Hello Drupal friends,
I could need some inspiration... or maybe call it help. :-)
I am building a document download library. Every document (e. g. PDF) is attached to a node with description, taxonomy terms etc.. Now I want to allow the user to filter these nodes by taxonomy terms. I created a view and exposed the filter on the taxonomy terms. No problem so far.
The taxonomy is four levels deep (like AA > Aa > aa > a) and I allow the authors to select the terms with "Hierarchical Select" when they create a new entry.
For the user (visitor) it is not very useful to have the terms in one drop down menu in the exposed filter since the list is long and the layout of the hierarchy not very user friendly. I tried "Better Exposed Filter" but it offers no better way to present the terms to the user. I tried "Hierarchical Select Taxonomy Views" but as far as I understand the module description this part of the module doesn't work yet. And I couldn't find a way to apply "Hierarchical Select" in the exposed filter.
So, my question to you is: do you have an idea how I could create something like a multi step select menu in the exposed filter of a view?
I could imagine offering the first level of terms (as a drop down menu or a link list) maybe combined with an "Auto submit". Then the filter is applied and the second level of terms becomes available to refine the selection etc.
Maybe one of you has a good solution for this. I would love to read it!
All the best - andreas