Directory Apps

You can enhance the directory functionality with multiple directory applications that can be found on our store. It is possible for the apps to be installed in groups.

JBD Stripe

J-BusinessDirectory Stripe is a payment plugin that provides the possibility to receive payment using Stripe payment gateway. You can find more information on this payment processor here: https://www.cmsjunkie.com/docs/jbusinessdirectory/businessdiradmin.html#stripe-payment-processor

Installing the application

To begin the installation of the J-BusinessDirectory Stripe application, log in into your Joomla backend, access the directory dashboard and follow the steps as described below:

  • In the main dashboard, you will be presented with the Directory Apps section.

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  • Click the Install button (on the bottom of the Directory Apps section).

  • Choose your downloaded JBD Stripe archive (jbd-stripe.zip).

  • You will receive a confirmation message upon successful installation completion

Setup and configuration

When the application is installed, in the payment processors section the new Stripe payment processor will be shown. The site administrator has to complete the details, make the processor available for the front-end and also choose for which of the apps this processor will be used.

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How it works

Once all the details are completed, the payment processor will be available on the payment screen, where it can be chosen by the front-end user and be used to compete the payment for the desired item.

JBD Stripe Subscription

J-BusinessDirectory Subscriptions is a payment plugin based on Stripe Subscriptions that enables the receiving of a recurring payment. It provides the possibility of having subscriptions only in J-BusinessDirectory extension. You can find more information on this payment processor here: https://www.cmsjunkie.com/docs/jbusinessdirectory/businessdiradmin.html#stripe-subscriptions-payment-processor

Installing the application

To begin the installation of the J-BusinessDirectory Stripe Subscriptions application, log in into your Joomla backend, access the directory dashboard and follow the steps as described below:

  • In the main dashboard, you will be presented with the Directory Apps section.

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  • Click the Install button (on the bottom of the Directory Apps section).

  • Choose your downloaded JBD Stripe Subscriptions archive (jbd-stripe-subscription.zip).

  • You will receive a confirmation message upon successful installation completion

Setup and configuration

When the application is installed, in the payment processors section the new Stripe Subscription payment processor will be shown. The site administrator has to complete the details, make the processor available for the front-end and also choose for which of the apps this processor will be used.

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How it works

You will have to fill in the configuration parameters and make sure that the payment processor is enabled.

  • Name – the name of the processor that will be displayed on front-end

  • Type – the type of the processor. This is currently used for coding purposes

  • Timeout – time allocated until a pending payment will expire

  • Services - select in which service you want to use the payment processor

  • Mode – the mode the processor is in: Live or Test

  • Status – set whether the processor is active or disabled.

  • Display Front - set whether want to show on front or not

  • Secret key - provided by Stripe (check the image below)

  • Publishable key - provided by Stripe (published key)

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The payment works in the following way.

1. The site admin has to create packages with a defined period of time and desired features on directory extension.

2. The site admin will create payment plans on stripe account dashboard with the exact name of the plans that have been created on directory extension.

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3. Setup the webhook for notifying the site when the amount for the subscription is being charged from customer account. The webhook link can be found below.You just have to replace yoursite.com with your domain name: http://yoursite.com/index.php?option=com_jbusinessdirectory&task=payment.processSubscriptionResponse&processor=stripeSubscriptions

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For the event type select charge only.

  1. Setup the Products

For each package in the business directory you need to setup a product in Stripe. Setup the product to have the same pricing and recurring details as per the correspondent package in the business directory.

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Important

When defining the product it is important to set the price description to be the same as the package name in the business directory.

Once all the details are completed, the payment processor will be available on the payment screen, where it can be chosen by the front-end user and be used to compete the payment for the desired item.

JBD Paypal Subscriptions

J-BusinessDirectory Subscriptions is a payment plugin based on Paypal Subscriptions. It provides the possibility of having subscriptions in J-BusinessDirectory extension. You can find more information on this payment processor here: https://www.cmsjunkie.com/docs/jbusinessdirectory/businessdiradmin.html#paypal-subscriptions-payment-processor

Installing the application

To begin the installation of the J-BusinessDirectory Paypal Subscription application, log in into your Joomla backend, access the directory dashboard and follow the steps as described below:

  • In the main dashboard, you will be presented with the Directory Apps section.

