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Taxonomy Picker Plugin for WordPress

Updated on March 1, 2013

Allow Readers to Build Queries from Your Custom Taxonomies

Taxonomy Picker is a widget which you can include in your sidebar to help visitors build complex queries using categories and your custom taxomies. Full details are listed below.

For example on my site I use it to allow users to:

  • Find all posts containing the word Egypt within the Books category
  • Find all posts within the Magazine category which match "Valley of the Kings" in my "Where?" custom taxonomy which also include the word Tutankhamun

The example image shown is from a live implementation at Egyptological Online which you can use as a demo site to try it out in practice. In this site, I only show the plugin on certain pages - the example shown here is from the main Find page.

Taxonomy Picker Admin Screen (v1.8)
Taxonomy Picker Admin Screen (v1.8)

Custom Taxonomies Shown

Configuration of your widget

The Taxonomy Picker WordPress plugin includes a widget which can be displayed in any widget area on your site which shows a combination of your custom taxonomies and category. Each is shown as a dropdown so that your visitors can pick any value. Queries are built by combining these as an "and" operation. The widget also includes a free text search box.

The title of the widget is free text - just enter whatevet text of HTML you wish shown. The title you enter will be displayed within tags of class "widget-title". As of v1.8, you can also hide the text search box if you don't want it.

The widget itself can be configured to show or hide category and each custom category. Just tick the items you wish to show in the widget. The picture shows the top of the configuration panel for the widget in the WordPress admin dashboard. All your custom taxonomies will be shown in the list and available for you to pick but any can be hidden from your visitors.

As of v1.8 you can set a value for any taxonomy which will be the initial value for the widget. If the taxonomy isn't shown in the widget the value will still be passed and will be fixed so it becomes a fixed part of the final query with the reader only choosing from other taxonomies. If you scroll the section to the right, you can also set the sort order for the terms displayed for that taxonomy

Choose which categories are avialable to your visitors
Choose which categories are avialable to your visitors

Category Restrictions

On many sites you will want all categories to be available to your visitors and shown in the widget. Jus pick the "All" option. On segmented sites, you might want to select just certain categories in which case use the "Incl" option and enter a comma separated list of the category IDs you wish to show. For instance, if you have a News category you might wish to restrict the widget shown on this part of the site to query this category only.

Equally, I usually have a categeory of test posts which I wish to exclude. To do this use the "Excl" option and enter the IDs of the categories you do not want to be shown as a comma seprated list of IDs.

Pages are selected in a similar way but the idea is different: this controls where the widget is shown. If you want it to shown everywhere select All but you can also enter a list of page IDs to restrict display to certain pages. I use this to show different configurations of the widget on different parts of my site. If you need more than this you should consider using a plugin like Widget Logic.

Filter Hooks

I have started adding hooks, mostly by special request. I will probably move the documentation for these and the styling elsewhere sometime soon as this page is getting too big, but for now there is just one filter

tpicker-search-text

Use to set the text of the label for the search text. It should only be needed if you don't want it to the same as the text on the Search button (e.g. if you want to set that as Submit in the admin panel), or to override translation. It is applied immediately before application. Example:

add_filter('tpicker-search-text', 'my_tpicker_search_text');

function my_tpicker_search_text( $text ) {

    return 'Keyword Search Text';

}

Taxonomy Picker Highlights

Allow your readers to use dropdowns to build a custom query from your WordPress custom taxonomies

Taxonomy Picker Admin Screen - v1.5 admin screen

Taxonomy Picker Admin Screen (v1.5)
Taxonomy Picker Admin Screen (v1.5)

You will find the Taxonomy Picker admin screen in the new Kandie Girls section at or towards the bottom of the admin menu.

Pre-pack Taxonomies

If you are used to coding then you will now how to add your own custom taxonomies. The plugin will work with any you add.

As of v1.8, if you don't code then there is an option in the Admin to turn on an additional admin screen on which you can enable custom taxonomies just by ticking boxes. When saved, these will be available across your site. Hierarchical ones work like Categories; flat ones like Tags. Select the type you want.

Of course the exact name you want might not be avaialble in the pre-pack list. Chose the closest alternative and add a label of your own, which is what the user will see. For instance, I used the "writer" custom taxonomy for Photographer on one of my sites.

