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[Resolved] Presales: matching multiple criteria?

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Last updated by johnG-13 6 years, 3 months ago.

Assigned support staff: Shane.

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#452328

This is a presales question: I want to build a web application on my wordpress site that will match users of a service with each other based on multiple criteria. Kind of a dating service type of arrangement. I'm thinking that because there will be different groups of criteria types, it will need to be a relational database, not flat.

Will Toolset do this?

#452374

Shane
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Timezone: America/Jamaica (GMT-05:00)

Hi John,

Thank you for contacting our support forum.

I don't think that Toolset would be the best application for what you are trying to achieve.

It may involved a lot of extra coding that would make things become complex.

I would recommend using a plugin that is more tailored to your specific need.

Thanks,
Shane

#452397

Hi Shane: Can you be more specific why this won't work? I just tried a simple test (creating a new post time with filter of 5 different items) and it seemed to work OK. But maybe there's something I'm missing?

#452412

Shane
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Timezone: America/Jamaica (GMT-05:00)

Hi John,

Maybe I was thinking a bit too deep on the what you want to achieve. For e.g some form of automatic matching system.

If you could explain the scope of what you want then I could provide a more detailed answer based on your specific need.

Is it that you want to search through your posts using multiple search criteria ?

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Thanks,
Shane

#452414

Hi Shane -- I want to create a matching system where a user enters their profile information, then checks off a series of checkbox sets that will act as filters.

So user1 enters his profile then is presented with the following sets: Favorite color: Red, Blue, Green; Favorite pet: Dog, Cat, Hamster; Favorite Drink: Beer, Wine, Water

Now user2 can search for compatibility using those filters. So they could look for someone who's favorite color is red, favorite pet is dog and favorite drink is wine.

#452415

Shane
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Languages: English (English )

Timezone: America/Jamaica (GMT-05:00)

Hi John,

Yes this is actually possible 🙂

All you need to do is setup the custom fields and attach them to the custom post type.

Allow the customer create a profile, since you will be creating a Profile CPT.

Next all you need to do is set up a parametric search so users can search for other users profiles

Thanks,
Shane

#452417

Awesome -- glad to hear that! Especially since I've already purchased it.

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