Course Catalog - Settings - Course Catalog (Order, Filters)

Settings - Course Catalog

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What Are These Settings

The Course Catalog settings change many aspects of catalog. 

For settings directly related to visuals, check Settings - Catalog Appearance (Choose View, Hide Elements).


To edit the general settings, head to Admin Dashboard → Settings → Course Catalog tab.

Course Index Header

  • Course Index Page ID - Select the ID of the page with the [cmcc_course] shortcode. All backlinks will be pointing to that page. Once the plugin is installed, it automatically creates a page with the shortcode in it so you don't have to set it manually
  • Course order by - Choose from the drop down menu to select how the course page should be ordered in the catalog. The options are:
    • Menu Order (from the Back-End
    • Course Name
    • Date Added
    • Last Edited
  • Order in ascending or descending order - Choose between Descending or Ascending
  • Number of courses on page - Set the number of items on a single directory page. Use -1 to turn off the pagination
  • Show pagination on top - Display or hide the pagination at the top of the catalog
  • Show pagination on bottom - Display or hide the pagination at the bottom of the catalog
  • Show the number of courses found - Display or hide the number of the courses found should be displayed
  • Show items per page selection - Display or hide the categories. Dropdown means that a dropbox will be show and the user will be able to filter categories by the selected one.
  • Open each Course Page (or Course Web Page) in a new tab - Opens both in a new tab? In technical terms, it adds the target="_blank" attribute to links.
  • Link to Course Web Page instead of Business Page - Use or not the Course Web URL as Course link on the Catalog.
  • Only show items on search? - Display items only after the user searches for them.

Course Image

Front-End Images

Catalog with two courses displaying a placeholder image

  • Show or not images - Show or not on each view:
    • Course Catalog view - In this case, the image applies to the course list only
    • Tiles view
    • List View
  • Course placeholder image - If the course doesn't have a featured image, the plugin will show the one here instead. Don't leave it empty.


Choose which filters are available and how they should be displayed.

Front-End Filters

  • Show search field - Enable or disable the search field
  • Search in tags - Include tags in the search
  • Display - Show or hide the following
    • Categories
    • Subcategories in categories
    • Custom taxonomies - You can also display them as tags or dropdown.
    • Tags
    • search by location

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