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- This topic has 5 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated 9 years, 1 month ago by Steven Zahm.
05/03/2013 at 3:34 pm #258780tglazierGuest
When I select a category from the dropdown I get a “no results” message even though I have a person assigned to the categories.05/04/2013 at 10:21 am #258863
This is being caused by a script in the theme. The search input has default text that says “Search” because of the theme, that word is being submitted as a search term when you use the category dropdown. You can see it in the address bar. The theme is trying to be helpful by using this “shim” for older browsers that do not support the placeholder text in text boxes. I’ve seen a couple implementations of this shim and they all seem to have this same bug.
Unfortunately, the only fix, is to remove this from the Connections source PHP code. You’ll have to open the class.template-parts.php file and go to line 376.
In that line you will find this:
placeholder="' . __('Search', 'connections')
Change it to this:
placeholder="' . __('', 'connections')05/06/2013 at 2:08 pm #259043tglazierGuest
Thank you. That did the trick.03/20/2014 at 2:09 am #282866RegineGuest
I also thought I have the problem, but I just worked out, it only doesn’t find a category if I choose a letter from the alpha index first and then afterwards decide to select a category.
It isn’t obvious, that it’s trying to select a category within the chosen letter.
I am wondering how I can make this more obvious? Also how do I get back to the full list after I used the alpha index? Can there be a Show All link or something like this when a letter was selected?
Or can I change the category selector to always go across all records, regardless if a letter has been selected first? I think that would be my preferred option.
Thanking you in advance
Regine03/20/2014 at 9:35 am #282885
Hmmm… yeah, that is an oversight on my part. There is not a way to “clear” a character filter after one is clicked. I’ll see what can be added to Connections for the next update due out by the end of the month. Right now, the only suggestion that I can think of is to add a link above the shortcode on the page that links to the same page. That will “clear” any searches/filters.
Adding a “You are currently searching within…” notice with an all clear link is on the to do list. I don’t think that will make the next update though.
I will not be changing the ability to filter by character within a category however. There are many other users which have 10’s of thousands of entries within Connections so filtering by character within a category is an absolute necessity.
Hope that helps.04/22/2014 at 1:55 pm #289294
Just added a message box above the search results which will alert the user in which category and search terms the results are being filtered by. This also includes message when filtering the results by character. This message box contains a “Clear Search” button.
This should eliminate any confusion when searching.
This will be part of the upcoming 0.8 release.
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