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Adding the Directory Element to a Page

Adding the Directory Element to a Page

The directory element must be inserted into the page or template for the web page(s) to display the directories.

1. Drag and Drop the ‘Directory’ element into the appropriate location:

Directory builder element icon

2. Configure the element:

Directroy builder element configuration screenshot

3. Edit/configure:

Render Method

Select the appropriate option.

Keyword Search Label

If required, enter a term to replace the word ‘Keyword’ in the search pane.


Select from the drop down box your required directory.


Select All Categories to display the full directory. Alternatively, Select a specific category to display the relevant entries only.

QueryString prefix

Enter an appropriate prefix.

Hide All Search Options

Removes all search facilities from this instance of the directory.

Search Form Placement

Select the appropriate option.

Initial display

Select the appropriate option.

Show Advanced Search Fields

Check to expose dedicated search fields for elements marked as show in search.

Show Category Selector

Renders any categories associated with the directory as a dropdown list.

Expand Entries to Full Screen

If the directory is located within a column this option expands the Details page to full screen size.

Expand Search results to full screen

If the directory is located within a column this option expands the Search results to full screen size.

Directory Heading

Create a bespoke heading for this instance of the directory.

No results message

Create a bespoke no results message for this instance of the directory.

A to Z Filtering of Records

Check if required.

Note: the A to Z filtering is not a search option in itself. It acts purely to truncate an existing list if search results.

Records Per Page

Enter the number of records to be displayed before matching records are paginated.

Order Direction

Select the appropriate option.

Order by Column

Select the appropriate option.

Allow Column Sorting

Check if required. This option disables any ‘Order Records by this Field’ settings for a directory element.

Back button label

If required enter a custom label for the back button.

Hide Add Record Button

If required, check to hide the ‘add record’ button from all users.

Allow Add to Selected Category Only

Check to add new entries to category selected in Directory Selection.


Select the appropriate option.


Allow Inline Management presents add and edit record options to groups with write permissions for the directory.

Allow Inline Management To All gives add and edit record options to all public users.

User Can Modify Featured Item Setting

Check if required.

Note: featured item status boosts the records ranking the site search results.

Users Can Set Expiration Date

Check if required.

System Category Filter

Create a bespoke list of searchable entries by filtering by page category.

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