An easy to use directory plugin to create an addressbook, business directory, staff directory or church directory.
Plugin works great. Support is quick and helpful. Templates and functionality do what I need. Always up to date. What more could I ask for?
Hands down the best plugin experience I've had.
First time I tried installing, ran into some conflicts with the template I was using, (SKT Pathway) but I swapped that out for the Evolve template, and it worked beautifully.
I bought the full bundle, mostly because I needed the import function, and wanted a different layout template- and I'm so glad I did. The additional functionality was totally worth it. I was able to manage the data for 70+ vintage baseball teams, an executive board and vendor list from the same tool, and customize the pages with simple short codes.
I had a few questions about implementing a custom sorting order, and unlike most plugins, got prompt, accurate and comprehensive answers. And even when I screwed up implementing the suggested fix, he was super polite and walked me through the (obvious-duh?!) fix.
In a nutshell, I would highly recommend this plugin- not only for it's functionality, but also for the amazing support.
I'm using this plugin on the Women In Testing (http://www.womenintesting.com) and it's been awesome.
It was very easy to get setup, made some minor tweaks for the look and feel needed. Stephan has been super helpful & fast with helping me through the UI issues I ran into. There were no functionality issues at all, which makes this an awesome plugin.
Really good plugin for creating a directory. I was worried due to my lack of tech. knowledge, but that didn't prove to be a hurdle. And most of the support questions were promptly and 'in detail' answered by Steven.
Looking forward to future updates for more flexibility.
This plugin does exactly what I want it to do and the support is awesome!
Couldn't find a good directory tool until this one. And Steve has been great helping me get it just to where I want. If you want a good directory tool, this is the right choice.
I've never come across a paid theme or plugin with such an excellent support system. Steven repeatedly went the extra mile to make the connections plugin work exactly as needed. Thank you!
Typically, when you download a plug-in you are not expecting much support. Good forums and a trial by error experience. Not with this Connections Business Directory Plugin. Not only do you get a great plugin, an informative Support Forum but you also get Steven Zahm.
The plugin does actually does what it promises and when you need support, Steve actually responds quickly and helps resolve the problem. I have never experienced this kind of value added help from any WP related software company before ....ever.
Steve went out of his way to help me when the WP template from Template Monster (TM) which caused a couple of issues with the Connections plugin due to the outdated Cherry Framework query page being used by the TM template. In fact, Steve responded really quickly and then fixed the issue even though it was not the fault of his software!
Excellent product and excellent service, cannot recommend highly enough.
Connections was absolutely the perfect solution I'd been searching for to implement a business directory. Fantastic formatting options, sharp templates with great short code customization and superlative support mean I will be using Connections again and again! Download and try! You'll fall in love!
About two years ago I inherited the website for our Rotary Club. The website was built around a custom CMS and was very limited in its capabilities. The only features of this site that were implemented was a club directory and upcoming birthday list. The club had paid $2500 for the initial setup and $1200/year in annual maintenance. It was horrible.
I research dozens of options to replace this approach and settled on WordPress with Connections to provide the primary club management functions. From the very beginning, the support from Steve was outstanding. He quickly answered all my questions while I was researching options for the club and that same level of support has continued ever since. The documentation is also very complete.
We went the Connections Pro Pack route. Installation was a breeze. The CSV import feature allowed us to import the data from the old site. Steve provided a CSV template that made the import quick and easy and with almost no hand jamming data into Connections. The new site was up and running in less than two days and live to the membership in less than a week.
Since the initial deployment we have been through several upgrades of WP as well as the Connections plugin. Every time the upgrade has been quick and painless for us and transparent to the users.
One of the best features is the ability for the users to edit/update their information. For an all volunteer club, it was way too much for one or two people to try and keep a directory up to date. With Connections, we gave the work back to the people – now they are responsible for keeping their own data up to date. One of the other features is the upcoming birthdays. We acknowledge the current month’s birthdays on the first Tuesday of the month. Using a well documented short code, we have a page that displays the upcoming birthdays (without the year thank goodness). So who ever has the birthday duty for the month, has a quick and easy way of retrieving that information.
Recently I presented with a request for a printed directory. In the past, we have had printed directories that cost about $2000 to print. My initial thought was a data export from Connections but really didn’t like the thought of a separate database being used for a printed directory. So once again turned to Steve. We quickly came up with an approach for a self-service printable directory using one of the existing Connections Templates. Steve provided the CSS for another plugin to allow us to print the directory!
I can’t say enough positive things about the Connections plugin and Steve. The impact to our club is huge. At Rotary, beyond our basic operating costs, all funds raised go back to supporting local charities and world-wide effort of Rotary International. The savings we have realized using Connections has allowed us to give back to the community that much more!
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