Top 8 Directory WordPress Plugins You Didn’t Know About

    Nitansha Tanwar
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Looking for the best WordPress directory plugin?

Look no further!

In this article, I talk about the 7 best directory plugins for WordPress that you can use to launch your own directory websites like Yelp, Craigslist, and Google My Business, among others.

WordPress has come a long way from being just a blogging website. Today it has become the most popular and widely used CMS around the globe. Thanks to its flexibility, you can build almost any kind of website using WordPress, including a listing website.

WordPress is compatible with many advanced plugins like shipping plugins, payment gateway plugins, POS plugins, etc. Similarly, it can be integrated with directory plugins that you can install and configure to convert your existing WordPress website into a directory site without having to write a single line of code.

So without any further ado, let’s dig right in!

#1 Business Directory Plugin


Business Directory is one of the most popular free WordPress directory plugins that lets you seamlessly build a business directory. It actually comes in two different versions i.e. free and premium version. While the free version has many useful features, the premium version offers an array of advanced features and add-ons. With 20,000+ active installs, the plugin provides everything you may need to set up your own business directory.

Additional features of Business Directory Plugin

  • Offers free listings in your business directory and allows you to accept listing payments
  • Supports PayFast Gateway and Stripe for accepting payments.
  • Is 100% fully responsive
  • Provide complete support for recurring payments.
  • Comes with inbuilt CSV import and export.
  • Supports reCAPTCHA.


  • Available for free.
  • Paid plan starts at $199 /year.

#2 GeoDirectory Plugin


GeoDirectory, as the name suggests, is a located based WordPress business directory plugin developed and maintained by GeoTheme. In fact, the GDF theme framework is developed particularly for the plugin to help users who are looking for the most suitable theme for using the GeoDirectory plugin. However, the plugin also works virtually with any WordPress theme available out there.

Additional features of GeoDirectory Plugin

  • Is 100% fully responsive.
  • Equipped with a Google Analytics widget.
  • Integrated with an inbuilt review system.
  • Is fully compatible with WordPress Multisite.
  • Offers more than 12 widget areas and 15+ widgets
  • Lets you export, import, and re-import data via CSV files.
  • Has a user-friendly front-end interface for submitting entries


  • Free plan available
  • Paid plan starts at $139/yr

#3 Simple Directory Plugin

Simple Directory Plugin

Simple Directory is yet another free WordPress directory plugin that enables you to build a personal or business directory within minutes. The plugin is packed with two different templates for archive listing and single listing page. If you are familiar with the working of WordPress theme templates, you would find it difficult to customize and configure this plugin. It also recommends installing Category Image plugin and Piklist plugin for better performance.

Additional features of Simple Directory Plugin

  • Displays a complete listing version including Name, Address, Contact info, etc.
  • Offers a variety of Custom Templates.
  • Lets you display the listing in a mentioned category.


  • Free version available

#4 Advanced Classifieds & Directory Pro

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Advanced Classifieds & Directory Pro is a powerful and versatile WordPress plugin that allows you to create and manage a fully featured classifieds or directory website. It is easy to use and manage, and comes with a wide range of features and benefits. If you are looking for a comprehensive classifieds or directory plugin for WordPress, Advanced Classifieds & Directory Pro is a great option to consider.

Key Features

  • Organize your listings into an unlimited number of categories and sub-categories
  • Create and add custom fields to your listings to collect additional information from users
  • Allow users to add different kinds of multimedia including images and videos
  • The plugin is SEO-optimized to help your website rank higher in search engine results pages (SERPs).
  • Highly configurable location setup.


  • Free version available for download
  • Paid plan starts at $95.88/ year.

#5 Directorist

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With over 10,000+ downloads, Directorist is a premium business directory plugin for WordPress that helps you create a comprehensive and user-friendly business directory website with WordPress. It is a fully customizable plugin with a wide range of features that allow you to create and manage a directory of businesses, products, services, events, and more.

Key Features in Directorist:-

  • Beginner-friendly user interface.
  • Create and manage a directory of businesses, products, services, events, and more
  • Add custom fields to your directory listings to collect additional information from your users, such as business hours, contact information, and social media links.
  • Integrates seamlessly with your existing WordPress theme.
  • You can Customize the features of your directory to suit your specific needs.
  • Powerful search and filtering features
  • Helps in creating multi-directories effortlessly.


  • Available to download for free
  • Paid plan starts at $63/3 months.

#6. Connections Business Directory


In the simplest words, “Connections Business Directory” is one of the best directory plugins WordPress users could ever have. It is very simple in design and many advanced functions make it the most loved directory plugin. It consists of a vast array of unique features and flexibility which motivates the users to stick with this awesome WordPress plugin.

With this plugin, you can easily make an address book, maintain staff details, and run a business directory. It is highly configurable in order to provide you with maximum features that suit your business needs.

Its key features include:-

  • The admin dashboard lets you have a glance at the particular day’s anniversary or birthdays of the members in your directory.
  • It caters to various entry types from which you can use the entry types such as individual, organizational, and family. For Connections, the Family entry type is unique.
  • It also caters to repeatable fields for phone numbers, emails, Social media, and dates.
  • The directories are highly scalable and easy to manage with hundreds of thousands of entries.
  • It is extensible and very developer-friendly.


Available for free.

#7. HivePress

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HivePress is an all-in-one, free, open-source WordPress plugin that allows you to create and manage any type of directory or listing website, such as business directories, real estate listings, event calendars, and more. It is highly customizable and easy to use, making it a great option for both beginners and experienced users alike.

  • Lightweight, easy to use, customizable, extensible, and developer-friendly
  • Caters to many use cases including directories, marketplaces, classifieds, job boards, etc.
  • Easily compatible with Hivepress themes, free plugins as well as paid add-ons.
  • You can charge users for adding listings
  • Top-notch support with 24-hour turnaround time


Available to download for free.

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Additional features of the Crocoblock toolkit

  • Create different types of listings and add all the necessary details.
  • Arrange your listings by categories and tags for easier navigation.
  • Allow people to join and submit their own listings.
  • Advanced Filters and Search: make it easy for visitors to find what they’re looking for by using advanced filtering and search options.
  • Map Integration to display your listings on a map if required.


  • Custom subscription available – choose only plugins you need;
  • $199/year for All-Inclusive one project;
  • $399/year for unlimited projects;
  • from $750 for Lifetime licenses.

Wrapping Up

Going through the above-mentioned list, you won’t find it difficult to choose the most suitable directory plugin for your website. Also, if you have any other relevant plugin in your mind, share it with us in the comments below.

In case you can’t find the solution you’re looking for anywhere, you can always get a custom plugin developed.

Just contact our certified WordPress experts for assistance, explain your requirements, and we’ll get a plugin for you.

Note: Want to know how you can build your own WordPress plugin? Check out this easy-to-follow guide.

Author Bio:

Jason is an expert WordPress developer having years of experience in working with various web development technologies. Currently, he is working for WordSuccor Ltd. providing WordPress plugin development service to global clients. He is always trying to share his intangible knowledge with others on the web.


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