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01/23/2014 at 5:05 pm #278022AyyoubGuest
I’m trying to get the value of the “cn-cat” from the URL and use it to customize the category view according to the URL.
I use the plugin “Allow PHP in Post and Pages” but I think it’s conflicting with connections shortcode.
This is how I use:
[connections page_limit=’10’ pagination_position=’both’ enable_search=’true’ category=
enable_category_select=’true’ enable_category_by_root_parent=true enable_bio_head=’true’]
is there a way to avoid this or to ingest this code directly on the Connections plugin?01/23/2014 at 8:53 pm #278078Steven ZahmKeymaster
I’m pretty certain you can not use a shortcode within the shortcode attributes like that. WordPress wouldn’t parse and run it correctly, nothing I can do about that, sorry!
You shouldn’t need to do that anyway as Connections will automatically check for the
cn-catquery var and use it if it is set.01/24/2014 at 10:09 am #278083AyyoubGuest
The idea behind this is to be able to create a jump-menu for users to chose a top category then display Connections drop-down list with only the sub-categories related to prior choice.
I might be overthinking it but I couldn’t find a better way to do it.
I have too many categories/sub-categories that I can’t have them all displayed at once.
Can I limit the drop-down to display only the root categories?02/05/2014 at 3:12 pm #279274Steven ZahmKeymaster
Apologies for the late reply! For some reason your reply was detected as spam and I was not notified …
The only option you have is to create a custom theme template page and call the internal Connections functions directly. Take a look in the
class.template-parts.phpfile. There is a category method you can use that take many different options to customize the output. Far, far more than what is available thru the shortcode.
Hope that helps.
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