Setting up a startup in the area of company listing is always one of the interesting topics which entrepreneurs select for their new business journey. In this article, we are going to explain how you can set up your startup with Listdom which is the best WordPress company listing plugin.
WordPress CMS and Listdom Plugin
WordPress is the best CMS in the market which you can create a website with ease to use and modern features. You can work with this powerful CMS without having technical knowledge and you will deal only with a simple backend to configure everything. On the other hand, with WordPress you cannot create company listing websites so Listdom as the best plugin in this area will help you to create your listing website as simple as WordPress itself. This plugin extends functionality of WordPress by native functionalities that it provides.
Listdom Lite: Highly Recommended and Free
Listdom Lite is a wonderful free WordPress company listing plugin which is available in the WordPress repository. It provides so many crucial functionalities with modern and ease to use features. For example categorize options, add listings, show listings, create search forms dynamically, and use Google Maps and so many other wonderful options. In this section we are going to explain how to use them.
First of all, we will talk about categorized options which allow you to organize the listings in different entities like categories, locations, features, tags, and labels. Listdom provides you all these options and you can go to the Listings menu in WordPress backend and define those options. For example “Software Company” is a good example for a category option.
After that you need to add listings which are company items in your business. In order to do this you need to click on the “Add Listing” menu of the Listing menu and then specify company title, description, featured image, gallery, contact information, price range, working hours, select categorized options, and publish the listings.
Then you need to show added companies or listings in the front-end. Listdom simply allows you to show listings in more than 90 different skins and styles like map view, grid view, list view, list+grid view, half map view, table view, carousel view, slider view, cover view and etc. Please head over to the Shortcode menu of Listdom menu and add your Listings list shortcode.
Next item which is so essential for your website is configuring search forms. In Listdom you can define search forms dynamically and according to your business plan. Go to the “Search Builder” menu of Listdom and create your search form with drag and drop tools.
Finally we will talk about the Listdom settings which are accessible from the Settings menu. Here you can add Google Map API keys to use Google Maps, define colors, URL slugs, archive pages, details pages and …
Listdom Pro: Always the Best Solution
If you are looking for a paid WordPress company listing plugin, Listdom Pro is the best choice in the market. It provides so many amazing features and in this section, we are going to explain how to use some of the most important ones like front-end add/manage to list, attributes (custom fields), OpenStreetMap, embed codes, and interactive map searches.
First of all, if you need that your visitors and users add their company listings from the front-end without accessing the WordPress back-end, it is so essential to have front-end add/manage listings functionality. In order to have this functionality, you just need to add Listdom dashboard shortcode to a WordPress normal page and then you will have this amazing feature.
After that, each company category may need different fields in the company listing form and it will be necessary to have attributes (custom fields) feature. Lesdom Pro provides you with custom fields features and you can easily add custom fields to form without requiring any technical knowledge and from WordPress menus. Head over to the Attributes submenu of the Listing menu and add the custom fields for all categories or per category.
The next essential feature which we will talk about is OpenStreetMap which is a free map provider and you can use it without concerning to have API keys and paid map providers. When you install Pro version Leaflet will add to the map providers as an option and you can select that to use OpenStreetMap.
Finally, we will talk about adding YouTube videos to the company details page and the Interactive map search feature. When you add a listing you can add YouTube videos as embed code and it will help the company details page be more attractive. Also, we Interactive map search feature users can see the listings on an area by moving map location.
Listdom Addons: Extend Functionalities and Be the Best
Listdom has more than 20 add-ons which each add-on gives you unique functionalities and makes a big difference between you and your competitor platforms. For example, Listdom Android/IOS mobile apps give the ability to be on visitors’ and users’ mobile devices. Also with Listdom Subscription Add-on, you can charge users when they want to add their listings.
There are so many other wonderful and unique add-ons that you can see on Listdom official Add-ons page.
Listdom Lite, Listdom Pro, Listdom Add-ons are the best available WordPress company listing plugin solutions that help you to set up your online platform as simple as possible. You can work with these plugins without any technical knowledge and they are working as WordPress structures. Also, Listdom team is ready to help you to do this and you are not alone in this way.