Hi again
I have searched the database and can not find an answer or solution to my question.

I have set up a number of categories to help users find what they want on my website. However once they have narrowed down the posts into one category it would be great if they could also narrow down the returned posts further by another category.

For example - a user searches for a walking track by general location and then wants to further search walks in their area by length of the walk. They are wanting to find a short walk in the east of our city.

Does anyone know how this can be accomplished?

Thanks

Richard

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rwagener Premium
I have spent a lot of time looking at this and have found a plug-in called 'Search and Filter' that allows searches and filters to be used on categories, tags and a whole raft of site details. Users are able to select which categories they want to select concurrently and it returns the relevant results.

I will see how it works and review it if it does as I believe it will.

The plug-in has more than 10,000 active installs, so reasonably widely tested.

I'll see how it goes but may add great functionality to my site.

Thanks

Richard
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Dreamer56 Premium
Richard I think this video from nathaniell might help you get where you want to go.
Tim
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rwagener Premium
Thanks. This is great training as always from Nathaniel but doesn't address the issues of searching on multiple tags / categories concurrently to narrow the search.
Appreciate your input however.
I think I have found a plug-in 'Search and Filter' that might do the job. I will give this a try and see if it works.
Cheers
Richard
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Dreamer56 Premium
Hope it works man. Let us know.
Tim
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rwagener Premium
O well - I guess we will find out. Will be a fantastic feature for me if it does.
Thanks for sharing.
Richard
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GailKing1 Premium
The only thing I can think of is when you first make a category, you have the category name, the "slug", and a description. There's also a drop-down box that asks what "parent" category it belongs under. SO - say your category is walking tracks...that could be your "parent" category. THEN, under that, you could have a category entitled "length of walks in _____" and list the area in your city. You'd have to do some research, though, to be able to answer their question within your website. Now - if you wanted them to be able to search further using Google, but from your website, there's a plugin called "custom Google search" which replaces the default WordPress search with a widget for your sidebar that you can customize for good looks.
Hope this helps!
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rwagener Premium
Thanks for the answer. It seems pretty tricky and I think that solution may end up being a bit cumbersome. I am already using subcategories and if I went with all the permutations I would end up with 100's.

I will look at the Google option but again it is probably not a funnel solution, more a general search option.
Really appreciate your thoughts though.

Cheers

Richard
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