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Directory is a massive theme and comes with hundreds of features across multiple plugins. However, along with all that we’re also providing lots of secondary content… stuff that isn’t included inside the theme itself, but useful nonetheless. On this page we’ll outline the 10 most important resources for every Directory owner. So, let’s get started!

  • 1. City CSVs

    If you’re creating a large directory, the ability to quickly populate it with cities is extremely beneficial. To make this happen we created a forum thread where each member can share their CSVs. To entice members into sharing, we’re offering a free add-on of your choice for every CSV submission.

  • 2. GeoPlaces and Nightlife discount

    If you purchased GeoPlaces or Nightlife sometime in the past, Directory is available at a lower price. With the discount, the standard license price is lowered to $60, while the developer price is lowered to $120. For details on how to get this discount visit this blog post.

  • 3. 100 free map icons

    One of the cool features inside Directory is the ability to upload custom icons/markers for the map. To save you the trouble of searching for appropriate map icons, we’ve created 100 of our own icons. You can get them inside the following blog post.

  • 4. Localization resources

    Similar to how city CSV sharing works, we’ve also made it possible to share your translations and get rewarded for it. Each member that shares his/hers fully translated file gets rewarded with a free add-on of their choice. Visit this forum thread to read more about how you too can share a translation file.

  • 5. Create and sell your own add-ons

    If you have experience with developing plugins and a good idea for a Directory add-on, why not creating it yourself? To help you with this, we made multiple developer guides that explain the in-and-outs of Directory. If you’ll have any questions about this, just submit it inside this forum thread.

  • 6. Customization resources

    To make customizing Directory easier, we are actively indexing customizations done by the staff and regular members inside our forums. An index of existing tweaks is available in this thread. Along with that thread, we also have a number of general tutorials on how to customize themes, including How to use Firebug and a tutorial about custom.css.

Third-party plugin support

To extend the theme functionality even further you’re welcome to install each of the below plugins. They are all supported by the theme and our developers.

  • WooCommerce – sell digital and physical products on your site. If you have Events add-on installed, you can use WooCommerce to sell tickets for your events.
  • WPML – showcase Directory in multiple languages using this premium WordPress translation plugin.
  • Social Login – enable logins from social media accounts on your site. People that login this way can submit listings, comment and do everything that a “normal” member can do.
  • Google Analytics Dashboard for WP – display Google Analytics stats directly inside your WordPress dashboard.
  • FV Thoughtful Comments – give owners the option to manage reviews submitted for their post; charge extra for this ability.
  • Comment Images – allow visitors to attach images with their comments.
  • SearchAutocomplete – enable auto-complete functionality for the Directory search widget
  • All in One SEO and WordPress SEO by Yoast – add meta tags for each listing, event, page and post + bunch of other stuff.
  • Gravity Forms and Contact Form 7 – create new and awesome contact forms for your site.
  • WP-reCAPTCHA and Are You A Human – protect your Submit Listing and registration pages against spammers.
  • Infinite Scroll – Automatically loads new listings as you scroll on listing category, post type archive and search results pages.

Use Directory components for other projects

The plugins that power Directory can be used with other themes as well. For instance, you could use the Tevolution – Location Manager plugin to enable multi-city functionality in other Tevolution-powered themes, like Automotive or Nightlife. Few tweaks here and there would be necessary for this to run smoothly, but it is possible. You’re also welcome to combine these plugins with non-Templatic themes. It’s hard to say how well they’ll perform, but, the option is there.

Free Templatic plugins

Along with the plugins you get after purchasing Directory, there are also free ones available to every Templatic members. These are:

  • Mega Menu plugin – use it to create multi-column menus like those displayed on our demo sites. For download and usage instructions just open this article.
  • Shortcodes – style your pages and posts with dozens of different callouts, buttons and awesome designs. Click here to download the plugin. For instructions on how to insert shortcodes open the following page.
  • CityPermalink – This free add-on will allow you to select a primary city(it will be used in the URL of that listing) for your listing which is set to display in multiple cities from backend. .

Last but not least, the premium add-ons

The add-ons are a great way to extend Directory with only the stuff you actually need. Unfortunately they aren’t free, but we’re confidant their value will be apparent as soon as you start using them. To check the current selection of add-ons open the following page: //templatic.com/plugins/directory-add-ons

Directory Theme – All in One Resources

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Directory Theme

Directory, most powerful listings theme ever

It is your perfect choice for creating an online listings directory. Directory offers custom post types, subscription price packages, Google map search and unlimited searchable custom fields. The most comprehensive directory WordPress theme you will ever need.

Child Themes Add-on Plugins Documentation

Directory is a massive theme and comes with hundreds of features across multiple plugins. However, along with all that we’re also providing lots of secondary content… stuff that isn’t included inside the theme itself, but useful nonetheless. On this page we’ll outline the most important resources for every Directory owner. So, let’s get started!

Free Directory Child Theme Template

The ‘Free’ directory child theme template is there to save you from the hassle of creating a child theme for customizing your parent Directory theme. Consisting all the required files for a child theme, the template lets you over-write the files of the parent theme without actually changing or updating it. Keep your parent theme files intact and get the changes reflected by just tweaking the child theme and overcome the fear of losing your customization on updating the theme/plugins. This has its own benefits. Read the Directory Child theme template guide to know more what it has to offer.

