Search Engine Optimization
Content Management Systems (WordPress)
The LDD Business Directory plugin allows a user to easily manage and display businesses listings on a WordPress website. Simply using the shortcode [business_directory] on any WordPress page will display the directory. Visitors can search through the directory and submit a business listing of their own.Users who have a listing on the directory can sign in and edit their information through the front end Login feature. Website administrators can easily create categories, edit business listing information, and add custom fields to the directory.
1) Download the plugin from the WordPress repository.
2) Use the WordPress automated plugin installer or copy the ZIP file to the plugins directory and extract it.
3) Activate the plugin and a new menu titled “Directory” will appear in the administration sidebar.
4) Add the shortcode [business_directory] to a page or post to display it on the front end.
NOTE: IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT PERMALINKS BE SET TO POST NAME.
Q. Nothing is displayed when I click on a business entry! How can I fix this?
A. Try changing your Permalink settings to Post name and refresh your page.
Q. Does the Login feature connection with my WordPress login?
A. No. It is strictly used for the Business Directory and is for those who have submitted a business listing and would like to make changes to their approved entry.
Q. I would like to use this plugin for community organizations but need to change the text in places where it says business. Is this possible?
A. There is a text field on the settings page called “Directory Label” where you can change this text.
Q. Could you please add [REQUESTED FEATURE] to the LDD Business Directory?
A. We try to take every suggestion into consideration for future iterations of the directory. Please keep in mind that we want to keep this business directory as user friendly as possible and new features require extensive testing to ensure that they work properly and don’t break current functionality.
Q. Why is this [DISPLAY ELEMENT] not displaying correctly?
A. The majority of the time when something shows up incorrectly when visiting the business directory it is due to a custom theme installed. Unfortunately we are unable to test the directory in every available theme and cannot guarantee how certain elements will look.
Q. Is this plugin available in other languages?
A. The LDD Business Directory does not presently have any translations available in other languages. This may change with future versions of the plugin.
Q. Why isn’t [COUNTRY NAME] an available option when adding a listing?
A. To add a country to the list we need more than just the country name. The elements required are the address format for that country along with a list of any states or provinces (if applicable), cities or towns, as well as any other relevant information required to be able to locate an address through Google Maps.