The admin screen for this section is very ugly at present. I will tidy it up but I wanted to get the functionality released and worry about prettfying it later.

Version History

Log of major changes

Version 1.13.8

Fixed bug in basic widget which was not working correctly on empty searches with included categories. It now shows a search with the included categories like the premium version. (It is debatable whether this is the obvious behaviour or not and maybe the premium version ought to have an option to ignore included/excluded categories on an empty search and use the specified URL instead.)

Version 1.12.0

Major changes to the beta/premium widget both to improve the code and remove bugs, but also to add post_type support. Also adds a [colophon] shortcode option - separate Colophon Plugin imminent for those who want it.

Version 1.10.1

Add tree view and a beta widget

Version 1.9.3

Add classes to items in term list. Top items have the class 'parent'; other items 'child'.

Version 1.9.2

Add filter 'tpicker-search-text' (see above)

Version 1.9

Fix post count bug. Add stylesheet.- but I haven't had chance to get everything into the stylesheet or do documentation yet - v1.9 was released early.

I have reworked the search text to add support for accents and rework the use of spaces. There may be further enhancements I can make to improve the basic text search - I will investigate over the next few days.

Version 1.8

A major update with several additional widget options incuding the ability to hide the search box. The order of taxonomies in the widget on the front site has been changed and is now alphabetical by label (rather than slug). In the widget you can now select the sort order of the terms for each taxonomy. You can chose between label (name) and slug, or even count, and whether ascending or descending.

The bigger change is that you can now set a value for each taxonomy. If the taxonomy is displayed it will be used as the initial value. If the taxonomy is not displayed it will be transparently passed through to the final WP query and restrict the final search. It means it is now possible to restrict your widget to search entirely within a value in another taxonomy.

Version 1.7.3

Admin screen now has override text for the Search button and for the ** All ** text to aid internationalisation. The bug with two words in the search text has been fixed, along with a number of other bugs.

Version 1.5.2

The plugin now comes with an options screen in Admin which allows you to define:

1) Whether the query is remembered - if you select this option then the combox boxes will populate with the query which has just been run (so long as the widget is displayed on the results page, e.g. is in a sidebar throughout your site).

2) The text used for ** All **. This includes using the taxonomy names as an options so if your taxonomies are Size and Color then you could have All Sizes and All Colors instead of the ** All ** used by the first version.

3) Whether to show the count alongside items. This isn't recommended (yet) for very large sites as I am not caching the query. That will come in v1.6 It works just fine and should be sufficient unless you have hundreds of posts and many entries in your taxonomies. So v1.5 good for hobby sites but if you are running an online shop you might prefer to wait for v1.6 for performance reasons - try it and see.

4) There was a problem that when ** All ** was selected everywhere that it depended to display a 404 Not Found on some sites. You can now specify the URL to use "URL if no selection" to use when ** All ** is selected for all options. Pick whatever best suits your site.

NB I had problems with the upload to the WordPress repository which skipped some new files. I have pushed out minor releases to catch them. Sorry if you have been affected. If you have v1.5.2 and still have problems, please delete the plugin and re-install from the Respository.

Version 1.3

Multiple bug fixes

Version 1.3

Fixes multiple keywords in the search and accented characters

Version 1.1*

Verson 1.01 was incompatible with WP3.1. This has been fixed in version 1.1 which adds no extra functionality. That will be for the next spot release over the next week or so.

Version 1.01 - not stable with WP 3.1

Fixed a PHP warning.

Added code to make all displayed text in the widget translable

Beta Premium Widget & Trees

(A toe in the water)

Updated 6 March 2012

Progress is continuing on the beta widget. My live site Egptological is now running the beta widget to increase the real world testing. I do keep finding and eliminating bugs so just be slightly cautious of the beta version still. If you ask for support and are using the beta version please say so.

When fully tested and complete then the additional options in the beta widget will become paid for items as part of a premium package including support. So only use the beta widget if you need it or are interested in a premium version. I stilll need to test all the combinations of settings.In the medium term I would like to develop the premium widget ideally by removing the search results from the URL and using cookies instead.

