re: I’ll keep messing with it, but I’m not sure this is going to wind up working for me. It’s a shame because it could have been perfect if I could tweak the templates to show the information I need.
I did look at the old site you linked to. If you want that exact layout, you will need to custom template. To get something in the ballpark, especially if you want a columnar layout you will be better of tweaking the Tile Plus template. Most fields are off my default, by they can be turned back on with the shortcode options. You would have to enlarge the tile size to accommodate all the additional info. There are two shortcode options for that too.
Really… there nothing on the old site that can not be done using Connections.
re: i can’t figure out why when i click on the persons name to view their profile I get a redirect to a folder called “name” and and Oops the page can’t be found.
This is due to the server config. You see the
index.php in the address, that is breaking the rewrite rules in Connections so WordPress does not know what to do with the link so it redirects as a 404.
The root of the issue it seems the server is using IIS6. IIS6 is pretty old and did not have native support for URL rewriting.
Another user a while back had the same issue. Here’s a link to a working solution they came up with:
Hope that helps!