Directorist Plugin


Multi Directory and. Form Builder. A compelling user-friendly WordPress directory plugin that allows you to create multi-directories effortlessly.

Meet our powerful Directorist Business Directory plugin, highly optimized that can scale to millions of listings ensuring the most dynamic experience of managing online directory business. Using Directorist, you can create lists of directories based on the location, category, and other interests without writing a single line of code.

🔥🔥🔥 Directorist Mobile App for Android & iOS 🔥🔥🔥

If you want to make your directory website better accessible, highly interactive, and turn your visitors into paying customers, the Directorist mobile app is the one to take you to the rescue!

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Using Directorist Business Directory plugin you can create classifieds websites and listing directories like a local business directory, car directory, booking directory, land selling directory, classified ads, team directory, job portal, directory portal, staff directory, medical directory, doctor directory, address book, review sites, restaurant directory, real estate, and many more!

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Directorist Business Directory & Classified Listings is one of the leading and fast-growing business directory plugins in WordPress. It is fully compatible with popular WordPress themes that allow you to transform your existing website into a personalized business directory with tons of advanced features and functionalities.


👨 Simply the BEST directory plugin

10 stars – no joke.
I tried several plugins, including paid ones on that canyon costing over 60 bucks, they did not satisfy at all. Directorist is super customizable, the devs are really helpful and the prices or their extensions are very reasonable. Would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a directory plugin. Even without paid upgrades, it’s a true beast!
– By @collin43

💁 Perfect for our project!

This free plugin does what Classifieds premium themes don’t. It is very well thought out and personalized. I needed support and had a service note 10.
– By @barenco

👨 Amazing Plugin and Excellent Support

The best ad plugin I have used. The simplicity and fluidity of use allow you to improve the user experience. Excellent support, I had a lot of questions and a lot of problems but the support was always by my side.
– By @wadi2a



👉 Multi Directory: Boost your business directory possibilities by creating multiple directory types within the same directory. Add different sets of functionalities for each directory type and start managing them on the same website.

👉 Custom Form and Layout Builder: Directorist form and layout builder allows you to build custom add listing and search form using drag and drop technology. Besides, you will also be able to design your “All listing” card and “Single Listing” page layout using the builder. Just drag and drop the items you want to show and give the directory a personalized appearance.

👉 Listing CSV Import/Export with Custom Field: The new Directorist allows you to import listings with custom fields from the CSV file for no cost. Listing import and migrating to Directorist from another directory plugin is more effective now. Moreover, CSV export has also been added therefore domain switching, exporting to local is no longer a big deal!

👉 Beginner Friendly: Thoughtfully designed user interface lets users operate the plugin with zero coding skills and get the most compelling user experience. This beginner-friendly plugin provides you a simple setup wizard to get you started.

👉 Monetize and Earn: Expand your business with our amazing monetization features that allow you to create an additional income stream and generate unlimited revenue flow.

👉 Highly Extensible and Customizable: Enhance the functionalities of your directory site with robust extensions and customize using the most popular page builder— Elementor.

👉 Booking System*: Develop a service or event-oriented booking directory with scheduling functionality to hoist the possibilities of your directory business. e.g. Restaurant Reservation, Saloon Booking, Doctor appointments, Lawyers & Consultancy Firm).

👉 Live Chat*: Integrate a private messaging system on your directory listing website that allows users to have a real-time private conversation with business owners.

👉 Gutenberg Blocks: Directorist offers 16 blocks/widgets for the Gutenberg editor, which is the default visual interface for editing WordPress posts and pages. Now, using Gutenberg, you can create and edit Directorist template pages like the add listing, all listing, search home, all locations, all categories, and many others.

