Online directories used to be a whole lot more popular a few years ago. Many of them have come and gone. Some of them were badly hit with Google penalties and had to change their ways. You can still have success with a niche directory site as long as you play your cards right. YellowPages for WordPress happens to be a professional theme designed specifically for online directories. It has a responsive homepage and can be easily customized from the back-end.
YellowPages comes preloaded with information for 200 countries, so you can build a global directory with it. Its maps are powered by Google Maps. The theme is ready to be monetized. In fact, you can set up recurring payments. Want your visitors to get involved? No problem. The theme lets them add their content on the front-end for your review.
YellowPages has attractive author profiles and map views. It has multiple page templates and shortcodes for you to use to customize your site. You can enhance your directory by taking advantage of some of the premium add-ons available for this theme. YellowPages won’t work for every website but should be able to handle directory sites well.