Search and filter content items

Searching for specific content item is made easy with advanced filtering and sorting options. Apart from the options to filter by status and language, you can create custom filters that aggregate complex criteria. For example, you can filter simultaneously by category, tag, and date range. This makes finding any content within your system quick and easy. Custom filters enable you to create more complex dependencies and relations between items, for example, by displaying results that are simultaneously filtered by status, tag, and category.

Search for content items

To search for a particular item in a list:

  1. Start typing the name or part of the name in the Search field.
  2. Click Search.
    Even if you type a single letter, you click Search, you get a results list with items starting with that particular letter.

    NOTE: The Search field is case-sensitive.

    A list of results matching your search appears.
  3. To return to the list of all items, click Clear.

Sort and Filter content items

  1. Click the Filter icon Filter_items.
  2. If your content is translated into multiple languages, use the dropdown menu to select the language, in which you want to filter items.
  3. You can sort the results list by the following criteria:
    • Last modified on top
      This option is selected by default.
    • Last created on top
    • By title (A-Z)
    • By title (Z-A)
  4. Filter items by:
    • By ownership
      You can display content items, created only by your user.
    • Translation status
      You can use this option only in multilingual mode.

Optionally, create a custom filter and filter simultaneously by:

  • Category
  • Tag
    You can also filter content by categories, tags, and custom classifications.
    If you have added a custom classification field to content, it appears in the filter options. For more information, see Overview: Custom fields.
  • Author
  • Status
    You can filter content items by their status. For example, Published or Draft.
    For more information, see Workflow statuses.
  • Date modified
    You filter content by the date they were modified. When you click a time interval, the system displays all content items updated during this time interval. The last updated are the first in the list.

For each option, apart from Date modified, just start typing to search for a tag, for example, and you get a list with narrowed down results

The following video demonstrates the Sitefinity CMS content sorting and filtering capabilities:

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