Display Filter

Display Filters are filters with a UI. They are configurable per Dashboard and allow the user to define what should be shown in the result list.

There are 3 types of Display Filters:

  • listV2
  • metadataPropertyName
  • customVueComponent

Some Display Filters can be configured without code. It is possible though to provide your own custom filters, there is a guide explaining the details.

Usually you configure displayFilters in Dashboard configurations like this:

  handle: "myDashboard",
  displayFilters: [
    // shorthand for {filterName: "aFilterName"}

    // some filters take a config object
      filterName: "anotherFilterName",
      config: {
        some: "configToPass"

    // gives you a filter for this metadata property, caveats apply, see below. Added in: release-2023-03
    {metadataPropertyName: "myMetadataProperty"}
  // ...

There are 2 types of filters provided by Livingdocs for you to configure, some you define by filterName, some by metadataPropertyName. They are separately listed here:

Named Filters

  • documentState (filters: unpublished, published, not yet published, my articles, needs proofreading, currently proofreading)
  • timeRange, filter the search results in time ranges such as last 24 hours
  • liDateTimeRange, filter the search results in time ranges (quick filter + from/to range)
    // simple config - filters by updatedAt
    displayFilters: ['liDateTimeRange']
    // custom config
    //   documentPropertyName: Supports 'createdAt'/'updatedAt', defaults to updatedAt
    //   metadataPropertyName: Supports any of your metadata date fields
    //   label is useful if you have multiple liDateTimeRange filters on one Dashboard Added in: release-2023-11
    displayFilters: [{filterName: 'liDateTimeRange', config: {documentPropertyName: 'createdAt', label: 'Created at'}}]
    displayFilters: [{filterName: 'liDateTimeRange', config: {metadataPropertyName: 'publicationDate', label: 'Published at'}}]
  • sortBy: relevance (default), creation_date, updated_at, alphabetical
  • language: uses the project configuration for available languages to offer a select box to filter for languages (requires multi-language feature to be enabled)
  • contentType: uses the content-types configuration in your server to filter for different content-types, e.g. galleries or regular articles.
  • channels: give the user a dropdown to filter by a specific channel. The concept of channels will be removed, if you aren’t using them yet, don’t start doing so.
  • includedComponents: lets the user select a bunch of components from one of them must be used in a document in order to be shown in the result list
  • missingComponents: lets the user select a bunch of components from one of them must be absent in a document in order to be shown in the result list
  • characterCount: allows the user to select number ranges for the character count a document must have in order to be shown in the result list
    // Creates ranges 0-99, 100-499, 500-2000, 2000-infinity
    displayFilters: [{filterName: 'characterCount', config: {thresholds: [100, 500, 2000]}}]

Metadata Filters

Added in: release-2023-03

You can use Metadata Filters, wherever Display Filters are allowed. The example below shows a Metadata Filter on a Dashboard:

  handle: "myDashboard",
  displayFilters: [
    // add the metadata handle to the filter (in this case 'myMetadataProperty')
    {metadataPropertyName: "myMetadataProperty"}
  // ...

All metadata properties in your Content Type|Media Type config can be used as a Metadata Filter, if the metadata type is supported (see below):

A Metadata field is active as soon as you have set config: { index: true } for a Metadata property and after reindexing all documents with npx livingdocs-server elasticsearch-index --handle=li-documents -y.