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Prefixs for Showcase Items

Discussion in 'Showcase Closed Suggestions' started by fatih, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. fatih

    fatih Member SC Premium

    Hi bob,

    Can you implement prefix listing for items ic categories?

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  2. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    yes, Prefixes are going to be implemented. I've already started to work on the prefix system for showcase :)
     
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  3. fatih

    fatih Member SC Premium

    is there any progress Bob ? :)
     
  4. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    lots, but its far from being released. Im shooting for a major update next month.
     
  5. fatih

    fatih Member SC Premium

    is there a update Bob :)

    We still waiting..
     
  6. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    I don't have a time frame, but a lot has already been done and a lot more is left to complete before a major release. I might push out a maintenance update first, but it won't have any major new functionality like this in it.
     
  7. fatih

    fatih Member SC Premium

    We are waiting Bob :)

    I think you can make multi prefix for showcase :D Multi prefix will be better than one :D
     
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  8. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    No, its just single prefix (same architecture as core XF for consistency).
     
  9. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    This has been fully implemented and will be available starting in Showcase 2.0.0 Beta 1
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2014
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  10. fatih

    fatih Member SC Premium

    Thank you Bob we are waiting update now :)
     
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  11. Market1234

    Market1234 Member Showcase

    I Really Need a Multi prefix or some sort of filtering process to only show listing based on at least two categories.
     
  12. tajhay

    tajhay Active Member AMS Premium SC Premium Sportsbook Pickem Power Rankings Survivor

    Cant you use Tags and Prefixes to do that?
     
  13. alfa1

    alfa1 Active Member AMS Premium CAS Premium RMS Premium SC Premium UBS Premium

    How do you filter on tags?
     
  14. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    A Tag IS a filter. Clicking on a Tag brings up all articles that have that TAG. That IS the definition of a FILTER.

    Here is a PRIME example..

    The TAG Cloud IS a filtering system on its own as it is designed to list items that are tagged with a specific tag (that is the definition of filtering). Here we click on the tag "1969" which brings up 4 showcase items. The tag result page can be sorted and further filtered to really narrow down results (see next screen shot)
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    So here we are going to further filter the 1969 list down to only showcase items that have the Prefix "Auction". AS you can see, now only showcase items that are tagged 1969 and have the Auction Prefix are listed. But we also want to see only "Featured" items... so lets add another filter.. (see next screen shot)
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    Here we now have TWO filters in place (Featured AND Auction)... It only takes SECONDS to drill down to really fine results.
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    Last edited: Feb 11, 2015
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  15. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Multi Prefixes won't do you any good because what you want (filtering by Category) isn't even an option. If people want category specific results, they go to that specific category and then use prefixes and the filter system to further narrow down. If you are using the Showcase Index page, then ALL Categories come into play (as they should).

    Can you give me an example (real world scenario) that you are trying to accomplish?
     
  16. alfa1

    alfa1 Active Member AMS Premium CAS Premium RMS Premium SC Premium UBS Premium

    This way of combining tags and prefixes to filter is quite useful.
     
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  17. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    ya, but still has a lot of room for improvement. Would be nice to say filter by tag right ON a specific category page (for example)
     
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  18. alfa1

    alfa1 Active Member AMS Premium CAS Premium RMS Premium SC Premium UBS Premium

    Absolutely.
     
  19. alfa1

    alfa1 Active Member AMS Premium CAS Premium RMS Premium SC Premium UBS Premium

    I am trying to wrap my head around the most optimal way to filter. For some things you just cant make categories or prefixes. For example: You can make categories for each car brand. That would already be a load of categories. Then maybe some prefixes for different types of articles. But how do we allow people to filter down to the exact type of car? It would be impossible to add thousands of categories. Asides from search we do have tags. So a category filter based on tags would be cool to have. Sort of a faceted search.
     
  20. tajhay

    tajhay Active Member AMS Premium SC Premium Sportsbook Pickem Power Rankings Survivor

    I would perhaps have categories as types of cars i.e. coupes, 4wds etc. And then i would use tags for each item such as car brand, model, colour or other distinguishable features. Using these you should be able to get to whatever you want. If you need further filtering you can use sorting. If you setup your categories, tags and prefixes properly they can be used to pretty much filter to whatever you want.

    I personally only use categories and tags as they are more than useful for me, but for others prefixes can help even further.
     
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