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digitales

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I have to make some major changes at the start page
« on: November 27, 2017, 07:24:07 AM »
hello all

I have to make some major changes at the start page for a etano site. i have a network background, and i'm not very good with css and php.

So, my question is, would it be possible to change the start page like this (it's the plexi theme):

https://i.imgur.com/o17gOrs.jpg

i have to make some changes on search_more.php too

can i do that by myself?

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Re: I have to make some major changes at the start page
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2017, 12:01:12 PM »
To make changes to the basic search you need to do the following:

1. To remove the "Seeking Selection" go your Admin >> Site Setup >> Profile Fields and click the the edit (pencil icon) next to (f2) Seeking, then uncheck the box for In basic search?, then click the Save button.

2. To remove the "Age Selection" click the the edit (pencil icon) next to (f3) Birthdate, then uncheck the box for In basic search?, then click the Save button.

3. To switch to searching by ZIP Code Distance instead of by Country click the the edit (pencil icon) next to (f4) Location, then click the Save button.

Important Note: searching by zip code and distance can become rather resource intense. The zip code search option is best suited  if you're running a niche based site that caters to a small defined region, such as a single state, or few nearby states. Zip Codes only works for the USA and should not be used if your site includes other countries.

You can find more info about zip codes here:
http://forum.datemill.com/index.php?topic=1946.0
http://forum.datemill.com/index.php?topic=4859.0
http://forum.datemill.com/index.php?topic=4785.0

As far as adding a text box next to the basic search box, this would be specific to the template you're using which I don't have access to.  Try posting in the plexi section of the forum and maybe KHDev might be willing to offer some assistance.
http://forum.datemill.com/index.php?topic=4771.0

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i have to make some changes on i have to make some changes on search_more.php too.
can i do that by myself?
It depends on what you're wanting to try and accomplish and your coding skills.

 

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Re: I have to make some major changes at the start page
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2017, 12:32:28 PM »
hey maverick

thanks for your reply.

1. done. no change. can i just delete the f2 field?
2. no box to check "In basic search?" delete?
3. well, shit. i need a zip  (Kanton) search for switzerland, or Kanton (like your states) we have 26 kantons. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantons_of_Switzerland

hard to make the changes?


btw, can i hire you as a freelancer? pm me

edit:1 and 2 are ok now... i'm a moron
edit 2: IMPORTANT: If you make any changes to your fields please CLICK HERE when you're done to apply the changes.

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Re: I have to make some major changes at the start page
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 04:06:57 PM »
You can manually add states and cities for Switzerland in the admin, read the online documentation on how to do it:
http://www.datemill.com/etano/wiki/doku.php?id=admin:setup#locations

Can't help with zip codes for Switzerland, as mentioned the zip codes distance function really only works for the USA. It's extremely difficult to find free databases of postal codes that includes LAT and LONG for most other countries unless you pay for it, then even still you'd need format and integrate it for the Etano database which could be a time consuming task. This has been asked many times on the forums but it's just not feasible for most other countries because the postal code databases tend to be massive compared to the USA which would make it resource intense for searches and difficult to manage. Postal codes in many countries can change within a very short distance, often within a few blocks (streets), whereas in the USA zip codes tend to cover a much broader distance.

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Re: I have to make some major changes at the start page
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2017, 02:42:41 AM »
thanks for your reply.

i fund a solution: i just changed  the countries to cantons