re: Please point me in the direction of this tutorial, I can’t find anything about it.
There is no tutorial. Install the extension, like you have the few others in the Pro Pack and configure it to your liking.
Disable the category drop down in the Template Customizer for cMap.
RE: Are you saying search must be by business name or keyword, you can’t search by a category? When someone has hundreds of categories, noone is going to want to you use a drop down menu to scroll forever
The category drop down is search, click it so it opens and type your search. No ned at all to scroll through the categories. No matter the number.
re: Maybe I will try the latter and get rid of the drop down but still that is going to look crazy when you i have 184 categories.
You could reorganize a bit. For example, have a generic top level category with more specifics as children. For example:
— Fast food
— Fine Dining
Then configure Enhanced Categories to display only the parent categories, when a user clicks on a parent the children categories are listed. That way you never display more than a dozen’ish categories at once.
Of course you could leave it as is, many people like the search category drop down a lot since i is quick and easy to use.
re: Are the counts accurating on the Connections : Categories admin page? NO they all say zero as well. How do you clear this out??
Did you create a dummy category and then delete it? Than clears the count cache. If you did, I’ll need an admin login so I can take a closer look. I have not seen the category counts off like this before. So I not presently sure what the issue could be.