Advanced Filters WordPress Plugin

Refine Your Search Results
Compatible themes: Categories: BusinessFinder+ City Guide Directory+ Event Guide FoodGuide

Translated into 28 languages

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Make your search more accurate. This plugin will provide you with advanced filter placed on top of your search results. You can predefine filters in form of checkboxes in your admin and then assign your items to them.

WordPress 4.9.x
Translated Languages 27
Compatible Browsers IE9+, Chrome, Firefox, Safari
Layout Responsive
GDPR Compliant yes
v1.18 November 10, 2016
- Added: Search functionality for icon select
v1.17 October 24, 2016
- Update: Plugin compatibility 
v1.16 October 10, 2016
- Fix: Url page parameter breaks filter results
v1.15 July 22, 2016
- Fix: Fixed escaped non unicode characters in url
- Update: Updated filters display, now filters from all items are displayed when pagination is used
v1.14 May 13, 2016
- Updated: Modified display for filters taxonomy table not showing posts count
- Updated: Removed row action link to view filter
v1.13 April 12, 2016
- Update: Updated POT translation files
v1.12 December 9, 2015
- Added: Alphabetical sorting of filters on frontend
v1.11 November 24, 2015
- Update: Updated wp-admin taxonomy display
v1.10 November 10, 2015
- Update: Updated pot translation files
v1.9 October 13, 2015
- Fix: Issue with some untranslated text strings is resolved (you need to update your theme too)
v1.8 July 7, 2015
- Added: Missing textdomains
- Update: Updated pot translation files
v1.7 July 1, 2015
- Update: All translations are now handled by AIT Languages plugin
v1.6 June 9, 2015
- Update: Updated all translations - translated some new strings
- New:  Added new Ukrainian (uk) translation
v1.5 May 26, 2015
- Updated: Removed custom taxonomies from special pages
v1.4 April 28, 2015
- Added: Translations in 24 languages
v1.3 April 21, 2015
- Added: Option to add custom icon to filter
- Updated: Filters on item taxonomy pages
- Added: Pot file for translation
v1.2 April 17, 2015
- Fixed: Frontend notice when filter removed
v1.1 April 15, 2015
- Fixed: Multiple filters bug
v1.0 April 14, 2015
- Plugin release

Extend Your Search Ability

Every search is unique and every search can be more specific. Advanced filters display only options available for actual searched items and conditions. You can predefine as many filters as you want and only used ones will be shown.


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Comments (111)

      1. Andrew

        Is this something you can custom code? Seems like you can custom code addition “Item Extensions”, can you also do the same for filters?

        1. Zlatko

          thanks for your message. Due to capacity reasons we do not offer any theme or plugin customization.
          Thanks for understanding.

  1. Desiree Baan

    I have the directory theme and I want to place the category icons within my Item so that the visitor immedeately can see what kind of facilities the campsite has. Is this plugin the correct plugin or do you have a suggestion for an other one?

      1. alex

        Is there a plugin to do what Desiree wants ? (or it’s a basic option of the CityGuide theme) ?

        How can I filter the places by rating ? (ex : i’m looking for a restaurant rated 4 stars minimum)


          1. alex

            i left a reply (that was in status “waiting for moderation”) but this one disappeared.
            I have to write it again or do you find it in your backoffice ?

            1. Zlatko

              you’ll receive all the answers via email today as your questions are quite complete. Thanks for understanding.
              Have a nice day

  2. Pankaj


    Will this advance filter
    work on AIT-Directory Theme in wordpress to filter multiple data like
    gender, age, name etc.


  3. Dave

    Just purchased this plugin as I need to customize the search feature, and getting the following error when I try to activate it on the business directory theme.

