How do we use topic lists?

I am trying to create a large site where users work their way from a problem down to a solution via multi steps of questions (almost like a giant FAQ page).

From what I can see, the Topics function may be perfect for this but for the life of me I can't work out how to use them.

I have added a Topics List block, set it to the search mode and given it the custom template (installed with the block) 'Flat filter' and it gives me all the top level categories I created in the Topics section of the Dashboard/System/Topics page.

I have created pages with the attribute ticked to say it is a particular type of topic and my expectation was that when I click on the top level category title (as mentioned above), it should then present the pages that fall under that category.

Have I got this completely misunderstood or am I doing something wrong to achieve the results?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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MrKDilkington replied on at Permalink Reply
Hi mobius2000,

As an example, I would look over the Portfolio page of Elemental.

The first part:
- there is the topic list block with the flat filter custom template (like you are using)

The second part:
- below the topic list block is a page list block
- in the page list block settings "Enable Other Blocks to Filter This Page List." is checked