Thanks for the hotfix… I obviously would not have been able to figure that one out myself.
You are correct that I would not want the grid view to show up everywhere in the site so thanks for the undocumented shortcode option.
Speaking of which, I am hoping you have another undocumented shortcode so that I can hide the Locations category from displaying in that grid view?
Yes, I was going to be asking about disabling the category_select function under the assumption the grid view worked.
I will go back into the Customizer and change the heading names. I have commented those out altogether on the main cMap template and could have done the same for these.
Regarding your PS, I started this same website back in 2000 and ran it as a community directory / tourism portal. At that time, there weren’t things like WordPress or anyone out there that had created ready-made quality directory plugins or software. So, we built our own.
But, over the last couple of years we really started searching for a ready-made option that would work for us that had lots of customizing options. Yours did come up in our choices but we chose an alternate option that we eventually learned wasn’t going to do it for what we envisioned.
So, about 6 months ago, we scrapped that product and just went with creating featured site sections with full-sized feature pages for those businesses that valued being a part of our marketing program. This left us with a product that had no choice but to be pricey considering the time involved in creating each of them.
We initially thought we could just use a Table plugin but quickly discovered that with an expected 500-600+ entities spread across 20-30 tables, it was going to be an administration nightmare.
About a month ago, I re-discovered your plugin and started spending some time figuring out just how customizable it was. As soon as I discovered that I could still have my featured site sections displaying the directory content pretty much any way I wanted, as well as having a full-blown directory, with only having to enter the data once, I was all-in to give it a go.
It’s important to note that the style is easily customizable. With a little CSS knowledge or outside assistance, the look and feel you desire can easily be attained.
I am now using 1 purchased templates, cMap (looks great on iPhone!), and the included Names template for Free listings, and will be looking at adding Gridder for a couple of my featured site sections like Health & Wellness and the Real Estate section.
I have also purchased a couple of the Extensions and looking forward to also getting the Form, Link & Login extensions, and building a membership system with full payment processing capabilities. Our project is quite complex but I think your product will work well with some customization. In hindsight I should have purchased one of your Packs. But, for those that just want to try it out first, the entry fee is very low, almost free in fact.
It’s really great to know that you support your product so well. It gives me the confidence in knowing that our directory will be successful. I’m sure I will be adding some wish list items in the near future. Thanks for your help thus far!