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Provides the basic settings.

JFilters Filter Basic

Toggle State#

The toggle state of the filter.

JFilters Filter collapsed toggle state = collapsed

JFilters Filter expanded toggle state = expanded


When a user toggles a filter, the set state will be stored in his/her browser's sessionStorage and will be used across the entire website in the current session, ignoring the filter's toggle state setting.

Sort Options By#

Defines how the filter's options will be sorted.

JFilters Filter order by label Sort Options By = Label Alphabetically ASC

JFilters Filter order by counter Sort Options By = Number of Results DESC


Filters with nested/tree structure (like Categories and Tags), follow the ordering set in the respective Joomla view.

Sorting Direction#

The sorting direction (Ascending or Descending).

Show Clear#

Shows a clear link when there is a selection in the filter. That link clears any selection in the filter if clicked.

Show Counter#

Shows a counter, beside each option, indicating the number of the returned results.

JFilters Filter counter

Show Counter = Show

List Search#

Search the options/values of a filter.

JFilters Filter list search

List Search = Show


The List Search can lookup also into collapsed/invisible sub-trees (e.g. nested categories).

Scrollbar After#

Sets a scrollbar when the filter exceeds the set height.


The units for the Scrollbar After setting.

JFilters Filter scrollbar

Filter with 'Scrollbar After' set to 200px