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Filtering tag search results by category
This plugin looks excellent and I *think* it can do what I want…but I can’t get it to do it!
I have a Learndash site with multiple courses.
I use ‘topic tags’ some of which relate to content across the different courses. (Eg. ‘examples’).
If someone is in ‘course 1’ and clicks ‘examples’ then I want the search result page to pull up only tagged topics from ‘COURSE 1’. Since those are relevant to the course the user is taking. I don’t want it to also bring up a listing of topics that they don’t have access to from other courses!
I figured a way to do this might be to use a unique ‘category’ for all topics in ‘course 1’. I could call it ‘category 1’.
Is there a way then to filter the results once you click on the tag so that it just displays the relevant content?
Hope that’s clear.
PS I’ve been playing with the ‘child of’ setting but just can’t get it to pull any content up. The entire tag cloud doesn’t display when I put a numnber in.
Can you send over the URL to the site, seeing it should help me better understand what’s needed.
Thanks – I can do but you need an account. I can send you login details but is there a secure way I can privately get this to you?
It’s against the rules of the WordPress.org plugin support and this forum to ask for or accept any login information. It’s a pretty big rule and can result in termination of an account.
You could send over some screenshots which might help me figure out what’s needed.
OK, thanks for helping, really appreciated.
I hope this works – I’ve taken 5 screenshots and made a page here:
I’ve annotated each shot to explain. If there’s not a direct solution within your plugin, perhaps you know of a workaround?
I can’t see how others don’t face a similar challenge to my situation where topic tags span across multiple courses.
Really appreciate your help and suggestions.
Oh, the issue is the listing of courses you see after you click on a tag. Am I correct?
That’s a tag (term) archive. The list of posts shown on that page are generated by WordPress and then displayed by the theme. The plugin has no effect on that.
The plugin simply displays a list of tags.
Thanks – it’s not the listing of courses you see after you click on a tag that’s the issue, it’s the listing of topic posts you see after you click on a tag.
What I’m trying to achieve is a single course with all content tagged up and only that courses content linked to by the tag cloud.
So, would you know who or where I can go to for help?
The WordPress term (in this case a “Topic Tag”) archive will show all the posts (in this case that’s a custom post type named “Topic”) that have that term.
The “REVOD” tag is applied to both the “How to respond…” and “How to handle…” topics, so WordPress shows both of them.
By default WordPress does not take into account where you came from when you clicked a link to the tag archive, it always shows all the posts (topics) related to that term (topic tag).
Best approach would be to either contact LearnDash support to see if they have some method of achieving the functionality you need or hiring a developer who specialized in LearnDash to build the functionality.
In both cases, don’t focus on this plugin but instead on the functionality you need. In it’s essence this plugin is just a regular WordPress tag cloud that is styled to look more appealing than a regular plain text tag cloud. That look is something a developer can easily replicate for you in any other list of links, it’s just CSS code.
Thanks for your reply, that’s really clear and appreciated. Sorry for my misunderstanding.
OK, I’ll try to find a developer who might help. Thanks again for looking at this for me.Plugin Author WPKube
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