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04/17/2018 at 2:19 pm #459393
Upgraded and see the google maps integration now, thank you!
Question, is it possible to have a “master map” at the top of my directory page that populates all of the doctors pins from the directory so people can quickly look for their area and see if there is a dropped pin for a doctor by them?
Also, all of the photos I uploaded to Connections before the cmap theme are still attached to their profiles, but now all of them have a grey ghosted image as if cmap is populating something instead of recognizing what’s already uploaded?
Is there an easy fix for this or do I need to re-upload all the doctors images?
Thank you!04/17/2018 at 2:56 pm #459395
RE: is it possible to have a “master map” at the top of my directory page that populates all of the doctors pins from the directory so people can quickly look for their area and see if there is a dropped pin for a doctor by them?
Sorry, no, there is no cluster map feature.
RE: all of the photos I uploaded to Connections before the cmap theme are still attached to their profiles, but now all of them have a grey ghosted image as if cmap is populating something instead of recognizing what’s already uploaded?
This is because cMap displays the logo by default, instead of the photo. What you need to do is configure cMap to display the photo instead. Here’s how:
- Navigate to the Connections Templates admin page.
- Click the Customize button for cMap. The page will refresh with the Customizer on the left and the preview on the right.
- Click the back arrow in the upper left of the Customizer.
- Click the Image panel.
- Change the Image Type to Photo.
- Click the back arrow again.
- Click the Bio Image panel.
- Choose either the logo or none for the Image Type.
- Now, click an entry name in the Preview. Any entry name, it does not matter. The Preview will refresh showing the single entry profile view of the cMap template.
- Repeat the image type changes. The reason this needs done twice is because each view of the cMap template can be configured independently for maximum flexibility.
- After you have made the changes Publish the changes and exit the Customizer.
Hope this helps!
ps. While you are in the Customizer, nagate around to the various options. cmap has many ;)04/17/2018 at 8:20 pm #459418
Hmm, is there any chance of a cluster map in the future?
Also, having multiple entries per address is nice, but you should add the phone number line as part of the address so each address can have it’s own specific phone number attached. As it is now the address list at the top and then the phone numbers all list at the bottom and there’s really no way to correlate multiple addresses & phone numbers together04/17/2018 at 8:21 pm #459419
And thanks for the help btw, I got the image situation figured out!04/18/2018 at 8:57 am #459475
RE: is there any chance of a cluster map in the future?
I have had pans to add one for quite awhile now… it has been put off until I’m done with the completely refactoring of the code to enable full support for the REST API which will be critical to properly support the radical new page editor WP is going to add.
Those maps are of a really limited usability anyway. Think about when you have personally used directories which had cluster maps. Did you really actually use it? I know I have not. I’m always searching for a specific location or a specific name.
RE: you should add the phone number line as part of the address so each address can have it’s own specific phone number attached.
I would suggest that they should be separate entries if they have different addresses with different phone numbers. Take McDonalds as example… you would not add all addresses to a single entry with all their phone numbers. You would add each location as a single entry because they are separate locations.
Hope that helps!04/23/2018 at 3:24 am #459808
I’d say cluster maps are great for a quick glance of a particular area to see if there are even any connections in that particular area.
I dunno it just seems repetitive to me to have 4 separate entries for the same doctor instead of 1 entry with 4 locations and phone numbers for each location.04/23/2018 at 11:23 am #459882
RE: it just seems repetitive to me to have 4 separate entries for the same doctor instead of 1 entry with 4 locations and phone numbers for each location.
I see, one entry for a single doctor would make sense in that context. There is no builtin way to assign a phone to an address. What I’ve done for others in the past as a custom project is create a custom plugin where an address and a phone of a like type were displayed together. For example, a “Work” address had the “Work” phone number displayed below it. If I remember correctly we added “Branch” 1–15 for addresses and phone numbers and then created a custom template override file which would loop thru to display each branch. They were quite satisfied with the solution. Perhaps this would work for you?04/25/2018 at 1:25 am #460111
Hmm, I will see how it works out for me as is and if I require the custom plugin, I will definitely let you know.
Thanks for your help!
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