The need of searching for locations is growing days by days. As a result, place directories become more popular than ever and building a business directory site info and reviews can be a great source of your passive income online.

In order to help you quickly obtain this money-making tool, we’re happy to introduce our latest product: DirectoryEngine – Multi-purpose Directory WordPress Theme. This new release is equipped with a premium page builder and a modular UI design, which makes it more flexible than most available app themes.

DirectoryEngine Features            Buy for $89

Modular design with page builder supported

Besides the usual WordPress default pages, DirectoryEngine is powerful business directory software that includes of multiple content blocks such as: featured places, latest & hot places, reviews, categories, testimonials, services… Using these blocks, admins are free to build their own pages.

Business Directory WordPress theme - DirectoryEngine

Moreover, with the included page builder, admins now can stay away from headaches and don’t need to make tons of effort to create beautiful pages. Simply drag and drop the content blocks to the right position and config them to your preferences. Directly in the front-end!
The modules for the page builder are also available in the form of widgets, which you can freely drag to the sidebars throughout the site.

Smooth flows, optimized for a web application

With DirectoryEngine, we aims to provide your users the most enjoyable experience possible. They don’t have to go through complicated processes using your site.

Easily search for a place: At the top of the site, there’s a big map which locates all places matching the search criteria. And users can use the advanced search system to decide the time period as well as the radius to explore more places.

search - directoryengine

 

Comprehensive filter system: The filter system with different criterias allows users to limit the search results and quickly find their favourite places.

filter - directoryengine

 

Submit a place listing without hassles: Admins can set up free and paid listing package plans, each of which has its own config of availability and number of places. Finally, a few simple clicks are all users need to do to add their places.

post - directoryengine online directory software

 

Explore places without page reloads: Like its other siblings, DirectoryEngine is powered with ajax in most place loading experience. No more page reloads needed and save your users tons of time surfing your site.

Raise their opinions: Love it or hate it, users have the rights to give comments and ratings for any places through the review section.

Review - Directory WordPress theme

Member’s own space and bookmark system: After registration, users can access to their member areas to start customizing their profiles and manage their listings. Moreover, whenever users like a place, they can add it to their favourite listings. These places then will be stored in their profile and they can take a look at them later.

profile - directoryengine

 

Your Best Directory Theme WordPress

Besides all above features, DirectoryEngine also supports many great default functions like its siblings.

Responsive design & dedicated mobile version: As we always said, you don’t have to worry about your site’s appearance using our theme. From large screens to mobile devices – your site will always appear beautifully.

Directory WordPress Theme Mobile Responsive Design - DirectoryEngine

Translation support: Not in an English-speaking country? Don’t worry yet, since you can totally translate your site to your prefered language right in the back-end.

language - directoryengine

 

The above list certainly don’t scratch the surface of DirectoryEngine. You can visit our demo site for a more thorough look!

Try Live Demo            Buy for $89

Win a FREE license of DirectoryEngine now!

To celebrate the birth of the new theme, we’re happy to celebrate a giveaway event for our great customers. You can follow these steps below to win a FREE copy of DirectoryEngine. This event will end before August 2014. So make sure you don’t miss the chance!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And of course, don’t hesitate to purchase the theme right away while joining our event. If you are the winner, we’ll happily give you the full refund.
Well, what do you think of our new directory theme? What would you do if you win a free copy? Share with us in the comment section below! 😉

112 Comments
  • Rogue London
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    Just purchased this… hope I win the free one but worth every dollar anyway!!! Thanks for really thinking about your product…

    • An
      Jul  25TH,  2014

      Yes,

      Thanks for using product. Good luck to you!

  • Susanna Marsiglia
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    Absolutely awesome! Love the markers on the map 🙂

    • An
      Jul  25TH,  2014

      So good that you like it ^^
      Please don’t hesitate to give a try in our giveaway event.

    • Biznes
      Feb  11TH,  2017

      Good job. Thanks

  • Robert Gallagher
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    Hi guys, Great theme btw. Couple of questions!

