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    I am new to your plugin, but I have read through the documentation as best as I can. I think your plugin will do exactly what I need it to (we’re hoping to use it to create an alumni database), but I’m having trouble with some of the items showing up jumbled when displayed in my theme. My list shortcode reads “[pdb_list search=true sort=true display_count=true template=detailed list_limit=2500]” but the search/sort fields and buttons (e.g. search, clear, sort by, ascending, descending, etc.) all appear in a column one on top of the other, rather than as they appear in the samples.
    Do you have any idea what I can do to fix that? I did not build the theme and I am not an expert in CSS, but know basic HTML.

    Thank you!

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  • Plugin Author xnau webdesign


    Yes, a little knowledge of CSS is what’s called for here. Changes like this need to go into your theme CSS, but it will be almost impossible for anyone to tell you what to do without seeing the page. Probably the “input” elements are being given a display mode of “block” but to make them sit in a line, they would have to be “inline”

    Again, because there’s no telling what else is going on there’s no way to just give you the CSS to use.

    Thank you for your response. I’ll likely have to get back in touch with our developer about this then.

    In the alternative…could I create a blank template page, that has none of the normal elements of my theme, and simply use that blank template for the page that contains the database? It wouldn’t be ideal aesthetically, but I’m thinking there couldn’t be any interference with the theme, right?

    Plugin Author xnau webdesign


    Yeah, only there’s really no such thing. In a web page, everything is contained with tags, and those tags get styled. It’s a trivial change, so it won’t a big deal for your developer to fix.

    Ok, thank you for your time.

    In the event that anyone else runs into this problem. All that was required was to enclose the short code in [raw]…[/raw] tags, and then the template loaded appropriately.

    Plugin Author xnau webdesign


    Thanks for posting the fix. I hadn’t thought of that.

    By the way, I have changed this in the next update so the form will display more consistently in different installations.

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