Make my Directory site work like the demo

Hi,

I'm liking Directory a lot and have decided to go with it for my client. Some questions to make it all work like the demo site: http://thewpdirectoryplugin.com/

1) The demo shows little pictures in the list: http://thewpdirectoryplugin.com/regional/museum/. How is that done?

2) The demo won't let people add stars unless they are logged in. My version seems to let anyone press stars over and over again, but just no written reviews without login. How do I fix this, or will this be fixed in the next beta?

3) How do I set the system up for more than one level - people who can post and people who can only review. It seems the systems signup only allows for one level, people who can list. I want some people to pay and others to be free. I only want the free ones to be able to rate the paid ones.

4) What happens with missed recurring payments? Is there any ping system, or should I ping via PayPal? Should I use the Membership Plugin to get more control and the members financial area?

5) Is there any way to "skin" the Listings and the User Profile. I've never been that thrilled with trying to get people to use the WordPress gears without my own comments and guidance.

6) How do you manage for total Listings allowed per user?

7) The most recent beta seems really great. What's the lead time to closer on this version?

8) Is there anyone reading this who has the skills and would like to assist me with any custom development beyond these questions?

THANKS!!

Mark Winstein

  • DavidM

    Hiya Mark,

    1) The demo shows little pictures in the list: http://thewpdirectoryplugin.com/regional/museum/. How is that done?

    Those appear to be featured images, which you can see more about through the following:
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/featured-image

    2) The demo won't let people add stars unless they are logged in. My version seems to let anyone press stars over and over again, but just no written reviews without login. How do I fix this, or will this be fixed in the next beta?

    Hmm, the stars aren't constantly being ranked or tallied over and over, are they? If instead they allow you to change the votes you've made in the past, that could be considered a feature, though something to definitely look at providing an option for.

    Also, are you using the beta version from the following thread?
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/topic/new-directory-plugin-version-20-beta

    3) How do I set the system up for more than one level - people who can post and people who can only review. It seems the systems signup only allows for one level, people who can list. I want some people to pay and others to be free. I only want the free ones to be able to rate the paid ones.

    As noted below, Membership can definitely help you to achieve a multi-level system, but by default, Directory doesn't provide for that type of setup itself.

    4) What happens with missed recurring payments? Is there any ping system, or should I ping via PayPal? Should I use the Membership Plugin to get more control and the members financial area?

    The Membership plugin would definitely allow you more control over that, as well as other items you've mentioned. It provides for a Ping and Communication system that you can use to accomplish most any communication-based task, and the payment gateway setup is much more robust.

    5) Is there any way to "skin" the Listings and the User Profile. I've never been that thrilled with trying to get people to use the WordPress gears without my own comments and guidance.

    I'm not quite sure what you mean by this, do you mean skinning the WordPress admin area?

    6) How do you manage for total Listings allowed per user?

    Currently, there's not a way to limit listings as such. The following plugin may help to achieve that, though I haven't tried it in a while myself and don't know how well it works at this point.
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bainternet-posts-creation-limits/

    7) The most recent beta seems really great. What's the lead time to closer on this version?

    We can't give an ETA on that, but the developer is hard at work to get that all ready for release!

    8) Is there anyone reading this who has the skills and would like to assist me with any custom development beyond these questions?

    Hopefully some of the developers around here will catch wind of this thread, but you could always post to the job board or check out the developer listing here on site.
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/wpmu-jobs/

    Cheers,
    David

  • Mark Winstein

    Stars are being easily marked and tallied over and over again by the same unlogged-in user. The functionality on my site is completely different than on the demo site. Is this a bug? Which version is on the demo site? I will test that version, too.

    So, can I definitely combine Membership and Directory? Can Membership be used to set "roles"?

    By skinning, I mean to make the WP user interface a lot more simplified for normal non-geek users of our Directory.

    Thanks - I'm hoping to post something real for my client tomorrow - your answers here will make all the difference.

  • Philip John

    Hiya!

    Just checking if it was eventually resolved in another thread? Or by yourself separately to us? Or by us over email with you? Or using our live support?

    If so, no need to reply, that's great news.

    If not, could you let us know by re-opening this topic, and we'll get onto it and helping you out asap!

    Otherwise, happy days, glad you got it sorted :slight_smile:

    Cheers,
    Phil

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