    1. I noticed an ‘EVENTS’ option in the pre release screenshot. When will this be added to the theme? The demo shows a ‘Pending’ tab at the moment.
    2. For opening hours, it looks like it is only possible to specify one opening hour and not multiple days. All of the businesses that i would need to add have different hours of operation on weekends vs weekdays. Is there an option for this?

    Thanks!

    • An
      Jul  25TH,  2014

      Hi dear,

      Thanks for your interest in our products. Here are the answers^^:

      1. The “Events” option’s in process and it’ll be updated soon. We’ve planned to implement it in August. Please keep looking forward to it.

      2. About “Opening hours”, you are free to add different content in the description when posting a place.
      You can check out our demo site for more details:
      – Username: admindemo.
      – Pass: admindemo.

      Regards,

    • An
      Jul  25TH,  2014

      Hello,

      Thanks for your interest in our product. Here are the answers:
      1. The “Events” option’s in process and will be release soon. It’s planned to be updated in August. Please keep looking forward to it.

      2. About the “Opening hours”: Yes, you’re right. You can’t chose multiple days now. However, you can add more information about the time in the description.

      Hope you’ll find these information useful.

      • Tev
        Aug  11TH,  2014

        Hi there, would you be able to chat to the developers about adding different hours of operation for the multiple days. ( Monday to Friday vs Saturday and Sunday ? ) instead of the need for putting it in the description ?

    • Namaste Bella
      Jul  25TH,  2014

      I totally agree with you Rebert, Those sound like Awesome Features, you are thinking of!!!

  • Moon
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    Awesome theme!

    • An
      Jul  25TH,  2014

      “Awesome” ^^ Thanks for your kind words.

  • vincylouis
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    Just browse through the demo page and test out animation and effects, it is so stunning! Yet so smooth and light, just so flawless

    • An
      Jul  25TH,  2014

      Thanks for your comment ^^

  • Harimau Malaya
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    Honestly it look awesome, and I already had a few idea on how to utilize of this theme! great work enginethemes

    • An
      Jul  25TH,  2014

      Thanks Harimau Malaya,

      Hope you’ll have great experience using our theme!

  • Dhiraj Das
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    The theme looks spectacular, great work

  • S Rabbani
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    Proud owner of your Job & Classified themes. Looking at Directory theme I can say you guys have nailed it. Best of luck 🙂

    • An
      Jul  25TH,  2014

      Hi,

      Hearing those words really make us proud. Please keep supporting us in the future!!!

  • morganthx
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    Few quick questions:

    1) does the menu bar support custom HTML content?
    2) Can the admin customize the listing page to add more field?
    3) Can there be a slider or a simple wide image instead of map?
    4) is search form customizable? If yes, how many sub categories and sub locations are supported also what kind of search functions are included?
    4) Does it have multiple rating? If no, then does it support multi rating plugins?
    5) Is there an option for social login, or do you plan to implement it?
    6) Finally, does it have a multi city architecture, e.g: each city can be allotted separate homepage & search form; I mean is there a way of achieving this with your theme?.

    Regards

    • An
      Jul  25TH,  2014

      Dear,

      Thanks for your interest in our product.

      Would you mind heading to our forums? Our support staffs here will help you answer these concerns ^^

      https://www.enginethemes.com/forums/

      Regards,

    • An
      Jul  25TH,  2014

      Hello,

      Thanks for interest in our product, here are your answers:

      1. We haven’t supported this function yet. However, you can do your customization in the child theme.
      2. We haven’t supported to customize the listing page yet.
      3. We’ll update this function in the next versions.
      4. Currently, you can’t custom the search form, categories as well as the location list.
      5. The answer is YES, we’ll implement it in the future.
      6. Yes, our theme do have a multi city architecture.

      Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

      Regards,

  • Amit Sehgal
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    Hi,

    Need detail about the theme of directory,

    Do this theme can be used for multiple website?

    Do this theme is having feature of online listing of places/ restaurant / college? Any one who want to list their work they can list online ?

    • An
      Jul  25TH,  2014

      Hi,

      Thanks for your interest. Hope you’ll our theme useful.

