Business Directory Page on Almabase
There are two parts to the process of setting up a Business Directory on Almabase -
1. Collecting the business information by creating a form
2. Displaying the business information by creating and publishing a directory
Let's go on and understand how to go about each part in detail -
Part 1: Collecting the business information
Step 1: Create a form to collect submissions for a directory.
Step 2: Add fields to the form to collect business details from the user.
Note: The fields you add here will be displayed on the Directory.
Here's a sample form for users to share their business details. If you want to create a similar one reach out to us -
Step 3: Once you have set up the required fields, turn ON the toggle to Accept Submissions.
You're now all set to collect business details from the users 😃
Tip: Share the form through social media, email, or publish it on a page -
Part 2 - Listing/Displaying the business information
I. Creating a Directory
The next step after setting up a form is to set up a Directory to display what you collected through the form.
Step 2: Click on Add Directory. Enter a name and select the form created to collect business details as the source.
Step 3: Display settings is 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 of their businesses 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help 😃 .