About

Focused on WordPress directory tools since 2011

Meet GeoDirectory V2

In April 2019, we released GeoDirectory V2. It’s been rewritten from the ground up to make it more feature-rich, easier to customize and with a much better code-base.

Today, GeoDirectory is the only WordPress directory plugin on the market that can scale to millions of listings and withstand the battering of traffic that comes along with that.

That’s not easy to achieve which is why no one else has come close. There’s a reason GeoDirectory consistently outperforms competing plugins:

Our team has been fully dedicated to developing high-performance directory tools for WordPress since 2011.

We don’t work on anything else, which means every last dollar of R&D capital and every last byte of code that we write is 100% focused on pushing the boundaries of what is possible, redefining what a high-performance directory site looks like.

Continuous improvement: thanks to you

We originally began developing our software in 2011, to answer the need for high-quality directory WordPress tools. Ever since we wrote the first line of code, we have been entirely driven by our clients’ needs. Right at the start we came to one resounding conclusion:

To deliver the performance and scale our clients demanded, we needed to code it all from the ground up: both themes and plugin functionality

We did this by entering into a continuous cycle of dialog and improvement, leveraging every bit of insight and intelligence we received from our clients. From the outset, we took care that everything we coded could be extended and scaled as needed.

Our inspiration

We looked around at some of the best and most widely-used WordPress plugins in the community and drew inspiration from WooCommerce, BuddyPress and bbPress.

These hero plugins are so expertly designed and each of them so firmly sets the benchmark for their respective area that really there is no need to redesign the wheel every time you need e-commerce, social networking or forum solutions within WordPress.

Building dedicated themes and extensions for these plugins is faster and easier than coming up with competing solutions and can be a good business for other developers.

All three of these benchmark plugins share the same defining success factors:

  1. They are free, available through wordpress.org and actively maintained
  2. They can easily be extended, thanks to an exhaustive use of hooks and filters
  3. They can be integrated in most themes through the use of templates hierarchy

This combination of ubiquity and flexibility has not only made them extremely popular with an increasing number of users, but also helped them evolve faster than any of their competitors.

Today it would be pointless to create a fully-featured eCommerce theme to sell, knowing that WooCommerce is out there defining play for an entire industry.
Which is why almost no one has.

In fact the trend is for third parties to develop themes and extensions around the hero plugins.

A solid benchmark for directories

We applied the same philosophy when it came to building GeoDirectory:

It’s a free, efficient and highly-compatible plugin that can be extended infinitely.

GeoDirectory is as easy to configure and use as it gets. It’s 100% compatible with WPML and all popular SEO plugins. It also features a fast and responsive database structure capable of withstanding millions of listings, a great permalink structure, enhanced regional features, free trial packages for listings and many more features that our theme users have asked us for.

Taking it forward

We will not dilute our focus. We will continue to develop awesome themes and new addons for GeoDirectory. Paid members will get all these additions at no extra cost.

You asked us for mobile apps—we listened. We will soon be extending the official WordPress JSON Rest API to bring you apps for iOS and Android.

We know you’ll enjoy GeoDirectory. If you have any questions or just want to jump in and make some suggestions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us in the comments below.

118 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi, I am looking to buy this plugin and have few pre-sales queries:
    1) Does it support PostCode/ Zip code seach. i.e. User will enter the post code that will automatically takes details using Google Maps and search listing based on XX miles from that post code. While the featurs mentioned on the demo mention “Near me”, but it is not clear if it support post code based search.
    2) while entering the listing, I want to enter the address that will be auto complete by Google Maps (not just city but actual address including post code).
    2) can I create multiple categories and set custom fields for those categories. Also can i use the custom field sin basic / advanced search.

    1. 1 yes it does.
      2 yes, but you will need the location manager add-on
      3 custom fields can be created per custom post type, not per category. With the price manager you can still limit custom field to be used only for specific categories, but if you have a lot of categories that could be a lot of work. Better to use custom post types.

      Yes, custom fields can be used as advanced search filters.

      Thanks

  2. I have tried other WordPress directory plugins. They slowed my website to a crawl. How is your plugin different?

    1. Our plugin is built to scale. Even with millions of listings, it will still perform well. That said, plugins usually do tend to slow down websites, if they are installed on an under-powered server. For example, if you wish to build a website with a big directory on a shared server, the problem isn’t the plugin, but the server. While it may be enough for a very simple website, it falls short for anything requiring any more resources.