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  • Click the Install button (on the bottom of the Directory Apps section).

  • Choose your downloaded JBD Paypal Subscription archive (jbd-paypal-subscription.zip).

  • You will receive a confirmation message upon successful installation completion

Setup and configuration

When the application is installed, in the payment processors section the new Stripe payment processor will be shown. The site administrator has to complete the details, make the processor available for the front-end and also choose for which of the apps this processor will be used.

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How it works

The subscription mechanism works in the following way.

  1. The site admin has to create packages with a defined period of time and desired features.

  2. The business owner creates a business listings and associate it with a package. If the package is paid an order is generated and the user can pay for it with existing payment methods.

  3. When the payment is made with subscription method a subscription is created for the user with the subscription period equal to package period.

Once all the details are completed, the payment processor will be available on the payment screen, where it can be chosen by the front-end user and be used to compete the payment for the desired item.

JBD Authorize.net

J-BusinessDirectory Authorize is a payment plugin that provides the possibility to receive payment using Authorize payment gateway. You can find more information on this payment processor here: https://www.cmsjunkie.com/docs/jbusinessdirectory/businessdiradmin.html#authorize-net-payment-processor

Installing the application

To begin the installation of the J-BusinessDirectory Authorize application, log in into your Joomla backend, access the directory dashboard and follow the steps as described below:

  • In the main dashboard, you will be presented with the Directory Apps section.

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  • Click the Install button (on the bottom of the Directory Apps section).

  • Choose your downloaded JBD Authorize archive (jbd-authorize.zip).

  • You will receive a confirmation message upon successful installation completion

Setup and configuration

When the application is installed, in the payment processors section the new Authorize payment processor will be shown. The site administrator has to complete the details, make the processor available for the front-end and also choose for which of the apps this processor will be used.

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How it works

Once all the details are completed, the payment processor will be available on the payment screen, where it can be chosen by the front-end user and be used to compete the payment for the desired item.

JBD Authorize.net Subscription

J-BusinessDirectory Subscriptions is a payment plugin based on Authorize Subscriptions that enables the receiving of a recurring payment. It provides the possibility of having subscriptions only in J-BusinessDirectory extension. You can find more information on this payment processor here: https://www.cmsjunkie.com/docs/jbusinessdirectory/businessdiradmin.html#authorize-net-subscriptions-payment-processor

Installing the application

To begin the installation of the J-BusinessDirectory Authorize Subscription application, log in into your Joomla backend, access the directory dashboard and follow the steps as described below:

  • In the main dashboard, you will be presented with the Directory Apps section.

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  • Click the Install button (on the bottom of the Directory Apps section).

  • Choose your downloaded JBD Authorize archive (jbd-authorize-subscription.zip).

  • You will receive a confirmation message upon successful installation completion

Setup and configuration

When the application is installed, in the payment processors section the new Authorize Subscription payment processor will be shown. The site administrator has to complete the details, make the processor available for the front-end and also choose for which of the apps this processor will be used.

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How it works

The payment works in the following way.

1. The site admin has to create an authorize account in order to retrieve the transaction key and API login ID

2. The site admin will have to set the credentials on the installed authorize subscriptions extension in the JBD component. The API credentials can be found on the account settings.

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3. The site admin will have to request a transaction key for the payment processor, with the option to also disable an old one, if needed.

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4. An email with the verification PIN will be received in the registered email address

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  1. After the PIN will be requested, the received one needs to be entered

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5. When the identity of the user will be verified, the new transaction key can be obtained

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Once all the details are completed, the payment processor will be available on the payment screen, where it can be chosen by the front-end user and be used to compete the payment for the desired item.

JBD Payfast Subscription

JBD Subscriptions is a payment plugin based on Payfast Subscriptions that enables the receiving of a recurring payment. It provides the possibility of having subscriptions only in J-BusinessDirectory extension. You can find more information on this payment processor here: https://www.cmsjunkie.com/docs/jbusinessdirectory/businessdiradmin.html#payfast-payment-processor

Installing the application

To begin the installation of the J-BusinessDirectory Payfast Subscription application, log in into your Joomla backend, access the directory dashboard and follow the steps as described below:

  • In the main dashboard, you will be presented with the Directory Apps section.

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  • Click the Install button (on the bottom of the Directory Apps section).

