CM Business Directory


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Helps you build business directories and category based local listings. Search or browse local businesses within the directory.

If you are looking to become a local business authority, the WordPress Business Directory plugin by CreativeMinds is the one for you. This business directory plugin gives you the ability to create an embeddable professional directory for your WordPress site.

The extra addition of an Add-On will support new entries and editable entries by your site users who wish to be listed.

The business directory plugin allows each business directory listing to include images, descriptions, contact information, hyperlinks and various customization options. The business directory plugin create local listings, staff listings, niche directories and exclusive directories.

The pro version of the wordpress business directory plugin lets you add social media links, include external ads, filter businesses by category or tag, allows admins to moderate new business listings, promote each business in search results and more.

This highly customizable plugin also supports various payment options and supports charging users for posting or renewing business listings. The community version of the plugin lets users claim, add or manage their individual business listings.

Add-Ons & Extensions

Basic Features

  • Create directory categories
  • Display all businesses in a catalog list format
  • Create a business page for each business
  • Include business description and pitch
  • Include business logo
  • Search directory

Benefits of Going Pro

  • Include additional business info and social media links
  • Allow user to post and manage their business page
  • Allow user to claim existing business
  • Ask user to pay for submitting their business
  • Support ads (AdSense, etc.)
  • Export/import businesses
  • Support aditional custom fields
  • Google maps support
  • Search support
  • Filter by business category
  • More design options for business page and index page
  • Advertise in search results
  • Related business widget
  • shotcodes support for category, tag and single business view


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  • CM Business Directory business index
  • CM Business Directory business page
  • CM Business Directory business grid in admin panel
  • CM Business Directory backend edit
  • CM Business Directory index page settings in the plugin settings area


  1. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. ਵਰਡਪ੍ਰੈਸ ‘ਚ ਵਾਧੇ ਨੂੰ ਕਿਰਿਆਸ਼ੀਲ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਸੂਚੀ ‘ਚੋਂ ‘ਵਾਧੇ’ ਚੁਣ ਕੇ ਕਰੋ।
  3. Define your business directory settings – for example how many buisnesses will show in the index page
  4. Create your first business page

Note: You must have a call to wp_head() in your template in order for the footnote js and css to work properly. If your theme does not support this you will need to link to these files manually in your theme (not recommended).


21 ਮਈ 2018
I tried several free plug-ins to accomplish what I needed and nothing was doing the trick. I got tired of wrestling with the content and decided my time was worth a whole lot more than the $$$ for the pro version of this one. Money well spent ... you should do the same. I had a couple of minor hiccups in the formatting of my directory and a couple of minor requests and they were very quick to respond and very thorough in meeting all of my requests. Data import was very easy to accomplish -- extremely important if you have more than a handful of listings. Very solid product.
7 ਮਾਰਚ 2018 2 replies
The plugin is inflexible. Support is horrific. I do not recommend this plugin. I was reassured that if the upgrade didn't work, they would either try to help me resolve issues OR refund. A week after requesting a refund on the day of purchase, we are still going back and forth. They are requiring "proof" of deactivation although it was deleted on my site AND on their server. These guys are scam artists. Buyer beware!
3 ਸਤੰਬਰ 2016
Very Professionnal plugin and very easy to use We have baught the pro version and we are very satisfied The support team is great Hakim Bel
3 ਸਤੰਬਰ 2016
I want to give kudos to their tech support... I had multiple questions before and after I bought a 5 site license! Their response time was very acceptable and they helped me meet my client's needs! It's a very usable plug-in. I have used other business directory plug in's but this one is a bit more flexible. Since the client needed multiple directories, I was able to use subdomains to make it work for them. Happy Client and happy programmer!
3 ਸਤੰਬਰ 2016
The CM Business Directory plugin does the job right out of the box. I installed 3 other directory plugins and struggled with getting them set up. CMBD plugin works great and so easy to use. I love the fact that you don't have to weigh down your website with unnecessary bells and whistles. Extra features are available and can be quickly added when needed. Customer Support is friendly and fast! I asked them to fix the CSS because the search bar wasn't neatly lining up. They fixed it in one day. Thanks!
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Release Date: 9th Nov 2022
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