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How to use WP Directory theme

WP Directory theme is a power-packed directory theme, integrated with Google Maps for business listings.

WP Directory can be customized easily.

Here’s a step-by-step guide for configuring WP Directory.

Installing WP Directory theme

1. Download the wp-directory.zip file & unzip to themes folder located at
/wordpress/wp-content/themes
2. Go to WordPress Dashboard -> Appearance -> Themes

activate WP Directory

3. Activate WP Directory theme.

Customizing WP Directory

Go to WordPress Dashboard -> WP Directory -> Theme Options

Theme Options -> Header | Social Icons | Sidebars | Miscellaneous | Font Settings

WP Directory - Settings

1. Header: Customize the header of your website.

You can add custom logos for your site, tweak the logo position, add a favicon & add a custom RSS feed.

2. Social Icons : Manage the social icons for your site.

Here you can add URLs to your social profile for Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest & RSS.

3. Sidebars : Manage the sidebars of your site.

You can add custom sidebars & set the positions of the sidebars.

4. Miscellaneous : Manage the miscellaneous settings of your site.

You can modify the copyright text, affiliate ID, analytics tracking code, enable / disable other miscellaneous options.

5. Font Settings : Change the font settings of your site.

Click Save changes when done.

Managing WP Directory & Business Listings

Note : You need to add categories for business listings in order to add listings on your site.

1. Create Directory Listing Categories & Tags.

Go to WordPress Dashboard -> Directory Listing -> Listing Categories

add new category

Enter category name, slug, specify parent category (if any), enter a description, upload an icon for the category & click Add New Category when done.

Similarly add directory listing tags by navigating to WordPress Dashboard -> Directory Listing -> Listing Tags

Note : If you are offering paid listings on your site, you need to enable payment options for the listings.

To enable payments go to WordPress Dashboard -> WP Directory -> Settings -> Payment tab

payment-options

Check the Turn on payments checkbox to enable payments. Select a currency code & specify the currency symbol. Activate PayPal by checking the Activate PayPal checkbox. Specify your PayPal business email.

Note : You can charge different fees for different directory listing categories using the fee settings.

2. Specify a fee for directory categories (all categories or specific categories) which is applicable for the users’ listings on your website.

Go to WordPress Dashboard -> WP Directory -> Fees Setting & Click Add New Listing Fee.

Add listing fee

Enter the details & Click Add Fee when happy with the settings.

fees setting

3. Add directory listing on your site.
Go to WordPress Dashboard -> Directory Listing -> Add New Listing.

add new listing

Specify the details & Click Publish when done.

So that’s pretty much what you need to know in order to get started with WP Directory theme. If you know of any other tips that I may have missed, do let me know by leaving a comment here.

For a live demo of the WP Directory WordPress Theme.

Use this amazing theme to power your directory website.

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4 Comments


  1. Dave

    January 30, 2015 at 2:46 am

    I am interested in the import/export facility and especially with your local directory would it not be great if you could import the businesses initially into the free advert category?

    Reply

    • Disha

      January 31, 2015 at 11:58 am

      Yes Dave. It’s possible to do so. If you face any issues in doing it, please write to us at support[@]wpeka[.]com.

      Reply

  2. Rod Miller

    March 20, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    is it possible to add Video to a listing?

    Reply

    • Pragya

      March 23, 2015 at 11:18 am

      Hi Rod,
      It is not possible right now. But thanks for a great idea! Let me see what can I do about it.

      Reply

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