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 and customVueComponent. Some Display Filters are provided by Livingdocs and can be configured without additional 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  • documentState, unpublished, published, not yet published, my articles, needs proofreading, currently proofreading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
    displayFilters: [{filterName: 'liDateTimeRange', config: {documentPropertyName: 'createdAt'}}]
    displayFilters: [{filterName: 'liDateTimeRange', config: {metadataPropertyName: 'publicationDate'}}]
  • 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.

Metadata Filters

Added in: release-2023-03 Listed here are the supported metadata types, you would configure the filters for them with a metadataPropertyName with the handle of a property of this type that is configured in your contentTypes/mediaTypes. Support for more types will be added as needed. Contact your Customer Solutions Manager for potential Implementation Partnerships.

Supported Types

  • li-integer
  • li-category