Let’s take a look at some of the core features that make this WordPress directory plugin exclusive from others available in the market:


  • Compatible with all themes including popular ones such as Avada, Divi, Astra, and OceanWP.
  • CSV Import/Export (listing, category, location, tag, media, etc.).
  • Highly optimized and rocket-fast performance to ensure scalability.
  • 25+ Elementor Page Builder widgets.
  • Gutenberg support and 16 Gutenberg blocks.
  • Advanced search filters to narrow down and yield accurate search results and with the addition of custom fields filter, elevate the search experience to a greater level.
  • Front-end and Back-end listing submission.
  • Front-end user dashboard to manage listings.
  • Open Street Map and Google Map Integration.
  • Unlimited custom fields to accommodate custom requirements on the listing form.
  • 100% responsive and modern-day design.
  • WooCommerce multi-vendor plugin compatible [Exclusive].
  • Built-in SEO optimization system as well as Yoast SEO compatibility.
  • Personalize the directory using a wide range of shortcodes.
  • GDPR compliant.
  • Ajax-powered listing and review submission.
  • Listing owner contact form.
  • Bulk or individual user announcement
  • Listing image slider.
  • Listing and Review submission without login (Guest Submission).
  • Listing reviews and ratings.
  • Display business hours, FAQs, image gallery, carousel & slider, Google reCAPTCHA for a listing using paid extensions.
  • Custom sidebar for single listing page.
  • Custom user Registration and Login.
  • New, Popular, Featured, and Open/Close badges.
  • Create an Unlimited listing based on location and category.
  • List and grid view for categories, locations, and listings pages.
  • Translate to any language effortlessly using Loco Translate plugin.
  • Sustainable for long-term use.
  • Updated regularly for flawless operation.
  • And many more!


There is no doubt that a fast-loading web page is crucial for a better user experience and search engine. Keeping that into account Directorist Business Directory plugin is built with industry-standard practices to provide you with a lightning-fast loading experience. It is a highly optimized plugin that can scale to millions of listings ensuring low memory consumption and efficient query execution.


Integrate Directorist Business Directory & Classified Listings with your existing theme and turn it into a personalized business directory or classifieds website using a wide range of functionalities. Directorist boasts modern-day designs with 3 types of view that include — grid, list, and map view. Integrate with popular themes like Astra, Avada, Divi, etc., and start your Business Directory right away with trending designs.


Translate your business directory or classifieds website to any language effortlessly using the Loco Translate plugin that provides in-browser editing of the translation files and get your directory listing website optimized for SEO.

👉 Multilingual Facility: Directory listing websites created by Directorist Business Directory are 100% translatable and can be translated into multiple languages.

👉 Built-in SEO: Directorist Business Directory plugin lets you set custom meta titles and descriptions on every directory page. It is also compatible with the Yoast SEO plugin.

👉 RTL (Right to Left): Directorist Business Directory plugin is fully compatible with RTL languages like Arabic, Aramaic, Hebrew, etc.


The Directorist Business Directory & Classified Listings advanced filter lets your users search listings based on numerous criteria like custom fields, tags, price range, etc. along with default text field, category, and location fields to elevate the search experience to a greater level.

  • Filtering using numerous fields to yield accurate results.
  • Geolocation and nearby listings.
  • Radius search based on address and zip.
  • Use custom fields as search filters.
  • Search widgets with 14 different filters.
  • Highly customizable filters for each type.


Get a compelling user-friendly system that simplifies the migration process by letting you import thousands of listings from a CSV file. Directorist Business Directory CSV Tool is painstakingly developed to corroborate a smoother migration process.

  • Complete migration to Directorist Business Directory in just a few clicks.
  • Import thousands of listings or more in no time.
  • Map any field types to Directory listing fields.


Add unlimited custom fields to accommodate custom requirements on the listing form also, you can use custom fields as search filters to get the best search results. You can add fields like select, file, URL, radio, checkbox, and many more

  • Create unlimited custom fields for the listing form.
  • Create custom fields by choosing from 11 different field types.
  • Search using custom fields for accurate search results.


Directorist Business Directory & Classified Listings allows you to monetize your business directory website in various ways. Let’s take a look at them:

👉 Featured Listing: Earn money by featuring each of the listings of your site users according to their purchase. In this process, you make listings featured and promote them that are displayed at the top of the listing page.
👉 Paid Listing*: Get paid for each listing your users submit! You can create unlimited pricing plans by providing different sets of values to get paid by listing the submissions. To make it happen requires a cost-effective premium extension.
👉 Claim Listing*: Make money by allowing business owners to claim their listing and get verified.
👉 Pay Per Submit*: Earn by charging users to create a listing on your site.

