How to Install and Set Up DirectoryEngine WordPress Theme: A Step-by-Step Guide

DirectoryEngine is a powerful WordPress theme designed specifically for creating directory websites. Developed by EngineThemes, it offers a wide range of features and functionalities that make it an ideal choice for anyone looking to create a professional directory website. One of the most important features of DirectoryEngine is its ease of use. The theme comes […]

DirectoryEngine 2.1.10 Is Here With New Homepage Layout & Other Feature Improvements

directoryengine - listing directory wordpress theme

DirectoryEngine 2.1.10 is officially released with new attractive homepage layout. DE MultiRating will not be supported from this version.


After your theme is updated to DirectoryEngine 2.1.10, you MUST:

  • Deactivate DE MultiRating since from DirectoryEngine 2.1.10, this extension will not be supported (PluginsDE MultiRatingDeactive).
  • Update database to avoid losing the entire rating score (Engine SettingsUpgrade DatabaseUpdate Rating Score).

P/s: You are recommended to back up your database before updating your site to DirectoryEngine 1.2.10 to avoid any possible problems.

  • Update Google Map API Key. Particularly, you must ENABLE Google Places API Web Service option besides Google Maps Geocoding API, Google Maps Directions API, and Google Maps Geolocation API when getting API Key to ensure your Google Map runs seamlessly.


Update: DirectoryEngine version 2.1.6


In DirectoryEngine version 2.1.6, Google Map API Key is supported, place owner can reply the private email, and a notification for Geolocation is added. (more…)

Update: DirectoryEngine version 2.1.5


DirectoryEngine version 2.1.5 is released with improvements supporting for SEO, and bug fixes in Visual Composer, default avatar, color categories. (more…)

Update: DirectoryEngine version 2.1.4


In DirectoryEngine version 2.1.4, blog posts are filtered properly by category, sort by rating functions seamlessly, and other bugs are also fixed. (more…)

Update: DirectoryEngine version 2.1.3


In DirectoryEngine v2.1.3, multiple bugs are fixed in both desktop and mobile. (more…)

Update: DirectoryEngine version 2.1.1

DirectoryEngine version 2.1.1 has some bug fixes & improvements made on both mobile and desktop.

Bug fixes – Header display, “Load more” review, numbered list format & new place email notification

Better header display of “Submit a place”

When DE map is not added to the top sidebar in homepage, “Submit a place” button did not display properly when scrolled up from the page bottom. The bug is fixed in this version.

Load more in Review widget functions properly   

In a single place page, you can load to see more reviews on the right column but there was some issue with Load more button. We have solved this so it should run well now. (more…)

Update: DirectoryEngine version 2.1

In DirectoryEngine 2.1, new email template is added, VC blocks are improved, the theme is better compatible with WPML, and rich snippets for SEO work properly.

New email template for New event

A new email is added to the email templates. When there’s a new event submitted on site, this email is sent to admin to review that event. Email template in back-end (Engine Settings → Settings → Mailing).

directoryengine update 2.1 - new event mail template (more…)

Update: DirectoryEngine 2.0.1 & DiningEngine 1.2.3

Dear customers,

This week, we would like to inform you of the new release of DirectoryEngine version 2.0.1 and DiningEngine version 1.2.3.

In DirectoryEngine 2.0.1, there is a new email template about cash payment pending, better mega menu rendering, new Area VC block for place collection & some bug fixes. On the other hand, DiningEngine 1.2.3 has the UI updated. (more…)

Update: DirectoryEngine 2.0, DE Multirating 1.4.2 & AE Custom Fields 1.2.2

Happy new year beloved DirectoryEngine customers,

Since it is new year so we want to do something special for the directory theme version 2.0 with the update in UI besides improvements and bug fixes. Also, since the UI is improved, DE Multirating users are advised to update the extension to the newest version 1.4.2 for better compatibility. Lastly, AE Custom Fields extension is upgraded to version 1.2.2. Let’s go into details of each release.

DirectoryEngine 2.0 – UI update, new features, & bug fixes


Update: DirectoryEngine 1.9.6 & DE Multirating 1.4.1

Merry Christmas to our beloved customers,

How’s your holiday going? I believe everything is ready, beautiful decoration, happy Christmas melody, and also sweet gift boxes. Our team has some small gifts for you too, as sweet as technical it is, the new release of DirectoryEngine 1.9.6 and DE Multirating 1.4.1. Bugs in blog display and default map zoom are fixed; and the extension DE Multirating is compatible with directory listing theme, more responsive and supports SEO with Schema Markup.

DirectoryEngine 1.9.6 – Seamless blog and map display

DE Blog in homepage

The content details of the blog were not displayed in the homepage. However, the bug is fixed now so your articles will show up properly on your blog from the homepage. (more…)

AE Pin – Multi-currency payments for Australian small businesses


AE Pin payment gateway

Dear our valued customers,

Our developers have worked hard recently to release new payment gateways to better tailor for your specific needs. We have AE MOLPay for Southeast Asian, AE PayFast for South African, and now AE Pin for Australian businesses. With AE Pin, your ability to compete in global market is much higher since it is now simple to accept multi-currency payments from your international customers.

Try AE Pin in DirectoryEngine Buy for $29 (more…)

Update: DirectoryEngine v1.9.5 – UI & UX improvements

Have a great week our dear customers!

This week we would announce the latest release of DirectoryEngine version 1.9.5 with improvements such as Visual Composer compatibility, new Color Scheme added, pending place notification bar, and some bug fixes.

[Improvements] Better UI & UX with Visual Composer, color scheme, new notification, and time format

Visual Composer compatibility

In previous version, there were some issues with Visual Composer plugin, causing ads not to be displayed properly.

Now, DirectoryEngine version 1.9.5 has better compatibility with Visual Composer plugin. You can be assured of seamless ads rendering in the homepage. (more…)

AE PayFast – Secure Online Payment for South Africa

AE PayFast payment gateway

PayFast – Payment Gateway for South African & South African websites

We are happy to introduce AE PayFast – a new payment gateway integrated into our themes. PayFast is a payment processing service for South Africans and South African websites. It enables easy, secure and instant transfer of money from online buyers to sellers.

PayFast allows sellers, including individuals, businesses and charities, to accept secure payments from online buyers in a variety of ways. It processes credit cards from anywhere in the world, Instant EFT (bank transfers with SA’s four biggest banks that get instantly verified), Bitcoin and more.

Like AE payment gateway family, AE PayFast can be used in 4 themes: FreelanceEngine, DirectoryEngine, DiningEngine, & EstateEngine.

Try PayFast in FreelanceEngine Buy for $29 (more…)

Welcome AE MOLPay to EngineThemes payment gateway family

AE MOLPay payment gateway

We are glad to introduce to you AE MOLPay – the new payment gateway integrated into our themes. More payment gateways give more choices for your site’s users when it comes to the payment step. Especially, AE MOLPay is designed to cater for Southeast Asia market, where has seen a significant booming in online shopping behavior.

Try MOLPay in FreelanceEngine Buy for $29 (more…)

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