Directory Portal WordPress Theme

Directory Portal WordPress Theme

Directory theme is an absolutely unique theme concept, first time ever on themeforest. You’re able to easily set up an online directory portal listing categorized items of any type – companies, shops, websites and so on. We’ve spent quite a long time developing the theme as many things were changed several times to make it right. Theme also includes Easy Admin that simplify item administration. Users won’t get lost in Wordpress backend any more :)

Theme has built in spaces for advertising, you can easily include your google adsense or any other ads. Theme also includes custom built search and filter of all items you add in into online directory.

Theme supports WPML Translation Plugin which allows you to create a website in any language.

You’re able to set up 5 different headers per any page:

  • Google map
  • Revolution slider
  • Static image
  • No image
Directory items can also have Google map street view in the header.

Absolutely unique features you won’t find on any theme here:

  • Easy Admin – beautiful frontend-like access to listing registration and administration without distractions ;)
  • Claiming a listing
  • Geolocate support
  • Frontend registration for guests
  • Guests can administer their own listings
  • Paypal payments integration
  • Paypal recurring payments support
  • Interactive Ajax Search
  • Ability to get pointer on the map from address
  • Administrator can define packages and set the price
  • Wide / Narrow layout style
  • Advertising spaces
  • Custom built Rating system
  • Contact form on listing detail page
  • Listing by location or category
  • Featured items
  • Listing sorting

Theme uses wide impressive multi-layer slider that can be used on any page. Theme has modern adaptive design, easy to use on desktop, tablets and mobile phones. Powerful and Easy to use admin allows you to set up slider, background, logo, reorder sections, choose from unlimited colors, different portfolio layouts, custom post types, custom widgets and tons of shortcodes. Theme is also SEO optimized and translation ready. It includes everything you need to build a corporate/business portal that will sell.

Google Maps API limits

There is no issue using Google Maps on directory sites unless number of map loads is not higher than 25000 a day. If number of calls to Google is higher, you need to purchase Google maps for Business license. Please check the following url for more details.

You might also like our most recent theme – Business Finder :)

CSV to Wordpress bulk import plugin available for Directory theme:

CSV to WordPress Import plugin is a very useful tool for anybody who wants to bulk import data from CSV file to Directory Wordpress Theme. Plugin works on all recent AIT Wordpress Themes starting from Creator theme upwards. Plugin is not included in the package, it needs to be purchased separately.

Wordpress to CSV export plugin:

WordPress to CSV Export plugin can be used to export data from Directory Wordpress Theme to CSV file. Plugin works on all recent AIT Wordpress Themes starting from Creator theme upwards. Plugin is not included in the package, it needs to be purchased separately.

Directory & Business Finder Extension Plugin

Directory & Business Finder Extension Plugin extends functionality of our directory wordpress themes. Plugin is not included in the package, it needs to be purchased separately. Plugin features:

  • Show Directory Items in sidebar via Widget
  • Show Directory Items in content via Shortcode
  • Beautiful gallery for Directory Theme Item page
  • Manage gallery images number per Directory Account
  • Create and manage Item Custom Fields per Directory Account
  • WPML Compatible
  • Online and Offline Documentation
  • Free support via support forum
  • Free plugin updates

Get Directions Plugin

Get Directions Plugin extends functionality of our directory wordpress themes. Plugin is not included in the package, it needs to be purchased separately. Plugin features:

  • Extends theme with get directions functionality
  • Fully customizable map (colors, variations,...)
  • Shortcode to plan route from A to B
  • Shows items from any category on your route
  • Shows map with route and also with directions list below Google Map
  • WPML Compatible
  • Online and Offline Documentation
  • Free support via support forum
  • Free plugin updates

Google Maps and Category Icon sets custom built for Directory theme


115 unique custom built business Google Maps pins and Category Icons in 12 or 15 different colors. 1380 or 1725 PNG icons in total ready to be uploaded to your Directory website. Icons are specially designed for our Directory and Business Finder WordPress Themes look and feel. You can however use it on any website. These icon sets are not included in the package, they need to be purchased separately.

