This PRO exclusive facility is useful when you want to place a WCPT table navigation form anywhere on your site (for eg: on the homepage), and make its results appear on the Shop page when the form is submitted.
Please note this is only possible when you have replaced the product grid on your shop page with a product table using the archive override facility.
Using form_mode=”true” on any WCPT table shortcode will hide the product table, leaving just the navigation section visible. To complete its form look, you can also add the ‘Apply / Reset’ element in the table navigation section.
When the visitor selects values in this form and submits it, they will be redirected to the shop page where the product table will show results based on options they selected in the form.
Please remember that the filters in the form should be a subset of the filters on the shop page. If the site visitor selects filters in the form that are not available on the shop page, then those filters will not be applied to the results on the shop page. So while you can have more filter options on the shop table, you should not have less filters on the Shop page than on the form. For example, if you have a Price range filter in the form, then you need to have a Price range filter in the Shop table as well, otherwise the price range will not be applied when the user tries to select a price range in the form.