Creating a custom content type search page in WordPress can be a nice addition, especially for websites with extensive directories or listings. This tutorial will guide you through setting up a CCT search page using JetEngine, JetSmartFilter, and Elementor. By the end of this guide, you’ll have a functional, user-friendly search feature for your website.
Please make sure you have the following installed and activated:
Set Up a Custom Content Type Search Page – Instructions
- Create your CCT and set it up according to your needs (e.g. Lawyers Directory).
- Navigate to JetEngine > Query Builder > Add New.
- Set up your query settings and save the it afterward:
- Navigate to JetSmartFilter > Add New.
- Fill in the filter settings:
- Open your page in Elementor where you want to place the search page and insert the search filter widget.
- Select the search filter widget and apply the following settings in the content tab:
- Add a listing grid widget on the page (in this example it is already designed).
- Select the “Directory” query via Content > Custom Query.
- Update the smart filter with your chosen field, for instance, switching from ‘full name’ to ‘office address’.
- Test the functionality on your site by searching for various terms and confirming the accurate results.
Custom Content Type Search – Conclusion
Implementing a custom content type search on your website enhances user engagement and improves navigation. With JetEngine and JetSmartFilter, the process is streamlined, allowing for a powerful yet user-friendly search feature. Experiment with different fields and settings to tailor the search experience to your site’s specific needs.