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09/17/2013 at 9:02 pm #269406Pamela CatherParticipant
I’m considering purchasing the Widget pack as I’d like to list the categories like the sample website http://funchkins.travel/lakegeneva/directory/
In the posts that I have read here it appears that I can not choose to limit which categories show in the list, yet it appears on the above website they were able to subdivide the categories; Lake Geneva with sub-categories and Towns around Lake Geneva.
I’d like to do the same. Cities in one area and Specialties in another.
How did they do this?
Pamela09/17/2013 at 9:26 pm #269407
What they did there was clever and in some ways beat me to it…
What they did was used the links that was created by the category widget and created to custom menu nav widgets. The quick instructions…
Go to the Appearance : Menus admin page and create a new menu. Make sure you do NOT assign it a theme location.
After creating the new menu. Add Links to it. copy past the links from the category widget to make that easy. Save the menu.
Now go to the Appearance : Widgets admin page and drag the Custom Menu widget to your sidebar. Select your custom menu you just created and save.
Rinse, wash, repeat.
Hope that make sense.09/18/2013 at 12:46 am #269425Pamela CatherParticipant
That’s a really awkward way of doing it as I’ll have to edit it everytime I get a new city. But it works for now. http://www.cilppa.org/directory Hope you might consider this for a widget sometime soon.
Can you tell me how they removed the Select Category dropdown and the Search field at the top? As I now have all this on the side as they do.
thanks.09/18/2013 at 2:01 pm #269473
Sure. One thing I’m already working on is a method to filter by state and/or city so they do not need to be added as categories.
To remove the category drop down and search use the following shortcode or update the one you’re using to include the
[connections enable_search='false' enable_category_select='false']09/26/2013 at 7:30 am #270033CathyGuest
Question about the category widget. Is there a way to list the main categories and when you click on those show the sub categories?
Thanks in advance09/26/2013 at 11:33 am #270065
I’m sorry, but I don’t understand. The widget will list all categories regardless is a parent category is clicked. Could you provide more detail?09/29/2013 at 9:22 pm #270297Cathy DanielParticipant
when formatting categoires, you can have a parent (main category) and sub categories attached to that parent category. To keep the display clean, is there a way to show the parent category with an indicator (like a + or arrow) that there are subcategories? then when clicked, expand the parent category to show all of the subcategories?
example: we are using countries as the parent with the state or territory etc as the sub category. We would like to show the countries and only the subcategories (i.e. United States, then states) when the country is clicked on.
If there is not a way to do that, is there some custom code that we could pay for?09/30/2013 at 3:39 pm #270341
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