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The Best Online Directory & Listings Themes in 2017

Creating an online directory is simple once you choose a suitable theme in WordPress Content Management system.  You can make a directory of local business so that the visitors to your site would easily locate a business he is looking for.  Hotels, bars, tourist resorts and other destinations of the hospitality industry could be listed together.

Similarly, you could opt for medical and pharmacy businesses for listing them as medical and nursing home services.  Many of these businesses need to be found by the clients which is the need of the hour, unlike yesteryears when people were looking for services.

This shift in perception is subtle, that needs to be exploited. Listing the businesses to be found in mobile and handheld devices is the way to go now.  Once you have achieved a high volume of visitors to your directory listing site, your revenue from online advertisements will increase.

Remember there are many apps which would act as your competitors when it comes to mobile computing. Studies have revealed a recent trend of massive migration to mobile based online activities including surfing, e-commerce and online purchases to be specific.

Therefore, it becomes imperative that your site loads in the mobile and other handheld devices real quick. As a result, it is a good idea to opt for 100% Responsive & Retina Ready sites that would quickly load into any device of any screen resolution.

Therefore, check out these selections of directory themes and choose a theme most suitable for your requirements.

1) Directory ($55)

Directory WordPress Theme

The directory is a good-looking WordPress theme that comes with seven visually impressive header styles, enticing home designs, and nice look page templates. This theme is fully responsive and retina ready. As well as, this theme is already translated into the 26 languages. So you can visualize the contents on many languages easily. Not only that, this theme is fully compatible with the WooCommerce and Ecwid. Further, the blog posts can be shown on the list, grid and carousel look.

Furthermore, the AIT page builder together with 30 elements enables you to create the website in seconds by simply dragging and dropping the premade elements. Notably, this theme included categories, locations, street view, business view, multiple search options, 3D view, GEO location and many more features need a for the best directory website. Especially, the theme compatible with Get Directions, Directory Migration, AIT Languages, Paypal Payments, Paypal Subscriptions and much more directory friendly plug-ins.



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2) Listify ($69)

Listify - WordPress Directory Theme

Listify is a magnificent directory WordPress theme. Using this theme features, you can charge payments from the customers for the submitting listing, advertisements, reservation…This theme supports various powerful WooCommerce plugins such as WooCommerce bookings, WooCommerce subscriptions, WooCommerce product vendors, and WooCommerce payment gateway. So you can easily create and maintain a directory website. At the same time, contact form 7, gravity form and ninja form helps you to create advanced forms on your website.

Apart from above features location and zip code search, bookmark support, and much more things come with the theme. Next, The live drag and drop editor let you edit the website home and inner pages with live view facility. Following, the Geolocation helps the visitors to see the exact results for their search. Another important point, this theme is fully compatible with the WP job manager plug-ins. So you can create job board website easily.



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3) Jobify ($69)

Jobify - WordPress Job Board Theme

Jobify is an absorbing job board WordPress theme. This theme is fully compatible with the WPML. So you can create a multilingual website in minutes. The powerful search features help you to find out the employees match for you in few clicks. Notably, location base search allows you to find out the employees from the location you want. Also, this theme is fully compatible with the WP job manager. So you can create a first class job board website easily.

Another important thing, drag and drop editor enable you to edit the home and other page templates with the pre-made elements. At the same time, you can import the entire demo data in a click. Further, slider revolution helps you to create visually arresting animations to grab the attention of the visitors.

Another key point, this theme is fully compatible with the gravity form, ninja form, contact form 7, Apply with xing, Apply with facebook, resume manager, WooCommerce paid listings and testimonials by Woothemes.



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4) Business Finder ($55)

Business Finder: Directory Listing WordPress Theme

The Business finder is an engrossing WordPress theme comes with seven visually impressive header styles, enticing home designs, and nice looks page templates. Also, you can visualize each detail page with different header styles. Following that, the AIT page builder together with 30 elements helps you to create the website without coding knowledge.

Especially, this theme included street view, business view, categories, locations, multiple search options, 3D view, GEO location and lots of features for the directory website. Another key point, this theme is fully compatible AIT themes directory plug-ins. So you can create the directory websites with user-friendly features.

Apart from these features, this theme is fully compatible with the slider revolution, WooCommerce, and Ecwid. Furthermore, this theme is already translated into the 26 languages.



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5) LISTABLE ($85)

LISTABLE – A Friendly Directory WordPress Theme

LISTABLE is a beauteous directory WordPress theme is a perfect choice for building local and global directory website. This theme fully supports the WC paid listings and WooCommerce subscription. So you can charge for the submissions and sell packages for multiple and featured listings. Specifically, you can use the premade elements or edit the front and list layout with simple drag and drop interface. Besides, the FacetWP plug-in helps you to create a powerful filtering system on the website. Another key feature, this theme support visual composer, moto press, beaver builder and site origin page builder plug-ins. Not only that, this theme fully supports the WP Job manager plug-ins. Finally, this theme is fully multilingual.



