One of my colleagues is working on a project for a departmental store. she wants to create a single views taxonomy drop down filter with multiple (7) vocabularies. The Vocabulary name should appear in the drop down menu but should not be selectable. Some of the vocabularies and their terms are as follows.
Footwear - sandals, shoes, boots, pumps etc
Trousers - chinos, jeans, bottoms
T-shirts - polo shirts, polo neck tops etc
Dresses - maxi, ballgown, one shoulder, tunic etc
Accessories - bags, watches etc
Questions is, is it best to use multiple vocabularies or one vocabulary with multiple parent terms and children. If she uses multiple vocabularies (e.g.. footwear, trousers, tshirts) how can she make the terms in each vocabulary appear in one filter as well as the vocabulary name (but should not be selectable).
On the other hand, if she uses one vocabulary with multiple parent terms and their children, hood can she make the parent terms appear in the drop down menu but not selectable. she tried this method but the drop down is too long and the parent terms are selectable.
alternatively, is it possible to make the vocabulary names appear in one filter and have another filter conditionally showing the terms in the vocabulary selected in the first filter. To add to the complexity, the second filter should show the terms with products and hide those without (this is not a priority). This method will be beneficial but she has no idea how to implement this.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.