Directory / Businesses Plugin


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Global Settings

These settings affect all members in your community.

Please enter your license key that was provided to you when you purchased this plugin. If you do not know your license key, please contact the Support Team of SocialEngineAddOns from the Support section of your Account Area.(Key Format: XXXXXX-XXXXXX-XXXXXX )

Please enter the Singular Title for business. This text will come in places like feeds generated, widgets etc.

Please enter the Plural Title for businesses. This text will come in places like Main Navigation Menu, Business Navigation Menu, widgets etc.

Please enter the text below which you want to display in place of "businessitems" in the URLs of this plugin.

Please enter the text below which you want to display in place of "businessitem" in the URLs of this plugin.

Do you want Packages to be activated for Directory Items / Businesses? Packages can vary based on the features available to the businesses created under them. If enabled, users will have to select a package in the first step while creating a new business. Business admins will be able to change their package later. To manage business packages, go to Manage Business Packages section. (Note: If packages are enabled, then feature settings for businesses will depend on packages, and member levels based feature settings will be off. If packages are disabled, then feature settings for businesses could be configured for member levels.)

Select the view type of packages that will be shown in the first step of business creation.

Select the information options that you want to be available in package details.

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Do you want to activate directory items / businesses immediately after payment, before the payment passes the gateways' fraud checks? This may take any time from 20 minutes to 4 days, depending on the circumstances and the gateway. (Note: If you want to manually activate businesses, then you can set this while creating a business package.)

Do you want there to be multiple admins for directory items / businesses on your site? (If enabled, then every Business will be able to have multiple administrators who will be able to manage that Business. Business Admins will have the authority to add other users as administrators of their Business.)

Select the location of the main link for Businesses.

Do you want to allow logged-in members to be able to report businesses as inappropriate? (Members will also be able to mention the reason why they find the business inappropriate.)

Do you want to allow members to share directory items / businesses within your community?

Do you want social sharing to be enabled for directory items / businesses? (If enabled, social sharing buttons will be shown on the Profile Business of directory items / businesses.)

Do you want visitors to enter a validation code in Tell a friend form?

Do you want the Location field to be enabled for directory items / businesses?

Do you want to allow business admins to enter multiple locations for their Businesses? (If you select ‘Yes’, then users will be able to add multiple locations for their Businesses from their Business Dashboards.)

Do you want Maps Integration to be enabled for directory items / businesses? (With this enabled, items / businesses having location information could also be seen on Map. The "Businesses Home" and "Browse Businesses" also enable you to see the items plotted on Map.)

Do you want the sponsored directory items / businesses to be shown with a bouncing animation in the Map?

Enter the location which you want to be shown at centre of the map which is shown on Businesses Home and Browse Businesses when Map View is chosen to view Directory/Businesses.(To show the whole world on the map, enter the word "World" below.)

Select the default zoom level for the map which is shown on Businesses Home and Browse Businesses when Map View is chosen to view Directory/Businesses. (Note that as higher zoom level you will select, the more number of surrounding cities/locations you will be able to see.)

Do you want proximity search to be enabled for directory items / businesses? (Proximity search will enable users to search for items / businesses within a certain distance from a location.)

What metric do you want to be used for proximity search?

Do you want comments to be enabled for directory items / businesses? (If enabled, then users will be able to comment on items / businesses on their Info tabs.)

Do you want to show "SPONSORED" label on the main profile of sponsored directory items / businesses above the profile picture?

Select the color of the "SPONSORED" labels. (Click on the rainbow below to choose your color.)

Do you want to show "FEATURED" label on the main profile of featured directory items / businesses below the profile picture?

On Businesses Home, Browse Businesses and My Businesses how do you want a Business to be indicated as featured and sponsored ?

Do you want to show directory items / businesses according to viewer's network if he has selected any? (If set to no, all the items / businesses will be shown.)

Do you want to set "Only My Networks" option as default for Show field in the search form widget? (This widget appears on the businesses browse and home businesses, and enables users to search and filter businesses.)

You have chosen that viewers should only see Businesses of their network(s). How should a Business's network(s) be decided?

Do you want to show the Directory Item / Business Profile business only to users of the same network. (If set to yes and "Browse By Networks" is enabled then users would not be able to view the profile business of those businesses which does not belong to their networks.)

