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WordPress Business Directory Plugin by CreativeMinds

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

This brilliant directory plugin supports payments, Google Maps, and advanced search options, letting you easily create a professional or a business listing hub with paid directory listings.

Online Directory & Business Listings Made Simple

The CM Business Directory plugin lets you and your community build an online directory of local business listings on your WordPress site.

Create a local directory similar to Yelp, Yahoo, or Google+, complete with Google Maps display, paid listings and more with this easy to use directory plugin!

@michele333 at WordPress.org

@michele333 at WordPress.org: "Perfect Directory and Amazing Customer Support! - The CM Business Directory plugin does the job right out of the box. I installed 3 other directory plugins and struggled with getting them set up. CMBD plugin works great and is so easy to use."

Directory Index Catalog

This business directory plugin makes it easy to start any kind of local business directory or exclusive directory on your WordPress site.

Truly versatile, the online directory plugin can also be used to build a staff listing page or niche classifieds websites.

Listings on the WordPress Business Directory Index Page
Listings on the WordPress Business Directory Index Page

Customize the online directory display to fit your community, with easy to use templates and advanced customization options. Preview

Using the WordPress Business Directory Plugin for WordPress

Are you looking to build relationships in your local business community? Build a WordPress business directory database, with searchable business listings similar to Yellow Pages.

Let users leave ratings and promote related businesses to become a trusted resource for local business information.

  • Complete Business Directory Solution – Build a customizable local online business directory for classified listings on your WordPress site.
  • Community Built – Business owners can add their business to your directory and manage their directory listing profile. Preview
  • Search and Filtering – Users can search and filter directory listing by keyword, category, and zip code. Preview
  • Google Maps Support – Display directory listings on an interactive map with the CM Map Locations plugin integration. Preview
  • Business Products – Add products to display under each business listing with the CM Product Directory plugin integration. Preview

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@bbasilico at WordPress.org

@bbasilico at WordPress.org: "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!"

WordPress Business Directory Plugin 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.

A Business Listing Page
A Business Listing Page

This important functionality allows you to open up your business directory for external users to add and manage their own listings. Preview

WordPress Directory Payments

The Community Payments Edition lets you create membership plans to easily monetize your online 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

Upon installing the free EDD or WooCommerce cart system plugin, you will also receive the PayPal and Amazon payment option included.
Setting Screen Showing Payment Options
Setting Screen Showing Payment Options

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.

@sikim at WordPress.org

@sikim at WordPress.org: "Very Professional plugin - Very Professional plugin and very easy to use. We have bought the pro version and we are very satisfied. The support team is great."

Google Maps Directory Integration

The Business Directory 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. Preview

Business Index on Google Maps

The full directory map can be displayed on the directory index page or elsewhere on your site via shortcode.
Showing all WordPress business directory listings on a Google Map
Showing all WordPress business directory listings on a Google Map

Product Directory Integration

The Product Directory plugin lets you display related products on each business listing page. Upon click, visitors will be directed to a product page with a gallery of product images, video, a product description, and more. Preview

WordPress Directory Localization and Supported Languages

Localizing your Online Business Directory

All frontend labels can easily be changed to any language so the user interface will speak your language. This also includes adjusting the terms used to match your use case.
Plugin Settings Showing Label Localization
Plugin Settings Showing Label Localization

