Business Directory Plugin – Easy Listing Directories for WordPress

Description

Business Directory Plugin is the perfect solution for professionals who are looking for a simple directory website builder for WordPress! If you’re not tech savvy, no worries. You can quickly get started by installing this simple plugin. It doesn’t require any developer knowledge whatsoever on your end.

The Best Business Directory Plugin for WordPress

You’ve found the most popular, versatile, and easy to use WordPress directory plugin available. Increase interaction on your WordPress site, improve customer retention and add a generate revenue with our WordPress business directory plugin!

Our easy WordPress directory plugin allows you to take the listings you want and build a local directory, simple directory of providers, a real estate listings site, a Yellow-Pages directory, a Yelp clone with review sections, an address book directory, a book review site (like Goodreads), and much more.

Not only can you create business listings, but you can also build any other kind of listings directory. Build a team or employee directory, company directory, medical directory, and other web directory sites with our easy listing plugin.

See demo.

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Get Simple Listing Solutions

Here are just a few things our community is doing to build connections, help communities, and grow traffic with our directory website builder:

  • Start a listing manager service for providers. (Like counselors, plumbers, electricians, house cleaning, locksmiths, therapists, wedding vendors, veterinarians, consultants, photographers, artists, authors, etc.)
  • Make a Yelp-clone with reviews to connect travelers to hotels, tours, local businesses, and other visitor attractions.
  • Help people find resources for a city or small community. (Like sporting club listings, a church directory, local farms with produce, and Chamber of Commerce.)
  • Advertise businesses & sell listings to the owners.
  • Offer listings as a membership feature.
  • Help students make connections to study groups and an academic staff directory.

Create an online directory to become the “go to” source of your niche. Download Business Directory Plugin for WordPress now. It’s fast, easy, and flexible.

Free WordPress Listing Plugin Features

See all WordPress listing plugin features.

  • Fully customizable form fields to submit listings
  • Upload images per listing, allow restricted numbers of images based on fee plan
  • Lots of image options: drag and drop image uploads, easy image ordering, primary image settings, thumbnail sizing and more
  • Accept paid or free listings with Authorize.net
  • Full support for recurring payments
  • Allow for featured/sticky listings for an upgrade fee
  • Widgets for Featured, Latest and Random listings, and a Search widget.
  • Create multiple fee plans, which can be assigned to categories for posting
  • Built in CSV import and export for easy directory listing creation
  • Avoid spam listings with ReCaptcha
  • Sorting options for categories, listings, and front-end for users to choose sort order
  • Users who post can edit listings without access to the WP dashboard. Our directory software is a great listing manager.
  • SEO Friendly using Yoast SEO, Rank Math, or All in One SEO
  • Quick-search and sorting bar for listings for simple directory searches
  • Advanced search screen with ability to show/hide fields available for search
  • Mobile-friendly, responsive support when installed with a responsive theme
  • Multilingual directories with WPML
  • Integrates with popular plugins like NavXT Breadcrumbs and WP-PageNavi for easy use

Professional Directory Software Add-ons

Create an easy directory with more functionality with extra add-ons.

For a detailed list of features, please visit: BusinessDirectoryPlugin.com

  • File Upload – Allow users to upload and manage attachments on listings. Include PDFs, text files, and images in business listings.
  • Featured Levels – Assign features to paid or sticky listing plans to give users incentive to upgrade.
  • ZIP Code Search – ZIP code/postal code radius and proximity searches supporting a number of countries.
  • Regions – Location based listing result filtering.
  • Ratings and Reviews – Create reviews with connections to each listing to rate listings (with Schema.org microformat). It’s a WordPress review plugin!
  • Google Maps – Display the geo location of the listing for a geo directory (categories, search, details — with custom map sizes)
  • Discount Codes – Ability to offer discount codes based on a % or fixed amount with expirations.
  • Claim Listings – Post claimable listings that other users can pay (or not) to claim.
  • Enhanced Categories – Display images or icons with categories, with Parent-Child Categories.

Payment Gateways for Paid Listings (Premium)

Premium Directory Themes

Transform your WP directory site the easy way with a few clicks. Our business directory templates are designed not to take over as a full WordPress theme.

