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03/21/2018 at 10:17 am #456212
Can I add a read more button to link to a page with all of the information about that directory listing? For some reason the title link is not working
Can I set the text that shows in category list be an excerpt instead of showing everything?
My google map also seems to not be working. Also, can I only have that on the full page only?03/21/2018 at 11:03 am #456215
RE: Can I add a read more button to link to a page with all of the information about that directory listing? For some reason the title link is not working
Add the link to where you want it to be displayed. As for the title link not working… looks like you have disabled it in the settings (or perhaps altered the template functionality). To turn it on in the settings, navigate to the Connections : Settings admin page. Click the Advanced tab and scroll to the Permalinks section. Enable the Name link option.
RE: Can I set the text that shows in category list be an excerpt instead of showing everything?
Categories do not have excerpts, you would have to code the change to truncate the text before displaying it.
RE: My google map also seems to not be working.
Load the page in Chrome. Hit the F12 key and click the Console tab. Google is telling you that you have not supplied the Google Maps API key which is required.
Please see the tutorial for setting up your Google Maps API keys.
If the map does not work after you have your Google API key, then it might be possible your changes to the template broke the display. To test this, load up an altered version of cMap to see if it works. Let me know how it goes.
RE: can I only have that on the full page only?
In the unaltered cMap template, sure. Your altered version, there is no way for me to know. In the unaltered cMap, use the Template Customizer for cMap. After it is loaded, click the back arrow in the upper left of the Customizer and then click the Map panel. Disable the display of the map. This will disable the display of the map in the results list view while leaving it enabled in the profile detail view.
Hope this helps!03/21/2018 at 2:05 pm #456237
Thanks! Worked though most of these now. I’ve added back the title link to go to the subpages as well. Just wondering if there is a way to add a “Read More” button too, to make it more obvious for people. Can I change the picture links site-wide to go to that subpage now, as well?03/21/2018 at 2:22 pm #456242
RE: Just wondering if there is a way to add a “Read More” button too, to make it more obvious for people.
You can use the
$entry->getPermalink()function to get the URL. You can use this as a button or link.
RE: Can I change the picture links site-wide to go to that subpage now, as well?
Well, it is possible but not very easily. It would require quite a bit of editing PHP code.03/22/2018 at 10:25 am #456366
On the second point, just to clarify I mean can I make the logo image open to the subpage? I see you can assign a link to it, but then it shows up under the real company’s url. Thanks!03/22/2018 at 12:19 pm #456376
Also, on this page: https://visitdaltonga.com/civil-war-comes-to-dalton/
When you click a directory entry title it reloads the page, but all that extra text is up top still. Is there a way to turn that off?03/22/2018 at 3:49 pm #456411
RE: On the second point, just to clarify I mean can I make the logo image open to the subpage?
Yes, I did understand. This would require editing the template files. Basically this image logic would have to be customized to ignore the assigned link and use the entry’s permalink instead.
RE: When you click a directory entry title it reloads the page, but all that extra text is up top still. Is there a way to turn that off?
This is expected as you never leave the page where you inserted the shortcode. You can accomplish what you want with a more complex setup.
Create a new page. The name is not important but should be relevant. Let’s call the page “Business”. In the “Business” page content, add the
[connections]shortcode with no options. After you save the page. Look in the browser’s address bar. Note the post ID that WordPress assigns the page.
Now, edit the original page and add the home_id shortcode option to the shortcode. Setting the value to the new “Business” page post ID.
I took a deeper look at your site and I see you’ve split up the directory across many pages. You’ll want to alter each of those other pages accordingly adding the home_id option setting its value to the “Business” page. Your site reminds me of this site:
The Taste, Play, Stay pages are all mostly powered by Connections. This site makes use of a free custom plugin which can be used to set each individual entry directory home page:
It could be worthwhile for you to install this addon and edit each entry, setting the directory home page to the correct page on your site. I realize this will be extra work, but with your setup, I think it will be worthwhile.
Hope this helps!
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