There is a tree option but it is problematic - I have terrible performance issues with it. I don't recommend the use of the tree option at present unless your taxonomies are very trivial and short.

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      Lee 2 years ago

      Are you still supporting this plugin ?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hello! thank you for this plugin!

      I'm using it as a filter on the "search results page" in a wordpress site, and I think there are some problems whit the "guest-author" filter; when I choose someone on the results are always the last posts, in order of publication time...

      Do you know what is happening???

      thank you!

      roberto

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I want to make this a two collum filter can somebody help me ! i am sorry if i sound silly is just i am new in to all this and i am stuck here

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Is it possible include/exclude custom taxonomy categories?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Nice, works very well!

      How do I remove the Taxonomy text over the menu?

      Now I have the text Category over the drop down menu, which name is category. (:

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      vitochocolate 4 years ago

      Hello, Sato using the widget in the basic version, but the search for taxonomies does not work ...

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      vitochocolate 4 years ago

      Hello, Sato using the widget in the basic version, but the search for taxonomies does not work ...

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      vitochocolate 4 years ago

      Salve, SAto usando il widget nella versione base, ma la ricerca per tassonomie non funziona...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hello, why I can not see new categories from taxonomy picker in my post manager? There is only basic categories from wp...how can I do that pls? thx for quick respond.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hello, why I can not see new categories from taxonomy picker in my post manager? There is only basic categories from wp...how can I do that pls? thx for quick respond.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow... I've used this plugin to great result. Very nice, glad to donate!!

      The only problem I'm having is that when I do a search choosing a category, the results page is broken... header/menu and footer. If I do the search using "Everything" instead of choosing a category, it's fine. Can you help me sort this?

      Thanks!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Any solutions ?

      Good day

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for the plugin! You have done an amazing job! But, just need your help one more time (I hope)...How can I change the names of the taxonomies? A mean..in the widget, when it says "property type", I need to says "Tipo"(from english to spanish)...is that a theme issue?? THANKS!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hello, i want to redirect to a specific page when users select "All items" and click on "search". Is it possible ? Thanks, good day. (sorry for my english, i'm french)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hello, i want to redirect to a specific page when users select "All items" and click on "search". Is it possible ? Thanks, good day. (sorry for my english, i'm french)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Kate Phizackerl1: hi Kate, i haven't figured it out a stable solution yet.

      could you help me to fix the problem?

      many thanks

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi Thanks this is a great plugin. The only difficulty I have is I dont seem to be able to get any content created by custom fields to appear. This seems to be the case on all of the pickers I've used.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi Kate,

      I am using your plugin and hoping for the Premium Paid version (2.0?). It is a unique tool but needs to go to that next stage. I hope that you have the time to do it!

      A question about Page Headings on the results produced.

      With the Beta/Premium version turned OFF a search produces an URL like:

      (can't add link because of your spam filter)

      and displays a page heading but does not properly sort the posts.

      With the Beta/Premium version turned ON the same search produces a URL like:

      (can't add link because of your spam filter)

      the sort issue is fixed but there is NO page heading.

      My theme creator (ThemeTrust:Clean) says:

      "it is due to the fact that "product" is not a category archive page. It is an archive for the custom taxonomy product. You'll need to modify archive.php to show the custom taxonomy term name in the pageHead div. You'll need to add another elseif to handle the custom taxonomy."

      The relevant archive.php code is:

      <?php elseif( is_tag() ) : ?>

      <?php single_tag_title(); ?>

      Can you suggest the code to replace these lines so that with the Beta/Premium sorting turned ON, Taxonomy Picker will pass the correct heading?

      Thank you.

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Paul

      The final step within the plugin is effectively this:

      $blog_url = apply_filters('tpicker_redirect', $blog_url);

      So if you use the tpicker_redirect plugin you can append whatever you want to the URI. If you want to combine the two then that will do it,

      However, you might be wanting to have TPicker search within the relevanssi results which I guess might mean that you want to limit what TPicker shows in the widget based on relevanssi results. That could be really painful to achieve, and I am not sure where one would start.

      So your needs are either very simply met, or it is very tough!

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Just not possible, sorry.

