Business Directory is by far the best directory plug-in on the marketplace. To truly make it effective you will need the premium modules, however they are well worth the price. Business Directory allow you to do many things such as categories (parent/child), featured listings, front end editing, emails, etc.
The customer service for those who have the premium module is great. The owner, Dave responds promptly to emails and forum posts and provides useful explanations unlike other plug-ins and SAAS where you may wait days for a reply that is completely unhelpful.
If you have the need for a Directory, I highly recommend Business Directory.
Plenty of options and great support.
My only wish would be if there were some more features for sites not using paid membership (non-profits), as all the plugins seem geared towards commerce. Maybe a pro version? Anyway, 5 stars.
I started of with the free business directory and explored all its functionality. I have tried several different directory plug-ins, but stuck with this one, because it offered a great backend admin interface, integration into my website was easy and the premium module add-on provided the additional functionalities that I was looking for.
The support is great and very responsive. I needed to have zip codes for Malaysia included and they have done it within a day. Also minor bug that I found was quickly fixed and updates provided instantly. Great tool and looking forward to additional features.
I am happy about my choice and can recommend to anyone who is looking for a directory plugin.
Bought this for our outdoor activities website (https://extremeways.info) and, after installation, had a couple of questions about functionality and basic guidance - support team responded within a couple of hours with the answers and advice.
Since that first query, I have contacted support regarding a couple of issues and every time the response time and level of help has confirmed that this plugin, for functionality and post purchase support was the correct choice!
Keep up the brilliant work Dave and the team!
It's very easy to use, free and works well!
It's a great directory plugin, easy to use, responsive.
Just updated WP to 4.5 and found a problem with a module of this plugin, reported it to BD support forum. Their support is awesome. They fixed the problem immediately. Thank You.
There is no other product out there that even comes near how great the business directory plugin is.
I currently only use the free version and will definately buy it when I am making some money :)
If you are using Yoast SEO, there may be a conflict with their latest update and Yoast wont help you fix it unless you pay them. Other SEO plugins work very well with it. (The conflict happens when editing a Directory Category)
I cannot say enough about how good BD is. I suggest that you use BD as your core plugin and if other plugins conflict get rid of them not BD.
A client needed a directory and after searching the repository this one looked like it was robust enough for the task, had plenty of installs and great reviews. I'm still new to it, but I must say I'm completely impressed. The tutorials are great. When I emailed a question the response was fast and help and astonishingly from the company CEO! So they're "lean and mean". I love the flexibility of it. Easily configured and customized. Will likely be purchasing a full package as we'll need some of the add-ons. THANKS!
First of all, awesome support team, they respond quickly, politely and on-the-topic. I have paid for some highly-popular plugins and haven't received this kind of support.
All in all, a very solid plugin, intuitive and easy to optimize for SEO.
Unfortunately, after buying the full package and being quite pleased with BDP for several months, I have to give it a one-star because when we were ready to launch paid listings we discovered that BDP doesn't support sales taxes, required in our jurisdiction. This is a very serious omission, meaning that we cannot legally sell paid listings. By law, when a customer who is based in Canada pays for a listing, we have to charge and list the provincial and federal sales taxes and provide the customer with a detailed receipt. Other plugins have this capability so I don't see why BDP doesn't. Looking back on the support forum, this issue has been raised for several years with no result. I will be happy to revert to a five-star rating once this has been fixed, but in the meanwhile it's a deal-breaker and makes BDP useless for paid listings in any jurisdictions that require collection of sales taxes.
Update: I am raising this to 4 stars, because Dave Rodenbaugh was very responsive and helpful, even if the problem wasn't completely solved. I was able to install an ecommerce plugin from elsewhere that handles the taxes, etc. A bit inconvenient but it works, and Dave assures that tax processing is coming.
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