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  • Resolved jamesmorris7

    (@jamesmorris7)


    Does this allow multiple file uploads, multiple link uploads per profile? Multiple related contents or simple text fields to add minor contact info? I’m creating a supplier directory profile and they have reps.
    Are these custom post types? will they work with WP search?

    Thanks, nice plugin

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  • Plugin Author Steven

    (@shazahm1hotmailcom)

    RE: Does this allow multiple file uploads, multiple link uploads per profile?

    There is one photo and one logo per entry. The bio and notes fields support adding images from the Media Library. Ir you could use a gallery plugin and create galleries for each entry and use the gallery’s shortcode to embed a gallery in the bio or notes fields.

    RE: Are these custom post types?

    Sorry, no Connections does not use CPT for its data because the db schema for CPT’s are optimized for post like data only. Connections uses a db schema optimized for directory content for performance and scalability. You’ll find that much larger plugins such as have moved or are moving away from using CPT’s because using them are too inefficient for the custom data schema’s they require.

    RE: will they work with WP search?

    Because Connections does not use a CPT, it is not possible to integrate with the core WordPress search because it is highly optimized for only searching WP pages/posts or Custom Post Types (CPT) if they are registered for search.

    If you want search, you need one of the premium templates. If you want to have a search input on your home page, use the Search Widget which comes as part of the Widget Pack. You can place this widget in your theme’s sidebar so it shows up everywhere.

    RE: Multiple related contents or simple text fields to add minor contact info? I’m creating a supplier directory profile and they have reps.

    What I would suggest is adding all the “suppliers” as the Organization Entry type.
    Then install and activate this free advanced addon.

    Now when you add an “rep” you would add them as and Individual Entry type and choose the the Organization that they belong.

    In the Display settings you will have a “Content Block” which will display Individuals attached to an Organization.

    I hope I thoroughly answered your questions!

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