  • Choose your downloaded JBD Payfast archive (jbd-payfast-subscription.zip).

  • You will receive a confirmation message upon successful installation completion

Setup and configuration

When the application is installed, in the payment processors section the new Payfast Subscription payment processor will be shown. The site administrator has to complete the details, make the processor available for the front-end and also choose for which of the apps this processor will be used.

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How it works

The payment works in the following way.

1. The site admin has to create a payfast account in order to retrieve the merchant ID, the merchant key and to generate the passphrase.

2. The site admin will have to set the credentials on the installed payfast subscriptions extension in the JBD component.

3. After all the data is set and saved, the payment processor can be used and all the payment details will be also shown on the payfast sandbox.

JBD Recurring Events

JBD Recurring Events is an add-on that extends the J-BusinessDirectory Events functionality by adding the possibility of having recurring events.

Installing the application

To begin the installation of the J-BusinessDirectory Recurring Events application, log in into your Joomla backend, access the directory dashboard and follow the steps as described below:

  • In the main dashboard, you will be presented with the Directory Apps section.

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  • Click the Install button (on the bottom of the Directory Apps section).

  • Choose your downloaded JBD Recurring Events archive (jbd-recurring-event.zip).

  • You will receive a confirmation message upon successful installation completion

How it works

When the installation is completed on the edit event view the following section should be shown.

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You can find below the description for each field.

  • Repeats: set the recurring method: daily, weekly, monthly and yearly.

  • Repeat every: set the recurring interval for the events series

  • Start on: set the start date of the recurring series.

  • Ends: there are 2 options available. You can set an end date or you can set the number of occurrences. The start and end date are always linked to the event start and end date. The events will be created until the end date is lower than the end day set on the date field or when the number of occurrences is reached.

When an event that is part of a recurring series is saved the following popup is shown.

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You have the possibility to save the modifications for the recurring event, for the events that follow the current event or for all the events in the series.

JBD sh404SEF

JBD-sh404sef is a plugin that provides an integration between J-BusinessDirectory extension and sh404SEF extension. All links generation from J-BusinessDirectory extension will be handled by sh404SEF extension.

Installing the plugin

To install the plugin you will need an FTP connection to you existing Joomla! installation. First, you will have to unzip the jbd-sh404sef.zip and extract the content. There are 2 files on the zip archive, the plugin file which is called com_jbusinessdirectory.php and the language file that is located on language folder which has the same name, com_jbusinessdirectory.php.

You will have to copy the files to their corresponding folders as following:

  1. Copy the plugin file, com_jbusinessdirectory.php, to {joomla}/components/com_sh404sef/sef_ext

  2. Copy the language file to {joomla}/administrator/components/com_sh404sef/language/plugins/

Setup and configuration

In order to setup the plugin you will have to edit the file {joomla}/components/com_sh404sef/sef_ext/com_jbusinessdirectory.php

On the beginning of the file there are several options that you can configure

$sefConfig->shInsertJBDName = false; Allows the possibility to add/remove the extension name on the generated URL

$sefConfig->shJBDInsertListingName = true; Allows the possibility to add/remove the listing alias on the generated URL

$sefConfig->shJBDInsertListingId = false; Allows the possibility to add/remove the listing id on the generated URL

$sefConfig->shJBDPrependListingId = false; Allows the possibility to add the listing id at the end of the generated URL

$sefConfig->shJBDInsertListingCategories = 0; Allows the possibility to add/remove the category on the generated listing URL

/* integer, if 0, no categories will be inserted in URL for an item

If 1, only ‘last’ category will be inserted in URL

If 2, all nested categories will be inserted in URL */

$sefConfig->shJBDInsertCategories = 2; Allows the possibility to add/remove the category on the generated search results URL /* integer, if 0, no categories will be inserted in URL for a product.