    Fatal error: Class ‘AitCache’ not found in /home/tysonl/public_html/wp-content/plugins/ait-advanced-filters/ait-advanced-filters.php on line 71

    1. Zlatko

      thank you for purchasing the plugin. You get the error due to incorrect usage of Advanced Filters that comes compatible with City Guide theme for the moment. We have no a kind of the plugin that would extend features of Business Finder directory theme. Thanks for understanding.
      Kind regards,

  4. Arthz

    Hi there,

    I really interested to buy this Advanced Filters plugin for my CityGuide-based website.
    However, I don’t think that the plugin in “Advanced” at all.
    I believe you guys can create a plugin which has the options of this Advanced Filters & Item Extensions combined.
    For example, I create “Payments” checkbox field in Item Extensions and put Cash, Credit Card, & Paypal as the filterable items.
    Then I create “Facilities” checkbox field in Item Extensions and put Free Wi-Fi, Valet parking, & baby chair as the filterable items.
    And so on.
    In the search page, these filters is toggled using a button.
    This way, the website will be much more powerful.
    I think your customers would be happy to buy such plugin even with a slightly higher price tag.

    1. Zlatko

      Dear, thank you for your nice idea. We’ll consider it and make the final decision. Please, stay tuned 🙂
      Have a nice day!

      1. Fred

        I completely agree with Arthz.
        I would be very happy if these possibilities were implemented 🙂 and even if the price of this plugin would be a little higher.
        Have a nice day 🙂

            1. Zlatko

              Hello Peter,
              we highly appreciate your interesting in new features. We are sorry for delay – in fact we would be very happy to have it already done. But de to higher priority of the other projects and issues we had to solve in the past, it was postponed .. basis on the available capacity and planing possible an update could be finished in a few months /2-3/. Thanks for your patience ad understanding.
              Best regards,

              1. Dion

                I also really need the advanced filters to be filtered as ARTHZ is applying.

                According to above messages, this should be implemented by now?

                I don’t see any of these options yet. Am i missing something?

                However, i was trying to add a custom option, instead of checkbox. But i can’t get any adjustments working; For example when i change the advanced-filters.php file and change some id’s or classes. There is nog change at all in the output.

                Is there a way to point me in the good direction?

                Regards, Dion

                1. Zlatko

                  Hello Dion,
                  thanks a lot for getting back on this.
                  I’d like to kindly ask you to check our knowledge base and/or documentation with video tutorials:
                  Or feel free to post technical question directly in our dedicated support ticket system. Please login into your account at
                  Our technicians can answer most efficiently even as quick as possible when you decide for priority question (obviously within a few working hours). Customer Support is provided during working days from 8am to 5pm Central European Time.
                  Please kindly also note that we don’t offer any additional services related to websites of themes users except the following ones: . In general, support covers mainly finding of solutions for problems in theme and help users use the product, if there is a bug we’ll fix it as soon as possible. Unfortunately we are not capable working on user’s custom websites.
                  Thanks for your understanding.

                  1. Tim Beck

                    Dear Team,
                    Is there any news about the improvement of the advanced filter plugin? I really need the filters to be depended on the category (“feautre”), as described above by ARTHZ.

                    Kind, Tim

                    1. Zlatko

                      Hello Tim,
                      thanks for asking. We are sorry, currently we have no plan to extend the plugin functionality within coming weeks.
                      Best regards!

  5. Jose Vasquez

    Hello, I want to know if there is a way to look for the entries of the directory for ZIP code (meaning the user want to know what is the closest entry to him) This is supposing the geolocalization is not activated,


    1. Emilia

      Hello Jose

      this feature we haven’t implemented yet. To be honest looks quite complicated how to store information from address in database to be searchable. This is one of the features we have on our wish list.

      Kind Regards

  6. onelemon

    Will there have any limit number of the filter column can be added to the filter ?
    such as I need to have 10 conditions that need to be selected in order to find an items.

  7. Ty

    Hi there, is this the add-on to get the filters to look like the Directory+ filter as seen here ( Didn’t see any sample pics of the filter options with icons, only saw with the checkboxes so wanted to make sure that the font awesome icons are still able to use next to the filter labels. Also, can this be used to just filter by the features that are already included with the stock Directory+ theme, instead of having to add extra custom filters to each item? Just trying to understand fully, thanks.

