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How to Setup a Custom Directory on Almabase?
How to Setup a Custom Directory on Almabase?

See how to create a custom directory

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Written by Sarita Markande
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A Directory Page on Almabase

There are two parts to the process of setting up a Directory on Almabase πŸ‘‡

1. Collecting the information to list on the Directory by creating a form

2. Displaying the information by creating and publishing a directory.

Let's understand how to go about each part in detail -

Part 1 - Collecting Information

You need first to input or gather the information that you want to list in a directory.

You can do so using a form. We have a specific form category for Directories.

Step 1: Create a form to collect submissions for a directory.

Step 2: Add fields to the form to collect details from the user.

  • Note: The fields you add here will be displayed in the Directory.

Here's a sample form for users to share their stories πŸ‘‡

Step 3: Once you have set up the required fields, turn the toggle ON to Accept Submissions.

You're now all set to collect details from the users πŸ˜ƒ

    • Tip: Share the form through social media, email, or publish it on a page

Part 2 - Listing/Displaying the information

I. Creating a Directory

After setting up a form to collect information, the next step is to set up a Directory to display it.

Step 1: On the admin panel, go to Tools > Directories. Click on the plus icon to add a directory.

    • Note: If you don't see this option, reach out to your account manager or email us at

Step 2: Enter a name and select the form created to collect details as the source.

Step 3: Display settings are where you select the form fields to be displayed on the Directory.

a) Set up the summary view -

b) Set up other fields -

Step 4: Once fields to be displayed on the directory are set up, go to the Preview & Embed tab and check out how the directory will look once you publish it on a page.

    • Note: You will not see anything in the preview if there are no form submissions.

Click on one of the cards, and you will see the detailed view.

If there are some fields you want to re-order, go back to the Settings tab and edit the Display settings.

II. Publishing the Directory

Once the users start sharing details through the form, you're good to publish the directory on a page.

If you need any help setting it up or if you have any questions at all, email us at We are here to help πŸ˜ƒ

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