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- This topic has 20 replies, 3 voices, and was last updated 8 years, 1 month ago by Steven Zahm.
01/30/2015 at 11:53 am #317616BenGuest
Hello! We’re looking for a way to change the Search feature in Connections Pro so that when a search is done, it sources from all categories of entries instead of requiring the person searching to change categories. For instance, we’re a nonprofit with both individual and organization members, by default the searches show results of individuals, and in order to see organizations you must select that from a dropdown list of categories and subcategories. We feel this isn’t the most helpful and don’t want to make our organizations feel under represented. Is there a way to enable searching of all categories and have those results displayed all together?
Thank you!01/30/2015 at 12:14 pm #317618
When the show all categories option is selected, Connections will search all categories. It is only when you switch categories will the search be limited to that category.
The only way this would be limited, would be if it was configured to work different with the shortcode.
What is the exact shortcode you are using? My guess there is a setting being used to limit the display to the artists.01/30/2015 at 12:40 pm #317619
Good day @Steven
I’m unable to get the Connections-Pro Search feature to function for cMap or Slim-Plus
[connections template='slim-plus' category='2' color='#70168E' enable_bio_head='true' pagination_position='both' str_work_addr="Church Address" str_work_phone='Church Phone' str_other_addr="Church Mailing Address" enable_search='true' enable_category_select='false' show_alphaindex='true']
Also, would live to have either a “View Profile” “View Note” link in cMap for guest to see more information.
And within Slim-Plus to have the same or a “read more”, which I tried but wasn’t able to get working.
Any suggestions?01/30/2015 at 1:02 pm #317622
Can you please share a link to the pages where the search is not functioning?
I see in the shortcode that you are limiting the results to entries to those only in category 2 … when you test searching, you are searching only for entries that are assigned to category 2, correct? I ask because only entries assigned to category 2 will be searched for.
The view more link, so to speak … click on the entry name, that links to the single entry view in cMap. This does not exist for Slim Plus though.01/30/2015 at 1:38 pm #317626
Yes, only searching within category 2, and also, how to add link to Organization Bio and Pastor (individual) Bio for more information?
?Click on the entry name? Slim-Plus provides for bio, however, I’d like to have a method of linking to full page bio or at least a read more function (ie.: look at Oliver in this directoryBishops Directory)01/30/2015 at 2:18 pm #317631
Let deal with the search issue first rather trying to address multiple items at once. I think that’ll be easier for us … definitely easier for me and faster.
First question, do you have any security related plugins installed, such as WP-SpamShield?
If you do, check their option for anything about blocking suspicious queries.
I’m focussing on this directory because something is cause a 403 access denied message on query strings that are outside the root domain.
For example, this core WordPress search will work on you site:
But if I go up a page:
This will fail. NOTE, this is the core WP search, see the
?sa Connections search will be
This should show the WordPress search results page. Instead, the server response with a 403 access denied message.
This can be caused by a plugin or a server setting… So let start by looking at plugins.01/30/2015 at 2:44 pm #317633
Only possible plugin is Akismet, which I’m on the fence about activating.
The credentials for admin are good, if you’d like to take a peek…01/31/2015 at 12:52 pm #317718
Sure I’ll take a look, the login details can be sent via the contact link at the bottom of the page.
I also recommend asking your host about the 403 access denied error on occurring on query strings. Maybe they have mod_sec installed on the server and configured in a way that blocks access to queries made on site’s sub pages.01/31/2015 at 3:03 pm #317789This reply has been marked as private.02/03/2015 at 9:59 am #318008
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