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IMPORTANT NOTE: Developer documentation is provided as a guide for advanced developers wanting to customize their BD website beyond the available default settings. Please keep in mind, although the Brilliant Directories support team is trained to assist with general questions related to default settings, if you need assistance with advanced developer coding, please contact a professional web developer. Here is a link to find knowledgeable developers: https://marketplace.brilliantdirectories.com/search_results

Common Variable List
The following is a list of all the variables used on the system and in what cases (pages, parts of the system) they are used. The list is almost complete an...
Default Post Variable Cheatsheet
developers, adding and editing PHP post variables is possible. By default, the platform includes variables that can be echoed using PHP within Post template...
Using Text Labels with Percentage Shortcode
  In this article you are going to learn more about the text Labels, these are variables that appear between percent signs (%) and are pre-processed before...
Google Location Administrative Levels
In all, Brilliant Directories has five location types that you can set to either "bounds" or "radius". But what are Bounds and Radius Lo...
Displaying Member Sub Level Categories (getMemberSubCategory Function)
A website owner may want to display a certain set of Sub Level Categories associated with a member.  To make it as easy as possible to do this, while offeri...
How to use Bootstrap
Here on Brilliant Directories we select the very best technologies for our partners. One of this is Bootstrap. Bootstrap is a Front-End Framework that adds ...
Important $w Array Update
As of November 1st, 2018, several keys found in the $w array will no longer be available in this array and will only be available through the new static met...
How to Edit Font Colors For Private Member Chat Module
In this article, we will be showing how to edit font colors, sizes etc. on Private Member Chat add-on. Every element on Chat Messages section under m...
Transcription Field
When a custom field is added to a form in the Forms Manager, there are a few specific Field Types that will cause the system to save the data s...
How to Allow Custom Search Query Widgets for Post Types
It is possible as the admin to activate this option to allow custom search query widgets for post types. *Before activating this functionality  bear in ...