Support » Plugin: A-Z Listing » Listing by last name

  • muhammadnan

    (@muhammadnan)


    We’re using author names like Adam John.
    We want the list to be categorized by last names in titles e.g”John”, not first name.

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  • Plugin Author Daniel Llewellyn

    (@diddledan)

    Hi,

    If you want to get going quickly I have a paid extension that does this, which helps to support development costs of the a-z-listing plugin, at https://a-z-listing.com/product/proper-nouns-extension/.

    However, if you are proficient with PHP then you can code this yourself using the following filters:

    concertravellers

    (@concertravellers)

    Hello,

    Question: can the extension also dodge articles such as the and a, an etc.?

    And if not, could it be done with the filters you suggested?

    Plugin Author Daniel Llewellyn

    (@diddledan)

    I’m not sure I understand the form of name you’re referring to and what the correct interpretation of those names would be.

    The extension is fairly naive in that it takes the last word of the title and indexes based upon that. If the last word is a known suffix that you specify, such as Jr. or Esq. or IV, then the extension will skip over the suffix and use the next word from the end to index the title.

    Currently the extension does not work correctly with last-name prefix, names of the form Pedro De La Rossa, where you might want it to be indexed for all of De La Rossa – in this case it will only index on Rossa.

    concertravellers

    (@concertravellers)

    I meant, if I want to index The Rolling Stones I want them to be under R and not under T.

    So I’m assuming the extension won’t work for them but it would probably work for The Beatles because the last word is the one I want to have it indexed under. Correct?

    Plugin Author Daniel Llewellyn

    (@diddledan)

    @concertravellers can you start a new thread for your question, as you’ve hijacked someone else’s question here.

    concertravellers

    (@concertravellers)

    Sorry @muhammadnan, that was not my intention!

    New thread here

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