GeoDirectory V2 first BETA release

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geodirectory v2

LAST UPDATED 13/06/2018

today we are releasing the BETA version of GeoDirectory V2. See change log at the end of this article.

This GeoDirectory core BETA is a very early release and is not recommended for a production site.

GeoDirectory addons are not supported yet, this is a core BETA only. Add-ons will be supported once core is out of beta.

WARNING: Directory Starter theme breaks the JS as its still using the old non mobile friendly select boxes. We will provide a BETA V2 for Directory Starter too ASAP.

Please do your testing with alternative themes.

Stiofan and the development team started working on it approximately 9 months ago. The first commit dates June 29th 2017.

GeoDirectory V2 is not an updated version of V1. It is a new software.

Only minimal part of the previous code base has been used. Approximately 10% of the old code remained untouched.

Over 90% of the code has been rewritten to improve the old features and to eliminate the technical debt accumulated with years of development.

We have been thoroughly testing V2 for the past 7 days internally and we are ready to pass it on to you for further testing.

One of the new features of GeoDirectory V2 is usage tracking and report it to us. Usage tracking is on by default at this early stage, but it can be disabled from general settings under “advanced settings”.

Bugs are to be expected and reported here:

The team will fix everything reported asap and will keep refining few points that we already identified. We will release updates daily if possible until we will get to a stable enough version.

Once V2 core is stable we will start releasing add-ons for BETA testing so we can focus on getting core V2 ready as soon as possible.

Following is a list of the major changes you will see in V2 compared to V1:

Back End UI/UX

Compared to the old settings page, we added a dashboard with the fundamental stats needed to better operate a directory.

We removed the orange icons from the WordPress menu and used proper icons.

We also redesigned completely the back end settings pages, to blend more naturally with the WordPress dashboard UI, adding advance settings to each page to reduce the number of options visible to the bare minimum.

Old Dashboard

V1 Settings Page

New Dashboard

V2 New Dashboard

V2 New Settings Page

V2 New Settings Page

New Templates System

In the “Pages” settings now you can assign 1 page for each of the templates needed by GeoDirectory:

  1. Details page
  2. Archive page
  3. Archive page item
New Templates System - 100% Gutenberg compatible.

New Templates System – 100% Gutenberg compatible.

Finally you can add the elements that compose these pages via Shortcodes or via Gutenberg in the pages themselves.

GD Details Template

GD Details Template

GD Archive Template

GD Archive Template

GD Archive Item Template

GD Archive Item Template

Improved Import / Export of data including Reviews and Settings

Import Export Reviews

Import Export Reviews

Import Export Settings

Import Export Settings

Improved Reviews Settings

Improved Reviews Settings

Improved Reviews Settings

Improved Email Template Settings

Improved Email Template Settings

Improved Email Template Settings

Place Settings & Add Listing Page Improvements

Adding new listings and register simultaneously is a new option. In V1 registration was mandatory to even see the add listing form.

Add Listing as Guest

Add Listing as Guest

The admin can re-order all fields of the add listing page, including title and description.

Reorder Title & Description fields

Reorder Title & Description fields

We optimized the Custom Post Type settings too.

Improved Custom Post Type Settings

Improved Custom Post Type Settings

As promised, we included an advance Business Hours system

Business Hours

Business Hours

Improved Permalinks

Permalinks were one of the major strength of GeoDirectory V1 and now we made them even better. We moved the Permalinks settings into the regular WordPress Permalinks settings page and you’ll find them to be even more flexible than before.

Improved Permalinks

Improved Permalinks

Front End Improvements

We hired a new UI/UX specialist to help us refresh GD default design. We didn’t want him to do anything too fancy, because being a plugin in our opinion GeoDirectory should remain as vanilla as possible.

Following are few of the screenshots of his work. We haven’t finished applying the new styles yet, so we released this 1st BETA with old styles. Tomorrow we will finish applying them while correcting bugs reported by first BETA testers.