If 1, only ‘last’ category will be inserted in URL

If 2, all nested categories will be inserted in URL */

$sefConfig->shJBDInsertCountry = 1; Allows the possibility to add/remove the country on the generated search results URL

$sefConfig->shJBDInsertRegion = 1; Allows the possibility to add/remove the region on the generated search results URL

$sefConfig->shJBDInsertCity = 1; Allows the possibility to add/remove the city on the generated search results URL

$sefConfig->shJBDInsertType = 1; Allows the possibility to add/remove the type on the generated search results URL

$sefConfig->shJBDInsertCategoryId = false; Allows the possibility to add/remove the category ID on the generated search results URL

Proposal setup for sh404 plugin

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Configuration/General/By component

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JBD Quote Request

JBD Quote Request is an application that brings new ways for end users to get in contact easier with the businesses. The JBD Quote Request application can be purchased separately from our store on https://www.cmsjunkie.com/joomla-business-directory/jbd-quote-requests

Installing the application

To begin the installation of the J-BusinessDirectory Quote Request application, log in into your Joomla backend, access the directory dashboard and follow the steps as described below:

  • In the main dashboard, you will be presented with the Directory Apps section.

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  • Click the Install button (on the bottom of the Directory Apps section).

  • Choose your downloaded JBD Quote Request archive (jbd-quote-requests.zip).

  • You will receive a confirmation message upon successful installation completion

Setup and configuration

When the application is installed, in the directory general settings, three new settings will be shown:

  • Enable request quote app (Business listings tab) – enables the request quotes views on both, admin and site

  • Choose request quote usergroup (Front-end tab) – the default usergroup set for the new users created during the quote requesting process

  • Request quote radius (Front-end tab) – the radius set for the location search

When the Enable request quote app setting will be set to yes by the administrator, on the dashboard menu items, for both admin and front-end Control Panel, new menu items will be visible.

How it works

The quote requests mechanism can be accessed in two ways:

  1. by enabling the JBD Quote Request module, assigning it to a certain page and if a category search is performed, for which there are existing request questions, the button will be shown.

  2. by enabling the Link with quote request option in the JBusinessCategories module; if this module is active and the selected category for the module has available request questions, the mechanism will be applied.

Quote request process

Step 1: Perform a category search

Search for the desired category and then press the Request Quote button, which appears on the search results on the position set on the JBD Quote Request module

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Step 2: Enter the location

The user will be requested to enter his location. If no business listing is found in the area determined by the location and the radius (that is set on the general settings), a message will be show and the process is interrupted. Otherwise the user will move to step 3.

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Step 3: Answer the questions

The user will be presented server questions (that are defined on the backend) and an answer has to be selected or input

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Step 4: Fill in the user details

After all questions have been answered and if the user is not registered, he will be requested to enter his email address to receive the quote request confirmation and the company’s answers for the quote request.

If no account is present with the email address that has been entered, a new account will be created. This user will belong to the default usergroup set in the directory’s general settings.

This step won’t be shown if the user is already logged in.

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Step 5: User notes

The user can leave an optional note for the companies with some details that were not covered on the defined questions.

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Step 6: Request confirmation

A confirmation screen will be shown to the user. All businesses from that category will receive an email to reply to the quote request and will have the possibility to reply to the request.

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Step 7: Hire company

The client will decide for the best quote and hire the company for the job from his front-end control panel.

Request Questions

This section contains the questions that will be defined by the site admin to be used during the quote request process.

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A request question contains the following details:

  • Name – name of the question

  • Category – set the category for which the question will be available

  • Type – the question type, radiobutton, checkbox or input field

  • Status – set to published or unpublished

  • Image – upload an image to represent the question

  • Question options – add as many question options as desired and set them to published or not

After all the details are filled by the admin and saved, the questions will be shown in the Request questions section.

Quote Request

The requested quotes will be available on the admin section and on the user dashboard, in the front-end section.

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Business Owners Section

For the company owners, all the requested quotes will be shown on the Request Quotes section in the front-end Control Panel.

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As it is seen in the above picture, when selecting the Apply button (second row), the page will be reloaded, adding the possibility for the company’s owner to chat with the client. When selecting the chat button (first row), a chat dialog box will be opened, adding the opportunity for a real-time conversation between the client and the company’s owner.

User Dashboard

All the companies that have replied will be shown in the user dashboard. The requested quote will contain:

  • creation date

  • searched area

  • searched category

  • number of replies

  • additional information (the optional note)

  • questions summary

Below all the information, will be also shown the listings that have replied to the client.

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By selecting on the company name, the user can open the chat dialog box to contact the company’s owner.

After the client has made the decision, s/he can hire the desired listing.