      1. The answer is YES. You can use DirectoryEngine for your multiple owned websites.
      2. Would you mind clarify your question? We don’t really undertand what you mean, once we have more information, we’ll give you a certain answer.

  • PonshoVELVA
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    Just what I was looking for 😀 I need to win this so badly!

    • An
      Jul  25TH,  2014

      Thanks friend,
      Hope you’ll be the lucky one.

  • Alex Martinez
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    Hi, and congrats!

    Is the rating working with schema google rating? If not, is it planned?

    Thanks & keep doing!

    • An
      Jul  29TH,  2014

      Hi,

      Currently, it’s not working with schema google rating. However, we’ll consider about it more, thanks for your suggestion^^

  • WebUnikat
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    Hi, nice theme, but the first edition is in childhood:)
    So:
    1. when i’m traying to add my place there’s no fields for phone, website, gallery etc. just in edit after submit i can write these information,
    2. in place page link to website doesn’t work.
    3. Do U have a road map for this greate theme?
    4.Do You plannig paypal payment?
    5. it is possible to add extended editor to place description?
    6. DO u have any shortcodes to build another page?
    graete work GLWS

    • An
      Jul  29TH,  2014

      Hi, thanks for your interest in our product^^
      Here are your answers:
      1. Yes, you can edit these fields later. We make it like that because we want to make it easier for users to submit their information.
      2. Would you mind clarify your question more, we don’t really understand what you mean.
      3. We haven’t had this features yet.
      4. Yes, we’ve already have PalPal payment.
      5. Currently, we use Tiny Editor for place description, but if you want different editor, you can research more and customize your site.
      6. We’ve already supported visual composer, you can use our supported elements to build your page.

      Once again, thanks for your kind words.

  • kunnee
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    สวัสดี ขอบคุณมาก ฉันหวังว่าจะได้ใช้มันทำงาน

    เยี่ยมมาก

    ขอบคุณมาก

  • Elries
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    Hi, on the first screenshot I see several places (offers) with special discounts etc. Yet, I do not see this back on the demo.

    Is this feature still available or has it been removed?

    • An
      Jul  29TH,  2014

      Hi,

      Did you mean the giveaway event we make for DirectoryEngine? If that’s tha case, the answer is YES. The discount program is still available. You can check out our blog above to know take part in the program.

  • ImAnurag
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    Great theme guys..

    Keep it up.!

  • Ana Stefan
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    I am really excited to try the theme.Seems very well done! Congrats!

  • Namaste Bella
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    Hi Guys, I’m SUPER EXCITED, This new Theme LOOKS INCREDIBLE, I Can’t wait to pick up a Copy!!! Just wondering if you guys are including all features in it? Responsive Design, HTML5, Custom Colors, Custom Theme Options, All the Features Robert Gallagher mentioned below, etc… Please let me know!!!

  • Viralint.com
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    Great Theme. The best part is that you can translate from admin panel.

    • Namaste Bella
      Jul  25TH,  2014

      Very Cool, How many Languages are available already? Can you tell me if Russian, Hebrew, French, Gaelic, and Spanish are available?

  • seogreece
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    Hello, l wish you success and prosperity, right now l am to buy the classified engine theme from you for a client of mine and it is the first time l take a theme from you!!!

    • Namaste Bella
      Jul  25TH,  2014

      I currently have their One Engine Theme, for myself and 2 other clients and it’s AWESOME, you have made a great Choice!!!

  • Pascal Lapointe
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    Hi guys,

    Amazing theme by the way! I think we should give a way for shop owners or listings owner to be able to advertise their things, whether it is to create food menus, list some products and/or show weekly specials with expiration dates and coupons. It would be great for the shop owner to have total control of his listing and advertise his business that way. It’s hard to make a shop owner pay for a listing if he/she has very little things to do with the listing, but if you can give them all these possibilities to advertise their things for cheap, they will surely be interested! I think the event feature will be similar to this but not as advanced, I guess you guys could use the event feature and expand on it. What do you think?

    Thanks!

