28. Custom Search#
If the chapters about views 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