Assigned Direct Relation

Find Listings Where
The specified field matches current listing id (Related Listing Field)

This type of relation requies a related listings custom field to be available in the same listing type. You need to fill out the name of the field in the Field Name setting.

When creating new custom fields, if the field is assigned to a field group that's already associated with the listing type, then you are all set. However, if you also create a new field group for this field, you need to remember to associate the field group within the listing type settingds. If you use PaidListings, remember to include the field in your paid plans.

So how does this all work?

When creating or updating listings the related listing custom field is used to look up existing listings on the site and select one, or more, listings, depending on how you set up the field.

After saving, When visting the listing, the default output of the related listing custom field are links to the related listings. This can be hidden by toggling the detail view for the field.

In addition to the standard field output, you will also see the output of the related listings widget that you are setting up here. You can modify the widget output through the widget settings.

  • Change the layout
  • Add a comma list of custom fields to show
  • Limit the number of results
  • etc.

This related listing option can be useful for:

  • Connecting event listings with a specific venue
  • Connecting real estate listings with realtor listings, when they are not submitted by the same user. In that case you can also use the same listing owner relation.
  • Connecting actor listings with movie listings
  • Connecting location-based listings with country, region or city listings. For example a resort that links to a city page that offers more information about that city.

You can create any type of connection needed between listings in order to show other listings within a listing.

Related listings don't inherit custom field values from other listings. For example, if you connect an event listing with a venue listing, the event doesn't automatically have access to venue address fields, so it won't be possible to perform a search for the event based on the venue custom fields.

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