Today I am going to present you a French solution to create a faceted search system!
What is a faceted search?
A faceted search is a technique for narrowing the results as search criteria are selected.
But if you know, you come up on a page with 200 T-shirts. You select your size, there are 128 choices, then the color, there are 50 possibilities, then the price and you get the only model you can afford!
Until not so long ago, you had to use the FacetWP extension on WordPress but recently, a new extension developed in the south of France has appeared: WP Grid Builder.
If FacetWP is limited to offer a developer-oriented tool to create facets, WP Grid Builder is a consumer-oriented tool and does not only offer facets.
Facets and content grids
Indeed, it also offers the display of grids and templates, all easily manageable in the backoffice of your WordPress.
So non-developers will be able to create a page with a faceted search box and display the results as a grid without a line of code.
WP Grid Builder for developers.
You are a developer then benefit from all the power of WP Grid Builder by creating your facets and templates directly in your projects.
WP Grid Builder has been thought so that WordPress web site developers can easily realize all kinds of projects. So they will find PHP and JS functions and hooks.
Of course, a detailed documentation of the functions is available on its website
WP Grid Builder for non-developers.
Aren’t you developers?
Nothing serious, Loïc thought of everything. You will be able to create your facets, grids and maps directly in the back-office and display your creations via short codes or Gutenberg blocks for the new editor.
Hello, Doctor? I’ve got a problem!
Who has never been in front of his website or that of an equipped customer does not do what we want”? That’s when the support of paid extensions comes into play… and with WP Grid Builder, as a French speaking person we are spoiled since Loïc lives in the south of France.
So he answers in French on our time zone… which brings a reactivity that is always appreciated!
Nothing beats examples!
As they say: A picture is worth 1000 words. I just replaced FacetWP on Thivinfo.com by WP Grid Builder.
Check out the result:
Have fun 🙂