"Is this a sorting requests?"
"you want to show the featured items first or just a few of these?"
I want to show 4 featured items out of a total of 10 items.
"How would you decide which and how many to display?"
In the current filter, searches are done by keywords, Price range article field and tags.
If the user is looking for a business from a certain industry (the industries are tags), let's say Food and restaurants, the EL filter should display 10 items of which 4 should be fetured that have that tag (Food and restaurants) and 6 should be from items that ar not featured.
If the search results are on several pages, let's say I have 40 items, then on the next page the first 4 businesses should be items that have fetured status but displayed randomly and the other 6 items that do not have fetured status should be the continuation of the first 6 which are on the first page and so on
The same idea should be used if the user uses price range. This time we do not take into account the industry but only the price.
But if the user uses industry (tags) and price range (Article List Field), the sorting should be done according to both criteria. If the items that have fetured status and respect these criteria are not more than 4, then display any other item that respects one of the two criteria or neither
This is the link of the site where we want to have such a filter