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ListingPro 2.5 is now available for download!

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Are you ready to build your NextGen online directory startup? With 2.5 release, you can take your ideas to the next level.

Here are some of the top features available in 2.5 release

Elementor Page builder

One of the much-awaited features for ListingPro is here. A lot of users including some top influencers have been waiting for this feature. We are so excited to inform you that ListingPro will now support the Elementor page builder which will allow you to drag and drop elements from front-end while having the live preview of what you are building.


WPBaker Frontend EDITOR

Even though Elementor is great we still have hardcore fans for WPBakery. So we have great news for them as well. With 2.5 release the WPBakery fans don’t need to be left behind. You will now also have a front-end editor to spin pages much faster.


🗺️ Open STREET Maps (FREE)

Openstreet Maps used in the archive page. (Free Google Maps alternative)

No more worrying about paying for Google Maps just for getting the map working in your directory. OpenStreet map will work for you right out of the box and all you have to do is make sure Map type is set to OpenStreet map.

You will still need Google Maps for other features such as Near Me, AutoFill, Auto-Locate and so on. But with OpenStreet maps, you can save a lot and not have to worry about going through the trouble of creating an API or paying anything just for having a map.


⭐ Advanced Multi-Criteria Ratings

Reviews & ratings is a core feature of a directory without it visitors cannot really share their experience about any business. Of course, ListingPro had reviews & rating feature from day one and later we introduced a simple multi-criteria rating option to allow admins to have up to 4 different criteria but those were all global. With 2.5 release, we are introducing the Advanced Multi-Criteria ratings which will allow admins to create unlimited criteria but also different groups of criteria for different categories.

So if you are a directory that has listings for various different industries such as restaurants, hotels, automotive, or healthcare it doesn’t matter, you can have a unique set of criteria for each industry. Not all categories have unique criteria, so you have the option to create Global Criteria that will be applied to all categories that are not unique.

Let’s take a look at a few examples. For the restaurant category, you can have different criteria that of a hotel category.

Restaurant

  • Taste
  • Cleanliness
  • Service
  • Ambiance
  • Price
  • Portion

Hotel

  • Service
  • Cleanliness
  • Communication
  • Location
  • Value
  • Parking


Set Order Priority for Search Result

Now you will be able to set an order priority for the search results on the archive page.

  • Claimed
  • By Title (A – Z or Z – A)
  • By Date (Most recently published)
  • Most Viewed
  • Most Reviewed
  • Highest Rated
  • Random


Google Analytics for Business Users

In addition to the insights provided by the default user dashboard that’s available for listing owners out of the box, business owners can use Google Analytics to get insight into each listing. All it needs is a UA code provided by Google Analytics. It can also provide valuable insights that can help you to shape the success strategy of your business. Learn how many people are visiting your listing and from where. Additionally also learn how long they are staying on the listings.


✅ Claim now 2.0

After getting feedback from our users we have totally redesigned the experience to claim a listing. User can now attach a file while submitting a claim request and also can either choose to signup or login if it’s a returning user.

Attach a file for verification.
Sign up for new user before submitting the claim.
Sign in for returning users before submitting the claim.


🤑 Show MONTHLY BREAKDOWN of ANNUAL PRICING PLANS

Annual pricing plans are broken down to display the monthly cost. Before if the annual cost was $100 it will show only $100 in big and bold font which could be a bit intimidating for the users. Instead now it will show the monthly breakdown first ($8.3) in big and bold font and also give the total annual cost below to help increase conversion rate.


Advanced FES Form Builder

Front-End Submission (FES) Form

Front-End Submission (FES) form is one of the top core features of a directory that allows business owners to submit their business listings. ListingPro had this feature built-in in from day one. But before 2.5 you were able to do very limited customization by adding custom fields and features. But with 2.5 you will be able to use a drag-and-drop form builder that gives ultimate control over how you want to build your entire front-end listing form for any industry. We even designed it in a way that it looks and feels very familiar to all native WordPress users.

Advanced FES Form Builder
Default Fields Tab
Custom Fields Tab
New Custom Form Field


Custom Lead form builder

An easy drag-&-drop Lead form builder gives full control over how you or your users want to build the lead form on listing details page for any industry. There are all types of fields from simple text to advance range fields that can be created.


Events calendar

Event Calendar is another major feature in this release. It comes with various different styles such as full calendar view, split view, and more.


📅 Appointments Booking

Whether you are running a directory for Tax Accountants, Dentists, Lawyers or for any kind of business that needs to accepts appointment booking, you can now allow your business listing owners to accept appointments using our free built-in simple appointment booking feature that takes no time or technical knowledge to setup for you as an Admin or for your business owners.

How can a user book an appointment?

From front end users can switch between calendar view or individual day slider to find the right day and time slot. Once they find it they can enter their details and submit. The requested appointment time slot will be removed from the available slots. Only if the listing owner decides to cancel the slot until the slot has been

Preview of calendar view of appointments booking on listing details page.
Preview of all available slots in a day for appointments booking on listing details page.

