I’m new to this plugin. I customized the form fields and selected a field as “Category,” assuming this would be the place where the categories I created would show up on the form.
All of the customizations I made to the form fields show up fine when I click on “Preview form” except the field I chose as “Category.”
How can I get the categories to show up on the form?
Welcome to BD support forum!
Be default, BD plugin can have only one category form field and that comes pre-configured with the plugin. You can however, change that field title and other attributes from BD Admin -> Manage Form Field. Did you delete that default field and added your own custom field? On the Manage Form Fields page, do you see any category with “(as category)” association?
Also, what version of WP and BD plugin do you have?
By default, we show the “This form field can’t be deleted because it is required for the plugin to work” warning message when you try to delete the category form field. On the Manage Form Fields page, do you see any category with “(as category)” association? If you don’t, there is unfortunately no way of adding a new field with (as category) association but you can uninstall and reinstall the plugin to get the default set of form fields back.
We have planned to add an option to reset the default BD form fields but this option isn’t available yet. Let me know if you need any further help.
Thanks again for your reply.
There is a form field that says Categories (as category) and I don’t remember seeing the warning message, which I hope I would have noticed under the circumstances. Unfortunately, the categories still didn’t show up when I clicked on “Preview Form.”
I made a copy of my work on the form fields and categories, deleted the plugin and reinstalled it two times. Both times, the form fields and categories came back just as I left them and the categories still didn’t show up on the preview form. I tried clearing the cache, which didn’t change anything.
I’m confused. Am I missing something? Should the categories show up on the preview form? If so, what do you suggest now? Could it be a compatibility problem with our theme?
I’ve checked this on my end and can confirm that the category field would not appear on “Preview form” screen. Sorry for any confusion earlier.
You can however, check your fields by viewing the Submit Listing form on the website front end. If you don’t see the category form field there then it might be a compatibility problem.
I guess it’s good news that the “Preview form” screen isn’t supposed to show the categories. Otherwise, that screen looks perfect.
I’m still trying to find them on a finished form. For checking my fields, I assume you are referring to the page called “Add Listing.” On that page, I just see the generic form that came with the program, not the one with my customizations, like the Preview Form screen. The form on the Add Listing page is called [Form id=”2″]. Do I need to change the form id?
On a related note, t looked to me like I could only create one form. Is this true? If so, I’m not sure why I’m seeing two different forms.
I have also been looking in the search for something that explains how all of this works, but I haven’t found it. Is there an overview that outlines all of the steps for creating forms and categories and getting them to work? Seems like I really need it.
Yes, I’m referring to the “Submit A Listing” form found on your directory front end and the URL should look something like this:
And where exactly do you see that form id? A supporting screenshot would help (you can send using https://imgur.com/)
You can find our documentation on Manage Form Fields and BD categories here:
Thanks again for your patience with this. I think we are not quite connecting.
I appreciate your documentation on managing the form fields and categories, which I have already followed. My form and categories are done. The problem is that I can’t find the finished form for adding members.
We don’t have anything called “Submit a Listing” form. Would it be a page?
I just looked it up in the Knowledge Base and it says “The Submit Listing page is accessed when you click the “Create a Listing” button, which you can see on the demo here.”
The demo shows the page to fill out, but I can’t locate the “Create a Listing” button. Maybe that’s what I need.
In my pages, there isn’t one called “Submit Listing.” As I mentioned before, there’s on called “Add Listing,” which is the one I described in my last message.
I also looked for the button on the front end of the site. There is no “create a Listing” button there.
On your admin backend menu, that option is called “Add new listing” whereas on your directory frontend, the listing submission form is accessed via the “Create a Listing” button, as mentioned in the documentation. What is the URL of your “Add Listing.” page? The link of that page/form should look something like this:
URL should look something like this: “http://www.yourwebsite.com/bus…..it_listing“
If you don’t see the “Create a Listing” button on your directory frontend, you should check your settings. Go to BD Admin -> Manage Options -> Appearance -> and see if the Show the “Submit listing” button option is checked.
Also, go to BD Admin -> Manage Options -> General -> Advanced -> and make sure that the Disable Frontend Listing Submission? option is disabled.
Let me know if that helps.
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