GeoDirectory – Business Directory Plugin


Turn any WordPress theme into a lightning-fast global business directory. Now 100% compatible with Gutenberg and also the most popular page builders such as Elementor, Beaver Builder, Divi, SiteOrigin Page Builder and more! Includes extensive new set of shortcodes, Gutenberg Blocks and Widgets.

Scale easily – go global

Millions of listings? Massive traffic? GeoDirectory is the only WordPress directory plugin capable of scaling to this degree, thanks to its highly-optimized database structure and queries. No need to come second: if you need scale, GeoDirectory has your back.

Lightweight, efficient, flexible

We developed GeoDirectory using WordPress standards and best practice to give you rocket-fast performance, an intuitive user interface and slick back-end options.


GeoDirectory was built to work with any theme and the most popular page builders. If you need extra help getting your theme to work smoothly with GeoDirectory, just hit us up for support in our forum – we’ll be right on it.


WordPress developers can extend GeoDirectory infinitely, using hooks (actions and filters). Easily build custom themes around GeoDirectory.

Team focus

We have been wholly focused on directory tools for WordPress since 2011. That’s how we made GeoDirectory the most dynamic and scalable directory plugin on the WordPress market, with awesome dedicated support. Try us!


  • Create a local directory, based on a single location, using the GeoDirectory free core plugin. Focus on a street or go as wide as a city. Expand to multiple locations or make a global directory with our MultiLocation premium add-on.
  • It provides a front end form that lets you edit through a drag and drop form builder, which allows visitors to submit their listings autonomously.
  • Quickly create a front-end submission form, using GeoDirectory’s intuitive drag-and-drop form builder. Users submit listings autonomously. Add any custom field; choose from 40 field types. Use the Advanced Search premium add-on to filter search by any custom field.
  • 40+ widgets/shortcodes/blocks.
  • A flexible Google Maps widget. Create unlimited categories with ajax-loading custom markers
  • Built-in forms for User Reviews
  • Business Enquiry through Ninja Forms integration.
  • Search by zip code or location name using the default search widget. Easily filter listings by proximity, rating, reviews or date. Search by user location using the Advanced Search premium add-on.
  • List millions of businesses, thanks to our optimized database structure.
  • Compatible with virtually any theme, Gutenberg and the most popular page builders.
  • Multilingual site? GeoDirectory is 100% WPML compatible.
  • GeoDirectory is fully compatible with WordPress Multisite.
  • CSV import, export, re-import fror listings, categories and reviews. Easily transfer millions of listings across instances. Edit data offline: live listings automagically update on re-import – heavily improved in V2.
  • Improved Google Analytics widget for listings owners.
  • Titles and metas settings page for better SEO optimization.
  • NEW – Extended Business Hours for listings
  • NEW – Tab builder, to design the tabs of your listings as you wish by drag and drop
  • NEW – Badge System, for “featured” listings, “new” listings, or to add whatever badge you want to your listings from any custom field.
  • NEW – Rating Styles using Font Awesome icons.
  • NEW – Custom Email Templates
  • NEW – Guest Add Listing
  • NEW – Improved SEO permalinks settings.

Premium Addons

Premium Addons are provided to extend GeoDirectory and make it a money making global directory toolkit.

  • Location Manager – Create a global directory with Countries, Regions, Cities and Neighbourhoods.
  • Pricing Manager – Set prices for your listings. Enable/disable features per price. It uses our free Invoicing Plugin to manage payments, taxes and invoices.
  • Custom Post Types – Adds any custom post type as well as the default “Places”, also create Custom post Types with locationless ability.
  • Events – Adds professional events directory capability. All kind of recurring events options available. If CPT add-ons installed, create as many events post types as needed.
  • MultiRatings and Reviews – Extend the review system allowing multiple rating categories (eg: service, quality, price), add images to reviews and other cool features.
  • Advance search filters – Turns any custom field into an advance filter of the search widget. Adds smart autocompleters, geolocation and much more.
  • Buddypress Integration – Smoothly integrates GeoDirectory with Buddypress.
  • Claim Listing Manger – Allow business owners to fine-tune their listings, add images, link to events and show an ‘owner-verified’ badge on the listing. Now with force upgrade/paid option.
  • Marker Cluster – Avoid cluttered maps by using numbered markers at high zoom levels. Now with super fast server-side clustering!
  • Duplicate alert – Alert users when they add a listing with the same title as another.
  • Custom Google Maps – Modify the look and feel of all Google Maps widgets via an intuitive user interface, with color pickers and simple-to-use options.
  • Social Importer – Import pages and events from Facebook and listings from Yelp and Trip Advisor. 1 listing at a time, no bulk scraping.
  • GD reCAPTCHA – Banish spam by adding the No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA widget to any GeoDirectory form.