WordPress Business Directory Plugin Additional Resources

WordPress Directory Plugin Premium Features

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

Multiple Business ListingMultiple Business Listing – Create an online directory with any number of business listings. The directory can hold over 10,000 searchable listings.
Business Page Design 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. Preview
Business Image or LogoBusiness Image or Logo – Each business can use their own business image or logo, or select a default image when no image is uploaded.
Business CategoriesBusiness 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.
Extended Business InformationExtended 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, website URL, phone number, year founded, Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn links, and the option to create additional custom fields. Preview
Business Index Templates Business Index Templates – Several designs and templates allow you to choose the best business directory index page display for your site. Preview
Style the Business PageStyle 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. Preview
Export / ImportExport/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. Preview
Custom FieldsCustom Fields – Add custom fields with your own designated metadata. Custom fields can be a link to an external business URL or an additional metadata field. Preview
Search and FiltersSearch 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. Preview
Star RatingStar Rating – Let visitors rate each business listing. Customize the rating display and location. Preview
Editable LabelsCustom Listing Permalink – Customize the listing permalink to control where users are directed on your site. Preview
Shortcodes SupportShortcodes Support – Use shortcode to show a list of all categories, a single business widget and much more. Preview
Moderation and notification Moderation and Notification – Moderate new business listings or be notified when a new business is posted (with the Community Edition). Preview
Ads and PromotionsAds and Promotions – Insert ads onto any business listing with Google AdWords or any other external resource via shortcode or an iframe object. Preview
Business Promotions Business Promotions – Promote business in search results and related businesses widget.
Related Businesses WidgetRelated Businesses Widget – Show related businesses widget in each business listing page. Related businesses are defined by category, with the ability to promote specific businesses. Preview
Search Directory by Location / ZipDirectory Search by Location/Zip – Search classified or directory listings by location (zip, state, country). (Requires purchase of the CM Directory Map Locations bundle.)
Businesses MapBusiness Directory on Google Maps – Integrate with CM Google Maps Locations plugin to display a map of all businesses on a map Preview
Businesses ProductsBusiness Products – Display products related to each business on their listing page. Preview(Requires purchase of the CM Products Directory bundle.)
Tags SupportClaim Existing Listings – Businesses can claim their business listing after it has been added to your directory. Preview
Style the Online Business DirectoryManage Existing Listings – Let business owners manage their own listings on your directory to keep listings up to date, while minimizing admin responsibilities. Preview

Business Directory Editions and Pricing

FeaturePro EditionPro CommunityPro Payments
$39$59 $79
Create any number of Business listingsNot includedIncludedIncluded
Choose the default business imageNot includedIncludedIncluded
Choose the business categoryNot includedIncludedIncluded
Choose the basic styling of each businessNot includedIncludedIncluded
Extended business information Not includedIncludedIncluded
Advertisements Support Not includedIncludedIncluded
Import / Export Not includedIncludedIncluded
Business custom fields Not includedIncludedIncluded
Search and Filters Not includedIncludedIncluded
Directory Index Templates Not includedIncludedIncluded
Business Page Styling Not includedIncludedIncluded
Search by zip and location Not includedIncludedIncluded
Additional taxonomies Not includedIncludedIncluded
Shortcodes Support Not includedIncludedIncluded
Promote businesses Not includedIncludedIncluded
Permalink Settings Not includedIncludedIncluded
Google Map Support Not includedIncludedIncluded
Related Businesses widget Not includedIncludedIncluded
Editable Labels Not includedIncludedIncluded
Tags Support Not includedIncludedIncluded
User can list businesses Not includedIncludedIncluded
User can claim existing businesses Not includedIncludedIncluded
User can manage their business Not includedIncludedIncluded
Admin can moderate newly posted businesses Not includedIncludedIncluded
User can pay for posting businesses Not includedIncludedIncluded
User can pay for renewing businesses Not includedIncludedIncluded
User can pay for claiming businesses Not includedIncludedIncluded
$39$59 $79

Business Directory Additional Addons and Modules

The following list is additional modules and addons which can be installed together with the Business Directory plugin and provide additional functionality

Business Directory Community
This add-on for the CM Business Directory Plugin supports letting users add a new listing to the business directory. 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
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 of Easy Digital Downloads or WooCommerce.

Business Directory Related Integration

Product Directory
Build a product directory which includes product information, screenshots, video and business information. Support payments.
Map Locations and Store Locator
Manage map locations and support location finder using Google maps. Support for location description, images and videos.
Product Directory Community AddOn
Let WordPress users add, manage and claim their listing in the product directory.

Business Directory Frequently Asked Questions

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

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. The business 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.

Could this Plugin work for creating a Directory of people rather than strictly for businesses?

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.

