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[Resolved] Help setting up Toolset

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Last updated by Jamal 2 years, 2 months ago.

Assigned support staff: Jamal.

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#1693115
Search and navigation route.png
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I am recreating my current directory site so that it is easier to find results (listings) through search and navigation.
I am unsure of the best way to set this up, can you please advise?
Please see the attached slides for my requirements.

#1693347

I am also interested in how to best set this up to maximise SEO using Yoast.
Any advice much appreciated!

#1702023

Minesh
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Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Asia/Kolkata (GMT+05:30)

Hello. Thank you for contacting the Toolset support.

Toolset offers the step by step tutorial to build the classifieds site:
=> https://toolset.com/course/wordpress-directory-and-classifieds-sites/

Even we offer a free test platform http://www.discover-wp.com where you can use and play with the available referent site and check what's available and what other requirement you want to add:
=> https://discover-wp.com/site-templates/

Now, as I can see with your requirement you want that you have setup like:
=> Category (archive) => Sub-category (archive) => Post

Where you want that Category (archive - for top level terms having no parent) should display the list of sub-categories and when you click on any specific sub-category, it should display the related posts to that sub-category.

The solution would be:
1) You need to create two taxonomy archives and set to query the same taxonomy
2) Then use the view's filter hook: wpv_filter_force_wordpress_archive to switch the archive output based on the top category and subcategory:
=> https://toolset.com/documentation/programmer-reference/views-filters/#wpv_filter_force_wordpress_archive

This is a whole requirement so I suggest we should move step by step to achieve your goal. Please setup the archive as mentioned and let me know if you need further assistance.

#1705489

Hi Minesh, thanks for your help.

Before doing this, I was wondering if you can explain and point to guidance regarding the API functionality?

Essentially, what I am looking to do is have a searchable database/directory on my website. Using API, I would like third-parties to be able to call on my information (replicating the same searchable database/directory experience) on their third-party websites.

Is this possible?

#1706149

Minesh
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Languages: English (English )

Timezone: Asia/Kolkata (GMT+05:30)

There is no such native feature available - you may have to add the custom code to integrate with such APIs.

Another solution I could think is adding search page on your site and call that page via iframe on another site.

That is why I ask you to check with our existing reference site on our free test platform http://www.discover-wp.com and check feasibility of your requirement.

You can even install any of the reference site we offer on your server using the plugin "Toolset Framework Installer":
=> https://toolset.com/course-lesson/using-framework-installer-to-install-reference-sites/

#1707545

Thanks Minesh,

Can you please explain how to expose the toolset fields and how to display the listings via the WordPress REST api? Is there any guidance I can follow for this?

#1707755

Jamal
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Languages: English (English ) French (Français )

Timezone: Africa/Casablanca (GMT+01:00)

Hello! This is Jamal from the Toolset Support team. As Minesh won't be available, I would like to continue with you on this ticket.

Please check this article on how to integrate Toolset with the REST API https://toolset.com/documentation/programmer-reference/toolset-integration-with-the-rest-api/

You may also need to check the WordPress REST API documentation too https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/

I hope this answers your questions. Let us know if you have any other questions.