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Hello all,

I have been scouring the web for a way to easily create and maintain a list of Business Members on our website for all to see. Currently, I accomplish this with a TON of text blocks that I update manually. However, we are nearing 200 members and the website editor bogs down awfully when I go in to add or remove someone (which happens regularly). Sometimes it takes over a minute for the editor to allow me to make changes to the page. Here's what it looks like today:


What would you all recommend to make this process less cumberson?

I would LOVE to also have a way to filter/sort this list for people searching for something specific but that is a "nice to have". Our non-profit runs on a shoestring budget so anything I can do to make this happen WITHOUT paying a monthly fee is preferred. Looking for ideas!

Thank you all for your input.

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#1. How about creating multi pages, then add some buttons: Next or Previous at the bottom? It will definitely improve the speed a lot.

#2. Another way is to use Summary Block, but can't achieve the current layout. With Summary + a paid plugin, we can create search/filter feature.

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Sorry for the delay! I just got notified this had an answer. I had considered breaking it up into several pages (like East/Central/West since it's geographic for the most part) but wanted to avoid that. But it may resolve the problem. We run on a really tight budget and I'd rather avoid paid plugins unless they are absolutely necessary, but this gives me something to try for now. Thank you for replying!

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