CM Business Directory (CMBD) - Add Business


Adding a Business

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You 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 box provided.


Business Description

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


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 e-mail 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.


Event Gallery (Single Image)

Starting from version 2.0.0 you can add single photos from your events to your business page.

Find the section  Event Gallery (Single Image) and click or fill the following options:

  1. Add New - Click this button to add a new event. You can add any number of events.
  2. Event Name - Write here the name of the event.
  3. Type - Write here the type of the event. For example: wedding, party, birthday etc.
  4. City, State - Write here the city and the state where the event was held.
  5. Add Image - Click this button to add pictures from your Media Library.
  6. Delete Event - Click the X-icon to delete the event.
  7. Location & Vendor Credits - Write here extedned information about the event. You can use HTML, for example, if you need to leave a link to a photographer.

Event Gallery (Images)

Starting from version 1.9.9 you can add photoreports from your events to your business page.

Find the section Event Gallery (Images) and click or fill the following options:

  1. Add New - Click this button to add a new event. You can add any number of events.
  2. Event Name - Write here the name of the event.
  3. Type - Write here the type of the event. For example: wedding, party, birthday etc.
  4. City, State - Write here the city and the state where the event was held.
  5. Add Images - Click this button to add pictures from your Media Library.
  6. Delete Event - Click the X-icon to delete the event.
  7. Location & Vendor Credits - Write here extedned information about the event. You can use HTML, for example, if you need to leave a link to a photographer.

Example on the Front-end:

Event Gallery (Single Video)

Starting from version 2.0.0 you can add single videos from your events to your business page.

Find the section  Event Gallery (Single Video) and click or fill the following options:

  1. Add New - Click this button to add a new event. You can add any number of events.
  2. Event Name - Write here the name of the event.
  3. Type - Write here the type of the event. For example: wedding, party, birthday etc.
  4. City, State - Write here the city and the state where the event was held.
  5. Delete Event - Click the X-icon to delete the event.
  6. Location & Vendor Credits - Write here extedned information about the event. You can use HTML, for example, if you need to leave a link to the source of the video.
  7. Video URL - Add here a link to the video, e.g. https://www.youtube.com/embed/xxx or https://player.vimeo.com/video/xxx

Event Gallery (Videos)

Starting from version 2.0.0 you can add multiple videos from your events to your business page.

Find the section  Event Gallery (Videos) and click or fill the following options:

  1. Add New - Click this button to add a new event. You can add any number of events.
  2. Event Name - Write here the name of the event.
  3. Type - Write here the type of the event. For example: wedding, party, birthday etc.
  4. City, State - Write here the city and the state where the event was held.
  5. Delete Event - Click the X-icon to delete the event.
  6. Location & Vendor Credits - Write here extedned information about the event. You can use HTML, for example, if you need to leave a link to the source of the video.
  7. Video URLs - Add here links to videos. Every link to the video must be separated by a new line. Example:
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/xxx
    https://player.vimeo.com/video/xxx

Business Logo, Banner, Pitch and Additional info

  • Add Logo: The logo size must follow the defined size for the logo which is 400 by 400 px. You can restrict the setting to only accept the defined logo size and reject bigger images. Starting from version 1.6.6, you can also set it as the featured image.
  • TIP: Featured Image

    On the right panel, you will find the Featured Image metabox, where you are able to set assign one image to represent the business in thumbnails. This is useful if you would like it to be different to the one set in the logo field.

  • Add banner: Set the image as a banner for your business. This feature was introduced in version 1.9.6.
  • Business Pitch: Write it in the provided box.
  • Additional Info 1 / 2: Fields where you can write some useful additional information.
  • Is this business Promoted?: 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 Media

Either upload a MP4 video or enter a YouTube/Vimeo link. Use the URL example format for reference.


Business Picture Gallery

Upload Business photos. Use the example format for reference.


Business Video

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


Business Address

Add up to five business addresses for the business listing. Setting the business as virtual will hide both the map and the address option.

Show address - When you add a new business, by default it will follow global settings - if to display address on the business page or not. Here you can decide whether to show the address or not - it will override global settings. Note: the option Follow global settings was introduced in version 1.9.10.

TIP: Up To Five Addresses

You can add up to five addresses, and each will be shown separately. To add an address or remove it, check the buttons on the top right corner of the section.

Google Map

Check the Add Google Map box to show the map on the business' page.

Note: To do so please make sure you have set up the Google Maps API keys in the plugin settings. Without it, the map will not show up. Learn more: CM Business Directory (CMBD) - Adding a Google Map to Business Page


Business Documents

Add attachments to be displayed on the business page.

Front-end Example


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 only be used if defined in the plugin settings.

You can also Hide WhatsApp widget for this business to override default settings. Learn more about WhatsApp WidgetNote: This feature was introduced in version 2.0.5. 


Business Additional Fields

If you have chosen in plugin settings to add additional business fields, their content can be added to 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.


Business Annual Data

In the Annual Data field you can add extensive information that will be displayed in the front-end as a table, filtered by year.

After adding a year, you can easily edit or delete that information.

Example

TIP: Changing Labels

By default, the annual data uses an animal farming business as an example. You can change all labels from the Labels section.

Learn more: CM Business Directory (CMBD) - Labels Settings


Business Subpages

In Business Sub Pages you can add sub pages to menu. There are two options:

1) Write some description in "Content" field, so the user will see typed information by clicking on that sub page.

2) Choose Yes in "Is Custom URL" field and type the link in the "Content" field. By clicking on that sub page the user will be led to that link.

Example


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