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: If *all* has been entered everywhere it will revert to the URI you specify in the plugin admin, so just edit that to be one which returns the results you want.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi Kate

      I think your plugin is exactly what I am looking for, but I can't work out how to do the following: I have 4 main categories, each containing a number of child categories. I want the user to be shown drop down boxes for the main categories and be able to select a child category in each to search in. I'm sure it must be possible but can't figure it out... Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm using relevanssi as my search plugin and then on the search results page I'm using the Taxonomy Picker widget to allow users to further sort their search. The issue I'm having is that I can't figure out how to add their query string into the Taxonomy search box. Any suggestions on how to do this?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Kate Phizackerl1: Kate, I think what Zo is asking is what I want to ask as well. After a user selected the proper taxonomy and hits the search button, when the results are shown is there a way to change the order? Right now it seems to be a random order and I'd like them sorted by the title. Is this possible?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Having an issue with nothing returning when all categories and such set to all and an empty query. Would like everything to return rather than nothing. Is there an easy way to fix this?

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: There is a filter which does what you need

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: WordPress gives the sum

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Kate Phizackerl1: Is there any status on this update? I use this plugin and I need to organize labels by importance. I can edit them and it works but after saving it, it then reorganized them by alphabetical order eliminating my preferred structure. Is there a way you suggest that can help me get around this?

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Yes. It is just a case of using a filter. I would tell you what but I am on mobile and cannot get FTP access right now.

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: The problem is that WordPress cannot handle date range queries via the UI which is used to keep the plugin stateless. Sorry. I know it would be useful.

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Not easily. I don't think there is a filter which would help, sorry

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi Kate,

      Thanks for the great plugin. Just wanted to know if its possible to have just one custom taxonomy be populated as radio buttons instead of the drop down select? What needs to be done if so?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      hello!

      i'm using your plugin in a multilanguage site, where the lang parameter is passed via querystring.

      but, sadly, using the taxonomy picker form to submit the search, the lang parameter is lost and the result page turn out to be in the default language.

      how can i add a lang parameter to the taxonomy picker querystring?

      thank you

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Kate Phizackerl1: Bummer. Thanks for your response!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Is there any chance you might add the ability to specify a date range as well?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Kate Phizackerl1: sorry im from argentina and my english is too bad. i try to explain better. When i select multiple categories (using ctrl key) in the results appers the sum of the posts with this categories... i need the post with thats categories in comun. The junction not the sum...

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Try the beta and fix the post type. If not then you may be able to add a filter to the query built just before it is passed back.

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You should be able to sort the order of taxonomies using a filter if you need to.

      I agree that Ajax would be nice but there are several problems. Firstly performance. It would need to perform a lot of database queries. The other problem with Ajax queries is if the user changes their mind there needs to be a way to wind back. How the UI would work for that is not obvious. At present the plugin (should) work with any theme. If I start adding query handling there is a danger it might not do so. My feeling is that if I do add Ajax I might do it within a compatible theme rather than in the plugin.

      I agree about sortcode though. Realistically it will have to have less functionality than the widget as otherwise it would get too cumbersome to use.

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I am sorry Gaston but I don't understand the question?

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: How selects display is down to your theme I am afraid. (CSS is actually very weak in this regard and you may need an extension with JQuery to get the effects you want.)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi Kate,

      Thank you for your plugin! One question we have for how the multi select displays on mobile devices. Rather than having the first couple of taxonomy options (like on a computer), it just says 0 Items and the user then has to click the ... on the right side of the bar to search more. Once they start selecting options, the 0 items populates to 2, 3 4, etc. items. We have received feedback that the 0 items makes people think there is nothing for them to search from and they do not continue to click through. Is there an area that I can change what this text says? Even, "0 Items Selected" would work.

      (daniels.du.edu/news)

      I appreciate your help!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi kate, You have a very useful plugin but i need your help about something... i use "combobox type" in "Multi" for multiple category select but the results are: Category 1 select + Category 2 select... and i need results with this categories in comun...

      Post1: Category 1

      Post2: Category 1

      Post3: Category 2, Category 1

      Filter taxonomy: Category 1 (ctrl) + Category 2

      I need this result: Post3

      Actually this result: Post1, Post2, Post3...

