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- This topic has 4 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated 9 years ago by Steven Zahm.
05/21/2014 at 2:53 pm #291778fcomstocGuest
Hello, I really like your plugin, I have been using it for a couple days now and it works great, I did have a question though regrading using multiple categories in a single page, this is how I have the page set up now:
(Displays logos with separated lists of people by category)
This works great for the list, the problem is, when you click on one of the people to get the individuals profile, it displays all three images and three copies of their profile, do you have any suggestions on how to just display their individual profile – separate pages or something?
Thanks for you insight and for creating such a great, free WP plugin.
-Frank05/21/2014 at 2:54 pm #291779fcomstocGuest
BTW here is the link to the page in question:05/21/2014 at 4:02 pm #291786Steven ZahmKeymaster
This happens because there are three shortcode instances on the page and the shortcode is unaware of the other instances. This is actually by design so it can be used multiple times on the same page.
What you need to do is create a “results” page, lets call it “Person”. Then you need to set that page as the directory home page. Here’s how:
Create a new page and give it the title of “Person”.
Take note of the page ID as you will need it.
For the page contents, just add the
[connections]shortcode, nothing else with no shortcode options.
Go to the Connections : Settings admin page and set the Directory Home Page option to the new “Person” page.
Now edit your original page and add the home_id shortcode option. You should end up with:
[connections category="4" home_id="X"] <hr /> Dartmouth Logo [connections category="5" home_id="X"] <hr /> UC Boulder Logo [connections category="6" home_id="X"]
Where X equals the page ID of the “Person” page.
Now, when you click thru, the links will end up on the results “Person” page where the shortcode only exists a single time.
Hope that helps.05/21/2014 at 4:14 pm #291791fcomstocGuest
That worked perfectly !!
Thank you for your help.
-Frank05/21/2014 at 4:34 pm #291795Steven ZahmKeymaster
Great to hear!
If you have a moment, I would truly appreciate a review as they really do make a difference. Many thanks in advance!
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