Academic directory plugin recommendation needed

Dear friend,I am looking for a good directory plugin to list schools,colleges and universities etc. of my locality in an attractive way.May you pls recommend one?

Thanks
Monsur

  • Adam Czajczyk

    Hello Monsur,

    I hope you're well today and thank you for your question!

    I'll start with suggesting taking a look (and giving a try!) at our own Directory plugin. You'll find it here:

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/wordpress-directory/

    It would be great however if you could elaborate a bit more on what features would you expect and how the site should work/look/behave. This may help me/us give you more specific and accurate suggestions.

    Best regards,
    Adam

  • Abu Monsur

    Thank you very much.I saw it before .
    Is it possible to add a category based image with category name on home page?

    Is it possible to customize the search feature ?I want that people will be able to search with academy name ,location/sub location,category etc. ,also better if there is radius search

    I want that schools will be able to list all the related info of their schools like we do in a business directory .

    I will tell later if anything is in mind .Mind is bad since my site is not loading http://bdnews.one

    I enabled the defender plugin but still got hacked ,2 other sites have the same problem
    Hostgator said I need to hire an anti hacker or service like sitelock
    N.B.I just heard that except me my friends are able to visit the site.I also saw that I can visit if I disable my antivirus or I see ''connection was reset'' problem
    Any suggestion pls?

  • Adam Czajczyk

    Hello Monsur!

    Is it possible to add a category based image with category name on home page?

    Category images are not supported "out of the box" but I think it could be done with a little bit of an additional code or this additional plugin:

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wpcustom-category-image/

    Is it possible to customize the search feature ?I want that people will be able to search with academy name ,location/sub location,category etc. ,also better if there is radius search

    Directory listings are post of custom post type. Therefore although the plugin itself doesn't include extremely customizable search feature, you may use any search plugin that supports custom post type such as e.g. "Advanced Custom Post Search":

    https://pl.wordpress.org/plugins/advanced-custom-post-search/

    You could even use our CustomPress plugin to modify/customize listings if you wish (e.g. include some additional fields):

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/custompress/

    As for "hacked site" issue. Please note that nor Defender neither other security plugin will 100% protect your site. There's no such tool that could prevent each and every kind and attempt of attack/hacking. Defender does harden your site efficiently preventing a lot of attacks and removing security vulnerabilities but unfortunately there's always a chance that something "bad" happens. The risk is higher if the site got "hacked" before security tools were implemented on it.

    I'd agree with Hostgator's suggestions on this and would also advise hiring WP security pro to review and clear the site. You may want to ask for such help at our "Jobs & Pros" job board (please note: no WPMU DEV staff involved!) here:

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/wordpress-development/

    In case you had any other/additinal security related questions, please start a separate thread on our forum.

    Best regards,
    Adam

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