Recently i’ve been doing some work for a client who uses the DirectoryPress theme.
After moving the content to a different theme, i started to look for a directory solution.
One of the best solutions i tested is the Business Directory Plugin.
Its a free plugin however you do need to purchase a payment module unless you’re using Google checkout.
The plugin creates a business directory which can be managed for free or paid listings.
Here’s some of the basic features.
Users can add a listing themselves using the WordPress editor. On top of this, the plugin creates custom fields for their business details and an image.
They then submit the listing for review as a free or paid listings depending on the settings you configure.
There’s a heap of settings you can configure based on your own situation.
- Permalink customization
- Anti Spam reCAPTCHA integration
- Listing duration
- Auto responder and auto renewal email customization
- Featured listings upgrade
- Default new listing status (Published or Pending review)
- Require registration and login for listings
The advantage of using this plugin is that you don’t need to create a new site for your directory. It works with all themes.
I tested this plugin on a local installation and it worked without any errors.
The fact that it works with the default WordPress editor makes it easy for anyone who’s ever published a post, easy to use and submit listings to a directory. No need to learn how to use a new theme or system.