Dynamic Dropdown lists for Categories, Sub-Categories, Posts! (7 posts)

  1. DrHell
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Greetings people!

    I'm using WordPress 3.5 as CMS to develop my personal website.

    The reason I'm writting, is that I need a way to implement a code or plugin to allow users to navigate through posts using dependent(chained) dropdown lists.

    In other words I would like 3 dropdown menus to be dynamically populated based on the selection chosen in the previous dropdown lists.

    This would consist of:

    Dropdown 1: Category *
    Dropdown 2: Sub- Category *
    Dropdown 3: List of posts in Sub-Category *

    *Dropdown 1 would be pre populated with categories.
    *Dropdown 2 would list the sub categories of menu 1 based on the user selection.
    *Dropdown 3 would list the posts in the sub category chosen in menu 2.

    To help you understand further, in my website I have the Category "TV Series" which has as sub-categories(child) other series, like "Dexter", "CSI:Miami" etc.
    Series also have other sub-categories(child) the number of seasons, like "Season 1" "Season 2" "Season N". Each season contains the appropriate posts.

    The Hierarchy is like this:

    Tv Series

    --Season 1
    --Season 2
    --Season n

    --Season 1
    --Season 2
    --Season n

    So for example the dynamic dropdowns I would like to use are the following:

    Dropdown 1: Select TV Show (Category)
    Dropdown 2: Select Season (sub-category)
    Dropdown 3: Select Episode (posts)

    I would really appreciate if you could help me with the matter as I was searching the web for the past few days without any results.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. robertallen
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I know this post is 4 months old, but I, too, need an answer for this. Does anyone have a solution?

  3. bipintulo
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes !! i have a plug in .

    Do send a message on facebook about this?


    Then i will send you that plugin

  4. caioxavier
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I also need something like this and it's surprisingly difficult to make it work in wordpress dinamically, without having to use a lot of conditionals or custom category templates.

    I created another topic asking for help, if you wanna check my situation: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/help-with-category-page-2?replies=5

  5. anotherwpguy
    Posted 2 years ago #

    HI caioxavier,
    I looked at your site but did not see any dropdown/ajax search forms. Can you please share the information on how you did it?

    were you ever able to solve this issue? I am also looking for a solution for this.

  6. brent.astronaut
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @robertallen did you find a solution to this?

    im looking for one myself.

  7. robertallen
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No, I'm afraid I didn't. Sorry.

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