Directory Apps

You can enhance the directory functionality with multiple directory applications that can be found on our store.

WBD Appointments

WBD Appointments is an application that extends the directory functionality by adding the possibility of booking services and appointments for a business. The WBD Appointments application can be purchased separately from our store on https://www.cmsjunkie.com/wordpress-business-directory/wbd-appointments

Installing the application

To begin the installation of the WP-BusinessDirectory Appointments application, log in into your wordpress backend, access the directory dashboard and follow the steps as described below:

  • In the main dashboard, you will be presented with the Directory Apps section.
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  • Click the Install button (on the bottom of the Directory Apps section).
  • Choose your downloaded WBD Appointments archive (jbd-appointments.zip).
  • You will receive a confirmation message upon successful installation completion

Setup and configuration

When application is installed, in the general settings (business listings tab) a new setting called “Enable company services” will be displayed.

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When the setting will be set to yes by the administrator, on the dashboard menu items, for both admin and front-end Control Panel, new menu items will be visible under the Business Listings menu item.

How it works

For each business you can define a different number of services that will be performed by the service providers based on an availability schedule. When services are defined for a business listing, on the front-end business listing details page, a new section will appear, Services. The services can be booked by the end users based on the current availability, and for each booking the business owner and the site admin will be notified with the booking details.

Business services

This section contains the services that will be defined by the business owners.

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A business service can be added from both admin or front-end area, and contains the following details:

Name – name of the service

Description – description of the service

Status – setting if the service will be published or not

Duration – setting the duration of the service in hours and minutes

Show duration – setting if the duration of the service will display or not in front – end

Business – selecting the listing, that will contain this service

Currency – the currency

Price – the price of the service

Max number of bookings per service – the max number of time that the service can be booked

After all the details are filled by the user and saved, the services will be displayed in the Business Services section.

Service providers

This section contains the business service providers.

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Each service has to be associated with a provider, in order to display in the listings details view and to be booked. A service provider can be added from both, admin area and front – end control panel and contains the following details.

Name – name of the service provider

Description – description of the service provider

Email – the email of the service provider

Telephone – the phone number

Max number of clients to be served – the max number of persons that can book the same service on the same date and the same time

Business – the business which the provider belongs to

Services – services that belong to the actual provider; the services are showing based on the selected business

Status - setting if the service will be published or not

Working hours – the hours for which the service provider will be available for booking

Break hours – the break hours of the provider

Yearly availability – the vacation period of the provider; the user can add several vacation periods for the provider and during these periods, the provider dates won’t be active and available for booking.

Booking a service

All services that are associated with at least one service provider will be shown on the business listing details page and it will be available for booking.

Step 1: Access the services section of the business listing details page

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Step 2: Select the service and the service provider

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Step 3: Select the available dates After the provider is selected, the available dates and working hours for each date will display so that the user can book the desired date and time.

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Step 4: Complete the guest details

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Step 5: Select the payment method and perform the payment

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Step 6: Booking confirmation

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Manage service bookings

The business service bookings will be listed in the company service bookings section.

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WBD Sell Offers

WBD Sell Offers is an application that extends the WP-BusinessDirectory Offers functionality by adding the possibility of selling/buying an offer. The WBD Sell Offers application can be purchased separately from our store on https://www.cmsjunkie.com/wordpress-business-directory/wbd-sell-offers

Installing the application

After purchasing the WBD Sell Offers application, you can install the zip with all the files. After running the installation, you will be able to access the application from the component menu in the backend. To begin the installation of the WBD Sell Offers application, log in into your wordpress backend and follow the steps as described below:

  • In the main menu, you will be presented with the Directory Apps section.
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  • Click the Install button.
  • Choose your downloaded copy of the WBD Sell Offers archive (jbd-sell-offers.zip).
  • You will receive a confirmation message upon installation completion

After the plugin has been installed successfully, you will be able to access the Offer Orders menu item in the administrator and front - end areas, under the Offers menu item.

Setup and configuration

When this application is installed, in the general settings (offers tab) two new settings called “Enable offer selling” and “Enable shipping” will be displayed.

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After these settings will be set to yes by the administrator, also the menu items will be visible under the Business Listings menu item, on both admin area and front – end Control Panel.

How it works

Once the settings on general settings are set to yes, in the offers edit view will be displayed two new sections.