    1. Zlatko

      thank you for interesting in our products. That is correct, on he preview page is shown Advanced filters plugin with Directory+.
      Yes, Advanced filters plugin giving just more possibility to look up items according predefined filters: It works like features items, that can be switched off/on by admin. . Font awesome is supported by our themes, but not possible replace pictures with icons by default. Obviously you can icon font awesome use everywhere where you can write the content only with any kind of content as while as icon is HTML element. Hope this will help.
      Have a great day,

  8. Tracy Haskett

    We are looking at changing our word press theme to a responsive mobile site.
    We need a directory and a google map option that will allow us to mark routes on the map.

    Does this theme have an option for marking routes on a map. Search by route?

    If not can you suggest a theme that has all of these features.

    Thank you very much for your time.

    Yours truly
    Tracy Haskett

    1. Zlatko

      Здраствуйте Denis,
      advanced filters works only with Items. However, we plan release brand new plugin Event PRO that allows you to filter the results by Events. It is coming soon, stay tuned ;).

  9. Wolfgang

    Dear Team,
    i have 2-3 questions.
    1) today i purchased your Directoy+-Theme from Envato and installed it. so far no problemes. I also like to buy some of your plugins, but I don`t have paypal (and I don`t like it). Is it possible, to use Skrill, or to send your the money by banktransfer, or ???
    2) Is it possible, to have more different fields in the content of an item(-page) than now and enable/disable these fiedls depending on the package?
    3) Features: Is it possible, to have words instead of pictures? Many thanks!

    Best regards


    1. Emilia


      thank you for your interest
      1. please contact me with your details via emi (at)
      2. You can manage active fields for each package in the Theme Admin / Packages
      3. Actually it is required to have icon included. But I would ask our dev team if it is possible to have this optional.

      Kind Regards

  10. Patrick KOster

    Im building a directory/Classified website – I LOVE this design but wanted to know if it would be possible to run a classified section on this page? – something where people can post products for sale.

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Patrick,
      thank you for your feedback and compliments. Directory theme is not dedicated to be used as a market place. But you can try to use wc vendor plugin by a 3rd party developer /we did not tested it/. Therefore, feel free to buy theme and play around with plugin. I advice you to choose SINGLE THEME package as it comes with 30 days of money guarantee back. You can ask for money refund when you are not satisfied with the theme. Should you have more questions regarding theme issues etc you can post them on our support forum.
      Kind regards,

  11. Christoph

    First of I really like your themes, great work. I do have some questions though.
    I use directory+, languages and advanced filters. Is there a way to put the filters in the searchbar? I can´t find anything about it. Actually that´s one of the reasons I bought the plugin. i.e. the user searches for free wifi as a filter in restaurant. how would he do it? He comes to the site and sees “keyword” in the search, putting in “wifi” and nothing shows up. Although “wifi” is used as filter in the item. I hope you understand what I mean. 😉 I have almost 3k items and 50+ filters. The next problem is that in the filter shows up in rows and fills the page. Is there a way to use some kind of dropdown? Sorry for the questions and thanks for your answer.

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Christoph.
      thanks for your compliments. We do not have this option built-in the theme. But a good news is that we plan to implement it in the future. Please, stay tuned 🙂
      Best regards,

  12. Giddoni

    HI, I would like to know if by buying this plugin with your Directory + would allow me to have 2 or more different search bars in the website.
    I wanna have 4 main section sand when they search within each main section , that they get results from that specific section and not from all of them.
    Is that possible?
    And can I show different categories or items on each search bar, or it’s just one for the entire website?


  13. Manu35

    Why is not possible to put our custum icons/images in your plugin “Advanced Filters” ???

    When it will be possible, give us reply and will buy your plugin.


    1. Zlatko

      thanks for asking. Most of features are basis on customer demands. Anyhow we will consider your interesting idea and make decision. Please, stay tuned we will inform you via email update notification.
      Best regards,

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Paul,
      no, it is not possible. CSV Import / Export plugin works item parameters.
      Should you have further questions, feel free to contact us.

  14. Mei-Li Chea

    Hi!! First of all, great theme!!! It looks perfect for what I need. The thing is I would like to know if there is any way to make featured items stand out more in the category listing. For example with a different background color or something like that.

  15. Tony Hughes

    Hi, we have your Directory theme and need to use it for a global directory – we want to be able to allow the user to pick from a list of countries in the search and when a listing is made to make sure that the person listing enters their country from a drop down country list – is this available or built in … haven’t found a way to do it yet.

