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- This topic has 4 replies, 3 voices, and was last updated 9 years ago by nick1450.
08/05/2013 at 11:09 am #266504nick1450Participant
I am not able to find the shortcode to show Biographical Info, using the Bio Entry card (which I have selected in the Templates section).
My current template is Tile Plus, using this shortcode:
[connections template='tile-plus' page_limit='20 pagination_position='both' card_width=350 card_height=210 show_addresses=TRUE str_work_addr='Address' str_work_phone='Phone' str_work_email='Email']
Thank you.08/05/2013 at 2:48 pm #266523Steven ZahmKeymaster
The Tile Plus template does not show the bio. However, you could do this…
Make sure the name linking feature is on. Go to the Connections : Settings admin page and ensure the Name link option is checked under the Advanced tab.
Enable the Single Entry option on the Connections : Display admin page under the Display tab.
Now go to the Connections : Templates admin page and activate the Bio Entry Card template under the Individual and Organization template types.
After you’ve done this, the name of an entry in Tile Plus will be a link that when clicked will take you to a page with just that entry displayed using the Bio Entry Card.
I hope that helps.08/05/2013 at 7:01 pm #266548nick1450Guest
Thank you, Steve. That did work. But going to a second page to display 2 additional short lines of information is not a very elegant solution. Perhaps some time in the future you will see fit to display Biographical Info in the Bio Info card template by default.
Nick08/05/2013 at 7:54 pm #266549Steven ZahmKeymaster
Not sure I understand, the Bio Entry Card does display the bio. The is what differentiates the Bio Entry Card template from the Default Card template. It’s the Tile Plus template that does not. The Tile Plus template is designed to be like a business card, showing minimal basic contact info.08/06/2013 at 12:23 pm #266603nick1450Guest
Ahh, now I get it. I was not seeing the Bio Entry card layout because, although I’d selected it on the Templates page, I had not changed the shortcode for the Tile-Plus template on the display page.
I did change the shortcode to “bio-entry”, saw the bio entry card and decided it was too big for my purposes. I’m sticking with the Tile-Plus template, adjusting its size for a 2-column layout.
I have also taken your suggestion to use the Name link to enable users to go to a second page which shows all the information for that entry, including the biographical data.
Thank you again, Steven.
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