You’re ready to level up and make your own awesome child themes! GeoDirectory Framework (GDF) is where you begin. Use GDF alongside the GeoDirectory plugin to create a complete WordPress directory theme. Or use GDF on its own — the choice is yours.

Making child themes couldn’t be easier, using GeoDirectory Framework as a solid base foundation. Just enable and disable widget areas, then style almost any area of your website from within the Framework Options Page.

To give you an extra helping hand getting started, we’ve made a number of child themes ourselves — we’ll begin releasing them soon.

Responsive Layout.

GeoDirectory Framework is 100% responsive. It adapts perfectly to any device or screen resolution. Both site menus automatically change to mobile menu versions on small screens.


GeoDirectory Framework Responsive Layout

GeoDirectory Framework Responsive Layout

Customizer Ready

GDF is 100% Customizer-friendly, for quick theme styling on the fly. Just navigate to the WordPress Customizer to change options and see a live preview of your changes.

GeoDirectory Theme Framework Customizer

GeoDirectory Theme Framework Customizer

GeoDirectory Framework Pages

The GDF framework was designed to work with the GeoDirectory plugin, so every plugin page looks great on GDF right out of the box. However, you can quickly alter the look and feel of your pages, either via the WordPress Customizer or via the inbuilt options pages—all without editing a single line of code.

Want to go further? We don’t recommend editing plugin files directly. If you want to modify the plugin templates, then you should first copy them from wp-content/plugins/GeoDirectory/templates into a fodler named geodirectory inside your child theme and edit the code there. You can add CSS to the child theme style.css file.

GeoDirectory Framework Home Page.

Home Page

GeoDirectory Framework Listings Page.


GeoDirectory Framework Listing Details Page.

Listing Details

GeoDirectory Framework Signup Page.


GeoDirectory Framework Add Listing Page.

Add Listing

GeoDirectory Framework Main Options Page

Set the website layout width in this page of the GDF Options interface. Choose a fluid or fixed-width site. The home page top section, which normally contains the map, can be edited separately if needed.

GeoDirectory Framework Main Options Page

GeoDirectory Framework Main Options Page

GeoDirectory Framework Header Options Page.

Head over to this page of the GDF Options interface to choose options for the header elements:

  • Site Logo
  • Site Logo Margins
  • Site Title Text
  • Tagline Text Color
  • Header Background
  • Header Gradient Color Option
  • Menu Font
  • Menu Background Color
  • Menu Gradient Color Option
  • Sub Menu Background Color
  • Sub Menu Border Color
  • Menu Border Option
  • Menu Button Border Option
  • Menu Border Radius

You can also set options here for the Admin Bar and for Mobile.

GeoDirectory Framework Header Options Page

GeoDirectory Framework Header Options Page

GeoDirectory Framework Body Options Page.

Head to the Body Options page to choose options for elements outside the header:

  • Body Background
  • Body Gradient Color Option
  • Content Background Color
  • Sidebar Background Color
  • Button Color
  • Button Hover Color
  • Body Font
  • Links Color Option
  • Menu Gradient Color Option
  • Body h1 Font
  • Body h2 Font
  • Menu Border Option
  • Body h3 Font
GeoDirectory Framework Body Options Page

GeoDirectory Framework Body Options Page

GeoDirectory Framework Footer Options Page.

Style elements in your footer using the Footer Options page:

  • Footer Background
  • Footer Gradient Color Option
  • Footer text Color
  • Sidebar Background Color
  • Enable footer widget areas
  • Button Hover Color
  • Copyright text
GeoDirectory Framework Footer Options Page

GeoDirectory Framework Footer Options Page

58 thoughts on “GeoDirectory Theme Framework

  1. This design is incredible! You obviously know how to keep a reader amused. dggeaebadddk

  2. Please help me understand how to add the child theme- I’m a newbie and I can’t figure it out :(

  3. this is probably a silly question – but i’m a little confused as to the difference between geo directory and geo theme. if i subscribe to geo directory – does it also come automatically with it’s own theme or do i need to also purchase hte geo theme for it to work? thanks

    • Hi,

      GeoTheme and GeoDirectory are 2 different product. 1 is a theme with all options included. The second is a plugin that allows to add directory options to any theme.

      If you buy a GeoDirectory membership you will also get all the themes and compatibility packs we developed for GeoDirectory. GeoTheme and GeoDirectory cannot work together. They are alternatives.


  4. Hi Paolo.
    Does the system have a multi level menu or should I use JQuery menu?
    Can I disable reviews?

    • Hi,
      yes it does have a multi level menu.
      Yes you can disable reviews. (they are wordpress comments)

  5. Hi;

    If I purchase GeoTheme to start can I move over to GeoDirectory later? Reason I ask is the Voucher add-on by 3rd party vendor is only available for Theme and not Directory.