  16. Julia

    Filters Item Taxonomy not work. While you can asingar each store category published, but noted that the numbers continue to “0” (zero) in filters items. You can check to add to the menu bar of my website one of those categories and that clicking on it, no store appears (like if I had not assigned a category filter to any store). Please help me this error can be resolved as soon as possible. Thank you so much.

  17. Bgue

    Hello I want to purchase all extensions related to directory+ theme, Can you provide it in $100 as i have already purchased your theme worth $64

    I want all plugins related to directory+ theme only nothing else.

    1. Zlatko

      Hey there again,
      i think you might be interesting in a special bonus we have prepared to start with from a next week. It will include Business Finder theme and some plugins…
      Best regards,

    1. Zlatko

      Hi again,
      an additional answer to your previous question: you can create unlimited categories/names of Item Filters and All created filters in “Item Filters” menu you can assign to any Item post – manually.
      Kind regards,

  18. Manusch

    Hi there,
    yesterday i purchased the filter plugin for my directory+ theme which i purchased two weeks ago. I created a site provided a list of local markets. These markets starting on different days. I set filters with each days. I wanna choose days instead of i.e. 24/7, airconditions. But the filter function doesn´t appear in the results. Are there any kind of setting i have to do? I read your documentation several times. Thank you for your help.

    1. Zlatko

      Hey Manusch,
      thanks for purchasing one of our products. Please kindly post your theme-regarding question at our support forum which will enable answer you to most efficiently. Firstly, you should have the product’s purchase code registered. In the meantime i have tried to create 1 restaurant with assigned filter “1st June”, looks like everything working well…:
      Best regards,

    1. Zlatko

      Hey Mika,

      After 1 year, you are free to decide to prolong your subscription, so you can renew for the same price. The price includes:
      – in case of Premium membership: all the themes, plugins and graphics /icons, PDS’s,…/ on
      – product updates – we continuously add new features/languages, keep theme/plugin compatible with WordPress and the other plugins that are implemented with the theme, security updates, fixing the bugs
      – semiautomated updates thanks to our AIT Updater plugin /free/:
      – access to premium customer support , where our Ait-Themes team is ready to help your with any theme-regarding issue: Customer Support is provided Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm Central European Time.
      – unlimited license usage – for as many as you like domains or web projects
      – access to all new products /themes, plugins, graphics/ that we are going to add on http://www.ait-themes.CLUB during validity of Business or Premium membership
      – after the period of 12 months you can still continue using our products – no restrictions

      The price doesn’t include:
      – theme customization or modification (due to capacity reasons)
      – an additional service:

      Thanks for understanding.

  19. Neroodmi

    Hey guys, is there any way we can make the filter function as a url?

    I.e. if my filter has ID 78, could we ‘convert’ that into a link/url that shows all the items that have the filter 78?

    All the best.

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Neroodmi,
      thanks for asking. I am sorry, it’s not possible as the type of filter is a checkbox – you can name it, you can set also icon /description and slug as well/.

  20. Javier


    I recently bought from the Web envato the theme directory +

    I have a question concerning the purchase of pluggin Advanced Filters v1.15 ( )

    If I buy it directly for $ 25 . I have support and upgrades forever?
    If I buy from ” Directory membership” for $ 299 , I have only one year of support and upgrades (assuming you do not renew the subscription )

    Is that so?

    Thank you

  21. Javi Blasco

    Hello again

    I have another question

    If I buy the plugging “item- extension” and created a new field.

    This new field will be available for searches ?. It is able to add this field to search for him?

    Thank you

  22. Andrea

    Hi, I’m using the Directory+ theme and I need to add custom fields and search in these fields.
    I do not know which plugin to use, ADVANCED FILTERS allows me to search but does not allows me to use custom fields as text, date and more, whereas the plugin ITEM FIELDS CUSTOM allows me to create custom fields but I do not know if I can search or filter in these fields.