Listings Grid View 5 Columns

Listings Grid View 5 Columns

Listing Slider

Listing Slider

Recent Reviews

Recent Reviews

We hope that you’ll like what you’ll see and that you’ll help us test it as much as possible!

Team GeoDirectory

Change log of BETA:

v2.0.0.14-beta (13/06/2018)

Map default language setting is not working for OpenStreetMap – FIXED
GDPR compliance – ADDED
Remove send to friend functionality as it against the GDPR policy – CHANGED
CSS responsive changes and fixes – FIXED
Search page with no query returns its own page – FIXED
Categories widget sub cats not displaying correctly – FIXED
Radio custom fields should not show Yes/No if values are 1/0 without a label – CHANGED/FIXED
Select custom field not showing 0 values – FIXED
OSM address encoder fails if site is non SSL – FIXED
Added setting to be able to disable Yoast SEO on GD pages (if active) – ADDED
Yoast details page og and twitter descriptions using template text instead of post text – FIXED
SD Widget added to be able to display the category description text – ADDED
Some problems with title and meta variables not saving or displaying correctly – FIXED
Categories on add listing page have no hierarchical distinction – FIXED
Custom fields now have placeholder setting where applicable – ADDED
Custom fields settings converted to new style to be more WP like – CHANGED
Sorting settings converted to new style to be more WP like – CHANGED
Sorting settings refactored to use sub queries (delete and re-add sort options recommended) – ADDED
OpenStreetMap populates wrong region for UK – FIXED

v2.0.0.13-beta (07/05/2018)

Page templates for building layouts now restricted from frontend viewing – CHANGED
GD page settings now containg link to edit/view pages when set – ADDED
Custom fields icon now has option to select font awesome icon from a list – ADDED
validation_pattern for custom fields can have slashes stripped which can break validation – FIXED
File upload custom field can now accept multiple files – CHANGED
File uploads now stored in GD attachments table – CHANGED
Get Directions link moved from CF to widget/shortcode – CHANGED
Get user location for directions now uses manual set if user locations cant be auto detected – ADDED
Setup wizard does not warn user if they try to continue while dummy data is being installed – FIXED
Logo predefined field added, post_images shortcode/widget now has option to show logo as first image – ADDED
Preview listing link now has icon to show it opens in new window – ADDED
Tabs show even if no content in them – FIXED
Option added in GD Listings widget to show nearest listings – ADDED
Titles and Meta settings page added and implemented – ADDED
Shortcode builder outputs multiselect values as array instead of sting – FIXED
Default placeholder images for listings will now use the image title/caption if set – CHANGED
Details slider initial load height very tall, max-height set – CHANGED
Review output given GD specific basic styles – ADDED
Some CSS changes to simplify and improve the basics – CHANGED

v2.0.0.12-beta (24/04/2018)

Attachment table date_gmt field added – ADDED
Widget show/hide settings improved for better UI – CHANGED
Post meta widget refactored to give the `show` options more flexibility – CHANGED
Tabs Layout section added to be able to drag/drop create the details page tabs – ADDED

v2.0.0.11-beta (13/04/2018)

gd_listings shortcode/widget sort_by can now use custom sort_by options – CHANGED
Some predefined custom fields are single use only and now show a warning if attempting to add again – CHANGED
Search still looks for featured column even if missing – FIXED
Best of widget CSS and template changes – FIXED
GD Dashboard widget refactored to remove login form when logged out – CHANGED
Fieldset shows error when being added – FIXED
Add listing can sometime show default city warning multiple times – FIXED
Email custom field not showing in map bubble if set to do so – FIXED
Multiselect custom field not resizing DB varchar value on options change – FIXED
General style and spelling corrections – FIXED

v2.0.0.10-beta (06/04/2018)

gd_map shortcode should not show “Enable marker cluster?” if plugin not active – FIXED
Business Hours: add a text if place is closed whole day – ADDED
Shortcode builder not working with WooCommerce products – FIXED
lat/lon DB length increased from 20 to 22 chars to account for negative decimals – CHANGED
Map direction unit conflicts when multiple maps are on the page – FIXED
Extensions screen improvements functionality and UI – CHANGED
Super Duper Class chnaged to show shortcode title like widget title if used – CHANGED
Shortcode builder not using 100% height on large displays – FIXED
Category widget output slightly changed for title_tag – CHANGED
Default image not checking for default category image – FIXED

v2.0.0.9-beta (03/04/2018)

