Setting Up a Directory

See how to publish stories, create job lists, business directory, alumni resources list - newsletter, yearbooks, etc. using Directories

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Written by Sweta Kumari
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Directories let you create a library of valuable information and have it easily accessible to the users when they need it.

What you get with Directories:

  • Publish a variety of content, keeping it organized and easily accessible.

  • Encourage users to add content wherever relevant.

  • Have users publicize the valuable information you add to the directory with users who are unaware of it.

  • Gather feedback by analyzing what the users access or look for more frequently.

Step 1:

Go to the Directories setup page

On the admin panel, go to Tools and then Directories. Click on the plus icon to add a new directory ๐Ÿ‘‡

Step 2:

Select one of the pre-set templates or create one from scratch

There are a couple of pre-set templates that we have added based on the common use cases for Directories like Stories, Newsletter, Business Directory, and a few more.

You can select one of those or create one from the top.

Creating a Directory from pre-set templates

If you choose a pre-set template, all the setup needed to publish a Directory will be done for you.

  1. Form with all the relevant fields and settings would be linked.

  2. Display settings for the Directory will be all set.

  3. Filters and sort options will be added, too.

All you have to do is get a few entries added to the Directory and publish it.

    • Note: The setup is not hard-set. You are free to make changes as you wish.

    • Recommendation: Make changes to the form before adding any entry. Certain forms settings are disabled once the entries are in.

Creating a Custom Directory

Choose this if you want to set up a Directory from the ground up โ€”

Step 1 - Create a form to collect the information to be listed.

Step 2 - Set up a Directory to display the information in an organized way.

    • Recommendation: Use this option only when any pre-set directory doesn't suit your needs.

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