MDTF – Meta Data and Taxonomies Filter


Meta Data Filter & Taxonomies Filter (MDTF) wordpress filter plugin. The main idea of MDTF – make your WordPress site content is filterable and searchable by meta fields and taxonomies on the same time.

MDTF is for filtering and searching WordPress content – posts and custom post types by taxonomies and meta data fields on the same time.

MDTF is ready to work as WooCommerce products filter. The plugin has very high flexibility thanks to its rich set of filter elements!

With MDTF your site customers will be able to filter posts/pages/custom types by the the meta fields and/or taxonomies on the same time.




Meta Data and Taxonomies Filter Features:

✅ AJAX searching and filtering for: posts, custom post types, woocommerce products, jigoshop products, Easy Digital Downloads products

✅ Widgets and Shortcodes

✅ STATISTICS – analyze the information about what your customers filtering on your site

✅ Post Messenger – let your customers will know about new posts or products according to their selected search criterias

✅ Filter posts and custom post types by meta fields

✅ Filter posts and custom post types by taxonomies

✅ Query multiple taxonomies and meta fields on the same time


✅ Creating SEARCH/FILTER shortcodes by constructor

✅ Meta values html-items combinations auto recount based on the current search (dynamic recount)

✅ Taxonomies terms values dynamic recount based on the current search

✅ Built-in the meta-fields data constructor (checkbox, drop-down, multi drop-down, range-slider, calendar, textinput, label)

✅ AJAX recounting of the SEARCH/FILTER form html-items for hierarchical searching

✅ Unlimited count of meta fields which can be created by built-in meta data constructor

✅ Auto submit option

✅ Step for range slider optionally. Integer or Decimal.

✅ Size for any drop-down optionally

✅ Filtering by post title and its content (any post type)

✅ Specify for each meta fields the display mode on tye site front: drop-down, checkbox, range slider, calendar, textinput, label

✅ Specify for each taxonomy the display mode on the site front: drop-down, checkbox, multi drop-down, label

✅ Constructor of sort-panels

✅ Work with WooCommerce: price, products attributes and with product categories!

✅ Ready for Jigoshop! and EasyDigitalDownloads

✅ Nice tooltip for each filter html-element in the filter form with description text

✅ Unlimited instances of the MDTF widgets and MDTF shortcodes, and each of them has its own set of settings

✅ Empty terms or meta fields can be hidden optionally in widgets and in shortcodes (premium)

✅ Works with any kind of posts, custom post types, woocommerce/jigoshop products, category or custom taxonomies, price

✅ Dynamic recount for the search combinations

✅ Reset button optionally

✅ Toggles for the filter sections

✅ Wide API

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Additional information:

Important note:

If you have troubles with empty result page, and you sure that it must be, do next please:
* open your wp theme file header.php
* at the same bottom of the file drop this <?php do_shortcode(‘[mdf_force_searching]’) ?>
* save file

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This plugin is copyright © 2012-2024 with GNU General Public License by realmag777.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY. See the GNU General Public License for more details.


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  • Settings – tab-6
  • Settings – tab-7
  • Settings – tab-8
  • Settings – shortcodes
  • Settings – sort panels
  • Settings – constant links


  • Download to your plugin directory or simply install via WordPress admin interface.
  • Activate.
  • Use.


Q: Where can I see demos?

Q: Where can see I WooCommerce demo?

Q: Where can see I ajax search demo by title/content?

Q: Where can I read documentation?

Q: Where can I watch video tutorials?


