We have a cross-site publishing set up. It is working and bringing across our catalog of items and the terms we used to setup a managed navigation on our publishing/user side.
We are showing catalogs of items and using managed navigation from the termset used to mark up the catalog of items. The user can nagivate through the catalog and see lists of items in certain categories and then when the user clicks on an item we show a detail page with all the information about the item. That part is working well.
The users can also get to the details page by performing a search and clicking on the result on our search results page. That leads to the same reuse details page.
On the details page we want to show all the terms that an item is marked with and make them links that would be the same as clicking the managed navigation term of the same value.
The basic idea is that we want to say "This item is blue, if you are interested in other blue things, click this word blue." (not in as many words.) In this case the item has been tagged with managed metadate with the value of blue and blue has been pinned to the managed navigation so there is a friendly url of the sort:
The details page is made with a page layout and snippets. We have the snippet that allows us to show the word "blue" but it is just a static word it isn't tied into the navigation.
Following this tutorial here we have figured out how to create a custom renderer that allows me to get at the data and I can retrieve the term
GP0|#c1b19505-038a-4386-981c-9eeea4e9843a L0|#0c1b19505-038a-4386-981c-9eeea4e9843a|Blue GTSet|#569a5bfe-7c14-4fe8-b341-6bab0fab576a GPP|#ef604edb-0265-4aa4-93fb-c78e8f059798
These are the four values that are hidden behind the term "Blue." The GTSet value is the guid of the termset, the GPP value is the guid for the parent term "Color" and the other two are the guid for "blue" -- one is for the case of tagged with "blue" and the other is for any children of "blue" (which there are none in this case).
Does anyone know how to turn that kind of data into a navigation element using display template technology?