      Thanks

  3. Please, I’d like to know… Because the reason why I came here is to know if the plugin is meant for only places or one can also use it for other listings such as destinations, real estate firms, tour operators etc. I’d appreciate a reply. Thanks.

    1. Hi, yes GeoDIrectory can be used for any kind of listings. The custom post type add-on lets you create as many listings types as you need, each with its categories, tags, custom fields, prices and search filters.

      We also include dummy data for real estate (for sale and for rent) and for classifieds.

      Thank you,

      1. Thank you. I’ll now explore the plugin having known this.

        1. You are welcome 🙂

  4. Hi I would like to create a directory centred around cost ie search functionality for Average cost, cost range, starting cost, maximum cost….of service.

    Also I need a number of paid packages and a listing claim facility.

    Could you also tell me if the plugin includes a theme – or a recommendation of theme to use, and any addons required to achieve the GeoTravel – Genesis Child Theme

    1. That should be possible, however, if you want a directory that allows searching for service providers serving a particular area, GeoDirectory isn’t what you are looking for.

      With our plugin, you can create a directory showing the address of places/businesses, not where they operate.

      Claim listing is one of our add-ons and all of our themes are included in our membership.

      Thanks

  5. I am looking for a plug in that can handle the following use case.

    1. Company has a HQ office plus several branch locations.

    The multiple locations should be attached to the parent company but they should also show in search results as individual locations.

    Would this be possible with this plug in?

    1. Hi,

      yes with the franchise manager add-on. It does exactly what you described. https://wpgeodirectory.com/downloads/franchise-manager/

      Thank you!

  6. Hello! How long will V1 continue to be supported now that V2 is released?

    1. We’ll provide security patches only if and when needed for the next few months.

      Thanks

      1. Thank you. Themes developed in V1 – will they continue to work in V2 or have to be re-built? Is there a time when the security patches will not be provided?

        1. If there are V1 related customization. No.

          Whoop at the moment will not work for V2 for example, but we’ll soon create a V2 version for it.

          Yes probably by the end of the yea, V1 will be discontinued completely.

          Thanks

  7. Well said Paolo!

    I too many times get too attached to a theme (locked in to their features), as opposed to considering from the plugin perspectives. I have been using Elementor and now considering Astra allowing me to build my own own presentation themes – of course with GD 😉

  8. Can you recommend a WP theme for directory-based websites? I have my eye on the https://mythemeshop.com/themes/schema/ (and others) as it boasts lightening-fast loading, etc. I’m also looking at the theme http://rehub.wpsoul.com/vendors/demo-vendor-shop/ as it has a built-in vendor store/profile with ratings/reviews, etc., but I’d like to know the advantages of going with either a built-in theme directory and a plug-in directory such as GeoDirectory. Thanks.

    1. Themes are made for presentation, plugins for features. Buying a theme that includes features is not smart as it’ll force you to use that theme forever or migration to a new platform will prove to be very challenging.

      Remember that for a fast loading website, you need a fast server, more than a fast theme. 1st will have a 10X higher impact than the second.

  9. Question presale, V2 is already active, installable and usable with the various plughin? if not for when you think it is available 100% active. Thank you

    1. V2 is released for members, with some add-ons still in beta, but mostly ready for production websites: https://wpgeodirectory.com/try-geodirectory-v2/

      Thanks

  10. My site is http://www.oneway2fun.com and its got a listingpro theme – can you help me move it to you guys without any interruption??? main concerns are the listings.

    1. we don’t provide conversion services from other themes. If listingpro provides a way to export listings into a CSV file, you will be able to import into GeoDirectory. In order to do that without interruption, it’d be better to do it on a staging website first. Here you can find several experts who could be hired to help you out: http://geodirectoryexperts.com/

      Thanks

  11. Hi Paolo

    Just read your article on directory themes, excellent guide, thanks. I am using direcory with spot finder, you will know it. I’ve customised bits and it looks great visually. Issues i have are the same as you mention bugs and support who fail to understand the problems, have been forced to a club member in order to have support, so i am looking for a new theme.

