Simple Business Directory with Maps, Store Locator, Distance Search

Simple Business Directory with Maps, Store Locator, Distance Search

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Simple Business Directory Pro

Simple Business Directory Pro is a unique and Multi-Purpose Listing Directory WordPress plugin powered by Google Maps platform. Create One Page Or Fully Fledged Multi Page Business Directory Listing with Geolocation Maps & Distance Search easily and very quickly. Map Only mode is supported as well. Suitable for Store Locator, Staff Directory, Employee Directory, Vendors Directory, Restaurant Directory, Company Directory, Local Directory, Contact Manager, Store Finder, Radius Search, Address Book for Intranet and much more. Supports map cluster, Paid Listing and Claim Listing with PayPal and Stripe payment.

Compatible with: Any theme & Editor like Gutenberg,Elementor, Visual Composer, Beaver Builder etc.

Simple Business Directory with Maps, Store Locator, Distance Search - 1 Simple Business Directory supports Automatic Title, Description, Thumbnail, Latitude and Longitude generation. All you have to do is paste the website Link and address and the Business directory plugin will take care of the rest! This is easily the most powerful and flexible WordPress directory plugin you will ever find!

Simple Business Directory is Unique, Highly Flexible, Powerful & Most Suitable for Small to Medium Sized Directories.

Simple Business Directory is unique and different than typical business directory plugins. The building blocks of this directory plugin are Lists. You can create multiple Lists of business listings and show those Lists on a single page or multiple pages. This unique approach makes the plugin extremely versatile and allows you to create small or medium sized directories for any porpose from 50-5000 listings of any type in Single page and Multi page modes.

Create innovative and elegant Business Directory on your WordPress website in a matter of minutes with Google Maps, Distance Search or radius search, map cluster, map marker cluster, Auto Detect User Location Upvote, Embed, Front End User Dashboard and a lot more! Turn your website into an community driven Authority website by curating niche specific useful Business directories that your users will love, bookmark, embed and share!

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(**If you are looking for a Link Directory plugin instead of business directory – check out our Simple Link Directory Pro plugin!)

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What Can You Do with Simple Business Directory?

Forget those old style boring directory styles and layouts. This innovative and powerful, yet Simple Business Directory WordPress PlugIn allows you to create and curate comprehensive Business Listings and Map Directories with detailed business information, paid listings, radius searches and Tap to Call feature with ease.

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Create a Single Page Directory or Multi-Page Directory

Do you need a small directory to be shown on a single page with Live search, filters, maps and tags?

This simple business directory plugin will let you do that within a few hours. It is the most perfect solution for one-page directories embedded on a page or as resources page.

Do you need a large directory that needs to span across many pages with categories and filters?

This powerful business directory plugin will let you do that in the quickest possible time. Just add a single shortcode on any page and the plugin will automatically display all your Business Categories, Business Listings, and Business details hierarchically on its own pages.

You can also use Simple Business Directory without Maps or Just the map!

A Directory full of Useful Tools

With 12+ styles, 15 different modes and over 30 shortcode parameters that are easily accessible with a shortcode generator – Simple Business Directory is the easily best WordPress Directory plugin you will find. It is full of useful tools that will make your life easy. For example, for each directory listing you can upload your own image, or choose a font awesome icon with two clicks or auto generate a thumbnail from the business website link through Google in just one click! Title, Description, Latitude and Longitude can also be auto populated. You can create your own custom, extra fields that will show with each Listing. Manage all the languages from the backend – we got you covered. Have a large directory of listing that needs to be shown in Map only mode? SBD supports Map Cluster. Frontend Dashboard for the users to submit or claim a Listing for free or a payment, change listing owner, embed directory on another website or add a listing to user’s own favorite list – SBD is a complete directory solution with such powerful and useful tools.

Where Can You Use Simple Business Directory

Simple Business Directory can be used for just about any purpose! Here are just some ideas where Simple Business Directory can be used:

Create a Local Business Directory

Is your website or blog about Local businesses? Create an Interactive, modern local business directory complete with maps using SBD. Create different Lists for different types of business or Local Areas and display them all with Instant search, radius search, and filtering options. Allow your users to upvote business listings, suggest or add their favorite businesses, get driving direction create their own Bookmark lists or embed your business listings on their website and more! Simple Business Directory is also suitable as a:
  • Restaurant Directory
  • Nightlife Directory
  • Spa Directory
  • Beauty Salon Directory
  • Shop Directory or Mall Directory
  • Church Directory
  • Schools Directory
  • College Directory
  • Services Directory
  • Public Services Directory
  • Automotive Directory
  • Pet Shop Directory
  • and More…

Create a Staff Directory or Employee Directory

Simple Business Directory can also be used for your company staff directory for the Internet or Intranet. Use staff or employee details like image, designation, address (optional), social media profile links to build the employee database and choose one of the 10 templates to display them in an incredible, searchable, shareable format. You can also use this flexible plugin as a Church Members Directory or Organization Directory of any type.