Add listing page shows info might be lost even after save – FIXED
Favorites not adding/removing due to var rename – FIXED
Favorites not adding/removing in map info window – FIXED
Some custom fields not allowing sort by option – FIXED
Added warning if changing default city when listings are present – ADDED
Backend edit review rating missing – FIXED

v2.0.0.8-beta (02/04/2018)

Sorting options not working on archive pages – FIXED
Schema markup updated and activated – FIXED

v2.0.0.7-beta (03/31/2018)

Ninja Forms template used wrong format for to field – FIXED

v2.0.0.6-beta (03/31/2018)

If categories are removed via quick edit we try to add default category – ADDED
Quick edit screen breaks layout of columns – FIXED
CPT settings, required toggle now shown as standard – CHANGED
CPT settings, show/hide advanced settings button moved inside settings – CHANGED
CPT settings, opening one setting will now close all others – CHANGED
Email output mailto spam prevention link not working – FIXED
New setup wizard step added to install recommend plugins – ADDED

v2.0.0.5-beta (03/30/2018)

Double five star bars in dashboard activity box – FIXED
Select2 updated to v4.0.5 – CHANGED
Post badge feature implemented – CHANGED
Post images CSS and lightbox added – ADDED
New images not being added to current listings – FIXED
WP dashboard recent GD reviews block – FIXED
Ninja Forms can now be used to create contact fomrs and more (install wizard step remains) – ADDED
KLEO theme deprecated_function problem – FIXED

v2.0.0.4-beta (03/23/2018)

Tooltips on CPT settings can become stuck when adding a new field – FIXED
Search and archive pages, if no listings found, page is blank – FIXED
Added developer settings section, added setting to disable advanced settings toggle – ADDED
OSM add listing page JS error – FIXED
Autozoom not working for single marker on the map – FIXED
Export button on FireFox causes page refresh which means no access to CSV – FIXED
We now add a uncategorized category on install so you can go straight from the install wizard to add a new post – ADDED
Changing CPT name does not change taxonomies names – FIXED


Shortcode builder button added to pages/posts – ADDED

v2.0.0.2-beta (03/21/2018)

Business Hours not working on map popup – FIXED
Backend author filed should show all users not only authors – FIXED
Backend add listing has no validation – FIXED
Lat/Lon HTML5 number inputs can show comma instead of decimal depending on browser language – FIXED
submit_ip is varchar(20) which will not support IPv6 address – FIXED
Tab description does not respect non-HTML line breaks – FIXED
Added design setting to be able to change what page template file the details page uses for theme compatibility – ADDED

v2.0.0.1-beta (03/20/2018)
More then one image slider with same id on same page not working – FIXED
Reviews count not showing on listing – FIXED
Category ID settings column too wide – FIXED
GD > Listings widget now used Archive item page template – FIXED
CPT custom fields settings show unused save button – FIXED
Default location setting missing the “Set address on map” button – FIXED

Published by Paolo

Paolo Tajani is the co-founder and growth hacker of AyeCode LTD. With his business partner Stiofan, they are the makers of the GeoDirectory, UsersWP and Invoicing plugins for WordPress. Paolo developed his first WordPress website in 2008. In 2011 he met Stiofan O'Connor and together they started building and marketing successful themes and plugins for WordPress. Today their products are used by +100.000 active websites.

85 thoughts on “GeoDirectory V2 first BETA release

  1. Hi Paolo,

    I am interested in knowing the product roadmap for the addons to be released.


    1. Hi,

      today we release the BETA of Location Manager. We are working on all other add-ons already. Few are almost ready to be released like the new social importer, other will take a while longer.

      Hopefully by the end of the summer everything will be released.


