Best Directory WordPress Theme 2020
First version of our Directory WordPress theme was released in January 2013 as an absolutely unique theme concept, first time ever on themeforest. You’re able to easily set up an online directory portal listing categorized items of any type – companies, shops, websites and so on. We’ve spent quite a long time developing the theme as many things were changed several times to make it right.
WordPress Directory Theme was continuously updated with new features, it was getting better and better. Over the two years Directory WordPress theme received almost 100 free updates, which is remarkable.
In the beginning of 2015 we started working on new Directory WordPress theme update. We made a list of our customer requirements and new theme was born. This brand new Directory WordPress theme is coming to all our existing Directory customers free of charge.
Extension plugins are not included in the Directory WordPress theme package. Yes – theme and plugins do cost more that a generic multi-purpose theme, but you’re not buying just a WordPress Directory theme, you’re buying yourself a fully working and proven online directory business.
Best Directory WordPress theme features for 2020
There are new useful layout options:
- Half Layout – ideal for category and search pages with rich map
- Fullwidth Collapsed Layout – saves vertical space
- Standard Fullwidth Layout – long time classic, everything in its place
You’re able to set up many different headers per any page:
Each Directory listing detail page can have in the header one of the following:
- Standard OpenStreetMap / Standard Google map
- 3D Google map
- Street view
- Business view
- Static image
- No image
Available Extension plugins
Some things in the demo are commercial add-ons that aren’t included in the download. Directory WordPress theme is tested & fully compatible with the following extension plugins. These plugins are not required for your website to function and only needed if you require the additional functionality provided. These plugins are not bundled with the theme.
- WP Super Cache – caching engine for WordPress
- WooCommerce – eCommerce solution for WordPress
- WordPres SEO by Yoast – untimate SEO plugin
- Mailchimp for WordPress – Mailchimp newsletter system integration
- Easy Admin – simplified administration for users
- Get Directions – turn-by-turn navigation to selected destinations
- Announcements Bar – allows you to display adverts on top of all pages
- Quick Comments – get in touch with your website visitors
- AIT Updater – automatic WordPress theme and plugins updates
- AIT Comments extension – be GDPR compliant
- Directory Migration – one click content migration from the old Directory to new Directory WordPress Theme
- Claim Listing – Let Your Users Claim Their Business
- Advanced Filters – Refine Your Search Results
- Item Extension – Item Custom Fields
- AIT Languages – Multilingual Support & Translations Plugin
- Paypal Payments – Payment Gateway Plugin
- Paypal Subscriptions – Recurring & Automatic Payments
- Stripe Payments
- CSV Import / Export – One click Items Transfer
- Item Reviews – Reviews and Rating Plugin
- Events Pro – Event management for users
We’ve simplified your life and prepared you also over 14k category icons and map pins to start your online business faster.
30+ Page Builder Elements:
Absolutely unique features of Directory WordPress theme:
- Fully Responsive Design
- Drag&Drop Page Builder
- Over 30 elements to build your website
- Google Fonts
- Mega Menu
- Sidebar Manager
- SEO Tools
- Google Rich Snippets
- Geolocation support in km and miles
- Frontend registration for guests
- Guests can administer their own listings
- Ability to get pointer on the map from address
- Administrator can define packages and set the price
- Wide / Narrow layout style
- Advertising spaces
- Contact form on listing detail page
- Listing by location or category
- Featured items
- Listing sorting
- You can easily Backup all your data and admin settings
- Many portfolio layouts that can be used on any page.
- Widgets ready sidebar & footer
- Image & Template caching for better performance
- Google Analytics & Google Maps integration
- Custom CSS field for your own styles
- Automatic theme updates
- Theme is built on our robust MVC framework that means that HTML design is completely separated from other PHP. Making updates cannot be easier.
- And many more…
Google Maps API limits
There is no issue using Google Maps on directory sites unless number of map loads is not higher than 25000 a day. If number of calls to Google is higher, you need to purchase Google maps for Business license. Please check the following url for more details.
Or you can switch with a single click to OpenStreetMap which is the best free alternative.
Note: Images used on our demo sites are proprietary images and are not included in the theme package.