*Requires Additional Purchase


Directorist Business Directory & Classified Listings allows users to submit and manage listings from the front end of the site without having to log in to the admin panel. Directorist provides a smart frontend Dashboard system for users to manage their listings, change plans, change passwords etc. without accessing the admin panel.

  • Add listings using the frontend listing form.
  • Renew/Change plan from the frontend.
  • Intuitive user dashboard for managing the listings.
  • Maintain business without accessing the admin panel


Location or address search is an important aspect of a business directory and classified ads site. Directorist Business Directory provides a flexible mapping source offering Google Maps and OpenStreetMap to help users to find their desired service.

👉 Google Maps: Use the most popular and versatile mapping platform for free with limited quota provided by Google.
👉 OpenStreetMap: A free easy-to-use mapping platform to display location and use map features without the need for Map API.


More options for getting paid means more ways to earn revenue. By default, Directorist Business Directory allows you to use an offline payment method for free. You can set up a bank transfer method as an offline payment gateway using the free version.

If you want to scale up your payment gateway using an online payment method, and you can use PayPal , Stripe or Authorize.Net by purchasing cost-effective extensions. In addition to this, using this WordPress directory plugin taxes and recurring options can be added into your online payment system respectively.


Make a powerful and beautiful business directory or classifieds website with the most user-friendly business directory plugin. Anyone can turn his/his website into a powerful and professional directory website with this plugin without having any programming skill.

  • Design your directory site using 25+ Elementor widgets.
  • Personalize using a wide range of shortcodes and parameters.
  • Numerous widgets can be added:
    • Author info
    • Search listing
    • Popular listing
    • Featured listing
    • Similar listing
    • Map
    • And many more
  • Site owner can customize the email templates as it’s needed and many more.


🎉 Templating: Directorist offers a robust templating system that allows you to override all the Directorist default template files without amending any of the plugin codes.

WordPress developers can extend the plugin functionalities infinitely using available hooks and filters.


We prioritize quality over quantity and the whole system is constructed with clean codes.


Directorist Business Directory provides a vast array of action and filter hooks so that the developers can customize the plugin according to their needs.


Directorist Business Directory provides a smart way to manage reviews for all the listings. As a site owner, you can allow or disallow a listing submitter to review his own listing. You will also get an option for instance review approval or keeping it pending if reviewers give reviews.


Our dedicated support team always loves to get queries from our users and they are quite good at serving our users’ purposes. As we care user’s needs, like the previous days, as always, our users will get premium support in the coming days.


We aim to provide you with the best professional business directory plugin. Our team is full of dedicated developers, designers, support engineers and marketers who spent countless hours to make this plugin the most convenient to its users. We’re constantly working to improve the plugin by adding new features and fixing the bugs in the best possible way.

Getting Started with the Directorist Business Directory is only a matter of a few clicks. Check out the detailed guide through our documentation on our official website in order to operate the plugin in the best possible way.


Directorist Business Directory offers cost-effective premium Extensions to extend the functionalities of your directory listing website.

👉 Pricing Plans – This feature extension allows you to create unlimited pricing plans with no time. In addition to this you can add different sets of features including private plans for specific users that can keep hidden from the rest of users. You also can set up recurring payments to your system which enhances your pricing plans on your directory listing website.

👉 WooCommerce Pricing Plans – This extension enables you to use all the payment gateway supported by WooCommerce itself. It is also integrated with WooCommerce Subscriptions which offers recurring payment system, making room for users to use a free plan, auto expiration system and the money generation from subscription signup fee, all these things you can do with no bother to hike up your online business exactly very close to the hearts of your customers.

👉 PayPal Payment Gateway – Get paid through the PayPal payment gateway on your directory listing website.

👉 Stripe Payment Gateway – Scale up your payment gateway by using Stripe Payment Gateway extension. This extension is used to accept payment through Credit Cards. David Cards, Visa Card, MasterCard, Apple Pay, Google Pay, AliPay, and many more. This 3D secured extension supports 135 currencies all through the world.

