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- This topic has 2 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated 10 years, 8 months ago by juan.
06/28/2013 at 5:18 pm #263875JuanGuest
I downloaded the free version of the plug-in directory and have been testing it for some time now. I’m getting ready to purchase the Pro-Pack because it has all the features that I need.
I’m trying to create a directory where some listings are for the general public and others are for users that register and log in to the site (it would be a controlled registration). For instance, the site will have numerous categories, and each listing will belong to several categories. This is how it would work:
1.Everyone that comes to the site would see all categories except “wholesale” categories.
2.The wholesale category side will be available only to those that register.
One of the solutions that I can think of is where I create a wholesale category and put it on a page that is only seen by the registered users, and this I think I can do. My question is though, how do I control when users do a search and how do I keep users that do not register from accessing the wholesale category when they do a search? Can this be done with a short code option?
I hope this makes sense. I would like some suggestions on how to set this up, if you can.
P.S. Thank you very much for a great plug-in. It will save me a lot of work!06/28/2013 at 6:33 pm #263882Steven ZahmKeymaster
The solution might be pretty simple. Any entry that is assigned to the “Wholesale” category, set their entry to “Private” instead of “Public” Then on the Connections : Roles admin page set the “View Private” capability to the role that your registered user will be assigned.
This will limit what is returned what can be view by the “public” even in searches. Now the “Wholesale” category will show up, just the name, but if the user is not a registered user. they will just see a no result message instead of the entries.
Hope that makes sense and helps.06/29/2013 at 5:04 pm #263938juanGuest
Thank you very much for your quick response. That is the perfect solution that I was looking for–it was right in front of me and I didn’t see it until you mentioned it. I’ve been reading your forums to get familiar with the product and am very impressed with how quickly and thoroughly you answer everyone. Thank you very much for your great product and service!
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