Add New Listing Menu

The admin-side form allows admins or users (who are looking at their WP Dashboard) a way to enter new listings into the system. This page is found at Directory → Directory Content → Listings → Add New.

The form used is similar to the one for the Front End Submit Listing form, but with a much simpler style. It looks very much like the Add New Page form for WordPress posts and pages, with some notable exceptions.

IMPORTANT:  When you enter information into the main description field, you can enter anything you like.  However, BD may NOT display HTML content properly unless you have the attribute set under Directory → Directory Content → Form Fields for the Long Description field, “Allow HTML content?” checked.

The right column includes information under the Listing Info tab like publish status, payment status and featured status. They are viewable by everyone, but only editable by administrators.  This is where you manage most of the attributes of a listing–changing the plan, expiration date, images available, etc.  A detailed view of this area is here:

The Recent Payments tab contains the transaction information collected when payment was made. If no payment was made to an actual payment processor, this area can be empty.

The Access Key tab will have the string of random characters that can be used by owners of the listing to access the listing for edit and delete purposes.  The access key is ONLY usable if you DON'T require registration for your listings (anonymous user mode).

The Publish section on the middle right side is exactly like a WordPress post or page. The Status field indicates whether a listing is in Draft or Pending Review state (prior to being published). Normally, you want a listing to be fully public and published to be visible on your site. Clicking the Publish button on a new listing will accomplish this for you.

Below this are three important sections for listings:

The Directory Categories section allows you to select which categories this listing can belong to. You may pick more than one category if you wish. The categories are listed by parent and then children underneath (with a slight indentation)

The Directory Tags allows you to enter tags relating to this listing. The field uses “autocomplete” logic, so as you type in the field, if BD finds a match to a previously entered tag, it will display that as an option for you to click to add. You can add multiple tags (including new ones) by typing them into the field. Or you can remove existing ones by clicking the “x” on the tag.

The main listing details are entered in the center of the screen. Title at the top, description next in the large text field, and then the remaining fields underneath it.

Depending on which plugins you install, under the BD fields you may see additional sections (such as SEO metadata editors). At the bottom, there is an Author field that can be changed to assign a post to another user. This function is only available to administrators.

When you are done editing a listing, be sure to click either Publish or Save Draft to ensure that you do not lose your changes.

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