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We are in a mess with GeoDirectory which we used for our Business Directory. We bought all the add-ons a year ago for $199 which included a year of support. We spent hours creating custom category icons and adding listings. Now the plugin is causing a redirect on our homepage - AjijicToday.com.mx to the directory. Worse, clicking on the homepage menu item just reloads the directory, so there is no way to go to our site. Disaster! GeoDirectory support refuses to deal with it unless we pay another $199 so we are desperately searching for another directory plugin.
We would like to retain the current directory homepage format - https://ajijictoday.com.mx/business-directory/ if we can. We also don't see that we can add images to appear in the listings the same way with this plugin. It appears that image display is very limited. We also need to know if we can add images from the media library and/or use our sliders? We also need to know if we can import the various CSV files that GeoDirectory creates for export, like categories, locations and so on.
Most urgent so we appreciate any help.
We allow adding images to your listings and there are a bunch of supported options available in BD Image settings, as outlined in the documentation:
We also offer our Premium Themes that allow you to stylishly switch the look of your Business Directory Plugin directory.
Unfortunately, we don’t have the option to choose from existing images inside your media library. Main reason is that BD must be able to fully manage the image if the listing is deleted. If we allow you to use the Media Library images and something else is sharing that image and the listing is removed, the image will be deleted for the shared page/post without warning. There’s no practical way to detect this in practice if it’s happening, so we retain full control over the image to avoid this.
As for your question about CSV Import, we do support this feature and you can easily import your listings data as well as images from an outside source using a CSV file. You may read more about CSV Import/Export features here: https://businessdirectoryplugin.com/knowledge-base/csv-import-export/
I have to say I understand your issues with geodirectories... i also did the geodirectories, worked on my site for 10 months trying to set it up there.
I don't know how far you got with setting up your site with geodirectories.. but you will be happy you switched to business directories... as with geodirectories you can only customize your "search results" on the category page or the locations page.. you CAN NOT do a search and control how the results are displayed... which is completely unbelievable to me.... anyway you can control your search results with business directory. I found that using business directory plug in and using a plug in called CSS HERO and beaver builder for creating and formatting has worked much better for me. and i spent the 199 with geodirectories PLUS another 160 for customized help... that still didn't get my search results to search like i wanted them too.
your site appearance is awesome.. i'm still working on my site, but you are welcome to check it out... i have un-installed all of the geodirectory and am just using the business directory plugin
my site is http://www.notarybyzip.com. the support here is also VERY HELPFUL
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