Just like addresses, an entry could be assigned any number of websites. While that was pretty useful, I wanted to improve on it. After taking into consideration how I’ve been asked to use this feature to customize templates, I decided to re-engineer this feature and rename the section on the entry form to ‘Links’. Take a second to look at the screen capture below.One thing I hope you noticed is that the links can be assigned a type. This is probably the biggest change, which prompted me to renamed the feature. In the screen capture I assigned one link as a website and another as a blog. Now, in templates, one can call the desired link type to be displayed independently from the other link types. That’s much more useful than the list of websites that Connections currently outputs. Now, I want to put this right out there, this next release of Connections will not include the ability to create custom link types, that’s slated for the release after this one. So if you’d like to have a link type considered for inclusion, let me know in the comments.
I also added three other often requested features, the ability to have a link title, whether a link should open in the current window/tab or a new window/tab and whether the link should dofollow or nofollow for search engines. These alone, I know, will make quite a few people happy, but there’s one more thing. Like addresses, the links can be dropped and dragged so they’re presented in the order you want them, just like the addresses, just in case you want to output a list of links.
How can I only display what is in the link TITLE and not the words WEBSITE or BLOG
AS an example see our “Directory Listing”
At the bottom of this post is the shortcode we have on the DIRECTORY page
You can see on the first listing on the right side the link fields
Website: SEE WEBSITE
Blog: SEE MALL MAP
How can I remove the “Link Field Labels” Website and Blog?
You can see on 2nd listing the “long urls” which we “embedded” in first listing in SEE WEBSITE and SEE MALL MAP
shortcode we have on the DIRECTORY page is:
[connections template='market' image='photo' page_limit='20' pagination_position='before' show_birthday='FALSE' show_anniversary='FALSE' card_width='940' category_width='200' enable_bio='TRUE' enable_map='FALSE' enable_category_select='FALSE' enable_bio_head='FALSE' str_work_addr='Address' str_work_phone='Phone' str_work_email='Email' link_types = 'blog,website' str_bio_show=' ' ]
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I almost did notice it was the Market template … anyway what you want to do can be done with the
link_formatshortcode option. Add
link_format='%title%'to you shortcode. That’ll do the trick. Could I ask a favor? Future support questions, could you post them to the support forum instead? Many thanks!
Hope that helps!
Is there a way for a non-technical administrator to change url through the Dashboard of one existing directory listing without going into the wordpress database tables? By the way, your program is awesome and the non-technical administrator rarely has a question.
was originally created for a business (Worth Avenue Realty, LLC) which left.
A new business is now leasing that same rental space. Much of the original data such as coordinates, address, business hours, etc. are the same for the new business (Balistreri Realty…).
We want the url to be for example:
Sorry, no, there is not a way to change the entry slug at this time. I do get asked about this maybe once or twice a year so it is on my to do list but generally it gets bumped for higher priority items. A work around… you could click the “Copy” action link under the entry name on the Connections : Manage admin page. All the entry details will be copied, you can then change the name and when you click the save button a new entry with a new entry slug will be created.
I hope that helps!
Awesome. That is so easy. Don’t work on my ïssue” since you already have the answer with the COPY feature. Thank you!