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How to make a category filter page (5 posts)

  1. harryboyne
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am running a school revision website using WordPress MU 3.1 with BuddyPress (which is currently under construction). This is of three schools, three years and about 15 subjects.

    I need to have a way of a student selecting their school, year and subject they want and all the necessary posts should appear. I was thinking of having them all as categories, I just don't know how to do the filter page.

    As this is on BuddyPress, I have set the site up so that, on signing up, one must enter their school and year (and can change it later), so can we have it filter using that maybe?

    Failing that, maybe have something like what Comet.co.uk has - choose an option on the left sidebar and you'll see what happens
    http://www.comet.co.uk/c/Laptops/Laptops/1954

    Please let me know if you have any ideas.

    Thanks in advance,
    Harry

  2. Samir Bharadwaj
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The Taxonomy Drill-Down plugin does what you need, if I understood you correctly, filtering posts based on multiple taxonomies.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/query-multiple-taxonomies/

    I'm guessing you're ultimate need to supply BuddyPress users with a filtered list of posts based on some of their details could also work by assigning them to groups. See:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-registration-groups-1/

    and also the general list of related group plugins:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tags/groups/

  3. harryboyne
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks Samir, have used the Taxonomy Drill-Down plugin.

    Not sure how to do the filtered list though, added the plugin suggested but it just allows people to join groups on joining - is there anything to actually filter out the posts?

  4. satbulsara
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    is there any way to do this with pages?

  5. gobanana
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I build a plugin WP-Filters that I think might do what you're looking for, or at least get you a little bit closer. I have not tried it out for buddypress but it might give you a starting point.

    Check it out here: http://gobanana.ca/wp-filters

    The plugin is still in the early stages, but I am constantly plugging away at improving the functionality. I'd love for you to try it out and if you like what you see rate it in the WordPress directory (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-filters/). I love getting support from users of the plugin. It's exactly the extra kick I need to keep working on it.

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