Sorting collection items

We’ve just updated DanceMinder to allow full control over the order of items in a collection.  This lets you decide how the items are listed.  If the order isn’t important, you can leave the collection list as it ends up after you’ve added your dances or click on the ‘sort’ button to sort them alphabetically.

DanceMinder Collection Edit

If you’re setting up a collection for an event where the order shows how the dances will be called/performed, you can move individual or groups of dances around in the list using the ‘Move up’ and ‘Move down’ buttons.

When you save the collection, the dance order will be set by how you see the dances listed in the collection list box.

Text searching added to DanceMinder

When on the dance listing page you can now enter text which will be used to refine the listing shown.  For example, if you type in “clare” you’ll get a listing of all the dances with clare in the title or description.

If you want to filter out some of the results because there are just too many, not an issue yet but someday when there are hundreds of dances, you can add a minus ‘-‘ to the beginning of a word to tell DanceMinder to only include entries that don’t contain that word.

For example if you didn’t want the Birr set listed you could use “clare -birr” in the search box

Give it a try and please let us know if you have any comments or questions.

Private collections

A new feature has gone live which is another stepping stone to larger site-wide features.

Private collections.

If you’ve wanted to create a collection but only wanted it to be available to a small group of people, you can now create a collection that can only be accessed if the full url is known. Continue reading