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Business Directory Plugin

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

5 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
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Modules
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Sorry about the low rating - I will update it if the response to this is satisfactory.

I read a post from a few weeks ago from someone complaining that the pricing page did not make it clear that the add-on modules are purchased as a subscription and have a recurring yearly fee in order to stay updated.

The author immediately put that disclaimer prominently on the pricing page stating this fact.

Now - it is no longer there. Does this mean the add-on modules are now a one time purchase like most plugin addons??

Please tell me this is the case and the author is not trying to hide a very important piece of information - and then I can change my rating.

Add-ons
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As for the free plugin, it does an ok job. For free there are no complaints as you can't expect miracles for free. But the many add-ons are very expensive. 50$ each. And I advise everyone to read the fine print. Buried in the terms is the little detail that after 1 year and each year there-after you will have to pay to keep it updated. So just be aware that if you spend a lot of time adapting your site to use this plugin - you will not only probably need to add expensive add-ons - but you will continue to pay year after year, or all your time and work will be for nothing.

Upgrade breaks existing stable install
By , for WP 3.9.1

I've been running Business Directory on my site for a couple of months and despite so hiccups with my customizations it has run very well. That all changed when they released an upgrade to the plugin.

When the upgrade was released my existing implementation stopped working.

I've seen plugins break after upgrading WP but a plugin shouldn't stop working because a new version of itself was released.

You are taking a huge risk that if you have a successful install it can be broken right under your nose by the developer.

too many options, defaults are not optimal. takes forever to customize
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but once it's setup it works quite well. remove 1 star because of too many confusing options and bad UI. remove another star because the premium plugins are just a little too expensive. $49 each. If you need 3 it gets pricey fast. should be $29 or $39 in my opinion.

{UPDATE} - I'm updating my rating to 2 stars because I keep running into problems with this plugin. Today I was trying to alter the default styling (which is pretty bad) to alter the h1 tag of a single listing, but it was impossible with CSS because they have put no class selectors in the body and the only selector they put in is for the body of the listing, too late to select the title.

I gave it 2 minutes
By , for WP 3.7.1

I was running this on a test site to give it a try in a comparison of other plugins of similar nature.
I installed easily and opened the configuration pages, turned on paypal to try how it looks and I was instantly pushed to purchase a 200 dollar tool to make that work.

Uninstalled and moved on.

I can not say this tool did anything, I did not give it a chance. I do feel though you should get a heads up on such a steep price for advanced features.
Not for me.

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