CM Business Directory (CMBD) - Add Business

Adding a Business

Customers can create new businesses using the Plugin settings. On the WordPress dashboard navigate to CM Business Directory Pro → Add New Business. You will be directed to the Add New Business editor.

Business Name

Enter a business title in the provided box.

Business Description

Describe the business and add any media as needed in the box provided.

Want to allow customers to add their own businesses or claim businesses on your Business Directory?

The Business Directory Community add-on makes this easy.

Business Tags

Enter values in the box provided to add tags to the business. Use tags as a form of taxonomy for searching and filtering for businesses.

Business Categories

Check the appropriate boxes to add categories to the business listing. Similarly add categories for  Custom Taxonomy, if the option is activated.

Business Owner

Enter the email address of the business page owner. If you are not the owner or do not have the owner's email address, leave the field empty. This field will be used in the business claiming process; when an email appears in this field the business will be classified as claimed.

Business Logo and Pitch

Enter a pitch for the business in the provided box, add a business logo by uploading an image file. 

The logo must be sized to 400x400 pixels. To restrict the use of logos to the defined logo size, check the box under Settings. Doing so will reject any images that are larger than 400x400 pixels.

The Promoted option will display the business at the top of every search results page, as well as on the related businesses list. Check this box if you would like to highlight a particular business.

Business Video

Enter the URL of a Business' Video. Use the example format for reference.

Business Address

Add a business address for the business listing, check the Show Address box to include the address on Google Maps. Setting the business as virtual will hide both the map and the address option.

Check the Add Google Map box to show the map on the business' page. Note: to do so please make sure you have setup the Google Maps API keys in the plugin settings. Without it the map will not show up.

Business Information and Links

Enter values in the boxes provided for social media profiles and business information. Any input field left empty will not appear on the business page.

Additional business links are defined in the plugin settings. They will be used only if defined in the plugin settings.

Business Additional Fields

If you have chosen in plugin settings to add additional business fields, their content can be added in this section of the business page. Please check the plugin settings for more information.

When you are finished editing, scroll to the top of the page and click Publish.

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