Directory WordPress themes allow you to transform your website into an online resource for those looking to find out more about an area, city, or region.
Online directory’s are no longer seen as a curated list of links, they are somewhere that a visitor can gain insightful information that will help them plan their stay or night out.
This curated list of WordPress directory themes is updated often and showcases only the very best templates available (this version is for 2014).
This top selling theme is one of the most powerful directory scripts available. It offers all the features that you would expect, plus allows you to make money by offering paid listings (all done through the intuitive administration panel).
The WordPress script is so powerful that this particular framework also powers numerous other child theme designs (listed below).
Just one of the child themes that is powered by the Templatic directory theme script. This theme is a modern take on how a listings website should look for the 21st century.
This particular WordPress theme has powerful backend options that will enable you to make money from your website at the press of a button, while also looking amazing!
Price: $39.00 / $129.00
Another child theme for Templatic’s directory script! This time in pink (although there are five color variants to choose from).
This template has been designed to be 100% responsive and offer all the features that you would ever want when creating an online directory.
Price: $39.00 / $129.00
Salvatore is a premium directory WordPress theme that comes fully packed with some awesome features that will separate your website from all the others.
These features include; pricing plans for directory submissions, user ratings & reviews, quick search functionality, a members dashboard (not just WP backend) & the ability for users to keep a list of their favorites at a click of a button.
One of the best selling directory themes available. Sell advertising using Paypal, or change the language using the WPML translator plugin.
A five star theme that offers five star support.
Another modern directory theme that has been coded with love.
This theme has built in spaces for advertising (whether it be AdSense or affiliate), as well as the ability to create membership packages to help you monetize your directory website.
The themes developers boast that the theme has easy front-end administration that should make managing your website a trouble free experience.
One of the few themes that offer a simple modular page builder app that allows you to create the sort of website that you want.
This theme comes with a number of advanced features; continuous loading for images to allow faster viewing, easy front end submissions, reviews for listings, and easy set-up for the most popular payment gateways.
An advanced directory theme that looks amazing on all devices, and comes with over 30 pre-built designs to choose from.
Too many features to cover in my short description, you really need to check this one out!
You are not just buying this theme, there are over 30 different designs to choose from once you have made your purchase.
Features include; drag and drop home page layouts, customizable listing packages, customizable membership packages, recurring payments & order manager, and easy set-up with the payment processor of your choice.
Let people pay you to advertise their business with the Geocraft WordPress theme.
Multiple color schemes available (you don’t need to go green).
This theme although simple in looks is actually powered by Templatic’s directory script, and comes with unlimited color variations.
If you are looking to create a global directory then this is probably the theme that you want to be using; with over 200 preloaded Countries, and 4000 states it is arguably the best kitted out theme on the market.
The theme allows individual company reviews.
Price: $39.00 / $129.00
Whether you are looking to create a directory website for profit or just for fun the WordPress themes listed above are the most powerful available.
All the above themes allow simple integration with Paypal, and offer advanced features far beyond those that can be expected using any other script.
WordPress has again proved itself to be a great CMS for those looking to adapt it into niche markets & these fantastic directory scripts prove that once again.
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