RE: I updated tot he latest version of Connections 8.31 and the string I use to set the default select category dropdown text is no longer working.
Hmmm… the 8.31 update contained no changes around templates or string customization. It only added the necessary code to “bundle” a block for the new WP editor coming in 5.0 and a block which can be used instead place of the shortcode.
Could you walk me thru the method you used to change the text since there are a few ways that could be accomplished.
RE: I am also using this plugin extension “Connections Business Directory Initial Search Results” to suppress the results until a selection is made. … I only want user to select from the dropdown.
You would have to edit the code in that addon to remove the search field from being generated. Open the addon plugin file, search for and remove
$search = cnTemplatePart::search( $atts );. That will remove the search input field.
Hope this helps!