In a hierarchical taxonomy structure, filter by the father and get only the son

  • fabricase
    Participant
    2 years, 6 months ago #19705

    Hello Patrice, not sure if this is a custom work request or if there is a way to reach our goal with your settings.

    Basically we have a hierarchical tanonomy structure and we want to filter by the father, getting the child as suggestion.

    We did a short video so that is easier to understand eachother -> https://www.loom.com/share/8e1048c920d94fe7b7b1a327ca65dd5b

    Thank you,
    Fabrizio

    wpsolr
    Keymaster
    2 years, 6 months ago #19706

    You should first configure your filters in screen 2.4, and add the widget to your side bar(s) so you can see them on all your archive pages selected in screen 2.1

    The /wpsolr page shown in your video is the deprecated WPSOLR search template. Try /?s= (search archive), or your other archives instead (CPT, categories, terms…).

    fabricase
    Participant
    2 years, 6 months ago #19739

    Hi Patrice,

    I did some tests and this is what I got:

    1. I got that filters can only be used in archive pages or Search Results page, that means pages where there are already results.
    It seems not possible to have a single page with a search bar (classic WordPress) and the filters (that is what we need and what seems to be implemented in your example https://www.cartochrome.com/).
    2. It seems that filters only appear if some CPT is indexed. If I index only taxonomy terms, the filters do not appear. As I explained in the video, we just need to type taxonomy terms, and click on one live suggestion to land on that archive page (your ‘Suggestion content’), so we do not need any CPT indexed.
    3. It seems that filters only apply to the results, not on the live suggestions as we asked in the ticket.
    If I had not been clear:
    – Is it possible to filter the live suggestions (the ones shown below the search bar) through a filter?
    – If the live suggestion are hierarchical taxonomy terms, is it possible to filter them by parent taxonomy terms (fathers, that in our example are cities)
    In the video it is explained the problem, but maybe my English is not enough to be clear ?
    4. About archive pages where the filters can be used, in screen 2.1 I can only select Categories, not Custom Taxonomy (this is what we use)

    If the previous statements are wrong and you need to know what my set up is, I will willingly show you what I actually did.

    PS: we got a problem of more than 8000 draft pages created, do you maybe know this error? Could it maybe be due to WPSLR?

    fabricase
    Participant
    2 years, 6 months ago #19740

    Ps. The 8000 draft pages have title: Search Results and slug: ssearch-original (with double ss). PLease be informed that my template for search result page is named ‘Search Original’

    wpsolr
    Keymaster
    2 years, 6 months ago #19741

    1. WPSOLR is working for WP archives indeed. With exceptions for which extensions were built (MyListing, Listify, Toolset Views…).

    wpsolr
    Keymaster
    2 years, 6 months ago #19742

    2. To see taxonomies in suggestions, you need to index them in 2.2, then create a suggestion of type “Grouped results” with the taxonomies selected to be displayed.

    wpsolr
    Keymaster
    2 years, 6 months ago #19743

    3. Live suggestions do not contain filters. It is a feature by design.
    I know other SaaS search do that, but this is mostly because they cannot integrate to the standard WP search template, and so has to use Javascript to put the whole search in suggestions.

    wpsolr
    Keymaster
    2 years, 6 months ago #19744

    4. Selecting categories in 2.1 should also select custom taxonomies.

    wpsolr
    Keymaster
    2 years, 6 months ago #19745

    5. Remove the “search-original” template name in 2.1. You do not need it, as you will use your own WP archive/search templates.

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