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Business Directory Payments Add-On for WordPress by CreativeMinds

Business Directory Payments Add-On for WordPress by CreativeMinds

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Business Directory Payments Add-On allows admin to charge for publishing a new listing in the business directory or renewing an existing one.

Requires Business Directory Pro.

Business Directory Payments Add-On

The WordPress Business Directory Payments Add-On allows admin to set a price for listing a new business or renewing an existing one.

When adding a new business, the user will receive an email with a payment link. Once the link is clicked, the user will be taken to the cart to complete the payment.


Cart System Supporting Payments

The cart system used by the Business Directory Payments are either WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads, which has more than 50 available payment gateways such as PayPal, Stripe, Skrill, 2Checkout and many more. Showing cart containing the payment for business submission
Showing cart containing the payment for business submission

Fremium Business Listing

Showing setting screen in which admin can define which part of the business listing is free
Showing setting screen in which admin can define which part of the business listing is free
The AddOn also support mixed mode payment which means that part of the business information will be visible for free and the other part will be visible only once paid.

Pay Per View Support

One of the payment models supported let admin define a price for viewing business listings.

Admin can define several plans each containing a different number of business listings.

User will be required to pay and purchase a token before being able to view listing in the business directory.

Showing setting screen in which admin can define pay per view plans
Showing setting screen in which admin can define pay per view plans

Using the Business Directory Payments Add-On

  • Pay for New Listings – Charge users for submitting new listings in a directory
  • Pay for Listing Renewals – Automatically charge users for renewing existing listings
  • Pay for Claiming a Business – Charge users for claiming an existing business in the directory
  • Pay for viewing a Business – Charge users for viewing an existing business in the directory


Business Directory Payments Use Case Example

  • Listings Concept – Build a business / city / niche listing website and generate income based on users listings by letting them pay for new submissions, renewals, listing claims etc. Establish a fremium model and offer them only basic options for free, while allowing premium features after purchasing.


Business Directory Payments Related Use Case


Business Directory Payments Prerequisite Plugin

You need to have CM Business Directory plugin installed before using the payments addon.

Business Directory Payments Plugin Features

Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin.

Renewal Charge – Define a payment amount for renewing an existing business
One-time or Recurring – Define a recurring or one-time payment for adding a new business
Renewal Notice – Send users an email reminder for business listing payment renewal
Customize Notice – Send users an email with payment link based on an admin defined template
WooCommerce or EDD – Payment is based on WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads: you can use all Woo or EDD additional extensions including payment gateways, discount codes, overall discounts, abandon cart reminder, and more
Translatable – Change all labels related to the listing payment

Business Directory Payments Image Gallery

Business Directory Payments Frequently Asked Questions

Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin.

What payment methods does this add-on work with?

The payments add-on for Business Directory works with either the Easy Digital Downloads or the WooCommerce payment platforms. By default these use Paypal which can also offer guest checkout so your users won’t need to log into a PayPal account to pay for a Business listing.

However if you wish to use a different payment gateway to PayPal there are plenty of other options offered by both EDD and WooCommerce, some are free others are paid.

To learn more about this feature see this Help article.

Can coupon codes be created to discount paying for Business Listings?

Yes. Easy Digital Downloads and WooCommerce both support the creation of coupon codes.

How do I set the price of paying for a Business Listing?

You first need to create a product using Easy Digital Downloads or WooCommerce (whichever you have chosen). Then this product is associated with paying for listings within the payments tab of the Business Directory Settings.

To learn more about this feature see this Help article.

Is it possible to show a limited version of Business Listings until site visitors have paid for the full access?

Yes you can, there is a Limited free view option available through the admin panel settings.

To learn more about this feature see this Help article.

Can I use this to charge my site users for renewal of a Business listing with recurring payments?

Yes you can. The Business Directory Payments add-on comes with a recurring payments option in the plugin settings. Decide how often renewal is required, how much a renewal costs and how far in advance renewal requests are automatically sent.

Renewal reminder emails can be customized and can include placeholder shortcodes to inject more directly relevant content into the email.

To learn more about this feature see this Help article.

What can I charge my site visitors / potential business listing owners for?

You can charge for creating a new listing or claiming existing when the Business Directory Community add-on is installed.

If you haven’t got the Community add-on installed you can set up a free version of the listing and a paid version. It is up to you what content to show to customers before they pay for the paid version and how much they must pay to view it, and for how long.

To learn more about this feature see this Help article.

We Accept All Major Credit Cards
Accepted payment methods include all Credit Cards and PayPal