To create directory using wordpress is very easy. You can utilize ready made wordpress directory themes or use wordpress directory plugins with your theme. The latter allows for more customizations as you are able to set up your website to use a particular theme of your choice and after all settings are in place, you can use the directory plugin to finalize the design.
When choosing to use plugins as to themes, it is important to go for a plugin that is constantly updated and supported. I know it sounds like a cliche but unless you know php and strong understanding of wordpress you can be left wanting when a developer decides to pack it in and stop working on a plugin. This is especially popular with many free directory plugins.
I have narrowed down the lists of some free and paid wordpress directory plugins below.
Premium WordPress Directory Plugins
This should be your go to choice. Chances are the developer will continue to maintain it since there would be paying customers to support him or her.
Sabai Directory Plugin for WordPress
This is a premium business directory plugin for WordPress that features the ability to build a community driven local business directories like Yelp.com, Google+ Places, or Yahoo! Local. It comes with many out of the box features like;
- Reviews ratings
- Photos listings
- Bookmark listings
- Fully interactive maps
- Claim listings
- Shortcodes supports and many more
This directory plugin also comes with buddypress support allowing for a full grown discussion and community driven directory. Fully responsive and multiple payment integrations (paypal, stripe, 2checkout) makes this plugin a very ideal solution to starting your directory website with wordpress.
In my personal opinion, this is the most complete wordpress directory plugin available to buy online!
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Web 2.0 Directory plugin for WordPress
This is another very powerful plugin for users looking to build a directory out of wordpress. It comes with 5 pre defines colour schemes and unlimited colour combinations. This ensures you can set up the directory in such a way that no two set ups will be the same. It also features google maps marker icons that makes up for a very stylish display of local listings.
This plugin allows for unlimited and nested categories to allow for hierarchy display of your categories.
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Google Maps Store Locator & Location Directory
Mapify is a plugin from Mapify.it a very powerful map plugin that is one of the most sold on codecanyon. The plugins features out of the box solutions like radius search, map directions, custom map markers, visual categorized locations and fully responsive.
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Free WordPress Directory Plugins
PollDirectory Wizard plugin
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Business Directory Plugin
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Connections Business Directory
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GeoDirectory – Ultimate Business Directory
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