We’re going all in on tags because of the incredible cross-team fluidity they provide, especially when combined with project management plugins like kanban boards, voting, and calendar.
We’re working on a ‘tag-navigation’ system, so users can either:
- use the search bar to enter terms and skip directly to tags and tag intersections. The native search bar has this functionality so we’re just making it default behaviour and putting it into a banner.
- the main view will display tag-pages in boxes in the same way the forum currently displays categories in box view. This means users can click through tags, with each click adding a tag to their tag intersection, creating a tree like navigation system. for example: ‘webdev’ > ‘reactjs’ > ‘new-build’ > 'fri-workteam > etc > etc… onwards for a long as users want to go.
The main issue we’re having is that most plugins don’t support tags and tag-pages yet. We’ve succesfully modified Kanban boards to work with tags and tag-pages, which is amazing because i can see all ‘webdev’ tasks being worked on, or just the ‘fri-workteam’ tasks, or i can add in the ‘ux’ tag to see where the teams are working together, or tasks that need both skill-sets. Once we modify the team calendar now i have all the same options for who is working and when. Same with the voting plugin which we use to choose new ideas, projects and tasks.
We’re just embarking on a big build to take our volunteering network to create more peace and well-being in the world community to the next level. You’d be absolutely welcome to join in coding, here’s where we are building. Myself and a few of our members chipped in a pretty high amount to pay someone to build it because we our ruby-on-rails dev team was too quiet and it was taking forever.