HTML meta tag for the page in question and is important for search engines, so use several specifically descriptive words that match the content of the object. This will also appear on the management screens for this site. It is a good idea to give a brief description which will enable you to quickly identify which entries are which in lists of objects. textarea Mandatory Field. Plain Text Only.
Filter Box Basic Information
3 Filter Box Title The title that appears on top of the filter box text Optional Field. Plain Text Only.
4 Type Filter Include type filter box checkbox On / Off
5 Language Filter Should a filter box for language appear? checkbox On / Off
6 Media Type Filter Include Media type filter box checkbox On / Off
7 Special Filter Include special filters for editors checkbox On / Off
8 Submit Filter Automatically Check the box if you want to submit the form on change checkbox On / Off
9 Use search button image Check the box if you want to use an image instead of the submit button checkbox On / Off
10 Button Text The text that will be displayed on the search button text Optional Field. Plain Text Only.
11 Replace search button with image The path to the graphics file to use text Optional Field. Plain Text Only.
Access Control for this Filter Box
Protect this Filter Box from unauthorised users and from being used in other sections of the site
12 Protected Should This Filter Box be hidden from the public? - Check this box if you want this Filter Box to be only visible to editors on the site. This can be useful for keeping certain pages hidden from public view. checkbox On / Off
13 Shared? Should This Filter Box be available to add to menus etc on other sections of this site? - Shared Data Objects can be added to menus, lists, pages and so on throughout the site, no matter what section the page that includes them is from. Objects that are not shared are only available within the site section where they are owned. checkbox On / Off

Display Modes

  1. Horizontal
  2. Horizontal Button First
  3. Vertical
  4. Vertical Button First
  5. Titled Horizontal
  6. Titled Horizontal Button First
  7. Titled Vertical
  8. Titled Vertical Button First


To do List and requested features

--Oscailt Auto-generated Documentation 09 Jan 2006
Topic revision: r2 - 09 Jan 2006, ChekovFeeney
This site is powered by FoswikiCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding Foswiki? Send feedback