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JBD Appointments

JBD Appointments is an application that extends the directory functionality by adding the possibility of booking services and appointments for a business. The JBD Appointments application can be purchased separately from our store on https://www.cmsjunkie.com/joomla-business-directory/jbd-appointments

Installing the application

To begin the installation of the J-BusinessDirectory Appointments application, log in into your Joomla backend, access the directory dashboard and follow the steps as described below:

  • In the main dashboard, you will be presented with the Directory Apps section.

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  • Click the Install button (on the bottom of the Directory Apps section).

  • Choose your downloaded JBD Appointments archive (jbd-appointments.zip).

  • You will receive a confirmation message upon successful installation completion

Setup and configuration

When application is installed, in the general settings (business listings tab) a new setting called “Enable company services” will be displayed.

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When the setting will be set to yes by the administrator, on the dashboard menu items, for both admin and front-end Control Panel, new menu items will be visible under the Business Listings menu item.

How it works

For each business you can define a different number of services that will be performed by the service providers based on an availability schedule. When services are defined for a business listing, on the front-end business listing details page, a new section will appear, Services. The services can be booked by the end users based on the current availability, and for each booking the business owner and the site admin will be notified with the booking details.

Business services

This section contains the services that will be defined by the business owners.

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A business service can be added from both admin or front-end area, and contains the following details:

  • Select a business - selecting the listing, that will contain this service

  • Name – name of the service

  • Description – description of the service

  • Attendance mode - select between Live, Virtual or Mixed

  • Status – setting if the service will be published or not

  • Duration – setting the duration of the service in hours and minutes

  • Show duration – setting if the duration of the service will display or not in front – end

  • Currency – the currency

  • Price – the price of the service

  • Max number of bookings per service – the max number of time that the service can be booked

After all the details are filled by the user and saved, the services will be displayed in the Business Services section.

Service providers

This section contains the business service providers.

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Each service has to be associated with a provider, in order to display in the listings details view and to be booked. A service provider can be added from both, admin area and front – end control panel and contains the following details.

  • Select a business - the business which the provider belongs to

  • Name – name of the service provider

  • Description – description of the service provider

  • Add image - add a profile image for the service provider

  • Email – the email of the service provider

  • Telephone – the phone number

  • Max number of clients to be served – the max number of persons that can book the same service on the same date and the same time

  • Services – services that belong to the actual provider; the services are showing based on the selected business

  • Status - setting if the service will be published or not

  • Working hours – the hours for which the service provider will be available for booking

  • Break hours – the break hours of the provider

Booking a service

All services that are associated with at least one service provider will be shown on the business listing details page and it will be available for booking.

Step 1: Access the services section of the business listing details page

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Step 2: Select the service and the service provider

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Step 3: Select the available dates After the provider is selected, the available dates and working hours for each date will display so that the user can book the desired date and time.

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Step 4: Complete the billing details

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Step 5: Select the payment method and perform the payment

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Step 6: Booking confirmation

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Manage service bookings

The business service bookings will be listed in the company service bookings section.

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JBD Sell Offers

JBD Sell Offers is an application that extends the J-BusinessDirectory Offers functionality by adding the possibility of selling/buying an offer. The JBD Sell Offers application can be purchased separately from our store on https://www.cmsjunkie.com/joomla-business-directory/jbd-sell-offers

Installing the application

After purchasing the JBD Sell Offers application, you can install the zip with all the files. After running the installation, you will be able to access the application from the component menu in the backend. To begin the installation of the JBD Sell Offers application, log in into your Joomla backend and follow the steps as described below:

  • In the main menu, you will be presented with the Directory Apps section.

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  • Click the Install button.

  • Choose your downloaded copy of the JBD Sell Offers archive (jbd-sell-offers.zip).

  • You will receive a confirmation message upon installation completion

After the plugin has been installed successfully, you will be able to access the Offer Orders menu item in the administrator and front - end areas, under the Offers menu item.

Setup and configuration

When this application is installed, in the general settings (offers tab) two new settings called “Enable offer selling” and “Enable shipping” will be displayed.

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After these settings will be set to yes by the administrator, also the menu items will be visible under the Business Listings menu item, on both admin area and front – end Control Panel.

How it works

Once the settings on general settings are set to yes, in the offers edit view will be displayed two new sections.

