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  • The Travel Plugin page allows you to manage all the Travel listings in your community, determine the Global Settings and Member Level Settings for your community, and manage Travel Questions and Categories.

    You can reach the Travel settings area in your Admin panel by navigating to Plugins > Travel. 

     

    Manage Travel

    View Travel

    The “View Travel” tab shows all of the Travel listings in your community.

    Viewing a Travel Listing

    To view a Travel listing, click on the "view" link next to the Travel listing that you would like to view.

    Deleting Travel Listings

    You can delete an individual Travel listing by clicking the "delete" link on the right side of each row under the "Options" column.

    You can choose to delete multiple Travel listings at once by using the checkboxes on the left side of the table and the "Delete Selected" button at the bottom. Checking the checkbox in the blue title bar will select all of the check boxes on the list below it.
     

    Global Settings

    To get to this page, click on the "Global Settings" tab. These settings affect all members in your community.

    Listings Per Page

    Determine how many Travel Listings will be shown per page.

    Make unauthorized travel searchable?

    Determine whether you want to make a unauthorized travel listings searchable. This allows listings marked as private to be searched or shown in widgets for everyone. 

    Member Level Settings

    These settings are applied on a per Member Level basis. Start by selecting the Member Level that you would like to modify and then adjust the settings for that level. To reach this page, click on the "Member Level Settings" tab.

    Member Level

    Select the Member Level that you would like to edit.

    Allow Viewing of Travel Listings?

    Decide whether the selected Member Level is allowed to view Travel listings.

    The "Yes, allow members to view all travel listings, even private ones" option is only available for the moderator/admin/super admin Member Levels. This option will allow members of this level to see all the Travel listings on the site regardless of the Travel listing’s privacy level. Selecting the "Yes, allow viewing of travel listings" will allow members of this level to view and subscribe to all of the Travel listings which apply to members of this level. Selecting the "No, do not allow travel listings to be viewed." option will not allow members of this level to view any Travel listing pages or see the Travel menu item in any menus on the site.

    Allow Creation of Travel Listings?

    You can limit the ability of the selected Member Level from being able to create Travel listings.

    The "Yes, allow creation of travel listings" will allow members of this level to create Travel listings. Selecting the "No, do not allow travel listings to be created." will not allow the members of this level to create any Travel listings.

    Allow Editing of Travel Listings?

    You can decide whether the members of the selected Member Level are allowed to edit Travel listings.

    The "Yes, allow members to edit all travel listings" will only appear for moderators/admins/super admin type Member Levels. Selecting this option will allow members of this level to edit any Travel listings as they see fit. The "Yes, allow members to edit their own travel listings" will only allow members of this level to edit the Travel listings that they have created. Selecting the "No, do not allow members to edit their travel listings" option will not allow the members of this level to edit any Travel listings.

    Allow Deletion of Travel Listings?

    You can decide whether the members of the selected Member Level are allowed to delete Travel listings.

    The "Yes, allow members to delete all travel listings" will only appear for moderators/admins/super admin Member Levels. Selecting this option will allow members of this level to delete any Travel listings as they see fit. The "Yes, allow members to delete their own travel listings" will only allow members of this level to delete the Travel listings  that they have created. Selecting the "No, do not allow members to delete their travel listings." will not allow the members of this level to delete any Travel listings.

    Allow Commenting on Travel Listings?

    You can decide whether the members of the selected Member Level are allowed to comment on travel listings.

    The "Yes, allow members to comment on all travel listings, including private ones" will only appear for moderators/admins/super admin Member Levels. Selecting this option will allow members of this level to comment on any travel listing as they see fit. The "Yes, allow members to comment on travel listings" will only allow members of this level to comment on Travel listings that they have access to. Selecting the "No, do not allow members to comment on travel listings." will not allow the members of this level to comment on any Travel listings.

    Allow Uploading of Photos?

    You can limit the ability of the selected Member Level from being able to upload photos for their Travel listings.

    The "Yes, allow photo uploading to travel listings" will allow members of this level to upload photos to their Travel listings. Selecting the "No, do not allow photo uploading." will not allow the members of this level to upload any photos to their Travel listings.

    Travel Listing Privacy

    Set the options which allow the members to select who can view their Travel listings.

    Travel Comment Options

    Set the options which allow the members to select who can comment on their Travel listings 

    Allow to Choose Network Privacy?

    Set whether to allow members to set Network Privacy for their listings.

    HTML in Travel Listings?

    By default the ability to add any HTML in the description field is disabled. If you would like to allow a member to use HTML in the description field, you will need to list the tags that you would like to allow in the field below. An example would be: a, b, img, font, etc.

    NOTE: there is still a pre-programmed list in the source code that limits the allowed HTML tags in an entry. If you would like to see the list of forbidden tags, please refer to the /application/libraries/Engine/Filter/Html.php file. These tags were forbidden to prevent the corruption of the site's styling; however, if you would like to take any of the tags off the list, you are more than welcomed to at your own risk.

