does exactly what I need!
I just want to thank you for a great plug-in. I just wish that I hadn't wasted $80 on a different theme along with 3 days of pain trying to set the other theme up. The Business Directory theme was very easy for me to get set up. If I hadn't wasted the money on the other theme, I would have had the money to get the PayPal and Claim Listing modules that I need.
My only issue is that I cannot get the CSV import to work even though I followed the directions. I even tried a test import of a partial list of the 7,600 listings that I would like to import. It looks like I will be awhile hand entering all of the listings.
I am very positively surprised after testing other plugins, to find this one as easy, complete and just working the way I need it, even as free version it gets me there. This alone makes me want - to upgrade. :)
I've been using the paid product over two years now and believe that this is the best directory plugin for wordpress out there. It's not only a great product, but it is backed up by a great service. Their support extends way beyond the purchasing time, through the life of your relationship with them.
I've had numerous issues in setting up BD only because of my technical incapacity but have found the backup and support from Dave and his developers to be the best I have experienced. Total and efficient support, rapidly delivered and with great results. Can't speak highly enough. Two thumbs up here!
Business Directory has worked well on a couple of different themes that I have used and I am now also using the Maps plugin which also is easy to use and looks really good.
But what I have been really impressed with is the level of support that Dan has given me. He didn't go on the defensive with the problem and require that I do 150 things before he would even look at it - no, he just sorted it out. Within 24 hours I had a fix.
Dan really couldn't have been more helpful - it is so important to have good support when you have a live website. Thanks Dan!
The quality of the support is astonishing. I hope these people go on to make a million bucks because they seem to be one of the few organisations around who understand that people's WordPress installations are their face to the world, representing their business or social credentials. I had an issue that (it was subsequently established) had nothing to do with BD but Dave and his team identified the issue in a matter of minutes. Well done.
First of all the product is top notch and very flexible. The add-on's are affordable and just what they're supposed to be: add on's. The plugin works great "as is" without any add-on's.
As a long time WP user I have experienced plenty of terrible plugin support so when there was a problem updating the plugin automatically I fired off an email expecting to hear back hours or more likely days in the future. To my surprise Dave responded within five minutes -- not a canned auto response, an actual personal email -- explaining the problem was with one of his vendors and attaching the updated plugins so I could fix the problem immediately.
Having come to BD after severe pain with a different business directory theme, I was disappointed to find teething problems. But the support was excellent and they soon tracked the error down to config left behind when i de-installed the previous theme. The BD Support team even cleaned up my site for me.
Import / export feature is great and very easy to use.
I've done a lot of restyling on the directory to make it look just like my site, and my client is delighted.
BD gets 4 stars from me for the plugin and one star for the great support.
With some manipulation of the fields I was able to import the entire list of our city businesses. http://www.everythingpuntagorda.com/business-directory/
Thanks - waiting to see if the interest prompts for the map module.
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