Item Selling

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The “Enable offer selling” setting will also be shown on offer level to enable or not the selling for the actual offer. The item quantity can be set here, to set a restriction on the quantity of orders that can be done on the actual offer. Also, the minimum and maximum number of purchases can be added to set a minimum and maximum on the user on how many orders he can do at the same time.

The item quantity and notify quantity fields will be shown only if there are no selling attributes for the actual offer.

To add selling attributes for offers, it is needed to be used the offers custom attributes. One of the custom attributes options is the “Use as offer selling attribute”. When this setting will be set to Yes, this custom attribute will be used as a selling attribute for the offer and will be shown in the Item selling section. Otherwise, when set to No, it will be shown as a custom attribute using the old functionality.

Once the setting is set to Yes, also other settings of the custom attributes will be affected:

  • mandatory setting will be set to yes automatically

  • show in front setting will be set to yes automatically

  • custom attribute type will be set to select-box

Category selection for offers custom attributes will always be available for selection.

The attributes with no selected categories will be shown automatically in all existing offers. And the ones with selected categories will be shown only in the offers that belong to these categories or their child categories.

After the selling attributes are created, a new section will be displayed. The “Use stock price” setting will be shown to enable or not a price field for each stock configuration. When the setting is set to Yes, you can set different prices for each stock along with the item quantity and notify quantity. In this case the main price will be ignored. If the setting is set to No, the main price will be taken into consideration and there will be only two fields shown: quantity & notify quantity.

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Once the remaining quantity set on the Notify quantity field is reached, the offer owner will receive an email notifying him that the remaining quantity of the item is less than the set one.

Shipping Methods

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The shipping methods will be shown when shipping methods will be created by the site administrator, at their respective section on admin. When the shipping method is selected, its price will be added to the offers’ price when the order will be made. The shipping method should also belong to the same business owner that owns the offer, in order to be shown. Or when creating a shipping method , the site admin can create default ones, by setting to yes the default option on the shipping methods edit view. And these shipping methods will be always available, despite the business owner.

Once all the information is set, in the offers’ detail view will display a quantity selector and a “Add to cart” button. Once, the maximum of purchases has been reached, the quantity selector will not be displayed anymore.

Buying an offer

Once all the details are filled in and set, the user can proceed to add items (offers) to the cart.

Step 1: Access the offer and select a certain quantity to add to the cart

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Step 2: Access the shopping cart view

After selecting the desired quantity and the “Add to cart” button, a popover will be displayed notifying the user that the item has been successfully added to the cart.

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The user can either continue shopping or can view the shopping cart.

Step 3: Checkout the selected items

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The chosen item can be edited or also removed.

After selecting the “Checkout” button, the user will be redirected to the guest details to fill in the personal information and after that to the payment page to complete the payment of the items that were on the cart.

Step 4: Complete the guest details

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Step 5: Select the payment method and perform the payment

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Step 6: Booking confirmation

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Manage offer orders

The orders are listed in the Offer Orders menu item, where they can also be edited by the site admin.

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Or they can be accessible and edited by the offer owner, in the front – end control panel section.

JBD Event Appointments

JBD Event Appointments is an application that extends the J-BusinessDirectory Events functionality by adding the possibility of booking an appointment. The JBD Event Appointments application can be purchased separately from our store on https://www.cmsjunkie.com/joomla-business-directory/jbd-event-appointments

Installing the application

After purchasing the JBD Event Appointments application, you can install the zip with all the files. After running the installation, you will be able to access the application from the component menu in the backend. To begin the installation of the JBD Event Appointments application, log in into your Joomla backend and follow the steps as described below:

  • In the main menu, you will be presented with the Directory Apps section.

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  • Click the Install button.

  • Choose your downloaded copy of the JBD Event Appointments archive (jbd-event-appointments.zip).

  • You will receive a confirmation message upon installation completion

Setup and configuration

When this application is installed, in the general settings (events tab) a new setting called “Enable event appointments” will be displayed.

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After this setting will be set to yes by the administrator, also the menu item will be visible under the Events menu item, on both admin area and front – end Control Panel.

How it works

For each event, you can define the participating companies. The event, for which these companies are chosen, will be displayed in each of the selected companies details views under the “Attending events” section.

So, once the JBD Event appointments option is set to yes, in each event a new button will be displayed, called Book appointment.

