Best Business Directory script

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I know there are posts on this but I cant find them - I'm after opinions on Business directory scripts I can use for Aussie businesses - must have radius search & preferred listings- Ive looked at-
Joomla Extensions Sigsiu - its free but the add ons mentioned above
are pricey - and there is a lot to learn to run it
otherwise phpMyDirectory - Web Portal, Business Directory, Classifieds, Link Indexing is looking a better option - with add ons its a bit cheaper and looks easier to use -
Do you know of any others that have radius search (for aust.) & preferred listings
Thanks in advance
Danny
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  • Profile picture of the author jonhel
    Danny,

    Have you checked out esyndicat at esyndicat.com?

    I used it a while ago and it was very good although I'm not sure about your radius search query.

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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    I also have a site with PHP Link Directory Script, but there are times I wish I had went with PHPMyDirectory
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    • Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      I also have a site with PHP Link Directory Script, but there are times I wish I had went with PHPMyDirectory
      Why do you feel phpMyDirectory might have been better for you?

      I'm considering both scripts. Thanks very much in advance for your reply!
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Turner
    Hi Guys - thanks for the input
    both look good but dont have radius search (sorts listings by proximity to a nominated zip code)
    Directory Script, Free Directory Software :: eSyndiCat Directory Software - looks easy to use
    I like the article submission feature on PHP Link Directory Script
    thanks again
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  • Profile picture of the author ronnlisa
    You may want to check out BizDirectory at idevspot.com. I use it for my cities Business Directory. It uses Google Maps and will search by zip code, region, county and also country.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Turner
    hi ronnlisa,
    thanks for your input
    I had looked at BizDirectory 2.x :: Business Directory Software :: PHP & MySQL but had dismissed it as too basic but maybe a bit hasty there
    the beauty of a radius search script is it has all zip codes (postcodes in Aus)
    with lattitude and longitude built in so it will bring up all listing in order of proximity to zipcode searched - with a simple zipcode search if there are no exact matches you get "no matches found" at which point you think mmm useless site and move on....
    the Joomla Sigsiu addon has stacks of countries covered where phpMyDirectory has Nth America UK and Aus

    Thanks again for input - if anyone has any others I'm sure someone will be interested - perhaps you could include favourite features - why you use it
    cheers
    Danny
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  • Profile picture of the author SwissMarketer
    Hi,

    I'm looking for a business directory script which is in German (and if possible also in French and Italian)...

    It's is hard to do good internet services and products in Switzerland, due the 4 national languages...

    I'm thankfull for every help...
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    • Profile picture of the author Danny Turner
      Originally Posted by SwissMarketer View Post

      Hi,

      I'm looking for a business directory script which is in German (and if possible also in French and Italian)...

      It's is hard to do good internet services and products in Switzerland, due the 4 national languages...

      I'm thankfull for every help...
      I went with phpMyDirectory - Web Portal, Business Directory, Classifieds, Link Indexing - so far very happy - has the zip/radial search and a German language option
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    • Profile picture of the author SMazinTX
      Originally Posted by SwissMarketer View Post

      Hi,

      I'm looking for a business directory script which is in German (and if possible also in French and Italian)...

      It's is hard to do good internet services and products in Switzerland, due the 4 national languages...

      I'm thankfull for every help...
      Have a look at Web 2.0 Directory - it claims translations into up to 18 languages based upon the individual user's preference.

      It can be found at salephpscripts. c o m
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    • Profile picture of the author dvduval
      Originally Posted by SwissMarketer View Post

      Hi,

      I'm looking for a business directory script which is in German (and if possible also in French and Italian)...

      It's is hard to do good internet services and products in Switzerland, due the 4 national languages...

      I'm thankfull for every help...
      Note that phpLD has a translation widget. We also have done many customizations over the years that are more extensive. phpLD has a GREAT German translation already, and had been translated into many languages.
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      • Profile picture of the author Devid Farah
        Hey,

        the best,in my opinion, is PHP Link Directory Script.

        This is due to the multiple functionality that it possesses. You can use articles as well as other services.

        The key here is that you should really use Wordpress and get some script to work with it via a Plugin.
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        • Profile picture of the author dvduval
          Originally Posted by Devid Farah View Post

          Hey,

          the best,in my opinion, is PHP Link Directory Script.

          This is due to the multiple functionality that it possesses. You can use articles as well as other services.

          The key here is that you should really use Wordpress and get some script to work with it via a Plugin.
          I hear you about the plugin. We get a lot of requests for Wordpress integrations and we have already been working with a few customers on this. We also have built a clientele of customers who come to us for wordpress work. So I anticipate "something" to be released that will fulfill this obvious need. Thanks for your vote of confidence in us.
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  • Profile picture of the author jn.rounak
    no1 in all the catagry will be phpld no doubt
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  • Profile picture of the author JOHN_RODRIGUEZ
    I just picked up DirectoryPress - Wordpress Directory Theme, but I haven't played with it enough to give you a recommendation.

