Designing your own listing or directory website from scratch is not that easy. But with WordPress as the backbone, and a perfect directory theme, it’s the easiest job.
There’s at least one WordPress theme for all kinds of listings and directories in marketplaces. All you got to do is, find the best and right theme for your needs.
Searching for one best theme from hundreds will cost your time. As usual, I handpicked the best and advanced directory WordPress themes to help you make a choice quickly.
All these directory themes fall into different categories and you can use them for any kind of website like job listing, finding places, classified ads, car rentals, travel bookings etc. Just browse through the list, watch demos and select the perfect directory theme of your choice. It’s simple.
Pro Direct was originally a PSD template and with the huge response, developers released a WordPress version of it in April 2015. This directory theme comes in two equally elegant variants to hep you build your listing or directory website. Pro Direct is meant for websites that help people (mostly tourists) discover places like hotels, restaurants, cinemas, bars etc in a city or multiple cities. Pro Direct just like all other directory themes works based on your location using maps. This theme is more user friendly as it’s built on bootstrap 3, features ajax filters, live search (as usual), review system, pro listing etc. Front End submission for users is an extra feature to let people add places of their interest to your website. Overall impression is good and Pro Direct can be rated 8/10.
Jobify isn’t a new theme it was released in 2013 but still it’s a trending directory theme. The reason? Jobify is the easiest to use job board WordPress theme with two demo variations. Features like Live search, fully customizable homepage, premium listing plans to charge employers, resume manager which allows members to upload resumes to your site.
Globo is another trending directory WordPress theme with more user friendly navigation. The homepage features all the categories and makes it easy for visitors to find what they are looking for. Globo also enables business a paid membership listing option to post on your website. Advanced searching powered by Angular JS powers the searching functionality on your website and the front end dashboard makes it simple for submitting listings for companies. Globo is an all in one solution if you are looking for a simple yet powerful directory WordPress theme.
Job Engine from one of the best WordPress developers who provide powerful themes – Engine Themes. JobEngine has a traditional and simple design with a search option on the top, map for location followed by the listings which makes it easy for job seekers to find jobs of their interest. As usual you can create membership plans for the employers to post jobs on your directory website. And with the enginethemes powerful extensions it’s the easiest thing to organize every feature without any efforts.
A different directory theme in our list, Tour Operator is a tour and hotels listing WordPress theme to list the hotels with interactive maps and images. Tour Operator looks like a normal WordPress theme, but has powerful options like a search box on the left to filter the results. You can let customers reserve hotels and restaurants through the reservation and booking system. This directory WordPress theme also features a review system and built in advertising space to monetize your website.
Auto listing WordPress WP Pro is an old style listing theme but responsive and flexible WordPress theme. The search feature of this directory WordPress theme may not meet the latest tends, but might be loved by many. The best thing with this theme is it’s completely SEO optimized and is PayPal integrated theme. You might take a look at the demo to know the complete features of WP Pro Automotive 2.
Another powerful listing theme from engine themes, Classified Engine is a product listing WordPress theme with a an online shop design. With Classified Engine you can build a website where users can post ads and sell their stuff online. It’s more like eBay, Olx and other listing websites. The enginetheme’s effort makes this directory WordPress theme more user friendly, efficient and responsive. Also, users can post ads from a front end dashboard by registering on your website.
Exploring a city or an place will be much easier with Directory S WordPress theme. The interactive map and search functionality helps your visitors find everything quick without wasting their time. And that’s what everyone looks for in a best website. Built in review system, PayPal integration, SEO optimization, retina ready display and many other stunning features comes packed with Directory S. One thing that makes this directory theme great is, it’s designed carefully for 300 days. So, no chance of glitches and errors.
A best selling directory WordPress theme with seven different homepage demo variants and also it’s selected as the best directory theme in Envatos’ directory theme contest. It’s a single page fancy theme built on bootstrap framework and integrated with google maps and ajax to offer better performance. As usual it is PayPal integrated and supports front end forms for users to submit listings.
Another Ads directory WordPress theme but with a completely different and comfortable design. FlatAds features interactive search and maps on the homepage to quickly filter the results and you can show features listings slides along on the homepage. The category sections and isotope filters helps easy navigation for your visitors and the theme is WooCommerce supported too. FlatAds is super flexible, responsive, retina ready, it’s built on bootstrap and performs well on every smart screen.
A unique listing theme with three different homepage layouts for three different categories, Estate, Directory and Vacations and all three demos look equally elegant. Sky’s design lets you use it for all kinds of review and directory websites. Also, you can let visitors book/reserve if yours is a restaurant or hotel directory website. Sky is PayPal, Google Wallet and WorldPay integrated and works with almost all plugins to make your directory website effective.
A efficient, powerful, elegant and often called the ultimate listing and directory WordPress theme. The design and layout of Listify is simple and mobile friendly, it features a header video background which looks stunning on bigger screens. Anything can be listed with this directory theme from car rentals, vacations, houses, restaurants etc. Listify is integrated with powerful plugins like WooCommerce, Gravity forms, Ninja forms and WooCommerce extensions. Listify, also being a trending directory theme will make your website complete.
Traditional design and category options on the homepage makes Point Finder little like an old directory WordPress theme. But it’s released in 2015 and is available in 5 homepage variations suitable for five different categories. Integrated with Ajax and Google Maps makes selections simple and easy for customers to find and locate their desired results. Point Finder is integrated with PayPal, order tracking system and features front end upload dashboard.
Directory Engine can be used for any kind of niche from hotels, bars, cafes, restaurants, cinemas etc. Directory Engine comes with 3 homepage demos, category filters and multiple content block layout on the homepage o make navigation easier. All the features like promoted listings, user submitted places, review systems, PayPal integration, search Engine Optimization are as usual. Directory Engine is again from engine themes so, you don’t have to worry about anything except to decide if it suits your website.