Create a Vendors Directory or Partners Directory

Are you a company with a large number of vendors or partner shops spread across the country or globe? Simple Business Directory can work as an efficient Vendors Directory plugin to list them in a user-friendly manner and make all the locations instantly searchable.

Create a Store Locator or Dealer Locator

This multipurpose map directory plugin can be used as a store locator, dealer locator or store finder with radius search and help your customers find your retailers. It has all the features you need to create an instant searchable store location finder on your website. Whether you have ten locations or 1000, you can manage them efficiently with Simple Business Directory. There is no special programming or extra setup required.

Create an Address Book or Contact Manager

SBD can be used as an Address Book Plugin for your WordPress site. Use it as contact management plugin or tool to organize and manage your web and business contacts online directly on your WordPress website. With a very simple user interface, you can manage, add or style your addressbook and contacts directory! Manage all your contacts within WordPress with. SBD and its powerful Contact management system.

Make Money on Auto Pilot

SBD comes with the opportunity to Monetize your business directory. start making money with your WordPress website! It is an extremely easy and super quick process. You can literally set up a quality money earning website under 48 hours with this fabulous WordPress Business Directory Plugin.

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Simple Business Directory Pro Features

Simple Business Directory supports map marker clustering. When you have a large number of markers and do not want to overload the map. It will help to save space displaying grouped marker overlay. Upon hitting this overlay the user will unlock the markers for the custom location. This map cluster feature will resolve map interaction problems displaying nearby markers in a cluster or group. The map icon cluster feature is also helpful when you have a rather large number of List items.

Simple Business Directory Pro Features


  • Build business lists with dozens or hundreds of links and show them in one page
  • Auto Generate Title and Description from website link
  • Auto generate thumbnails from website link using Google’s pagespeed tools API.
  • Topic based Business Lists that can be Displayed Category wise
  • Use as Single Page or Multi Page Directory
  • Map Only Mode with Map Marker Icon Cluster option
  • Tabbed Category Listing of All Your Lists
  • Use as Business Directory, Resources page, Links page, Partners page, Associates page, Logo showcase, Local Business Directory, or Vendors page. Possibilities are endless
  • Add up to 5 Custom Fields as you need!
  • Integrated Google Map that you can display with your lists OR not. Automated map generation from valid Address.
  • Enable Tap to Call for main link (great for Intranet or staff directory)
  • Enable full description in lightbox for main click event or go to website
  • Display only Google Map without Lists
  • Live, on page, Instant Search
  • Live, on page, Instant Filtering of Lists
  • Map Cluster
  • Filter by Tags
  • User GeoLocation or Current Location auto detected
  • Radius search or Distant search with Google map
  • Edit front end languages easily from the plugin settings
  • Option to Show Featured Items at Top
  • Option to Mark Paid Items as Featured.
  • Scroll to Top Button
  • Optional Fixed Position Filter buttons that can be Left aligned or placed at top of your Lists
  • RTL support
  • Use KM or Mile as default distance search unit.
  • Many social media icons and links. Create your own with extra custom fields
  • Driving direction with GEOLOCATION.
  • Auto generate thumbnails from website link using Google’s pagespeed tools API.
  • Edit front end languages easily from the plugin settings

Community Features

  • Allow other users and businesses to submit listing to your business directory
  • Complete front end user registration, login and link submission
  • Free or Paid Business Listing Opportunity
  • Auto approve option for user registration to the directory
  • New user role: SLD User
  • Auto approve links option
  • Manage user submitted businesses to the directory
  • Unlimited front end link submission for Admin user
  • Invite user interaction with Upvote
  • Choose your UpVote icon: Thumbs up, Firey Hot, Heart, Star or Smiley Face.
  • Allow users to embed your business lists on their websites
  • Allow registered users to create their own Favorite List of links