  2. did this conversation switch to a different thread? where do we get the latest status of v2 and the addon


    Hi guys! Thanks for the update. I was concerned with old verision GD v1 in that there is no autofilling to blank fields of imported CSV file, hopefully, this version will fix this.

    Another concern is the the maximum uploaded CSV file. For GD v1 the maximum size is 2 MB.
    Is there any change for the maximum file size for GD v2?

    Thank you again.

    1. Yes GD V2 will calculate lat and lon if address is complete enough.
      the 2MB maximum size has nothing to do with GeoDirectory, that’s the default WordPress upload size limit, but it’s easy to increase via PHP ini.

  4. That sounds great. Where can I get the latest version? Thanks.

    1. The link is at the top of this post.

  5. Hi: Thanks for the update. I’d greatly appreciate if you can release the RC as soon as is feasible, next week, if that is possible, and not inadvertently hold on to it while developing the add-on betas. I am developing a new site from scratch and can hold off for the v2 add-ons for a couple of months, but would like to get going with developing my site with v2 meantime, so I don’t have to deal with customization transfer issues (v1 to v2), right off the bat already, after just starting development. From reading this comments section, I believe I’m not alone with that request. 🙂 Thank you so much, and am looking forward to the v2 RC!

    1. There won’t be any more major changes in V2, so the RC will only have few bug fixed compared to this last version (if any are found).

      Probably this version is already good enough to start developing anything that you have in mind while you wait for the latest final release.

  6. Is the v2 Release Candidate already out? If so, where can I get it?

    1. Not yet, we’ll release one last beta tomorrow and probably beginning of next week we’ll release the RC.

  7. Hi:
    –Will the next upcoming v2 Release Candidate be useable on a production site?
    –Will that next version be auto-updated to the full production version, in increments, as you progress to full production-ready v2? (Or would we need to uninstall and re-install the full production-ready v2?)

    1. Release candidate should be usable for a production site, but the add-ons will start coming out in beta now and the y won’t be ready for a production site.

      V2 will come out as a regular update of V1, but there will be a conversion tool needed too.

  8. Hey Paolo
    Can you please keep us update fairly regularly please on release times – you were great at the start it’s just not as regular now and would be appreciated.

    1. Hi Glenn,

      the GDPR madness forced us to focus on it and lose sight of the goal, but we are almost back on track.

      We’ll provide an update very soon.


  9. Hi, sorry to bug with V2 questions, I know it’s just taking away from coding time. But I just started with GD last week and I’m a little reluctant to start diving too deep into customization that may be handled differently in V2.

    Specifically, my biggest question is about what I would call “features,” which I see can currently be handled by adding a checkbox field and then adding it to the filter options for the search and then adding php code to make the icons show up on the listing. The process is a bit tedious. Is this going to be handled any differently in V2, like by adding category-wide feature sets or CPT feature sets that can be turned on or off for categories, or will we be able to save premade custom fields or fieldsets to add to CPTs (or can that be done now in V1)?

    I love that the details page will be able to be customized by using shortcode. Any chance the Add Listing page will have shortcode so that can be made custom too?

    Would it be advisable to wait for V2 before going too deep into customizing the layout of my website? Should I just focus on getting the database structure set up and then wait for V2 before launching?


    1. Hi,

      normally there is non need to use PHP to add a custom field to a listing detail page. There are options for that.

      Would it be advisable to wait for V2 before going too deep into customizing the layout of my website? Should I just focus on getting the database structure set up and then wait for V2 before launching?

      If you are customizing at code level, yes. If you are using built in options to design the page, no need to wait.


  10. Still waiting for the launch every day.
    Is there any approximate date for possible release yet or any major setbacks ?
    And is the launch an “update” to beta version or totally new plugin release, as can i start developing with the v2 beta allready and just “update” to officcial release without losing data and dev ?
    Would love to get a jump on it allready 🙂

    1. The next release will be the release candidate or last beta. I know Stiofan is rewriting the custom field system to make it possible to create multi page add listing forms.

      Once that done all the bugs that have been found have been cleared. That said, yes next version will be an update of the latest beta released few weeks ago, so you can work on that and wait for the update.