    • An
      Jul  29TH,  2014

      Hi,

      Thanks for your kind words as well as your idea. We’ll discuss with our developers more and carefully think about it. Please feel free to suggest more ideas, we really appreciate it. In addition, we have a page in our forums called FE Ideas where customers can post their ideas here, you may want to check it out: https://www.enginethemes.com/forums/thread-category/ideas/.

      Once again, thanks for your support.

  • Rich
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    Hi Guys,

    The theme looks beautiful. When will you be adding extensions for payment gateways like Stripe etc?

    • An
      Jul  29TH,  2014

      Hi Rich,

      YES, we do have plan for adding payment gateways and Stripe is on our list. ^^

      Thanks for your interest in our product.

  • DMati
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    Awesome “all in one” theme with great looking UI :-]

  • Moritz Dawo
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    Hey, this theme is looking very great and professional, thank you very much for inspiring the world of business!

  • Nettler
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    1) I saw, that in demo: https://www.enginethemes.com/themes/directoryengine/
    you have price filter

    [img]https://www.enginethemes.com/forums/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Screenshot_11.png[/img]
    Where can i find it?

    2) Can I use Custom Fields in this theme?

    • An
      Jul  29TH,  2014

      Dear,

      Thanks for your interest in our product.

      1. The price filter will be updated in the next versions of DirectoryEngine.
      2. The custom fileds is not available yet. However, we’ll consider it for the next versions.

      Regards,

  • Emekazeta
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    All your themes are so good! Professional work! Waiting for some updates!!

  • Carlos Silva
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    Eu adorei está oferta, vou ganha-la, evento maravilhoso!!!

  • Olav
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    Great Theme

  • Jason Comes
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    Looks absolutely amazing, the sweat blood and tears your team put into this product was well worth it! Cheers to you!

  • serkanaksan
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    All themes delivers a rare combination of creative conceptualization and beautiful design. Great work.

  • Ben
    Jul  25TH,  2014

    This is a GREAT opportunity. Thanks for giving us a chance for this giveaway.

  • kunnee
    Jul  26TH,  2014

    ฉันอยากได้ใบอนุญาตของ DirectoryEngine

    ขอบคุณมาก

  • amitmojumder
    Jul  26TH,  2014

    it’s an awesome theme. thanks for sharing. will try to use it in projects.

  • ShiloRune
    Jul  26TH,  2014

    Search filtering does work with the top search option. For example, I selected a category and nothing happened.

    • An
      Jul  29TH,  2014

      Hi,

      We’ve checked it again and everything seem okay. Would you mind clarify your issue more?

  • James Prismall
    Jul  26TH,  2014

    This is really exciting – I’ve been looking for a great Directory for WordPress ever since the SpotFinder author went on a run! Really looking forward to the video implementation and events! Another major side that I have been looking for – looks like a much better version of the Metro theme! All the features, but clean, proper front-end and gorgeous! Will probably purchase this even if I did win it! 🙂

  • Boer Chen
    Jul  26TH,  2014

    Great design and nice promoting idea!

  • reflex
    Jul  26TH,  2014

    awesome theme!!! this is my dream!

  • Zubair Naeem Paracha
    Jul  26TH,  2014

    I stumbled upon Engine Themes while looking for job wordpress themes and I loved the Job Engine theme but because of the limitation of frontend translations into Arabic, I didn’t buy the theme. Just logged on to the site after a long time today and really glad to see Engine Themes grow this big within such a short time.

  • Pui Chan
    Jul  26TH,  2014

    Great for new Engine Themes, congratulations!

  • Bilal
    Jul  26TH,  2014

    The theme looks great visually and by functionality. Good luck with sales!

  • Dhaval Pathak
    Jul  26TH,  2014

    Nice design!!!

  • Exchange420.com
    Jul  26TH,  2014

    I look forward to using this theme soon! Thanks @EngineThemes

  • Mike
    Jul  26TH,  2014

    I currently found this article informing about the

    Google Maps Usage Limits and Billing

    https://developers.google.com/maps/usagelimits/?utm_referrer=v3

    You should consider to add a free open streetmap alternative. What do you say to this?

    Because all bigger directory sites use free maps!

