I'm trying to create a view for a taxonomy term and show a related content based on term name.

For example, i have term name Manchester United in vocabulary teams and i want to show all news nodes that have term Manchester United. The problem is that terms in news are in different vocabulary.

For now i create a View with Contextual filters Content: Has taxonomy term ID which get me ID for term Manchester United from vocabulary teams.

My questions is, how i can use this term name and show related nodes from news which have same term name but in different vocabulary and different ID.

EDIT: it's important to know that i'm getting first term by his ID in url.


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First option (doesn't work as expected though):

You should be able to do that, by doing the following in your contextual filter:

  1. Check the "Specify validation criteria" option.
  2. Select "Taxonomy term" as "Validator".
  3. Select "Term name" as "Filter value type".

I just tried this however and it returns only one result, which is not what you need.

Alternative (this one was tested and works):

You can create a View of Taxonomy Terms, and then use a "Taxonomy term: Name" contextual filter. Afterwards, you can add a relationship to your tagged nodes, using the "Taxonomy term: Content with term" relationship.

That way, you can get all the content tagged with a specific term name, even if the term name belongs to different taxonomies.

Here is a sample View configuration:

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and a sample result-set with "ManU" used as a contextual filter:

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Good luck!

  • Thanks but your Alternative works only if only my contextual filter is term name. In my case i have term id in url. Commented Jan 5, 2017 at 14:14
  • Okay, will think of an alternative. In the meantime, please update your OP, the information about having a Term ID in the URL is important. Commented Jan 5, 2017 at 14:17
  • I don't know what OP is. You want me to edit my question ? Commented Jan 5, 2017 at 16:17
  • Yes, that's what I meant :-) OP => Original Post Commented Jan 5, 2017 at 16:22
  • Hello, after so long. Now i'm trying to do this related posts with term name, but in view when i type "manchester united" it works, and when i open taxonomy page it doesn't. Its because name in url is not "manchester unite" and is "manchester-united". Any suggestons ? Commented May 31, 2017 at 18:41

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