New features added in version 5.0 of PHP Business Directory

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An entirely new front-end

We created an entirely new front-end with the possibility to customize its colors from the admin panel, the different sections on the home page, images, advertisements and others. The administrator can now choose which sections on the main page he would like to include like featured listings, latest listings, browse the listings by category, browse the listings by location, search form, home page background and text.

New administration panel

The new administration panel has a modern and user-friendly design allowing to access easily the different pages for approving the new listings, managing the existing ones, editing the site's pages and content, the different configuration settings and others.
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New module for booking appointments (available as an add-on)

This new module allows the website visitors to book appointments with the companies or professionals listed on the website. The companies can add also different employees (so the users can select the employee then), the appointment duration, working hours, break between the appointments and other settings from their admin panel.

New page in the admin panel for home page settings management and preview

This new page allows to customize the home page of the main site by uploading a different background image, editing the header texts, set if to show the featured business listings and/or the latest ones, set if to show the browse businesses by category section and the browse businesses by location.
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New functionality to set custom meta title, description for the categories and locations

This new functionaliy allows the administrator to set new custom titles for the categories, sub categories and locations on the website to improve the SEO of the site. There is also now possibility to enter a text (for SEO purposes or to add explanation or a description of the category or location) that will be displayed on the page below the category or location name.

More options for the business packages

Now the administrator has more options when creating different business listings packages like if a website link field should be available, if the link will be direct / dofollow, the number of allowed images, if a video will be allowed , if the appointments functionality should be available (if the appointments module is installed on the website), if the user should be able to list his company in more than one category and others.

A new administration panel for the registered users

By default with PHP Business Directory both registered and not registerd users can add their business listings (any of the options can be turned off if necessary). The registered users have now a new and much improved administration panel allowing them to manage their business listings, their appointments and employees (if the appointments module is installed), their profile, logo, contact details and other settings.

Other new features and improvements

We did many other improvements and new features like adding the Stripe payment gateway, the possibility to print the listings, functionality to configure an external SMTP server to send the email messages, Google reCaptcha integration, Google site map generation and others.

Latest features added in the new v4.2 of PHP Business Directory

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New functionality to show companies around the user's location

This new functionality allows to get automatically the user's location from the browser and show a map with the companies near him. There is also a search from on the main page allowing to search the companies within a specified distance from the current location.

Setting the business hours

The users now have the possibility to add and edit their business hours - the information is displayed after on the business details page on the main site.
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Claiming business listings

This new functionality makes it possible for the users to claim very business listings - they can fill a form, sending a message to the website administrator who can review the claim and assign the listing to the users. The functionality could be especially useful when the business listings are bulk imported from csv files, in order to allow the companies to get possession of their listings after that.

Multiple images and videos for the business listings

The administrator can now allow multiple images or for example to allow an YouTube video to be added to a listing - this can be set separately for the different listing packages / pricing plans and in this way to allow more images, video or more categories to the more expensive business listing plans.
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ZIP distance and location search functionality

The feature allows the users to search business within a selected distance from a ZIP code or from their current location (automatically taken from the browser).

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PHP Business Directory Main Features

Responsive website layout

Adapting front site layout, optimized for mobile devices like tablets and phones

SEO Friendly

Using urls looking like static html pages, keywords in the page titles and descriptions and others to improve the ranking of the website in search engines

Administration panel to manage the configuration options

Manage and set the different configuration options like your own business categories list, time zone, currency, payment settings and others

Google Maps integration with GeoCoding

Allowing the users to quickly add a map to their listing using their business address


Using a language file, which can be easily translated to new languages. Ready translations are also available, contact us for details.

Pricing plans management

Functionality for the administration to create different pricing plans with different features (like featured or regular status, number of categories in which the listings can be submitted, dofollow or nofollow links) and charge the users depending on which pricing plan they select for their business listing


Functionality allowing the users to rate the companies and write reviews for them

Browse the business listings by map

Functionality to browse the businesses listings and companies by map

Template based

The front site design is template based, the templates can be customized and also new custom ones can be added

Different front site sections like Recent Listings, Top Rated and others

The different sections / pages on the front site like Recent Listings, Top Rated, Most Popular, Recent Reviews allow the visitors of the website to review quickly for example the top rated companies etc.

Integrated web installer

The integrated web installer makes easy the installation on your server or hosting package; we also offer free installation on request

Customize the website colors and design from the admin panel

Functionality allowing the administrator to customize the website colors and design directly from the admin panel - choose between predefined colors and skin or set custom accent color

Adding custom fields from the administration panel

Functionality for the administrator to create custom fields for the business listings directly from the admin panel and without having to modify any of the source files.

Integration with PayPal, 2checkout, Skrill and others

Integration with PayPal and other payment systems in order that you can use your preferred payment system to charge the users

Banners Management

feature allowing the administrator to create different banner areas and let the users upload banners in them (by charging a fee)

WebSite Content Management

Modify the content of the pages with the WYSIWYG editor

Add New Pages, Remove or Rename the existing ones

Add new pages easily (that will show up in the website navigation menus) directly from the admin panel, set the content you prefer

and many others ... click here to check out our demos

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