    Listing pro or listify look great but have my concerns after your explanation.

    I really like the option to switch between listings and maps.

    Looking at your geodirectory, i have a few pre sales questions.

    My site is http://www.exploresouthwales.com

    1)70% of traffic is from mobiles, Current theme (spot finder) doesn’t support GPS location which is vital for mobile, how does geodirectory handle location for mobiles.

    2) I have customised gmaps, is this possible, open street maps( i prefer as i am an outdoor tourism site, gmaps is has little trail data) is included? Can i customize the pins as i have on my current site? this is very important see my colour coded pins

    3) Please have a look at my current theme http://www.exploresouthwales.com , can you recommend one that can achieve this clean style but also can handle video background without slow load speed that works with your plugin.

    Thanks regards Peter

    1. Hi and thanks for your comment!

      1) We use Google GeoLocation services. Users visiting your website are asked if they want to share their browser location and if they do they are presented with listings near them.

      2) Yes you can

      3) Our directory starter will give you that and more, however video backgrounds will always slow down your website regardless the theme used, unless the video is very lightweight.

      Thank you

  12. Pre-sales question. I was wondering if it was possible to require a social media share of the main directory, or better yet- the pending listing, for listings to be approved?

    Thanks!

    1. Hi,

      plugins that allow you to share the website URL to social media exists. Making it a condition to approve a listing would have to be something you manage manually.

      Thanks

  13. Any coming soon date for the iOS and Android apps?

    1. Hi, after we’ll finish releasing V2 of all add-ons we’ll start working on a PWA and Apps for iOS and Android.
      No dates are set yet.

      Thanks

      1. Hello Paolo,
        I have just purchased GD tonight and have been looking through about page and noticed the question on IOS & Android. Are there any updates on IOS & Android availability?
        Regards
        Dean

        1. Hi Dean, we are still working on them, but now we have a full time person working on it, so we’ll definitely have something ready before the end of the year.

          Thanks

  14. Hi there,

    I am a little bit of a novice so excuse me if i have got things a bit muddled. I have downloaded Geodirectory and directory starter and am working my way round it all. Should I also download the GD Framework? Is this the template that will help me build a good looking site? I’ve also seen the Divi theme i like. Is the Divi theme and alternative to the GD framework, or do you need both?
    Also, where does the Supreme directory come in to it all as i noticed you once you activate Supreme Directory then directory starter automatically deactivates and vis versa.

    Thankyou in advance!!

    1. Hi,

      the GeoDirectory framework is an alternative to the Directory Starter, Supreme or Divi. You can only use on of them and the choice is totally yours.

      Supreme Directory is a child theme of the Directory Starter theme. You can use one or the other, but Supreme Directory requires the Directory Starter to be installed as well while Directory Starter

      Here you can see a demo of all of our themes: https://wpgeo.directory/ (For Divi we don’t have a demo, because is not one of our themes, but it is 100% compatible)

      Thank you,

  15. Really well made plugin. I have custom made directories available at my discretion and I chose this plugin over that custom software because this plugin does everything you would want for a Geo Based directory. Good job team!

    1. Thanks Joseff, would you mind sharing this on WordPress.org as well? https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/geodirectory/reviews/?filter=5#new-post

      It would help us grow and we would really appreciate it!

      Best!

  16. Fantastic piece of software that we are integrating into our site. Also, delighted that it’s made in Scotland! Thanks guys.

    1. Thank you for your kind words!

  17. Hello
    Did you have an installation option for new user?
    Sincerely,

    Joseph

    1. We do not, but you can request it here to a GeoDirectory expert: https://geodirectoryexperts.com/

  18. Hi Stiofan,

    I just spent $200 on the Templatic Directory Theme and now think I have wasted my money as it seems so clunky. One of the things I don’t like is that to get Images into the Listing Gallery, you have to Upload from scratch, even if the image already exists in the WordPress Media Library.

    Do you have any issues like that in your GeoDirectory Plugin?

    Eg. Are there any instances where you have to re-upload an image if it already exists in the Media Library?

    One of the features I liked the sound of was the fact you can Tag News Posts by Location, which is a nice feature for creating a better experience for a Multi City directory.

    For example, if soeone visits the London part of the directory, they will see news from London, which would help SEO too and keep the whole experience more local.

