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HI! is there an option where only registered user can view the clients detailed page… and unregistered user only the first part?

That is not an option for this plugin.

HI good day! I want to buy this theme but would just ask 1 question. does it allow you to upload or import bunch of datas or listing in this theme? like I have a csv of my listing data. Thanks! :)

You’ll need to use a third party plugin and make sure that all of the fields are correctly mapped. I can’t promise which importer plugins will work.

but this plugin will allow to import csv? and it can allow logins for other people?

It should allow importing. What do you mean by logins from other people? If you have other users on your site with the right permissions, they will be allowed to see and edit the listings.

Hi, I have bought this theme awhile ago. but I’m having issues on installing this one. “The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.” what to do? Thanks!

It’s not a theme, it’s a plugin. You need to go to Plugins->Add New-> Upload.

Hi there, quick question, do you know how to translate the “Previous Listings” at the bottom of the search results?

I have just submitted an update to CodeCanyon that should allow you to translate those links. You should get an email when the update is available.

Your demo site seems to be currently down. Is there another link to see a demo for your plugin?

Demo site is fixed.

No problem


vippt Purchased


First of all the link for the support website is not working

Oops! That page can’t be found.

It looks like nothing was found at this location. Maybe try one of the links below or a search?

My question is, is it possible to add a listing contact form? Is there any way to do it? Thank you

Thanks for letting me know. I’ll get that sorted out. Can you give me more details about what you want? Do you mean a contact form on a listing, or a form that allows users to create listings? Let me know.

I bought the Simple Directory Pro and have it installed. My question is when I click on Add a New Listing I don’t see the Featured Image so I can’t add a company logo. I do get the featured image in regular posts but not when trying to add a listing. How can I turn on Featured IMage?

This may be a limitation of your theme. Please send me a username and password for your site, as well as FTP credentials, and I’ll see if I can fix it.

Don’t post those here! Please send them to michael[at]lautman[dot]ca.

Hi. Pre-sale question: what payment methods are availible for customer, who want to pay for premium listing?

For the moment, the payment methods not fully functional. You will need a third-party plugin to do that. However, that feature will be part of the next major release, which will be available in a couple of months.

still issues with your support on your site…

but that said…

the pro version is causing issues when I try to “update” anything…ie create a new page…click publish…page goes to a white screen

same for updating or adding anything to the site…

ie updating a widget updating plugins

when I tried to uninstall and reinstall the plugin I get this error as well

The plugin generated 14 characters of unexpected output during activation. If you notice “headers already sent” messages, problems with syndication feeds or other issues, try deactivating or removing this plugin.

it seems to update…if I back out and reload the item…ie edit page screen…

but I have to back out every time

Sorry to hear about the problems. Can you please send me login and FTP info for your site to michael[at]lautman[dot]ca? I’ll take a look.

Im sure there is a basic answer to this, but I want a page that just displays the categories. For example on my site – LS26.org.uk (a work in progress) the drop down menu LS26 Business Directory shows two categories I have created. When these categories are clicked on they correctly show the listings. However, if someone just clicks LS26 Business Directory and ignores the drop down menu it shows every listing in alphabetic order regardless of the category. What I want is for this to show only the categories and nothing else. Please help a wordpress nubile!

You need to create a page and use the [sdp_list_categories] to show all the categories. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Hi Michael, I’m having some layout issues with Pro. Namely, the details on individual listings show up twice, and maps don’t show up on category listings. Both these issues occur only when Pro is enabled. Also the support link does not work which is why I am contacting you this way. Any help is appreciated, thanks!

emmettmcp thanks for getting in touch. I’m sorry that you are having trouble. Can you send me login and FTP details for your site to michael[at]lautman[dot]ca I’ll take a look.


bsntech Purchased

Just purchased. How can I create my own template files for the category page and the category listing pages so they won’t get overwritten with any plugin updates?

I’m working on that feature for the pro version right now. The update will be available soon. However, if you need it sooner, I can walk you through it.


bsntech Purchased

Thank you. I did go in and modify the pro-category-listing.php file (I think that is the name of it) to modify the display of the listings for the categories. Didn’t want them to link to individual listings and also wanted to have three columns – one for address, one for phone, and one for website. Just hope it doesn’t get overwritten.

Unfortunately, as it stands it will get overwritten, even if I make it easier to use in future versions. I suggest that you keep a backup of your file. Also, you should move a copy of the file into your theme’s root directory and rename it category-listing.php. That way you’ll be ready when the update comes.


Question before purchase

Our project is to create a directory with your plugin possible. Like on the demo here https://script.arfooo.com/demo/ , and do you have the same functions as this plugin here https://script.arfooo.com/

1) Does your plugin have the same features as this script here https://script.arfooo.com/

2) Recommends you to install, your plugin with which template? For example, the DIVI template?

3) Is your plugin compatible with security plugin

4) Possible to translate your plugin in French

5) For your plugin to work, do we have to buy another plugin?

6) Would it be possible to have a demo account, to test your plugin

Thank you

I can certainly set up a demo for you. However, the plugin doesn’t have all of the features of the one you mentioned… other than being made for WordPress. Simple Directory Pro is compatible with most security plugins and themes (although there are no guarantees). If you have problems with theme compatibility, I will gladly help you out. You don’t need to buy any other plugins, but you do need to install Piklist and Simple Directory, both of which are free.

Hi, I’ve just purchased and downloaded this plugin. I’m getting an error: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘else’ (T_ELSE) in /var/www/clients/client1/web1/web/appguv/wp-content/plugins/simple-directory-pro/includes/template-loader.php on line 34

what should I do? Also, I can not create a support ticket, as the registration on your support portal is closed.

Sorry about the delay. I’ll look for the error. In the meantime, can you send me login details for your site to michael[at]lautman[dot]ca?

I can’t live preview before of buy. Please, can you fix it? Thanks

A brand-new demo site is under development. It will be ready soon. Thanks for being patient.

Please visit https://simpledirectory.press/demo to see the plugin in action.


wdnews Purchased

I just tried to install Simple Directory Pro… and it goes…. Unpacking the package…. Installing the plugin… The package could not be installed. No valid plugins were found. Plugin install failed…

Can someone please help me.

Sorry for the delay getting in touch. Can you please send me your website and login credentials to michael[at]lautman[dot]ca so that I can see what’s happening?

Please download and install the most recent version of Simple Directory Pro.

Hi, do you have the option to find a listing based on the geo localisation, like 5 – 10 – 30 km around ? if yes, in a specific category or sub category ? thanks

No. It’s in the works, but the plugin doesn’t currently support geolocation.

Hi: I am looking for a directory for a client of mine and wanted to see whether user editing (where people can submit/edit their own listings) might be available. Or, does the Admin of the website have to control adding and editing all listings? I saw some questions about this a few years ago, and am not sure whether this has been added to the plugin or not. Thanks so much for the assistance.

This feature was never fully developed, and although it is built in to Simple Directory Pro, it is still very much beta. Currently, the admin needs to handle the final publication of listings (even thought they can be user-submitted.

Hi, i have a simple question. I’m searching for a plugin to do something like this: http://www.florenceperiogroup.com/soci.php

The user should be able to coose a Region of Italy and then a province from that region to find out the members in that region and in that province.

Is this possible with your plugin?


Currently, on category pages, a user can look for listings in a particular city. Sorting by region first could be arranged.