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Simple Business Directory Pro is a unique and advanced solution to create Business Directory, resource page or partners page. This is a new way to create useful Business Directories easily and quickly that people will love to share and bookmark.
Forget those boring directory styles and layouts. This innovative and powerful, yet Simple Business Directory WordPress PlugIn allows you to create comprehensive Lists of business with their Logo, Short description, Social Profiles, Location and so on. Create dozens or hundreds of lists of relevant businesses on any broad topic. Then show all your Lists in beautiful layout on a single page. Or you can choose any single business list to show with short code.
You can install "Simple Business Directory - Pro" plugin by following some simple and easy steps.
Please find 'simple-Business-directory-pro.zip' file inside your downloaded package and install it following the steps below: -
From your WordPress dashboard:
Important:Follow the upgrade section if you want to upgrade your plugin from free version to premium version.
HOW TO UPGRADE FROM FREE VERSION
To upgrade your "Simple Business Directory" plugin from FREE version to the Pro version please follow the below steps:
After installing 'Simple Business Directory - Pro' plugin, you can manage your directory and items as below -
Simple Steps to get Started:
Priority for list item image is as: Uploaded Image > Default Image
You can also EDIT you list categories from the same screen.
When you will be editing your list item or creating a new one - you will get the category items to pick from the right column.
Note: If you want to display your list items in the from end as per your manual ordering, then you must need to set two shortcode parameters, these are
orderby="menu_order" and order="ASC"
Whenever you go to 'Dashboard' --> 'Simple Business Directory' --> "New List" page you will see a area called Text/Ad Block
You can put some content here & it will display at the very button of the list page. The screenshort below shows some examples..
Note: For details about settings and adjustments please visit our Settings section.
To display the lists in your post/page, you need to use shortcode.
You can use shortcode button [in your TinyMCE] editor to pick the shortcode with default parameters. Or, you can use/copy shortcode example from below.
View of Shortcode Generator is as below:
In shortcode generator if you checked show map, google map will be displayed at the top of lists with marker icon. It will look like below image. Or you can only show the google map instead of showing both.
By useing shortcode generator you can generate a shortcode for category tab where all your list will appear as category tab in a page. In order to do this you have to select mode as Category Tab.
Here you can customize the font-size, line-height for you list title, item title, subtitle.
Also you can order category and if you want to remove any category from category tab you have to add a extra parameter category_remove and pass the category id as comma(,) seperated. Example : category_remove="50,51,52"
For all the lists:
[qcpd-directory mode="all" style="simple" column="2" search="true" category="" upvote="on" item_count="on" orderby="date" order="DESC"]
For only a single list:
[qcpd-directory mode="one" list_id="75"]
Value for this option can be set as "one" or "all".
Avaialble values: "1", "2", "3" or "4".
Avaialble values: "simple", "style-1", "style-2", "style-3", "style-4", "style-5", "style-6", "style-7", "style-8", "style-9", "style-10", "style-11" , "style-12", "style-13", "style-14".
Default is: simple, Example: style="style-2"
Compatible order by values: 'ID', 'author', 'title', 'name', 'type', 'date', 'modified', 'rand' and 'menu_order'.
Default is: menu_order
Value for this option can be set as "ASC" for Ascending or "DESC" for Descending order.
Default is: ASC
Only applicable if you want to display a single list [not all]. You can provide specific list id here as a value. You can also get ready shortcode for a single list under "Manage List Items" menu.
Supply the category slug of your specific directory category.
Values: true or false. If you want to display on-page search for items, then you can set this parameter to 'true'.
Values: on or off. This options allows upvoting of your list items.
Values: on or off. This options allows to display list items count just beside your list heading.
Values: on or off. You can hide top area (search and link submit) from any individual templates if you require. This option is handy if you want to display multiple template in the same page.
Values: 'upvotes', 'title', 'timestamp', 'random'. You can order/sort list items by upvote counts or by their titles, or even by their entry time (descending order). It also support item randomize display option.
Values: 'on', 'off'. This option will allow you to hide promotional/affliate links from the visitors. Visitors will not be able to see these type of links when they mouseover on the links, but upon clicking on these links - they will be redirected to the original/set affliate links.
