internal~Join Group X!~Come join our formerly top secret group.~https://example.com/~group-x
… then checked with both an anonymous session, and also by impersonating a non-admin and non group-x member user account. Unfortunately neither preview showed up including this second confirmation one. For my admin account, it looked OK, appearing directly above the “internal” slug category, as expected, with the correct link destination, etc.
We do have some things that aren’t quite normal seeming with respect to category displays, so it’s possible this is related to that, unless other folks end up finding a similar type of non-expected behavior.
Thanks for that clue! I had misunderstood the purpose of the first field in the string. I had been using the “members only category” associated with group membership.
Once I changed the first field to an existing, public, open-to-everyone category, everything worked as expected.
news~Join Group X!~Come join our formerly top secret group.~/pub/membershipinfo~group-x
TLDR (for how my brain interpreted it) - I needed to understand that the first field is where you want the “preview” advertisement to appear in the category list. (In this case, just above the public “news” category.)
I really appreciate you saying this. I had thought that the category slug in the settings was for an existing private category that I wanted to pull into the category menu. Instead, I’ve realized that this theme component is basically just allowing us to put in a custom link above a specific category in the category list and that the link really doesn’t have to be related to an existing category. For example, I just put welcome~Visit Google!~This is just a custom link in the category list~https://www.google.com and it worked.
I understand that the slug is the one for the category just below this fake category label. Then there needs to have a reachable category below.
Is there a way to put the fake label at the bottom of the list? Is there a special slug like at-last or something that would allow to put it completely below everything?
Edit : I’ve found a hack.
I have added a dummy category where no one has any writing right but everyone has reading right. I hide this category with CSS display="none", and I made it appear last. It’s totally not satisfying but… it works great.
This is a great component, but I’m having some issues with it not hiding the actual category. I have tried this with a non-admin account and as anon. Below is what I see along with my settings. Am I doing something wrong or is there a bug?
beginners~Beginners Feedback~A place for beginner photographers to share their images and get feedback in a comfortable atmosphere with other beginners. Experienced members of NPN will give feedback to help guide beginners in their photographic journey.~/g/Beginners~Beginners,Beginner_Support
You configure it to display by entering a category that users can see. It’s a bit confusing (I had to read it several times) . I believe that it should work in your case. (Note the word “important” in the description of the configuration field)