👉 Authorize.Net Payment Gateway – Directorist Authorize Payment Gateway is a secured payment solution that accepts a great number of payment options for Directorist Pricing Plan like Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, JCB, PayPal, and more.

👉 Booking(Reservation & Appointment) – Set up a system for booking online shows, consultations, seminar, wedding invitations, training classes, restaurant, saloon reservations, doctor appointment, lawyer, consultancy firm, and so on.

👉 Claim Listing – This add-on allows business owners to visit your site and pay to get the ownership of their specific listing just like Foursquare and Yelp with a few clicks.

👉 Post Your Need – You can hardly find this unique feature extension in any other directory listing plugins. It supports business owners to communicate with consumers and solve their problems on a personal level.

👉 Listing With Map – If you want to add a new layout that will show your listings with the map side by side bearing advanced filtering options, this feature extension would be the best bet for you. In this case, when you filter the listings, the search results will be updated without even loading the page.

👉 Live Chat – Integrate private messaging system on your directory listing website and make your business more credible by ensuring customer satisfaction.

👉 Image Gallery – This feature extension allows you to add unlimited images for your gallery on your directory listing website. You can use a lightbox with an image cropping facility on your website.

👉 Mark as Sold – This allows the listing authors an opportunity to let their visitors know if a particular item is sold or not on their directory listing website.

👉 Google ReCAPTCHA – If you want to protect your directory listing website from fake/spam user registration, this feature extension is the right choice to ensure spam protection. This will stop all the auto-generated bots from submitting by setting up a Google reCAPTCHA challenge while registering users.

👉 Listing Slider & Carousel – Display your listings with beautiful sliders and carousels. This highly customizable tool will allow you to display sliders and carousel on any pages, posts, and even in widgets. There are 18 shortcode attributes for sliders and 28 shortcode attributes for Carousel.

👉 Business Hours – This feature extension is used to inform the customers when the business is open and when to close. It shows the opening and closing duration of your business hours. You can customize the timezone with a badge system.

👉 Listing FAQs – Set up an FAQ section on your directory listing website to satisfy your visitors and convert them into your loyal customers.

👉 Social Login – Allow you users to register and login to your directory listing website using their social media channels. In this process, the registration process becomes faster and handy without waiting for the validation process.

👉 Rank Featured Listings – To rank your featured listing items on your directory website. Sometimes you may need to rank all your featured listings if it happens on a larger scale. Using this extension, you will get complete and the most affordable solution out there you needed.

👉 Compare Listings – Allows visitors to add a set of listings in a list and compare its features by viewing in a comparison table.

👉 Oxygen Builder Integration – It combines all the functionalities needed to create a complete WordPress directory website using Oxygen Builder.

👉 BuddyBoss Integration – It is used to integrate the giant Directorist with the popular BuddyBoss plugin. It combines all the functionalities needed to create a complete community based WordPress directory website using Directorist plugin and BuddyBoss platform.

👉 BuddyPress Integration – Directorist – BuddyPress Integration is a premium extension which makes Direcorist and BuddyPress work as a single integrated app, allowing you to build a hybrid listings directory and social network together.

👉 Multi Directory Linking – If you are running multi-directories on your directory website, Multi-directory Linking will be an awesome extension that will allow your users to connect to other types of directories.

👉 Mailchimp Integration – Directorist Mailchimp Integration Connects Directorist with Mailchimp. It helps you to make your directory business grow faster and smarter with more leads.

🔥 GamiPress Integration – Directorist GamiPress Integration allows you to coalesce the famous plugin, GamiPress with Directorist activity events based on the points gained and features to make your directory website even more magnetic and interactive.

🔥 WPML Integration – Directorist WPML Integration allows you to create multilingual directory with few steps.

🔥 Digital Marketplace – If you want to create a marketplace of fixed-price services or digital downloads, then the Digital Marketplace Extension will be a worth-investment to kickstart.

🔥 Connections to Directorist Migrator – Directorist offers a user-friendly tool to simplify the migration process by letting you import thousands of Connections listings data to Directorist without the need to import/export CSV.