    • An
      Jul  29TH,  2014

      Hello Mike,

      Thank you very much for your idea. We’ll inform our developers about this suggestion and discuss more ^^

  • Miguel
    Jul  26TH,  2014

    Very complete and useful theme. I hope I will get a free licence to try to start a small local business. Thanks for the offer 🙂

  • PonshoVELVA
    Jul  26TH,  2014

    I was wondering if this theme can allow users to post ads for articles instead of a directory business, would it be friendly for those purposes?

    • An
      Jul  29TH,  2014

      Hi,

      If you want to post ads for articles, you may want to take a look at our ClassifiedEngine, here are the information:

      http://demo.enginethemes.com/classifiedengine/

      – username: admindemo
      – pass; admindemo

      Hope you’ll find these info helpful.

  • Robert Nicjoo
    Jul  26TH,  2014

    Sign me too! 🙂

  • Robert Munnelly
    Jul  28TH,  2014

    I think I entered, but I’m not sure! Tweeted and liked. God this looks too good to be true!

    I have a fairly successful listings site over at manufacture.ie, but it has its bugs and this seems far more in the style I’m looking for. Very curious to see.

  • Devagya Uikey
    Jul  28TH,  2014

    I was just browsing through classifieds theme on net and came to stop on ‘classified engine’ and ‘directory engine’. Really great themes but directory engine seems a multipurpose theme, can be used for classified engine and honestly If I had to choose classified ads theme I would go for directory engine.

    My opinions for ‘directory engine’:

    1) Implement some features of classifieds website would make this theme a big hit as multipurpose theme, or another classified version would be more awesome perhaps.

    2) There should also be a categories grid/listing beneath the map or featured ads, nobody wants to go down the page.

    3) Customizable submit form and a search bar before or after maps.

    Apart from these, the theme is super and much much better than others. Would love to try this theme live for my clients.

    Thanks!

    • An
      Jul  29TH,  2014

      Hi,

      Thank you very much for your suggestions, we’ll discuss more about these ideas. For now, you may want to check out our demo site to directly experience it:

      http://demo.enginethemes.com/directoryengine/

      – username: admindemo
      – pass: admindemo

      Regards,

  • Explore Theme
    Jul  28TH,  2014

    Looks absolutely amazing.!!!
    Cheers to you!

    • An
      Jul  29TH,  2014

      Thanks for your support ^^

  • Prashant Kumar
    Jul  28TH,  2014

    you again done a great job and produce wonderful WordPress theme.

  • Juliette
    Jul  29TH,  2014

    I dream about it,
    I have just bought EMBLEM but I believe that that this is 100 times better 🙁 can be that I can soon confirm it to you… 🙂

  • Muhammad Faizan Asad
    Jul  29TH,  2014

    Hi Friends, I want this theme really and this is the ultimate theme for directory thanks for the giveaway

  • Nettler
    Jul  29TH,  2014

    You have bug with size in chrome
    http://prntscr.com/47g6ds

    • An
      Jul  31ST,  2014

      Thanks for your notice, we’ll inform our developers about this issue.

  • Christian
    Jul  29TH,  2014

    Invoice and bank transfer as payment methods would be great. PayPal isn’t yet commonly accepted by businesses in Germany. And Open Street Map as alternative to Google maps would also be nice.

  • seddik dimassi
    Jul  30TH,  2014

    Great Theme !! what about some ideas to make it better?

  • juzzfranks
    Jul  30TH,  2014

    Great to see a new directory theme. so many possibilities. cheers

  • Chantal {luxxury livving}
    Jul  30TH,  2014

    Great looking theme, I’ve been looking for a directory theme and literally saw your email to win it and thought it was fate, thanks!

  • nixie
    Jul  30TH,  2014

    wow awesome theme man ….. perfect for my next website 🙂

  • M
    Jul  30TH,  2014

    I’d create a site for health practitioners who use healing methods that are affordable. It could also include health practitioners who use non-invasive methods (which are inherently cheaper) like chiropractors, physiotherapists etc.

  • M
    Jul  30TH,  2014

    I recently purchased your job-board and I’m in the process of getting it set up and customized. If your directory works as well as your job-board it will be fantastic! I would love to win your directory!

