This article covers the following:

  • Create and edit listing fields
  • Listing fields types you can create
  • How to make a field mandatory to fill out
  • Create and edit listing filters (search filters)
  • How to delete a field and what happens when you do that
  • How to set fields for different categories

If you are not sure what fields and filters are please check out this article first.

Create and edit listing fields

Listing fields are displayed on the page of a listing. There are a few predetermined listing fields from when you create your marketplace, some of these you can edit. In addition to these you can add more. Some of the fields can be used as search filters. 

We provide separate articles explaining what listing fields and filters are and another one explaining what way you can use them for.

To create a new listing fields or edit one, you should:

  • log in your marketplace as an administrator,
  • go to the admin panel,
  • open the "Listing fields & filters" tab,
  • choose a field type from the "Add new field" dropdown or edit an existing one by clicking the pencil icon,
  • configure it and save. 

The listing field will be created immediately.

You can create different type of listing fields:

  • Text: listing author can add some free text and links in this field. If you add a link to the text field, it will automatically be transformed into a clickable link in the listing page. 
  • Number: listing author can add some numeric value in this field, you can decide to allow decimals or not and setup a minimum and maximum value.
  • Dropdown: listing author can select one value from a list you defined. (This is useful when a listing logically can have only one value for this aspect, e.g. size. A dropdown field creates a filter with "OR" logic, which means the person browsing can choose multiple values and all listings that have any of chosen values are shown.)
  • Checkbox group: listing author can select one or more values from a list you defined. (This is useful when listing logically can have many values for this aspect, e.g. amenities or extra features. A checkbox group creates a filter with "AND" logic, which allows narrowing down the search as only the listings that have all the selected values are shown. )
  • Date: listing author can add a date via this field.

The listing field is added to the listing page and shows the value chosen during the listing creation form.

You can choose to make the use of this listing field mandatory or not.

Each listing field can be enabled, or not, for a category or subcategory. When creating or editing a listing field, you can choose which categories or subcategories should offer this listing field.

 

Make a field mandatory to fill in

You can make a field mandatory to fill in by all who creates a listing by selecting “Make it mandatory to fill in this field when creating a new listing”.

You can do this by:

  • log in your marketplace as an administrator,
  • go to the admin panel,
  • open the "Listing fields & filters" tab,
  • click the pencil icon to edit the field.
  • check “make it mandatory to fill in this field when creating a new listing”.
  • save.

 

Create and edit listing filters (search filters)

To help your visitors browse your marketplace, you can create filters based on listing fields.  

Fields used as filters in the image above (Price, number field, number field, dropdown).

 
Filters are available for the following listing field types: "Number", "Dropdown", and "Checkbox group". 

Filters are not available for the following listing field types: "Text" and "Date".

Create or hide a filter, based on a listing field on the homepage:

  • log in your marketplace as an administrator,
  • go to the admin panel,
  • open the "Listing fields & filters" tab,
  • open the listing field you want to manage,
  • check or uncheck the box "Display a filter based on this field on the homepage",
  • Save.

How do I delete a field?

To delete listing fields, you should:

  • log in your marketplace as an administrator,
  • go to the admin panel,
  • open the "Listing fields & filters" tab,
  • Klick on the “X” of the field you wish to remove
  • Klick OK on the popup window

Make sure you delete the right one as the action cannot be reversed!

Not all fields can be deleted, for example the image and location field cannot be deleted but you can make sure that they are not obligatory to fill in.

The pricing field cannot be deleted but if you have an order type without pricing it will not be used. 

What happens when a field is deleted

When you delete a field it will be removed from all existing listings and will not show when you create new listings.

Can I display only filters related to a particular category?

Yes. Initially, all the enabled filters are displayed in the homepage of your marketplace. Once you select a category, you will only be able to see the filters that are related to that category or to a subcategory within that category. If you select a subcategory, you will only see the filters related to that subcategory.

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