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  • Resolved vkumar14



    How can I use it as the directory with location?

    Currently I am using the category, subcategory as the location with taxonomy (wpbdp_category) and the tags as the Business type with taxonomy (wpbdp_tags).

    Now I want a Search option in the front page with two bar, one with category(here location) and tags(here type) as typically a local directory show.

    How can I do this ? In which php file?

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  • Plugin Author businessdirectoryplugin


    Hi vkumar14,

    For things like this when you’re making custom changes, the best thing to do is familiarize yourself with the codebase of the plugin. This particular change is one that takes place in a menu include file in the templates area, but you need to understand the behavior of how that happens before changing it.

    For custom changes, we can provide general guidance but you’ll need to work that out on your own.

    Hi bdp Author,

    Thanks for your quick reply.

    Can you provide the guide lines for this ?

    Where to start with?

    I think we should make new template for this.

    And I want the function like that of we can use in the bdp advanced search in the widget area. Just the same thing in the front page. And the search result should look the same as it is seen by default bdp advanced search.

    And the search term should auto complete/predective.

    Please help…

    or me source where I can learn it.

    Thank in Advance.

    Plugin Author businessdirectoryplugin


    The source code can be found here:

    Click on the latest version (3.3) to get the ZIP.

    hey vkumar14,
    I’m looking for solution in the same issue, have you figured out the way to achieve it? i’d appreciate your help.

    happy new year,

    Plugin Author businessdirectoryplugin


    Hi itamar,

    We now have a shortcode to display the search page anywhere you like on a site. You can read more about it here:

    It’s not the exact same solution as requested above, but it is a way to get the same functionality without much work.

    Thank you for thew quick reply, but i couldn’t find the right solution within the shortcode list.,
    what i’m looking for is as followed:
    add the category field and one meta field to the quick search form. i’m not sure if this option is available in the plugin settings or not, because something doesn’t work with it.

    thank you again,

    Plugin Author businessdirectoryplugin


    I see. No, the shortcode doesn’t offer that right now. The only other option is to customize the plugin to change that somehow. We have a customization guide here that tells you what files control what pieces, but the rest will be up to you:

    Hi there – I’m looking for a plug in that will do a search/dropdown menu like on this site: – where a visitor can search for a restaurant based on neighborhood, price point, type of cuisine and ideally a map. Will your plug in do this? Thank you!

    Plugin Author businessdirectoryplugin


    HI terrihenry1,

    Our plugin doesn’t have that kind of drop-down search menu. It’s something we’re considering for the future (list filtering by field) but we don’t have this yet.

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