Easy Admin – beautiful frontend-like access to listing registration and administration without distractions ;) Please check the following url for more details.

Modern adaptive design that looks perfectly on major mobile devices and tables. Theme will adapt to your smaller screen automatically.

Unlimited color settings for almost everything using our easy to use admin panel. Ability to upload your own logo, backgrounds, icons and other images. Everything is styled – tables, headers, paragraphs, images, lists, etc. You won’t need to do it yourself.

Revolution Slider features tons of unique transition effects, an image preloader, video embedding, autoplay that stops on user interaction and lots of easy to set options to create your own effects. 16 Customizable transitions, Drag & Drop admin, it comes included in the theme. Feel free to read more about Slider Revolution on the following url.

Easy and user friendly admin panel allows you to do a lot of customizations without knowing any HTML or CSS. Colors, images, widgets, sliders, portfolios, galleries,... almost everything can be customized and configured via admin panel. Final website is in your hands.

Many many ready to use shortcodes for professional looking pages in no time. Shortcodes generator can be launched directly from WYSIWYG editor.

Multilingual support – Theme supports WPML plugin, you can translate your website to any language. PO files are included in the zip file. You can get the WPML plugin from the following url.

Full package – Demo XML content and online documentation. Everything is as part of the package. Admin branding section allows you to upload your own logo, colors & texts into wordpress admin. Individual admin options can be turned off using config.php file including AIT Dashboard which makes the admin White Labeled.

Theme comes also with customer support and after purchase service. We’ll do our best to answer all of your questions in a professional manner. Purchase this theme with confidence knowing that we’ll always be here to answer all of your questions. Template & MVC framework will be under continuous development. Purchase the theme and get all updates for free.

Other features worth to mention:

  • You can easily Backup all your data and admin settings
  • Many portfolio layouts that can be used on any page.
  • Widgets ready sidebar & footer
  • Image & Template caching for better performance
  • Google Analytics & Google Maps integration
  • Custom CSS field for your own styles
  • Documentation and recent updates accessible directly from our wordpress admin panel
  • Theme is built on our robust MVC framework that means that HTML design is completely separated from other PHP. Making updates cannot be easier.