Do you want to show all the businesses to the user in the widgets and browse businesses of this plugin irrespective of privacy? [Note: If you select 'No', then only those businesses will be shown in the widgets and browse businesses which are viewable to the current logged-in user. But this may slightly affect the loading speed of your website. To avoid such loading delay to the best possible extent, we are also using caching based display.)

Select the default ordering of businesses on the browse businesses.

Do you want members to be able to Link their Businesses to other Businesses? (Linking is useful to show related Businesses. For example, a Chef's Business can be linked to the Restaurant's Business where he works, or a Store's Business can be linked to the Businesses of the Brands that it sells. If enabled, a "Link to your Business" link will appear on Businesses.)

Do you want to enable business admins to alter the block positions / add new available blocks on the directory item / business profile? (If enabled, then business admins will also be able to add HTML blocks on their directory item / business profile.)

Do you want to allow business admins to edit category of their businesses?

Do you want to replace blank-space in your category name by "-" in URL?

Select the position for the "Claim a Business" link.

Do you want to receive e-mail notification when a member claims a business?

Do you want members to automatically Like a business they create?

When you have "Advertisements / Community Ads" enabled to be shown on Business Profile from "Ad Settings" section, then do you want the left / right column on Business Profile to be hidden when users click on the Business tabs other than Updates, Info and Overview?

When there are content types in a Business (like Albums, Videos, etc.) with no respective content, then do you want their tabs to appear on Business profile to users who do not have permission to add that content?

Do you want to enable sliding effect when tabs on Business Profile are clicked?

Do you want to show the "Businesses I Like" link to users? This link appears on "My Businesses" and enables users to see the list of Businesses that they have Liked.

How many directory items / businesses will be shown per page in "Browse Businesses" and "My Businesses" businesses?

Please select the redirection page for Businesses, when user click on "Businesses" link at Main Navigation Menu.

How many tabs / links do you want to show on directory item / business profile by default? (Note that if there are more tabs / links than the limit entered by you then a "More" tab / link will appear, clicking on which will show the remaining hidden tabs / links. Tabs are available in the tabbed layout, and links in the non-tabbed layout. To choose the layout for Businesses on your site, visit the "Business Layout" section.)

How many tabs do you want to show on Businesses main navigation bar by default? (Note: If number of tabs exceeds the limit entered by you then a "More" tab will appear, clicking on which will show the remaining hidden tabs. To choose the tab to be shown in this navigation menu, and their sequence, please visit: "Layout" > "Menu Editor")

Do you want to enable Posted by option for the Businesses on your site? (Selecting Yes here will display the member's name who has created the business.)

Do you want to allow users to link their Facebook Pages with their Businesses on your website? If you select 'Yes' over here, then users will see a new block in the 'Marketing' section of their Business Dashboard which will enable them to enter the URL of their Facebook Page. With this, the updates made by users on their Business on your site will also be published on their Facebook Page. Also, the Facebook Like Box for the Facebook Page will be displayed on Business Profile. The Facebook Like Box will:

  • Show the recent posts from the Facebook Page.
  • Show how many people already like the Facebook Page.
  • Enable visitors to Like the Facebook Page from your site.


If you do not want to show the Facebook Like Box on Businesses with linked Facebook Pages, then simply remove the widget from the 'Layout Editor'. With linked Facebook Page, if Business Admins select 'Publish this on Facebook' option while posting their updates, then these updates will be published on their Facebook Profile as well as Facebook Page. (Note: Publishing updates on Facebook Pages via this linking is dependent on the Advanced Activity Feeds / Wall Plugin .)

Choose the places on Facebook where users will be able to publish their updates that they post on Businesses of your site.

Allow TinyMCE editor for discussion message of Businesses.

Click here to add your social share code.

Please enter comma-separated list, or one-email-per-line. Email is sent to the below email ids when members create new Businesses.

What maximum limit should be applied to the number of characters in the title of items in the widgets? (Enter a number between 1 and 999. Titles having more characters than this limit will be truncated. Complete titles will be shown on mouseover.)

Do you want to have a common CSS (/application/modules/Sitepage/externals/styles/common_style_page_business_group.css) on your website for Directory / Pages Plugin and Directory / Businesses Plugin and Groups / Communities Plugin? (Note: As these 3 are similar plugins, it is recommended to have a common CSS loaded for 3 plugins for good webpage performance. You might select the No option here if you have different custom styling for these 3 plugins on your website.)