Download Powerful Filters for wpDataTables – Cascade Filter for WordPress Tables


Powerful Filters is a multifunctional addon for wpDataTables which widely extends the default filtering functionalities that wpDataTables provides for Tables in WordPress.
The addon will add several new features to wpDataTables:

  • Cascade Filtering – from left to right (dependent)
    with this option users will be able to choose filter values in the order from left to right, options list in each next filter will be narrowed down by previous one; each next filter will become enabled only when a selection in the previous one is made.
  • Cascade Filtering – free (independent)
    this feature allows to use Cascading Filters in WordPress Tables without the restriction to always define the filter values from left to right. Users can make a selection in any filter, and it will narrow down the filters for all other columns. It is implemented in a similar manner in popular spreadsheet tools (Excel, Google Spreadsheet, etc.)
  • Hide Table before filtering – by using this option you can show only the filters in frontend, and keep the table hidden until a selection is made in the filter. It is extremely helpful when filters and tables are used to search through large catalogs, and seeing the complete dataset isn’t relevant to the users. Please note that filters need to be rendered in a form outside of the table so that function could be used.
  • Search Button – by default the searching and filtering is working “live” in wpDataTables – i.e. every time you change any of the filters the table updates with the new filtering criteria. By using the Search Button function you can change this behaviour, and make the table apply the filters only when the Search button is clicked. This option requires filters to be rendered in a form outside of the table as well.
  • Disable Search button until all filters are selected – if you enable this option, the search button will stay disabled until some options in all available filters are selected. This function works only in combination with the “Search button”.

Please check out the video, demos and full text documentation on the addon’s page.

Powerful Filters requires full version of wpDataTables 2.1 or newer to be able to run!


Version 1.4 (Released 26.12.2022)

New update with a new feature and bug fixes:

  • Feature: Apply new ‘AND’ logic option to narrow down your filtering results while using Cascade filtering.
  • Other small bug fixes.

Version 1.3.1 (Released 20.07.2022.)

New update with improvments and bug fixes:

  • Improvement: Improved sanitizing user data.
  • Improvement: Improved separate connections performance.
  • Other small bug fixes.

Version 1.3 (Released 18.05.2022.)

New update with feature and bug fixes:

  • Feature: Added new option “Hide all filters except the first one” when using “Dependent” cascade filtering logic.
  • Bugfix: Fixed issue with multiselect filter.
  • Other small bug fixes.

Version 1.2.2 (20.07.2021.)

A minor update with improvement and some bug fixes.

  • Improvement: Removed view of purchase code on Activation tab.
  • BugFix: Fixed issue with dates in select-box for server-side tables.

Version 1.2.1 (03.06.2021.)

A minor update with a couple of bug fixes, and stability improvements:

  • BugFix: Fixed issue with enabled option for Number range slider.
  • Compatibility with WordPress 5.7.2 approved.
  • Other small bug fixes and stability improvements.

Version 1.2 (Released 22.12.2020)

A minor stability update including some patches for compatibility with WordPress version 5.6 and PHP 8.

Version 1.1 (released 29.06.2020)

A regular update with a couple of small bugfixes:

  • Improvement: Fixed issue with deactivating license.
  • BugFix: Fixed issue with double click on link values with turn on Hide table option.
  • Compatibility with WordPress 5.4.2 confirmed

Please note: Versions 1.1+ of the Powerful Filters add-on require the latest version of wpDataTables (version 3.0+)

Version 1.0.6 (released 19.03.2020)

A minor update with a couple of small bugfixes:

  • BugFix: Fixed issue with deactivating license
  • Other small bug fixes and stability improvements.

Version 1.0.5 (released 28.11.2019)

A minor update with a couple of small bugfixes:

  • BugFix: Addon is now compatible with jQuery 3.x.
  • BugFix: Fixed PHP notice for update of addon.
  • Compatibility with WordPress 5.3 confirmed.

Version 1.0.4 (released 15.04.2019)

  • Feature: New auto-update and plugin activation system. Make sure to re-acivate your purchase once again to make it work.
  • Small bug fixes and stability improvements.

Version 1.0.3 (released 12.12.2018)

Small bug fixes and stability improvements.
Compatibility with WordPress 5.0 confirmed.

Version 1.0.2 (released 30.08.2018)

Small bug fixes and stability improvements.

Version 1.0.1 (released 04.06.2018)

A regular update including a number of stability improvements and releases.

Version 1.0 (released 09.12.2017)

Initial version.


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