Use Shortcode

  1. Use [wplocalplus] Shortcode for place type business listings.

Go through WordPress Dashboard ->WPLocalPlus -> Add business list.

For example: If I want to create business listings for Restaurants in Dallas.

Name : Give name to your business list.

List Type : Here you can create three types of business listings like Places , Offer and Review. In this example we are creating Places type business listings .

Note: You can create Offers and Review type business listings, if you have selected 'City Grid' or 'Both' option from WP LocalPlus Settings 'Listing Fetch From '.

What : You can give search parameter here.

Where : Here you need to give search parameter proper location.

For example if I need to create business listing for 'restaurants in Dallas'. First go through maps.google.com and search 'Dallas'

You can find that exact place code for Dallas is 'Dallas, TX, United States'.This is necessary as there can also be another place available in Google map with similar name/place that we are searching.

If I search for 'Restaurants in Dallas, TX, United States' in maps.google.com, then it will show me the following results:

'Where Keyword' : 'Restaurants in Dallas,United States' Here keyword parameter is very important. WPLocalPlus fetches listing as per given in keyword parameter words.

It searches in format

'CATEGORYNAME in CITYNAME,COUNTRYNAME' Ex:'Restaurants in Dallas,United States' Ex:'Banks in Dallas,United States'

Number of the result : Number of results to be display on your page .

Click on Result Preview button and you can see results preview like scree shot.

Go to WordPress Dashboard Add/Edit Page/Post

Use [wplocalplus] short code and select business list from meta box . Click on 'Publish' Page/Post and you will able to see listings for Restaurants in Dallas on front end like.

6.2 Use [wplocalplus] shortcode for Offers type business listings .

Note: You can create 'Offers' type listings if you have selected 'City Grid' or 'Both' option from WPLocalPlus 'Listing Fetch From' setting .

For example if I want to create listings for 'Restaurant offers in West Hollywood'

Go to WordPress Dashboard -> Add Business List

Name : Name of your business list List Type : Select Offers Offer Type : You can select any offer type What : Search parameter of your listing Where : City Name with country of location (Here you can use zipcode also) Start Date : Offer start date Expires before : Offer end date Number of the result : Number of results to be display.

Go to WordPress dashboard Add/Edit Page/post and use [wplocalplus] short code and select business list from meta box.

Click on 'Publish' Page/Post and you will able to see listings like.

6.3 Use [wplocalplus] Shortcode for Review type business listings .

Note: You can create 'Review' type listings if you have selected 'City Grid' or 'Both' option from WPLocalPlus 'Listing Fetch From' setting .

For example if I want to create listings for 'Review for Dallas Italian restaurants'

Go to WordPress Dashboard -> Add Business List

Name : Name of your business list Review Type : Select Review Offer Type : You can select any offer type What : Search parameter of your listing Where : City name with Country of location Number of the result : Number of results to be display. Review Ratings : rating range like 1-10 Age of the review(in days) : number of days like 50 (Review for last 50 days)

Go to WordPress dashboard Add/Edit Page/post and use [wplocalplus] short code and select business list from meta box.

Click on Publish Page/Post and you can see results in front end like screen shot.

6.4 Add 'Feature Ad' on your site using [wplocalplus] shortcode .

Go to Add/Edit Page/Post where we are using [wplocalplus] shortcode any you can find meta box like:

Title : Here give title to your feature Ad. Link : Website link of your feature list. Phone : Contact no of feature Ad. Image Url : you can give path to the Feature Ad image. Address : For Feature Ad. Go to this Page/Post front end and you can see business listing with feature AD like

6.5 Add Manual Business List

Go to Add/Edit Page/Post where we are using [wplocalplus] shortcode any you can find meta box like

Title : Here give title to your business list. Website : Website link of your business list. Link : site link of manual business list. Phone : Contact no of business list. Image Url : you can give path to the Feature Ad image. Address : Address for Feature Ad.

And you can also able to see manually added listing on top.Here I have added 'Salty Resto'.

  1. Use [allcity] shortcode to display business directory

Go to WordPress Add/Edit Page/Post and use only [allcity].

And please make sure that you have enabled all category or some selected categories from this side bar backend.

Because in [allcity] page /post front end if you click on some city/state/country it will redirect first to category page and then if you click particular category it will display business listing.

Then go through front end it will display listing of all city.

When you click on particular category, it will be redirect to its business listing page. For example if I click on 'Restaurants' it will display listing for 'Restaurants available in Alberta'.

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7.1. How to manage Country/City listing .

Go to WordPress Dashboard Add/Edit Page/Post where you have used [allcity] shortcode and you can find metabox like below .

Here you can Add city/country as per your site requirement .Also you can Edit/Delete your city/country .

Here you can Add city/country as per your site requirement .Also you can Edit/Delete your city/country .

Enable check box of country name which you need to display on site . Also you can enable city name in selectbox which you need display on your site .

Click on Update button to save your changes .