The Directory block is the primary block that you will use to embed the directory in a page.
How to Insert a Block
Display Character Index?
Display the A-Z index above the directory.
Repeat Character Index?
Repeat the Character Index at the beginning of each character group.
Display Current Character Heading?
Display the current character heading at the beginning of each character group.
Choose the template used to display the directory.
Default: The default template will be the template activated on the Connections : Templates admin page.
This section controls which entries from your directory will be displayed.
Choose which entry type to display. The default is to display all entry types. You can display all entry types or only Individual, Organization, or Family entry types.
Choose the categories to include in the directory. The entries assigned to the selected categories will be displayed. If an entry has been assigned to any of the selected categories, it will be shown by default. If you wish to display entries only when they are assigned to all the selected categories, enable the Entries must be assigned to all the above chosen categories? option below the category checklist.
Similar to the Include Categories option, you can choose to exclude entries from the directory based on whether or not the entry has been assigned any of the selected categories.
These basic filters allow you to display only those entries which meet the filter criteria. The filters are:
- Full Name
- Last Name
- Zip Code
These filters work as an operational AND when querying the entries. Here’s an example: If you want to display only the ACME organizations in Idaho, you would enter ACME in the Organization filter and Idaho in the State filter. This would limit the entries to those ACME organizations which are in Idaho.
Each filter supports multiple terms which work as an operational OR when querying the entries. Building on our previous example, if you add Washington and Oregon to the State filter, the list would be limited to the ACME organizations in Idaho OR Oregon OR Washington.
This section controls the order in which the selected entries will be displayed.
The field by which to sort the directory. The default is the entry last name for an Individual and the organization name for Organizations.
- First Name
- Last Name
- Zip code
- Date: Entry Added
- Date: Entry Last Modified
- Date: Anniversary
- Date: Birthday
- and more …
Choose whether to display the chosen sort field in ascending or descending order.
This section controls advanced options which affect the directory features and functions.
Permit the Directory block instance to parse queries to affect the displayed results. For example, allowing keyword searches. The default is to enable query parsing.
It is recommended that this option be left on.
Allows you to choose the Directory Home Page. The directory permalinks will resolve to the selected page.
Force Home Page
Force directory permalinks to resolve to the Global Directory Homes page.
This is where you can add the template shortcode options.