We are thrilled to announce the release of J-BusinessDirectory Version 5.8.9, which brings exciting new features, significant improvements, and a multitude of bug fixes. This version is designed to elevate your directory experience with enhanced customization options, improved functionality, and a more seamless operation. Let's explore the key updates in this release:

New Features:

  • Business Listing Selection: We have introduced a highly anticipated feature that allows you to selectively display specific listings on the listings module. This feature empowers you to showcase hand-picked listings and customize the content displayed to meet your unique requirements.
  • Facebook Videos on Business Listings: In response to popular demand, we have integrated support for Facebook videos on business listings. You can now easily embed and display Facebook videos directly within your listings, enhancing the multimedia capabilities and engagement potential of your directory.


  • JBD Quote Requests Improvements: We have improved the display of quote requests
  • CSS Class Addition to Categories: We have expanded customization options by allowing you to add classes to categories on the business detail pages.

Bug Fixes:

  • JBD Apps Installation Issue: We have resolved the issue related to JBD Apps installation.
  • Fixed Multiple Warnings: We have diligently addressed and resolved multiple warning messages that were appearing in the previous version.
  • Item Decouple Fixes: We have fixed a query for the item decoupling that were affecting the proper functioning of offers and events.
  • Rich Text Editors Validation Fix: We have rectified the validation issue in the rich text editors, including the popular JCE-Editor.
  • Fixed Validation Issue: We have resolved a validation problem related to the general settings.
  • Opening Status Ribbon Bug Fix: We have addressed a bug that was causing inconsistencies in the display of opening status ribbons.
  • Limit Cities/Regions Bug Fix on Events and Offers: We have fixed a bug that was limiting the selection of cities and regions for events and offers.
  • Validation Fix on General Settings: We have rectified a validation issue related to the general settings, ensuring that the focus is set on the invalid setting.
  • Fixed Order End Date Update on Installation: We have addressed the issue where the order end date was not updating correctly during the installation process.
  • Fix Registration Issue: We have resolved an issue that was affecting the registration process.

We are committed to providing you with an exceptional directory solution, and J-BusinessDirectory Version X represents our dedication to enhancing performance, improving functionality, and resolving any existing issues. We believe that the new features, improvements, and bug fixes will enrich your directory experience and empower you to create a thriving online business community.


How to update?

At the moment you can only update manually. Download the latest version by log in to your CMSJunkie account and selecting the My Downloadable Products menu item on the left.

Bug reporting

Since this is still a beta version, some bugs may have eluded our QA team but they will definitely not get past you.  
We have created a dedicated section for reporting bugs

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