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Opened 10 months ago

Last modified 10 months ago

#6984 new enhancement

[WordPress.tv] Widgetize sidebar and add terms for the different taxonomies

Reported by: mrfoxtalbot's profile mrfoxtalbot Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
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Description (last modified by mrfoxtalbot)

WordPress.tv has a tonne of content and it can be hard for new users to discover that this content is organized (among other things) by topic, language and speaker.

I created a demo "overview" page using tag cloud blocks to illustrate the wide range of content we have: https://wordpress.tv/overview/

I would like to be able to add tag/term clouds (or dropdowns?) to the sidebar to the homepage and to archives (singles are ok as they are, because the terms are already listed there).

It looks like the sidebars are currently hard-coded into the theme. My suggestion would be to widgetize the sidebar to allow editors to tweak its content. If this is not viable or practical for some reason, let's at least add these tag clouds on archives and the homepage (even if they are hard.coded).

Thank you!

Change History (3)

#1 @mrfoxtalbot
10 months ago

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#2 @mrfoxtalbot
10 months ago

Interestingly enough, there is one URL/term where this sidebar DOES exist:

https://wordpress.tv/category/wordcamptv/

If you take a look, you will see that there is a sidebar on that site that is unique to this term. Would it be possible to apply this layout to all archive views?

#3 @nuriarai
10 months ago

I totally agree. The actual sidebar is not enough to find easily videos in wp.tv
It lacks of the Browse by event category inside each event category, that would be very helpfull to find quickly all the videos from a particular Wordcamp or Meetup.

So, @mrfoxtalbot I would say that the sidebar that exist yet in https://wordpress.tv/category/wordcamptv/ has to be also in the other archive views but has to add also the "Browe by WordCamp" or "Browse by meetup" and maybe the other you suggest in your overview, by topics and speakers.

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