Media Filter by AddonsLab

xF2 Add-on Media Filter by AddonsLab 2.6.1

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Compatible XF Versions
  1. 2.0
  2. 2.1
  3. 2.2
Additional Requirements
XenForo Media Gallery 2.0.0+
[AL] Core package -
Add-On Overview

The add-on allows to filter and search media based on Media fields. This will allow your users to find the media they are interested in quickly and accurately.
The controls to filter the media are added to Filters popup in Media homepage and categories:

1 - Filter Popup.png

Media Search page is also enhanced to show filter controls when the forum being searched currently has custom fields associated with it:

2 - Search Form.png

Each field can be configured separately to be shown in the filter list and/or in the search form:

3 - Field Configuration.png

Each category can be configured to show the values of custom fields in search views - as a prefix or under the title:

4 - Display fields in search result.png

5 - Search results with custom fields.png

Choice fields can be configured to be shown in the forms using Check boxes and Multiple-choice drop down (allow searching/filtering by multiple values) or Drop down selection/Radio buttons (allow searching/filtering only by single value).

6 - Choose type of filter for multiple selection fields.png

Date fields and numeric fields are shown as interval inputs (from... to...) where both fields are optional, so it is possible to search any values higher/lower than the defined values or in some particular interval.

Color fields are also supported and color similarity algorithm is implemented. All items with visually similar colors are found and listed. An example search listing media filtered by color similarity can be seen here The index of color similarity is configurable and can be set from product's options page:

Text fields are searched and indexed just like media title/description itself. Full-text search is executed with fuzzy matching, meaning the phrase searched does not have to be in exactly the same order as in the query.

Media list shows all active filters. Clicking each filter will remove the field and re-run the search with the remaining filters:

7 - Active filters.png

The product allows moving the filters from the default location in a popup to the sidebar or above media list, configured per category or globally.

Xenforo Enhanced Search and Elastic Search support

The add-on has special support for Enhanced Search add-on with Elasticsearch back-end. Custom field information is indexed as separate content type in Elasticsearch. A high-performance algorithm is implemented to filter millions of records and show only the media matching filter criteria. Custom fields are searched only once, and the result is cached for subsequent pages. Even though the product performs completely fine without Enhanced Search add-on, it is highly recommended to use this add-on and Elasticsearch on large databases.

Planned Features

Filtering media based on tags is planned to be implemented.

Sortable custom field options

Our add-on at Sort Field Options for XenForo 2.x allows admins to sort custom field options when they create/edit the field in Admin Panel. The order in admin panel affects the order in which the options are shown to the users on add/edit media form as well as in the filters. The add-on costs $20.00 USD but it is a free module we provide with every license of Media Filter. Feel free to contact us if you need a license and we will assign it to your account immediately.


Add-on costs $49.99 USD that includes one year of support and updates with permanent access to product versions released in license validity period. Yearly extension costs $40.00 USD

The add-on has a visible branding with a link to our website which can be removed for additional $30.00 USD payment.

Trial Version

We offer seven days free trial version on our website. No credit card is required, the service is approved automatically upon registration and confirmation of order.

IonCube Loader and PHP 5.6+ version are required to run trial version of the product. The full version does not have such requirement and does not have any encoded code in it.


The product is active on our forums at XenForo 2 Demo - AddonsLab and can be tested at Media

Registered user accounts
Username: user1
Password: userpass

Username: user2
Password: userpass

Admin account
Username: admin1
Password: adminpass

Licensing Information

You will get a License Key upon purchase/trial subscription, which will be available in My Services page at Marketplace - AddonsLab

The key should be entered in product's Options page in XenForo Admin Panel. Once entered and saved you will see full details about your current license status. The key can be used only on one board and one server, so if you move the board you need to Reissue the license in My Services page.

The product does not include any callbacks, that execute on page load time on front-end or via cron jobs. License check is done only when you edit/save product's options or upgrade the product to the next version.

We require valid XenForo license to purchase the product. You will be asked for XenForo License validation information during the purchase.

Full details at
Product licensing information


Support will be provided in the Discussion Thread at and in our Support System at Submit Ticket - AddonsLab

Feel free to contact us with any issues you find in the product or any suggestions.
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Latest updates

  1. Bug fix: Clear button redirects to the forum home page

    In this release, we have fixed a bug with the Clear button not working in the Filter popup. The...
  2. Bug-fix: Auto-reload not working after the latest update

    This is a fix for a regression in the latest version, which would cause the Auto Reload not to...

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