      Thxs a lot

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi Kate. You have a very useful plugin and will likely become an overwhelmingly HUGE success for you if you are willing to give in to some of the pressures of feature requests.

      Some ideas/requests:

      1) I would like to display the taxonomy dropdowns horizontally on the results page. I've been able to work with CSS to make this happen with taxonomy picker, but it's not the most flexible...

      2) Ajax-enabled picker. If I have 2 taxonomies named Make and Model, I should be able to select B-u-i-c-k from the Make taxonomy and see only B-u-i-c-k options of Enclave, LaCrosse and Lucerne in the Model dropdown - rather than seeing Impala, Pinto, LaCrosse, Enclave, etc. I understand that each dropdown would need to be repopulated on the fly and I've seen this done very well using Ajax.

      3) Ajax-enabled picker on results page. I see this feature is enabled in a new plugin called WP Ultimate Search. Unfortunately, item #2 above is not implemented in it either... but the results page being dynamically refreshed after each taxonomy selection is a really sweet feature. Here is a nice example I've seen: bookit.com/vacations/?tripType=package

      4) With respect to item #3, there needs to be a shortcode to display taxonomy picker in any page. I can definitely create a widget area and modify theme templates to do this (as I did), but a shortcode would be very helpful. All I want to do is display the dropdowns horizontally at the top of a page. :S

      Now I have a question and maybe it will become item #5! After setting up taxonomies my client decided he wanted them sorted differently... I already had a taxonomy sort plugin installed, but it only allows sorting the terms of a taxonomy. I see no way of sorting the actual order of each taxonomy dropdown. Is there a way?

      Thank you again Kate. You're on to something with this plugin. Extremely needed!

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      MatCauthon 4 years ago

      Very helpful... not what I was looking for but it has the potential to do what I want. ~0~

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi there, thank yo for this great plugin - just wondering, how do I limit this to search only one custom post type?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Kate Phizackerl1: We ae really anxious to use your plugin, but our site administrator will not install it for all of us until the compatibility states that it will work on 3.5.1. Do you have an estimate of when the compatibility notation will be updated. Thanks.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Plugin is Awesome! Thank you so much Kate!

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Yes, in the widget you can fix any section you want (for custom taxonomies). For categories it goes further and you can have an included or excluded list. I use that on my own site.

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: BTW the pretty link is a good idea. I will have a look at that. Cookies is one option for the future but not all users allow cookies so a redirect might be neater. Thanks for the cool idea.

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks Catherine,

      Yes the plugin is still supported and I will get a release out to say it runs on 3.5.1 - it does of course. I am at present building a new home for it which is something that is holding back plans for better documentation etc. It is taking time because I am also building a custom theme.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you for the plugin.

      Is it possible to have the option for the user to only select specific sections to search, instead of the default being ALL and then selecting an option from each of the post types?

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: In your theme's functions.php

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Looks good. The new site will showcase some love examples so that is great, thx.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Kate Phizackerl1: Wherabouts would I add this?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hey there - Just a BIG thank you for this plugin. After searching for an entire day I finally found Taxonomy Picker. I've just made a small contribution and hope you continue development. I would certainly pay for a premium version. I haven't read your numerous comments so apologies if I am repeating a request here - It would be great if the final results page ended with a pretty URL - e.g. example.com/category-categoryname/tag/tag name - That would be awesome. There is another plugin I trialled called "cat + tag" that offered this but didn't offer what yours does.

      I notice it also states it is not compatible with V3.5.1 - I am running on 3.5.1 and all seems cool so far.

      PLEASE continue development of this!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Kate Phizackerl1: www.guletboat.net can you check it please?

      i think theme working good :/

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Kate Phizackerl1: Hi Kate, would you help me get this working on pages, am happy to pay you.

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You can change the label for categories in widget. For everything else you need to change the label on your custom taxonomies when you regsiter them. If you are using Taxonomy Picker to do that (enable prepack taxonomy support in the plugin settings) then just change your labels there. If you use some other plugin to create them then it should have a similar option.

