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Business Directory System [V4] - YouNet

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by YouNetCo

Compatibility : from 4.6.0


The booming of Social Network has created a trend in online advertising. Many businesses now look at niche social network for opportunities. Nothing can kick off a business faster than community reviews. Members of a niche social network tend to trust each other judgement and they will recommend products/services to other members if they thinks those products/services are good enough, thus potentially creates an exponential growth for businesses. When business grows, more people will know about your social network. So, as a social network owner, how do you help businesses grow? The answer lies within Business Directory

Business Directory provides Yelp-like features for niche social network. Members can create a business or claim a business created by other members. Members are able to review and rate any business that they have experienced with. “Brochure” feature allows members to print all info about a business on paper. Check-ins feature is also supported.

Product Information:


What's new in 4.02p1

  • Improve layouts

Key Features

  • Members can create their own business or create business for others to claim
  • Rate and Review
    • Users can rate up to 5 stars (the more stars the better)
    • Users can only review once
  • Print/Download as Pdf file Business detail page
  • “Work here” option allows members to claim which business that they work for
  • Check-ins are supported
  • Transfer Owner
  • Business Comparison
  • Favorite a business / Follow a business
  • Integration from other modules:
    • Blog
    • Event
    • Notice: in the current, because of the changes of phpFox V4, some of the default modules such as photo, poll, etc cannot be integrated. We will upgrade our modules to support them once the V4 has some upgrades on their modules
    • Integrate with [V4] – Social Publisher
  • Integrate with Affiliate
  • Integrate with Ultimate Videos

Front End

  • Browse Page
    • Display all businesses
    • Search box allows users to search for business quickly
    • Various blocks that provide useful info about businesses
    • 4 view modes supported
    • Subscription option sends email to subscribers when there’s new update
    • Member can quickly access their favorite and following businesses.
  • Create New Business
    • 2 types of business: personal and claiming purpose
    • Package option appears on the first page
    • Several themes to choose from
    • Category tied custom fields appear when users select a certain category
    • Preview option allows a member to preview everything they enter
  • Claim a Business
    • Users can claim ownership of a business provided that business doesn’t have an owner
    • A claim request must be approved by an administrator
  • Business Detail
    • Provide comprehensive detail of a business
    • Map section provides location detail of a business
    • Check-ins option allows members to check in a business
    • Announcement block displays announcement published by business administrator
    • FAQ is the place for viewing the questions as well as answers about the business
    • Viewers can use the contact form to post their message to the business
    • Activities are for adding/ viewing all activities of business
    • All members / followers / reviews can be seen on the corresponding pages
    • Business is integrated with various modules
      • Blog
      • Event
    • User can share/follow/ check-in/ invite members /favorite/compare/promote/report a business
  • Manage Business
    • Business owner can edit info about his business after it’s published at Edit Info page
    • Owner can see the statistics of the business at Insight page
    • Owner can add the cover photos for the business at Cover Photos page
    • Owner can manage all pages as well as add new content page at Manage Pages. An owner can also select which page to be the main page
    • Business owner can revise role of members on the Member Role Settings page and Manage Member Roles page
    • Owner can manage announcement that appears on his page at Manage Announcements page
    • Manage Modules allows owner to add content to his page such as members, blogs, events.
    • Mange Theme allows owner to change theme of his page.
    • Owner can change business package anytime at Manage Package page
  • Compare Businesses
    • User can select which businesses will be added to compare
    • User can view the differences between businesses which belong to the same category
    • User can remove some businesses from comparing page

Back End

  • Admin can add new business category
  • Admin can add new custom fields and bind them to a category
  • Add/Manage package
  • Manage business
  • Manage business creator: allow only certain members to create business for a claim
  • Manage comparison: what data can be compared
  • Manage transaction
  • Manage claim request
  • Email template
  • Global settings: general settings for business directory
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