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Business Directory Plugin

Build local directories, business provider listings, Yellow-Pages directories, Yelp-like review sections and much more!

12 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
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Can't use it
By , for WP 4.3.1

You can't use it or just make test for directory, you must have payement methode account :(

Have to buy a $59 PayPal Payment upgrade to use
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The default payment types are Authorize.net and Google Wallet. Auth.net is too expensive and Google Wallet is not for commercial use.
The only way to test this on my site is to buy a $59 upgrade. Boo.

Import/Export Fails
By , for WP 4.3.1

Trying to export from old WP installation to a new one fails. The categories and fields aren't exported anyway so have to be laboriously re-entered. But even after doing that and massaging the CSV for four hours, I cannot make it work. For example, headers are exported as company-name but have to be imported as company_name; life is too short for such sloppy coding.

Thumbs down. Not so free!
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Charging for features that are most commonly used, like PayPal, is a sure fire way to go from free to paid instantly.

Crappy plugin, crappy support, and crappy look
By , for WP 4.2.2

After wasting months and hundreds of dollars trying to get this plugin working how I wanted and, in reality, how it should work, I got fed up and decided to look at other plugins again.

On the WPBD support forum, their attitude is "It doesn't do that, and if you want it to, you need to pay us a crap load of money." I haven't found a single feature this crappy plugin has that Sabai doesn't.

Ignore this plugin and search the others for one that fits your needs. Don't fall for the free plugin with $199 premium modules like I did.

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marche pas correctement
By , for WP 4.0

texte tout décalé pour un plugin et option payante !
pas terrible

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I am trying to remove the requirement for registration. I want anyone to add their listing. But it still makes them register.

Cumbersome and Not User Friendly
By , for WP 3.8

Installed the plugin, that went fine. Set up the directory page, easy with automated page generator. Tried to customize directory home page look and feel - near impossible.
The description is very enticing, except you cannot use all of what is promised without spending money. You also cannot change or customize directory home page without changing HTML code. The support channel blamed "Themes behaving badly" or "not well written themes" for the lack of customization ability, although I indicated that I am using a premium Genesis Framework Child theme. Next another premium theme provider was punted as the preferred themes for the plugin.
Subsequently uninstalled it. Won't be using it anymore.

No Seo support
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Even if is advertised as SEO friendly, this plugin is not compatible with SEO plugins available on WordPress.

I hate this plugin and so do all other plugins.
By , for WP 3.6.1

Briefly: This will probably work well for you if you have a default wordpress site with no additional plugins running. As basic of a site as possible really.
For the rest of us however:
I have run into bug after bug after bug with this thing. Not kidding I'd get one issue fixed and 3 more would sprout up.
Map wont display because I have a google map on a seperate section of the site.
Ratings wont work because I am using a spam blocking plugin???? etc etc.

It was also the building of this plugin was really not done well at all. For example, form fields when displayed are no given unique class names automatically such as "#search-field 01, #search-field 02, #search-field 03" but instead are all just globally assigned "form-label". If you are hoping to do any real form of CSS design customization this plugin is a complete mess.

Every time I have ever had an issue and i post on the forums the answer I get from the developer is:
"Post Screenshots please" (Im not going to take a screenshot and upload it just to show you a screenshot of my map not appearing. How would that even be helpful?)
"Disable all plugins" (This one drove me up the wall. It appears as though not only do I hate this plugin but other plugins hate it as well and they treat him like crap. Nothing work in conjunction with this stupid thing.)

Im seriously over it. Next time a client asks me for a business directory I'm going to tell them to look elsewhere. Wow.

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