    Can that be achieved with GeoDirectory?

    Do you offer a trial, so I can test it with my site?

    I look forward to your reply.

    Leonardo

    1. Hi Leonardo,

      we don’t use the media library too and let me explain why:

      1) the database would be filled with useless attachment posts in the wp_post and extra data in the wp_postmeta table

      2) when a user removes an image from a listing it is deleted, if it was simply stored you would then have to manage that yourself. Your media folder could be filled with useless images.

      Unfortunately we don’t offer the option to GeoLocate regular posts and pages too. We only do that for listings. However you could create an extra GD Custom Post Type to use as blog posts and in that case you could add the location to posts too.

      Thanks!

  19. Is this possible to add extra search field into geo directory search area

    1. Hi Ammy,

      Yes it is, with our advanced search addon you can add almost any custom field to the search and even some directly in the main bar and other in the advanced search area.

      Thanks,

      Stiofan

  20. Hi. Any plans for developing a deals add-on that allows businesses to add special deals to their listings to entice visitors to come to their stores/shops? Thanks.

    1. No plans for a similar add-on the moment, I’m sorry! Thanks

  21. does anyone have a contact they would recommend that can set this completely on our site?

    1. Hi,

      I believe we did, it’s written all over the post and the plugin description too:

      WordPress Invoicing Plugin
      Create & Send Invoices, Manage Taxes & VAT
      Collect One Time & Recurring Payments

  22. I just purchased wpgeodirectory and can’t sign in on my account, sorry I didn’t write down
    ID or password, can you assist me please?

    1. Hi Lynda,

      I’ve just checked the payment history and I don’t see any purchase under your name.

      IF the transaction completed correctly, you should have a receipt from our website. Let us know if you got it, otherwise I suspect that the transaction was either declined by your bank or didn’t complete for some other reason.

      Let us know,

      Thanks

  23. Can you update on an import/export addon from GT theme directory ? I think you’re losing many clients, that are using GT theme and could buy a new GD from you, as long as you can offer an addon to import all data from GT. Please inform me, as soon as it becomes available. Thanks

    1. That’s been released over a year ago, please see: https://wpgeodirectory.com/geotheme-to-geodirectory/

      Thanks

  24. Before I purchase the multilocator plugin, I want to be sure there is a way for me to update the listing form e.g change the default “Place Title” label to something like “Business Title” or anything else according to need.

    1. Yes, you can do that either via language file or with the custom post type add-on.

      Thanks

  25. Francis @myBreadmoney.com

    I think I found the directory builder I’m looking for. Thank you guys for your hard work.

  26. Hi guys,

    Very nice and robust plugin here, I am using Kleo theme and the plugin came bundled, after doing some research about wpgeodirectory I found you also have themes, in fact I really like the layout that is used in the Supreme directory child theme, I wish I could use similar template with my Kleo theme, is there any way to achieve this? Can Supreme style being used with the wpgeodirectory plugin without installing Starter parent theme? if yes I would definitely get the add-ons or get the membership.

    Cheers,

    1. I mean the detail listing layout with the image header parallax effect, the “write review” button on the right side, the category shown with those dark color icons, etc. It looks just great.

    2. I forgot to mention the logo looks great too.

      I already try to achieve this with the plugin but I could not.

      1. HI,

        I’m sorry, but Supreme being a child theme of the Directory Starter theme can only be used with that theme.

        I’ve seen other members taking the geodirectory-compatibility.php file’s code and add it to Kleo theme to adapt the GD portion to the Supreme design.

        However this is not just a matter of copying and pasting, few lines of code would have to be removed/edited.

        Thanks

  27. Available in spanish?

    1. Hi,

      please see: https://wpgeodirectory.com/translate/projects/

      The core plugin is mostly translated in Spanish.

      Thank you

  28. Good morning, I’m about to buy the annual membership but I need to know if this plugin works correctly? https://www.mercadopago.com.ar/developers/en/tools/modules/wordpress

    I’m Victor from Argentina

    1. Hi Victor,

      that will not work, because it is for an e-commerce plugin for WordPress, but not for GeoDirectory.

