Business Directory Plugin for Word­Press by CreativeMinds

Business Directory | WordPress Directory Listing Plugin

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Build a local online directory of business listings similar to Yelp, Yahoo, or Yellow Pages on your WordPress site with the CM WordPress Business Directory plugin.

Easily list cafes, restaurants, IT companies, music venues or any kind of business. Add images and video to individual pages and boost SEO. Supports payments and Google Maps via add-ons.

Online Directory & Business Listings Made Simple

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

Create a local directory similar to Yelp, Yahoo or Yellow Pages. Each location receives its own page, where you can add description, images, contact info, WhatsApp integration and much more!

The admin has complete control over every page. To invite users to add and edit listings, check the Business Directory User Submission Add-on.

@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 web 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.

Create a hub of businesses in your area, sort them into categories and let users search by ZIP Code.

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

Include any format, such as pdf, doc, jpg, zip etc.

The icon is generated automatically based on the file type.

File Attachments

Add file attachments to business listings with slick automatic icons.

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 or niche 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

Localizing your Online Business Directory

All frontend labels can easily be changed to any language so the user interface will speak your language.

Labels Settings
Labels Settings

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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!"

Business Directory Plugin Use Cases

  • Advertise and Earn – List your local businesses like IT companies, Schools, Training Centers, etc on your site and charge them for the listing.
  • Help Community – Help locals to find the best and most trustworthy lawyers, physicians or plumbers in your area.

Business Directory Plugin Related Use Cases

WordPress Business Directory Localization and Supported Languages

Adjust the terms to match your use case – use technical terms specific to your area, such as ‘Graduation and retention rate’ and ‘Languages offered’.

Business Directory Plugin Add-ons and Integrations

WordPress Business Directory Plugin Community Add-on

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 basic directory for external users to add and manage their own listings. Preview

CM Business Directory Community Items
Business Directory Community
Let users add a new listing to the business directory. Users can claim an existing business, renew a business listing and manage their listings, as well as create a local business database and business directory community worldwide.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]

WordPress Business Directory Plugin Payments Add-on

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.

CM Business Directory Payments
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.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
@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."

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Google Maps Business Directory Integration

This 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. 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 Business Directory Plugin Additional Resources

Related Blog Resources

Business Directory Plugin Related Products

CM Map Locations
Map Locations and Store Locator
This plugin lets users manage locations and supports location finder using Google Maps. Each individual location includes description, points of interest and images. Build a wordpress business location directory to support your business mapping requirements.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
CM Registration Pro
Registration and Invitation Codes
This plugin adds a registration and login popup to your WordPress site. This plugin supports invitation codes, email verification, reCaptcha and more. Wordpress login and email registration uses Ajax for on page support.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
CM Table of Contents Pro
Table of Contents
Add a table of contents to any page or post on your WordPress site. Define the different sections of the user-generated table of contents with any tag or CSS class included in the page or post content.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]

WordPress Directory Plugin Premium Features

Turn your WordPress site into a Professional Directory Website easily.

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

Multiple Business Listing – Create an online directory with any number of business listings. The directory can hold over 10,000 searchable 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. Preview
File Attachments – Attach any number of files to each business page. All formats are supported, including pdf, jpg and zip. Files receive icons automatically based on their extension.
Business Image or Logo – Each business can use their own business image or logo, or select a default image when no image is uploaded.
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.
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, website URL, phone number, year founded, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn links, and the option to create additional custom fields. Preview
Business Index Templates – Several designs and templates allow you to choose the best business directory index page display for your site. Preview
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. Preview
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. Preview
Custom 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
WhatsApp Integration – Allow each business to add a WhatsApp account and receive direct WhatsApp messages
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. Preview
Star Rating – Let visitors rate each business listing. Customize the rating display and location. Preview
Custom Listing Permalink – Customize the listing permalink to control where users are directed on your site. Preview
Shortcodes Support – Use shortcode to show a list of all categories, a single business widget and much more. Preview
Moderation and Notification – Moderate new business listings or be notified when a new business is posted (with the Community Edition). Preview
Ads and Promotions – Insert ads into any business listing with Google AdWords or any other external resource via shortcode or an iframe object. Preview
Business Promotions – Promote business in search results and related businesses widget.
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. Preview
Directory Search by Location/Zip – Search classified or directory listings by location (zip, state, country). (Requires purchase of the CM Directory Map Locations bundle.)
Business Directory on Google Maps – Integrate with the CM Google Maps Locations plugin to display a map of all businesses on a map Preview
Business Products – Display products related to each business on their listing page by integrating the CM Product Directory. Preview (Requires purchase of the CM Products Directory bundle)
CM Appointments Booking Integration – Allows each business profile to have a calendar that allows their customers to schedule the appointments with business owners.