Booking an appointment

Once all the details are filled in and set, the user can proceed to book the event.

Step 1: Access the business listing details view and go in the Attending events section

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Step 2: Fill in the details and book the appointment

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  • First name – the first name of the client

  • Last name – the last name of the client

  • Business name – the business name

  • Phone – the phone number

  • Email address – the email address of the client; a confirmation email is sent to the client after the appointment is booked

  • Date – the date interval varies based in the start/end date of the event itself

  • Preferred time – the desired time asked for the booking

  • Remarks – remarks from the client, if any

Manage event appointments

An event appointment is created with an ‘Unconfirmed’ status by default. It is up to the events’ owner whether to confirm or deny the appointment. For both cases, the client that booked the appointment will be notified by email.

The appointments are listed in event appointment menu item, in the administrator area.

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Also, the event owner can access the event appointments in the front – end control panel section, to confirm or deny the appointment.

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JBD Event Booking

JBD Event Booking is an application that extends the J-BusinessDirectory Events functionality by adding the possibility of booking an event. The JBD Event Booking application can be purchased separately from our store on https://www.cmsjunkie.com/joomla-business-directory/jbd-event-booking

Installing the application

After purchasing the JBD Event Booking application, you can install the zip with all the files. After running the installation, you will be able to access the application from the component menu in the backend. To begin the installation of the JBD Event Booking application, log in into your Joomla backend and follow the steps described below:

  • In the main menu, you will be presented with the Directory Apps section.

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  • Click the Install button.

  • Choose your downloaded copy of the JBD Event Booking archive (jbd-event-bookings.zip).

  • You will receive a confirmation message upon installation completion

Setup and configuration

When this application is installed, in the general settings (events tab) a new setting called “Enable event reservation” will be displayed.

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Once this setting is set to yes, the “Event tickets” and the “Event reservations” menu items will be shown on both, admin area and front – end Control Panel.

How it works

For each event, you can define a total number of tickets and the start/end booking dates. The total of tickets set on event level will always have priority and sets the total capacity for the actual event.

When tickets are defined for an event, on the front-end event details page, a new section containing the tickets will appear. The tickets can be booked by the end users based on the current quantity, and for each booking the event owner and the site admin will be notified with the booking details.

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Event tickets

This section contains the tickets that will be defined by the event owners.

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An event ticket can be added from both admin or front-end area, and contains the following details:

  • Event - type or select the event which the ticket belongs to

  • Name – the ticket name

  • Description – the ticket description

  • Status – setting the ticket to published or not

  • Min number of tickets per booking – the minimum number of tickets that can be booked

  • Max number of tickets per booking – the maximum number of tickets that can be booked

  • Ticket price – the price of the ticket

  • Ticket quantity – the available quantity for the actual ticket

After all the details are filled in and saved, the tickets will be listed in the event tickets section.

Booking an event ticket

All the tickets associated with an actual event will be displayed in the events details view.

Step 1: Access the tickets section in the events details view

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Step 2: Select the desired ticket quantity and book them

The user can select the quantity for the desired ticket and book them. After the “Book now” button is selected, the user will be redirected to the guest details page.

Step 3: Complete the billing details

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Step 4: Select the payment method and perform the payment

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Step 5: Booking confirmation

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Manage event bookings

The booked tickets will be listed in the event bookings section on both, admin area and also in the front – end Control Panel.

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Both, event tickets and event reservations can be accessed, edited and deleted also by the event owners, in the front – end control panel section.

JBD Conference

JBD Conference is a plugin that extends the J-BusinessDirectory functionality by adding the possibility of conferences, sessions and speakers. The JBD Conference applications can be purchased separately from our store on https://www.cmsjunkie.com/joomla-business-directory/jbd-conference

Installing the application

After purchasing the JBD Conference application, you can install the zip with all the files. After running the installation, you will be able to access the application from the component menu in the backend. To begin the installation of the JBD Conference plugin, log in into your Joomla backend and follow the steps described below:

  • In the main menu, you will be presented with the Directory Apps section.

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  • Click the Install button.

  • Choose your downloaded copy of the JBD Conference archive (jbd-conference.zip).

  • You will receive a confirmation message upon installation completion

Conferences

When this plugin is installed, the conferences, sessions and speakers menu items will display. A conference will contain its name, description, the place where it will be held, the start/end date, the registration link, and the conference logo.