  • valentinul
    Jul  30TH,  2014

    Hi guys,

    I really like this new theme. I currently have the jobengine theme and I’m working on customizing it to my needs.
    It would be great if I win this one so I can start another site.

  • Sanjeev Sapkota
    Jul  30TH,  2014

    I have always liked the themes Engine Themes come up with. Have been following them for a while now. Directory theme looks equally great.

  • Richard Irwan Shah
    Jul  30TH,  2014

    hi i would like to know, whether i can run DE and QA simultaneously on one site? how to enable same login for both ? is there a 1 step sign in?

  • Iulian Cazangiu
    Jul  30TH,  2014

    It’s a very interesting theme. I personally fancy the idea to quit my 9 to 5 job and start working for myself. I could use a kick in the ass anyway, as from my calculations I’ll need some money. Hopefully I’ll be one of the lucky winners as this theme looks very promising with a nice and friendly interface. Let’s see what the future brings. Does it feature credit card payments too ? Or just Paypal and bank transfer. Thanks a lot ! Iulian

    • Pé Nana
      Jul  30TH,  2014

      “stay hungry, stay foolish” – Steven Jobs … 🙂

    • An
      Jul  31ST,  2014

      You’ll never know what the future brings, hope you’ll be the lucky one ^^ About the payment gateways, we’ll discuss more about his suggestion. Please keep supporting us for better products in the future.

      • Iulian Cazangiu
        Jul  31ST,  2014

        Thanks

  • Adarash Mishra
    Jul  31ST,  2014

    Hey guys, my friends and I are doing a startup to make it easy for high school kids to find internships. I’d love to use this theme to make our website awesome and reach more high schoolers so they can easily explore and find their dream internship opportunity!

    Keep up the good work!

  • Francois
    Jul  31ST,  2014

    Looking nice ! Good job.

  • valentinul
    Jul  31ST,  2014

    Great theme!
    I plan on using it (win or buy) in the near feature. In my case I would like to focus on a specific city.
    Currently working on another great theme from you guys, jobengine and I can say that it’s pretty great!
    You saved me countless hours of coding and brainstorming. I can customize only the parts I need and I’m good to go :).

    All the best!

  • Lucas Araújo
    Jul  31ST,  2014

    Great theme! EngineThemes, always innovating!
    a great business opportunity in my local town!

  • The Fantasy Lab
    Aug  01ST,  2014

    I Would definitely love to win a Free copy of this theme. I’ve spent hundreds on directory themes and this looks to be the most aesthetically sound theme yet.

  • Ashdon Buble
    Aug  17TH,  2014

    Theme is awesome.. anyone have installed on his domain?

  • Dolesh
    Oct  26TH,  2015

    I am using this theme as a classified website in which there are 10 main categories & 130 sub categories. Now currently, the theme doesnt take main category & sub category in the same permalink. It allows only ONE. So, what I am looking for is both in the same URL.

    For eg. – http://www.classifiedwale.com/travel-tourism/hotels-resorts (where Travel & Tourism is main category & Hotels & Resorts is sub category under Travel & Tourism) & then when a listing comes in the same sub category the permalink shall be – http://www.classifiedwale.com/travel-tourism/hotels-resorts/post/page-title-as-entered-by-user/

    I need to make this change at earliest. Kindly let me know asap. Thanks !!!

    • an nguyen
      Oct  28TH,  2015

      Hello,

      Our staff has received your email regarding this requirement and has answered. Please kindly check out your mail box.

      Regards,

  • Felix
    Jun  23RD,  2016

    Hi,

    I need to implement recurring payment for the plans using paypal in this theme, do we have any in-built function to achieve this. Please advise. Thanks.

  • Chau
    Jun  24TH,  2016

    Hello Felix,

    Concerning your question, the DE theme doesn’t have any inbuilt function to recurring payment for the plans using PayPal at the moment.

    And it’s such a pity that I can’t offer you any temporary solution on this matter. However, I will certainly forward your suggestion to our developer team for consideration.

    Regards,

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