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Tag Groups Premium, Version 1.14: Filter Posts by Group and Responsive Table

steam engine wheel (author Christoph Amthor)

The latest release of Tag Groups Premium offers some usability enhancements and bug fixes.

Filter Menu

Filtering posts by a tag group is actually nothing new. You can use the Dynamic Post Filter or add a parameter to the URL of the page that displays the posts (or products).

To make things much easier there is now a new shortcode that adds a menu with tag groups. Visitors of your site can therefore select a group and will be taken to a list of posts (or products) that match these groups.

The default shortcode is:

[tag_groups_menu]

Just like the other shortcodes also this one works perfectly in text widgets. That way you can make sure that the menu is available again on the page where you find the filtered list of posts.

All shortcode parameters are detailed in the documentation.

Responsive Table

The table tag cloud switches now automatically to a mobile device mode on small screens. In that mode columns are displayed as rows – with groups on the left and tags on the right. That makes sure that even a huge number of groups neatly fits into the available space.

You can set this break point with the parameter “responsive_breakpoint”. The value is the width of the viewport (browser window) in pixel. With this parameter you can enforce the mobile device mode even for big screens if you think that your table should always be tall, rather than wide.

Separator for Post Tags

A small but handy enhancement is a new option to set a separator between the tags that appear under the posts. You can find that option in the Settings under “Post Tags”.

Object Cache

Another visible enhancement is a notice that appears on the admin back end when ever it is recommended to clear the object cache.

If you use the object cache and don’t purge it after particular changes, your tag clouds might not reflect these changes. On the other hand, some administrators might prefer not to rebuild the cache for every little change because an empty cache causes all affected pages to slow down for the next time the cache is re-filled.

Just a reminder: You can purge the cache also in the settings.

Get the Latest Version

As usual, you can update the plugin from the admin back end. If you don’t have it yet, you can buy the plugin from Codester.

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Updated: 2018-07-01T18:26:38+00:00

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