WordPress Directory Themes
Hi everybody and welcome to this episode of the best wordpress directory theme. In this episode I’m gonna walk you through 10 directory themes that you can use to create a listing website. I’ll talk about the features and advantages of these themes so you can make an informed decision. And don’t forget to subscribe my channel and press the bell icon to get all the updates and new videos. Now the core features.
At number 10, we have ListGo. It has 16+ unique homepage demos which you may use with just one click. Or you may also choose to use the elements to create your own demo. Apart from that, it has 9 home creative and 12 home layouts. The explore section contains 5 different niches to search from in a quick click. The listings section contains an option to show your top rated listings while the single styles give you freedom to portray favorite listings more beautifully. You can also sort your listings by destination. And guess what……. With The integrated Wiloke design tool, you can create your own listing box in minutes! The pages section comes with some great options such as promotions and events. There’s also a blog section to connect better with your audience. Other features include Google auto location, Google reCaptcha, Opentable, Stripe, email notification template, and many more.
Next on my list of best directory theme wordpress is Listeo. And what I liked most of this theme is that it looks well organized. On the upper portion, there’s the classic search option followed by popular categories and most visited places. Then there’s the tour planning section and the key excerpts from the blog. And finally, the helpful inks and contact us section. If I wanted to search for a restaurant near me or plan a tour to some remote destination, I’d definitely choose a website of this sort. The user dashboard is pretty easy to handle and the advanced booking system lets the users book a hotel or a restaurant in a jiffy. An event calendar is integrated with online ticketing system where the listing manager can set start and end date of event, ticket price, and number of tickets available. With an additional payment, you can also get your own mobile app with Fluxstore listing. The iCal support lets you synchronize your bookings and availability on different platforms. And most importantly, Listeo supports free alternatives of Google maps such as Open Street Maps, MapBox, Bing Maps, and Thunderforest. Other features include guest and owner user role, Google reCaptcha, Ajax search, Smart listing reviews, Private messages, Claim listing, Revolution slider, WP Bakery Page builder, Contact form 7, Dropdown mega menu, and multiple listing styles.
The next one is Wilcity. The first thing that will attract your attention to it is the background motion. Then there’s the option of creating unlimited directory. With the integrated Wiloke tools, you can add unlimited directory types to your site. The tool also lets you design functionality and features. You can customize single listing pages too. The administrator can design what Sections you want to display on the single listing page. Plus, the owner of listing can inherit your design as well as re-design it in his own way. And the strongest feature of this directory theme is the monetization options. You can generate revenue in one of the following three ways – paid listings, promoted listings, and paid claim listings. In paid listings, listing owners will pay to get theirs places listed on your site. In Wilcity, you can create unlimited pricing plans, each of which includes different benefits. Listing owners can also choose directories appeared at the special spots on your site and at the top of the search result page. And the final revenue model, the paid claim listings, lets you create a listing on your site and allow the listing owner to claim it. You can also build a true native app for your website without writing a single line of code using their intuitive page builder. Customization of directory functionality is possible with 15 pre-made fields and create your own unlimited custom fields. They also have done some tremendous work with the ratings and reviews section. And building a schema markup is real easy with the drag & drop builder. The PayPal, Stripe, and direct bank transfer options let you receive payments easily. You can also integrate Woocommerce to Wilcity.
At number 7, we have Search & Go. It has absolutely everything you need to build a modern directory website in no time! It comes with fully integrated search, listing and reservation functionalities, as well as with numerous practical elements that can be customized to fit your requirements. Search & Go enables each user to make new accounts or to login via social networks, so they can create listings themselves. The theme also provides PayPal integration and beside, a comprehensive set of shortcodes. It also includes an advanced search shortcode for listings, and much more. The powerful admin panel lets you manage everything quite easily. The theme is responsive and retina ready. The booking functionality helps you offer bookings in a streamlined way. And with the extensive typography, you can adorn your website just the way you want. The frontend user dashboard functionality and the option of login via social networks help users login and create a listing in a uniformed way. Different blog layouts let you post your blogs in an attractive way. WP Bakery page builder is already integrated with this theme so you don’t need to worry about a thing. There are three different header options – sticky, fixed, and mobile. Both the header and the footer area contain multiple widget areas. The customizable mega menu, contact form 7 and woocommerce integration, and customizable Google Map shortcode, this theme has a couple of clear competitive edge over the others.
