I looked into the memory issue and learned that a few days ago the hosting provider did some server clean-up and dropped the memory down to 4MB. I have increased it now to 64MB and re-tested. Same problem.
As soon as you check the “Display the categories above the results list?” box and visit [REDACTED] you’ll see only the first part of the page loading.
I have only added one category image thus far as I wanted to prove it worked before I bothered with that task. When I was able to see it the first time I installed it, it showed up with the others just text and one image, so I knew it worked.
I have made several CSS style changes obviously and those should not have any effect (I don’t think). Those changes are located in the child theme style.css file.
You will notice that I have been playing around with the Hours Extension if you visit this page – [REDACTED] using column code and a Widget Anywhere type plugin. I don’t really want to waste the sidebar space for the hours and don’t like how it displays on the page normally leaving a lot of white space on the side.
I also will want to change the words Biography and Notes on the ‘name’ page and haven’t yet found where to do that.
You will also note that I have set up categories and sub-categories. I see in most examples/demos that mostly people are just using one main category like ‘business’ then just an alphabetical list of everything else under it.
First thing here is that I do not have a checkmark in the ‘show category counts’ box and yet they are still showing up. The top level categories show zeroes which led me to believe that when I add a business I need to not only select the sub-cat but also the top-cat for the numbers to show properly. Showing the numbers is not important.
My intentions were to have the grid display on the main directory page showing only the top level categories, then when clicked I was hoping to see another grid gallery showing the sub-cats… I haven’t got far enough to know if that will work.
You’ll also notice that I have categories for locations. This is not ideal but necessary. At some point I will figure out how to separate the locations out.
As you’ll notice on the site, not only will we have the “business directory” to be accessible from the main menu, but more importantly, for SEO reasons (and others), we have featured site sections like the Dining Guide – [REDACTED] – where we want to display just the results of specific categories with no options of navigating or selecting other directory options.
On that page, we will possibly be eliminating the tables below and using the “Individual” template. Numerous possible problems with that considering we are using accordions on those pages… we could only display “all results’ without pagination. This may cause page load time issues and other issues.
Another option that will most likely work better is to only display our featured businesses – “Organizations”, and then simply have a button saying “More Restaurants, Pubs & Cafes…” and that takes you to the directory section that applies.
We are also considering adding the Gridder template and using that for Health & Wellness practitioners or Real Estate agents in that section.
Note that we have one wordpress installation (site) on invermere.com but it is also mirrored to columbiavalley.com.
Anyways, I hope that is enough info for you to understand what we’re trying to do. Thanks! Scott
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