  11. Hi: I’m sold on your product and the quality of your backend. My questions:
    Will the following be possible with v2?:
    1) can logged in users post to other custom-created Custom Post Types from their dashboard? (e.g. to a blog, events, and other CPTs created with v2?
    2) will there be built-in markup, or will one need to add a schema plugin?
    3)will v2 be compatible with WooCommerce? I realize WC is overkill for people who aren’t going to sell products from multiple vendors, but, I will need to sell products from multiple vendors. The complexity of creating a whole ecommerce setup is pretty daunting. WC is an easy way to add all the complex functionality. I need compatibility with the basic WC plugin, and the WC Product Vendors, and WC Vendors plugins. Is that compatible with v2?
    4) can users select multiple categories and multiple locations in signup? (or afterwards?)
    5) can the Submission Page be filled out *after* Registration?
    6) Is it possible to connect categories with selected specified custom fields, and then use a custom created conditional logic in the child theme to show e.g. ‘if this category, then show these custom fields, or this custom field group?’
    Thanks for your time and help in answering my questions. I truly hope these things will be possible with v2 because I really want to use it.

    1. 1) Only CPT created by GD
      2) schema is already included in v1
      3) Not to be used as a payment system for selling listings. Wp Invoicing must be used for that.
      4) multiple categories yes, 1 location per listing is allowed.
      5) yes
      6) no this would require a customization. Custom fields are connected to a Custom Post Typ, not to categories.


  12. Hi Guys
    Just wondering when it is time to move over to V2 I use the supreme theme I am guessing there will be quite a bit to do to configure it. Can you tell me if you are looking at doing this this year or would it be better to look at other themes?
    My site uses a number of different plugins as its broached into other areas will it be a relative seemless transition or should will it affect things quite a bit?

    1. hi,

      after V2 and all add-ons are released, we’ll adapt the themes to the new plugins too.

      If those plugins work with V1 and don’t create conflicts with it, they shouldn’t create problems to V2 too.


  13. Will the core plugin (without ads-ons) be done sooner?

    1. It’s almost ready. We are currently working on GDPR compliance. Right after we are done with it we’ll release core V2 release candidate.


  14. Happy to see all the progression! Is the design which you mentoin in this blog post already applied to V2?

    1. Yes, the only thing that we didn’t change according to UI designer are fonts, because they would clash with whatever the theme is using. We left it vanilla so that it’ll adapt to theme style.


  15. Hello – I have been following this post and comment threads for sometime now and really looking forward to V2. I am looking to start building my site but do not know if I should wait for V2 to be completed with add-ons or not. If I start with V1, how difficult/how much data from my site will convert to V2 easily (I know I will have some changes to make on my own)? When will V2 be ready? When will the add-ons be ready? Thanks

    1. Data conversion from V1 to V2 will be super easy and we’ll provide a conversion tool. What will be lost are style/design customization.
      We should release the last BETA Core V2 next week and we are working hard to get the add-ons ready asap. I believe it’ll take maximum another 2 months to have core and add-ons all done.


  16. Hey all – a quick question about the geodirectory plugin – and compatability with (your) available themes.

    1. Is the “Whoop” theme still being supported? (and will it be continue to be supported when the V2 version of the plugin goes live?)

    2. Having built a ton of directories in the past – but evaluating your plugin for the first time with any depth – I’m assuming that per the comments above – any project launched now with the V1 – and one of your compatible themes, will play nicely across the board with the V2. Are there any themes in the list above that won’t be immediately compatible with V2 stylistically? (as I have a client project who may be moving from a TF theme/framework to GEO – and want to make sure the theme they pick won’t degrade (even temporarily) on the plugin update.

    Thanks – and really love the Whoop theme – surprised that hasn’t sold a ton!

    1. 1 yes Whoop is currently supported, only for V1. Once V2 stable is released with all add-ons, we’ll convert all themes to work with them too.
      2 All of the themes will have to be worked on to be fully compatible with V2. Most not that much, like Directory Starter or GDF, some will require more work like Supreme and Whoop.

