re: The categories and last updated sections are included in the entry when I unchecked them in the customizing > Connections Template > Display administration setting.
If you are using any type of page caching via a server or plugin based solution, flush your page cache.
re: I would like to limit the Biographical Info that shows up on the list page/search and have a “read more” link. Is there a setting for this?
Sorry but this is not an issue with the template… this is not a feature of the Default Entry Card template. I suggest leaving the bio off in the Result List view of the template and then enabling it in the detail/profile view of the template. Alternatively, use the cMap template. It does not have an excerpt, but the bio is in a slide down content tray so it does not take up any vertical space.
re: I would like to have pagnation for this template.
Sorry, but this is not an issue with the template, it does not support this feature. You’ll need any of the premium templates to enable pagination support. If you like the Default Entry Card template, then I recommend the cMap template. YOu can adjust the styling to be fairly close to that of the Default template, though the layout will not be identical.
Hope that helps!