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- This topic has 10 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated 5 years, 8 months ago by Katia Trost.
07/31/2017 at 3:53 am #430873
I was trying to display 2 different categories plus children on different pages like this:
“Yes, many users do exactly this with Connections. To accomplish this you would separate the different directories based on assigned categories using the category shortcode option.
You would have three parent categories; “Businesses”, “Program” and “Staff” with their respective categories as children.”
However, this isn’t working. It is still displaying the whole directory. The first page is supposed to display practitioners only, the second consultation only. Also, there seems to be a little bug, since the stuff that I have been trying to save won’t “stick”. When I put in the code for displaying categories with ID on the second page (consultation), it always jumps back to “connections” in brackets.
I would appreciate some ideas on why this is happening. Thank you, Katia07/31/2017 at 10:33 am #430902
On those pages, switch the WP post editor to the text tabs. What are the exact shortcodes used on those two pages?07/31/2017 at 3:59 pm #430920
This is the shortcode on page “practitioner”:
Hier finden Sie Therapeuten im deutschsprachigen Raum nach Land und Postleitzahl sortiert.
I copied the shortcode from your post and just changed the IDs. But when I saved the page, it changed to the shortcode above.
and this is on page “consultation”:
The consultation shortcode will not stay like the one in the practitioner page with the right IDs. Once you save it, it jumps back to the connections shortcode.07/31/2017 at 4:30 pm #430931
The issue is that the shortcode is invalid, it should be like this:
Basically there are way too many quotes which is causing the WordPress shortcode parser to not read it correctly.
Hope this helps!08/01/2017 at 2:10 am #430981
Thanks for the input, but it didn’t change anything. Still displaying the same. Katia08/01/2017 at 11:34 am #431024
RE: Thanks for the input, but it didn’t change anything. Still displaying the same.
Are you certain you have the correct category IDs? I see 6 listed categories but 12 ID/s in the shortcode. That could simply be because the other are empty … but I would like to confirm. It appears on your consultation page you may want this
[connections category="15"]and on your practitioner page you would want this
[connections category="16"]but it is not really possible for me to know because I am not sure what your goal is08/01/2017 at 12:21 pm #431025
Thanks for your patience. I had tried the shortcode you suggested before. What happens is it doesn’t save. It will always look like [connections category=16] or [connections category=15].
What I am trying to do is to display category 16 with all children on the practitioner page and category 15 with all children on the consultation page.
Katia08/01/2017 at 12:48 pm #431026
[connections category=15]are correct. The quotes are only required when stringing together multiple category ID/s. Their removal is the shortcode being “cleaned”. What is important is the results shown on the page. Have both pages been updated to us only these two shortcodes? If they are. PLease send me a login so I can review. The details can be posted here as a private reply.08/02/2017 at 7:20 am #431116This reply has been marked as private.08/02/2017 at 10:37 am #431132
When I checked today, the entries in each list were correct.
I did login and make one change.
You had enabled the global option to display the categories above the directory. That option is not affected by the
[connections]shortcode options so I disabled it. Instead I used the shortcode to display the category list, limited to the respective categories on both pages.
Keep in mind that Connections is designed to work as a directory on a single page which is how 99% of users use it. It takes additional configuration when manually splitting the directory between pages, a feature to the best of my knowledge is unique to Connections.
Hope this helps!
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