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JetSmartFilters: Filter Settings Overview

This tutorial reveals the details of settings that become available to you after the installation of the JetSmartFilters plugin.

The settings we are going to discuss in this tutorial refer to the whole plugin, not separate filters or widgets. You can access those settings in two ways after logging into your website’s dashboard:

  • Go to Crocoblock > JetPlugins Settings > JetSmartFilters;
  • Or go to Smart Filters > Settings.

Either way, you will land in the same window. And now let’s take a closer look at the details.

General Settings

jetsmartfilters general settings

In this settings menu tab, you can define the compatibility of the JetSmartFilters plugin. There are 11 other plugins listed on this page. By default, all the toggles are turned on, so if you don’t want the JetSmartFilters to work with some of them, just turn the corresponding switch off.

Indexer Settings

jetsmartfilters indexer settings

The indexer is a small counter that appears near the label of the filter and shows the number of items that will be shown after that filter is activated. When you enable the Use Indexed Filters toggle, the list of post types appears. You can choose which of them you would like to apply the indexer. If you need more details, please go through this indexer setup tutorial.

URL Structure Settings

jetsmartfilters URL structure settings

Here you can fix a little issue that can occur because of the specificity of WordPress work. You will need these settings if you use filters on the archive page of some post type. In that case, when you enable the filter, a set of tags is added to the URL. Commonly, it looks like that:

plane archive page url

However, if you reload the page, it will appear that there is no page with such a URL because it is written not according to the Permalink settings of the website. To fix that issue, you have to rewrite the URL as a permalink. And that is exactly what you can choose on the URL Structure Settings page. 

The Plain option here leaves all the way it is. And if you choose the Permalink option, you will be suggested to choose the post type. The URL of the chosen post type will be rewritten as a permalink and will look like that:

permalink archive page url

Choose only those post types where you meet the described issue to avoid extra pressure on your website’s page loading speed.

Well done! Now you know how to customize JetSmartFilters filter types via WP Dashboard easily and quickly.