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[Resolved] Filtering Taxonomy Terms to show in Select Field in CRED form

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Tell us what you are trying to do?

I have a hierarchical taxonomy of Locations with the hierarchy being Continent > Region > Country. The hierarchy is useful for frontend search, however when submitting a new post using a CRED form I want the user to only be able to select "Country" level terms, not the regions or continents.

Is there any documentation that you are following?

I have implemented the code from this forum post:

It works as advertised, and I only see the terms that are selected. However (as also mentioned in the forum thread) in order for a term to be visible all parents and grand parents must be visible, which defeat my purpose.

Is there a similar example that we can see?

Here is my actual code:

// Alter the query to only get the terms where the custom field use-in-form checked.
function wp_custom_get_terms_args( $args, $taxonomies ) {

$args['meta_query'] = array(
'key' => 'wpcf-selectable',
'value' => '1',
'compare' => '='

return $args;

// Add the query filter for our form.
add_action('toolset_forms_frontend_flow_form_start', function($form_object, $form_attributes){
$forms = array(8124);

if ( in_array( $form_object->ID, $forms ) ) {
add_filter( 'get_terms_args', 'wp_custom_get_terms_args', 10, 2 );
}, 10, 2);

// remove the query filter for the other parts of the website
add_action('toolset_forms_frontend_flow_form_end', function(){
remove_filter( 'get_terms_args', 'wp_custom_get_terms_args');
}, 10, 2);

I wonder if there is another method I could use to achieve the same goal of filtering the Select Options?



Thank you for contacting us and I'd be happy to assist.

For what you're planning, you can use a different approach.

1. Instead of using the regular taxonomy field in the form, you can add a generic field and then fill its options programmatically.

2. To generate the options of this generic field, you can use a custom shortcode that populates the options by getting only the third level of taxonomy terms (i.e. Countries).

Here are some useful links:

3. On the form's submission, you can process the selected taxonomy terms and attach them to the created/edited post, through a custom function attached to the 'cred_save_data'

I hope this helps and please let me know if you need further assistance.


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