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  • #1998

    Participant

    Hello.
    This relates to the ability to filter by Cat and Tag under ‘Advanced’.
    It would really help if you logged onto the site and saw what I have – but I’ll try to explain my theory now.

    I’m trying to build a sortable catalogue of Scooters/Motorbikes. I have originally intended to have WP Posts with various Cats/Tags. The addition of a WP plugin that allows Cats/Tags to WP Pages (http://wpthemetutorial.com/plugins/post-tags-and-categories-for-pages/).
    Look at the first test Post called Lexmoto Vienna.

    So on a page (not published) at http://www.biker47.com/bike-finder I hope to eventually have an Isotope grid of @ 400+ motorbikes. The user can then filter (multiple select if required) by Price, Manufacturer, CC etc and look at the results…

    But I cannot see the option to select the Taxonomy terms in the plugin.

    I suspect I’m being a noob, but I’d love it if I wasn’t… 🙂
    Could you look and advise please?

    Many thanks.

    #1999

    Hi!

    What you trying to achieve is far beyond the capabilities of this plugin, I’m afraid.

    The reasons:

    • ~400 item isotope grid needs insane amount of cpu power to handle. Isotope is very powerful, but not that powerful. 99% percent of your visitors computer would not be able to handle that.
    • ~400 items possibly with images will take dozens of seconds to load on a single page and again, will cost the visitor terrible amounts of Ram and time
    • As far as I can understand you are trying to filter results by multiple requirements (by price, color etc…) – that requires a lot of programming knowledge and a plugin designed exactly for your needs – in other words, there is no plugin available for doing this exact task. You might need to ask a freelancer to do this for you, he can maybe use the Related Posts Pro plugin code as well.

    I’m not saying this is not possible, but I’m certain that you need a custom made plugin for this task – I’m saying this out of my years of experience with wordpress.

    The best idea is probably to make something ajax-powered (like search engines, or some kind of ajaxy content), so the content of 400 bikes is not already loaded and taking up resources of the users computer.

    Usually I’m able to make some small changes to fit the plugin for the customers needs, but in this case I would need to rewrite it completely.

    I’m very sorry, but I think there is no way to configure the plugin the way you described. Perhaps you can still use it in your site as a simpler related posts widget.

    Best,
    Ernest Marcinko

    If you like my products, don't forget to rate them on codecanyon :)


    #2000

    As for the taxonomy terms, you can select them on the layout->filtering options panel: https://i.imgur.com/tgcdu8W.png

    You can also exlude them on the Advanced options panel.

    Best,
    Ernest Marcinko

    If you like my products, don't forget to rate them on codecanyon :)


    #2001

    Participant

    Ok. I appreciate the honesty.

    Ignore the quantity then, I can limit those?!

    Can the plugin recognise the WP Categories/Tags? And… the Custom Cats/Tags?

    Cheers

    #2002

    Participant

    I believe this isn’t working. Please logon to my site and confirm ;_0

    #2003

    You were right! The category and term exlusion is buggy! I messed it up with the previous update to codecanyon.

    Here, I attached a fixed version, it should display posts/pages correctly if some categories are excluded.

    Thank you for the bug report!

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    Best,
    Ernest Marcinko

    If you like my products, don't forget to rate them on codecanyon :)


    #2005

    Participant

    Not happening…. please double check me …

    #2006

    Strange enough, it’s working on my local server, but not properly on yours. I think it’s related to the pages with categories plugin, since I don’t have that installed.

    Let me make a testing environment with that plugin installed. I will get back to you as soon as I figure out how to make them compatible.

    Best,
    Ernest Marcinko

    If you like my products, don't forget to rate them on codecanyon :)


    #2008

    Hi!

    I think I finally got this working properly. I think it’s still a bit complicated, but I haven’t found any better solution yet for this.

    So basically on the layout options panel you can select which categories you want to exclude from the filter dropdown panel. So for example if you exclude “category 1”, then posts from category 1 can still be in the results list, however the “category 1” will not be visible in the filter dropdown list.

    If you exlclude “category 1” on the advanced options panel, then posts from “category 1” will be excluded – unless they are part of other categories as well. So if a post is part of the “category 1” and “category 2” as well, then it will show up unless you have both categories excluded on the advanced options panel.

    This may sound a bit complicated, but unfortunately I see no better way of doing this to fit everybody’s needs.

    I hope this version will work on your side as well.

    Best,
    Ernest Marcinko

    If you like my products, don't forget to rate them on codecanyon :)


    #2011

    Participant

    Hello.
    I was trying to test this and got an error – hope I’m not doing anything wrong…
    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘[‘ in /home/biker475/public_html/wp-content/plugins/related-posts-pro/includes/views/rpp.shortcode.php on line 151

    Version number doesn’t change so a little difficult to see if anything has actually changed?

    cheers
    (feel free to log on and check my work).

    #2012

    Nope, it was me again. Looks like my version control software likes playing games with me. It did not include the previous fix for php5.3 which already did earlier.

    This one I triple checked, should contain every change I made.

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    Best,
    Ernest Marcinko

    If you like my products, don't forget to rate them on codecanyon :)


    #2016

    Participant

    Hello Ernest.
    Ok so it’s back… Here’s my feedback.
    Very timely support – much better than more established developers 🙂
    This plugin is just way too complicated. Having options is great I’m sure, but the reality is the GUI layout is very confusing to a mere human like me.
    For example rather then to boxes where you are shown ALL the Cat.s to then EXCLUDE them – why not simply tick them on/off in one box? Imagine if I had hundreds to Categories!
    I still see posts/pages in my output that I’m not expecting – but accept that the way that you can search via type/Content (and numerous other options you provide) may well be the source of the problem.

    So having tried to wade through for a couple of hours I have given up. It is, still – just not seeing the standard WordPress Categories and tags (many, many other options which I guess are buried in the theme template, but of no use to me?!).

    I have no doubt that it’ll do what I want it to do – but I just don’t have the time or inclination to learn WP to that detail and learn your methodology.

    It’s a real shame because I still need the function, but it just didn’t work out.
    Regards

    #2017

    Hi!

    I appreciate your honest feedback, I’m sorry that the product did not fit your needs.

    I was afraid that the options interface will be a bit difficult to handle for some users, I’m struggling to find the balance between customizability and usability.

    The product is definitely going to change a lot in the future. On the bright side your license is valid forever , and I’m sure that one day you will make use of it, maybe for another project another time. Keep an eye on the updates, a knowledbase is being built as well, I’m not giving up on this project, I belive there is potential in this product.

    Since you have one of the first 10 copies of the product, I can’t let you get away without any satisfaction. I’m attaching one free copy of my other product, Ajax Search Pro for WordPress to this post, hopefully you can make some use of it. (you will need to unzip the package before installing, it contains documentation as well)

    Once again, thank you for your patience and feedback!

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    Best,
    Ernest Marcinko

    If you like my products, don't forget to rate them on codecanyon :)


    #2019

    Participant

    I’d agree that there’s potential – look at Essential Grid please. Their failing for me was that the sort options once an output has been achieved is that you can only sort by date/author etc. Wasting all that beautifully crafted cats/tags…

    Appreciate your freebie – I’ll take a look once my site is back from having been fatally broken by another developers plugin update 🙁

    All the best.
    Clive

    PS: since I’m here – would you be interested in looking at simplifying/modifying your principle for my site? It might do us both some good… I could contribute to the dev time.

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