BP Profile Search 4.8 introduces the hidden filters feature.
Hidden filters are used within the [bps_directory] shortcode to build specific Members directories.
For instance, if you have a profile field (with ID 39) where Members can select their preferred pets (Cats, Dogs, …), you may want to build a directory showing only Members who prefer Cats. That’s easy, put this shortcode into an empty page:
Done! you have the directory of cat loving people.
You can build very specific Members directories using any number of hidden filters. All the search modes available to build search forms are also available as hidden filter types. See the Custom Directories page for additional details.