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: The most likely issue is that you need to refresh your permalinks. If that doesn't fix it, most likely problem is a theme bug; least likely is a plugin bug (although still possible of course). To test 2 and 3 try entering queries manually to see whether your theme handles them correctly eg. /?yacht_budget=0-800 If your theme doesn't handle that correctly it is either the theme (or permalinks); if your theme handles that correctly then we suspect the plugin. In which case turn the remember option on and please post the full built URI that will show me what is happening.

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Sorry Zo, not sure what you mean?

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: It will search whatever your theme is set up to search from URI queries: all it does is build a URI query for your theme to handle.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi,

      This is so close o what I need, is there any way to get this bad boy to search pages aswell as taxonomies?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi again Kate, is there anyway to use taxonomy picker to filter/sort search results after the results have been queried to a certain page?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      hi kate, i have a problem :(

      my search form if choose all fields working good. but when i choose just one field not working and link changed like that:

      exmple 1: choose all fields: /?yacht_budget=0-800&yacht_cabins=5-7

      example 2: choose one field: /yacht_budget/0-800 this one is not working. how can i fix it? :(

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi Kate,

      your plugin is great, but I'm such a newbie and I cannot understand how can I set personalised labels on the dropboxes. Could you please help me?

      Thank you in advance.

      Regards, C.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Boheema: I am an idiot. I forgot to add the single spaces after my labels. Thanks for the help!!!

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      Boheema 4 years ago

      @Kate Phizackerl1: I have checked the labels. I did change them from your labels to my own.

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Just to check your labels are Topics and Colour and your punctuation is : (colon)? If not the code needs to be edited with your own labels and punctuation.

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks. The problem is keeping the user interface simple while allowing the flexibility some people want. Drag and drop is the aspiration though.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Kate, I have attempted to use the following code to order the drop down windows, however, they no longer show results. All that is shown in each window is ()

      add_filter( 'tpicker_taxonomies', 'my_tpicker_taxonomies' );

      function my_tpicker_taxonomies( $old_taxies) { // Filter taxonomy order

      foreach( array("Topics:", "Colour:") as $tax_label) {$new_taxies[$tax_label] = $old_taxies[$tax_label];}

      return $new_taxies;

      }

      Please let me know if I am doing something wrong. As far as a paying version, I have the following input for you. The appearance order of the taxonomy windows should be adjustable via drag and drop. Also, the main key to making this a solid premium plugin is that the results must dynamically filter as a user selects them. For instance, in a directory if I select "California" in the top taxonomy, the only selections that should appear below it are those actually sharing California as an assigned taxonomy.

      Thanks for the great plugin. Will happily pay for a premium version once you release it! Good work deserves compensation.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great plugin, though I modifed some stuff for myself, I'd recommend you to allow "us" (users) to set up their order of labels, for example I want 1-2-3-4-5 as 5-3-2-1-4 etc.

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Yes. You'd need to use filters though.

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: The priority is to build a better home for the plugin so that I can make the premium plugin paid for - that will pay for the development which it needs like Ajax. So yes, but its not imminent.

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Your theme is handling the query so the problem is almost certainly within the theme not the plugin.

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: add_filter( 'tpicker_taxonomies', 'my_tpicker_taxonomies' );

      function my_tpicker_taxonomies( $old_taxies) { // Filter taxonomy order

      foreach( array("Topics:", "Colour:") as $tax_label) {$new_taxies[$tax_label] = $old_taxies[$tax_label];}

      return $new_taxies;

      }

      My taxonomies are Colour: and Topics: and this reverses them. You will need your labels (including punctuation (which may be a trailing space)), rather than mine.

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      @anonymous: When the shortcode gets written it will be tpicker - although I cannot really see why one would be needed.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I found the shortcode is supposed to be [tpicker] however it does not seem to be working. Any ideas?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Is there a shortcode for this plugin or can this be called into a page instead of sidebar widget?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi

      Can you please tell me how to order fields in Widget? Is there a simple way? I'm using it for WooCommece drop-down attributes filter, and I wish to order them differently.

      Is there some plugin that would handle that or some css trick?

      Thanks

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I've noticed , after using your plugin that on o simple query. For example in the drop down menu :

      A-Europa

      a Italy

      b Spain

      c France

      B America

      a Bla bla

      i select c, the plugin retourns the 404 page.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi,Kate

      Seems you have a great plugin here,

      Does this plugin have support for post types? does it work with woocommerce products in a similar way as their layered nav widget extension, or are you planning to work towards that? do you have any plans to add ajax?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Can you have different versions of this plugin that each limit search results to a specific post type?

