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01/12/2013 at 7:37 pm #249004annieGuest
Hi = can’t find information on HOW THE RELATIONS connection works and we are trying to build a huge, private – i’m talking “italian” family huge – dbase and felt that connections family options may be the trick
I’ve downloaded and am testing the FREE plugin, as we speak – I’d feel more comfortable recommending this to a client if I can figure out how the plugin and PRO versions need to be configured to do their job, at top performance
Ideas and recommendations?
Thanks, in advance – your plugin is a great idea01/14/2013 at 6:54 pm #249077
Here is an example on how to use the Family entry type.
Say we have a family, the Doe’s.
First, lets start with one of the parent’s, John. Create a new Individual entry for John and put in all his personal info.
Second, simply copy John and change the first name to Jane and add/change any info that relates only to her for example her birthday.
Third, do the same for Girl and Boy.
Now create a new entry using the Family type. For the Family Name enter something like “Doe, John & Jane” and then click the “Add Relation” button for each member in the family, in this example, four times. In the first column of drop downs select each family member and in the second column of drop downs select their relationships.
Finally, just add a the following attribute to the shortcode like such; [connections list_type='family']
Does this help?04/01/2015 at 6:00 pm #330266DmitriyGuest
Is it possible to create a new relationship type? I’m working on neighborhood directory and would like to be able to have Pet profiles linked to families04/02/2015 at 10:51 am #330308
Sorry, no, not at this time.04/03/2015 at 1:17 pm #330408DmitriyGuest
Is it possible to rename existing? Let’s say changing partner or significant other to pet.
Also, the “Form” demo doesn’t appear to have Family option for front-end submission. Is it available as part of actual extension?
And last but not least… Is it possible to have a link to Family on individual profile. Perhaps same place where linked members are shown in the family profile. I was able to get around it by adding previously copied link and labeling it My Family, however, it appears among other web links and is easy to overlook, plus it would be major pain for someone creating a profile for household of 5 with 3 pets.04/06/2015 at 12:20 pm #330694
re: Is it possible to rename existing? Let’s say changing partner or significant other to pet.
Yes it is. See this QuickTip for details.
re: Also, the “Form” demo doesn’t appear to have Family option for front-end submission. Is it available as part of actual extension?
Sorry, no, presently managing families is not supported by Form.
re: Is it possible to have a link to Family on individual profile.
Not sure I completely understand… but I’ll take a guess.
Most templates, early all infact, show the relations as links. My guess is maybe you’re using template which does not for the single entry view. Which template do you have active for the
Alltemplate type? Which template do you have active for for
Familytemplate type? And, on the Settings admin page, under the Display tab, do you have the single entry template option enabled?09/28/2015 at 3:26 pm #348497Lara MarshParticipant
Just following up on part of this as it is a need I have as well:
Is it possible to have a link to the family on a single entry? In other words, if I have a family created and it has multiple relations added to it, can I also display on the individual relation what family they are in?
So for example, let’s say I have the family “Smith” with a brother of “John.” When I look on the front end at Smith, I see that John is listed. When I click on John, is there also a way to see that he is in the Smith family?
Lara09/28/2015 at 5:33 pm #348509
re: When I click on John, is there also a way to see that he is in the Smith family?
Sorry, no. Only when families (the entry type) are listed are the relations shown. After clicking on a relation, there is no way to display which family they have been assigned.
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