      Creating a new payment gateway is easy though.

      https://wpgeodirectory.com/docs/adding-a-payment-gateway-to-payments-manager/

      Thanks

  29. Are you close to release an APP?
    Thank you!

    1. Not really close, it will take few more months and at this precise moment, we can’t even quantify how many.

      I’m sorry.

  30. If enable users to register, does it mean they can access my wordpress thus easier to hack it? Because in the past we have hackers always trying to login to our wordpress in overseas, please advise.

    1. Hi,

      registration will allow users to register with role subscribers, they will not have access to WordPress.

      Thanks

  31. I cannot activate the google map after input of api key, please advise; also, will GD Homepage look like the theme I am using now if not buy any theme from you? How can people search it within my site, any pull-down windows? I tried to add dummy data but where will they appear? Instruction is not enough and unclear, I suggest you to rewrite the whole thing, then you can sell much more…

    1. Hi,

      please refer to this doc for the google maps api: https://wpgeodirectory.com/docs/add-google-api-key/

      Did you check documentation for getting started? https://wpgeodirectory.com/docs/category/getting-started/

      For any other support questions, please submit them in our support forum : https://wpgeodirectory.com/support/

      Thanks

  32. Are we getting any closer to having an app? Thanks 🙂

  33. Hi, When are you planning to release mobile apps, Thanks

    1. By 1st quarter of 2016. Thanks

  34. I’m a bit confused. Is the plugin the latest and best product or the theme? I currently own the theme Version 3.4.5 and also Child Theme – 1.3.4 I have quite a bit of WordPress experience and use the paid WP themes from iThemes, usually Builder. Thanks for your help!

    1. hi,

      I think you are confusing GeoTheme with GeoDirectory.

      Thanks

  35. Also i may be being slightly dumb here, but can I buy the Avada theme, and then the Geo plugin and install it on Avada? Or do I need to buy the Geo framework, then buy Avada child theme, then the Geo plugin on top of all that?

    Please help

    1. Nope, just Avada (main theme on theme forest) and GeoDirectory, GDF is an alternative to avada and the avada child theme is no longer needed, infact it can’t be bought.

      Thanks

  36. When is the photo lightbox in the Photos tab to be responsive based?

  37. Wow, I like the new skin and the new features.
    I hope and I can register more than one business in the same location because I have more than one in the same city.

  38. hi guys

    thanks for this awesome plugin, i am just in the middle of trying to figure out how i will be able to use integrate GeoDirectory with my CRM software infusionsoft . i am setting up a counselling and therapist directory with GeoDirectory . i want to combine the power of infusionsoft to generate leads to my website ans also Use Infusionsoft forms or carts to register new members, Manage passwords, billing and permissions. is this at all possible ? there are other applications which such as CustomerHub or iMember360 which can work with infusionsoft this way via API but they are not directories ?

    Any ideas how this could all work

    1. Hi,

      currently we don’t provide an API, but we will in the future. That said, you could always have it custom built, as the plugin is fully open source.

      Thanks

  39. Just downloaded the plugin and think it will work great with my site. I’m going to need some layout changes and some bespoke work so if this something you can quote for or recommend anyone else?

    Thanks!

  40. Where can I change the name “Places” (shown for example in breadcrumb)?

    1. via translation file all text strings can be changed. http://docs.wpgeodirectory.com/translate-core/

      If you have Custom Post Type addon installed, you can rename it in Custom Post types settings.

      Thx

  41. Hi,

    I’m looking at upgrading to the paid option however the only thing i’m missing is an “Export” feature to CSV. I currently have over 200 businesses listed on my website and i need to export their addresses so i can create a mail merge to contact my customers..

    Is this on the agenda and when is an estimated date for this?

    Thanks

    1. Perfect. Just what i was looking for, thanks!

  42. Do you know if this will work with Builder Theme from iThemes please? I need a fully functioning blog/cms system as well as the directory etc. I’m pretty excited about this!!

    1. Hi,

      we haven’t personally tested with it. But it should and if it doesn’t we are more than willing to fix whatever prevent from working with it.

