Free Listings

How can I allow for free listings to be added but require approval before showing?

  • DavidM
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    Hi urwordpressdiva,

    The current release version of Directory can provide for free listings by relying on the standard WordPress registration process, where you'd specify "Directory Member" as the New User Default Role in Settings > General.

    With that, new signups will default to Directory Members.

    To make it so that approvals are required before the listings are actually posted, you would have to make a slight alteration to the user capabilities for the Directory Member, best done using the Role Editor plugin:

    What you'll want to do is edit the Directory Member role and untick the Publish Listing option. That will entail that users can then only save listings as Drafts. At that point, the Admin can Publish them. Here's a quick illustration of that unticked option.

    That said, Directory's undergoing a pretty massive revamp and is currently available in the following thread in beta version form, if you're interested in giving that a go!

    Hope this helps!


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