I am working on a biology website that needs to make use of Drupal 7's Taxonomy system, for a biological taxonomy.
My goal is to allow users to tag all content with related species information, and provide the following functionality:
- Display all nodes that are associated with a child term of the specified taxonomy term (so if they access the "Birds" term, "sparrow" would be included)
- Include taxonomy terms in search
- Allow for species nicknames, (synonyms), abbreviations and variations in spelling or singular/plural usage
I have installed the Hierarchical Select module, but am not sure it is working correctly. Or, I am not using it correctly. When I insert new terms deep in the hierarchy, they sometimes end up at the top level. There have also been intermittent errors showing in a red box. I'll add that to this post if it shows again.
Animalia - Chordata -- Aves --- Passeriformes ---- Passeridae ----- Passer ------ Passer domesticus (primary species term) ------- Common sparrow (synonym) ------- English sparrow (synonym) ------- House sparrow (synonym) ------- ENSP (synonym/abbreviation) ------- House sparrows (synonym/plural)
In the above example, I need users to see English Sparrow content when they view the Taxonomy page for Aves, as well as the Taxonomy page for "ENSP" if the node has been tagged with Passer domesticus or any of its child terms.
Ideally, a basic search for any of the child terms for Passer domesticus would also return a list of nodes tagged with any of the term's siblings.
I am open to configuring a View for this, if Search is not possible. All advice is appreciated.
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