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04/16/2016 at 11:20 am #373112Monica StuckeyParticipant
Is it possible to filter on Private/Public/Unlisted so that they can be displayed separately? I have a custom check box field that identifies members, visitors, and rejected applicants and I have roles assigned to who can see connections based on that which works great. Except the role that can see all three sees all three roles on the page that should just display one. So I would like to be able to filter on Private, Public, and Unlisted.
Love the plugin! Thanks!
Monica04/18/2016 at 10:16 am #373262
@ Monica Stuckey
A filter where?04/18/2016 at 3:01 pm #373285Monica StuckeyGuest
For front-end users. Sorry, I wasn’t very clear in what I wrote the first time. There are three levels of access to the front end of the website. Visitors who do not have a login. They should be able to see the member directory (information about who is a member of the group) which is a public page, and all the entries on this page are public (as opposed to private or unlisted).
Then there are the members of the site who have login credentials and the role of “member”. On one page, they should be able to see the public page member directory, just like a visitor can. But they also have access to a second page (role restricted) that displays the contact information for each person that has previously visited the group and the dates they came to visit. On this page, I can’t figure out how to filter out the “public” profiles and only show the “private” profiles.
The third group is officers (login credentials and role of “officer”). Officers can see the public page member directory. They can also see the second visitors page. But they have access to a third page which would contain all the rejected applicants, which are indicated by the “unlisted” setting. Again, this page, I can’t figure out how to filter out the public and private and only display the unlisted.
I have the roles working in that members can’t see unlisted, and visitors can’t see the visitors page or the rejected applicants page, but I can’t figure out how to prevent showing profiles the users technically has access to see but I don’t want them to see on that page.
I also have a custom field called profile type that is a check box group with values for Member, Visitor, and Rejected Applicant, but I read in the support that you cannot filter the front end on a custom field at this point, so I’m trying to figure out how to do it using an existing field.
I don’t want to use category because I need that to indicate the industry the profile’s business is associated with.
Does that make sense?
Monica04/19/2016 at 1:32 pm #373350
Unfortunately there is not really a way to do what you want out of the box. The only way to do this would be to implement the custom fields filter. Now, the only way that would work is if you added three separate checkbox fields for Member, Visitor, and Rejected Applicant rather than a checkbox group with those three options. The reason is how the data is stored in the db. Did you add the fields as a checkboxgroup field type or three separate checkbox field type?
As for actually adding this new feature to Connections, would you want to sponsor it which would include me installing it and testing on your site?04/19/2016 at 2:56 pm #373353Monica StuckeyGuest
I can easily change it from a checkbox group to a checkbox. I haven’t added that many profiles yet as I am still trying to get it all to work the way I want. Do you already have a custom fields filter? I must have missed that. I’m happy to do it either way.
As to adding the feature for filtering on public/private/unlisted, sure, I’d be happy to sponsor this feature!
Monica04/20/2016 at 1:05 pm #373478
re: Do you already have a custom fields filter?
No there is not, yet. That is what I was asking if you want to sponsor.
re: As to adding the feature for filtering on public/private/unlisted, sure, I’d be happy to sponsor this feature!
It was actually the metafilter I was asking about. If there was a metafilter, you could accomplish what you want without the visibility feature, correct? I’d rather add the metafilter than the visibility feature because there is code to prevent unlisted entries from being displayed on the frontend. I’d rather not remove that safeguard.04/20/2016 at 2:01 pm #373481Monica StuckeyGuest
Yes, I can accomplish it either way and would be happy to sponsor either feature. Just let me know what you’d need me to do.04/21/2016 at 12:08 pm #373671
Fantastic! Please contact me using the Contact link at the very bottom of the page and we’ll get this moving forward :)
I’ve already looked at what changes I need to make and I think this can be done quickly and for a very reasonable fee.
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