Support » Plugin: WooCommerce » Products – FILTER BY CATOEGORY – No more drop down

  • Resolved demetrioffr

    (@demetrioffr)


    WP 5.4
    WC 3.9.0

    When I go to my products and then my FILTER BY CATEGORY has changed from a drop-down to “Please enter 3 or more characters”

    How do I show my lists again this is so hard to filter now

    The only thing I did was add more Categories – Does it have a limit if so how to you make it more.. As this is nuts

    Thanks

    Rick

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  • Note – this is the ADMIN SIDE

    Plugin Support Hannah S.

    (@fernashes)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Hey there,

    Thanks for letting us know this dropdown is on the admin side!

    I checked my test site to see if I can replicate the problem – here’s what it looks like for me:

    Product dropdown
    Link to image: https://d.pr/i/YOPGbc

    Since I’m not seeing that search option, it sounds like you have a plugin on your site that’s adding that functionality. If you aren’t sure which plugin it is, I’d recommend disabling plugins until you find out.

    I have read on other Websites if you have more than 100 Catoegires it will do this..

    I’ll try to disable some plugins

    Ok I just did this test.

    Went to my Categories and had 120

    I deleted 20 of them to drop it down to 100 and my drop down came back

    Very odd. as if you are in the PRODUCT Page you still see the DROP down with 120 Categories on it

    Plugin Support Hannah S.

    (@fernashes)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Neat, thanks for sharing! It certainly makes sense from a usability perspective: 100+ items in a list is unwieldy.

    But just confused to why my 100+ list will show up on the PRODUCTS page to select the Category.

    But it won’t on the ALL PRODCUTS page..

    Just a bit odd

    I would like to have less than 100 Categories but not sure else how to sort them out..

    As I could use a TAG but there is nowhere in the ADMIN section to sort them out buy TAGS that I can find. So I had to do the Categories

    have a peak if you wish

    https://beachstickers.ca/

    Plugin Support Hannah S.

    (@fernashes)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Hey there,

    It sounds like you’re referring to the list on the wp-admin > Products page, vs. a list on your site itself. Could you please share a link to the exact page you’re referring to? A screenshot would also be great. Thanks!

    louiseh86

    (@louiseh86)

    Hi all, did anyone figure out a way around this?

    I have over 107 categories.

    louiseh86

    (@louiseh86)

    Hey @demetrioffr, I found something to fix this here:

    https://www.damiencarbery.com/2018/12/change-woocommerce-category-dropdown-to-static-list/

    You just have to put the code in the functions file, quite easy apparantly according to my colleague.

    
    /*
    Plugin Name: WooCommerce Category Dropdown in Products
    Plugin URI: https://www.damiencarbery.com/2018/12/change-woocommerce-category-dropdown-to-static-list/
    Description: Set the category dropdown to a static one in Products admin listing.
    Author: Damien Carbery
    Version: 0.1
    */
    
    add_filter( 'woocommerce_product_category_filter_threshold', 'dcwd_categories_dropdown' );
    function dcwd_categories_dropdown( $dropdown_cutoff ) {
    	return PHP_INT_MAX;  // Ensure that the threshold is never reached.
    }
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