Connections Business Directory Toolbar


This is an extension plugin for the Connections Business Directory Plugin. Quick click access without having to scroll to all of Connections admin pages from either the admin or the front end for easy management. You can even go to a specific settings tab of filter the entry list with a single click making you life easier.

Why not just include this with the plugin as an option? Two reasons, the admin bar has limited space and to limit the amount of core plugin options and code.

Here are some other great free extensions (with more on the way) that enhance your experience with the business directory:


  • Toolbar :: Provide quick links to the admin pages from the admin bar.
  • Login :: Provides a simple-to-use login shortcode and widget.

Custom Fields


  • Face Detect :: Applies face detection before cropping an image.

Premium Extensions

  • Authored :: Displays a list of blog posts written by the entry on their profile page.
  • Contact :: Displays a contact form on the entry’s profile page to allow your visitors to contact the entry without revealing their email address.
  • CSV Import :: Bulk import your data in to your directory.
  • Custom Category Order :: Order your categories exactly as you need them.
  • Form :: Allow site visitor to submit entries to your directory. Also provides frontend editing support.
  • Link :: Links a WordPress user to an entry so that user can maintain their entry with or without moderation.
  • ROT13 Encryption :: Protect email addresses from being harvested from your business directory by spam bots.
  • SiteShot :: Show a screen capture of the entry’s website.
  • Widget Pack :: A set of feature rich, versatile and highly configurable widgets that can be used to enhance your directory.


This plugin was inspired by the EDD Toolbar plugin by�daveshine (David Decker).


Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.


Why doesn’t it show up for me?

This will only show up in the admin bar if the user logged in has the manage_options capability.


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Contributors & Developers

“Connections Business Directory Toolbar” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.4 03/14/2023

  • TWEAK: Remove use of deprecated cn_loaded action hook.
  • TWEAK: Add plugin properties.
  • TWEAK: Utilize cnText_Domain::register() to register the text domain.
  • TWEAK: Remove unused global constants.
  • TWEAK: Make plugin singleton a final class.
  • TWEAK: Set plugin version as class constant.
  • TWEAK: Update class singleton instance validation.
  • TWEAK: Do not double initialize the class singleton.
  • TWEAK: Remove unused class property.
  • TWEAK: Update method name to better reflect its function.
  • TWEAK: Update urls to be https.
  • OTHER: Update copyright.
  • DEV: Update plugin and README.txt file header.
  • DEV: phpDoc corrections.
  • DEV: Update tested to WP 6.2.

1.3 10/31/2022

  • TWEAK: Remove use of deprecated cnFormObjects::tokenURL() method replaced with _nonce::url().
  • TWEAK: Qualifier can be replaced with an import.
  • OTHER: Update README.txt header.
  • OTHER: Correct misspellings.

1.2 07/13/2021

  • TWEAK: Support the new Taxonomy API. Custom Taxonomies will now display in the Manage menu branch.
  • BUG: Fix the link to the Categories admin page, utilizing the Taxonomy API vs a hard coded link.

1.1.1 05/03/2021

  • OTHER: Update support links.
  • OTHER: Change http to https in links.
  • OTHER: Removed use of unused declared variable.
  • OTHER: Remove used of deprecated tag attribute.
  • DEV: phpDoc correction.
  • DEV: Update plugin header.
  • DEV: Update the README.txt header.

1.1 11/12/2015

  • BUG: Fix admin URLs.
  • OTHER: Minor phpDoc fixes.
  • OTHER: Update copyright date.
  • OTHER: Readme file updates.
  • DEV: Update the .git* files.
  • DEV: Code beautification.

1.0.1 05/05/2014

  • BUG: Fix the manage page moderation filter links.
  • TWEAK: Removed the action which would deactivate Toolbar if Connections was not activate.
  • TWEAK: The plugin now hooks into the cn_loaded action rather than plugins_loaded.

1.0 09/01/2013

  • Initial release.