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Business Directory Plugin

Business Directory Plugin allows you to build local directories, business provider listings, Yellow-Pages style business directories, Yelp-like review

9 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
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4 stars
For Developers: Great Support, It Works; however, not developer friendly code
By , for WP 3.9.1

make sure you view the entire thread - great support from the plugin author, committed to customer service. That's huge in my book!
I reviewed the code structure of this plugin. The code is not commented and lacks any docblocks that I could find in the 15+ files I reviewed. The code is also riddled with globals, which wouldn't be a huge problem if the code was commented properly, which would allow any modern IDE to follow the inheritance/types of the code.

There are also bugs that haven't been tested or caught, such as using undefined variables. For example, in (in plugin 3.6) the file /views/views.php line 103 has an undefined variable $msg that's being passed by reference, it should be initialized on line 102 as $msg = ''. Again, this would be helped by proper comments.

It also lacks the ability to use the WordPress API to add actions or filter content.
In the templates directory, there are 7 do_action calls: http://cl.circletr.ee/image/3u1y3L3E0L0o
Compare that to WooCommerce's 158: http://cl.circletr.ee/image/370X2I2J340d
--For example, it's very useful in WooCommerce to be able to add an action to a checkout page, and not have to copy/override an entire template. Why? Because when WooCommerce releases the next major release, it's very easy for them to keep a do_action() call in a template, and then restructure the entire page's DOM, without fear of breaking interoperability.

4 stars
Feature-rich plugin with lots of great options!
By , for WP 3.8.1

We are investigating a plugin for use on a couple new sites that can do what this plugin can do. Only issue so far is that we have a smaller host who is very sensitive about security, so we had to open up some permissions for the plugin to upload CSV files. Then I had to request a patch for the CSV downloads, but replies from developer were fast and the plugin is working great now!

Still testing to be sure the plugin features will meet all our needs and if so we will be contributing to the great work by the developer(s).

4 stars
Feature-rich plugin with lots of great options!
By , for WP 3.8.1

We are investigating a plugin for use on a couple new sites that can do what this plugin can do. Only issue so far is that we have a smaller host who is very sensitive about security, so we had to open up some permissions for the plugin to upload CSV files. Then I had to request a patch for the CSV downloads, but replies from developer was fast and the plugin is working great now!

Still testing to be sure the plugin features will meet all our needs and if so we will be contributing to the great work by the developer(s).

4 stars
Works as advertised. Support is great!
By , for WP 3.6.1

The Plugin worked as advertised, and when I had questions the team responded very quickly.

4 stars
customizable
By , for WP 3.6

I like the idea that you can customize the fields. Good work!

4 stars
Great directory
By , for WP 3.5.2

No real noticeable bugs and it works as expected.
Some extra features would be great but it looks like it's a work in progress!

4 stars
Buen plugin para Directorios
By , for WP 3.4.2

Fácil de instalar y de adaptar al diseño de tu sitio.

4 stars
Works well
By , for WP 3.4.2

Works better than 3 other Classifieds plug-ins I have tried!

4 stars
So Far so Good
By , for WP 3.4.2

I think the support for the plugin is pretty good.

The plugin itself has a few limitations but then, it is a complicated idea and difficult to come up with a one-size-fits-all solution.

I'm sticking with this

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