The reason you are seeing this is because the shortcode is on the page twice… Connections uses the same page. Even the URL changes (for SEO) you are always on the same page.
What you to do can be done but you need to change the setup a bit. Here’s how…
- Create a new page, let’s call it “Person” (name is not important but should be relevant). The page contents should be just the
[connections]shortcode with no other options.
- Set the “Person” page as the Directory Home Page on the Connections : Settings admin page.
- Edit you current direct page and add
force_home=true]to both shortcodes and save the page.
Now when you click on the profile links in the directory, the will resolve to the “Person” page where the shortcode exists only once so the profile will only be displayed once.
Hope that helps, please let me know.