Business Directory Plugin Editions and Pricing

FeaturePro EditionPro CommunityUltimate
$39 $59 $119
Create any number of Business listings IncludedIncludedIncluded
Choose the default business image IncludedIncludedIncluded
Choose the business category IncludedIncludedIncluded
Choose the basic styling of each business IncludedIncludedIncluded
Extended business information IncludedIncludedIncluded
Advertisements Support IncludedIncludedIncluded
Import / Export IncludedIncludedIncluded
Business custom fields IncludedIncludedIncluded
Search and Filters IncludedIncludedIncluded
Directory Index Templates IncludedIncludedIncluded
Business Page Styling IncludedIncludedIncluded
Search by zip and location IncludedIncludedIncluded
Additional taxonomies IncludedIncludedIncluded
Shortcodes Support IncludedIncludedIncluded
Promote businesses IncludedIncludedIncluded
Permalink Settings IncludedIncludedIncluded
Google Map Support IncludedIncludedIncluded
Related Businesses widget IncludedIncludedIncluded
Editable Labels IncludedIncludedIncluded
Tags Support IncludedIncludedIncluded
WhatsApp IntegrationIncludedIncludedIncluded
Booking Calendar IntegrationIncludedIncludedIncluded
Users can add businesses Not includedIncludedIncluded
Users can claim existing businesses Not includedIncludedIncluded
Users can manage their business Not includedIncludedIncluded
Admin can moderate newly posted businesses Not includedIncludedIncluded
Users can pay for posting businesses Not includedNot includedIncluded
Users can pay for renewing businesses Not includedNot includedIncluded
Users can pay for claiming businesses Not includedNot includedIncluded
Show map with all business locations Not includedNot includedIncluded
Include a form builder Not includedNot includedIncluded
Include a levels builder Not includedNot includedIncluded
$39 $59 $119

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.

CM Business Directory Community Items
Business Directory Community
Let users add a new listing to the business directory. Users can claim an existing business, renew a business listing and manage their listings, as well as create a local business database and business directory community worldwide.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
CM Business Directory Payments
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.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
CM Business Directory Contact Form
Business Directory Form
Adding a configurable form to the business pages, that includes text, calendar and option fields. The form replies can be sent to the admin or directly to the business owner
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
CM Business Directory Levels
Business Directory Levels
Supports multiple business level types or business tiering options (e.g. Silver, Gold and Platinum). Each business level can permit different appearance options for the business listing.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]

Business Directory Plugin Related Integration

CM Product Directory Pro
Product Directory
Build a product discovery directory which with product information, screenshots, video and also information about the business behind the product. Product pages can include a purchase button as well as any other related links such as the product demo.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
CM Map Locations
Map Locations and Store Locator
This plugin lets users manage locations and supports location finder using Google Maps. Each individual location includes description, points of interest and images. Build a wordpress business location directory to support your business mapping requirements.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
CM Product Directory Community Items
Product Directory Community
This add-on for the CM Product Directory Plugin supports letting users add a new listing to the product directory. Users can claim an existing product, renew a product listing and manage their product listings as well as create a local product database and product directory community worldwide.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]

Business Directory Plugin 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, 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.

How many businesses can I list? Is there any limit?

There is no limit, you can list unlimited businesses.

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 listing on locations that you define, as shown in the image below:

embedding 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 suited to what you’re looking to do. Learn more about the Product Directory plugin by clicking here.

WordPress Business Directory Plugin Demo

Watch the video clips below to see each Business Directory feature in action, or try them out yourself on our demo site!

For more in-depth descriptions, visit our Video Tutorial Library or plugin User Guide.

EXAMPLES OF SITES USING WP BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Business Directory Image Gallery

Back-end Gallery

Customer Reviews for the Business Directory plugin

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Fast Support response,,,
    Turn around from support was faster than expected,,,
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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! =)

Do you need additional functionality?

We can implement additional features, change the interface and integrate external resources. Get in touch with us!

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