Directory is the number 6 contender of my best wordpress directory theme. It has 3 general and 1 RTL demo to choose from. Demo #1 contains a map on the top which makes me like it more between all the options. The category section under the search bar has got my attention too. This theme can be used for multiple purposes such as business directory listing, classified ads listing, marketplace listing, automobiles listing, job board, online study portal, and hotel & reservation. Directory comes with unlimited directory types. The featured and paid sections let you generate revenue while the free section lets you acquire more users. Multiple payment gateways are integrated with the theme to ease the payment process such as PayPal, Skrill, Authorized.net, and direct bank transfer. The front-end user dashboard lets your users to create their own listings and most importantly, you can add listing with expiration date. The in-built review system is directly linked with the listings. And visitors can contact the owner of the listings via form or phone. Location based searched offer its users to get more refined results. You can also create FAQ sections using this directory theme. It includes Revolution Slider and it’s WPML ready. In short, it’s a good one to pick if you’re planning to build a directory website of your own.
We’re now halfway through the list. And in at number 5, we have Business Finder. If you ask me to point out the most attractive feature of this theme, I’ll certainly say that I liked the versatility of the demos the most. This theme contains more layouts than any other previous themes on this list. And all the 12 layouts are spectacular. Over 30 elements are included to build your website exactly as you want it. The mega menu option and sidebar manager help you organize your website more robustly. The geolocation supports both kilometers and miles for America and Europe. The theme also comes with Google rich snippets and SEO tools to help your website rank higher in search engines. Guests can easily accomplish frontend registration and administer their own listings. Administrator can define packages and set the price. For revenue generation, there are ad spaces on the theme. Business Finder also integrates Google Analytics and Google Map. Widgets ready sidebar and footer, featured item showcase, custom CSS fields, and easy backup of all your data and admin settings make this theme a truly lucrative one to choose.
Number 4 contains Javo. This is claimed to be the most advanced yet easiest directory theme in the market. The theme is compatible with Elementor page builder so you can customize your site in real time. And the templates are not fixed, meaning you can reorder, add, or remove any feature you want. But if you are not into that, there are more than 100 pre-designed templates for you. You can also use V3 popular pages as per your need. The 1-click demo data import makes it less time consuming for you to make the website ready. The listing detail, map, and list style – all are completely customizable. The smart Ajax search lets your customers get more real time search experience. Social streaming is also possible with Javo. The theme has advanced filters, woocommerce support, and a user-friendly dashboard. It is rtMedia ready and community ready. All in all, it’s a great theme for your directory website.
And now the final 3! At number 3 there’s Listable. This is yet another minimally designed listing theme developed by Pixelgrade. The search bar provides search by location. Just underneath the search bar is the option of searching through category. For revenue generation there are options like listing package sales and subscription based package sales. You may personalize the entire theme to match your style by choosing style presets or by creating your own style by changing fonts and colors. The layout control is easy, you can just drag and drop everything from the sidebar. You can also include an advanced filtering and search system by installing FacetWP plugin. And what I liked the most about this theme is that they declared officially that they won’t overwhelm their users with features that they won’t use. So it’s a pretty easy and basic theme for those who don’t wanna get into complexity.
In at number 2, there’s MyListing. It is a directory and listing WordPress theme that gives you the tools to build a directory site like never before. MyListing pages are created using the powerful front-end page builder, Elementor. All 50+ elements are drag and drop, and easy to use and customize. Absolutely no coding required. Whether you’re creating a business, event, or any other type of directory, you would want different look, functionality and features for each of them. Our advanced listing type creator lets you do just that. Choose between 20+ pre-made fields and create your own unlimited custom fields. Each listing can also have their own products for sale, host events, forms, reviews, comments and other custom tabs. And that’s certainly not all. The Google Map integration, location clustering, Owl carousel, Photo swipe, background images parallax – all work together to give you the best possible directory and listing wordpress website there is.
And now……. The one you’ve all been waiting for. The top spot is secured by Listify. With this theme, you can build a directory website in less than 5 minutes! It contains all the features you need and none that you don’t. Make the website up and running with the drag and drop page builder and design your site with the style kits. The integrated geolocation technology shows your users only the results that make sense to them. And it seems that Listify has a PhD in income stream generation. You can have options like claim a listing, submit listing, subscriptions, advertisements, view listings, make reservations, appointment booking, and paid site access to earn money from your website. It supports tons of plugins and the speed performance is staggering. All these make the theme inevitable to be on the #1 spot.
So that’s it for today. See you soon with some other WordPress theme review videos. Till then, take care of yourself, your family, and everything you love. Good bye.