WordPress is growing in both functionalities and possibilities day by day. Now we can even create and manage directories like craigslist, alibaba and similar with ease using WordPress. We bring you a collection of 20+ of the best WordPress directory and listing themes of 2016.
These Themes can be used for any kind of listings like hotels, places, job board events, business and a lot more. All the themes are responsive, customizable and best looking. Some themes even allow users to submit listings and payment integration as well.
Listify – WordPress Directory Theme
Listify is one of the most advanced WordPress Directory theme ever made. With Listify theme you can easily create a a Hotel Directory, Real Estate, Travel Guide, Gift Certificate Site, Restaurant Guide or a Membership Site. There are endless possibilities. Listify comes with Woocommerce integration and lets you make money when the registered users add new listings. The theme also integrated Gravity Forms, NinjaForms, Contact Form 7 and FacetWP. This beautiful theme is developed by Astoundify.
Listings – Directory Theme
Listings is an elegant, sophisticated directory WordPress theme from Templatic. It is a child theme for their Directory theme. You can manage and monetize a local or global directory website using Listings theme. The theme is readily customizable and can be used to list various businesses such as cars, properties, travel destinations, hotels and more. Templatic adds a one click ‘easy install’ functionality to the theme, which makes the theme up and running in a fresh website in no time. The Listings theme also integrates a bunch of plugins including WooCommerce, Gravity Forms, Contact Form 7, Yoast SEO and more.
The theme features a front end user registration system along with separate user dashboard. A map based search is also given. Apart from that a review/rating system is also available for registered users to rate each listing.
Javo Directory WordPress Theme
Javo is an all in one Directory WordPress Theme. With Javo WordPress theme you can build your restaurant, car dealer, business, store locator directory in no time. It features a simple UI compared to other Directory WordPress themes. This fully responsive wordpress theme also includes advanced google map integration, Visual Composer Plugin, custom fields for items, Paypal integration, revolution slider, mailchimp integration, ajax search, custom rating/review system and a lot more useful features.
Point Finder – Directory WordPress Theme
Point Finder is a ultra customizable WordPress Directory Theme developed by Webbu. It is suitable for real estate, car dealership, business listing, and many other listing types. The design is rather straight forward and less in details. The theme focus on the functional side and provides a professional look to your directory website. The theme features are as follows:
- Quick Set-up option
- Custom google maps with Geo location
- AJAX infrastructure
- Social login on user profiles
- Front-end upload
- Visual composer integration
- Paypal Integration
Point Finder Directory theme also supports WPML as well as RTL. Most options are managed in the advanced Theme options page. A bunch of custom widgets are also available with this theme.
Superlist – Directory WordPress Theme
Superlist is a modern approach to everyday directory websites. It can be used for any kind of directory or listing site. Business, Car, Coupon, Dating, Education, Event, Food & Drink, Hotel, Job, Pet,Property, Shopping, Travels, and much more. The theme features front end submission, user dashboard, paypal integration and much more handy features.
Directory Builder-Classified Ads Listings & Events
Directory Builder is an advanced WordPress Directory theme by Themesnap. It comes with a host of features like front-end registration/submission, paypal integration, advanced review system, event management system and more. Design wise the theme is 100% responsive and comes with 4 built in layouts.
Directory builder includes Layer slider and Visual Composer plugins to ensure a great structured design. A mega menu is also available. It works very well as a business listing directory or an event list.
DirectoryS – Listing WordPress Theme
DirectoryS is a feature-rich, modern WordPress directory website theme by holobest. Installing DirectoryS is a breeze with its 2 min installation process. It is packed with a highly tailored version of Visual Composer which lets you build your own layouts just by drag and drop interface. You can also monetize your website by enabling paid listings which goes well by the paypal integration. The theme is also SEO optimized and contains lot of advertising spaces.
Other than that the theme has a built in custom rating/review functionality for your listings. Packed with tons of shortcodes and widgets, DirectoryS ensures maximum customizability.
Globo – Directory Listings WordPress Theme
Globo is a WordPress Directory theme that matches the look of a typical directory website. Not much detail- simple and straight forward. This is the right theme to choose if you are focusing on the content than the modern look. Globo comes with all advanced features of directory themes including front-end submission, events, classifieds support, angularjs searching (bye ajax!), shortcode generator, payment integration and lot more. The homepage has a simple category based layout. A custom review/rating system is also available.
Classiads – Classified Ads WordPress Theme
Classiads is the listing theme you are looking for if you intend to monetize your site extensively. With this theme you can build a complete classifieds website. Users can sign in to choose a plan and get their own front-end dashboard to manage their listings. Along with that google map and paypal is integrated as well. Another specialty is bbpress. You can create your own forum with ease.
