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Can I create different "dimensions" of tags or categories?

  1. Hello,

    I am looking for a way to have two different dimensions or layers of tags/ categories. For example, one dimension could be a drop-down with different cities, like New York, Berlin and Sydney. You could select just one or all three. And then there is another dimension with different cultural things to do, like cinema, bar, restaurant and club. So if you click on Berlin it shows you all of the second dimension (cinema, bar, restaurant...), but then you also have the possibility to select "bar" and it only shows you the bars in berlin. That should also work the other way around (select "bar" and it shows you all the bars in Berlin, New York and Sydney and then refine the search by just clicking Berlin...). I don't want to nest several categories but rather have just two rows of categories which work separately and can browse through the other.

    I hope my problem is understandable :)

    I am really looking forward to your answers.

    Best,
    Philipp

    The blog I need help with is blaqkey.wordpress.com.

  2. I believe you are referring to Categories and sub-categories presented in a custom menu.

    Create Categories and sub-categories and assign them to posts prior to publication. http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/ Then create a custom menu and add the dynamic Categories and sub-categories pages to it and arrange them to create drop-downs.

    Please read this first Post vs. Page http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

    (1) There is only one page we can post to in any blog.
    (2) The static pages http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/ we bloggers create do not automatically update.

    Only the dynamic pages like Archives, Categories and Tags created by the software when we publish a post will update automatically update with new posts.

    By default the front page of the blog is the Page that displays all posts in your blog. You can create a static front page and have your published posts display on another page http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/ but doing that does not change what follows.

    Though there is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts (not pages) http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/ and we cannot post to more than that one page, we can create the appearance that we have posted to more than one page.

    This guide will walk you through how to create category pages for your blog, to display groupings of similar posts on pages other than your front page. http://en.support.wordpress.com/category-pages/

    Create a custom menu
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#creating-a-custom-menu
    Add dynamic categories and sub-categories pages to it
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-category-pages
    Create order and sub-menus (dropdowns)
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#changing-the-order-creating-sub-menus

  3. Hi Timethief and thanks for your detailed answer!

    But this is not quite what I was looking for. I need a more clean and easy solution. I don´t want to nest all those categories. If i do that I have the problem that I have to name all of the "sub-categories" differently. Meaning that if I have the categories "cinema" "bar" "restaurant" and "club", and the subcategory "cities" (then a drop-down with several cities) in all of the four main categories it will show me the same results if I click on a specific city no matter in which main category I am.
    I am really looking for a way to be able to just "activate" one of the main categories and then refine the search in a separate dimension, like a drop-down named "cities" in a row below.

    Do you know what I mean?

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