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01/30/2013 at 3:30 pm #250341MercerGuest
So far I’m liking the features of this software, but I’m not sure which plugins to buy to get the overall functionality I require. Specifically, I need this page: http://034bd47.netsolhost.com/new/membership-directory/
to display search functionality of the directory, so that users can search for members by category or by name. I don’t necessarily want the entire directly listed here. This is the page that currently houses the shortcode [connections]. I’m sure I’m not doing this right, since there is probably shortcode specific to the search. I see the search customization options. But not the shortcode.
I also see the widget packet has a search widget, but I don’t need a widget. I just need a search page. Maybe you can’t have a search page without the widget? Please advise.01/30/2013 at 9:49 pm #250409
If I understand correctly, you want to show only the category and the search field, with no initial results being displayed? Right now that isn’t possible. I am getting that request a bit more often now, so I have added to my feature request list.07/10/2013 at 2:42 pm #264612TonyGuest
I’m curious if you’ve implemented the functionality regarding search on a page of its own as you mentioned in your answer to @ Mercer. I, too, do not want any search results on our initial employee search page. Simply want category and search to appear so it forces the user to either select a category or key in search terms before any results appear.
Thank you.07/11/2013 at 3:00 pm #264694
Nothing is built in at the moment. Other users have set the
categoryshortcode option to an empty category. No results will be shown this way until a selection is made.08/07/2013 at 4:46 am #266657RobGuest
I am doing some proof of concept work on a new site and “Connections” looks like it might fit the bill perfectly. However like the other posters in this thread I would like a search box to appear with no initial results. Do you have an ETA on when this might be done? I will try your workaround for now while testing.
Thanks08/07/2013 at 12:54 pm #266695
Sorry, no, I do not.12/03/2013 at 9:37 am #274689NikkiGuest
If there is no update to this feature can you please explain the work around with the empty category?12/06/2013 at 2:00 pm #274891
I’m not sure the category option works entire as expected. What other users have done create an empty category that will not be used and added
category=xto the shortcode. X would equal the ID of the unused category. This would cause no results to be shown. When a user selects a category from a template that category will be shown and a user can search within that category, but I think without a category being chosen and if a search is performed, no results would be shown because the search would be limited to the empty category. I haven’t tested this myself, this is what others have communicated back to me. I hope that makes sense and helps.
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