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Abilitiy to select from multiple vocabularies and terms for the taxonomy widget.

As an admin, I would like to create a taxonomy widget for one vocabulary that only includes items that are tagged with terms in that vocabulary AND term(s) from a second vocabulary. For example, programs that are tagged with country terms from the Country vocabulary plus the "summer" term from the Academic Term vocabulary. This would eliminate from the display any items that are tagged with (1) Australia and Fall or (2) France and Full Year. It would include programs that are tagged with (1) Australia and Summer or (2) France and Summer, etc.
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  • I would just like to restructure what I read above for some clarification. In the example above you have

    Country (vocab)
    • Australia
    • France


    Academic Term (vocab)
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Full Year


    posts on site

    • Post1 (Australia, Fall)

    • Post2 (France, Full Year)

    • Post3 (Australia, Summer)

    • Post4 (France, Summer)


    LOP Widget with Taxonomy with settings Country(Australia, France) Term(Summer)
    • Post1 (Not Shown)

    • Post2 (Not Shown)

    • Post3 (Shown)

    • Post4 (Shown)


    I think I just restructured what you said above, does this look right?
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  • Adding some notes from an email regarding this issue.

    The taxonomy filter function is currently set up so that if I have two vocabularies, I can choose to sort items by one of those. I think the easiest way to think of it is similar to what you would see on an ecommerce site. Say I wanted to filter shirts. Right now, with the platform's functionality, I could have a taxonomy for color, and a taxonomy for size. So I could view all shirts that are red, OR I could view all shirts that are a size medium. But, I cannot view shirts that are both red AND size medium, which is filtering the results down to only the items that have both tags.

    There is now the capability in OS to create a list of posts that pulls from two taxonomies — so I could create a list of posts that pulls in the shirts that are red AND medium. But, that list still needs to be manually created — and if there were many possible combinations, (small, medium, large, x-large) x (red, blue, yellow, green, white, black, etc) then that is a lot of lists to manually produce.

    And once such a list exists, there is still the issue of how the user would access it — they can't currently access such a list through the taxonomy filter, for example. So ideally, we would like to get to a place where the view for the "AND" can be generated dynamically. The reason for this is that it would help reduce the need to create so many lists of posts, and it would create a more seamless experience for the users of the website — more similar to the kinds of experiences people are used to on a site like this: http://www.shoes.com/womens where they can choose to apply filters and narrow down the results.

    Apparently, this functionality does exist in the search results already?
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  • 1. Can someone answer Richard's question above ?

    2. Is the original issue here related to "List of Posts" widget?

    If so, it would be great to get some clarification. Answering Richard's question and/or some examples using the shirt size/color or shoes.com analogy would be great.

    3. Nilagia, the shoes.com is a typical example of a faceted search/browsing which we support. So here http://goo.gl/If9kT1 you'd browse people the same way you browse shoes in shoes.com site. Obviously it needs some improvements in order to convey a better "browsing" experience but that would be the right approach to implement taxonomy based faceted browsing ( see related http://goo.gl/1azQoa). I see this separate from the original issue though, so it would be great to track it in a new ticket.
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  • I entered this a while ago. It is related to http://community.openscholar.harvard.....
    Dorian,Kelly and I met to discuss this in September. I think we need to meet as a team to work through exactly what we want since different people seem to have different interpretations of the original requests.
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