      Or maybe include post type as a filter in the widget itself?

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      Kate Phizackerl1 4 years ago

      I am back online. Installing the plugin on an empty site I have found a few PHP warnings so I am clearing those for release in the next edition. I have an idea how multi select might be included so I may have a play with that as well.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Kate Phizackerl1: Hello,

      I really like your plugin... was not easy to adapt to my template due to I have to create new files and edit others to understand well multiple-queries but now is working perfectly.

      However for my design would be very very good if is posible to change the multiple-select attributes to multiple-checkbox. Is just to adapt well to my design.

      How difficult is to change this? I mean is necessary to change all the plugin code or just change "select" to "checkbox input" is something easier you can help me before you upgrade the plugin?

      Thank you very much!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Greg - WordPress doesn't support range queries in the URI so this is not possible at present, sorry

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: That is a standard option in the admin

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Yes it is still live.

      I was hacked and that has been taking up the time but I am graduallly catching up with things again

      Kate

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Awesome plugin, are you able to tell me if this plugin will continue to be updated with new updates of Wordpress? I would like to donate, but would like to make sure that it will serve its purpose as future updates of Wordpress happen? Thanks again.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'd like to make a field where the taxonomy is a number. These taxonomies could range anywhere from 0 to 400,000, but I would like the search select options to be 0-100000, 100000-200000, 200000-300000 etc. How do I do this?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hey! great plugin :)

      Is there anyway to remove the brackets and numbers displayed next to each choice in the drop down boxes?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi Kate, first of all, thanks for a great plugin. As a complete WP novice it's helping me to build a custom search panelfor a disabled travel site I've wanted to make for a long time.

      Some feature requests:

      1) As others have requested â the ability to change to order of the list of pull-downs on the site's front end;

      2) The ability to add dividers or headings within lists of taxonomy values would be really good as well as the ability to actually change the order of the values (drag and drop perhaps?)... ie:

      USA---------------

      New York

      Los Angeles

      Australia----------

      Sydney

      Perth

      UK----------------

      London

      Etc

      3) It would be cool to have a shortcode for the widget to be entered anywhere on a page/site.

      Thanks, Jamie.

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      DoranBaker 4 years ago

      Great Script...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      how to disply search form not is sidebar?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      hi there !!

      thanks for that great useful and handy plugin !!

      looking for a way to reorder the categories (currently they come up orderd by category name), how could that be possible ??

      regards,

      raphael

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Don't modify the stylesheet for the plugin or that will be overwritten when a new vresion is released. You should modify your theme stylesheet if you have your own theme - or create a child theme if not.

      For styling the elements are children of #taxonomy-picker so just style the relevant form tags

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Axl

      My sites were targetted by hackers. I want to completely wipe and rebuild my laptop and with Christmas coming I'm not going to be able to deal with this for some time. I can post up a workaround if you need it. I'm not sure why it is happening though.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: The easiest is to modofy your theme to add new widget areas

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great plugin.

      As Martijn said, i am also looking for styling of this widget. And is it possible to place this widget at some other location other than sidebar ? If i can, can you please mention the code

      Thank you

      Kris

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi,

      your plugin in is working very well for me so far, have just 2 questions for you:

      1. I see at the top of the page that you customised the colours of the plugin, changed the background etc. How do I do that? I can't find any colour settings in the css file. I would like it to fit better in the layout of my website by adjusting the color.

      2. In the searchfield, is it possible to preset a searchterm already. Right now the box is empty, but I would like it to state Size/Height/Width. As this is important for the product people need to search on my website.

      Thanks a lot already

      Martijn

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: found maybe a bug

      was searching and found a solution

      even if my slug is in small letters, the search request takes the capital letter an crates

      /wordpress/?Suedamerika=argentinien&silverghyll_tpicker=Suedamerika=argentinien

      if i now change this to

      /wordpress/?suedamerika=argentinien&silverghyll_tpicker=Suedamerika=argentinien

      it works