I have a 190 categories - 2 parents, 2 children each, each of those has 2 children, and each of those has between 10-20 bottom level categories.
The problem I've run into is that this is an apps portal - so all of the bottom level categories have the same names - "Apple/iOS--->Free---->fitness" where as the other is "Android - free - fitness" and so on.
This wasn't a problem using hiearchical menu systems…but I'm creating a custom search function and I want to display the top 14 categories - but their are duplicate names. I can't figure out how to do it like a menu (click on Apple, it drop down and only gives you Apple selections) so I'm using check boxes and it would be great if I didn't have two check boxes that said "free" or "paid" ;)
If I could create an alias for those categories so the checkboxes could be more explicit "Show Apple Free apps" - which wouldn't work in a menu. - that would be great.
Thanks! Rob ps…I know there may be tools out there to create a hiearchical search UI but I'm not running a standard config - I have an ElasticSearch Server setup and using the WP plugin ElasticPress.