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  • Profile picture of the author theseowork
    I using Php link directory it is best for me and may be you also...
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    • Profile picture of the author dvduval
      Originally Posted by theseowork View Post

      I using Php link directory it is best for me and may be you also...
      Thank you for the recommendation. Yes, our script is on well over 100,000 sites and is easy to customize too, and all open source, and we are known for our excellent support.
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      • Originally Posted by dvduval View Post

        Thank you for the recommendation. Yes, our script is on well over 100,000 sites and is easy to customize too, and all open source, and we are known for our excellent support.
        Can you tell us if this script can run on a wordpress site? What I mean is that I have a WP site, and want to set up something like this:

        mysite.com/directory - where the directory is displayed for my members

        Also, I'd like to know if it allows a free listing submission (requiring approval by me) and also a premium listing (they get more visibility & 'highlighted' listing in the directory). Is this kind of set up possible with phpLD ?

        Can you explain how this can be done with your script? Thanks!
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        • Profile picture of the author dvduval
          Originally Posted by InquisitiveMarketer View Post

          Can you tell us if this script can run on a wordpress site? What I mean is that I have a WP site, and want to set up something like this:

          mysite.com/directory - where the directory is displayed for my members

          Also, I'd like to know if it allows a free listing submission (requiring approval by me) and also a premium listing (they get more visibility & 'highlighted' listing in the directory). Is this kind of set up possible with phpLD ?

          Can you explain how this can be done with your script? Thanks!

          Sorry that I missed your question!

          We setup phpLD sites alongside wordpress all the time. It would be setup in a separate folder just as you said. Regular or Featured listings are easily done in phpLD. Featured in phpLD means Top of the Category page and often more prominently displayed.

          Deeper integration is possible too like logging in to wordpress also logs you into phpLD, or showing data from phpLD in wordpress. We are actually working with some customers now on a wordpress phpLD bridge and that is coming along nicely but not quite available to the public. That said, lots of people (example) have phpld and wordpress running on the same site.
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          • Originally Posted by dvduval View Post

            Sorry that I missed your question!

            We setup phpLD sites alongside wordpress all the time. It would be setup in a separate folder just as you said. Regular or Featured listings are easily done in phpLD. Featured in phpLD means Top of the Category page and often more prominently displayed.

            Deeper integration is possible too like logging in to wordpress also logs you into phpLD, or showing data from phpLD in wordpress. We are actually working with some customers now on a wordpress phpLD bridge and that is coming along nicely but not quite available to the public. That said, lots of people (example) have phpld and wordpress running on the same site.
            Thanks for your reply here. The pet hotel directory looks absolutely great! Can you tell me, was much customization (esp. of code or WP) needed for this nice looking site, or can this be done just with the admin panel? If customization, did you do it? Or, did she have to hire someone to customize it. Do you provide support if a buyer wishes to customize the appearance or functions?

            Thanks again.
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            • Profile picture of the author dvduval
              Originally Posted by InquisitiveMarketer View Post

              Thanks for your reply here. The pet hotel directory looks absolutely great! Can you tell me, was much customization (esp. of code or WP) needed for this nice looking site, or can this be done just with the admin panel? If customization, did you do it? Or, did she have to hire someone to customize it. Do you provide support if a buyer wishes to customize the appearance or functions?

              Thanks again.
              I'll give you what I feel is an honest answer where I am not trying to "push" phpLD only...

              A script is a "base" for starting a web directory. Every successful website I have ever seen has been customized, and the more successful the site, the more it has been customized.

              I think most modern scripts have such a base where you can get something setup and meet initial goals. In our case, you can setup categories, receive submissions including paid, and there are many, many configuration options.

              So if you are sort of working from a shoestring budget or just wanting to test the waters, really most scripts in this thread should not involve a large investment. We have the special offer to make it easier for people.

              That said, whether you choose our script or another, a successful site is always the result of progress over time. Lots of people make money with our script with little or no customization, but others such as the pet hotels site have done enormous customization.

              Here is an article about running a professional directory from someone I see here on WF sometimes that has done very well. It is always good to study what others have done before jumping in without a parachute!
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              • Originally Posted by dvduval View Post

                I'll give you what I feel is an honest answer where I am not trying to "push" phpLD only...

                A script is a "base" for starting a web directory. Every successful website I have ever seen has been customized, and the more successful the site, the more it has been customized.

