August 6, 2013 at 12:25 pm #54429
I am building a site for a client and have a couple of questions:
1. Is it possible to have either a different sort order or selection of categories to include in the featured listings widget? Currently it displays from the most recent backwards. I would like to be able to select some that really need to be featured.
2. "Categories" do not show up when adding or editing a listing. Is it because various taxonomies take the place of categories? Is using categories for listings not a good idea even if it were available?
The site is still under construction, any improvement suggestions are welcome.
Cemalhttp://www.striveri.com/sre/August 11, 2013 at 9:07 pm #55713
CemalAugust 12, 2013 at 8:37 am #55782
Am I posting these questions to the wrong section of the forum? Having no response from SP for over 5 days is a bit discouraging. Where else may I post my questions and I have a couple of more of that.
Cemal EkinAugust 12, 2013 at 9:04 am #55789Bill MurrayMember
So you don't feel like you are talking to yourself, I'll take up your easy question on getting answers. This is a community forum, so it's not common to get an answer from SP here. Any responses you get are from unpaid volunteers. If you don't get a response, it could mean that a) people reading your question don't know the answer with a high degree of certainty, b) people reading your question do know, but the answer is complicated and would take a lot of time to explain, c) the people that know can't afford to spend as much time here, or d) something else entirely.
In my case (someone that knows a couple of things), I don't have as much time to spend here answering questions as I had in the past and often only pop in for a minute or 2, if at all.
Regarding your category question, if I understand it correctly, Listings are a custom post type. Custom post types only support things that are specified in the definition of that CPT. Since "category" is not one of the things that the Listings CPT supports, you can't use categories. You could a) modify the plugin to add it (which would break on updates) or b) check if the plugin includes a filter to change what the CPT supports (I forget off the top of my head).
We do managed WP hosting and resolve these types of issues for clients quickly. If you find yourself bumping into them, you might want to host your sites where you have access to that type of support.
August 12, 2013 at 9:08 am #55790
Bill, I DO appreciate your taking time to say a few words so that, as you say I would not feel like I was talking to myself. I gather the answer to the categories was as you articulated but wanted to make sure I was not overlooking something. I ended up writing a support ticket a few minutes ago and now waiting to hear from SP.
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