I'm trying to filter using supersearch and checkboxes. Multiple checked checkboxes should create a get parameter like &myfield=value1&&value2. However, when I submit the form it escapes characters and fails to work.

Here's the bit of code with the checkboxes. It's a bigger form, but isolating this block won't work either:

<form method="get" action="/destinations/search">
    <fieldset class="amenities">
        <h3>Filter by feature</h3>
            <input type="checkbox" name="amenities[]" value="{option:value}">
    <input type="submit" class="update" value="Update results">

The resulting url gives something like: ?amenities%5B%5D=barbecue&amenities%5B%5D=car-essentials

In the example I'm using low_options but I've also tried simply coding the fields. Am I missing something obvious? This is the last piece of a big project and has me scratching my head over and over.

Thanks in advance!!

Best, Santiago.-


1 Answer 1


Super Search works best as a POST form. GET forms are more limited. As mentioned in the docs (http://www.solspace.com/docs/super_search/post_get_or_template/):

GET does have it's limitations. As mentioned above, it is impossible to pass search arrays via GET.

Try using method="post" instead for your form.

  • That solves it. I'm still trying to figure out of a way to chain the values this way: value1&&value2 instead of value1+value2, but I guess that's for another question.
    – Farmer1
    Dec 11, 2014 at 8:29
  • Try adding && after each of your checkbox values. Eg. value="toothbrush&&"
    – Solspace
    Dec 11, 2014 at 14:29

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