Business Profile

Description

Add your business contact details to your site with seo-friendly Schema.org markup. This plugin adds a Contact Card widget and a [contact-card] shortcode. You can use these to display the following on any page:

  • Business name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Contact page link or email address
  • Link to Google Map with directions to your establishment
  • Google Map showing your location
  • Opening hours

Schema.org markup helps search engines like Google discover your address, phone number and opening hours so that they can display them with your listing on Google.

Supports multi-location businesses with a custom Locations post type.

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How to use

View the help guide to learn how to set up and display your Business Profile.

Developers

This plugin is packed with templates and hooks so you can extend it as needed. Read the developer documentation. Development takes place on GitHub, so fork it up.

Screenshots

  • Display a full contact card on the front-end with the shortcode [contact-card] or use the widget to add it to a sidebar.
  • An easy-to-use form lets you add all of the information, locate the correct map coordinates and set up your opening hours.
  • Choose what information to display with the widget, or check out the shortcode attributes in the help document included.
  • Optional multi-location support to easily display all of your locations.

Installation

  1. Unzip business-profile.zip
  2. Upload the contents of business-profile.zip to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Go to the Business Profile page in your admin menu. You will find it near the bottom.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Unzip business-profile.zip
  2. Upload the contents of business-profile.zip to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Go to the Business Profile page in your admin menu. You will find it near the bottom.
Is there a shortcode to print the contact card?

Yes, you can use [contact-card]. The documentation includes all of the shortcode attributes.

It asks me for a Google Maps API Key but I don’t know what it is or how to get it.

Google now requires that you have your own API key to display a map on your website. The documentation includes a walkthrough to help you generate a Google Maps API key.

Google Maps shows my business in the wrong location

Unfortunately, in some cases Google is unable to find the right latitude and longitude to match your address.

In some cases, you may be able to get it to properly locate you by tweaking the address. Sometimes Google just needs a bit of help. Once you’ve got the right coordinates you can go back and restore your original address, and save the form without touching the coordinates again.

If you’re unable to get Google to recognize your location, the best thing to do is to leave the Google Map out when you print your contact card. You will also want to hide the Get Directions link, because Google will guide your customers to the wrong location.

There’s not much I can do about this, unfortunately. Even if you were able to manually set the latitude and longitude, Google would still show bad directions, because it uses the address, not the coordinates, for this feature.

What’s the Schema Type?

This allows you to let search engines like Google know exactly what kind of business you run.

That way, when someone looks for a real estate agent or a restaurant in your area, they’ll know to include you in their search results.

You may not find a type that’s a perfect match for your business. Choose the option that’s most appropriate for your business, and fall back to a more generic type, such as Local Business, if you need.

More questions

You’ll find more help in the User Guide. Developers interested in templates, filters and theme support can view the Developer Documentation.

Reviews

great plugin !

exactly what I was looking for! Great professional plugin, shortcode support and excellent documentation

Nice job

Good job but there is no, in local bussines description a “cleaning servesis”.

Really good plugin and excellent support

This is a really well written plugin with excellent support.

I reported that something was not working (due to a Google policy change) and Nate pushed an update and documention in a matter of hours. Very impressed.

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Contributors & Developers

“Business Profile” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Business Profile” has been translated into Brazilian Portuguese. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

1.1.4 (2017-04-21)

  • Add: business image to comply with Google requirements

1.1.3 (2017-03-21)

  • Fix: Fatal error with location schedule metabox

1.1.2 (2017-03-14)

  • Fix: Don’t display contact card for unpublished locations
  • Fix: PHP Notice on post editing page (h/t @robneu)
  • Add: Italian and Swedish translations (h/t @lucspe and Daniel Schwitzkey)
  • Update: Always instantiate post type class
  • Update: Give settings table rows class attributes (h/t @lucspe)

1.1.1 (2016-06-28)

  • Add field for Google Maps API Key to follow new API guidelines

1.1 (2016-06-20)

  • Add: multi-location support
  • Add: filter to adjust available schema types
  • Add: templates for contact cards and opening hours
  • Add: helper functions for templating
  • Add: add_theme_support() args for disabling scripts, styles and append to content
  • Update: implement WP coding standards. h/t @robnue

1.0.9 (2016-02-12)

  • Fix: compatibility with wp-cli
  • Fix: allow short weekday names to be translated
  • Update: “get directions” link now opens in a new window/tab
  • Update: widget now uses shortcode to print output
  • Update: remove deprecated sensor attribute from Google Maps api call
  • Add: make Google Maps objects and options available in global scope
  • Add: allow map options to be filtered
  • Add: javascript event triggered when map initialized

1.0.8 (2015-10-01)

  • Update: Simple Admin Pages lib to v2.0 (#27)
  • Fix: line breaks can disrupt get directions link in embedded map (#17)

1.0.7 (2015-10-01)

  • Add: show shortcode on business profile page
  • Add: obfuscate email address if displayed in contact details
  • Fix: compatibility problems when the Google Maps API is already loaded
  • New and updated translations: Dutch, Hebrew, Spanish (Colombia), Portugese, Spanish, Czech

1.0.6 (2015-04-03)

  • Fix: validation errors with address markup
  • Fix: validation errors with contactPoint markup

1.0.5 (2014-09-21)

  • Fix: restore lost option to show contact info in widget options when Restaurant Reservations is activated

1.0.4 (2014-09-11)

  • Fix: contact link/email doesn’t get shown.

1.0.3 (2014-09-04)

  • Fix: swapped desc/url meta values. h/t @thatryan

1.0.2 (2014-07-16)

  • Update Simple Admin Pages library to v2.0.a.7

1.0.1 (2014-07-16)

  • Fix character-case error and rename integrations file for better standardization

1.0 (2014-07-16)

  • Initial public release on WordPress.org
  • Add an option to display a link to a booking form if the Restaurant Reservations plugin is active
  • Fix: skip a scheduling rule if no weekdays are set. h/t @jasonhobbsllc

0.0.1 (2014-05-26)

  • Initial release