We’re pleased to announce a new release of Directory:
With version 2.1 we’ve done a substantial amount of work under the hood to get this plugin going!
Here’s what’s happened:
Directory now runs on a full copy of CustomPress. In fact, you could think of it as the Directory Edition of CustomPress. This means it’s got a heap of power backing it. You can add custom taxonomies and fields anyway ya like! CustomPress creates the fields, assigns them to the directory listing post type and provides the embed code for you to implement it into your theme.
We’ve done a complete code cleanup from start to finish. Now, you can quickly get started with our default directory theme (included) and various styles. This is the perfect solution if you have a directory-focused site that you’re wanting to get up and running quickly.
If you already have a site and are looking to implement a directory component, we have you covered here as well. New shortcodes allow you to implement directory listings and ready-made grid layouts.
We’re also providing shortcodes for the other directory elements such as signup, purchase, and view listing buttons (to name a few) so that these elements can also be inserted into any theme.
Currently Directory supports the PayPal Express gateway or Free listing options. Very soon you’ll see heaps of new gateways as we migrate the most popular ones from the awesome MarketPress plugin. Additionally, we’ve got more in the works for specific BuddyPress support, front-end listing creation (already present, but more on the way here) and various types of multisite integration.
Again, the main idea behind the latest release is to sure-up the code base and bring a quality product to the lineup as a basis for more feature development and improvements from here on out.
If you’ve used Directory previously or are looking to get started on a new project this is the version to get started with. We welcome your feedback and you can expect quite a bit more over the next little bit in terms of additional features.
To that end, if you give it a try, let us know what you think below and what items you’d like to see added. Arnold’s the mastermind behind this product and he’ll be following along here and on future threads.