      It is possible that we will drop support for the least used themes, but we haven’t got to the point of taking that decision yet.

      Thank you,

  17. Hi when we can attend a first stable and totally working (for real environment application) release of core and add-ons? September?
    To clarify: we had to launch our site. We come from Geotheme and we had to go online on 27 may. And so we must plan also the updates of software.

    So if we continue to add places/events/custom types/and promote the site all will be converted without headache to V2? If we understand the only part to work on ar themes? (we just modify a little the supreme directory).
    V1 will be totally abandoned?

    Thank you

    1. V2 stable with all add-ons should be out before September, I hope maximum within a couple of months.

      We will provide a conversion tool, for the database. Changes are minimal.

      What could require some work on your side are graphic customization that you made to V1. They will most likely get lost when installing V2.


  18. I love how you have integrated the registration with the add listing form! Two nights ago I spent over an hour trying to create a really concise video explaining me process and adding a listing for the faqs page on my website. I will be happy to recreate this for a smoother process like version 2 will offer.

    Do you think UsersWP registration process will work together with this new way of registering on the same page as adding a listing?

    Also, I have someone working on a plugin right now that will integrate into the checkout page. I hope the checkout page doesn’t change in a way that will foil what they are developing. Do you foresee the checkout Page Changing from version 1 to version 2? And if so do you think I should go ahead and show them version 2 and develop based on that?

    1. Hi,

      the checkout page belongs to the Invoicing plugin. It won-t change.

  19. I just finished reading through all of this and I must say that I am extremely excited. I just spent the last month and a half working Day and Night building a site on version 1. However I have not officially launched it yet, not intentionally anyways.

    Now I really want to convert everything over to version 2 and take advantage of all your hard work. I just paid over a grand for a plug-in to be developed andbwork with geodirectory that should be finished by the 20th for testing. This plugin is set to be in production by the 27th of this month which is my birthday 🙂

    I am holding off to launch my site officially until after this plugin has been finished. How likely do you think I will be able to at least convert the production version of the new directory and most of the add-ons most notably the payment add-ons before May 27th? I’m asking because it would be great for the developer of this plugin I am making to test on version 2 before he finishes.

    From what I read it sounds like converting from version 1 to version 2 will be easy, is this still the case? I already have a couple of paying customers, will I be able to safely move everything over before the end of the month including the paying customers without having to have them re-sign up?

    It looks like the one of the last things you were saying is the last beta will come out Monday of this week, did that happen? I may be able to install it tomorrow and start testing it out it out…

    1. Hi,
      the database conversion will be very easy. Any customization you made to V1, will have to be done from scratch for V2.
      Yes the last beta is out. Next will be the release candidate and it should be released later next week.

  20. Great to hear add-ons are allready on the works !
    Would love to see an update report soon on how many add-ons are allmost done and whats left for core except fixing bug reports.
    Like Chrisitan i too am trying to delay my site launch and hopefully get my hands on the real deal 🙂
    Hopefully soon i have time to also test out beta V2 before launch to get to know it better.

    This is and awesome upgrade and all of you guys are working on a product that is demaded and has high impact for us users and developers.

    Best of luck to all of GD team and “let the code be with you” !

    1. Thanks Heigo! We should have hopefully the last beta release out on Monday. Currently we are focusing on the main big addons like locations,events and search and will move to others after that..



  21. Just wanted to check in to see how things are going?
    I’ve been following the communication closely, as I’m holding off on a few things waiting on the new release.
    Any updates would be appreciated!


    1. Core is almost ready and we already started working on the add-ons.


  22. I want to say how appreciative we are that you kept us inform on the day to day when you released the beta version. It’s not an easy process but respected the way you put everything in your blog and candid.
    I am looking forward to using the program as to will our members.

    keep up the great work and don’t feel that you have to rush because to get it right needs time. We are loyal fans and users so we fully appreciate what you and your team are doing.

  23. Hi Paolo,

    Thanks for the update, I was just about to ask for news as the latest info I had was that you guys plan for 21 Apr (your Birthday :-)).

