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  • #16907
    Avantart
    Participant

      Hi Chris,

      I created the custom_field “status” with the values 1,2 or 3
      I created another custom field “hauptquartier” for the geocoding “adress line 1”

      Mashups with the pages where the custom field “hauptquartier” is used, are generated.

      Now I want to set automatic icons, f.e.

      status = 1 => red.png
      status = 2 => yellow.png
      status = 3 => green.png

      Unfortunately I cannot define this in the MapPressPro-Settings, the “key-value pair” is not listing “custom field” in the key-select.

      Do I have to add something to the functions.php?
      What would that be?

      Thanks in advance,

      Connie

      #16908
      Chris
      Keymaster

        Hi,

        For automatic icons there is no custom field selection, it’s based on taxonomies.

        However, for automatic map generation, you can pick a custom field for the icon. Go to the ‘geocoding fields’ section in the MapPress settings. Where you have set ‘address line 1’, you can also set a custom field for ‘icon’.

        To regenerate those automatic maps (for example, if you change the icon field), you can re-publish the posts. From the WordPress posts section use ‘bulk actions’ and then ‘edit’, and then ‘publish’.

        #16909
        Avantart
        Participant

          Chris, thank you, but that is not exactly what I need.
          In the geocoding fields, I can only set one icon for that field, but this field has 3 states and I need a different state for each value

          I know how I can create this output:

          1 mashup with all objects with the status “finished” (status = 3)
          1 mashup with all objects with the status “in progress” (status = 2)
          1 mashup with all objects with the status “scheduled” (status = 1)

          But I need a mashup with ALL objects, and each shows the status-relevant icon ;=(

          how to do that?

          Cheers, Connie

          #16910
          Chris
          Keymaster

            Hi,

            The geocoding field setting takes a custom field name – not an icon name. So the icon can be different for each post – just vary the value stored in that custom field for each post. For example, post ‘A’ can have a green icon and post ‘B’ can have a blue one, by placing the values ‘green-dot’ or ‘blue-dot’ in the custom field in each post.

            A more flexible solution is to use the automatic icons, but in that case you must assign your posts to a taxonomy (category, tags, etc.).

            If neither of those work for your site, and you know PHP, then you can code a custom routine using the filter ‘mappress_poi_iconid’. There’s an example in the documentation.

            #16917
            Avantart
            Participant

              Thank you Chris, for your assistance.

              Now I use a taxonomy, and the icons are defined in the automatic icons settings as the values of that taxonomy shine up there.

              It’s a great functionality and I learned a lot!

              Have a nice day,

              Connie

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