The login fails so I can not really see the page … I may not need to though…
re: As soon as I select a ‘category’ search is performed with the keyword ‘search’ by default.
This is likely being caused by the theme including a “buggy” (in my opinion) HTML5 shim script.
The purpose of these shim scripts is to enable HTML5 features in browsers that do not support them. They work pretty well … but, there seems to be a bug in this shim script.
When you click on a category, the “Search” placeholder string in the search box is being sent too. So you’re actually searching for “Search” within the category being clicked. Obviously not what we want to do.
The fix will be to remove the “Search” placeholder text. To do this easily, we can use another plugin.
Changing the search string can be done with the Say What? plugin.
It’ll add a new Text Changes menu item under the Tools admin page.
Click Add New, enter the string exactly as shown in Connections,
connections (notice the lack of capitalization, that’s important!) as the domain and then enter your new text.
The new text you want to add will be nothing, leave it blank.
That should fix it.
re: In excerpt plus, I can’t get Notes, work address, other address fields to get displayed after clicking ‘read more’. Can you please advise me on how to do that?
I just replied to another user asking a very similar question, rather than repeat it, here’s a link to my reply:
re: Also i will need to assign custom labels to those field.
See this FAQ. All the calid shortcode options can be found on the [Excerpt Plus doc page(http://connections-pro.com/documentation/template-doc/excerpt-plus-shortcode-options/).
Related… check out this QuickTip.
Hope I answered all your questions thoroughly!