Before proceeding to the steps of instructions below, make sure that the GeoDirectory plugin is installed and activated in your site. After you have activated the said plugin, you will see a ‘WordPress Message‘ asking you if you want to set the Google Maps API KEY, and another message to set your default location.

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Setting a Google Maps API KEY:

  1. Go to ‘WordPress Message‘ asking you if you want to set the Google Maps API KEY and click the ‘Click here‘ link to go to your ‘GeoDirectory‘ > ‘Design‘ > ‘Map.’
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  2. Then follow the instructions in the Add Google API KEY article of the GeoDirectory plugin on how to set your Google Map API KEY.

Setting the default location:

  1. On the ‘WordPress Message‘ asking you if you want to set the default location click the ‘Click here‘ link to go to your ‘GeoDirectory‘ > ‘Set Default Location.’
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  1. After that, follow the instructions in the GD Core Plugin – Default Location article of the GeoDirectory plugin on how to set your default location.

Change Permalink settings:

  1. Go to your ‘WordPress Dashboard‘ > ‘Settings‘ > ‘Permalinks.’
  2. In the ‘Permalink Settings‘ page go to the ‘Common Settings‘ setting and select the ‘Post name‘ option.
  3. Finally, click the ‘Save Changes‘ button.

Importing Dummy Data:

  1. Go to your ‘WordPress Dashboard‘ > ‘GeoDirectory‘ > ‘General.’
  2. In the ‘General‘ section, click the ‘Dummy Data‘ tab.
  3. Inside of the ‘Dummy Data‘ tab, go to the ‘Data Type‘ column. Here you can select the amount of listing you would like to import, just select your desired amount in the drop-down.
  4. Finally, click the ‘Insert Data‘ button and wait for a few minutes until the importation process has completed.
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For more documentation about the ‘GeoDirectory’ plugin, just visit their documentation page through this link.