  • v4.23: 17th of June 2015
    • Update: Security update of prettyPhoto v3.6.1 JS library
  • v4.22: 9th of June 2015
  • v4.21: 12th of May 2015
    • Added: Support for AIT Announcements Bar plugin
  • v4.20: 30th of April 2015
    • Fixed: Broken images on interactive (ajax) search
    • Fixed: Advanced search options available only if header type is map
  • v4.19: 23rd of April 2015
    • Important security fix
  • v4.18: 31st of March 2015
    • Fix: Removed deprecated timthumb files
  • v4.17: 26th of March 2015
    • Update: removed timthumb library and replaced by ait resizer
  • v4.16: 20th of March 2015
    • Fix: Woocommerce search
    • Fix: Warning on search results page
    • Fix: Wrong posts ordering on blog page
    • Fix: Directory role cannot access easyadmin if woocommerce installed
    • Fix: Capabilities for admin/superadmin on multisite
  • v4.15: 12th of December 2014
    • Fix: Added back missing Get Directions plugin styles
  • v4.14: 18th of November 2014
    • Fix: Grid Gallery shortcode – images are properly loaded on multisite WP installation
    • Fix: Grid Gallery shortcode – fixed some JS issues
    • Fix: Portfolio Item metabox – fixed section titles and showing/hidding of sections via radio buttons
    • Fix: Language Shortcode button – do not load if WPML plugine is not active
    • Fix: Shortcode Modal window CSS
    • Fix: Some PHP notices and warnings
  • v4.13: 11th of November 2014
    • Fix: Responsivnes easy-admin
  • v4.12: 7th of November 2014
    • Fix: One column adaptive fix
  • v4.11: 23rd of October 2014
    • NEW: Google maps language change
  • v4.10: 22nd of October 2014
    • Fixed: same item icons on category page
    • Fixed: geolocation issues
  • v4.9: 16th of October 2014
    • WPML compatibility fix (empty search in another language)
    • Portfolio gallery wpml fix
    • Small item map fix
  • v4.8: 10th of October 2014
    • Fixed: unlimited items if trashed
    • fixed: “contact owner” capability
    • Item infobox is clickable if map is active
    • Fixed: marker under read more button opens on click
  • v4.7: 23rd of September 2014
    • Fixed media select on Add New Category/Location screen
  • v4.6: 8th of September 2014
    • Updated prepacked Revolution Slider to v4.6.0
  • v4.5: 8th of September 2014
    • Fix: Detail Map Pin icon hidden
  • v4.4: 15th of August 2014
    • Select media form updated
    • Easy admin fixes
    • Admin branding fix
    • Sorting by rating fix
    • Video shortcode fix
    • Other small fixes
  • v4.3: 12th of August 2014
    • Updated styles for Directory & Business Finder Extension Plugin
  • v4.2: 1st of August 2014
    • Many geolocation & search fixes
    • Other small fixes
  • v4.1: 29th of July 2014
    • Fix: Breaking long url and email address in the item page
    • Added: Contact details in the listing search page + icons
  • v4.0: 11th of July 2014
    • Directory & Business Finder Extension Plugin Support
  • v3.25: 8th of July 2014
    • Empty search fix
  • v3.24: 5th of July 2014
    • WPML search fixes
    • WPML support for translating date and time
    • WPML other fixes
  • v3.23: 27th of June 2014
    • Updated POT file with new text strings for translation
    • Paypal single payments fix
  • v3.22: 13th of June 2014
    • Fixed: Geolocation bug
  • v3.21: 29th of May 2014
    • Fixed: Incorrect line height in header
    • Fixed: Infobox styling
  • v3.20: 28th of May 2014
    • Improved: Single image header style is now adaptive
  • v3.19: 25th of April 2014
    • Fixed not displaying shortcodes due to accidental use of php short tag
  • v3.18: 24th of April 2014
    • Fixed AIT shortcodes buttons not displaying in editor in Wordpress 3.9+
  • v3.17: 11th of April 2014
    • Hidden items on the map fix
  • v3.16: 8th of April 2014
    • Google maps fix
  • v3.15: 5th of April 2014
    • NEW: Ability to hide items from map and show them only in content
    • NEW: Ability to enable / disable cluster
    • NEW: Auto corrections of items with the same positions
  • v3.14: 27th of March 2014
    • Fixed contact owner/claim form reload on navigation key press
  • v3.13: 13th of March 2014
    • Google maps fixes
    • Lightbox fixes
    • Share buttons fix
    • Translation fix
    • Other fixes
  • v3.12: 5th of February 2014
    • Fixed adaptive design for registration form shortcode
    • Contact form 7 error box position problem
  • v3.11: 17th of January 2014
    • Login style fix
    • Rating style fix
  • v3.10: 26th of November 2013
    • Skinning system fixed
  • v3.9: 5th of November 2013
    • iOS 7 forms fixed
    • size for modal window shortcode fixed
    • easy admin fix
  • v3.8: 30th of October 2013
    • fixed items pagination for search results and categories/locations pages
