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Demano - Filtering for JQuery


Copyright (c) 2014-2018 Mike Baranski

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

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Demano is a JQuery plugin to assist multiple filtering options on a page. The general idea is that you create groups of filters and have a number of objects on the page that have CSS styles applied to them based on the filter selections. See the local demo for an example.


There are 2 easy demos, to see this in action you can view the lcoal demo or you can see an interactive demo at


bower install demano to install, then include jquery.demano.js in your script. Make sure you also include JQuery.

Use demano by putting all your filters and filterable items inside a containing element with an id, and then do $("#container_div_id").demano()

That's it.



npm -i jquery-plugin-filtering

Include the file jquery-plugin-filtering/js/main/jquery.demano.js

Bower - deprecated

bower install demano

Install however else you choose. The only dependency is jquery.demano.js in the js/main directory of this repo.


Demano filters act on groups of filterable elements. Each element with the filterable class may also specify any data-something attributes with values to be filtered on.

Filters are created in groups, with each group filtering on a specific data- attribute. For filters, a checkbox is created and given the following attributes:

  • data-attribute
  • data-value
  • data-group

Filters with the same data-group are logical OR filters when multiple ones are selected. Filters with different data groups can be though of as AND filters when filters from more than 1 group are selected.

The filter, when checked, will find all of the filterable elements with a matching attribute. Giving multiple filters with the same group creates a logical OR condition. That is, if 2 filters are created with data-group="cats", data-attribute="category" and data-value="Group 1" for the first and data-value="Group 2" for the second, it would match all filterable elements that have data-category=="Group 1" || data-category="Group 2".

	  data-value="Group 1"
         data-value="Group 2"
<div class="filterable" data-category="Group 1"> a </div>
<div class="filterable" data-category="Group 1"> b </div>
<div class="filterable" data-category="Group 2"> c </div>

See the lcoal demo for an example.

Configuration Options

The following options are available. Pass them as an object to the demano function, or use the (IMO) sensible default values

Option Values Default Value Description
filter_class String filter Class of the checkboxes that contain the filter definition
filterable_class String filterable class of the checkboxes that are filtered
attribute_name String attribute Name of the attribute that this filter uses to find the filterable attribute to search
value_name String value Value to match. In other words, with attribute_name above this is what the attribute value equals
group_name String group The group name of this filter to create logical OR conditions with other filters that have the same group
toggle_class_matched String on Class to assign to filterable elements that are matches
toggle_class_nomatched String off Class to assign to filterable elements that are not matches
debug_element_id String null ID of an element to display the JSON value of the current filter state. Helpful for debugging and defaults to null. The lcoal demo uses this feature
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