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- This topic has 9 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated 7 years, 2 months ago by Steven.
11/18/2016 at 8:59 am #400344StevenGuest
I updated the plug-in and the Circled template and now the Biographical Info is displaying on the main page. I only want that info to appear when you click into the individual connections.11/18/2016 at 9:29 am #400347
What is the exact shortcode you are using on that page?11/18/2016 at 1:59 pm #400359StevenGuest
[connections image_width=250 id="1,2,8,16,10,18,20,7,23,4,3,13,12,14,15,5,9,11,21,6,17,19" order_by="id|SPECIFIED" enable_map='FALSE']11/18/2016 at 3:10 pm #400371
Very curious, I can not replicate the issue. If you can give me a temp WP admin login, I’ll take a closer look. The login details can be posted here as a private reply.11/21/2016 at 9:08 am #400506StevenGuestThis reply has been marked as private.11/21/2016 at 1:21 pm #400565
Thanks. I will login tomorrow afternoon and take a look. I’m away from my office today. Apologies for the delay.11/23/2016 at 9:24 am #400843
I went to login and I get invalid password error. Could you please verify the password. Thanks!11/23/2016 at 12:26 pm #400858StevenGuestThis reply has been marked as private.11/28/2016 at 12:18 pm #401624
Ok, I was able to replicate, finally. Here’s how to fix… but first, why.
The first release of Circled used a core WordPress function
wp_trim_words()to create and display the excerpt. This is actually quite a “brute force” function. It basically ignores all HTML tags and strips text to an exact number of words not taking into account for punctuation and sentences.
The latest version of Circled uses a custom excerpt function in Connections which is much smarter, respecting HTML tags and sentences. An excerpt will only end at the end of a sentence ( a period, an exclamation or question mark ).
The bio of your entries actually very few sentences that end with punctuation which results in some bios to show in full and the others at what seemingly seems random lengths.
- Add punctuation, or
excerpt_length="p"to the existing shortcode. The problem with using this option many of your bios being with a ‘p’ tag which contains nothing but a non-breaking space, or
- Create a custom override template file which uses the
wp_trim_words()to create the excerpt if you like that result better. I can help with this, I would need a FTP login.
Hope this helps, let me know.11/28/2016 at 2:50 pm #401638StevenGuest
The excerpt_length=”p” worked, with a couple modifications to a few connections.
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