A frequently answered question is “I want to have an Interface display certain Locations and another Interface to display other select Locations – how do I do this?”

MetaLocator allows you to have numerous Interfaces. This capability allows one to have differing Interface for different pages or websites. It also allows you to display select locations on an Interface. You needn't have another database or establish another account.

Customers often use MetaLocator's powerful Category feature to represent searchable/selectable Categories. For example “Retail” “Wholesale” and any other business aspect that a visitor could search/select from. Each of these Categories (or sets of Categories) can be associated to a specific Interface.

Here we show you how to use the MetaLocator feature of Categories for the distinct purpose of associating Locations to a given Interface. With this the visitor isn’t making a selection – the selection is ‘hard-wired’ as part of the Interface settings.

In our example here a customer has 2 brands and they are to be displayed on 2 distinct websites.

  1. Create a Category for brand 1 and for brand 2 – name each as needed.

This can be accomplished directly via the Categories menu item or by the data import.
 This article is an overview of the https://www.metalocator.com/categories/

  1. If you will be allowing visitors to search through other Categories by specifying any of these in the Search Form: {tagcheckboxes}{tagdropdown}{multiselecttagdropdown} you will want to adjust a setting for “brand’ in Category Options > Show in Search? = No This prevents them from being seen as a selectable Category by visitors.
  1. Tag the Locations with the brand. If a Location offers both brands, tag it with both rather than duplicate the location.

This article explains the import of Category: https://www.metalocator.com/data-import/

  1. Adjust each Interface to display only locations with the associated brand.

This article should be of help: https://www.metalocator.com/filtering-data-category/

  1. Use the distinct installation code of each Interface on the web pages as needed.

 

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