I am looking to find a plugin that allows searching data built with Metabox, in particular I want the Custom Database Tables and MB Relationships in my search facets.
I saw you recommend SearchWP, which seems to allow searching in custom database table (and probably hence also in the MB Relationships?)
However, I am usually developing websites for non-coders, and they want a visual edit of the search facets and layout. SearchWP - while powerful - has zero "visual edit" mode for either search inputs (facets) or layout. So while I could code it, my clients would not be able to customise it.
Checking FacetWP, which seems to have nicer "user-friendly" edit and style GUI, does not seem to support custom database table.
WP Grid Builder, which would be the preferred one, does not support it at all.
Toolset, the second preferred search engine, as well is incapable of reading Custom Database Tables, or even any field from other plugins that is not bare simple text or number.
What is your suggestion?
It also needs to be somehow affordable, if I suggest a client to purchase Metabox, and FacetWP, and SearchWP, they won't have any funds left to pay my work 😆
Grateful for any input.