CM Business Directory (CMBD) - Add Business
Adding a Business
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.
Enter a business title in the provided box.
Describe the business and add any media as needed in the box provided.
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.
Check the appropriate boxes to add categories to the business listing. Similarly, add categories for Custom Taxonomy, if the option is activated.
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
- Pitch - Add it in the provided box.
- 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.
- 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.
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 than the one set in the logo field.
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 the reference.
Enter the URL of a Business Video. Use the example format for the reference.
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 set up the Google Maps API keys in the plugin settings. Without it, the map will not show up.
Add attachments to be displayed on the business page.
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 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.
TIP: Changing Labels
By default, the annual data shows an example animal farming business. You can change all labels from the Labels section.
Learn more: CM Business Directory (CMBD) - Labels Settings