The first two settings on the “General” tab tell the plugin where you’ve placed the shortcodes [directory] and [directory_submit]. Don’t forget to set these, as a few functions rely on them to return proper permalinks.
The taxonomy and post type slugs determine how a URL will appear when viewing either the category display pages or an individual listing. Remember that you probably want these to be different from the page slugs where you placed the shortcodes.
This is the page where the [directory] shortcode has been placed. It is the front page or starting point for your directory and will be the url used for the “Home” link in the Directory’s navigation bar. The plugin will automatically create a page titled “Directory” with the shortcode already added to it however, you may chose to change this to any page you wish.
Submit Listing Page.
This is the page where the [directory_submit] shortcode has been placed. This page is also automatically set up when the plugin is activated. This is the url where site visitors will be able to submit a listing to be included in your directory if you choose to allow Public Submissions.
Manage Listings Page.
This is the page where the [directory_manage] shortcode has been placed. This page is also automatically set up when the plugin is activated. This is the url where site visitors will be able to edit or remove the listings they have submitted to your directory if you choose to allow Public Submissions.
These settings control the default url slugs for your directory links. By default these are set to “listings” and “listing” respectively however, you can change these to whatever you wish. The slugs should be all lowercase and contain only letters, numbers, and hyphens.
The default URL for multiple listings (Categories view)
Post Type Slug.
The default URL for single listing views
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