Simple online Business Directory with maps

How to add a Business Directory with maps to WordPress

Create a simple online Business Directory with maps, using our new Business Directory block for WordPress.

The Chamber Dashboard Business Directory is a multi-purpose plugin that includes single page Business Directory listings with Google Maps. Perfect for business networking groups, merchant associations, chambers of commerce, visitor bureau sites and more.

How to build a simple online Business Directory with maps

Follow the steps below to add an easy Business Directory block to any page on your WordPress site.

Business Directory block with maps

Install the free Chamber Dashboard Business Directory plugin on your WordPress website.

  • Login to your site.
  • Go to the Plugins page & click on ‘Add New’.
  • Search for Chamber Dashboard Business Directory.
  • Install & activate plugin.
  • Install Demo Data.

Add a Business Directory block

  • Go to Pages & click on ‘Add New’.
  • Click on ‘+’ to add Business Directory block to your page.
  • Adjust display settings.
  • Publish your page. (Each Directory listing will automatically connect to a map-ready, single listing page.)
  • See more display options for Business Directory block.

Add simple online Business Directory block with maps

Connect to your Google Maps Console

Chamber Dashboard Business Directory uses Google Maps. Google Maps has recently started requiring a billing account. However, it is still completely free for 99% of sites. Once you add a billing account, you will receive $200 of free credit every month, which usually covers most websites.

  • Create a Google Maps account.
  • Enable billing on your Google Maps account.
  • Create Google Maps API keys.
  • Enter keys on Chamber Dashboard settings page.

Click here for step-by-step instructions to set up Google Map API keys, including screenshots.

Setup Complete

That’s it! Your Business Directory is ready to use. Add a membership form to collect online payments by adding the free Member Manager plugin to your installation. New Directory listings will be automatically created when a new member joins.

Let members edit their own listings and submit events with the Member Updater plugin.

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Perfect for Merchant Associations, Professional Associations, Chambers of Commerce,
Business Networking groups, Visitor Bureaus, Community Arts Councils and more.

See all membership features offered by Chamber Dashboard.