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DirectoryPlus is a complete solution for creating a business directory website. DirectoryPlus is a stand-alone PHP script that does not require other platforms and allows you to create a catalog website in just a few clicks.


Directory Features Overview

All native PHP code with a simple structural framework, any person with even a basic PHP knowledge is able to quickly understand what’s going on and make modifications

Extremely fast page load times (< 500ms average)

Can handle hundreds of thousands of listings with speed

Works fine on shared hosts even with thousands of listings

Super easy install, get up and running in 5 minutes

Configurable permalink structure (NEW)

Templating system based on Bootstrap 4

Configurable billing plans (free, paid, one time payment, monthly, annual, featured listing)

Google Maps, Mapbox, OpenStreetMap, HERE, CartoDB, Stamen, TomTom, Wikimedia Maps compatible

Geolocation support (HTML 5 API)

Embed video (Youtube, Vimeo)

Coupons: business owners can create coupons to show on their listing pages

Payment Gateways: Paypal, Stripe, subscription possible

Sitemaps XML generation and automated submission (NEW)

Custom fields (category based or global custom fields)

Search by custom field (range select, range input, text, number, drop down, checkbox, radio input)

Easy to update (usually 1 min to update the script when a new version is out)

Claim listings so you can populate your site with listings then let business owners claim and pay for the listing

Contact owner form for each listing

Whatsapp click to chat integration

Create static pages and blog posts using TinyMCE

Multiple categories per listing (NEW)

Rating system

Child theme support – Don’t lose your customizations when updating

User reviews and comments

Login with Facebook, Twitter and email account

Multiple currencies support

Responsive design looks good on mobile and desktop

SEO optmized, friendly URLs, user-defined meta descriptions

Translations files in plain text format (editable in notepad or similar) including the admin area, very easy to translate

Intuitive and simplified files and folders structure, no complicated nested folders makes it easy to edit

Built-in contact page (contact site owner) with form to email

Multi-language support

GDPR compliance tools

Maintenance mode (503 HTTP headers)

Translated to ES, PT, DE, FR (including admin area)

Fast support

Setup in less than five minutes

DirectoryPlus comes with a one click installer that will get you up and running in no time. Just upload the files, edit the config file and hit the install page and click “Install”.

Bootstrap based design

DirectoryPlus uses Bootstrap 4’s layout grid, components and utilities extensively and it has a very neutral theme that can easily adapt to several business types. This also makes it easy for third party designers to make layout modifications because they only need to be familiar with the Bootstrap framework.

Custom Fields

DirectoryPlus allows you to create “Custom Fields” on the category level or create global custom fields. For example, you can create a “Delivery (yes/no)” field and it shows up only for listings in the “Food” category. Or you can create a “Free Wi-fi” field to let users search for listings that offer free wi-fi. Custom fields can be required/optional and also searchable.


Monetize Your Directory

Flexible pricing plans allows you to create one time payments as well as monthly and annual recurring subscriptions. Current payment gateways supported are:



Claim Listings

With this feature you can kickstart your directory by creating listings and let business owners claim and pay for the listings so that they can edit, correct and add additional information.

Speed is a Feature. Fast Loading Times

According to Google engineers, pages must load within 1000ms.

This means that the users’ browsing experience deteriorate and switch mental context if the pages don’t completely load in much less than 1000ms (1 second).

Directory Plus has been designed with page loading speed as a feature. All pages load fast and takes about 400ms to 800ms to load completely.

You can test Page Load Times on Pingdom:

Please note that the only important metric is the Load Time in miliseconds.

Create Pages

DirectoryPlus comes with a CMS system that allows you to create blog posts and pages and uses the popular TinyMCE wysiwyg editor. You can define whether to show a post in the feed, if not, it will be a stand alone page.

Map Providers

DirectoryPlus supports multiple map providers: Mapbox, HERE, TomTom, Wikimedia, OpenStreetMap and Google Maps. You can choose one or multiple ones. If you select multiple map providers DirectoryPlus will randomly select one on every page load. Useful if you want to take advantage of the free usage quotas of multiple map providers.


Allow business owners to create coupons for deals and discounts. Users can browse all coupons available on the site.

Business Logos

Each business can upload its own logo to show up as their main image on the directory. Logos will show in the results pages (search, categories, cities, etc) and on the business page as the main image next to the business name.

Configurable Permalink Structure

Similar to Wordpress, you can define the permalink structure for the business listing page. Available tags are region , city , category and slug

Fully Brandable

DirectoryPlus is a standalone PHP script that doesn’t require any other CMS platform. If you are building a directory for your client, it will not show that you are using another platform such as Wordpress.

Use Cases

You can use DirectoryPlus to build niche directories, here are some examples:

Restaurants and bars directory

Health care directory

Automotive listings (dealers, repair, parts and supplies, tires, etc)

Church listings

Local area directory

Night life directory

Pets directory

and much more

But if you are looking for a classified ad, also check out my other script: Classifieds Plus


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