    Do reqregt to hear that getting all add-ons compatible to v2 will take another month, but at least we can work meanwhile on getting the page running with the core plugin. It would also be great to prioritise the work on the plugin, i.e. advanced search is probably the most commonly used one.

    Cant wait for the final versions!


    1. Definitely not possible to have all add-ons converted by then, but core should take max another couple of weeks.


  24. Hi Paolo, When do you expect the official release?

    One of the video’s mentioned Gutenberg. Are you waiting for the official release of Gutenberg? Or does it work with the beta plugin?


    1. The core plugin will be ready in a week or 2 max. We are also already working on converting add-ons for V2.

      I hope by the end of May we’ll be mostly done.

      No we will not wait for Gutenberg release, for the moment we are compatible with the plugin and it’s not mandatory to use it.


  25. I have been working with V1 for over one year and made many custom changes to both the design and functionality. Also spent hundreds of dollars doing this. As i understand almost everything in V2 is rewritten so after upgrading to V2 my custom changes will disappear. So my choice now it either stick to V1 or move to V2 and start over again. So my question is will you publish some kind of changelog or other document where a can track exactly whats new or better from V1 to help me decide if it´s worth upgrading or not?


    1. 90% of the code has changed, there will be no detailed change log or we would need a book.

  26. I hope to convince a customer to start his project with me and use WP Geo Directory.
    What is the best option :
    1) start the dev with current V1 stable release and plugins update to V2 later ?
    2) wait until V2 is released and all plugins are availbable ?


    1. this is what I’d do in a similar situation. Work with V1 on the database till V2 is out. ONce V2 is out convert (it’ll be super quick) and move to design customization if needed.


  27. Sounds great, especially the customisation on the front end as we wanted to make our ‘places’ look more like our main theme. Do you have any plans to add locations to regular ‘posts’ as well as custom posts? The plugin works perfectly for our smaller microsites, but we need to be able to assign locations to 1000 posts in order to display what places in the directory are nearby (though this is currently limited to same post types if i recall). We cannot transfer them all over into CPT as we need to use the word press media system for the images in those posts for various reasons.

    1. We’ll work on something to add location to blog posts soon after the final release of V2 and its add-ons. This won’t be added to core for sure, it’ll be an extra add-on.

      Only GD Custom Post Types will have location, we won’t add locations to CPT created by other plugins or within the theme.


  28. These are all great news! Congrats on everything you’re doing!

    For a business directory owner, it is so important to tell business linsting owners, what good does that directory do to them. So, since we don’t do bookings so we could tell them “we brought you 15 clients this month” , I think there is another metric that could help us. ‘Phone number clicks’ – each listing has a phone number attached for appointments/reservations/info etc. It would be great if we could have a report that shows us how many times which number was clicked for all the listings.

    Stiofan said that this is an interesting ideea, and that he will have more of a think once the beta is out. Any chance that you already took this into consideration?

    Thank you,

    1. Hi Vlad,

      thanks for your feedback, we’ll definitely consider your suggestions, however now we’ll focus exclusively on polishing V2 core and converting the add-ons. We’ll talk about new little features like these after final release of V2.


  29. Hi guys,
    Any update on Supreme Directory(with Directory Starter) so that I can begin testing GD V2 on that?

    1. Please use other themes for testing. We’ll get to them after V2 and all Add-ons are released.


  30. Hi Geodirectory Team, I’m your fancy fan. Great to hear you guys almost finish the BETA version and ofc these’re a really cool better improvement. I love your functions before but not the front-end, for now I can image what the beauty of the new front-end. Not need make too fancy but need to make a CTA button with the color theme, some thing like a real review/directory theme much and not just a line with a link only. I will be your tester in my free-time. Have a great dev and design!

    1. Thanks for the feedback!

  31. Hi Guys,

    I am the truely a rookie at this, but I would be happy to offer whatever assistance you like in testing v2.
    I have a site established and the only thing I’ve uploaded was a couple of the GD themes and the core plugin. So there’s nothing that we can hurt.

