Connections Business Directory Certifications


This is an extension plugin for the Connections Business Directory plugin please be sure to install and active it before adding this plugin.

What does this plugin do? It adds the ability to add certifications and assign them to you business directory entries.

The certifications of an entry can optionally be shown as a content block within a template or with the supplied widget int the theme’s sidebar.


Here are some great free extensions (with more on the way) that enhance your experience with Connections Business Directory:


  • Toolbar :: Provides quick links to the admin pages from the admin bar.
  • Login :: Provides a simple to use login shortcode and widget.
  • Anniversary and Birthday Emails :: Add the ability to automatically send a customizable email to entries on their anniversary or birthday.

Custom Fields


  • Face Detect :: Applies face detection before cropping an image.

Premium Extensions

  • Authored :: Displays a list of blog posts written by the entry on their profile page.
  • Contact :: Displays a contact form on the entry’s profile page to allow your visitors to contact the entry without revealing their email address.
  • CSV Import :: Bulk import your data in to your directory.
  • Custom Category Order :: Order your categories exactly as you need them.
  • Custom Entry Order :: Allows you to easily define the order that your business directory entries should be displayed.
  • Enhanced Categories :: Adds many features to the categories.
  • Form :: Allow site visitor to submit entries to your directory. Also provides frontend editing support.
  • Link :: Links a WordPress user to an entry so that user can maintain their entry with or without moderation.
  • ROT13 Encryption :: Protect email addresses from being harvested from your business directory by spam bots.
  • SiteShot :: Show a screen capture of the entry’s website.
  • Widget Pack :: A set of feature rich, versatile and highly configurable widgets that can be used to enhance your directory.

Premium Templates

Connections Business Directory comes with a couple templates to get you started which fully support the Template Customizer. In addition to these free templates there are many premium templates available to take your business directory the level visually.

  • Circled :: A simple but bold template specifically designed for displaying small team or staff directory.
  • cMap :: Our most popular go to template for a business directory and chamber of commerce business directory, featuring full Template Customizer support.
  • Excerpt Plus :: Simple design which features a directory entry name, photo thumbnail and excerpt.
  • Gridder :: Another simple but bold template which displays the directory in a grid layout. Perfect for displaying a small team or staff directory
  • Slim Plus :: Specifically designed to take up as little space on the page as possible.
  • Tile Plus :: This template was purposely designed to display the directory in a grid or column layout.


Using the WordPress Plugin Search

  1. Navigate to the Add New sub-page under the Plugins admin page.
  2. Search for connections business directory certifications.
  3. The plugin should be listed first in the search results.
  4. Click the Install Now link.
  5. Lastly click the Activate Plugin link to activate the plugin.

Uploading in WordPress Admin

  1. Download the plugin zip file and save it to your computer.
  2. Navigate to the Add New sub-page under the Plugins admin page.
  3. Click the Upload link.
  4. Select Connections Business Directory Certifications zip file from where you saved the zip file on your computer.
  5. Click the Install Now button.
  6. Lastly click the Activate Plugin link to activate the plugin.

Using FTP

  1. Download the plugin zip file and save it to your computer.
  2. Extract the Connections Business Directory Certifications zip file.
  3. Create a new directory named connections-business-directory-certifications directory in the ../wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  4. Upload the files from the folder extracted in Step 2.
  5. Activate the plugin on the Plugins admin page.


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Contributors & Developers

“Connections Business Directory Certifications” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.4.1 05/04/2021

  • TWEAK: Remove use of create_function().
  • OTHER: Update copyright year.
  • OTHER: Change http to https in links.
  • DEV: Correct code alignment.
  • DEV: phpDoc correction.
  • DEV: Update README.txt plugin header.

1.4 05/13/2020

  • I18N: Add German (Germany) translation.
  • OTHER: Update plugin naming to match current convention.
  • OTHER: Update copyright year.
  • OTHER: Update plugin tags.
  • OTHER: Bump “Tested up to” to version 5.4.
  • OTHER: Bump “Requires PHP” to version 5.6.20.
  • OTHER: Bump “Requires at least” to version 4.7.12.
  • OTHER: Update URLs to https.

1.3 08/01/2018

  • FEATURE: Add support for the Gravity Forms Connector.
  • I18N: Update Dutch (Netherlands) translation files. Props Age!

1.2 08/01/2018

  • FEATURE: Add support for CSV export.
  • BUG: Correct fatal bug. Calling nonexistent method.

1.1 07/19/2018

  • FEATURE: Add support for the CSV Import extension so certifications can now be imported and attached to entries.
  • TWEAK: Utilize cnText_Domain to load translations.
  • I18N: Add POT file.
  • I18N: Add Dutch (Netherlands) translation. props Age
  • OTHER: Update readme.txt.
  • OTHER: Update plugin header copyright year.
  • OTHER: Update plugin tags.
  • OTHER: Bump requires WP version to 4.5.3 to match requirements of core Connections plugin.

1.0 10/26/2017

  • Initial release.