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Tagged: 8.1.7, force_home, shortcode
- This topic has 1 reply, 2 voices, and was last updated 8 years, 4 months ago by Steven Zahm.
02/01/2015 at 9:19 pm #317854Joseph ChiangGuest
I found that in my current website, if I click the names of the people, it will somehow be redirected to the detail page. But the detail page looks kind of wierd.
It would be perfect when I click at the people’s names, it will be redirected to their personal homepages (probably in another external website). I have added the filed called “personal webpage” under the “link” tab of each people’s personal info. in the backstage management center. What should I do afterwards to reach this effect?
Thanks a lot. My site is located at http://cloudfleet.ece.ust.hk/main/?page_id=1802/03/2015 at 9:49 am #318002Steven ZahmKeymaster
This issue you have is that you are using the shortcode on the same page multiple times. This is possible but requires a little more complex setup.
But first to answer your question …
It would be possible but to make the names redirect to a link that was entered in Links section but that would require quite a bit of reworking the template using PHP, so, that is not easily done, sorry.
To deal with the name links as they are, you have two options.
The first is the simplest. Go to the Connections : Settings admin page and click on the Advanced tab. Under the Permalinks section, uncheck the Name base option and save.
With this option disabled the names will no longer be links.
The second requires you to create a “Results” page. The name of the page is not relevant, can be anything you choose.
After you create and publish the new page, add the
[connections]shortcode to it only once, with no options set.
Go to the Connections : Settings page and set the Directory Home Page to this new “Results” page.
Now, on your original page, add the
force_home='true'shortcode option to each shortcode instance.
Now the name links will redirect to the newly create “Results” page.
Hope that helps!
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