No worries…there’s a lot going on!
BV is pretty basic, and doesn’t include many of the usual Omeka features because I built it just for that one-off project on newspapers. In particular, it looks like it doesn’t hook into the navigation system, which is probably why nothing looks different. If you add
browse-values to the end of your URL, that should get you directly to the page it creates. Depending on your data, it might be empty, at least until you change the
$elementId value in IndexController.php to be the subject element id. For the site that uses it, I likely just added that URL directly in the Appearance/Navigation page. So, no interaction with simple pages, and it should just create its own page.
Making this approach work on only some values might get tricky…it’s not really set up to work with that kinds of restriction – it’s pretty much all or nothing.
[Jumping to your post that came in while I was writing…]
Everything I’ve been describing is completely separate from Simple Pages – BV creates its own pages, and SearchByMetadata is pretty much separate from all pages. It operates directly on the metadata values, wherever they are displayed.
So, concentrating on Simple Pages leads quickly to building a plugin to create a shortcode. What’s here is about approaches that don’t use Simple Pages.