Now you can suppress individual categories within the Business Module so that they don't display in the search widget's drop down menu.
For our sites that are the engine of a syndication network, this new feature is particularly useful. An excellent example of the application of this new lever is used by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge (AHB). Bainbridge Island is working on an effort to create a singular database that houses all elements related to arts, culture, and tourism on AHB's site database, BainbridgeCurrents.com. AHB only wants to display arts & humanities related search options in their business directory search widget drop down menu, but they also house all dining business listings. They can choose to suppress that dining information from their site with this checkbox on the category detail page. This lets them have control over what users see on their site while still syndicating the dining information to their partners within the same database/Module.
This also allows for internal filtering for administrator, and reporting capabilities on categorizations that an administrator does not want displayed to the public. For example, if a business has donated or been a sponsor of AHB in the past, the listing could be categorized and filtered as such, without it showing up on the front end of the site.
How do you hide a category from the front end drop down menu in the Business Module? Just check the 'Hidden' box on the category's detail page.