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How to Start a Business Directory Using WordPress: 13 Themes

Online directories have been around for quite some time. It is true that they get less attention these days, but people still use them. You may not be able to compete with large directories but niche directories could still be very successful. When you are ready to start building your own site, you may want to give these niche directory themes a look:

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Cuisine: lets you create a responsive restaurants directory. It has a customizable homepage with over 200 preloaded countries. Its maps are powered by Google Maps. The theme comes ready to be monetized.


Yellow Pages
: as the name suggests, you can use this theme to showcase businesses on your website. It is powered by Directory. It is easily customizable from the back-end.

WP Pro Automotive: a responsive theme with 14 custom widgets and 5 custom page layouts. It has a drag & drop homepage builder.

Nightlife: a directory theme for events. It is powered by Tevolution. Visitors can submit their own events. The theme offers Facebook integration, bulk upload/export functionality, and support for recurring events.

Vantage: a versatile business directory theme with advanced search, support for recurring payments, and social features. It comes integrated with Google Maps.

JobEngine: a powerful job directory theme for WordPress. It allows you to manage jobs online, offer flexible pricing, accept various forms of payment, and customize e-mail templates. It has plenty of cool extensions too.

ClassifiedEngine: a sleek theme for classified ads sites but can be used to showcase products and anything else you have in mind. It has a modern design and front-end controls.


Directory Portal: one of the most versatile directory themes around. It offers geolocation support, interactive AJAX search, the Revolution Slider, and front-end options.


Atlas: a sleek theme for listings sites. It offers front-end submission capability, membership packages, PayPal & Stripe support, and more. LayerSlider is included. The design is responsive.

Business Finder: a responsive theme for showcasing businesses in your area. It offers interactive AJAX search, geolocation support, PayPal integration, and more. You can import your data easily thanks to the CSV to WordPress import plugin.


REMAP: a real estate and directory theme with Google Maps, WooCommerce support, 13 widgets, and Visual Composer Page Builder. The theme is ready to be localized.


Realia: lets you create your own property directory. It is based on Bootstrap. The theme is compatible with dsIDXPress plugin. Realia is fully responsive and retina ready. It offers Google Maps integration.

The Navigator: a beautiful directory based theme for travel blogs and location guides. You can also use it to create a real estate listings directory or store locator. It is responsive and retina ready. Offers Street View support.

Have you found better online directory WordPress themes? Please share them here.

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