🔥 Helpgent Integration – Connect your audience through video & audio messaging, screen recording, and text messaging asynchronously. Which helps to connect listing owners to their visitors.


Directorist Business Directory offers free and cost-effective premium Directorist Themes to extend the look & functionalities of your directory listing website.

🔥 dJobs – dJobs is a WordPress directory theme enabling you to create a job directory website where you can turn the employers to submit their job listings.

🔥 dHotels – dHotels is mapped out with the aim to allow you to create a hotel directory website exactly the same way you have in your imagination.This hotel theme for WordPress is 100 % mobile responsive. Meaning, it fits any screen from mobile phones to desktops.

🔥 dClassified – dClassified is a theme that is specially rigged up to create classified listing websites with aplomb. The theme is clean and simple yet one of the most powerful Classified WordPress themes with a string of useful features that you need to build your classified website.

🔥 OneListing Pro – If you are trying to create a directory website but are worried to give it the look the way you are portraying in your mind, OneListing Pro is the go-to theme for you. No matter which type of directory website you are going to build, OneListing Pro is designed in a way that can align with any design you can fantasize about.

👉 dCar – dCar theme is hammered out to construct a car directory that fits any screen, from the largest desktop screens, over any tablet size, down to the smallest smartphones. It’s a theme that showers you to create a car directory with selling and renting features.

👉 dPlace – dPlace theme is tailored to meet all the nitty gritties to build attractive mobile responsive travel agency directory websites. As a full-fledged theme, it will allow you to create travel & tour directories with booking and reservation features.

👉 dRestaurant – Are you looking for the best restaurant directory theme that brings you more business? Then, nothing can beat dRestaurant, as it is the most powerful theme that checks all your visual needs with the concept of scalability in mind.

👉 dRealestate – dRealestate is tailored to meet all the bells and whistles to make your real estate directory as attractive and as lucrative as possible. The theme is completely mobile responsive and compatible with popular page builders including widgets that allows you to give your real estate directory website any look you can imagine under the sun.

👉 dDoctors – A hospital directory website is where you need to show which types or categories of specialist doctors are available, whether they are bookable, what exactly the visit fee is etc. You can do so at ease with the dDoctor theme implementing an out-of-this-world design that fits the medical niche like never before.

👉 dLawyers – dLawyers is a beautiful WordPress directory theme for legal, legal adviser companies, legal offices, court consultants, lawyers, counsel bureau, attorney agencies, and other law-related businesses.

👉 dList – dList is a listing directory WordPress theme that provides immense opportunities to build any kind of directory or listing site. You may design pages on the front-end and watch them instantly come to life.

👉 dService – dService is a kind of listing Directory WordPress theme that brings business owners and customers on the same platform.

👉 Directoria – Directoria is an astonishing directory and listing WordPress theme that is designed and developed to provide the fastest page loading speed without knowing a single line of code.


  • Advanced Review System
  • dEvent (Theme)
  • dCourse (Theme)

Apart from purchasing above mentioned individual extensions or themes, you can get all of the Directorist Business Directory extensions and themes in membership as a bonus at a discounted price from the Directorist Membership plan.

If you face any issues with managing this awesome business directory plugin in person, feel free to reach out! Our dedicated support team is always ready to help you in the best possible ways.


If you want to contribute to the project, you’re most welcome to make it happen. The full source code is available on GitHub. If you find anything improbable, feel free to shoot a bug report.


We use WordPress REST API to confirm the authenticity of a user attempting to gain access to directorist account to manage and install themes and extensions.

Directorist – Business Directory Plugin uses Appsero SDK to collect some telemetry data upon user’s confirmation. This helps us to troubleshoot problems faster & make product improvements.

Integrating Appsero SDK DOES NOT IMMEDIATELY start gathering data, without confirmation from users in any case.


👉 HelpGent – Your Ultimate Help Agent for Video, Voice, and Text Messaging with Screen Record Facility

👉 Legal Pages – Privacy Policy, Terms & Conditions, GDPR, CCPA, and Cookie Notice Generator


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