Simple Directory

Description

Get more features with Simple Directory Pro.

Simple Directory is the hottest new directory plugin for WordPress.
Quickly and easily create a powerful directory on your site. Great for local directories, address books, Yellow Pages style business listings – and much more.

What’s New?

New in version 2.1:
– New customizations for search results pages
– Improved loading of custom CSS
– Create and use your own templates

About The Plugin

Simple Directory creates a custom post type (Listings) with the following fields:

  • Address
  • Telephone numbers
  • Website URL
  • Fax number
  • Email address
  • Social links (G+, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram)

Custom Templates

Simple Directory comes with three templates: single-listing.php, archive-listing.php and search-listing.php.
Single-listing.php displays a complete version of the listing including:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Contact info (with click-to-call phone number)
  • Social profiles
  • “Get Directions” link
  • Embedded Google Map

The archive-listing.php template displays the listings in a given category showing the address and phone number, with a click to call link on small screens.

Want more features?

Simple Directory Pro includes a growing list of additional features including:

  • Show Payment Methods
  • Show Business Hours
  • “Add to Contacts” link
  • More customization options

Powerful Search Features

Use the included search widget or ‘[listing_search’] shortcode to add a search box that will only search listings.

Built to Grow

Simple directory is built on Foundation by Zurb and Piklist.

Translation Ready

Simple Directory is fully translation ready.
Available translations:
* French
* German (many thanks to Daniel)
If you are interested in contributing a translation, please send me an email

Recommended Plugins

Simple Directory requires Piklist

Screenshots

  • Basic output of a listing, showing the title, address, phone number, url, directions link and map.
  • Adding a new listing is as simple as adding a new post or page.
  • You can choose between basic and premium listings.
  • Add the basic details of each listing.
  • Add the social links that will show in the premium listings.
  • Add categories, tags and a featured image to each listing.
  • Set your options and add custom css on the settings page.
  • Use HTML in the category descriptions and add an image to the category archive pages.

Installation

METHOD 1 – INSTALL FROM PLUGIN BROWSER
1. From your WordPress admin panel go to Plugins -> Add New
2. In the search box, type “Simple Directory”
3. Click install.

METHOD 2 – MANUAL UPLOAD

  1. Download the Simple Directory plugin ‘simple-directory.zip’
  2. Login to WordPress and go to Plugins-> Add New -> Upload
  3. Click the Choose File button and select simple-directory.zip from your hard drive.
  4. Click Install Now
  5. Once the plugin has been installed, click Activate.

METHOD 3 – FTP

  1. Download hCard Widget for WordPress plugin ‘simple-directory.zip’. Extract the contents of the file.
  2. Using your favourite FTP client, upload the folder to ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ on your server.
  3. Login to your WordPress account and go to the Plugins page.
  4. Activate the plugin.

FAQ

Got questions? See the documentation.

Installation Instructions

METHOD 1 – INSTALL FROM PLUGIN BROWSER
1. From your WordPress admin panel go to Plugins -> Add New
2. In the search box, type “Simple Directory”
3. Click install.

METHOD 2 – MANUAL UPLOAD

  1. Download the Simple Directory plugin ‘simple-directory.zip’
  2. Login to WordPress and go to Plugins-> Add New -> Upload
  3. Click the Choose File button and select simple-directory.zip from your hard drive.
  4. Click Install Now
  5. Once the plugin has been installed, click Activate.

METHOD 3 – FTP

  1. Download hCard Widget for WordPress plugin ‘simple-directory.zip’. Extract the contents of the file.
  2. Using your favourite FTP client, upload the folder to ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ on your server.
  3. Login to your WordPress account and go to the Plugins page.
  4. Activate the plugin.

Reviews

Needs work

This could be a really great plugin. It has a lot of great ideas. However, right now it is poorly implemented and needs more development to work correctly out-of-the-box.

Half-Arsed Release

Not very simple….

Only half the fields display and it took over an hour to work out how to display the categories list!!!

DOCS on plugin website is just as half-arsed as the plugin itself.

Short code to display categories or complete directory would be simple.

Also short code for search doesn’t work

Outstanding Plugin

Great plugin if you’re looking to add a robust directory to your WordPress site. And, if you know CSS, you can easily customize the presentation of category indexes and page layouts.

Of note is the excellent support provided by the plugin author. With the one problem that I encountered, he replied to my forum post within minutes and got me back online.

Read all 11 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“Simple Directory” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Translate “Simple Directory” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

= 2.1.2=
Bug fix for custom CSS.

2.1

Improved loading of custom CSS. New settings for search result pages.

2.0.2

Fixed bug with new settings. Updated version compatibility.

2.0.1

Fixed search results template. Added new settings to disable included templates.

2.0

Improved layouts to template files. Improved help tabs. Reorganization of some settings.

1.6.7

Bug fixes to archive-listing.php and simple-directory.php

1.6.6

Maintenance release. Removed unnecessary files and functions.

1.6.4

Removed self-referencing link in title of single listings.

1.6.1

Critical bug fix.

1.6

New options for improved layout control and theme compatibility.

1.5.4

New option in settings (Set Content Padding) for improved theme compatibility.

1.5.3

Updated required plugin activator

1.5.2

Bug fix. Sidebar can now be displayed on listing category pages.

1.5.1

Listing email now displays in social icon row on premium listings. Updated POT file.

1.5

Improved compatibility with themes using Visual Composer and UberMenu

1.4.12

Bug fix – Website URLs are checked and corrected so links don’t break. Other phone number and fax number now display on premium listings.

1.4.7

Added Relevanssi to list of recommended plugins.

1.4.6

Fixed search shortcode bug.

1.4.4

Fixed problems with ability to disable Foundation CSS.

1.4.3

Removed unnecessary Foundation components to improve performance.

1.4.2

Updated Piklist Checker, users can now disable the Foundation CSS. Settings output file included.

1.3.3

Listing templates improved to show job title and organization for individuals.

1.3.1

Improved listing archive pages. Listings are now sorted alphabetically and both premium and basic listings show correctly.

1.3

Fixed listing page 404 error and “Details” link on archive page.

1.2.5

Added POT file and made plugin translation ready.

1.2.3

Bug fix

1.2.2

Changed listing URL to display ‘Website’.

1.2.1

Minor admin fixes.

1.2

Major bug fix! Template load error resolved. Update immediately.

1.1

  • You can now choose to enable or disable Google Sitelinks Search Box.
  • Updates to the readme.txt

0.9.2

Updates to archive pages. Premium listings are now shown above basic listings.

0.8

*Added settings page.