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The “Enable offer selling” setting will also be shown on offer level to enable or not the selling for the actual offer. The item quantity can be set here, to set a restriction on the quantity of orders that can be done on the actual offer. Also, the minimum and maximum number of purchases can be added to set a minimum and maximum on the user on how many orders he can do at the same time.

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The shipping methods will be shown when shipping methods will be created by the site administrator, at their respective section on admin. When the shipping method is selected, its price will be added to the offers’ price when the order will be made. The shipping method should also belong to the same business owner that owns the offer, in order to be shown.

Once all the information is set, in the offers’ detail view will display a quantity selector and a “Add to cart” button. Once, the maximum of purchases has been reached, the quantity selector will not be displayed anymore.

Buying an offer

Once all the details are filled in and set, the user can proceed to add items (offers) to the cart.

Step 1: Access the offer and select a certain quantity to add to the cart

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Step 2: Access the shopping cart view

After selecting the desired quantity and the “Add to cart” button, a popover will be displayed notifying the user that the item has been successfully added to the cart.

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The user can either continue shopping or can view the shopping cart.

Step 3: Checkout the selected items

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The chosen item can be edited or also removed.

After selecting the “Checkout” button, the user will be redirected to the guest details to fill in the personal information and after that to the payment page to complete the payment of the items that were on the cart.

Step 4: Complete the guest details

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Step 5: Select the payment method and perform the payment

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Step 6: Booking confirmation

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Manage offer orders

The orders are listed in the Offer Orders menu item, where they can also be edited by the site admin.

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Or they can be accessible and edited by the offer owner, in the front – end control panel section.

WBD Event Appointments

WBD Event Appointments is an application that extends the WP-BusinessDirectory Events functionality by adding the possibility of booking an appointment. The WBD Event Appointments application can be purchased separately from our store on https://www.cmsjunkie.com/wordpress-business-directory/wbd-event-appointments

Installing the application

After purchasing the WBD Event Appointments application, you can install the zip with all the files. After running the installation, you will be able to access the application from the component menu in the backend. To begin the installation of the WBD Event Appointments application, log in into your wordpress backend and follow the steps as described below:

  • In the main menu, you will be presented with the Directory Apps section.
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  • Click the Install button.
  • Choose your downloaded copy of the WBD Event Appointments archive (jbd-event-appointments.zip).
  • You will receive a confirmation message upon installation completion

Setup and configuration

When this application is installed, in the general settings (events tab) a new setting called “Enable event appointments” will be displayed.

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After this setting will be set to yes by the administrator, also the menu item will be visible under the Events menu item, on both admin area and front – end Control Panel.

How it works

For each event, you can define the participating companies. The event, for which these companies are chosen, will be displayed in each of the selected companies details views under the “Attending events” section.

So, once the WBD Event appointments option is set to yes, in each event a new button will be displayed, called Book appointment.

Booking an appointment

Once all the details are filled in and set, the user can proceed to book the event.

Step 1: Access the business listing details view and go in the Attending events section

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Step 2: Fill in the details and book the appointment

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First name – the first name of the client

Last name – the last name of the client

Business name – the business name

Phone – the phone number

Email address – the email address of the client; a confirmation email is sent to the client after the appointment is booked

Preferred time – the desired time asked for the booking

Date – the date interval varies based in the start/end date of the event itself

Remarks – remarks from the client, if any

Manage event appointments

An event appointment is created with an ‘Unconfirmed’ status by default. It is up to the events’ owner whether to confirm or deny the appointment. For both cases, the client that booked the appointment will be notified by email.

The appointments are listed in event appointment menu item, in the administrator area.

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Also, the event owner can access the event appointments in the front – end control panel section, to confirm or deny the appointment.

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WBD Event Booking

WBD Event Booking is an application that extends the WP-BusinessDirectory Events functionality by adding the possibility of booking an event. The WBD Event Booking application can be purchased separately from our store on https://www.cmsjunkie.com/wordpress-business-directory/wbd-event-booking

Installing the application

After purchasing the WBD Event Booking application, you can install the zip with all the files. After running the installation, you will be able to access the application from the component menu in the backend. To begin the installation of the WBD Event Booking application, log in into your wordpress backend and follow the steps described below:

  • In the main menu, you will be presented with the Directory Apps section.
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  • Click the Install button.
  • Choose your downloaded copy of the WBD Event Booking archive (jbd-event-bookings.zip).
  • You will receive a confirmation message upon installation completion

Setup and configuration

When this application is installed, in the general settings (events tab) a new setting called “Enable event reservation” will be displayed.

