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creating a business directory (6 posts)

  1. charvel
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi all,
    Having a bit of a brain melt which i'm hoping someone can help me with.

    What I want to achieve is to create a business directory using categories. The Hierachi i want to use is as follows.

    Service type (Butcher/Baker etc)
    >> Location (Region/county)
    >>Location2 (town/city)

    So In order to achieve this, I need a page to display all Service types, which links to a page containing all locations, which then links to Locations2.

    Once the user has chosen their desired service, and drilled down to the location2, a list of services should be displayed.

    i want it to be as dynamic as possible, so i'm trying to avoid creating pages with links to more pages of preformatted data.

    Any help or pointers to help me achieve this would be much apreciated.

  2. himed
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This is similar to what I've done with Wingee but I'm not sure what you want to do is going to be easy with WP. A category can only have one parent category, so for example you could make "California" a sub category of "Butcher/Baker", but what you need is for California to be a sub category of every service type. This would require a custom plugin or modification to the WP source code. There may be a plugin out there that can do this type of thing that I'm not aware of.

    You may be able to do this using just tags. You could tag each entry with the service type and state, zip code, county info and then just search by tags.

  3. charvel
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for the response, i'll continue to play with the combinations, and see where I get!

  4. popf
    Posted 8 years ago #

  5. tazatek
    Posted 8 years ago #


    This is exactly what I was wanting to do myself ( and posted a question in a different thread).

    Do you have any tips / pointers / code snippets that you'd be willing to share on what you did to create it?



  6. jpatterson
    Posted 7 years ago #

    We've created a Business Directory plugin. Ir is still fairly nasic, but it might do what you want. Check it out: http://businessdirectory.squarecompass.com/ or http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/business-directory/

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