Searching through Tags and Category Taxonomies in BuddyPress
This is an illustration of the “Query Multiple Taxonomies” plugin in a WordPress/ BuddyPress site. Some JQuery has been added. Note that this video shows a work in progress that still presents multiple issue to be solved.
Knowledge About Plugins Influences Design
When constructing wireframes or creating a Photoshop mockup knowing what is feasible with existing plugins should help to focus the range of options to design. In the current NYCGA.net site, there are already many plugins installed which could result in conflicts with any new plugin added.
When resources are finite, it is important to:
- Consider which plugins may offer a reasonable solution to an already identified problem.
- Test the plugin on its own (on a different server) to understand its capabilities.
- Test the plugin for compatibility with other existing plugins on the production server.
- If the plugin passes through the steps above, then consider investing time on designing a user experience related to that plugin