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  • GD Home Page.
  • GD Listings Page.
  • GD Listing Detail Page.
  • GD Search Page.
  • GD Front End Signup Page.
  • GD Front End Listing Submission Page.
  • GD WordPress Admin Page.


Minimum Requirements

  • WordPress 4.5 or greater
  • PHP version 5.3 or greater
  • MySQL version 5.0 or greater

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option. To do an automatic install of GeoDirectory, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type GeoDirectory and click Search Plugins. Once you’ve found our Direcotry plugin you install it by simply clicking Install Now. GeoDirectory basic installation

Manual installation

The manual installation method involves downloading our Directory plugin and uploading it to your webserver via your favourite FTP application. The WordPress codex will tell you more here. GeoDirectory basic installation


Automatic updates should seamlessly work. We always suggest you backup up your website before performing any automated update to avoid unforeseen problems.

Dummy data

GeoDirectory comes with some dummy data you can use to see how listings look. You can install dummy data from your GeoDirectory back end.


Very slow, may good for private use, but not for professional use.

I used 2-3 weeks to configure this plugin. for my directory. But it was not good way to choose, at the end. The listing function itself is Ok, good. but when it comes to customization and site speed, almost not possible to use for website which expects not small access. (search function took a few minutes.) I tried some cache plugin. (W3 Total Cache, WP Super Cache, WP rocket) But compatibility is bad and could not find good solution. So I thought this plugin will be simple enough, for my simple website. But it was too slow and customizing view is very difficult. (needs to edit php code itself) (and often updating child theme.. which needs merge by myself) good potential, but not for professional use. Good luck for updating. Thank you

A really good support

the plugin itself is very good but when I put 5 stars I think especially the excellent service I got from the support team!

the best wp plugin with even better support

I updated yesterday really by accident and I am a novice user although i've learnt a lot from these guys over the years. I was holding off updating because of what might happen and I just did it and to my surprise most things worked. I will need to get help with a few things but I know that GEO DIRECTORY and their team will be there. Congratulation Stiofan, Paolo and you team of developers and support team. Such a great organisation and I am thrilled with the changes. They make you feel like an extended family if they know you are struggling they will log onto your site and fix an issue for you. If you are thinking of a Directory Plugin you won’t want to go anywhere else even the support alone is first class.

Version 2 is just AWFUL

I wouldn't bother.. I managed to get Version 1 just where I wanted it after much effort and the directory is the smallest part of our website yet took the longest to adapt. Version 2 update hit the website hard and without warning, despite being told in a forum that users had been receiving warnings for 15 months. When I queried this, something about email hadn't been verified and so wasn't informed. Bloated with CSS makes version 2 very difficult to adapt and very expensive. CPT could probably reproduce what it does. STAY WELL AWAY - Has potential, but Paolo needs to understand his market and users.

Could not use

NO DOCUMENTATION. It created some pages like Home, Location but they were absolutely blank. There seems to be no shortcodes. All it does is allow you to create places and then list them one by one. I can do the same with regular WordPress posts. Their theme offers nothing but a few widgets. What I wanted was something like their demo. But they don't explain how any of the demos were made so I could not duplicate any of them.

I love this

Quite heavy, though does the job it claims. I would sincerely wish to see this plugin use up less server resource
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WARNING: GDv2 is a major update over GDv1 and may require some manual work such as adding widgets to sidebars to recreate your current layout, as always it is recommended to try this on a staging site first. Learn more

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