29. Custom Search¶
This chapter refers to add-ons that are only useable in Plone Classic.
You may check https://github.com/collective/awesome-volto/ to find out if there are add-ons for Volto that provide custom search since things are happening fast.
If the previous chapters about views and catalog-searches seem complex, the custom search add-ons shown below might be a great alternative until you feel comfortable writing views and templates.
Here are two add-ons that allow you to add custom searches and content listings through the web (“TTW”, requiring no programming: only the web browser) in Plone.
A more lightweight solution for custom searches and faceted navigation is collective.collectionfilter. By default it allows you to search among the results of a collection and/or filter the results by keywords, author or type.
It can also be extended quite easily to allow additional filters (like audience).