Best-in-class WordPress Themes for Directory Websites


If you are planning to build a directory website and looking for some truly reliable themes to enhance its appearance, then you have come to the right place. In this post, I would like to showcase you a list of some top-notch directory themes that will help you up and run your directory website in no time.

Since all the themes are designed for WordPress based websites, it is fairly easy to set up an online directory portal of any type: real estate, dealership, shops and so on. The themes listed are extremely customizable to fit your needs. They are responsive and have all the capabilities to help you create dynamic fields to your website.

So, without much ado, let’s discuss about them in detail.

1. Listify
Listify is a beautiful WordPress theme that lets you build a unique directory and listing website. The theme comes complete with some truly amazing features that help you promote your business efficiently. It is integrated with Open Table, Resurva, Guestful and WooCommerce Bookings plugin that allow your visitors to make reservations with the businesses listed on your website. The theme allows its visitors to save a listing with the help of theme’s bookmark functionality. Users can also search for listings via zip code or location, they can also view a map of all the local listings and much more.

2. Directory
Directory is a highly advanced WordPress theme with plenty of options to browse the listings such as using it with Google Maps, filtering the categories and sub-categories and so on. The theme includes everything you expect from a directory theme. It also comes with a Geo-tracker which tracks the visitor’s IP address to provide them the listing of their nearest location. As a site owner, you can not only create a local directory, but a global as well with 200+ countries presented within the database. Just enable the related options and you are ready to go.

3. Directory Engine
Designed by Engine Themes, Directory Engine is a professional theme with a clean and modern design. It lets you build a dynamic directory site by utilizing the benefits of different content modules. It features a page builder and a WordPress customizer, using which anyone even without any extensive coding skills can organize the structure of the page. The theme includes options that make place of business name submission a seamless process.

4. Geo Places
Geo Places is a fantastic WordPress theme created by Templatic. It’s a top-notch directory theme suitable for both local and global set up. It’s extremely easy to customize and includes many impressive features such as multi-city options, widget based homepage, responsive design, robust payment options, coupon system and more. One of the most notable features of Geo Places is its Splash homepage which gives users various options to select the city before entering the website.

5. Javo
Javo is a popular theme to complement your directory website. It bristles with all the features and options you need to ensure a smooth running of your directory website. This responsive theme is fully integrated with PayPal and comes with custom fields, rating system, Ajax based Google Map to make things easier and faster. All these features together make things easy for the user. The visitors will also love searching your website as it has got an intuitive search bar and navigation.

6. Spotfinder
Spotfinder is a modern WordPress theme designed by keeping the requirements of directory websites in mind. Its design looks beautiful and has the ability to involve your visitors with a friendly navigation and informative structure. The template comes packed with a variety of custom pages, 200 preload countries, 4000 state directories and some other helpful features. Users also find this theme extremely easy to submit their content.

7. Ultimate Directory
Ultimate Directory is a spectacular theme designed to cater the needs of your listing or directory website. It comes with all the necessary features that are useful to run a directory site with Yelp-like review sections. The theme boasts a responsive design and is fully integrated with PayPal, listing submission forms, blog, FAQ, 404 page template, membership levels, etc. It also features a number of gallery layout and a friendly back-end.

8. Locations
Locations is an exceptional WordPress theme that lets you build yellow-pages like website in no time. Locations includes all the needed features and options which help you build a spectacular site. It comes packed with a Drag and Drop builder using which one can easily create pages quickly and analyze the performance. People love Locations for its friendly search bar which gives instant search results. It is also very easy to customize Location to suit your needs.

To Sum Up
And that’s the round up of some best-of-breed WordPress themes you’ll find useful to build a directory website. You can choose any of them and allow your visitors to submit their listings with an utmost ease.


About Author

Maria Mincey is an software developer for Xicom Technologies, a PHP web development company which delivers most comprehensive web applications and solutions for different industry verticals.

  • Suzanne Noble

    Can any of these be used with a event manager pro plugin?

  • Thanks for this review about directory themes for WordPress! These are some very creative ideas how you can use WordPress to maximize its potential. Still so many people believe that WordPress is all about blogging but it is not.