The Natural Choice WordPress Business Listing Theme

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.

The Powerful And Stylish Explore Directory Theme

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.

The Responsive Mobile Friendly Business Listing Theme

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.


Built to make you money from your business listing directory

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.

    • Create unlimited listing packages.
    • Offer membership submission packages
    • Recurring payment listing packages.
    • Show AdSense and banner ads.
    • Claim business listing options.
    • Extra charge for featuring a business.
    • Extra charge for specific categories.
    • Create unlimited custom fields.
Search Engine Optimized Business Listing Theme

Search Engine Optimized

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.

Translatable And WPML Ready!

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.

WPML Ready WordPress Business Listing Theme

Compatible with popular WordPress plugins

This theme is compatible with some of the most popular WordPress plugins. Get best of both the worlds.

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Here’s why you’ll love the Explore theme

Some of the features that make Directory Theme Platform the most powerful among all.

  • Bulk Import Export Tool

    Bulk Import/Export Tool

    Use 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.
  • Unique Features

    Managing Your Business Directory

    Control all aspects of your website from one very powerful admin dashboard. You control everything straight from the dashboard, no coding required.
  • Unique Features

    Listing Submission And Management

    Disallow 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.
  • Unique Features

    Powerful Search Options

    As 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.
  • WordPress Business Listing Theme With Maps

    Google Maps Included

    Includes 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.
  • Unique Features

    Add Custom Fields

    To 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.
  • Unique Features

    User Management

    Enable or disable user registrations on your directory. As admin you can manage all users and have access to their listings from your admin dashboard.
  • Unique Features

    Comprehensive User dashboard

    As 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.
  • Ratings and Reviews Local Business Directory Theme

    Business Listing Reviews And Ratings

    As 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.
  • Unique Features

    Editable Email Notifications

    You 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.
  • Unique Features

    Color customizer

    Change theme default color scheme and choose the colors you want from a color picker.
  • Unique Features

    Google Fonts

    This theme utilizes Google Fonts to give it this beautiful look.

Tons of Resources

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.

Powerful Optional Extensions

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.

Most Popular plugins: Ad Manager, Fields Monetization, List Filter, Global Location, Map Customizer, WYSIWYG Submission

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Visual Composer Plugin Compatibility

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.

Reservation and Booking System

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

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Payment Gateways

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.

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Reviews:4.72 stars

4.72 average based on 1456 ratings. (more information)

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    Thanks guys for offering such a wonderful templates. Truly value for money. Most important, your rocking after sales service. Have never seen such a supportive staff. Shoot any queries / issue and these guys takes extra efforts to resolve it. Cheers & keep up good work.

    – Jatin Visaria
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    I think that templatic gear toward specific plus its hard to tell that your theme is built for wordpress. Support is great. You guys are very mannerly and respectful some thing you don’t fine too often.

    – Roderick Young
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    Templatic Support Once Again Saves the Day! We had several issues related to “Random Featured Listings” (a customized software code written for us by Templatic) as well as normal Explore Listings sorting correctly. Apparently because of plugin or WordPress upgrades – several items were not functioning correctly. We contacted support (Sapna Patel), and she took the time to both understand our issues and (working with the development team) got them all fixed. We at SuburbanGuides.com can’t thank Sapna and Templatic enough. Job well done!!!

    – David Bonynge

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Explore Theme

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.

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