It was the plugin i was looking for, the only thing that bugged me a bit that i needed the location manager for something that seemed as standard. Location manager is imho almost mandatory for most implementations... Also the documentation could be more extensive, but the plugin itself works like a breeze! Therefore i gave it 5 stars!!!
Not only is the plugin fantastic but so is the support. Without knowing anything about coding I have created an excellent directory that is gaining huge amount of traffic. Paolo, Stiofan and Guust are amazing!
This is the best and most user-friendly directory. I have tried others and they were so difficult to use, especially with another language than english. However, this directory makes it all very simple - it was easy to set up and easy to translate. I am very happy with this and the support is so great and respond very fast.
and great support
Despite the issues I've had with this project as a whole, Geodirectory remains one of the most affordable. flexible and extensible directory plugins I've worked with on any CMS to date. There are a number of addons available that extend the core plugin functionality significantly, I'm impressed as it's given me the least amount of technical headache of all the plugins I require.
Generally, the core plugin and its addons are relatively straight forward and setup documentation is accurate for the most part. I only ran into a documentation discrepancy once setting up Google Analytics and I blame google for that as they are always changing things up it seems.
My only real issue that has cooked my brain, is with themes/templates. While they offer some custom templates and compatibility adjustments for some of the apparently more popular WP themes, you are still limited to handful of themes and layouts as not all themes will work 100% and you may lose features of the directory... which you really don't want because some of them are very handy. I've found this can be worked around though with a compatible theme, some additional minor code adjustments, creative widget placement/content arranging. This extra work though cost one star.
Regardless of the template/theme concern, for a feature rich directory solution, I'd choose and recommend Geodirectory again if asked. I just can't think of a more powerful solution at this price point... and I have googled it to death. The membership package for the addons and support is well worth the investment.
I am a member of wpgeodirectory.
I have found the plugins and the latest theme Supreme Child Theme of Starter to be excellent.
Of course, though there were some hiccups, I had received timely and positive support from the Support Forums.
I must congratulate the entire team, specially Paolo, Stiofan and Guust for the timely responses I received from them, without whose assistance my site (eyp.co.in) would not have seen the light of the day.
Overall, I should say, my experience was GREAT.
GS Raju, Hyderabad, India.
I have just reviewed the pro version of this product for a specific case use for a client. It turned out to not be the right solution for the client due to constraints placed by other must-use plugins. But what an amazing product.
The PRO version of this product is excellent. It seems that almost every avenue of directory listing has been thought of and implemented in an easy to use way. The add ons are first class and in particular any good WP developer should be able to make any directory possible using the Custom Post Type add on.
Great attention has been paid to the front end user interface. Don't forget your users folks! They're not all programmers. And they like user interfaces to be good looking. They expect that now. And Stiofan and his team have this covered. A great user experience.
Although I did not use this product for my client, I will be putting it to the top of the list when considering my next directory project.
If you are considering a directory project with scale and user friendliness built into it, don't waste time. Look at this one first. You won't be dissapointed.
PS And they have a healthy support forum too, responsive and helpful. What's not to like? Five stars from me.
I have been playing around with this plugin for the past week. I do not have a live site yet and I do not know how scalable it is.
But functionalitywise and on completeness, ease of use, this is one incredible plugin. I must mention that I have many years of online and paper directory business experience.
If I end up having a live site and if it proves to be a scalable solution, I shall definitely be a long time paying customer of these people who created this great plugin.
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