Filtered article lists
It's now possible to pre-define search criteria (filter) for a content type and create a menu link to the results page. We call this a Filtered article list.
A small example: You have a F2C content type called holidays with a field (single or multi-select) for country selection and a field for the type of holiday (also a select list). You can now create a Joomla menu link called "Family holidays in France" to F2C Search and pre-define that all holidays (articles) are filterd on country:France and holiday type:Family holiday.
How to configure the filters article list
In order to set the default values (filter) you first need to define a search and add the fields for which the deafult values will be set. Follow the steps below to create a page with filtered articles based on F2C form values.
Step 1: Create a new Search Form
Note: It is here where you define the layout of the 'results page' which works the same as the category blog layout of Joomla.
Step 2: Add the fields to the Search Form
Having defined the Search Form and layout of the final filtered article list, we now need to add the fields for which the default values (filter) will be defined. Click on the fields icon next to the title in the Search Forms Manager and add a field to the search form. Repeat the process for the fields you want to pre-define.
Step 3: Create new Filtered Article List
Now for setting the default values. Go to the Filtered Article List Manager and click new. Select the previously defined Search Form and add a title. A logical title will help if you have many filtered lists.
Step 4: Add the search field(s) and define the default value
Note: Only the fields added in the Search Form can be selected.