  • 10+ templates to choose from for Single page mode
  • 2 elegant templates for multi page mode
  • Fully responsive and modern designs
  • Directory templates are designed for different use case scenarios
  • Fixed position filtering area option
  • Custom CSS to add your own style
  • Full Width mode for map
  • RTL support

Customizability and Flexibility

  • Choose theme font or google font.
  • Auto Generate Title and Description from website link
  • Configurable highlight colors for each list
  • Customize colors, fonts and almost all aspects of the link lists
  • Complete control over directory list ordering
  • Custom Ordering of Lists
  • Order List Items by Up votes, Item title, Date
  • Randomize Lists and List Items
  • Over a dozen shortcode parameters
  • Easy and Powerful Shortcode Generator – no need to hunt down all the different parameters
  • Custom JS and CSS panel to modify directory functionality
  • Pagination for List Items available as a shortcode option.
  • Mark Directory Listing as New or Featured
  • Add up to 5 Custom Fields as you need!
  • Edit front end languages easily from the plugin settings
  • Use KM or Mile as default distance search unit.
  • Possible to create custom template (requires technical knowledge)

Advanced Functionality

  • Google Map from Addresses Entered into Business Listings
  • Radius search or Distant search with Google map can be turned on or off
  • User Geo Location or Current Location auto detected
  • Upload image or use Font Awesome icon
  • Map Icon Cluster
  • Auto Generate Title and Description from website link
  • Auto generate thumbnails from website link using Google’s pagespeed tools AP
  • Auto generate latitude and longitude from valid address
  • Rich snippet support with JSON-LD for multi page mode.
  • Front End User Registration with Captcha, Login, Link Submission
  • Alternative option for link submission button (link to a contact form or google doc)
  • Admin Approves User Submitted Businesses to Listing Directory or Set to Auto Approve
  • 3 widgets for Latest Links, Most Populat Links and Random Links
  • User Up Vote
  • Admin settings to turn on/off live search, filtering
  • Ad/Text block with each list that supports any shortcode
  • Embed option. Other website owners can now embed the useful lists you create on their websites with a backlink to your own website. Great for SEO!
  • Google Analytics Integration for outbound link click tracking!
  • CSV Import to create new lists easily.
  • CSV Export your lists for backup
  • Import your exported CSV back with update lists

Staff Directory for Company Intranet :

  • Create a staff directory or employee directory that your other users can use and bookmark colleague’s details.
  • Allow any logged in user to create their own favorite List by bookmarking links from your directory lists. Very handy tool for staff or employee directory for your Intranet
  • Dynamically add or remove links from bookmark list from front end
  • Use a single master CSV file to Export and Import your directory listings


  • Creating lists is a breeze with Simple Business Directory from a user friendly interface
  • You can also build your list as CSV file in excel and import your Lists. You can export all your lists as CSV file, make changes, and import it back quickly.
  • Simple Business Directory is optimized for speed and performance in code level.

SEO Friendly:

  • Rich snippet support with JSON-LD for multi page mode.
  • The templates’ HTML are SEO friendly. h2 and h3 tags were used as appropriate. You can define if a link should be no-follow or do-follow.
  • This one-page directory plugin allows you to create a content hub and authority website.
  • Also, as part of your main website this plugin is a great addition because outbound links to relevant websites are great SEO plus marks for your website.

Monetization Option to Earn Money Online on Auto Pilot

  • Integrated PayPal payment option for user listing submission
  • Integrated Stripe payment option for user listing submission
  • Create subscription package with any amount
  • Free and/or Paid Listing to Earn Money
  • Claim Listing for a Fee
  • Define link visibility duration and your currency of payment
  • Option to Mark Paid Items as Featured.
  • Option to Show Featured Items at Top
  • AD/Text Block with each list to make money using shortcode of other plugin
  • Simple Business Directory WordPress plugin is the best way to earn money online – and the quickest. You can start making money with WordPress in 48 hours or less.

Simple Link Directory Pro comes packed with 10 fully responsive and innovative templates. We are working on more beautiful templates. If you are a blogger, webmaster, seo specialist or marketer this powerful Link Manager is an indispensable plugin for you!

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Getting Started with Simple Business Directory:

Getting up and running with Simple Business Directory could not be any easier – yet it packs all the advanced features for a power user!

