Tagged: VGM form position tip workaround
January 28, 2020 at 4:34 pm #57569
I have read the posts about this that I found here without finding what I looked for. So I ask:
I am creating a map with points of interest for a small region. I use different categories and keep them all in one map.
I want my users (visitors) to explore the map and find info by filtering and clicking on the markers but I ALSO want them to be inspired by scrolling the list below the map. It will be a long list.
I want visitors to be able to contribute and my problem is that the form is at the bottom of a long long list.
The posts I have read seem to indicate that I can have the form on a separate page from the map. That would however remove the option of positioning the marker directly on the map – as the map isn’t shown.
I would like a possibility to show the map with the form directly under it.
A TIP – during the time I wrote this I had an idea that solves the problem for me. It is a workaround but if there is no other option it works fine, if the map uses the filter option:
1. Create a category with an instructive name, e g “Suggest”.
2. Keep that category empty.
The result being that the page shows an empty map and a form directly under it.
Caveats: Placing the category in a good place in the sort order. (Last?) Can be done with naming. (“z-SUGGEST”)
I show the filter on a long line, and not in a collumn as the default is. Looks much better. Used css but it should really be a setting. (suggestion)
OK. Is there a better way to solve this?
/chrisJanuary 28, 2020 at 4:50 pm #57570
Some more experimenting regarding sort order.
-Suggest sorts first
“Suggestsorts last (However not shown correctly – see image)
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.January 29, 2020 at 10:07 am #57594PerryModerator
Thank you for getting in touch and thank you for your suggestions.
Another possibility I can see is that you have two pages with the same map on and use CSS to hide the listing on one of the pages.
By the way, you can control category sort order using the “Priority” field and then changing “Order category filter items by” in Maps -> Settings -> Maps.
Does that help?
– PerryJanuary 29, 2020 at 9:48 pm #57619
Thanks for the suggestions. I had thought about the css trick but if I would go that way, doesn’t the list get rendered, albeit not shown?
The priority solution seem perfect. I missed that one. Thank you.
/chriJanuary 30, 2020 at 8:41 am #57630PerryModerator
Yes, the list would still be loaded but not actually displayed.
Does that help?
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