I have a clothing site where multiple taxonomy vocabularies are used for content. For example, there are "Boys" and "Girls" terms, and clothing size terms such as "2" "4" "6" etc., as well as "Seasons" and "Sport" vocabularies.

A user only wants to be alerted when "Boys" "4" "Basketball" new content is posted.

I am aware that modules such as Notifications, Subscriptions, Simplenews, etc. exist -- but these only allow for new content notifications based on a single taxonomy term.

Could this be done with Rules (e.g. content type that contains each users' subscribed terms)? Or some other way, perhaps using Flag?

  • You mean it has to have ALL the selected terms as opposed to having ANY of them?
    – rooby
    Feb 16, 2014 at 23:54
  • That's correct. All must match.
    – Robbiew
    Feb 17, 2014 at 3:17

2 Answers 2


I have a similar use case for my site. What I do is utilize views loops. I create a view rule that accepts multiple taxonomy terms (I use AND rather than OR. I think you would too). Any user who has all the items in their profile is then sent a PM when on Create New Content. It's not terribly elegant but it works. I think it may be a bit too restrictive. But Them's the breaks.

  • I think I get it. You've made it a field on the user's profile. Short of a custom module, this is a good solve. Thanks!
    – Robbiew
    Feb 20, 2014 at 18:47

you can use my module for this Total Subscription.

Total Subscription provides functionality which would allow the user to subscribe to node pages, taxonomy terms, etc. The main feature which distinguishes it from other subscription modules is that it allows subscription for Anonymous along with Authenticated users.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.