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06/30/2015 at 12:40 pm #33911806/30/2015 at 1:28 pm #339124
I’m going to assume you have the Link extensionhttp://connections-pro.com/add-on/link/ so your users are being linked to their entry… You can use the Form extension to add frontend editing so you users can edit their entry without the need to visit the admin.
Hope that helps, please let me know.06/30/2015 at 6:42 pm #339225
Thanks for the quick reply. Yes. I do have Link enabled. I have added the Form extension to the site. Now what? I don’t see any settings or code to add the form to my custom page template.06/30/2015 at 7:09 pm #339226
Go to the Connections : Settings admin page, click the Display tab, scroll down to entry actions and enable the edit my entry link. Under the result list action you might want to enable the view my entry link and disable the submit new link. That’s ikt.
Hope that helps.06/30/2015 at 7:13 pm #339227
I don’t see either of those options listed on the Display tab.
Under Entry Actions I only see ‘Back to Directory’ and ‘Add to Address Book. Under Result List Actions I only see ‘View All’.
I guess I’m also still confused on how this is going to make the form show up on my custom page template.06/30/2015 at 8:01 pm #339228
If those two extension are installed and active you should have those options. Which versions of those two extension do you have installed?
I missed this particular statement; “custom page template“. You will not be able to, Form has its own page frontend page which will be accessible via the links that the options under the results list and entry list actions will enable.07/01/2015 at 11:59 am #339284
Connections = 8.2.10
Connections Form = 1.0.2
Connections Link = 1.0.2
When we get this figured out, what page will the form show up on?
Thanks for all of your help.07/01/2015 at 12:54 pm #339288
Ok, that explains it, the current versions are:
- Form: 2.2
- Link: 2.0.3
The frontend editing was not implemented until 2.0 of this extensions. Go to your purchase history page and download the new versions from the Downloads tab.
The page that these links and form will show up on will be the same page as your directory.07/01/2015 at 1:31 pm #339293
Alright. Getting closer.
On the Directory page… As an administrator, I see a link to add a new entry (this uses the front end form), a list of the existing entries, but I don’t see a link to edit existing entries.
When I’m not logged in at all, the Directory page shows the list of entries, but it doesn’t have any links for editing.
When I log in as an Employee (custom role), the Directory page only shows the drop down for categories and ‘No results’. The Employee role has capabilities for:
Just to clarify what my goal is…
I want an employee to be able to log in to access Human Resources information. Upon logging in, I will redirect them to an protected ‘Employee’ page that can only be accessed by someone that is logged in. On this page, I will have downloads for various HR forms, and I’m hoping to include the ability for them to view/edit their Connections entry. Do you think this is something I am going to be able to do?07/02/2015 at 9:16 am #339338
re: I don’t see a link to edit existing entries.
The edit entry link would be on the entry profile page. I see you are using the Slim Plus template … this particular template does not display a link to that profile page.
I can give you some code a cobbled together for another user which adds a shortcode that will output a “Edit My Entry” link. Would you like that code?
re: When I’m not logged in at all, the Directory page shows the list of entries, but it doesn’t have any links for editing.
Ummm, yeah… you wouldn’t want just anyone to be able to edit your directory would you?
re: When I log in as an Employee (custom role), the Directory page only shows the drop down for categories and ‘No results’.
Go to the Connections : Roles admin page, click the “Reset All Role Capabilities” option and then click the update button. now re-add the Edit Entry Moderated capability to the Employee role. Do this on the Connections : Roles admin page not what ever third party plugin you are using to manage custom roles.
re: On this page, I will have downloads for various HR forms, and I’m hoping to include the ability for them to view/edit their Connections entry. Do you think this is something I am going to be able to do?
Like I said, the add/edit links for Connections will only show on the page where you directory is. The code I mentioned previously would allow you to add at least the edit my entry link on your hr page. Actually this code was developed for the other user specifically to meet a similar need.
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