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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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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.


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



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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:

Even we offer a free test platform where you can use and play with the available referent site and check what's available and what other requirement you want to add:

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:

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.


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?



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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 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":


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?



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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

You may also need to check the WordPress REST API documentation too

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