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  • Mark Kawabe
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    That’s great Steven!

    And yes, you’re right – I had placed the “featured martial arts” category back under “recreation”. Setting the parent to “featured businesses” fixed that.

    Thank you so much for your help in resolving this issue!!

    Consider me yet another fanatic fan of Connections! :)

    Best Regards,
    Mark

    Mark Kawabe
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    Good morning Steven,

    Success :)

    I see you can now set the categories to redirect to a specific page. Great! I set the Martial Arts category to go to the martial arts page I’d set up. Worked as hoped.

    I then hid the Featured Martial Arts category via the CSS method I’d worked out earlier.

    I think this does it. Thank you so much for your help!!!

    Best Regards,
    Mark

    Mark Kawabe
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    Mark Kawabe
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    Hi Steven,

    Yep. Thought of that. When testing I disable the cache at the CDN, plus the WP-Rocket plugin, plus clear the cache on the browser every time I close it.

    As far as I can tell, the Category Homepage addon you suggested is only able to display one category on a page. My challenge is I need to display two categories – featured and non-featured. If Connections can display two categories on an auto-generated page, I haven’t figured it out.

    I’m thinking of course that Connections wasn’t designed two show two categories when auto-generating pages. That’s probably the issue. I’m asking for something the plugin’s not designed for. No fault of the plugin, of course.

    If I’m missing something, please let me know. Thanks for your help Stephen!

    Best Regards,
    Mark

    Mark Kawabe
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    This is the code I’m using on the base test page:

    <h2>Featured Listings</h2>

    [connections category=615 template="gridder"]

    <h3>Free Listings</h3>

    [connections category=393 template="tile-plus" enable_category_select='FALSE' enable_search='FALSE']

    Clicking on the Connections link to martial arts from the recreation homepage brings me here: http://sworks.theniagaraguide.com/base-test-page/cat/martial-arts/

    Like I said, it feels so close, but I can’t figure it out.

    Mark Kawabe
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    Ugh. No :(

    Going from here: http://sworks.theniagaraguide.com/niagara-recreation-homepage/

    Clicking on martial arts still takes me to a page that doesn’t show the proper featured listings.

    Not sure what I’m doing wrong :(

    Mark Kawabe
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    Mark Kawabe
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    Hmm. Getting closer, I think.

    Categories – I created a parent category of “featured businesses”, then created “martial arts featured” as a child of it. Martial Arts Featured is category ID 615.

    I set the homepage of “martial arts featured” to the Niagara Martial Arts page.

    However, the featured martial arts listings don’t show up. Just the non-featured ones show up in the spots for the top and bottom listings.

    Clicking on the link for “martial arts” takes me to http://sworks.theniagaraguide.com/niagara-martial-arts/cat/martial-arts/

    It seems close, but I’m missing something. Any suggestions? Your help is much appreciated!

    Mark Kawabe
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    Hi Steven,

    Thanks! With your help, I figured it out.

    Alas, it doesn’t seem to do what I need it to do.

    I set the recreation category to use the recreation homepage as the default template. Then I added a section into the recreation homepage to show the list of child categories under recreation. So far, so good. Looks like this: http://sworks.theniagaraguide.com/niagara-recreation-homepage/

    Where the challenge is for me is that the list of categories really does need to go to a specific page instead of one fully governed by Connections, just because I’m offering different levels of visibility for paid and free listings on directory pages.

    Two examples:

    Martial Arts: http://sworks.theniagaraguide.com/niagara-martial-arts/

    All listings come from Connections, but top (paid) listings use Gridder, lower (free) listings use the Tile Plus template (at the moment). The free listings at the bottom are displayed on a page with a right column which will show ads. when you click on a link from the top featured businesses (paid) their listings are shown on a page with and ad-free full-width layout.

    Trail riding: http://sworks.theniagaraguide.com/niagara-recreation-homepage/cat/recreation/trail-riding/

    All listings are “equal”, with respect to size and placement, so that doesn’t work for my purposes.

    Unfortunately, for me, this isn’t a solution that works. Or if it is, I haven’t figured it out.

    For my application, the “ideal” solution would be to have that category redirect function work in this particular context so that every category could be set to point to a specific page on the site. A significant advantage of a page like the martial arts one is that I can add more content for SEO and other purposes.

    I realize it’s probably a heap of work to make that category redirect function work the way I would like it to, but if it’s not, I’d really appreciate it if you could slide that into your undoubtedly busy schedule.

    Otherwise, I guess I’ll forge ahead. Thank you so much for your assistance!

    Best Regards,
    Mark

    Mark Kawabe
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    Hi Steven,

    Thanks for the information :)

    The information on Github.com – how do I apply it? Sorry – I don’t have that much experience when it comes to adding additional files to WordPress…

    Best Regards,
    Mark

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