Business Directory plugin 

for WordPress by CreativeMinds

Build an online local directory of business listings on your WordPress site with Payment gateway, Google Maps, and advanced search options

Build an online local directory of business listings on your WordPress site with the CM Business Directory plugin

CM WordPress Business Directory Highlights

The CM Business Directory Listing Plugin lets you and your community build an online professional directory of local business listings on your WordPress site. Create a local directory similar to other business listing sites like Yelp, Yellow Pages, Yahoo, or Google+, complete with Google Maps display, paid listings and more with this easy to use directory plugin!
Use the payment system with WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads cart system, giving you the option of more than 50 payment gateways

Business Directory Payments

Business owners can add their business to your directory and manage their directory listing profile

Community Built

Users can search and filter directory listing by keyword, category, and zip code.

Search and Filtering

Display directory listings on an interactive map with the CM Map Locations plugin integration

Google Maps Support

Business Directory Builder – Community Edition

Managing Your Business Listing in the

WordPress Business Directory

The Community Edition lets external users submit new business listings, manage their own listings, and claim an existing business listing.

The admin has the ability to moderate each business listing submission and manage business claims. This important functionality allows you to open up your WordPress business directory for external users to add and manage their own listings.

* The above features are available only for the Community Edition and above

Watch the video
Managing Your Business Listing in the WordPress Business Directory

A Business Listing Page

The Community Payments Edition lets you create membership plans to easily monetize your online directory with featured listings

WordPress Directory Payments

The Community Payments Edition lets you create membership plans to easily monetize your web directory with featured listings and the choice of multiple payment systems.

Charge set rates for new business listings or for renewing a listing each year, with the ability to define the renewal cycle.

You can use the payment system with WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads cart system, giving you the option of more than 50 payment gateways including PayPal, Authorize.Net, 2Checkout, Skrill, PayMill, Stripe (see the full list here).

Business Submission Payment

With a mixed mode payment model, some of the information in a business listing will be visible for free, while other parts will only be visible once a subscription fee has been paid.

* The above features are available only for the Community Payment Edition

Google Maps integration

The WordPress Business Directory Builder plugin includes the display of the business location on a map for each listing page. Users can quickly search and reference the location of all directory listings on a single interactive map, via the CM Google Maps Locations plugin integration.

Business Index on Google Maps

The full directory map can be displayed on the directory index page or elsewhere on your site via shortcode. * The above features are available only with the Map Locations and Store Locator Addon

Watch the video
Showing all WordPress business directory listings on a Google Map

Watch the Business Directory Plugin Video 

Features 

Business Directory Builder

Extended Business Information

Each business listing has the following details: business description (which can include images, videos and text), business pitch, logo, business address, location displayed on Google Maps custom fields and more...

paid listings

Business Listing Page Design

Easily customize the look and feel of the business listing page. You can also choose between two available templates and customize the look and feel of each.

Group similar business listings by category

Business Categories and Tags

Group similar business listings by category and assign each business to more than one category. Add tags to each business so users can easily search or filter listings.

Create an online directory with any number of business listings.

Multiple Business Listing

Create an online directory with any number of business listings. The directory can hold over 10,000 searchable listings.

Several designs and templates allow you to choose the best business directory index page

Business Index Templates

Several designs and templates allow you to choose the best business directory index page display for your site.

Let visitors rate each business listing

Star Rating

Let visitors rate each business listing. Customize the rating display and location.

Export and import businesses between different online directories using a CSV file

Export/Import

Export and import businesses between different online directories using a CSV file. With this functionality, you can import your current business listings into the plugin’s database or move your database between multiple sites.

Filter businesses by categories, tags, or free text search.

Search and Filters

Filter businesses by categories, tags, or free text search. When integrated with the CM Google Maps Location plugin you can also filter businesses by *location and zip.  (*Requires purchase of the CM Directory Map Locations bundle.)

Style the look and feel of the business listing page from the plugin settings

Style the Listing Page

Style the look and feel of the business listing page from the plugin settings, including background colors of each listing section, custom fields, and more.

Insert ads onto any business listing via shortcode or an iframe object

Ads and Promotions

Insert ads onto any business listing with Google AdWords or any other external resource via shortcode or an iframe object. and also Promote a business in search results and related businesses widget.

Moderate new business listings or be notified when a new business is posted

Moderation and Notification

Moderate new business listings or be notified when a new business is posted (with the Community Edition).

Show related businesses widget in each business listing page

Related Businesses Widget

Show related businesses widget in each business listing page. Related businesses are defined by category, with the ability to promote specific businesses.

Customize the listing permalink to control where users are directed on your site

Custom Listing Permalink

Customize the listing permalink to control where users are directed on your site.

Use shortcode to show a list of all categories, a single business widget and much more

Shortcodes Support

Use shortcode to show a list of all categories, a single business widget and much more.