    1. Zlatko

      Hello Andrea,
      thanks for interesting in our products. Advanced Filters can be used for an additional filtering of listed items, the maximum of columns is 5: After plugin activation each item post type can be extended with unlimited filters.
      Secondly, we did not test Item Fields Custom, therefore i am not able to ensure about the compatibility between the plugin and Directory+ theme.
      Best, Zlatko

  23. Andy


    Can each item category have own filters? If not, is this feature planned to be implemented in one of the next versions of this plugin?

    Thank you!

      1. Andy

        Hello Zlatko,

        Many thanks for your response.

        it’s really a pity that it is not possible. If I have hundreds of categories and many of them have their own filters, it would be very difficult to select the right filters when submitting the item.

          1. Tim Beck

            Dear Zlatko,

            the same question as above already came up in 2015 on which you answered on July 21, 2016 at 7:22 pm:

            Hello Peter,
            we highly appreciate your interesting in new features. We are sorry for delay – in fact we would be very happy to have it already done. But de to higher priority of the other projects and issues we had to solve in the past, it was postponed .. basis on the available capacity and planing possible an update could be finished in a few months /2-3/. Thanks for your patience ad understanding.
            Best regards,

            Why is this still not implemented?


            1. Zlatko

              Hi Tim,
              thank you for getting back on this. We have still not finished the project with the highest priority thus it take the more time. Thanks for your understanding.

  24. Raul

    This filter is great but it needs to be supported with all of your themes. You guys should really work on that cause you advertise it as a plug in with foodguide when it only works half as good as cityguide.

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Raul,
      thanks for your message. Advanced Filters is fully compatible with the following directory themes:
      Food Guide, Event Guide, City Guide, Directory+, Business Finder+ … If you have encountered any plugin issue, please provide us of detailed information so we can check what’s happening. Thank you for understanding.
      Best regards, Zlatko

  25. Rajesh Chhoda

    Hi Need to inquire about implementing the advanced filters on this site – Need 4 Filters – Filter by State, Courses , Faculty & Departments – Can this be integrated on the above mentioned site.


  26. Sofian

    Hey, I like your Advanced Search and Filter plugins. Do they only work with your themes or can they be used also to filter event plugins / custom post types?

  27. Amanda

    I am currently using Events calendar in a WordPress Multisite setup. Do you know if it will pull the city, state, country, organizer, etc field I fill out when I input my events in I am in search of an advanced filter that will see the custom fields of the events plugin. Thanks for your time.

    1. Zlatko

      thank you for interesting in one of our products. A common way we provide communication /in English/ to our audience can be performed by posted pre-sale questions via comments or private emails only on http://www.ait-themes.CLUB. To all of our subscribers we offer an access to our dedicated support forum where we are ready to help with any theme kind of issue during website building. Customer Support is provided Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm Central European Time. The ticked system offer ajax search during writing the words throughout our knowledge base and documentation.

      Therefore, feel free to post your idea or any request here or via private email. We’ll be glad to hear from you again.

  28. Arkadiusz Sałek

    Iv got question about full membership.
    IS full membership include:
    and this plugins?

    Is it:
    work with bussines finder+?

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Arkadius,
      thanks for asking.
      Yeah, all of our plugins are included in Full Membership package.
      yeah, Easy Admin is compatible with Business Finder+ theme.
      Best regards!

    1. Zlatko

      thank you for interesting in one of our products. A common way we provide communication /in English/ to our audience can be performed by posted pre-sale questions via comments or private emails only on http://www.ait-themes.CLUB. To all of our subscribers we offer an access to our dedicated support forum where we are ready to help with any theme kind of issue during website building. Customer Support is provided Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm Central European Time. The ticked system offer ajax search during writing the words throughout our knowledge base and documentation.

      Therefore, feel free to post your idea or any request here or via private email. We’ll be glad to hear from you again.
      Thanks for understanding.

  29. Rossmark

    Hi. Does the food directory template allow to insert multiple opening hours per day? Eg. 09:00-13:00 AND 18:00-23:00 for the same day (e.g. friday).


    1. Zlatko

      thanks for asking and interesting in our directory products. Yes, it is possible to set opening hour with different kind of characters. eg: 09:00-13:00 AND 18:00-23:00.
      Best regards!

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