You can run Business Directory Plugin as a PAID directory or a FREE one. We do not require that you have a payment gateway to run BD. By default, we have the payment mode active because that’s the most popular option. However, you can easily turn this off and change to Free mode.
To change to free mode, do the following:
That’s it! You’re in free mode after that. If you want to activate paid mode, reverse option #2 above and then follow the steps in this paid listing setup article.