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08/03/2015 at 12:00 pm #342017
For better or worse many of my customer sites are using Visual Composer for their post and page editing. It would be wonderful if the entries of Connections Pro could be made compatible and able to use the Visual Composer.08/03/2015 at 7:48 pm #342073
How do you mean? I’ve assisted many users which have Visual Composer and Connections worked just fine.08/04/2015 at 4:01 am #342096
In the options for the Visual Composer, the Connections post type does not appear, so I cannot select it for display of the composer buttons. So I cannot use the Visual Composer to create the texts for the Connections Entries.
Regards08/04/2015 at 9:38 am #342121
The Connections data is not saved as a CPT, instead it uses custom tables where the schema is optimized for directory data. The CPT schema is optimized for posts.08/04/2015 at 9:47 am #342123
Any idea what would block the display of the visual composer buttons in your connectiona editing area?
Of course I can copy and paste from a post if I want a quick workaround but it would be cool to have the buttons available
R08/04/2015 at 10:24 am #342130
What visual composer buttons? What “connectiona editing area“? You mean on the Add/Edit entry admin pages? If that is what you mean, I do not see why any Visual Composer stuff should be added to that page as none of it would be relevant. That page is to add data to Connections, not style it. That is what the templates are for.08/04/2015 at 10:29 am #342131
Whoa! Sorry if I am failing to grasp everything. I understand what you are saying. But take for example the Biographical Info section on a Connection. A user might want to add a Content Block from Visual Composer to display (for example) a set of relevant images in a Gallery or something else. And that might be relevant for this Connection bio, but not the next. Not everything might be driven by a Template choice.
So I just was commenting that having the Visual Composer features on the Biographical Info might, in my world, be something that would appear logical and beneficial.
08/04/2015 at 11:19 am #342134
- This reply was modified 8 years, 1 month ago by Richard Napier.
Oh so you are asking for the Visual Composer stuff to be accessible to the bio and notes fields? Or… asking that the Connections shortcode should show up in the Visual Composer Map Shortcode feature. Or both? Apologies if I’m not understanding! I’ve only ever used it briefly on other sites while providing support for Connections. Basically my experience is finding the correct text block that the user added the Connections shortcode to so I could modify options they may have (or not) set.08/05/2015 at 4:29 am #342225
Hi. To avoid confusion I have added a couple of screenshots to describe what would be desirable. The first one shows the Post editing page, and you will see the Visual Composer buttons are available in the top left of the editing area. In the second you will see the Bio editing area of Connections, and the buttons are not available. Actually in Connections I am also missing the standard Styles dropdown which would also be nice to have. So in summary, the Bio should look like the Post editing area, or as close to it as possible.
Sorry if my previous attempts to explain things caused confusion and thanks again for your assistance.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.08/05/2015 at 2:19 pm #342264
Thanks for the screenshots… definitely helps clear things up.
First, the missing style controls. Yes, I have that done on purpose, by design because the same form control is also used on the front end of the site so I have it pretty “locked down” for security. That said, I have slowly changing this basing what is accessible on user capabilities. The most recent change being that if the user has the unfiltered_html capability (admins) can add any HTML. I do plan on making the necessary changes to allow admin use the expanded visual editor.
As for Visual Composer, I don’t have it or the funds to purchase it right now. when I do, I look into if it is possible to integrate it compatibility. Really, that’ll boil down to it they made it possible to use it on instances of the the visual editor initiated by plugins on their admin pages.
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