                I think most modern scripts have such a base where you can get something setup and meet initial goals. In our case, you can setup categories, receive submissions including paid, and there are many, many configuration options.

                So if you are sort of working from a shoestring budget or just wanting to test the waters, really most scripts in this thread should not involve a large investment. We have the special offer to make it easier for people.

                That said, whether you choose our script or another, a successful site is always the result of progress over time. Lots of people make money with our script with little or no customization, but others such as the pet hotels site have done enormous customization.

                Here is an article about running a professional directory from someone I see here on WF sometimes that has done very well. It is always good to study what others have done before jumping in without a parachute!
                Thanks for the thoughtful response. Mainly I'm interest to know what kind of work is involved in creating a nice 'look and feel' to the pages (css? html knowledge? what else?)

                Is there a free database of all cities in the USA within each state, or that already included? I'd like to load such data into the database so when visitors search for a city (within a given state) they can easily find it. Thanks
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                • Profile picture of the author dvduval
                  Originally Posted by InquisitiveMarketer View Post

                  Thanks for the thoughtful response. Mainly I'm interest to know what kind of work is involved in creating a nice 'look and feel' to the pages (css? html knowledge? what else?)

                  Is there a free database of all cities in the USA within each state, or that already included? I'd like to load such data into the database so when visitors search for a city (within a given state) they can easily find it. Thanks
                  If you are good with CSS and HTML, you will have little trouble locating the files to edit them. Nearly all of the design is with CSS.

                  We do have such a database, but I don't recommend creating a large site with a bunch of empty pages. These are often referred to as "Stub Pages" and can be a negative to the search engines. Our latest only shows city results for cities that actually have listings in the database.
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  • Profile picture of the author markfail
    i recommend DirectoryPress, by far the best directory script

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  • Profile picture of the author MrFume
    Hi there, I have been after a decent business directory solution for a long time, I am currently using the Wordpress 'Local Places' theme created by Josh of N7 Themes, if you are after a good looking, configurable Wordpress solution this is about the best value for money I can find-about 67 bucks, you can search for this on the Warrior Forum.
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    • Originally Posted by MrFume View Post

      Hi there, I have been after a decent business directory solution for a long time, I am currently using the Wordpress 'Local Places' theme created by Josh of N7 Themes, if you are after a good looking, configurable Wordpress solution this is about the best value for money I can find-about 67 bucks, you can search for this on the Warrior Forum.
      Thanks for the info. Can you point us to a site you're using it on?
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      • Profile picture of the author MrFume
        This site is not yet fully stocked, I am still loading Yellabot categories, but will give you a general idea: Vicparkbusinesses.com | A Local Directory For Business

        I am not an affiliate of the product, but perhaps I should be!
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        • Profile picture of the author dvduval
          Originally Posted by MrFume View Post

          This site is not yet fully stocked, I am still loading Yellabot categories, but will give you a general idea..
          Nice yes, looks good so far! Here is phpLD pretty much doing the same thing
          phpLD with map
          You can set the zoom level of the map in a similar way, search by location, etc.
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          • Originally Posted by dvduval View Post

            Nice yes, looks good so far! Here is phpLD pretty much doing the same thing
            phpLD with map
            You can set the zoom level of the map in a similar way, search by location, etc.
            dvduval: Can you answer my questions about your script above in my post #20 ?

            I'm very interested to know more about the features, and how it works. Thanks.
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          • Originally Posted by dvduval View Post

            Nice yes, looks good so far! Here is phpLD pretty much doing the same thing
            phpLD with map
            You can set the zoom level of the map in a similar way, search by location, etc.
            Regarding search by location. Can someone search (essentially, BROWSE, all businesses in a certain USA State? Or zip code?

            I'd like a feature that will always return the nearest entries, in order of distance (even if there is no listing in the city someone is searching/browsing). This is so that a search never turns up empty. Does that make sense, and is it possible with phpLD ?
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  • Profile picture of the author DennisM
    Whatever wordpress directory script you decide to use I highly recommend WP Robot plugin. This plugin will allow you to auto update content keeping your site fresh looking and all hands off. This plugin will pull from sources such as Yahoo News! and Yelp business reviews for starters.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author jking1
    someone selling script on fiverr site. I will send you link once I back to my home.
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    • Profile picture of the author dvduval
      Originally Posted by jking1 View Post

      someone selling script on fiverr site. I will send you link once I back to my home.
      I hope you are alright. Did you make it home?

      I am not convinced a script sold for $5 on Fiverr is going be professional, but would love to see it.
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      Originally Posted by Directory Commerce View Post

      hi iam using directorycommerce one of the best directory script you can try also
      Congrats on using your own software! That is how I started. 加油
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