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6) Javo ($49)

Javo Directory WordPress Theme

Javo is one of the best directory sites for enlisting your shops, business and companies. Remember, in the internet era, it is not enough to merely advertise about your business in the traditional channels. Since people search for their needs conveniently from their mobiles sitting wherever they maybe.

If your business has a listing in the online directory, chances are it will show up in their mobile search through your directory listing site.

All the business listings could be categorized as beauty, education, health, food and IT business so as to zero in on any category for a quick retrieval. You can search by location, keyword or category for a quick retrieval of the business on search.

You could narrow the search by reducing the distance and have the display either as a list view or in Google map itself.  The Lava advanced map addon is integrated with the theme for better search capabilities.



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7) Directory ($49)

Directory | Multi-purpose WordPress Theme

Utilizing the continuous feedback from buyers and users, we built the Directory theme which is a multipurpose WordPress theme. Actually, Directory is a delightful theme because it lets you register, login, edit your profile, submit listings, filter and sort search results easily from the front-end without having to visit the WordPress dashboard!

As if this isn’t enough, your users can easily manage their listings from frontend, besides updating and deleting their listings if needed. Create your Directory Listing Site in Minutes as Directory Multipurpose Responsive Themes is a Content Driven Portal.

It is ideal for a listing of any kind of entity or activity on a Local or Global basis so as to easily set online directory portal of different types like shops, companies, real estate, restaurants websites and all others in this category.

You can easily make listings such as  Business Directory Listing theme, Automobiles Listing WordPress theme, job board WordPress theme, Hotel & Reservation, Online study Portal,  Marketplace Listing, classified ads listing theme and hosts of others.

Planned Improvements in existing Features would get updated in Future Updates. Offers Packages with multiple listings, Contact Detail On Off in Theme Options, Responsive search options with Google Suggestion in Drop Down available. Filter with Directory categories, More Payment gateways {PayPal, Skrill & Authorized.net already available, City and States based Search Options, Search by Distance, Default radius to set to unlimited instead of 50km lower and 300km upper limit. Email notification for user & admin, Social Media for individual ads.  When doing the search by a filter, you can use auto-click option instead of click on “Filter”.



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8) Classiads ($49)

Classiads - Classified Ads WordPress Theme

The Classiads is a Premium Classified WordPress theme.  This theme is super flexible and has a fully responsive design. Experiment by resizing your browser.  It is built with HTML5 &CSS3. It is a pleasure to use Classiads since we have thoughtfully incorporated many aspects into it with care. We have maintained a strong focus on typography, usability and overall user-experience. Moreover, it’s very quick to setup and easy to customize.

Special Features

Clean, Modern Design that can be used for any type of website coming as it does with a Fully Responsive feature so as to load on any device quickly.  This theme comes with Custom fields and Custom Banner.

Pricing Plan Paid and Free both available, Turn ON/OFF Featured Ads Option, bbPress (Forum) LayerSlider $15, Sliders are touch swipe compatible, Working Contact form, Cross Browser support, Twitter integrated, Strong focus on typography, usability and overall user-experience,650+ Google fonts, Social media icons, SEO optimized.

Unlimited Colors offering multiple choice in customizations.  This theme comes with +5 Pre-Made Layouts with multilingual features like 100% RTL Support, Arabic Pre-made layout and Two  Versions (Classic & Modern).

Features like MailChimp, PayPal and  Google maps integration comes built in. Google maps styles option and Geolocation support provided.  This theme built on Redux Framework and Bootstrap 3 with the Child Theme Support so that you can update the theme without fearing loss of data.



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9) JobCareer ($59)

JobCareer | Job Board Responsive WordPress Theme

Job career is a winning job board WordPress theme well suits for creating job listing website. This theme is fully coded with the bootstrap framework. So your website will be highly responsive and mobile friendly. The first thing to remember, this theme included GEO-location search, job alerts, email alerts, WooCommerce payment, resume manager, application tracking and a large collection of features suits for the job listing website. As well as, this theme fully compatible with the auto job suggest, auto location, job alerts, and much more powerful job board plug-ins.

Apart from above features, PayPal and stripe payment gateways allow the users to pay the payments from any place of the world. Next, the MailChimp let you promote best price packages through the email marketing. Furthermore, the CS page builder and shortcode builder allows you to customize the website as per your wish. Additionally, the child theme helps you to preserve the website changes in the time of updating. After all, there are lots of first class home page and page templates come with the theme.



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10) Superlist ($61)

Superlist - Directory WordPress Theme

Superlist is a charismatic responsive directory WordPress theme. The first best thing, this theme comes with the large collection of options needs to creating a directory website. Such as listing type manager, package permissions, pricings, coupons, claims, geo-location, advanced filters… Next, a set of powerful custom posts is ready with the theme. Using them you can list variant types of listing on the website. Following that, there is a large collection of inbuilt plug-in’s also come with the theme. So creating a directory website will not be a hard thing for you. Another most specific feature this theme is already translated into eleven languages. Notably, seven eye-popping banner types come with the theme.



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