How does listing owner approve and manage appointments?

List of all appointments requested with scheduler’s details
Appointments settings for listing owner

From the listing owner dashboard, a user can approve or cancel a pending request and click more to view more details of the user who requested an appointment in the side panel.

Switch to calendar view to see all the approved appointments.

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  • I currently have Listingpro with support. How do I upgrade?? Everything in wordpress is updated including the Listingpro theme and when I try to download a new file from Themeforest it downloads the same file as I have. I’ve tried everything I can think of and nothing has worked.

    How is everyone updating? I’ve been waiting for this update, now that its here I can’t get it updated. Please help!

  • I don’t suppose it’s a necessity but what if I were running a sale for people that upgraded or signed up early or even referrals it would be cool to be able to push that to their dashboard.

  • Please add whatsaap functionality in share listing which is not available in directory theme. And whatsaap call is also not working properly it shows that no isn’t in contact list.please fix this issue.

  • Please update multiple pics in menu section. There we can add only one pic for particular menu. There should be arrangement for adding multiple pics according to selected items.

  • Hi Listing Pro Team,

    Love the update, but it seem’s that you’re Listing Pro Wizard or the “One-Time Backward Compatiblity Wizard” is not working, at least for us. No Actions happens when we click on it.

    But otherwise appreciate the update highly!

    • I have the same issue – Click on the Wizard, nothing happens. No JS error in the inspector. Once this message appears you can’t navigate to any other pages without this message appearing.

      • I’ve been able to bypass the wizard now, by manually removing the Listing Pro Plugin as this seems to be the problem here. After deleting it in the Web Directory over FTP and installing it via (Appearance>Install Plugin) it solved the problem for me.

        • Thanks for that comment. The new Listingpro update is asking me for a JS composer (WP Bakery) update but I can´t do that apparently without paying. Did you have a problem like that? (Because of the wizard problem I’m trying to update all plugins except Listing plugin.)
          Another one, could you install Elementor and have the Listingpro option block inside it? What I need is the Listing Posts and Listing Categories options. Thx for your help. Have a good one

          • Hi Luis,

            As I’m not an official representative of Listingpro, I can only provide answer’s based on our experience, but regarding your questions:

            – The WP Bakery Plugin is indeed only possible to update to the newest version through payment. However, as far as I understand Listing Pro 2.5 has updated it further (not to the newest one) and doesn’t require the newest version of the Plugin as the Theme elements work with that version. So you can ignore the message for an update concerning the JS composer.

            – I’m more familiar with WP Baker, but given the changelog of Listing Pro, you should be able to freely install Elementor as your Frontend-Editor and use the Listing Pro elements as well.

            Hope this helps

  • Good evolution of the listing.

    I recommand you to focus on basic of SEO for increase the quality :
    – remove H1 title for connect button etc… Not use HN title to make a good vizualisation, it’s for the seo!
    – simplify CSS, JS to speed up the site (your plug in minify is not enought good, I prefer wp rocket) But even with wp rocket, there is to many CSS block the view of page etc…
    -schemas edit for each listing to help google to rank each listing (adress data, feature data, …)

    I hope my coments will be read by the developer team, it’s important for our business and so your business

  • I downloaded the update but my pricing plans disappeared from the page and I can’t find the code. I can’t find the command center as well.

  • Listingpro wizard is not working ini this new release,

    why don’t you resolve this issue, One-Time Backward Compatiblity Wizard? I reported this

    and you have released new version without a demo

  • When I emailed with one of your representatives about 3 weeks ago and specifically asked if the new version would include an events calendar I was told that it would! I do not see this. Could you let us know please when exactly this will be added or if at all?

  • My big question is will there finally be an events calendar? You’ve been teasing this new feature for awhile now but no indication when it will be added to an update. Will this be included in 2.5?

  • Hi: Just wondering if there will be any work to convert an existing directory to the new 2.5 version. Have you been testing with existing directories to see if everything loads up ok? I’m hoping that we only need to do more customization and the data stays intact.
    Thanks, Anne

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  • Hello, can you just stop beating about the bush and share everything that is coming up? We need to plan around the next features but since you guys are not sharing the mandatory ‘patch notes’, we are having a tough time planning around it.

    • This ‘big update announcement’ has been now going on for over two weeks. Your click to share buttons don’t work so I cant find out what the hidden big feature is.

      Pleaae stop messing around with very poorly and outdated marketing strategies and stick to creating and fixing ListingPro. People who want to know about the updates have already bought your product so don’t need some fake anticipation buiding.

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  • ListingPro is definitely the best directory on the market no matter what business you want to run with it.
    The features and the UX are way better than others, if you really need an additional feature you can still add some code yourself but really it has so much to give out of the box.
    Really happy with these brand new features coming in January, they keep getting better.
    For those wondering about the support, they are very skilled and would respond quickly.

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