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Once this setting is set to yes, the “Event tickets” and the “Event reservations” menu items will be shown on both, admin area and front – end Control Panel.

How it works

For each event, you can define a total number of tickets and the start/end booking dates. The total of tickets set on event level will always have priority and sets the total capacity for the actual event.

When tickets are defined for an event, on the front-end event details page, a new section containing the tickets will appear. The tickets can be booked by the end users based on the current quantity, and for each booking the event owner and the site admin will be notified with the booking details.

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Event tickets

This section contains the tickets that will be defined by the event owners.

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An event ticket can be added from both admin or front-end area, and contains the following details:

Name – the ticket name

Description – the ticket description

Status – setting the ticket to published or not

Min number of tickets per booking – the minimum number of tickets that can be booked

Max number of tickets per booking – the maximum number of tickets that can be booked

Ticket price – the price of the ticket

Ticket quantity – the available quantity for the actual ticket

After all the details are filled in and saved, the tickets will be listed in the event tickets section.

Booking an event ticket

All the tickets associated with an actual event will be displayed in the events details view.

Step 1: Access the tickets section in the events details view

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Step 2: Select the desired ticket quantity and book them

The user can select the quantity for the desired ticket and book them. After the “Book now” button is selected, the user will be redirected to the guest details page.

Step 3: Complete the guest details

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Step 4: Select the payment method and perform the payment

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Step 5: Booking confirmation

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Manage event bookings

The booked tickets will be listed in the event bookings section on both, admin area and also in the front – end Control Panel.

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Both, event tickets and event reservations can be accessed, edited and deleted also by the event owners, in the front – end control panel section.

WBD Campaigns

WBD Campaigns is an application that brings new ways of business listing advertising and also a new tool for monetizing your website. The WBD Campaigns application can be purchased separately from our store on https://www.cmsjunkie.com/wordpress-business-directory/wbd-campaigns

Installing the application

To begin the installation of the WP-BusinessDirectory Campaigns application, log in into your wordpress backend, access the directory dashboard and follow the steps as described below:

  • In the main dashboard, you will be presented with the Directory Apps section.
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  • Click the Install button (on the bottom of the Directory Apps section).
  • Choose your downloaded WBD Campaigns archive (jbd-campaigns.zip).
  • You will receive a confirmation message upon successful installation completion

Setup and configuration

When the application is installed, two new menu items will be displayed in the sidebar called Campaigns and Campaign Plans. The Campaigns menu item will be visible also in the front-end Control Panel section.

How it works

The website owner can create multiple places on his website to offer the possibility for the business owner to advertise his business listing on those places. For each place, a new campaign plan and a new module position should be created. For each website place, the website owner can create a campaign plan with different prices, depending on the importance of the position.

A budget can be set for each campaign and after the budget limit will be reached, the campaign will not be active anymore.

Campaigns

This section contains the campaigns that will be defined by the business owners.

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A campaign can be added from both admin or front-end area, and contains the following details:

Select a listing – the site admin can select a listing to which this campaign will belong to

Select plans – all the campaign plans created will be listed here; only one plan per campaign can be selected.

Name – the name of the campaign

Budget – the budget set per campaign

Status – shows whether the campaign is paid or not

State – set whether the campaign is active or not

After all the details are filled by the user and saved, the campaigns will be displayed in the Campaigns section.

Campaign Plans

This section contains the campaign plans.

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Each campaign has to contain a campaign plan in order to be functional. Campaign plans can be added only by the site admin.

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A campaign plan contains:

Name – name of the campaign plan

Price per click - set the price per click

Image – set the image of the campaign plan

State – set the campaign plan to active or inactive

Manage Campaigns

When the WBD Campaigns application is installed, in the WBD Business Listings module, two new options are shown:

Campaign position – choose the campaign position

Only campaigns – set whether to display only campaigns or not

Only when this setting is set to yes, in the module will be shown only listings associated with paid campaigns in the chosen position.

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Whenever one of the listings is clicked, the budget set per campaign will be decreased by the price per click set in the campaign plan. When the budget limit will be reached, then the listing associated with the campaign will not be visible anymore in the module.