Add search box in a page

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  • #2992807

    Hello everyone,

    I would like to create a listing page featuring some cloth companies. I would like then to add “attributes” to each company (example: shoes, pants, t-shirts) and to create a “search by product box” where the user can select, for example, shoes, and all the companies present in the listing that sell shoes will appear.

    I hope it makes sense! Thank you very much.

    Regards,
    Andrea

    The blog I need help with is naturegoingsmart.com.

    #2992967

    musicdoc1
    Member

    Hi Andrea,

    This can easily be accomplished with Category Pages.

    #2992968

    musicdoc1
    Member

    Category pages organized in a custom menu is not precisely what you’ve described, but it’s the closest thing available for a WordPress.com site that I can think of.

    If you’re using categories rather than tags or some other type of differentiating label, then another option would be to place a categories widget in a sidebar widget area.

    #2992969

    musicdoc1
    Member

    See also the Tag Cloud Widget.

    #2992999

    Hello Mucisdoc1,

    thank you very much for your answer. However, it is not exactly what I’m looking for. Searching the web I found an example here: https://www.projectcbd.org/find-cbd/products

    There, they have a “category search box”. Any idea how to implement that?

    Thank you very much for your time,
    Andrea

    #2993002

    musicdoc1
    Member

    Andrea,

    You’re welcome. The example you’ve provided looks almost exactly like a WordPress.com Categories Widget, configured to display its links in a drop-down menu, but it can’t be added to a page. I think you would need to switch to a self-hosted site in order to accomplish that with WordPress. I’m unaware of any way to insert a drop-down menu into the content of a page or post on WordPress.com. Some WordPress.com themes have front page widget areas other than footer widget areas, which are very common.

    You may add a “modlook” tag to the sidebar at right to call for staff attention. Staff may be able to suggest something that I’m unaware of.

    Regards,
    doc

    #2993004

    musicdoc1
    Member

    Some WordPress.com themes have front page widget areas other than footer widget areas

    See for example Sela. A categories widget, configured to display a drop-down menu, may be displayed in one of the front page widget areas, just below the featured image, on a page with the Front Page Template assigned, on Sela.

    #2993043

    Hello Musicdoc1,

    thank you again for your answer. My WordPress skills are not that great yet…. so I understand that what I’m looking for is not compatible with my theme (?)

    Anyone with other solutions to implement the idea?

    Thank you very much again,
    Andrea

    #2993079

    musicdoc1
    Member

    so I understand that what I’m looking for is not compatible with my theme (?)

    As I mentioned above, I’m unaware of any way to insert a drop-down menu into the content of a page or post on a WordPress.com site, regardless of the theme applied. However, the WordPress.com categories widget looks and may be easily configured to behave just like the drop-down menu labeled “Categories” in the example you provided. Also, on some themes widgets may be displayed on a page with a certain template assigned. A widget or groups of widgets will display on such a page without them being inserted into the content of the page. The best example I found in a brief search is the Sela theme.

    #2993080

    musicdoc1
    Member

    so I understand that what I’m looking for is not compatible with my theme (?)

    I’m not sure. Which theme is applied on the site?

    #2993100

    My theme is hueman Child.

    “However, the WordPress.com categories widget looks and may be easily configured to behave just like the drop-down menu labeled “Categories” in the example you provided.”

    I’m sorry Musicdoc1, but I still don’t understand how to do it! :S

    Please be patient :D
    Thank you

    #2993104

    timethief
    Member

    naturegoingsmart.com is hosted by OVH SAS
    Name Servers:
    dns200.anycast.me
    ns200.anycast.me

    That site is not on our WordPress.COM servers. You are posting to the wrong support forum to get support for it. Also be aware of who the web host is for your site and contact them for any hosting issues.

    This is wordpress.COM support. We do not provide support for local installs of wordpress.ORG software, or for wordpress.ORG software installs on paid hosting, linked to wordpress.COM accounts with the Jetpack plugin so they display on the My Sites wordpress.com account page.

    WordPress.COM and WordPress.ORG are completely separate and have different username accounts, logins, features, run different versions of some themes with the same names, and have separate support documentation and separate support forums. Read the differences here http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    wordpress.org support
    The wordpress.ORG support forum is at
    http://wordpress.org/support. The wordpress.ORG login link is here https://login.wordpress.org/ If you do not have an account yet then click Create an account https://login.wordpress.org/register/ and if you have lost an account password click Lost password? https://login.wordpress.org/lostpassword/
    WordPress.org support docs are at https://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
    See also https://apps.wordpress.org/support/ for app support.

    Jetpack support
    Some Jetpack solutions are here http://jetpack.com/support/
    Others are in the Jetpack support forum at WordPress.org
    http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/jetpack
    However, if help cannot be found at either one then they can file a Jetpack support ticket here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/?jetpack=needs-service

    #2993106

    musicdoc1
    Member

    @timethief,

    Thanks. : -)
    I thought I had checked the hosting status.

    #2993107

    timethief
    Member

    @musicdoc1
    I was already checking another URL so I just popped this one in too. Hope you are enjoying a good week. Mine got off to a good start but hump day is still to come. :)

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