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01/06/2016 at 9:15 am #360144Eric KrupaParticipant
I purchased the Slim Plus template, and desire to make several modifications to how the information will be presented to the user. I looked into the Template Customizer, but I could not determine if what I want to do is feasible with the Slim Plus extension.
I would like to use the Slim Plus to create a front office staff directory for a sports league. The staff directory will be part of a larger web application. There are 14 teams in the league, plus the league office. In order to maximize the user-friendliness of the web app, I want to include icons to allow the user to initiate phone calls, text messages or emails from the staff directory. The attached PDF file shows what an entry would look like on a mobile phone. (The colors for the icon buttons would be changed so the user does not confuse them with the icons on their phone.) I also want to include the logo for the respective teams that correspond to that staff member. The logo would be in addition to the head shot of the staff member.
I am not a programmer, so I will need to hire someone to make the necessary modifications. Before I go down this path, I wanted to check with you to see if these modifications would be possible.
If these modifications are possible, would you mind giving me a summary of what would be needed? (technical terms are ok—I’ll just forward your summary to a developer). If you know any developers that are already familiar with customizing aspects of the connections-pro plugin and its templates, I’d be happy to discuss this opportunity with them.
Thank you for your time.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.01/06/2016 at 12:47 pm #360156Steven ZahmKeymaster
re: I want to include icons to allow the user to initiate phone calls, text messages or emails from the staff directory.
The dev would have to alter the template to include those icons. This should be relatively simple. Connections uses a collection of PHP functions to output the info in the data. They can be found in this file. Instead of using those functions in the template, the dev would instead use the “raw” data functions found in this file. Using the data the dev can output the icons with their appropriate data.
To initiate actions, I’m guessing you mean from a phone/mobile device. The telephone number link would have to be prefixed with the appropriate protocol. Emails should “just work”. I’m not certain if there is a way to initiate a text message. Your dev would have to research that in order to determine if that would be possible or not. related links:
re: I also want to include the logo for the respective teams that correspond to that staff member. The logo would be in addition to the head shot of the staff member.
Connections supports both a photo and a logo. The Slim Plus template only shows the logo, but your dev should be able to add the logo. The function to use would be this one.
re: If you know any developers that are already familiar with customizing aspects of the connections-pro plugin and its templates, I’d be happy to discuss this opportunity with them.
Sorry, but I really do not know of any other dev that I can recommend at this time.
Hope this answers you questions thoroughly!
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