Social Importer - Setup Guide

This setup guide will run through a typical setup of the Social Importer extension from start to finish.


The Social Importer extension lets you import information from social sites such as Facebook, Yelp and Tripadvisor simply by entering the page URL. For services such as Tripadvisor, you do not need to even setup an API key -- we utilize Direct URL Parsing to import information. 

Social Importer works perfectly with any Facebook post, and can import information such as Title, Description, Business Hourse, Address (GPS), Videos, Images, Contact Info (Phone, Email), and a lot more!

For a full list of features see the Social Importer product page.


The first step if you haven't already, is to install the Social Importer extension. This can be done by following our guides on how to install an extension.

Step 1 - Settings

Once installed and activated, you can find the Social Importer settings at GeoDirectory > Settings > Social Importer

Social Importer extension comes with sane defaults meaning the default settings will work for the majority of users, however, there are many customizations that can be done via the settings, for a full explanation of what all the settings do please see the Settings Overview docs in this section.

Step 2 - Setting up the Social Services

Social Importer supports three major services -- Facebook, Yelp and Tripadvisor. You can setup each of these to work with Social Importer by following the guidelines in these docs: 

Step 3 - Frontend

Once you have set everything up, you can visit the Add Listing page on the frontend. You'll notice a new field therein: 

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