Businesses can claim their business listing after it has been added to your directory

Claim Existing Listings

Businesses can claim their business listing after it has been added to your directory.

Let business owners manage their own listings on your directory

Manage Existing Listings

Let business owners manage their own listings on your directory to keep listings up to date, while minimizing admin responsibilities.

Integrate with CM Google Maps Locations plugin to display a map of all businesses on a map

Business Directory on Google Maps

Integrate with CM Google Maps Locations plugin to display a map of all businesses on a map.

Display products related to each business on their listing page

Business Products

Display products related to each business on their listing page. Preview (Requires purchase of the CM Products Directory bundle).

Which option works best for you?

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Quality Plugin, super Support

Very Professional plugin and very easy to use We have bought the pro version and we are very satisfied The support team is great

Hakim Bel

Meets multiple needs!

I want to give kudos to their tech support… I had multiple questions before and after I bought a 5 site license! Their response time was very acceptable and they helped me meet my client’s needs! It’s a very usable plug-in. I have used other business directory plugins but this one is a bit more flexible. Since the client needed multiple directories, I was able to use subdomains to make it work for them. Happy Client and happy programmer!

bbasilico

Great support and easy to use!

Started with the free version and quickly upgraded to the Pro. It was a great experience and I received quick answers to my support questions. Highly recommended.

Vova Feldman

Business Directory Add-ons

Get more out of your plugin with these great addons!

Business Directory Community supports letting users add a new listing to the business directory.

Business Directory Community

Adds the option for users to add a new listing to the business directory website. Users can claim an existing business, renew a business listing and manage their business listings as well as create a local business database and business directory community worldwide.

 Business Directory Payments allows admin to charge payment for publishing a new business directory listing

Business Directory Payments

This add-on allows admin to charge payment for publishing a new business directory listing or renewing an existing one. The add-on supports many payment options based off Easy Digital Downloads or WooCommerce.

Manage map locations and support location finder using Google maps

Map Locations and Store Locator

Manage map locations and support location finder using Google maps. Support for location description, images and videos.

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FAQ

How do I enable shortcodes for the directory so I can have a gallery above the description?

You can use WordPress gallery shortcode to display several images in the business description. Just upload the images and then create a gallery.

Can I customize the business directory widget to match my WP theme?

Sure. This exclusive directory is using a shortcode which can be easily embedded into any theme. The plugin settings include many features that supports customizing your business directory’s look and feel.

Can I add my social media links to my business listing?

Yes. Each business listing include all the possible social media links including Twitter, FaceBook, Google+, LinkedIn and many more. You can also add custom links

How can I allow business owners to add or manage their own listings?

To enable this or to allow businesses to claim and control their own business listings the Business Directory Community Add-on will need to be installed. To learn more about it → clicking here ← .

Does this Plugin allow me to take payments from people for adding listings?

To take payments the Business Directory Payments addon is required, the core plugin does not handle payments alone. Learn more about the Business directory payments add-on by clicking here.

Can I filter which business listings appear on my site

Yes. Each site owner can moderate and manage which businesses appear on their site.

Can I embed ads from Google AdSense?

Absolutely! In fact you can embed ads from any external source by copying the campaign code and pasting it into the location where you want them to appear. This includes Google adsense campaigns, CM Ad changer, or any internal or external source of adverts. Embedded ads are displayed in between your business directory listings on locations that you define, as shown in the image below:

embeding ad campaigns from external ad services like Google adsense

What filters can I have on my business directory page?

That’s up to you to decide. You can choose parameters such as tags, categories, business location and year of establishment as filters, or create you own custom parameter as a filter. Users will also be able to search for businesses by entering keywords into the search bar.

I've installed CM Business Directory and Product Directory. Is there a way to associate products to businesses?

Yes, the Product directory and Business directory can be integrated together. For this to work you need to have the community add-ons installed for both plugins.

Can I use this Plugin work to create a Directory of people instead of a business listing?

It can work for different purposes such as the one you have described. Since the front-end labels can all be changed from their defaults to reflect whatever you want your directory to be about the plugin is very much open to being used in different ways.

It sounds like our Members and Experts Directory plugin might be a better match with what you’re looking for however. Read more about the Expert Directory plugin by clicking here.

I have a catalog of products that I want to display with information about each displayed in a directory style view. Can this plugin work for displaying products?

Again it is possible to do this, with the flexibility afforded by being able to change the front-end labels.

It sounds like the Product Directory would be better better suited to what you’re looking to do. Learn more about the Product Directory plugin by clicking here.

Can I use this WordPress Business Directory Plugin to build a staff listing page or niche classifieds websites?

Yes, you can use this online directory plugin to create staff listing pages, niche directory / classified websites or basic directory.

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