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Faceted Search 1

Author: Andrew Ulrich
This plugin creates two widgets
Standard Install Procedure:

Upload faceted-search.zip to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory and unzip it
Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Place either ‘Faceted Search Category Widget’ or ‘Feted Search Tag Widget’ wherever you want on your site

What is a faceted search?

A good example of a faceted search is the directory newegg.com uses. Basically, you can select a couple categories (or tags if your using the tag widget), do the search, and the search will yield only articles that belong to all the selected categories (or selected tags). It’s a good way to narrow down searches.

How do I use these widgets?

They both work pretty much the same, except that one goes by the categories on your site, and the other goes by the tags on your site. Just check the checkboxes next to the categories (or tags) that are relevant to your search, and click ‘search’. The real challenge becomes organizing your articles into categories that will allow for intuitive faceted searching, and I can’t help you with that.

The widget looks ugly, how do I style it?

Once the plugin’s installed, just edit the faceted-search.css file that’s in the faceted-search folder to style the lists of categories and tags.

Faceted Search 1


August 2, 2010 - Posted by | download, extension, extensions, free, get, internet, plugin, plugins, Uncategorized, wordpress

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