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  • #20695

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    Hi there,

    I purchased the Ajax search pro plugin a while back now. I’ve been vigorously testing it on a staging version of my website. I have to say, I’m extremely impressed with it and it is the perfect match for my business.

    I just face one issue that maybe you could help with. I noticed that the filters are compatible and triggered through search only. The problem I face is when a user visits a wordpress category e.g. home & garden (the search bar and filters are showing via a sidebar widget) they are unable to just filter the existing results within that category, without having to trigger a whole new search by inputting keywords.

    Instead of the user having to search for a specific keyword, I would like the user to be able to visit a wordpress category and immediately filter the results within that category by tags or custom fields, without having to actually trigger a search by inputting keywords, simply filter the results of that existing category.

    The functionality would be much like any modern ecommerce website, where a customer visits a category then filters the results of that category by colour etc.

    To achieve this, I believe the plugin/widget would need to detect that the user is already in an existing wordpress category, and in some way autocomplete the category filter to mirror that. The search can be triggered without inputting any keywords. Therefore, if the user visits a wordpress category (home & kitchen) the plugin should detect this, so if the user then selects a filter (tag) and searches using the widget (even if keywords is blank) the search would be triggered to filter that category only,

    User visits category – filter results within that category only using widget filters (tag, custom fields etc.)

    I would really like to achieve this functionality with this plugin and would be happy to pay for custom work if necessary.

    I hope that makes sense, I found it hard to describe in email.

    Thanks very much,
    Paul

    #20700

    HI Paul,

    Thank you very much for your suggestion, we will definitely look into it. There are some limitations when it comes to archive pages, but nevertheless, it is definitely worth trying.

    There is no quick solution to this one, and unofruntately we cannot do custom jobs. I usually recommend this service, in case you are interested.

    Best,
    Ernest Marcinko

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


    #20706

    Participant

    Hi there,

    Thank you for the response. I’m a little disappointed though, I would have assumed this was a core function. At this point, I cannot use standard wordpress categories as there is no way for the user to filter them. On the other hand, I cannot use search terms as categories as this would be terrible for SEO. Google will not index search result pages, I need actual categories.

    Currently, if the user visits a category, they can only start an entirely new search and then filter those results. I want the user to be able to visit a category and filter the results within that category. I feel that’s a fairly standard feature for any website. A customer does not go into a category and do an entirely new search.

    Thanks very much,
    Paul

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