Create your own directory

It’s now possible to build your own web directory that’s integrated with your current website. You can do this yourself or get some help and advice from Castlenet.

Connections directory application plugin for wordpress.

Online directory software.

Are you looking to start an online business, and generate a bit of revenue? Or perhaps you need to manage a large database of members? You might be interested in looking at acquiring an online directory for your WordPress website.

An online directory can be used in a couple of ways. Websites such as Yelp and Google Places are two examples of online directory websites. These are sites where people can find local businesses and review them for others to read. Online directories are also useful for managing a large number of members.

Web application integration with your website.

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Online directory services integrated into your website.

The benefits of your own online directory.

There are a few advantages to adding a directory application to your website. First, there is the potential to gain passive income by creating a local business directory. You can charge owners to add their business to your lisiting. There’s also the possibility of charging for upgrades, such as businesses getting featured on the front page of the website. Other ways to earn revenue through directories are advertising banners and affiliate schemes.

It doesn’t need to only be for profit either. A directory on a website can be a wonderful tool in managing large databases, such as school faculty members.

What to look for in a directory applications.

When looking for a directory, decide what your goal is and what features would help you achieve it. If you’re looking to setup a local business directory, then you would want a plugin that offers maps or a review and rating system. No matter what your end goal is, a directory plugin must have an easy search function.

There are many plugins that offer online directories that integrate well on WordPress sites. There are some great software choices out there: WP 2 directory, Connections Business Directory and Sabai Directory for WordPress to name a few. We’ve evaluated our favourite two business directory applications below.

Directories and business searches for New Zealand.
Connections directory application plugin for wordpress.
Web applications for directory management and local services.

Connections Business Directory.

Connections is a plugin that can be built into either an existing website or a brand new one. It’s used to create address books and business directories. It’s a popular plugin because of how simple it is to use.

Highlighted features:
• A ton of field options (address, e-mail, social networks, bio, and more) lets you can put as much information as needed
• Gives control over if the fields are public or private making it perfect for doctors and patient information.
• Easily manage and search through a directory that can support up to thousands of entries
• Shortcodes allow you to change templates

Sabai Directory for WordPress.

Sabai Directory is the perfect plugin if you’re looking to build an online directory for local businesses and services. Its user-friendly search function allows users to filter results by categories, keywords, and location.

Highlighted features:
• Add fully interactive maps
• Users can post reviews using a 1 to 5 star rating system
• Works well on a variety of mobile devices
• Offers shortcodes and widgets
• Ability to monetise with paid listing (through PayPal)
• Add new or claim existing listings

Sabai Directory for wordpress.

An online directory application can be a great addition for your company or if you’re looking to start a local online business. Get in touch with us today, and we can help you add an online directory to your WordPress website.