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Tagged: 8.1.5, cMap, configuration
- This topic has 1 reply, 2 voices, and was last updated 8 years, 4 months ago by Steven Zahm.
01/14/2015 at 3:48 pm #314881Teresa HuberParticipant
I emailed several days ago. Can you please help me with this.
I just purchased the template cmap for connections.
I’m having a few issues with the way it looks and displays businesses.
I set up a page here: http://thecalumetclub.com/site/vendor-directory
Which is ok but under every category, there is a dropdown to view categories and a view all link. I would like to remove both those
I’d like to show all on the first directory page they come to.
I used individual categories in the short code
[connections category_name='Preferred Travel Agency']
On this page: http://thecalumetclub.com/site/vendor-directory/view/all, click on each vendor to go to their profile page.
This is for Travel: http://thecalumetclub.com/site/vendor-directory/name/bliss-travel-inc
This is for Sweet Stuff Bakery (you have to scroll down the page to view it) http://thecalumetclub.com/site/vendor-directory/name/sweet-stuff-bakery
That works except it puts all the heading under the individual ones and shows no entries.
On the individual page, the line spacing is huge too and too tall.
I have read the documentation and just can’t seem to figure out how to make this look correct.
Thanks for your help.01/14/2015 at 5:22 pm #314888Steven ZahmKeymaster
Did you perhaps reply to an automated email response? I asked because that’s the only thing I can think of when you say you emailed. Replies to automated responses … I do not receive those. It’s always best to post here in the forums.
Looking at your page…
The first thing I see is that you used the shortcode on the same page multiple time. You can do this but you should turn off all the List Action on the Connections : Settings admin page under the Display tab. You should also disable the category select feature in cMap by using the
enable_category_selectshortcode option. Here’s an example:
Now you will still have one other issue since there are multiple shortcode on the same page when you click thru to a single entry you’re technically still on the same page so the entry that was clicked on will be shown for each instance of the shortcode. There is a solution to this…
First, create a “Results” page, the name can be anything you choose because it is not important. I do recommend choosing a name that is relevant though. For the page content use the
[connections]shortcode with no options.
Now go to the Connections Settings admin page and set your new “Results” page to tbe the directory home page.
Lastly, on the original page add
force_home='true'to each and every shortcode instance. Here’s an example:
[connections enable_category_select='false' force_home='true']
Now when a link in the directory is click it will use the “Results” page with only a single instance of the shortcode.
To set the initial page to be just a list of names, go to the Connections : Templates admin page and activate the Names template under the All template type. And under the Individual and Organization template types activate the cMap template. Now go to the Connections : Settings admin page and click the Display tab. You want to enable the Single Entry Template option.
With this setup, you have a list of entry names under each category, when the name is clicked, it will use the “Results” page using the cMap template.
Hope that helps!
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