The SortStack also offers the option to sort items in ascending / descending order or categorise items:
Most importantly, whatever filtering or searching system you decide to use, it needs to be intuitive for end users and a good match for the type of website / content you are building. Too many searching or filtering options might prove too complicated or return results that are inaccurate. But at the other end of the scale, a weak searching or filtering system might be a turn-off for potential customers if it is too vague.
Analytics data can be a good way of determining how people are currently using your website and their navigational behaviour through the site.
You can also consider other methods of reducing large quantities of content into smaller ‘bite sized’ pieces. Components like tabs and accordions can offer a surprisingly effective way of categorising groups of content into collapsible subheadings.