Pre-filtering results on a View
There are two ways possible to pre-filter your View results:
1. By using the `search_field` and `search_value` parameters from the [gravityview] shortcode
Pros: Ability to change the value used to filter results just by changing the
search_value parameter. This way, you will need to create only one View configuration without filters that you can embed on multiple pages, using different filters.
Cons: You can only filter by one value at a time. To filter by multiple values, you will need to use the Advanced Filter extension (see below).
To learn more about how to pre-filter results using these two parameters (
search_value), check out this article:
Using the [gravityview] Shortcode
Here's an advanced tip: if you want to programmatically change the
search_value parameter based on the page the View is embedded on using a variable, you can call the
[gravityview] shortcode directly on the PHP template of your page.
echo do_shortcode('[gravityview id="12" search_field="3" search_value="'.$value.'"]');
The PHP method explained above doesn't work with DataTables layouts.
2. By using the Advanced Filters extension
If you have our Advanced Filter extension installed, you'll see this new section on your View Settings metabox:
You can configure multiple filters to specify precisely the entries you want displayed.
Pro: You can specify several different rules to narrow down your results.
Cons: The rules will