Business Directory Plugin - Creating Custom Page Template

Creating Custom Business Page Template

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Use Child Themes Or Changes Will Be Overwritten

When you update a parent theme, the folder with template files created for the CM plugin will be deleted.

However, if you are working with a child version of that theme and update it, the files will not be deleted.

Advanced Process

Editing or creating a template can be complex and requires some CSS and JavaScript knowledge.

Learn some general tips: General Support - Advanced - Creating and Editing Custom Templates

With Business Directory Plugin, you can create custom templates for the Business Page.

How to Install a Custom Template

Navigate to the WordPress page directory → wp_content → plugins → cm-business-directory-pro → frontend → template and copy cm_default folder.

Path to WordPress business directory theme files
Path to business directory plugin theme files

Go to the wp_content → themes folder, find current theme folder, create there a folder CMBD and paste copied cm_default folder into CMBD folder. The path should looks like this: wp_content/themes/your_theme/CMBD/cm_default. Rename the template from cm_default to anything you like (eg. custom_template).

Path to where to copy WordPress business directory theme files
Path to where to copy business directory plugin theme files

Navigate to the Admin Dashboard → CM Business Directory → Settings.

Navigation to WordPress business directory settings
Navigation to business directory plugin settings

Click on the Business Page tab.

Business page settings - WordPress Business Directory
Business page settings

After creating your own template and creating a directory for it, the directory name will appear in the dropbox selection. Each template needs to include several files and follow the directory structure as the default template.

Choosing custom template for the business page - WordPress Directory Plugin
Choosing custom template for the business page

Choose a template and update settings.

Customizing Template

After copying the files and creating a new template you will probably need to customize it to suit your needs.

To customize template, open files you copied to the current theme folder → CMBD

The main file with content you should edit is the business-page-content.phtml located in the views/ folder.

It this file you can add/remove move around the shortcodes.

You can find the list of the additional shortcodes on the plugin's Settings page.

Below: The screenshot from the settings page displaying the shortcodes you can use in the custom theme.

Shortcodes for using on business page - Business Directory WordPress
Shortcodes for using on business page

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