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How to link a dropdown to the CMS


#1

Hi there,

I have tried going through all the tutorials but can’t find what I’m looking for.

I have created a page using the CMS and I would like to visitors to be able to filter the CMS items with a dropdown. Like on a blog for example when you select a category and it shows all the articles related to that category.

The thing us that I don’t want a dropdown which when an option is selected it directs to another page.

I would like all of the item in the collection to show when first landing on the page, then the dropdown will allow to select the category.

I have seen stuff about creating Dynamic lists but cannot find any information about how to use them anywhere.

I am sure there is a video about that but just cannot find it.

Thanks for your help.


#2

This thread may help you.

There’s no built in way to do what you want to do so it will likely require a third party plugin.


#3

Hi @Jake

You can also use tabs, depending on how many filters there are. That way, they stay on the same screen also.

I’ve used that recently for an e-commerce site where they can choose All, Boys, Girls or Unisex. There are then 4 collections in 4 tabs to allow for this. You can put the tabs into a dropdown instead.

Not sure if that helps at all?


#4

@markos84uk - the tabs did the trick for time being thanks. it’s a start before looking into Isotope. Thanks, @SidneyOttelohe for the tip! Had a look at the code and it seems not too hard so will definitly try that at a later date :wink: