The Explore directory theme geared with an amazing number of powerful options. These are all designed to make Explore a very advanced and a highly customisable theme. You can use this theme for building a great looking and powerful business listing directory in no time. As with all of our WordPress directory themes Explore also comes with “Easy Install” built-in and sample data. Once you activate this theme, by pressing 1 button, your site looks like the demo and you can get started right away.
Explore is a child theme for the best WP Directory Theme out there. As Explore is a child theme, this means it offers you a new skin/template and still comes with all of the parent theme’s built-in features. Explore includes the parent theme when purchased on the Standard or Developer license, you don’t need to buy that separately.
Explore is responsive and it also comes with a dedicated mobile app view. This is optional and once you activate it, the mobile view app makes your listing directory look like a mobile app. This is great way to offer visitors from mobile devices a minimal and easy to navigate interface. Not activating the mobile view app does of course leave your site responsive… this is just an option which is available if you like.
Take a look at the mobile app view here.
This powerful and feature-packed theme comes ready with loads of monetization functions.
Take a look below at just some of the features which come with the Explore theme.
This theme is coded per best of the SEO practices. Not only that, Explore also supports the best, free SEO plugins available today such as Yoast SEO, All in One SEO, Google XML Sitemaps and All In One Schema.org Rich Snippets .
By utilising free plugin like All In One Schema.org Rich Snippets, you can really take your site SEO to a new level.
You can translate this listings theme by using the provided .PO and .MO files. Explore is also WPML ready should you wish to launch your directory in multiple languages.
This theme is compatible with some of the most popular WordPress plugins.
Some of the features that make Directory Theme Platform the most powerful among all.
Bulk Import/Export ToolUse our free plugin which works in .CSV format to import or export business listings or cities. This tool is great if you’re thinking of adding listings as admin to help get your directory started.
Managing Your Business DirectoryControl all aspects of your website from one very powerful admin dashboard. You control everything straight from the dashboard, no coding required.
Listing Submission And ManagementDisallow or open up or front-end submission to allow local businesses to submit a listing on your directory. As admin, you can add listings from both, front and admin dashboard at any time.
Powerful Search OptionsAs no directory software or theme is any good without search options, Explore scores well here. Choose from search widgets for simple and configurable advanced search by criteria.
Google Maps IncludedIncludes several areas where your users will see a map. Map locations include: listing detail, categories and search result pages. Explore also comes with the All In One map page like the Directory theme.
Add Custom FieldsTo make your directory website the suitable for any type of business, industry or niche, custom fields can be created. New fields can also be searchable ones and category smart on advanced search.
User ManagementEnable or disable user registrations on your directory. As admin you can manage all users and have access to their listings from your admin dashboard.
Comprehensive User dashboardAs you run a local business directory, you wouldn’t want to be stuck managing listings. Each user gets their dashboard and can manage their own listings.
Business Listing Reviews And RatingsAs all of our Directory themes, Explore comes with a powerful rating and reviews system. This is built-in and allows users to leave reviews and rate each business listing.
Editable Email NotificationsYou have access to edit all of the theme’s automated email notifications. You can edit any of them with your preferred text messages straight from your admin dashboard.
Color customizerChange theme default color scheme and choose the colors you want from a color picker.
Google FontsThis theme utilizes Google Fonts to give it this beautiful look.
We have put together a huge collection of resources for our Directory platform like free add-ons, list of compatible third party plugins, theme and plugin guides, 75+ tutorials and a lot more.Free – All in One Directory Resources Page
The stylish Explore theme can be ideal for many types of directories. Loaded with all the features of the parent Directory theme, you can customize its categories and fields to suit whichever listings you are planning to have.
Explore can be an ideal directory theme for clubs, bars, pubs, restaurants or nightlife guides. The color customizer lets you change the color scheme so you can also use it as a companies directory theme for local or international businesses. As does Directory and all of its child themes, Explore also comes with PayPal built-in. This makes it super easy to start earning online by charging for listing submissions.
Explore includes loads of built-in features but if you need even more, you can choose from 30+ advanced paid Directory extensions which are designed to extend the functionalities of your directory even more.Browse All Extensions
Use this powerful plugin to easily manage the content of your Directory site with intuitive front-end WordPress editor. You can create beautiful looking web pages without changing a single line of code. Use the built-in skin builder to change design elements and the styling of your website.
This awesome page builder lets you create complex layouts of your pages and posts with a simple drag-n-drop interface. Best of all, the visual composer lets you create new page content which is fully responsive too.
Need to offer a powerful reservation and booking system on your directory?
We have you covered with integrations to the industry’s best booking services. By Installing WooCommerce Booking plugin it turns your portal to a fully fledged booking system. Allow users to book hotel accommodation, rental properties, hire cars, book tours, appointments or even restaurant tables and a lot more. Check this Demo link
The PayPal payment gateway is included with the Explore theme. We also offer you the wide choice of 15+ compatible paid payment gateway plugins. These optional add-ons help you accept payments with more of some of the other popular payment gateways.Browse All Payment Gateways
The Explore directory theme is your perfect choice if it's power an elegance you're after. Frontend submissions with membership packages, custom fields, and Google Maps are just some of the features you'll absolutely love.