    • Hi,

      sooner or later we will provide a convertion tool, to move from Gt to GD, but at the moment it would require manual work. Obviously GD would have to be bought as a separate product.


  6. Hi is it possible to use a different style for different categories. example : a style for restaurant and another for hotel … or a style for a place and another for events ..?

  7. Hi,
    If I go for the subscription at 12.50 per month can I subscribe only for a month or two months? Will all of the add-ons stop working if I’m not paying the 12.50 per month or is it that I just will not receive any updates or support?

    • Hi,
      the minimum commitment is for 4 months at $15/month for an upfront of $60. No, plugin will never stop working. Only support and updates are no longer provided. To access the $12.5/month price you have to pay for 12 months in advance.

  8. Hi, I’m really confused on this site. I’m sorry. I’m looking at your geodirectory framework “Theme”. soooo…i pay $45 for the THEME and get everything that i’m reading on this page? everywhere i’m looking you have addons that cost as much as the theme. when i purchase this theme, do i not get anything with it? i’m not looking for a subscription. just a one time buy. this “geodirectory framework theme” is included with everything ready to go? i’m not finding a BUY button anywhere either. how do i purchase it? thanks!

    • Hi,
      by paying $45 you only purchase the GDF theme framework that was built to be used with GeoDirectory (a free plugin), but it doesn’t include any addon.

      SHould you want the addons too, you can buy them individually, or get the subscription which includes everything (GDF, all other themes and all the addons) starting from $60 including 4 months of updates and support. Here you can see all options:


  9. Dear People,
    is t possible to combine the tweaking tools of this Framework with Genesis and the Bold Geo child theme?

  10. i have de plugin for wordpress 4.1, but i cant add adress, because after add adress, is removed and appeared something like this message: “you need select one city”. i need help. :(

  11. Dear Paolo,

    You’ve mentioned in your comment above that GeoTheme and GeoDirectory are two different products that cannot be used together. Is there someplace I can get a simple comparison to understand which product is right for me? Please let me know. Thanks in advance!

    • The biggest difference is rapresented by the fact that GeoDirectory, being a plugin can be used with different themes, thus is more flexible in terms of styling.
      In addition you can work with more custom post types, but generally features are similar. GeoTheme offers the apps as addons that GeoDirectory currently doesn’t.

  12. Dear Team i like to buy this theme but i have a question please :

    i have an active site ( ) and already there is content ,i found a WD plugin i did installed it but could not activate it ,i think i need to have for subdomain for example i can do it under my active in a page . the name of the plugins is Geodirectroy


  13. Hi, Are you working on programming to easily “appify” the Framework for iPhones and Android soon? …such as you have available with the older theme.

    • Yes we definitely intend to create apps for GD too, but it will require time before we will be able to release them. We haven’t started building the API yet.

  14. Hello, I have set up Geo Directory and at present I have been able to reduce my menu’s to “add place” and “add listing” but I would like to remove “add place” and also change the “place” name to something different. Is this possible?

    • Hi,

      there is no difference in an account of a business or a consumer in GeoDirectory. Both can add listings and submit reviews. The difference is that the business would normally pay to get more features in their listings.

      Thank you

  15. What’s the logic behind the consumer being able to add new listings? Can the consumer be prohibited from adding new listings?

    • hi,

      most successful websites that GeoDirectory mimics like Yelp or Trip Advisor allow users to enter business to review them.

      Than owners can claim their listing and eventually udpate information and reply to reviews.

      This is the logic.

      You can disable all users to add listing and only the admin will be able to add them from the backend or allow anyone to add them.


  16. What’s the best way to find a developer with extensive experience working with GeoDirectory?

  17. How can I add a button to the listings? So that the button automatically populates without having to add it with html to each new post.

    • there are hooks and filters for that. If you wish to receive support for them, please join our forum and post your questions there.


    • Hi,

      in GeoDirectory >> Design >> Navigation >> Show add listing navigation in menu – Disable this

      and few fields below : Allow post type to add from frontend: remove all options.


      Leave that blank and remove the

  18. Hi,
    I am preparing a project for a business directory, and I liked geodirectory.
    The problem is that I have business categories and subcategories.
    Geodirectory categories and subcategories allows business.
    You can filter by town or zip code?
    I can get custom business fields


  19. Hi, I urgently need to know because when I put “theater xxx” of my city is me wrong direction! Not the right direction. What could it be? Thank you.

    • The address autocompleter requires that you imput a location name (address or city), not a theater name. It will not be able to make such association.


  20. how do I actually download the theme? I am logged in and subscribed (150 year) but I dont see any download options

    • You need to access the downloads area. CLick on the “My account” link in the top navigation and then on the downloads link.


  21. Hi there, can i use the theme in just one page of my website? or would change my whole website layouts/themes?

    • You can only use one theme for the entire website. Not for a specific page of your website. However GeoDIrectory is a plugin so you can add a directory to any page of your website without changing your general style.


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