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[Resolved] Product categories dropdown in archive only shows current category

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Problem: The Product Category filter in a Product Category archive only contains the current Product Category. I would like to let my Users browse other Product Category archives.

Solution: If you go to a product-category archive, then try to filter by another archive term...it's no longer the same archive. So you won't see other product-category terms appear in this filter, by design. If you'd like to change that behavior, you have two options: - Create a custom search View filtered by this taxonomy, and place this View in the Loop Output editor of your WordPress Archive, just above the wpv-loop tags. Remove everything from inside the wpv-loop tags of the WP Archive. This option has its own challenges, because it's not simple to select the correct filter option when the page first loads. - Use custom code to build a select element that includes options for each category, and use custom JavaScript to navigate to another product category archive when the user selects something in the select field. It's not a true filter, it's just a navigation element. Another ticket describes how this might be created: https://toolset.com/forums/topic/create-a-category-jump-menu/#post-347585

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Last updated by Clay 3 years, 3 months ago.

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I am trying to: Make a dropdown menu in my category archive view so that users can jump to other categories

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I expected to see: a dropdown menu of all product categories

Instead, I got: a dropdown showing only the current category

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Christian Cox
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Yes, this is part of the logic of the system. If you go to a product-category archive, then try to filter by another archive term...it's no longer the same archive. So you won't see other product-category terms appear in this filter, by design. If you'd like to change that behavior, you have two options:
- Create a custom search View filtered by this taxonomy, and place this View in the Loop Output editor of your WordPress Archive, just above the wpv-loop tags. Remove everything from inside the wpv-loop tags of the WP Archive. This option has its own challenges, because it's not simple to select the correct filter option when the page first loads.
- Use custom code to build a select element that includes options for each category, and use custom JavaScript to navigate to another product category archive when the user selects something in the select field. It's not a true filter, it's just a navigation element. Another ticket describes how this might be created: https://toolset.com/forums/topic/create-a-category-jump-menu/#post-347585

#738489

That all makes sense. Thanks.