Still have questions? Send us a message and we will reply within 24 hours.

 

 

Business Directory Image Gallery

Back-end Gallery

Customer Reviews for the Business Directory

  • 21st May
    2018
    Very Responsive Support
    I tried several free plug-ins to accomplish what I needed and nothing was doing the trick. I got tired of wrestling with the content and decided my time was worth a whole lot more than the $$$ for the pro version of this one.Money well spent … you should do the same.I had a couple of minor hiccups in the formatting of my directory and a couple of minor requests and they were very quick to respond and very thorough in meeting all of my requests. Data import was very easy to accomplish — extremely important if you have more than a handful of listings. Very solid product.
  • 08th Sep
    2016
    CM Business Directory
    Very Professionnal plugin and very easy to use We have baught the pro version and we are very satisfied The support team is great Hakim Bel
  • 05th Sep
    2016
    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 plug in’s 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!
  • 02nd Aug
    2016
    Fast Support response,,,
    Turn around from support was faster than expected,,,
  • 02nd Jun
    2016
    Perfect Directory and Amazing Customer Support
    The CM Business Directory plugin does the job right out of the box. I installed 3 other directory plugins and struggled with getting them set up. CMBD plugin works great and so easy to use.I love the fact that you don’t have to weigh down your website with unnecessary bells and whistles. Extra features are available and can be quickly added when needed.Customer Support is friendly and fast! I asked them to fix the CSS because the search bar wasn’t neatly lining up. They fixed it in one day. Thanks!
  • 18th Sep
    2015
    Quality Plugin, super Support
    I decided to purchase only a few hours after installation. Clearly this would do what I wanted in a polished way, but I wanted some of the extra functions available only from the paid version.Installation was easy, but I did hit a problem or two, potentially theme related, but also with the plug-in. I dropped the support team some details, and they investigated, and fixed them all within 24 hours.Feed back was quick and easy, and they were very positive to deal with, which makes a pleasant change, and is exactly what I was looking for.This gives me a very useful directory for my local community, with minimal cost and looks nice and professional, but more importantly if I hit a problem, I know I’ll get help.Awesome Job!
  • 17th Sep
    2015
    Great support and easy to use!
    I 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.
  • 14th Sep
    2015
    Great Plugin & awesome Support!
    I use the pro plugin with the community extension and it works very well. I had some problems with the form and my theme, but the support was great and helped me very much to solve this issue fast. I definitely recommend this to other wordpress user! Hope that many updates and upgrades for this plugin will follow.More options for design and more field for the business in the business page would be great! =)

Version 1.5.6 13th Dec 2018

  • Added setting “Enable Lightbox” for business pages

Version 1.5.5 10th Dec 2018

  • Added CSS class for unpaid business
  • Improved galley features

Version 1.5.4 3rd Dec 2018

  • Added setting “Display alphabetical index” for List View

Version 1.5.3 27th Nov 2018

  • Removed some warnings

Version 1.5.2 22nd Nov 2018

  • Added business images gallery and videos feature
  • Improved _addhttp function

Version 1.5.1 15th Nov 2018

    Added region search filter support

Version 1.5.0 6th Nov 2018

  • Added statistic count via user IP address feature
  • Fixed bug related to trash post appearing in search

Version 1.4.19 30th Sep 2018

  • Fixed CSS related issue

Version 1.4.18 13th Sep 2018

  • Fixed HTML break issue

Version 1.4.17 19th Aug 2018

  • Fixed tag search issue
  • Updated license package

Version 1.4.16 16th Aug 2018

  • Fixed warning related to array not initialized

Version 1.4.15 12th Aug 2018

  • Added “Insert the nofollow tag on all external links” setting
  • Bug: Fixed related to permalinks disabled notice in admin

Version 1.4.14 27th July 2018

  • Updated license package
  • Added address and map show field in sample CSV
  • Improved _addhttp function
  • Added override support on map if user added manually latitude and longitude in business

