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November 20, 2016
JESSE JESSE
  • JESSE
    JESSE
    Newbie 28 points

    Hi All,

    I am launching Etsiva.com which is a directory of nearly 30,000 public records websites in the US. Etsiva roughly translates to “detective” in the Finnish language. Catchy huh? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    My primary audience includes researchers, journalists and investigators who need a good way to find public records information (criminal records, etc).

    I have indexed and categorized all of the sources – you can browse all of the by category here

    Categories include things like criminal records, federal records, property records, tax liens, etc.

    I would appreciate any feedback you may have.

    For future enhancements – I’m thinking of possibly integrating BuddyPress.

    Thanks!

    November 20, 2016 at 4:26 am
  • Josh
    Josh
    Super Guru 13,887 points

    Hello Jesse,
    Looks great.Though the Contact button at the top is not responsive.You could use bootstrap responsive buttons instead

    November 20, 2016 at 9:57 am

  • andy
    Newbie 12 points

    Got a question for you, but how did you have all those search result for public listing return after a search so accurately.

    I run business directory site for owners to list their businesses, and customers to review them. What I am running into is I have to enter every business manually. That takes time trying to list 20k business.

    Is there a way to automate the process. for example if I want all the plumbers listed for Houston is there a way to do this automatically with code or some sort of plugin?

    March 5, 2017 at 10:11 am
  • JESSE
    JESSE
    Newbie 28 points

    Hi Edith,

    You’ll want to use the import/export plugin, which allows you to import directly from a spreadsheet into your directory site.

    You can access it here.

    CSV Spreadsheet Import Plugin

    Hope that helps!

    Jesse

    March 6, 2017 at 1:34 am
  • Josh
    Josh
    Super Guru 13,887 points

    Thanks for sharing Jesse :)

    March 6, 2017 at 12:54 pm

  • andy
    Newbie 12 points

    seems that you have to add every business manually in the spreadsheet, which is time consuming

    April 21, 2017 at 1:31 pm
  • JESSE
    JESSE
    Newbie 28 points

    Hi Edith,

    Not really. I maintain most of the listings in an Access database locally, then I upload them to the site using the CSV Import plugin.

    April 22, 2017 at 12:50 am

  • andy
    Newbie 12 points

    Jesse can you email me I need someone to do this for me. I just don’t know how. I can pay you do it. Let me know what you think. send me a message here: ojidbs1 at gmail dot com.

    May 2, 2017 at 2:53 pm
  • Troin
    Troin
    Newbie 28 points

    Great site … Are you taking request for customizations ? For example the location tracker.

    May 5, 2017 at 11:55 am
  • Troin
    Troin
    Newbie 28 points

    By the way, when I click on change location Google API broke.

    May 5, 2017 at 11:57 am

  • MARIN
    Newbie 2 points

    A ton of work!! Need states name in alphabetical order!! and not mix with generic.!

    take not essential info at different level. you may create importance criteria level access.

    December 21, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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