filter and sort

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adds sorting and filtering functionality to elgg entity lists.

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  • bi-directional sort modes: 'alphabetical', 'created data', 'updated date', 'most likes', 'most comments', 'most views'.
  • timing period filter: allows content to be shown only for the time period chosen in the 'to' and 'from' datepickers (applies to 'created date').
  • container filter: list can be filtered by specific groups, all groups, by user's profile or not at all.
  • size limit: allows user to set page size
  • active filter buttons: allows individual filter options to be seen easily and cleared with a click.
  • auto-hiding filter options area: is revealed when filters are in use and hidden when not.
  • supports group lists.
  • supports activity lists, including the keyword tab for tag_tools.
  • the many plugin pages are replaced with a small set of four page templates - making uniform editing of templates across an elgg site much simpler.
  • removes breadcrumb from entity list pages (since the breadcrumb entry is only a duplicate of the page title below it and is not of any value for navigation).
  • adds list / gallery toggle button to all lists except for tidypics.
  • uses cookies to save the sort/filter state of entity lists. unique cookies are created for each site context.
  • allows key parameters for hypeLists to be applied across all list pages via options in the admin panel

supports these plugins:  

  • blog_tools
  • views counter
  • entity_view_counter
  • tidypics
  • videolist
  • polls
  • pinboards
  • core entity plugins (file, pages, blog etc.)
  • likes
  • pagehandler_hijack
  • group_tools
  • river_addon
  • tag_tools  


this plugin totally replaces the pages for the 'all', 'mine', 'friends' and 'featured' lists of each of the supported entity types. the sidebar of tidypics is simplified down to only the basics, in place of the many options that were present in the beta versions of tidypics for elgg 1.8. mostly, the functions supported by the pages that are accessible via the sidebar in a standard tidypics installation are now supported via the drop-down interface that 'filter_and_sort' provides.

the 'list type' toggle button is now enabled by default for all list types, to allow gallery or list modes to be chosen.  

to do:  

  • support for search results lists and other lists  


ura soul

co-creator of reality - admin of an online social network for healing, balancing & evolving.. plus maker of some free plugins for elgg


  • Category: Misc
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2016-8-24
  • Downloads: 1462
  • Recommendations: 4

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