The easiest way to build an online WordPress directory website is to install Web 2.0 Directory plugin. As well it is really easy to convert any existing site into a fully featured directory business website with the directory plugin. WordPress directory plugin for any purposes, and examples would be classifieds, events directory, cars, bikes, boats and other vehicles dealers site, restaurants, pets, real estate portal, wedding site, yellow pages, local directories, map store locator.
There are multiple options to to set up revenue generating streams and control them on your personal WordPress dashboard. You can use the plugin for both free and paid listings. The plugin allows visitors to submit new listings or even packages of listings, claim and manage existing listings using the website frontend. Moreover, it also features location based directory. Maps & map markers functionality gives users fast and easy ability to find nearby places by powerful search system.
The plugin offers tons of features. Print listing, save in bookmarks, download in PDF, SEO friendly pages, images, YouTube and Vimeo videos attachments, custom fields, custom icons, customize colors and much more customization options.
listings activation* – after successful payment the listing status becomes “active” and displays at the frontend
listings renewal* – this feature processes directory listing renewal
listings raise up – raise up listings to the top of all lists, those ordered by date
listings upgrade/downgrade – charge users if they wish to make their listings featured or sticky and auto-downgrade after expiration
listings claim* – after successful approval of claim new owner need to pay to renew the listing
* PayPal subscriptions available
WooCommerce directory plugin
With WooCommerce payments system you can:
manage orders and products in WooCommerce dashboard
set up additional payment gateways available as WooCommerce Extensions
compatible with WooCommerce Subscriptions plugin
make scheduled sales
give users discount coupons
manage fees and taxes for listings products
build reports of sales
give refunds to users
realize lots of ideas for your business model with WooCommerce Extensions
Google Maps Platform gives $200 credit monthly which gives near 28.000 map loads per month for free. This is requirement of Google Maps service and not the plugin itself.
WordPress directory plugin conception
Levels of listings control the functionality amount of listings and their directory/classifieds conception. Each listing may belong to different levels, some may have eternal active period, have sticky status and enabled Google Maps or OpenStreet Maps (MapBox), other may have greater number of allowed attached images or videos. It is perfect base for business model of your directory site.
Each content field belongs to the type that defines its behaviour and display. You may hide field name, select custom field icon, set field as required, manage visibility on pages. Also listings may be ordered by some fields. Note that you may assign fields for specific categories. This is important feature allows to build category-specific content fields.
For instance: there may be special ‘price’ field especially in ‘Classifieds/For sale’ category and all its subcategories, so this field will appear only in listings, those were assigned with this category.