Désémber 27, 2021 3 replies
Все бы ничего но заставить работать фильтр на странице категории таксономии так и не удалось, перелазил кучу настроек шаблона и прочего, вообщем бесполезный плагин
Méi 19, 2020 1 reply
5* for the plug-in 5* for support
Nopémber 18, 2019 1 reply
I was very worried at first because it seemed too complex to me but the tutorials and documents on the site helped me a lot. It took me quite a while to build the search engine in the way I wanted but in the end, I was happy with the result. Definitely a very professional tool with lots of options and flexibility. Beyond that, I just want to thank the developers who are always willing to help, available and professional. I have answered almost all the questions, given solutions and felt that I was not alone 🙂
Méi 23, 2019 1 reply
This a really GREAT plugin that can transform the way users can interact with site! The plugin has many features and options, I didn’t need to use all of them in my project. Because of this, of the many possibilities of use, it is not a super simple plugin, but the author answers your questions if you you have them. Thank you!
Méi 12, 2019 1 reply
A good filter, a lot of different settings. Many thanks to the developer!!!
Pébruari 13, 2019 1 reply
I am creating an event website in where I need tremendous amount of search options. I tried all possible event calendar plugins yet none of them was an answer for my complex search/sort need. It is a free plugin but I will pay for it to show my respect and gratitude. Plus: The author is very responsive and talented, he solved my problem with one sentence email. Good job !
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Contributors & Developers

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  • 1 security issue is fixed, thanks to stealthcopter from Patchstack

  • 1 security issue is fixed, thanks to Dhabaleshwar Das from Patchstack

  • 2 security issues is fixed thanks to Abdi Pranata from Patchstack


  • 1 security issue is fixed thanks to Yudistira Arya from Patchstack


  • bunch of small fixes
  • new hook mdtf_prohibited_post_types – allows to exclude specific post types from search query


  • 1 security issue is fixed

  • 1 js fix about plainOverlay


  • WordPress 6.0 compatibility
  • set of small and medium fixes


  • set of small and medium fixes
  • wordpress 5.8 adaptation (widgets)


  • jQuery code fix for WordPress 5.6 compatibility
  • PHP 8.0 compatibility fixes

  • little fix for load more functionality


  • 1 little fix about hidden button in the filter form


  • set of fixes and adaptation for PHP 7.3.x
  • adaptation with plugin Content Views — Post Grid & List for WordPress


  • minor fixes and adaptation for woocommerce v.3.3.1
  • previous version:




  • see previous version of the plugin here:


  • Minor fixes
  • New filter item: Multiple checkbox select – in premium only for taxonomies
  • New option: Range slider skin
  • New option: Init plugin scripts on the next site pages only
  • New option: JavaScript code after AJAX is done
  • New option: Sort options by alphabetical order
  • New option: Custom CSS code
  • New feature: Cache terms
  • mdf_search_is_going – CSS class in tag body if searching is going
  • $args = apply_filters(‘mdf_custom_shortcode_query_args’, $args, $custom_id); – wp-filter for shortcode [mdf_custom]
  • //require plugin_dir_path(FILE) . ‘ext/utilities.php’; – not documented extension in index.php


  • WordPress 4.3 compatibility
  • New shortcode mdf_select_title for drop-down in meta constructor
    Example: echo do_shortcode(‘[mdf_select_title post_id=117 meta_key=medafi_fashion]’);
    print_r(MetaDataFilterCore::get_val_as_select_title(139,’medafi_fashion’, ‘africa’));
  • Cron for cleaning dynamic recount cache
  • Different overlay skins in the plugin options for front of site
  • Sort options by alphabetical order for drop-down in meta constructor
  • Keys in drop-down in meta constructor can be with spaces, any customer wants


A lot of improvements. Attention for codecanyon customers – do not update to this version – it is the free one and have less functionality!!! Download your copy of the plugin you bought from codecanyon site only!


Search links became short


Some fixes and improvements


A lot of fixes and improvements


Fixed bug with empty result page. To resolve it added new shortcode
. It is just enough open in your theme header.php in wordpress editor and drop this shortcode on the same bottom of the file.


Added auto submit for meta fileds. Added ion.range-slider javascript for beauty range-sliders


Some php notices are removed. Reset button is added.


1 bug is fixed


Plugin is released. Operate all the basic functions.
If you want more functionality, look here: