Dos and Don’ts

This table lists some important things you should never do, and some things you definitely should do.

It is a good checklist to make sure you don’t break your site, and that you get the most out of your setup.

Don't Do NOT do this !Do Do this
Page caching plugins do not work well with GD, GD creates page dynamically. GD Booster is specifically designed to cache GD pages and your normal WordPress pages. Another option is to use WP Super CacheREAD MOREAllow Anyone to register READ MORE
When adding a location or address, DO NOT change the lat and lng coordinates automatically created below the map after you click Set address on mapSet WordPress permalinks to use Postnames READ MORE
Do NOT install and activate the BuddyPress Integration or the AffiliateWP Integration addons without installing the BuddyPress or AffiliateWP plugins themselves first.Tick Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders in the WordPress Media settings READ MORE
Do NOT delete a location in the list of locations at Multilocations, because that will also delete any listings in that location! READ MORECreate at least one category for your Custom Post Types like Places or Events, AND each listing has to be in at least one category, or your listings will not show on the frontend of your site READ MORE
Do NOT use any parent page for any of the GD pages. READ MOREBackup your database and files before trying customizations. You will be able to restore your site if you break something.
Do NOT import CSV files with post IDs unless you want to over-write/update existing listings. If you add post IDs that refer to an existing WP page or WP post, or another GD listing, they will be over-written.  READ MOREIf using GD for the homepage of your site, make sure to set WP Admin > Settings > Reading > Front page displays > Your latest posts > YES.
When using the MultiLocation addon, make sure to enable the location switcher at GD > Multilocations > Location Settings tab > Main navigation settings.