Docs

Please see our Documentation and the Quick Start guide.

Installation

Please see our detailed Installation Guide for instructions on how to get going quickly with our business directory software.

Full documentation is also available.

FAQ

What types of directories can I build?

Our directory website builder software combined with our add-on modules is the most powerful directory plugin on the market. The options are limitless. Here are a few types of directories you can create:

  • Business listings
  • Company directory
  • Team directory
  • Member directory
  • Staff directory / Employee directory
  • Hotel directory
  • Medical directory
  • Restaurant directory
  • Church directory
  • Travel review directories
  • Software review sites
  • Professional directory
  • Local provider listings (like a Yelp clone)
  • A Yellow Pages directory
  • Online magazine listings
  • Website listings
  • Book review sites

Can I accept paid and free listings?

Yes it can. You can do this by creating fee plans for 0.00 and some other paid amount at the same time.

Do you have video tutorials for building WordPress directories?

Yes we do. They can be found here.

Will this plugin work with my theme?

Our WP directory plugin will work with any well-written, WP compliant theme. Generally speaking, paid themes tend to be higher quality than free ones.

Whatever theme you pick, we recommend using the Theme Check plugin (available for free on WordPress.org) to validate a theme. The more errors and warnings you see on the theme when you run that check, the worse the theme is. You can read more about it at https://wordpress.org/plugins/theme-check/

Can I translate my web directories?

Yes! We offer many user-provided translations under the /languages folder. It is already available in the following languages:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Arabic
  • Swedish

And you can also easily translate it yourself.

Is this plugin compatible with WordPress Multisite (WPMU)?

Yes it is. However, you cannot “network activate” the plugin (as this will share the database). Activate it on only the sub sites you need it.

This can be done under Plugins -> Add New as the Administrator user. Do not “network activate” as the “super admin”.

Reviews

November 22, 2021
To the great programmers and staff of the Business Directory team and @garret1996 who helped me out in v5.15.1, THANK YOU! Once again you all quickly came through on your great product and customer service in a time in life where both are hard to find. The issue I was experiencing in v5.15.1 with publishing not publishing but instead saving listings as a draft, along with editing a listing where updating it would then convert it to a draft. I would like to say that it is 100% RESOLVED in update v5.15.2!!!! Thank you so much, you all over the years have been beyond helpful, quick to respond (even to us free users) and always fix the issues! Thanks again, Shane
November 18, 2021
The Business Directory Plugin is the best Program/ Plugin that provides me with a full featured business directory with the versatility of the WordPress platform. Business Directory Plugin has been my third effort to create a first class business directory platform for the businesses in the greater Fresno, California area. It is well received and with the simplicity that allows even a simple novice to succeed.
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Contributors & Developers

“Business Directory Plugin – Easy Listing Directories for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

5.15.2

  • Fix: Listings set to never expire were changing to draft after editing.

5.15.1

  • Fix: Listings set to never expire were switching to expired on edit.
  • Fix: Long listing titles in sidebar widgets weren’t wrapping with some settings.

5.15

  • New: The listing widgets have tons more functionality. Now you can add fields to a widget, set the image position, size images consistently, and use the coming soon image.
  • Fix: The search form didn’t look right in a couple default WordPress themes.
  • Fix: The background color for paid plans wasn’t showing up on listings.
  • Fix: On checkout with 100% off, don’t show payment method and use “Complete” on submit button
  • Fix: If a payment is pending, show link to complete payment rather than renew.
  • Fix: After changing an expiration date in the back-end, the listing wasn’t correctly getting marked expired.
  • New: Added hook wpbdp_submit_validation_errors to add custom validation.

5.14.3

  • Allow the directory shortcodes in private pages and drafts.
  • Improve the performance a bit when showing listing images.
  • Remove the review request in the sidebar and replace it with asking a few different times.
  • Fix: Fix the button alignment in the search form in the Twenty TwentyOne theme.
  • Fix: The buttons to select a plan were missing when renewing.
  • Fix: PHP errors were showing in some cases when payments were deleted.

See changelog for all versions