DirectoryEngine is an advanced, fully-functional WordPress directory theme by Engine Themes. It is suitable for all kind of directories like hotels, business, cars, places and much more. It comes with front-end profile management, advanced google maps, payment integration, translation support and SEO optimized code.
You can easily monetize DirectoryEngine by setting Charge for listings based on different rates of single or premium plans. DirectoryEngine also comes with a bunch of additional extensions for more customization.
Listable – A Friendly Directory WordPress Theme
Listable is a listing directory WordPress theme that helps you create a fully functional and sophisticated directory website. Listable features an excellent design and interface. A unique map wise search functionality is available. You can easily monetize this theme by selling subscription packages or one-time fee for listing. Listable Ideal for any local or global listing website, be it restaurants, business, places etc.
Directory is an advanced yet simple and clean WordPress theme from Templatic. It is the base theme from Templatic which has a lot of child themes like Listings – Directory Theme listed above. Directory is one among the most used listing theme which enables you to manage a local or global website with ease. The design is straightforward and professional. The theme is fully responsive, contains map based search and contains both grid and list view. Front-end profile/submission is also available.
Apart from that Directory theme provides one click easy install SEO optimized code. It is compatible with woocommerce, Gravity Forms, WPML and much more plugins.
Business Finder is a clean, minimal and functional wordpress directory theme. You can use it to set up your Directory or listing business in minutes. The theme features a google map based header as default. Options to include Revolution slider or static image on header is also available. Apart from design, Business Finder presents Easy Admin feature, a front-end like admin facility to manage listings. Options to include special offers is also unique to this theme. A custom rating functionality is also present.
Directory – Multi-purpose WordPress Directory Theme
Directory theme by Chimpstudio is one of the most used directory WordPress themes on the web. This unique theme is packed with a host of useful features every directory requires. This theme can be used for creating a Business Directory, classified ads listing, Marketplace Listing, job board, Hotel & Reservation and much more websites. The theme comes with 5+ pre-made demos which might serve your purpose.
Users can post/update/delete their listing from the front end itself. Featured, paid and free listing types are available to monetize your directory. A drag and drop page builder to create your own unique style is also included. A pre-made FAQ section and complete review system are another highlights.
Sky – WordPress Listings Theme
Sky is a modern, elegant wordpress listings theme. The theme initially provide three layouts- Directory listing layout, real estate layout and vacation listings layout. You can easily set up any of these with a couple of clicks. Design wise sky theme features a unique fully responsive layout. An advanced map search option is present along with advanced search filters. Admin panel incorporates a drag and drop page builder. The theme is integrated with a host of payment options including paypal, Authorize.net, Google Wallet etc.
Cuisine- Restaurant Directory
If the main purpose of your directory is to list restaurants or food corners, Cuisine is the answer. It is a retro looking WordPress Directory theme from Templatic. It is a child theme of the Directory theme which is listed above. It has every standard functionality of a directory theme including category view, single listing page, full screen map, user profile and much more.
Spot Finder is another child theme for the Templatic Directory theme. It is a beautiful, elegant design inspired from AirBnB. Spot Finder features a fully responsive mobile friendly interface and all the functionalities of directory parent theme including easy install, front end submission and more.
GeoCraft- Business Directory WordPress Theme
Geocraft is a professional looking Directory Theme from Inkthemes. It is a well crafted, fully responsive wordpress theme with multi-color schemes. A map based search, payment integration, lead capture system, ajax search, premium listings, etc. are the main features provided by Inkthemes. It is ideal for a business listing website which demands professional, classy touch.
Auto Stars – Car Dealership & Listings Theme
Auto Stars is an ideal theme for Car Dealership, real estate or classified ads website. The theme comes with pre-built layout for all 3. Auto stars is a unique theme with outstanding features. The main attractions are:
- front-end submission/dashboard
- saved listings/recently viewed listings
- listing comparison
- Separate Dealer page and dashboard
- Custom forms for listings
- advanced listing management
Design wise Auto Stars features a fully responsive modern layout with megamenu, several shortcodes, custom widgets and much more.
Metrodir – Directory & Listings WordPress Theme
Metrodir is a cool tile like Directory WordPress theme by uouapps. It can be used to build any content driven directory or listings website on a global or local scale. It features a powerful ajax search function, a front-end user profile, event manager support, paypal support and much more. The theme bundles with Visual Composer and revolution slider and is WPML ready.
That’s it folks. If you know of any really good WordPress directory theme other than the ones in this list, just let us know about them in the comments.