    Let me know how I can help.


    Joe Purcell

    1. Hi Joe,

      that is very nice of you. Beta testing is simple task:

      1 Install V2
      2 try all options repeatedly
      3 report whatever looks wrong.


  32. Oeps, Paolo, that’s not a lot of testers. I’ll see if I can do some testing after easter. Any special demands to test or issues to test?

    1. hi,
      whatever you can do is appreciated. Everything need testing.

      Thank you

  33. Hi guys,
    Is it possible for you to host a Beta GD V2 version online and send the link to us or especially Pin it on the GD Facebook Group page?
    This might get more engagement with Additional testers & accelerate the Production release.
    Just a suggestion.

    1. Hi Alphonso,

      I think it’s better if people test on their servers.

      An important part of BETA testing, is to check if everything works as expected in different servers, with different setups.

      Setting up a 1 demo with back end access for multiple users would result in a mess. You wouldn’t know if it’s a bug or someone else undoing what you are doing.

      Setting up 1 demo for each user that want to test would be a gigantic waste of time for us.

      Thanks anyway for your feedback.

  34. Any word on when this will be ready for production?

    1. As soon as testing is finished and all bugs ironed out. If you help testing and reporting bugs, it’ll take less time. So far only one member took the time to help testing.
      Thank you

  35. Great looking update guys.

    Just a question regarding it ;

    Will it be possible to assign a business logo, to display on the listings pages? Instead of images?

    Then once clicked on (to see the listing landing page) The logo appears for example on the right-hand side.

    Maybe on image uploads, for example, a user could assign ‘logo’ to the image, and ‘display on listings pages’ as a further rule. It would be nice to have a bit more control over logo/images and where they appear. Hope that makes sense.


    1. Yes it’ll be quite easy to accomplish something similar with V2. You just compose the detail page template with Gutenberg or with shortcodes.

  36. Yes, it looks great and I’m happy with your decision to rewrite and optimize the code. Like that we will all work with a modern and up-to-date directory software in the background without missing the present and future design and features of a good directory system.

    I did a good decision to choose GeoDirectory, a solid WordPress plugin with a great support team behind it.

    Is it compatible with the editor and paradigm of the Gutenberg project?

    Thank you for all your professionalism!

  37. Good! Looking forward to final 2.0 version. New desing is awesome

  38. I like it a lot, I cant wait for the Gutenberg compatibility! Will we be able to specify different Detail template if we have Multiple directory for the detail listing. Lets say a camping detail listing will be different from a Specialty shop detail listing.


    1. At the moment we only allow to set 1 template for all listing type to be composed with Gutenberg, however this is a good idea and if it’s not too complex to make it happen, I’ll ask to the dev to work on it when they convert the CPT add-on for V2.

      Thanks! 🙂

  39. Wishing that it is functional with compatibility for all the GD plugins. I sign up for the newsletter to be more informed 🙂

    1. Add-ons for GDV2 will be converted soon… As soon as core is stable enough.

  40. This is really good stuff guys!

    I am in a bit of an odd place because I’m woking on a community based platform that also uses GD as an element of the community. I’m close to finishing the dev and have put quite a bit into the customization of GD on my site. I’m now considering holding off on launching a production version of the site until a production copy of GDV2 is released along with all of the add-ons. I am currently using the majority of the add-ons as well.

    I know this is near impossible to ballpark but I’m curious to know what you guys are thinking the timeline is looking like for a production copy and add-on support?

    Thanks for any heads up.

    1. as you said it’s almost impossible to know exactly, but I’m putting a lot of pressure to make it possible by GeoDirectory next bday which is April 21st.
      I really hope we’ll be able to make it, but we can’t guarantee it. Most likely it will take a little longer.

  41. Any chance of adding this branch to the GitHub? Would make it way easier to submit bug and prs, and monitor development changes through the beta.

    1. Hi,

      It is already available, but V2 is on a different repo:


  42. Awesome job team! This all looks really amazing! You guys rock.

  43. Great, the new design looks excellent

  44. GDV2 Beta is out! Awesome!

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