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Free Directory add-ons

You can extend functionality of your Directory website by using these free add-on plugins and other resources.

  • AngularBulk Import/ExportBulk Import/Export allows you to populate the site with a lot of content in a short amount of time. If you already have a lot of content, this feature also allows you to export it. Both import and export work with CSV files.
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  • AngularCoupon ManagerInstalling this extension will allow you to create discounts for your own price packages. This is great when running promotions (like for Christmas or Black Friday).
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  • AngularIP BlockerThis extension will allow you to block specific IP addresses from your site and also implement SSL for the registration and submission pages.
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  • AngularUser filters for MailPoetUser Filters is a totally free plugin that will allow you to better specify which users should receive the email or newsletter you are sending. It works on top of the popular MailPoet Newsletters plugin.
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  • AngularCity PermalinkThis free add-on will allow you to select a primary city(it will be used in the URL of that listing) for your listing which is set to display in multiple cities from backend.
    Download Now
  • AngularShortcodesStyle your pages and posts with dozens of different callouts, buttons and awesome designs. Click here to download the plugin. For instructions on how to insert shortcodes open the following page.
    Download Now
  • AngularMega MenuUse this plugin to create multi-column menus like those displayed on our demo sites. For download and usage instructions just open this article.
    Download Now
  • AngularFree Map Icon SetsOne of the cool features inside Directory is the ability to upload custom icons/markers for the map. To save you the trouble of searching for appropriate map icons, we’ve created few of our own icons which you can use.
    Download Now

Key features

Useful Tutorials for Beginners

Just getting started with WordPress and our Directory themes? Don’t worry, we have created this list of tutorials you can refer. It will definitely help you get started with setting up your website.

Configuration Tips

Tutorials under this section are related to the configuration of the Directory theme, some useful tips are shared in these tutorials which will surely help you build a better website with our Directory based themes.

Customization Tips

Tutorials under this section are regarding the small code tweaks which extends the functionality of your Directory theme powered website, we highly recommend that you go through this list of customization tutorials. There will be that one customization that you always wanted to do on your Directory theme.

Useful Articles and Free Resources for Directory

  • City CSV files

    If you’re creating a large directory, the ability to quickly populate it with cities is extremely beneficial. To make this happen we created a forum thread where each member can share their CSVs. To entice members into sharing, we’re offering a free add-on of your choice for every CSV submission.

    Read More

  • Localized ready .po/.mo files

    Similar to how city CSV sharing works, we’ve also made it possible to share your translations and get rewarded for it. Each member that shares his/hers fully translated file gets rewarded with a free add-on of their choice. Visit this forum thread to read more about how you too can share a translation file.

    Read More

  • Customization resources

    To make customizing Directory easier, we are actively indexing customizations done by the staff and regular members inside our forums. An index of existing tweaks is available in this article . Along with that thread, we also have a number of general tutorials on how to customize themes, including How to use Firebug and a tutorial about custom.css.

    Read More

  • Create and sell your own add-ons

    If you have experience with developing plugins and a good idea for a Directory add-on, why not creating it yourself? To help you with this, we made multiple developer guides that explain the in-and-outs of Directory. If you’ll have any questions about this, just submit a ticket through this link.

    Read More

  • GeoPlaces and Nightlife discount

    If you purchased GeoPlaces or Nightlife sometime in the past, Directory is available at a lower price. With the discount, the standard license price is lowered to $60, while the developer price is lowered to $120. For details on how to get this discount visit this blog post.

    Read More

  • Securing/hardening your WordPress directory

    This is one great article shared by one of our user on how you can strengthen the security of a Directory website, it explains everything in detail step-wise.

    Read More

  • Directory wishlist

    Directory is our most popular project so we keep updating it, and we are always listening to your suggestions. If you have any feature request for Directory post it here.

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  • New “mobile app” view – beta Explained

    We created an optional app like mobile view for Directory2, It gives the site a feel like an app when it is surfed on mobile devices. Have a look at article to know more about the mobile app view.

  • Details about the Directory 2 upgrade

    If you are upgrading from Directory 1 to Directory 2, don’t forget to have look at this informative guide .

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Helpful Tutorials for Some Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s a list of some frequently asked questions for Directory theme with their detailed answers. We recommend you to take a look at the list once, it might answer that one question you were having for a long time now.

You think we should write a tutorial on a particular topic regarding Directory? Write to us here to request a tutorial.

Customer stories of Directory theme users

We are encouraging Directory users who have built a successful Directory website using our theme to share their stories so that other users can learn and take inspiration from them.

You can share your success story with Directory theme too, write to us here.

Directory Specific Blog Posts

Recently we have published some articles on our blog which includes articles about how you can make the most of your Directory website, it gives you insights into the business part of the Directory websites. It also has case studies of successful websites created using our Directory platform.

Special Bonus for all Club Members!

Note: ALL child themes are part of club membership. You are able to download one bonus plugin per month under your club membership. Join Our Club Membership.

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