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I would like to customize the directory to look like the demo (https://businessdirectoryplugin.com/business-directory/). I've read several times through the docs and still can't figure out how to do it - everything else I understand, except how to style the main page. Do you have an example or perhaps directions as to which files I have to edit?
Thanks in advance.
Can you please provide more details on what exact aspects of the styling do you wish to change?
If general, we have several options for customizing the look of the directory.
1) As of 4.0, we now offer Directory Skins (it’s like a WP theme, BUT it only affects your directory and you can keep your existing WP theme with it!). This is the quickest and easiest way to change the look of your directory. These are available for purchase here: https://businessdirectoryplugin.com/premium-themes/
2) Next is custom CSS to do basic tweaks like fonts, spacing and colors. Here is an article about how to use custom CSS with Business Directory in a way that doesn’t get overwritten on upgrade of BD: https://businessdirectoryplugin.com/support-forum/faq/how-to-use-custom-styles-with-bd-2-1/
3) For the more adventurous and layout-based changes, you can override templates: https://docs.businessdirectoryplugin.com/themes/customization.html#how-to-implement-a-template-override
4) But if that’s not enough, you can go full-bore and customize anything in the plugin if you have the proper skill set: https://docs.businessdirectoryplugin.com/themes/customization.html
Thanks for answering. Like I said, I want the directory to look like the demo, that is, image or icon and below category and count of items in that category; by default it shows bullets.
Again, I just don't understand how to you change the main directory page to look like I want; I read your docs several times and still can't figure out how to do it, at least it not that clear to me.
Thanks for your time.
As for the count of items, you can do this by going to BD Admin -> Manage Options -> Listings -> and enabling Show category post count? option.
In short, there are several different settings in the core BD plugin that control various different aspects of the main page. We also have different premium modules that add special functionality to the core plugin:
I hope that helps!
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