Reviews in Directory Plugin


I am trying to setup your directory plugin for a business association site. I see in your screen shots that you have reviews as a custom field. Can you explain how the reviews can be added? I’ve created a post type for the reviews and a bunch of custom fields for the directory listings. Not exactly sure how the reviews would connect to the specific business being reviewed. It would be really awesome if you guys could provide a working demo of this plugin.



  • DavidM
    • DEV MAN’s Mascot

    Hello John,

    The reviews are actually achieved by way of custom functions built into the plugin rather than by custom fields. And to get an idea for how to work with them you can check out the single.php file in the plugin’s themes/default/ folder.

    You’ll find the following on line 13 of single.php:

    <?php do_action('sr_avg_rating'); ?><br />

    You can also see how all the single directory listing pages are handled in this file as well.

    And we are working on a demonstration site for the plugin. Should be available rather soon.! :slight_smile:



  • gogetter
    • New Recruit

    Hi David,

    Will the review functiuonality allow me to build a local business review site similar to Yelp, for example (hopefully less cluttered)? If so, I would like to learn more details of how it can be done.

    If not, can you accept this reviews funstiuonality as a feature request?


  • Mason
    • DEV MAN’s Sidekick

    Hiya gogetter,

    One way to do this would be to use our Post Voting plugin. You could then assign voting to the directory_listing post type only. Our Post Voting plugin comes with loads of ways to insert voting and provides a variety of graphics to display the votes.

    It’s a bit different from ratings as its’ just up or down, but it’s a very simple way to get started. Otherwise there’s also the freely available ratings plugin here:

    Hope that helps.

  • Mason
    • DEV MAN’s Sidekick


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