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What's a good directory template/ plugin? NOT community box

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Site URL: https://www.sliim.org

I'm having trouble finding a good directory plugin I can use for Squarespace. I used community box and have been having endless problems with functionality and accessibility. Is there another site similar to it that works better? I can't seem to find anything about directories for squarespace.

If you go to my site and go to Find a Practitioner, you'll see where the directory loads. This is a super important aspect of my site and business. I really need to change this ASAP. Thank you

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On 11/30/2020 at 8:45 PM, NatashaP said:

Hi there,

I Created a Directory on Squarespace using a blog and archive block.
I created a blog for every business listing with the info and a map on that and had the archive list there for people to select the categories they're after.

Hope this helps! 


Hey Natasha, 

Do you have an example of how your directory looks like? I'd love to know how you used the archive block. Thanks!

Sophia Ojha
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Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains (North Carolina, USA)
Squarespace Web Designer and Biz Coach to Web Designers

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Hey, I have a similar question.

I am building a site that needs a members directory. And I need to members directory to be a recurring yearly subscription. As far as I have researched, I have a few options:

1. Add in https://www.communitybox.co/ as the directory, and manually handle new entries

2. Use squarespace members area for the subscription, and inside the members area add a link for members to update their details in communitybox

3. Use https://www.memberspace.com/ as the members area (which uses communitybox as a directory) and embed into my site

4. Use https://membershipworks.com/ as a members area and login.


Does anyone have any advise on what the best workflow would be, and what integrates the best and the most seamlessly for members to use?

Thanks, Justin

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I use the SquareSpace Members Area with CommunityBox.

So people pay for the membership and then create their own directory listing behind the paywall.

It's a nightmare... but slightly less nightmarish than having to create all the entries manually every time using the blog pages.

Pain points of this method:

• Directory members have to create a SECOND login to create/edit their own listings, so they are ALL CONFUSED by this since they just created a login when signing up for the Membership.

• CommunityBox is buggy, but reliably buggy, so I can create FAQ answers to these questions that always come up.

• CommunityBox search sux. If a person searches for the next town over, the listing will not come up. They have a Map tool, which is great, but I wish the search function was better for users to find listings "near me".

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