Please note that URL masking may hurt your SEO.
Values: "true", "false". This option will allow you to paginate list items. It will break the list page wise.
[Only applicable for certain templates.]
This option indicates the number of items per page. Default is "5". paginate_items="true" is required to find this parameter in action.
[Only applicable for certain templates.]
You can enable or disable tooltip by using this parameter. Accepted values are "true" and "false".
[Only applicable for certain templates.]
17. Filter Area
You can set the filter area fixed position using this below parameter.
[vailable values: fixed, normal.]
18. Filter Area Top Spacing
You can set Top Spacing for filter area using this below parameter.
[Available values: It could be any integer.]
19. Remove category from category tab
You can remove specific category from Category Tab using this below parameter.
You can add multiple Category ID as coma(,) seperated value.
20. Show Map
You can show google map using this below parameter.
21. Show Map Only
You can show only google map using this below parameter.
Frontend Submission feature will allow your users to submit there list items by registering & logon to dashboard. Now you can populate your lists with users submitted items.
For doing this you have to create 4 pages and add some shortcode on those pages.
Login From will appear by adding this shortcode on a page. It should look like the below image.
Registration From will appear by adding this shortcode on a page. It should look like the below image.
Dashboard (where people can manage there list items) will appear by adding this shortcode. Its required logged in to access this page. It should look like the below image.
Reset Password Page
User will get password reset option by adding this shortcode on a page. It should look like the below image.
A new page is added on admin side Simple Business Directory >> Manage User Submitted Links where admin can manage there users item.
By creating and enabling a package admin can allow user to submit there item after purchasing the package. For creating a package navigate fron admin Simple Business Directory > Package. Its a pretty simple form to create a package within a minute. The package only comes with paypal payment gateway.
By navigating to Simple Business Directory > Your Orders admin can see the Order list for package.
You can access settings page from - "Dashboard' --> 'Simple Business Directory' --> "Settings"
Settings options are self expanatory as their titles. Available settings options are as below:
You have to put a email address for getting notification about new link submission from frontend & sbd user registration.
You can change the font globaly by selecting a font from here.
If you set this option to ON, then SEARCH and FILTER bar will be displayed - othewise not.
This option will allow you to ON/OFF live SEARCH feature.
Display list filter button as normal button or carousel.
This option will allow you to enable/disable item filtering at top by the list titles.
This option will allow you to enable/disable item filtering at left by the list titles.
If you turn this option ON, then items and their titles will be alligned from Right to Left (RTL) direction.
If you turn this option ON, then a new button "GENERATE EMBED CODE" will be added at the top of your list. Site visitors can then click this button to generate and copy embed code to use in other sites.
Generated iFrame code can be inserted in any other website or HTML page to display the same list with same functions. Embedded list contents will be served from your website.
Note: If you generate embed code from a site that has HTTP protocol, may not work properly if you paste and use that code in other site that runs on HTTPS protocol, and vice versa.
By enabling this other frontend submission related setting will appear.
By enabling this user can able to submit there link free.
You can specify the limit for free frontend submission. This field only take integer value.
You can enable your package by enabling this option.
Turn on to get new item submission notification.
Captcha will apprear in registration by enabling this option.
By enabling this option user will able to update there profile from dashboard.
By enabling this option user will able to upload there item image.
By enabling this option No follow will be disabled.
By enabling this option user will automatically approve to submit there item.
By enabling this option user item will published immediately without any approval.
You can write your own CSS style here to add/override existing templates stylesheets.
You can use 3 shipped widgets to display Most Popular, Latest and Random Links.
To use these widgets, please visit: "Appearence --> Widgets" from your admin dashboard.
Then pick appropriate widgets from 1. SBD - Latest Links 2. SBD - Random List 3. SBD - Most Popular List, next drag and drop that widget in your any available widget area.
Sample view of widgets is as follows:
You can use SBDs bulk import feature to add many contents from a single CSV page. To import content, use IMPORT menu under Simple Business Directory.
Please Note: The import feature is still under development. Right now it only allows importing and creating new Lists. Existing Lists will not get updated.
To get instant support, you can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any feedback or feature requests are most welcome. We will try to incorporate your valuable suggestions with our item.