I’ve been using Algolia for a little over a week and I’m finding it really great. I’m using it for a filtered list of courses but something that’s struck me is that it would be really nice to use it on an array of ‘events’ i.e. lectures, tours, gigs etc.
I can get all of our events into a single JSON file and can also stamp them with a unix date. I can also output the date as a text in the JSON e.g. ‘Jan 2019’ or ‘Thursday, January 23 2021’ etc.
Has anyone tried using Algolia for a list of events? I guess I could use the text ‘Jan 2019’ dates as facets but my question…
- I’m a little unsure as to how I could order the faceted dates i.e. ‘Jan’, ‘Feb’ isn’t alphabetical There would be the year to contend with too of course.
Any pointers would be great. I’ll post back if I figure something out in the meantime.