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Category live-search functionality when posting

  1. lilnigsta
    Member

    12345

    When adding categories to posts, it can be tedious searching the list. Having a live (not sure what to call it) search box, which would bring up the closest matches based off variety of criteria that you could stop typing at any time and select a number of categories.

    For example: If I wanted to add the category "example" to my new blog post, and I were to use this requested feature, here is how it would work. I'd use the categories "add" field (which in this case would be more like a search field) and I’d start by typing my search of "example" (my demonstration assumes slow-mo is on ;))...

    I'd type "e" and instantly the following results are displayed in the box below

    ed
    eddy
    edit
    emachine
    examine
    example
    exasperate
    expedition
    explode
    extradite
    extreme
    ex-wife

    then you type the next letter in your search "x"
    and it would further narrow your results to...

    examine
    example
    exasperate
    expedition
    explode
    extradite
    extreme
    ex-wife

    then you type the next letter in your search "a"
    and it would further narrow your results to...

    examine
    example
    exasperate

    then you type the next letter in your search "m"
    and it would further narrow your results to...

    examine
    example

    then you type the next letter in your search "p"
    and it would further narrow your results to...

    example

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    The beauty of this is that you can stop at any point and add whichever categories come up. You'd likely only type the first few letters of whatever you want to add. Plus it'd help when you are trying to figure out which categories you already have.

    I know it’s not a huge change, but it sure would give the overall feel of wordpress posting a much classier feel.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  2. Oscar Gonzalez
    Member

    12345

    I like this idea, kind of like the tags work right now... however, I think if you have that many categories, you might want to reconsider your structure perhaps.

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  3. Jen Mylo
    Key Master

    There are plugins that address category autocomplete.

    Posted: 4 years ago #

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    This is plugin territory