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Hello :)

I would like to filter/index Joomla articles via an alphabetical index (A, B, C, D, ...), I thought use the "Filter" option in Zentools2, do you think this is a good idea?

Since the search is based on tag articles, could there be any constraint for the SEO? Is there a risk to find alphabet letters in the search result?

Another thing: do you think it will be possible in a future version of Zentools2 to integrate custom fields?

Thank you for advices you can give me on this subject.

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Hi

The filter in zentools2 isn't really intended for that type of filtering I'm afraid

I think you would need more of a component for that

Regarding Custom fields - it is a broad area but we are working on supported text custom fields

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Hello Paul,
you're right, I've dropped this type of filtering, I'll rather go to a filtering by categories/tags.

In this regard, I would have a feature request (still for filter display).

It would be nice to have:
- a pagination for displays with several articles.
- a filtering of categories/tags by dropdown menu in addition to “Buttons” “Separator” and “Navbar” options.

Try to imagine a page with 30 articles and 50 tags ....

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Hi Lorenzo,

It is something we will at in regard to pagination but we have quite a bit to get through before we see if it is viable

How would you manage the 50 tags? I can see pagination helping with the images but not sure how any pagination would work with 50 tags

How much you want to display them?

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Hi Paul,

... 30 article and 50 tags were just numbers as an example ;)

In any case it would be really appreciated to have a pagination for displays with several articles.
In my case I've 20 articles to display (...and this number will increase), 20 articles on a page, that's a lot for a desktop display, tries to scroll 20 articles on mobile devices, it’s just very annoying ...
The same argument is valid for filtering categories/tags via buttons, it’s annoying to align them on mobile screens (... and, esthetically speaking, it doesn't look very nice), so I thought that filtering them via a dropdown menu could be an alternative to other options, it was just an idea. :)

Thank you again

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Hi Lorenzo,

Yes I take your point with regard to scrolling through on a phone

We would need to turn the module into a component and plugins to get the dropdown menu list working I think

Pagination is something we will look at

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