Free Online Directory

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Free Business Directory Plugin for WordPress The Business Directory plugin by Chamber Dashboard is a free plugin for WordPress websites. Adding a directory of business listings to your chamber or association website will benefit your organization in a variety of ways. Online member directories boost your SEO position. Plus, they are less expensive than print … Read more

Boost Member Engagement with New WordPress Features

Updates to WordPress 4.9

Looking for ways to keep your members engaged on your site?  According to top online marketers, web pages with images and videos get up to 94% more views than those without.  Making it easier to add images to your site is just one of the new features that WordPress 4.9 has added to your toolbox. Have … Read more

How to build a low cost website designed for associations and chambers

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How to build a low cost website in WordPress without starting from scratch Running a membership association on a limited budget? Your membership organization needs a professional looking website, even if your budget is limited. Your website is your number one marketing asset.  It is frequently the first thing potential members see, even before they … Read more

Choosing a Theme for your Chamber of Commerce or Membership Association

Is a free theme right for your site? If you are looking for a custom website design that is tailored specifically to your organization, we recommend working with a Professional Website Designer who can create a completely custom look for your site. However, there are plenty of WordPress themes on the market, both premium and … Read more

How to check for a WordPress plugin conflict

Resolve WordPress plugin conflicts

Step-by-step instructions to check for a WordPress plugin conflict on your site (works for themes too!) What is a WordPress installation? Your WordPress installation (website) consists of: Your domain name. The hosting that you are using to display your site on the web. WordPress Core (a fresh installation of WordPress). The theme & plugins that … Read more

Understanding WordPress Category Pages

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Understanding WordPress category pages and how they relate to the Business Directory categories What are WordPress blog categories? Display WordPress category page Add a WordPress category pages to your site’s menu How to Edit WordPress Categories How to edit Business Directory categories Formatting WordPress Category Pages Business Directory category pages What are WordPress category pages? … Read more

WordPress Security Update

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“WordPress 4.8.3 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.”  ~WordPress.org See the full article for details: https://wordpress.org/news/2017/10/wordpress-4-8-3-security-release/ How to Manually Update WordPress It is always a good idea to keep your WordPress version up-to-date. Because this particular version is security related, your site … Read more

WordPress Bulk Edit

WordPress bulk edit

Bulk Edit options are determined by WordPress From the admin posts (businesses) screen, if you select more than one record and then select Bulk Edit >> Apply, you can edit the whole group of records at once.  This feature is useful if, for example, you want to add several records to the same category. Add … Read more

Display Images & Video

How can members add images and video to their Directory listing? Did you know that WordPress 5.0 lets you oEmbed (automatically embed) videos, images, tweets, even music to any page or post straight from the URL? Once you have the Member Updater plugin setup, your members can add a YouTube or Vimeo link to spice … Read more

WordPress Dashboard Filter Posts by Category

Post filtering options in WordPress dashboard To filter your Business Directory Listings, go to Businesses >> All Businesses. From the admin businesses or people screen you can filter by category, membership level, connected people, etc.  Click on the category and WordPress will automatically show you only the businesses in that category. Before clicking on ‘Drinks & … Read more

Chamber Dashboard Plugins Need PHP v7.0+

Update WordPress php version

The Chamber Dashboard plugins need PHP version 7.0 or higher to run properly.  Before installing or updating your Chamber Dashboard plugins, you may want to check with your website host to see what version of PHP your site is running on. What version of PHP your host is running? As the owner of a WordPress … Read more