    Maximum Allowed Travel Listings

    Set the maximum allowed number of Travel listings per member.

    Maximum Allowed Travel entries per Duration

    Enter the maximum number of travel listings allowed for the members of this level. The field must contain an integer between 1 and 9999, or 0 for unlimited. 

    When finished modifying the privileges of the selected member level, click on "Save Changes" to save any changes that you have made.

    Travel Questions

    Determine what Questions members must answer when creating a Travel listing. To reach this page, click on the "Travel Questions" tab. 

    Creating a New Question

    1. To create a new Travel Question, click the "Add Question" link.
       

    2. You should see a popup as shown below:

    3. Select a “Question Type”.

      This field contains two types of options - “Generic” and “Specific” Question Types. Generic types, such as "Single-line Text Input" have no special features - they simply will display that specific type of field on the listing page. Specific types, however, are much more interesting! Many have special features specific to that type of field. For example, the “Twitter” and “Facebook” types will automatically link the Twitter/Facebook handles in their listing when they fill in that field. Other specific Question types come pre-populated with options (such as “Gender” or “Country&rdquoso that you don't have to add them manually.

    4. Enter a “Question Label”. We’ll show you how this looks on the Travel listing “add” and “edit” screen in a screenshot at the end of these steps. 

    5. Enter a description for your Question.  This helps the member to know more details about this Question field and shows beneath the input box.

    6. [Optional]You can provide an Inline CSS class that will be applied to the field so that you can style specific fields differently. You will also need to define this class either in the source code or one of the CSS files editable in the Theme Editor.

    7. [Optional]You can add a Custom Error Message which will display when there is an error with the field, such as when the member leaves a required field blank.

    8. Choose whether the Travel field is required or not.

    9. Choose whether or not to show the field on the Travel listings search options. This allows members to filter Travel listings by that field in the Travel listings search area.

    10. You can choose whether the field is visible on the Travel Page or not. 

    11. You can choose whether or not you want this field to show up on the creation page when a member creates a new Travel listing.

    12. Once you're done filling out the form, click "Save Question" to save your new Travel Question. 

    Adding Choices to a Travel Question

    You may have a few fields for which you want to add more choices. For example, if you've created a “Select Box” type of Question, you'll need to specify the options for the select box. To do this, click the "Edit Choices" link beneath the name of the Question in the list. Below, we show the Gender Question.

    Adding a Dependent Question

    Occasionally, you may want to have a field dependent on a member option being selected. For example, you might have a Question "How did you hear about our site?" Your options might include "Friend Referral", "Google", "Blog Article", and "Other." If the member selects "Other", you may want a text input box to appear which allows them to enter custom text.

    1. To do this, click "Edit Choices" for the relevant Question. See screenshot above.

    2. Click on the label for the choice you want to add a dependent field to (for example "Other"). 

    3. When you do this, text similar to the following text appear beneath the question: ‘These extra questions appear when "Other" is selected for "How did you hear about our site?".’ Click the link beneath that text to "Add Question."  

    4. Follow the question creation steps outlined above to add the dependent field. 

    5. Clicking the "Hide Questions" link will hide the dependent questions - to display them again, simply click "Edit Choices" and then on the choice associated with the dependent question.

    Reordering Questions

    Questions can be re-ordered by clicking on the icon to the left of their names and dragging-and-dropping them up or down.

    Editing a Travel Question

    Editing a Question is much the same as adding one. The form will look nearly identical, but you won't have the option to select from an existing field. Click “edit” to open the edit popup for the Question that you want to change.

    Deleting a Travel Question

    To delete a Travel Question, click the "delete" link next to the Question's name, and press “OK” when the confirmation prompt pops up.

    Categories

    Create categories if you want to allow your members to categorize their Travel Listings. In order to get to the Categories page, click on the "Categories" tab.

    Categories allow your members to organize their Travel listings with others of similar subject matter. If you have no categories, your members will not be given the option of assigning a category. Categories can help members find similar content easier; can help with SEO; and can help make a niche site more unique for its members.

    Creating a New Category

    1. To create a new Category, click on the "Add New Category" button to the left of the Category list. This shows the Blog categories but it is the same process.
    2. Enter a name for your new Category and if this is a sub-category, select the Parent category. If this is a main category, leave the selection at "None" for Parent category.

    Editing a Category

    To edit a Category Name, click on the "edit" link under the "Options" column for the Category whose name you want to change.

    It will open a popup just like the one used to create a Category. When you have finished making your changes to the Category Name, click on "Edit Category" to save your changes.

    Deleting a Category

    To delete a Category, click on the "delete" link under the "Options" column for the Category that you want to delete.

    It will open a popup asking if you are sure you want to delete the following Category. To delete the Category, click on the "Delete" button.