Thanks for the fast response!
I do want the link to display under multiple categories. As far as the display, I hadn't thought that far- but I guess it would be best to have only one category display at a time.
My directory/library will be one of wedding bios (personal sites that brides create while planning their wedding).
People often search by their wedding colors- which may be blue and green. So I could have a blue weddings category, and a green weddings category- and the link could show up under both.
Otherwise, I would have to create categories for every possible color combo- which, as you can imagine, would be a long list.
People also like to search by location (state, maybe city) and other types of categories- so a link could fall into multiple categories.
I thought a work around might be to use the description box and direct them to enter in keywords separated by commas (like tags)- which would then be searchable.
But I tested this- and the search did not pull up anything that was listed in that box. It only seemed to search the name.
The Business Directory plug in seems to have a search feature that will search a variety of fields (state, city, keywords, etc) which would be great---but it doesn't work, and apparently has a lot of issues.
I feel like your plug in is the closest to what I need and clearly the best maintained (thank you again!). Let me know if you think Im asking too much of it, though. I realize it wasn't quite designed for what Im looking for.