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    I have a question about the Search Filter Pro.
    On my website, I’m using it as a download file manager. You can find it here:
    Right now, it is possible to select between different categories, which works really well.

    My problem is, that if I search something, the results in the output are only for the selected categories. Is it possible to have some categories selected and still search in all the files?

    I tried to find this in the options but didn’t find something, nor the documentation or the troubleshooting page.

    Thanks in advance!


    Hi Andrea,

    Well, it could be doable, by using 2 separate search bars – one without the filters on top, and the other one with the search bar comletely disabled.
    I would proceed like this:
    – Leave the search you already have, and disable the search bar here:
    – Create a new search bar (without any filters), and put it’s shortcode before the existing one.

    Ernest Marcinko

    If you like my products, don't forget to rate them on codecanyon :)



    Hi Ernest,

    thank you for the quick answer.
    I tried this out and it works pretty well, now I will see if our client likes this solution as well.


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