Version 1.4.13 17th July 2018

  • Bug: Fixed image import issue from CSV

Version 1.4.12 16th July 2018

  • Bug: Fixed related to star rating

Version 1.4.11 8th July 2018

  • Bug: Fixed the breakpoint issue

Version 1.4.10 19th June 2018

  • Added the support for admin to change the author
  • Added the “the_content” filter for the Expert Page

Version 1.4.9 10th June 2018

  • Added GDPR Support
  • Added HTML editor support in settings

Version 1.4.8 4th Mar 2018

  • Bug: Fixed the bugs with shortcode attribute “cats”
  • Bug: Fixed the bugs with categories filter
  • Bug: Fixed the bugs with search
  • Bug: Fixed bug with icon url in settings
  • Expanded years range
  • Fixed search issue within a category
  • Fixed broken layout on the Business single page

Version 1.4.7 9th Feb 2018

  • Added fax field
  • Statistics settings moved in the separate block in general tab
  • Added setting to stop counting statistics
  • Added setting to reset statistic
  • Added labels visit and click for front view
  • Fixed bug with statistics display in the single directory page

Version 1.4.6 23rd Jan 2018

  • Change: Updated the shortcode settings
  • Feature: Added the option to gather and display the statistics of business views/clicks
  • Bug: Fixed the bug with the shortcode displaying the wrong items when pagination was disabled
  • Bug: Fixed the bug with the image size
  • Bug: Fixed several small bugs

Version 1.4.5 18th Nov 2017

  • Fixed the illegal string offset error
  • Updated the licensing package

Version 1.4.3 10th May 2017

  • Update licensing package

Version 1.4.2 28th March 2017

  • Fixed the problems with the default image not working
  • Fixed the bug with the shortcode ‘view’ attribute not working
  • Fixed the hierarchical display for the categories in select boxes

Version 1.4.1 11th Feb 2017

  • Removed the reference to Accreditations
  • Fixed some small bugs

Version 1.4.0 29th Dec 2016

  • Fixed some small bugs
  • Added many new filters
  • Slightly improved the tiles view

Version 1.3.12 10th Nov 2016

  • Changed the search parameter causing problems in rare cases
  • Added the .po file in languages folder

Version 1.3.11 12th Sep 2016

  • Fixed the bug with the display of the taxonomies
  • Fixed the problem with the GoogleMapAPI being loaded twice

Version 1.3.9 31st Aug 2016

  • Fixed backward compatibility

Version 1.3.9 28th July 2016

  • Added option to limit the IP for Star Rating Module
  • Added option to add/edit/delete ratings in Star Rating Module
  • Added the support for new options in CM Business Directory Payments
  • Fixed small bug with the default logo
  • Fixed some typos
  • Updated platform version

Version 1.3.7 13th July 2016

  • Added Google Map API key support
  • Added the option to remove the subcategories from the selection on Business Index Page
  • Added the option to hide the icon in the Business Categories shortcode
  • Added the option to hide the subcategories in the Business Categories shortcode
  • Fixed problem with backlink when Business Index page ID was not set
  • Redesigned Star Rating module
  • Fixed the problem with the default images not working properly

Version 1.3.6 11th June 2016

  • Small issues fixed (labels, Google Map)

Version 1.3.5 30th May 2016

  • Added setting to link to external business pages
  • Fixed the problem with the possible unclosed tags breaking the related posts functionality
  • Added CM Locations Map to the index page
  • Added setting to link to external business pages
  • Fixed the problem with the possible unclosed tags breaking the related posts functionality
  • Security improved
  • Improved views
  • Small bug fixes
  • Add support to category shortcode to show list of all categories
  • Add support to category image
  • Changed setting tab name from “Shortcode Settings” to “Category List”
  • Moved the “Default view” setting from tab “Business Directory” to “Appearance”

Version 1.3.0 28th April 2016

  • Small bug fixes
  • Add support to category shortcode to show list of all categories
  • Add support to category image

Version 1.2.9 + 1.2.10 19th April 2016

  • Replaced Business Directory View
  • Improved Star Rating Module
  • Small frontend fixes
  • Added various sizes of Business default logo