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Step 1: Create Business Directory Categories

Choose a business niche you want to curate business listings for. Create a Category for that topic inside Simple Business Directory. Categories help you organize your Link Lists in the backend and easily show them on any page.

Step 2: Create Lists

A List is comprised of many business listings. Each list entry can have an image (usually site logo), site URL, a short description, phone number, full address, facebook, yelp, twitter links etc. You can add as many links under one list as you want.

Step 3: Multiple Lists

If you want to show only a few links then one list is enough. But SBD shines when you create multiple Lists with 10-20 listings under each and assign all lists on the same topic to the same category.

Step 4: Pick Style, Publish

Go to any existing page/post or create a new page/post from WordPress backend. Open the [SBD] shortcode generator from your visual editor, choose your options, generate the shortcode and publish. Voila, your business directory is now live with a gorgeous looking template.

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Upcoming Feature

The plugin is under active development. We want to work with you as we expand the plugin features so it becomes truly useful to you. If you have any feature request, let us know in the comments. We will try our very best to accommodate all reasonable feature requests.

Why Simple Business Directory Pro?

  • Developed by a company with 15+ years of experience. You can rely on us
  • Always up to date and under active development for new features
  • Extended documentation
  • Easy and Flawless Setup
  • Fully Responsive Templates
  • Multi Purpose Directory Plugin
  • Powerful List Options panel
  • Unique Features
  • Quick, Reliable, No-nonsense and Friendly One-on-One Support
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Directory Version History

Version 6.0.0 – released on May 27 – 2018
# Option added for default distance unit in setting page.

Version 5.9.0 – released on May 23 – 2018
# Map fullwidth option added.
# Fontawesome icon in extra field added.
# Enabled multiple items for claim.
# Multipage shortcode in homepage issue - fixed.

Version 5.1.0 – released on May 08 – 2018
# Add link - Select List issue fixed.
# Left filter category tab issue fixed.
# Claim Listing feature added.
# Default template & Radius search rwd issue - fixed. 
# Upvote caching issue fixed.
# Google map marker info window issue for mobile - fixed.

Version 5.1.0 – released on May 08 – 2018
# Default template & Radius search rwd issue - fixed. 
# New & featured style issue for multipage - fixed.
# Upvote caching issue fixed.
# Google marker info window issue for mobile - fixed.

Version 5.0 – released on Apr 26 – 2018
# Custom template option added.
# enable/disable distant search area in shortcode settings 
# Paypal option moved to frontend settings.
# Radius search added.
# Option added for Show Featured Item at Top
# Option added for Mark Paid Item as Featured.
# More info added like Simple Link Directory.
# Paypal recurring option added.
# Language change option added.
# Admin option added to change user links category & List in Edit page.
# Category id added in List category page.
# Category tab conflict with elementor fixed.

Version 4.4 – released on Mar 22 – 2018
# Style-1 rwd issue fixed.
# List Title Color export/import issue fixed (included all new fields).
# SLD-SBD Css conflict issue fixed.
# Warning: array_key_exists() - fixed.
# Enable Top Area by default on.

Version 4.2 – released on Mar 19 – 2018
# Option tree conflict with sld - fixed.
# Dashboard notification added for package expiration.
# Upvote issue fixed when apostrophe s at the end of the title.
# Shortcode generator text issue fixed.
# New List Tab issue fixed.

Version 3.9 – released on Mar 01 – 2018
 # Category tab hover effect added.
 # Padding changed.
 # Category tab design updated with category image.
 # Meta title, Meta description added for multipage mode.
 # Favorite by default off - done.
 # Favorite warning - fixed.
 # Category tab - map added.
 # 5 custom field added.
 # Single page design changed like SLD.
 # Latest submitted links will show first.
 # Multipage added
 # Remove wp media library from frontend submission & added custom image uploading option.
 # Visit site will hide from map if there is no website link provided or only #.

Version 3.2 – released on Feb 13 – 2018
 # Shortcode option added for rtl and filters on the left.
# Imprtoved RTL support
# mo/pot file added for multi language support with default English translation
# subscriber can view only own images uploaded in gallary.
# subscriber file upload capability - option added.
# allow any user to add link - option added.
# import encoding issue  - fixed.
# login page issue fixed.
# images not being loaded - logo.png and pwd.png - fixed.
# SLD User change to SBD User - role changed.
# filter carousel - slick disabled for category tab.
# shortcode generator conflict issue fixed.

Version 3.0 – released on Feb 07 – 2018