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- This topic has 5 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated 9 years, 1 month ago by Steven Zahm.
04/30/2014 at 5:21 am #289746
A few years ago you made me a custom Template called “Dewar Green Limited 1.0” that allowed me to customise a few things, if I remember correctly the main thing was the drop downlist of categories.
The shortcode you provided at the time has worked until the latest update. The shortcode was [connections_list category=3 show_alphaindex=’true’]
The site has two pages using variations of this shortcode:
Are you able to provide a new shortcode or updated template?
Thank you.04/30/2014 at 9:41 am #289753
Yep, about 3 and a half years ago; 10-26-2010. Any way…
[connections_list]shortcode was deprecated a little over two years ago and removed in the latest version. Well, not actually removed. I renamed it to simply
[connections]. So to you only need to remove
_listfrom the shortcode name and things will almost be back to normal.
Unfortunately you’ll receive an error in the template after fixing the shortcode. To fix this error open the
template.phpfile which should be found here:
Look for line 44, which should be this:
<?php echo $vcard->download() ?>
And change it to this:
<?php echo $entry->vcard() ?>
Now you should be back in business.
Apologies for the trouble, but I stripped some of the legacy code in order to moved the Connections templating support forward … I did do my best to maintain as much backward support as possible … in another year or so I will be pulling the code out that supports the way your template was constructed so you may want to consider using a different template. Looking at the custom template, it appears the Bio Entry Card template which is free and comes with Connections is a very close match.
Let me know when you’re up and running and I’ll list your site on my live samples page.
I hope that helps!04/30/2014 at 10:40 am #289760
Thank you for your speedy response, I hope you don’t think I complaining, your support and response has always been fantastic, especially as I probably only paid you a few dollars!
It is almost back to normal, but the A to Z or Alpha list at the top actually seems to do a search on all normal posts that begin with those letters and the drop down list of Sub-categories has disappeared. I am very happy to pay for a new pro template if there is a suitable one.
The main thing we wanted was to separate out the two top level categories of “Local businesses” and “Local information” one for each page.
If you think it is quicker and more future proof to upgrade to a new pro template I am happy to do it.04/30/2014 at 3:58 pm #289792
No, I didn’t think you were complaining at all. I apologize that I gave that impression. I just thought it was a fun fact.
I see now. The filter that I was hooking into for the category select was removed in the latest release which is why it vanished. The fix should be simple by making another few edits to the
Change line 2 to this:
add_action('cn_action_list_before', 'cnCategorySelect', 10, 2);
Change line 63 to this:
function cnCategorySelect( $atts, $results )
Change line 103 to this:
That should restore the category drop down to the way it functioned before.
The filter by character search is somewhat new, it was added a few revisions ago. One item to check … Go to the Connections : Settings admin page, click the Advanced tab and make sure
charis entered in the
Character Baseoption. If it is not, add it and then click the Save Changes button.
Hope that helps!05/01/2014 at 7:28 am #289816
Perfect! Thank you very much for all your help.
Can I send you a few coffees via PayPal?05/01/2014 at 10:08 am #289830
That would be very nice, but how about a review instead?
If you have a moment, I would truly appreciate as review as they reallly do make a difference. Many thanks in advance!
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