[Plugin: rootsPersona] Surname Index (5 posts)

  1. k.gray
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Me again!

    The Person Index is a little overwhelming and I've linked to the main ancestors in a widget in the sidebar, but I'm wondering if there's a way to create a surname index? I ran across this website in my own family research, I'm thinking something like this - http://woodvorwerk.com/vorwerk/surname_index.htm

    Just as an FYI for other users, the Theme My Login in plugin has been great for letting relatives easily create accounts to see living relative info.

    Thank you, loving rootsPersona!


  2. ed4becky
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'll add it to the enhancement list!

  3. k.gray
    Posted 4 years ago #


  4. RobinBull
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, new poster here,
    In a similar vein to k.gray’s request for a surname index, I’d like to filter the person index page by surname. This is because obviously anyone else researching either my mother’s or my father’s family lines won’t really be interested in the other. I’d like to put menu items in the main header menu one for my mother’s side and one for my father’s side, but I think this would be standard WordPress stuff once I have a way to filter the person index page e.g. by passing criteria via a shortcode.
    Also, I have read that in the current WP version categories cannot be assigned to pages – only posts can be categorised. It seems in WordPress when dealing with lists of things posts rather than pages is the intended approach. Page categorisation may be implemented in the future. In the meantime, I wonder if it would be possible (or even appropriate) to have RootsPersona use Posts rather than pages? That would mean k.gray’s requested name index could comprise a category list, each category being a surname.
    RootsPersona is great!

  5. ed4becky
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the feedback.

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