    • fixed items pagination in easy admin
    • small backend fixes
  • v3.7: 24th of October 2013
    • Fixed “Contact owner button” in accounts capabilities
  • v3.6: 21st of October 2013
    • Popup fix in Adaptive version
  • v3.5: 7th of October 2013
    • No results page fixed
    • Register / login widget fixed
  • v3.4 – 26th of September 2013:
    • Admin & easy admin fixes
    • Claim listing fix
    • IE placeholders fix
  • v3.3 – 21st of September 2013:
    • NEW: Paypal recurring payments
    • NEW: Many admin improvements (ratings, users)
    • NEW: Shortcodes is-user, is-guest
    • NEW: Claim listing admin emails
    • Modal windows shortcode fixed
    • Easy admin fixes
    • Rating fixes
  • v3.2 – 11th of September 2013:
    • NEW: Claim listing feature
    • Sorting fix
    • Fixed modal windows (lightbox)
    • Small CSS fixes
  • v3.1 – 6th of September 2013:
    • NEW: Hierarchical search dropdowns
    • Item author fix
    • PO file updated
  • v3.0 – 28th of August 2013:
  • v2.23 – 27th of August 2013:
    • Small adaptive CSS fix
  • v2.22 – 7th of August 2013:
    • Ability to change item author
  • v2.21 – 31st of July 2013:
    • New Revolution slider (3.0.5)
  • v2.20 – 25th of July 2013:
    • NEW: Media section only shows images from particular owner
    • NEW: Wordpress 3.6 ready
    • Fixed default order by packages
  • v2.19 – 23th of July 2013:
    • WPML support fixed
    • PO file updated
  • v2.18 – 17th of July 2013:
    • Quick bugfix
  • v2.17 – 17th of July 2013:
    • NEW: Featured items
    • NEW: Listing sorting
    • Admin bug fixes
    • Fixed issue with get_current_screen() function
  • v2.16 – 3rd of July 2013:
    • Admin item filter fix
  • v2.15 – 1st of July 2013:
    • NEW: Ability to browse listings by location
    • NEW: Ability to contact listing owner via website
  • v2.14 – 26th of June 2013:
    • Updated twitter widget to work with new API 1.1. See our FAQ for help with setting up
  • v2.13 – 13st of June 2013:
    • Search with geolocation fix
    • Fix for special characters on theme folder
  • v2.12 – 1st of June 2013:
    • Small search fix
  • v2.11 – 30th of May 2013:
    • Bug fixes
  • v2.10 – 28th of May 2013:
    • Small CSS fixes
  • v2.9 – 16th of May 2013:
    • Small CSS fixes
  • v2.8 – 30th of April 2013:
    • Rating system update
    • Small CSS fixes
  • v2.7 – 29th of April 2013:
    • Rating system added
    • Small fixes
  • v2.6 – 4th of April 2013:
    • Revolution slider export update
  • v2.5 – 28th of March 2013:
    • Fix for a new Paypal sandbox
    • Geolocate ajax fix
    • IE10 fix
    • Account expiration fix
  • v2.4 – 26th of March 2013:
    • Geolocate fix
    • Small CSS fixes
  • v2.3 – 21st of March 2013:
    • Inputs are preselected after search
    • Advanced search fix
    • Category result fix
    • Fullwidth layout images fix
    • IE fixes
  • v2.2 – 14th of March 2013:
    • Updated PO file
    • Emails after registration fix
    • Account upgrade fix
    • Disabled reviews fix
    • Search results fix
    • Fullwidth template columns fix
    • Adaptive css fix
    • Small fixes and improvements
  • v2.1 – 5th of March 2013:
    • NEW: Ability to control what will each individual package includes
    • NEW: Package expiration
    • NEW: Ability to renew expired subscription
    • NEW: Ability to turn on/off approval process
    • NEW: Advanced search based on Geolocation
    • NEW: Showing more item details in the admin panel
    • Paypal payment fix
    • Geolocation fix
    • IE8 fix
    • Revolution slider fix
    • Small fixes and improvements
  • v2.0 – 22nd of February 2013:
    • NEW: Frontend registration for guests
    • NEW: Registered guests can log in and administer their own listings
    • NEW: Administrator can define packages and set the price
    • NEW: Paypal payments integration
    • Other small fixes and improvements
  • v1.5 – 12th of February 2013:
    • NEW: Ability to get pointer on the map from Address field.
    • NEW: Geo Locations – can be turned on/off globally or locally per page.
    • NEW: Social icons for directory items
    • NEW: Interactive ajax search
    • NEW: Narrow/Wide layout design options
    • Many small Bug fixes and improvements
    • Wordpress Multisite timthumb fix
  • v1.4 – 5th of February 2013:
    • Bug fixes
  • v1.3 – 2nd of February 2013:
    • Category fix
  • v1.2 – 1st of February 2013:
    • CSS fixes for iPad
    • Revolution slider fix
  • v1.1 – 31th of January 2013:
    • Search bug fixed
    • Mobile version CSS fixes
  • v1.0 – 30th of January 2013:
    • Theme release


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Note: Images used on our demo sites are proprietary images and are not included in the theme package.

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