MarketPress Catalog Listing display problem

I'm having a quirky problem with my Products listing page, and I've been staring at it so long my brain is mush. :slight_smile:

http://www.tech4people.com/catalog/products/

It doesn't matter if I choose List View or Grid View, for some reason the very first entry is itself an excerpt of the Products page. It contains a list of the products on the page, and it's "Read More" is in fact a link to the same page.

When I first created this in catalog mode, MP failed to create the Products page, so this happens both with and without an actual "page"... I've tried playing with entry hooks in Genesis, but that bugger defies my now exhausted logic and stays put.

It mocks me, and laughs at me when I go to sleep. Yes, I've been working with the theme support folks on this, and they were able to fix one display problem, but I'm not 100% sure anymore that this one is also a theme problem.

If it is, hopefully they can figure it out in the next day or so, but if it isn't I beg for help (and fresh eyes) here as well :slight_smile:

  • Jack Kitterhing
    • Code Norris

    Hi there @atouchofsummer

    I hope you are well today and thanks for your question,

    That is a bit of a strange issue :slight_smile:

    I've taken a look and there isn't anything obvious, have you tested for plugin conflicts? What happens when you use the 2012 theme? Is it still messed up? As if so, it's not a theme issue :slight_smile:

    Please advise.

    Kind Regards
    Jack.

  • atouchofsummer
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    The individual products still show info I don't want when i switch to the TwentyThirteen theme, but that first entry on the products page with the mishmash of post titles and post excerpts isn't there.

    I haven't been able to get anywhere with the theme dev's support team yet, and since it also happens in the Genesis sample child theme, I've submitted a trouble ticket with Studio Press as well.

    This is really frustrating... I never had any problems with MP under Genesis 1.9 or earlier, so all these new little weirdnesses cropping up in Genesis 2 is maddening :slight_smile:

  • atouchofsummer
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    Because I seem to be stuck on a support request merry-go-round (Studio Press says it's not Genesis and they can't help, Zig Zag seems to be stumped), I've gone back to a set up with Genesis v1.9.2

    I've managed to remove the post info from the individual products, but I can't seem to get rid of if from the Products listings page.

    http://testing.atouchofsummer.com/catalog/products/

    I've been tweaking stuff in the theme functions to get rid of that "Categories:" that shows up at the top of the page, and even created a Products page to see if I could remove that from a template, but with no luck so far. Any ideas?

  • Jack Kitterhing
    • Code Norris

    Hi there @atouchofsummer

    I hope you are well today and sorry about the delay with my reply, I had missed your previous response.

    I have just checked your website and can no longer the see the info from the product listings page, unless I've missed something? I've attached a screenshot of what I see.

    Which is products list with the excerpt from that particular product.

    Thanks!

    Kind Regards
    Jack.

  • atouchofsummer
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    I'm not sure what you've seen, because that image doesn't display for me.

    Anyway, this may well be a theme problem or a Genesis framework problem, not sure.

    I have a site that was still running Genesis 1.8.2, and I updated it to MarketPress 2.8.8 and left Genesis alone, and that "Categories" / "Filed Under" doesn't appear.

    On the test site, http://testing.atouchofsummer.com/catalog/products/ it's now running the Genesis 2.0.1 sample theme, and it also doesn't display that at the top of the page, but when I first switched themes, it was displaying it. Don't know why it stopped all of a sudden.

    On the sites running the Prestige theme, it still does display, and I've made sure the main site and test sites are all displaying the generated Products page, not a static page named "Products" that pulls a template in.

    See:
    http://tech4.atouchofsummer.com/catalog/products/ and
    http://www.tech4people.com/catalog/products/

    I want to remove the "Categories" from the Products page, and remove the date and and author info and the "Categories" at the top of the individual product item pages, as here: http://www.tech4people.com/catalog/products/2021a/ -- I'm sure the one at the bottom of the item is generated by MarketPress, but the post info and post meta at the top is coming from the theme, but so far their support has been unable to figure out how to remove that...

  • Jack Kitterhing
    • Code Norris

    Hi there @atouchofsummer

    I hope you are well today, this is what I see here http://tinypic.com/r/14syu0n/5

    With the info still showing on the other theme, I believe adding this to your css will work

    .post-info {
    	display: none !important;
    }
    
    .post-meta {
    	display: none !important;
    }

    I'd recommend using this plugin here http://wordpress.org/plugins/my-custom-css/ to add it :slight_smile:

    Thank you!

    Kind Regards
    Jack.

  • atouchofsummer
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    I think adding that to my MarketPress css would fix everything, and get rid of the post info and post meta displays on the products listing and the individual products. All that fighting to get the theme to behave, and instead I should looked at the plugin :slight_smile:

    What's the safest way to customize MarketPress css mods and have them not be affected by later plugin updates?

    And since MP already has Presentation options to turn various features on and off for single products and product listings, could a feature to turn on/off post info and post meta display for single products be something that could be added in a future version?

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