Version 1.2.8 11th April 2016

  • Fixed bug in with the “only_relevant” attribute not affecting the filters correctly
  • Improved the code responsible for displaying the Business Index
  • Fixed the problems with the filtering

Version 1.2.7 03rd APr 2016

  • Changed the ordering of the categories to alphabetical
  • Small styling fixes

Version 1.2.6 21st Mar 2016

  • Fixed the bugs in the search
  • Changed the display of the default view

Version 1.2.5 12th Mar 2016

  • Added settings for businesses aligning
  • Fixed CSV import “content-field” bug
  • Fixed filters displaying
  • Added List View
  • Fixed Star Rating
  • Fixed Twitter link bug
  • Fixed filters, taxonomy and additional business data
  • Added color settings for business boxes
  • Added video field
  • Added search by cty/zip/state field
  • Changed single business shortcode output display
  • Added Custom Taxonomy
  • Added new license package
  • Added setting for enable/disable Video field

Version 1.2.4 25th Feb 2016

  • Added automatic updates from plugin dashboard
  • Replaced plugin admin interface including license activation and userguide

Version 1.2.3 22nd Feb 2016

  • Remove unneeded font causing mixed ssl content issues
  • Small changes in plugin setting

Version 1.2.2 15th Feb 2016

  • Added support for CSV import

Version 1.2.0 1st Feb 2016

  • Several bug fixes
  • Integration with Payment AddOn

Version 1.1.9 21th Jan 2016

  • Add star rating support to business page
  • Bug fixes

Version 1.1.8 7th Jan 2016

  • Add option to remove number of listing in a category widget
  • Add option show business listing date of last update
  • Add option show business listing date of creation

Version 1.1.7 30th Dec 2015

  • Supporting adding images to business description

Version 1.1.6 13th Dec 2015

  • Minor Changes in licensing system

Version 1.1.5 20th Nov 2015

  • Fixed the mb_stringtolower
  • Fixed the bug with the link in the notice
  • Added the Non-SSL option to licensing
  • Removed the “AddOns” tab when not needed

Version 1.1.4 18th Nov 2015

  • Fixed the problem with display which occurred when the permalink setting was the same as the page’s with shortcode permalink

Version 1.1.3 11th Nov 2015

  • Added the attribute “exclude_ids” allowing to exclude businesses from the Index
  • Added the attribute “only_relevant” allowing to display only the categories attached to the businesses displayed in the index
  • Fixed the problem with the links of the tags and categories on the single business page

Version 1.1.2 23rd Oct 2015

  • Fixed the bug with the attribute “business_ids” not working correctly
  • Fixed the problem with adding the custom templates to the theme directory

Version 1.1.1 23rd Oct 2015

  • Updated the CSS of the Index Page

Version 1.1.0 7th Sep 2015

  • Added the option to add custom fields
  • Custom fields can be added to two positions – Info Box on the left or under the content
  • Fixed the categories selector
  • Fixed the tags selector
  • Fixed the bug with the Year Founded

Version 1.0.9 18th Aug 2015

  • Added the option to change the Business Index Page ID
  • Fixed the url of the backlink
  • Fixed the styling of the Search field on Business Index Page
  • Fixed some small bugs
  • Updated the licensing API

Version 1.0.8 13th Aug 2015

  • Improved widgets functionality
  • Improved single business shortcode css

Version 1.0.7 23rd July 2015

  • Fixed bug with shortcode

Version 1.0.6 21st July 2015

  • Fixed bug with SEO description conflict with Yoast
  • Fixed css issues related to shortcode

Version 1.0.5 16th July 2015

  • Added two side bar widget for list of categories and random businesses
  • Fixed category page and tag page view

Version 1.0.4 11th July 2015

  • Added support for a shortcode that show a single business widget on any page or post
  • Fixed small bugs

Version 1.0.3 03th July 2015

  • Fix php warning
  • Fix shortcode information
  • Add SEO support for each business page

Plugin First Release 20th April 2015