      Thx

  43. Hi is the export addon built yet?

    1. No, not yet. Sorry about it.

  44. if i buy geodirectory with all addons does it can have all function like geotheme but better desing? or geotheme is better option?
    thanks

    1. GeoDirectory offers all option GeoTheme offers and can be used with different themes. It is an alternative…
      Thanks

  45. Will you need to change all the videos or make new ones, if new ones are needed how long will it take to make them!

    1. GeoTheme and GeoDirectory are 2 alternative products. 1 is a theme with all options included. The other is a set of plugins that can be used with any theme (except geotheme and other themes heavily relying on Google Maps API).

      THx

  46. Hi,
    May we see a normal blog post on your theme demo – please.

    May we add and edit tabs on detail page ? I know we can exclude – thanks it’s great.

    Thank you

    1. Hi,

      currently the blog templates is very basic : http://wpgeo.directory/hello-world/

      you can edit/add/remove tabs with custom code in functions.php of your theme via hooks and action filters.

  47. “Do you have information on moving from GeoTheme to GeoDirectory”

    Hi Paolo,

    I want to change from GeoTheme to GeoDirectory. Further to the above, have you made any progress with the import/export add-on?

    1. Hi,
      we are currently working on fixing bug consequence of the last major release.
      Once Core and new multilocation are stable enough our next priority will be the GT to GD convertion tool.
      Thx

    2. I just got GeoTheme for 85.00 just a couple two to 4 weeks ago, Did I just waste it or?

      1. GeoTheme and GeoDirectory are 2 alternative products. 1 is a theme with all options included. The other is a set of plugins that can be used with any theme (except geotheme and other themes heavily relying on Google Maps API).

        THx

  48. Do you plan on creating a universal search to search all CPT at once?

    I plan to have over 10 CPT and hundreds of subcategories and thousands of listings, it just does not make sense for a user to have to search more than once to figure out which post type their listing is under.

    1. I we will look into it. Thanks

  49. Hi,

    is there a way to Import data from “Directory Portal WordPress Theme” ?

    Thanks, Peter

    1. Hi, at the moment, you’d have to export your “Directory Portal WordPress Theme” listings somehow and arrange the data in a CSV file that match our sample file format. At point you can import them back for GeoDirectory.

      We are working on an import/export addon and we would like to make it work with any wordpress directory theme and plugin. We will keep you updated.

      Thanks

  50. Hi,

    I see no reference to localization an languages
    Are there versions available besides english? How hard will it be to localize?

    cheers,
    Mguel

    1. Hi,

      the plugin can be fully translated and it’s 100% WPML compatible.

      The english po/mo file are available within the plugin. Being released only since 2 weeks, translation files haven’t been submited by users yet.

      At the moment, the only solution is to translate it by yourself in your own language.

      Thanks

  51. Hi There,

    We were expecting this release to be compatible or available with your iPhone app add-ons of GeoTheme. Is this the case or will this be coming soon?

    Many thanks,
    Brendan

    1. This is a different and brand new product, not an upgrade to GeoTheme.
      We will build and release apps for GeoDirectory too in due time.
      Thanks

  52. Great stuff. Well done guys.

  53. Any ETA on theme options? I tried it with the Avada theme I have and the two do not interact well. Any suggestions for a theme you know it works well with?

    1. Hi,
      we are working on a basic theme framwork for which we will produce countless child themes. I’ve seen members using it with Genesis, Sahifa and of course 2012. From my quick tests, it appears that any theme that is compatible with woocommerce, bbpress or buddypress, is compatible with GeoDirectory too…

  54. Just want to say well done – i have been using geoplaces and geotheme for a long time and loved it – but this is exceptionally well done – congratulations

  55. Congrats! this is a really good plugin to build a directory, im missing the author page more robust and customizable on the backend theme.

  56. Looks great. It’s just the sort of plugin I wanted before I started my project. But should I ditch geotheme to use this instead? Does it advance on the functionality that geotheme has?

    1. Absolutely, and it will advance much much more in the near future…

  57. This is looks really great! Do you have information on moving from GeoTheme to GeoDirectory? I’d prefer to use the plugin so that I can have a more custom site design created. Thanks!

    1. we will soon provide an addon to import from all major directory themes and plugin inlcude our own GT.
      Thanks

  58. looks fantastic and a great looking site – congrats to all for the really great achievement.

    Any chance of a slick theme to run the plugin in for people like me who can’t do CSS ?

    1. Hi, that is the next step! They will come soon…

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