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After the conferences will be saved and listed in the conference section, they will display on front – end, with all the saved details.

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Sessions

A session will contain its name, the date in which will be held alongside the start/end time, the category, the business (which are listed from the business listings section), the speakers, the description, the session type, the session location, the session level, the conference in which this session will be part of, the registration URL, a video and several attachments. After all the details are filled and saved, the sessions will be listed in their own section.

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Session Categories

Session categories section works the same way as the listing categories. The created categories will be listed under this section and can be chosen in the sessions edit view.

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Session Types

In this section, you can define the types of sessions that are allowed/available on the created sessions. The type of sessions will also be displayed in the sessions’ section, in front – end, as filters for the available sessions.

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Session Locations

In this section, you can define the location of sessions that are available on the created sessions. The location of sessions will also be displayed in the sessions’ section, in front – end.

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Session Levels

In this section, you can define the level of sessions that are available on the created sessions.

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After all information is saved and also completed on the session section, all the available sessions will display in the front – end section.

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Speakers

A speaker will contain his own name, his title, the business in which he works alongside the business logo, the country where he’s from, his biography, the session for which he will be a speaker, the speaker type, email and telephone number, social network pages, additional info in the form of link or text and an image.

Multiple speakers can belong to one session and only one speaker can be chosen for one conference. After all the details are filled and saved, the speakers will be listed in their own section.

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Speaker Types

In this section, you can define the types of speakers that are allowed/available on the created speakers. The type of speakers will also be displayed in the speakers’ section, in front – end, as filters for the available speakers.

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After all information is saved and also completed on the speakers section, all the available speakers will display in the front – end section.

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JBD Campaigns

JBD Campaigns is an application that brings new ways of business listing advertising and also a new tool for monetizing your website. The JBD Campaigns application can be purchased separately from our store on https://www.cmsjunkie.com/joomla-business-directory/jbd-campaigns

Installing the application

To begin the installation of the J-BusinessDirectory Campaigns application, log in into your Joomla backend, access the directory dashboard and follow the steps as described below:

  • In the main dashboard, you will be presented with the Directory Apps section.

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  • Click the Install button (on the bottom of the Directory Apps section).

  • Choose your downloaded JBD Campaigns archive (jbd-campaigns.zip).

  • You will receive a confirmation message upon successful installation completion

Setup and configuration

When the application is installed, two new menu items will be displayed in the sidebar called Campaigns and Campaign Plans. The Campaigns menu item will be visible also in the front-end Control Panel section.

How it works

The website owner can create multiple places on his website to offer the possibility for the business owner to advertise his business listing on those places. For each place, a new campaign plan and a new module position should be created. For each website place, the website owner can create a campaign plan with different prices, depending on the importance of the position.

A budget can be set for each campaign and after the budget limit will be reached, the campaign will not be active anymore.

Campaigns

This section contains the campaigns that will be defined by the business owners.

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A campaign can be added from both admin or front-end area, and contains the following details:

  • Select a business – the site admin can select a listing to which this campaign will belong to

  • Select plans – all the campaign plans created will be listed here; only one plan per campaign can be selected.

  • Name – the name of the campaign

  • Budget – the budget set per campaign

  • Status – shows whether the campaign is paid or not

  • State – set whether the campaign is active or not

After all the details are filled by the user and saved, the campaigns will be displayed in the Campaigns section.

Campaign Plans

This section contains the campaign plans.

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Each campaign has to contain a campaign plan in order to be functional. Campaign plans can be added only by the site admin.

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A campaign plan contains:

  • Name – name of the campaign plan

  • Price per click - set the price per click

  • Image – set the image of the campaign plan

  • State – set the campaign plan to active or inactive

Manage Campaigns

When the JBD Campaigns application is installed, in the JBD Business Listings module, two new options are shown:

Campaign position – choose the campaign position

Only campaigns – set whether to display only campaigns or not

Only when this setting is set to yes, in the module will be shown only listings associated with paid campaigns in the chosen position.

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Whenever one of the listings is clicked, the budget set per campaign will be decreased by the price per click set in the campaign plan. When the budget limit will be reached, then the listing associated with the campaign will not be visible anymore in the module.