Create pre-filtered listings

Landing Pages can display a subset of categories set in a listing.  For instance, if profile categories have been set to list both "Professors" and "Associate Professors" as filters, a Landing Page can be set to only display "Professors."  To do this, you need to know the TermID.

Term IDs are used to display subsets of larger listings for:

  • Events
  • Services
  • Profile Directory
  • News

NOTE: Term IDs are only available for the Views Display on Landing Pages.

  • Create a new Landing Page

  • Add a Views Display

  • Select the Views Field that accepts TermIDs for filtering lists

    Depending on which Columbia Sites model you have, select the type of listing you are interested to filter.

    NOTE: To create a subset of the listing, the value in the dropdown must indicate you can enter a TermID.

    Views Felds
  • Enter the TermID(s) into the Arguments Field.

    See below.

    Arguments field

Finding TermIDs 

  • Decide what filtered listing you are interested in creating

    Look at your complete view of Profiles, Events, Services, Directory or News. Decide which subgroup(s) you want to pull out for your listing.

  • Locate the category for the filtered list

    Go to the Taxonomy screen in the administrative panel.

    taxonomy link

    Find the category which contains the term for which you are interested to create a filtered list.

    Category listing in taxonomy
  • Click "List Terms" for the category which contains the term of interest.

    List Terms button interface
  • Click "Edit" for the term of interest

    List of terms in a given category
  • Copy the number of the term in the URL listing

    term ID in the URL
  • Paste the term into the Arguments field.

    arguments field interface
  • Publish the page.

    Your Landing Page now is filtered to list the terms specified.

Combining TermIDs

Multiple TermIDs can be used together to create AND or OR listings:

  • AND listing displays content with the same set of TermIDs defined.  E.x. You can display News articles tagged to both "Awards" and "Press". This will display all articles that have both these tags.
  • OR listing displays content with either of TermIDs defined.  E.x. You can display News articles tagged to either "Awards" or "Press". This will display all articles that have either one of these tags.

 

Create AND Listing

  • Find all TermIDs of interest

    Described above.

  • Add them into the Arguments field, separated with a comma

    For example, if you have two TermIDs - 15 and 16 - enter into the Arguments field 15,16

    IMPORTANT: do not have any space between the numbers and the comma

    entering 15,16 into argument field

 

Create OR Listing

  • Find all TermIDs of interest

    Described above.

  • Add them into the Arguments field, separated with a plus sign

    For example, if you have two TermIDs - 15 and 16 - enter into the Arguments field 15+16

    IMPORTANT: do not have any space between the numbers and the plus

    entering 15+16 into argument field

Example

In the following example, the unfiltered directory view is as follows:

NOTE: Depending on which Columbia Sites model, this view may appear different.

Unfiltered Directory example

A page is needed only displaying "Research Technician" profiles. This means the TermID for "Research Technician" is needed:

  • Go to the Taxonomy screen in the administrative panel and click Position (People) ; This is the category which contains the TermID "Research Technician."
Interface for clicking positions
  • Click Edit for "Research Technician."
research technician Edit button
  • Copy the TermID from the URL.
term ID listed in URL
  • Paste the TermID (in this case "15") into the Arguments field.
argument field