Product Directory Plugin for Word­Press by CreativeMinds

Product Directory Plugin for WordPress by CreativeMinds

The WordPress Product Discovery Directory plugin facilitates the creation of a curated collection of product pages.
Each product page is enriched with information, screenshots, videos, and related details.
Users can browse the directory from a centralized index page with search and category filtering capabilities. The plugin also supports payments for submitting new products and maintaining existing ones.

Best WordPress Directory Plugin

Easily create a WordPress product catalog. The WordPress Product Directory Plugin from CreativeMinds allows you to build a user-friendly curated product catalog and listing manager on your WordPress site.

Customizing the Product Catalog Page

This WordPress product directory and discovery plugin makes it easy to start any kind of a product directory and include it on your site. It will turn your simple WordPress site into a product directory.

Product directory and discovery plugin supports multiple product catalogs by category or any taxonomy you desire on your directory site.

The customizable product catalog plugin helps users discover products by using several available filters, including: free text search, category filtering, tags filtering, product pricing models filtering, target audience filtering, supported language filtering and more custom filters set by the administrator.

An Example of a Product Directory
An Example of a Product Directory

Customize the Product Page Based on your Requirements

An Example of a Product Page
An Example of a Product Page
Besides basic options needed for creating a product page, our Product Directory WordPress plugin includes customization options which allow you to add custom fields and links to each product page listing.

The product directory and discovery plugin also supports two layouts to display product listings and you can also prepare your own unique custom product page with basic coding.

Filters and Taxonomies

In addition to standard tags and categories, the plugin provides 3 additional taxonomies.

It will help you to build more detailed classification of your products.

And it will make it easier for users to search products using filters for each taxonomy.

An Example of Filters in Product Directory
An Example of Filters in Product Directory

Suggesting Your Product

A Form Allowing Users to Post New Product Suggestions
A Form Allowing Users to Post New Product Suggestions
The community product directory plan supports external user product submission and management of their product pages.

Users can also claim existing products already listed in the directory.

The Admin can moderate any product submitted to the directory and decide which products to accept and which to reject.

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Product Directory - Paying for Listing Submissions

The product directory community payments plan allows you to charge money for submitting new product listings and also for keeping the listings or renewing them every year (you can define the period of renewal).

The payment system is based on either WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads carts and you have the choice of more than 50 payment gateways including PayPal, Authorize.Net, 2Checkout, Skrill, PayMill, Stripe and many more.

Once installing EDD or WooCommerce cart plugin which is free you also get the PayPal and Amazon payment options included.

It is also possible to use a mixed mode payment which means that part of the expert information will be visible for free and the other part will be visible only once paid.

Cart Checkout with Product Payment
Cart Checkout with Product Payment

Using the WordPress Product Directory Plugin

  • Listing Manager – Build a product discovery directory on your WordPress site
  • Curation and Moderation – Curate your product list and display it in a usable way for users to discover
  • Direct User Posting – Allow business owners to list and manage products
  • Business Directory Integration – Supports integration with the CM Business directory to list both products and businesses

Product Catalog Additional Plugin Resources

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Product Directory Advanced Features

Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin

Directory Features

Product Index Templates

Product Index Templates

Several designs and templates allow you to choose the best product directory index page display for your site.

Categories Support

Categories Support

Group similar product listings by category and assign each product to more than one category.

Custom Taxonomies

Custom Taxonomies

Supports additional custom taxonomies and filtering.

Promote Products

Promote specific products in search results and related products widget.

Style Product Directory

Style Product Directory

You can easily change the style and the look and feel of the entire catalog (index) page from the plugin settings. This includes layout, size of each product box, theme, and much more.

Tags Support

Tags Support

Option to add tags to each product and to filter or search product catalog by tags.

Search and Filters

Search and Filters

Advanced product filter by product catalog categories and tags or free text search.


Collect and track statistics of views and click of product pages. The statistics report can be exported into CSV file.

Product Page Features

Extended Product Information

Extended Product Information

Each product has the following details – product detailed description, videos and text, product pitch, logo, related products, Website URL, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, the Business behind the product Phone number and more.

Choose the default product image

Choose the default product image

If you haven’t set the featured image for product, it will display the image that is set by default.

Product Company Address

Product Company Address

Show a product company address on the product page. The address includes the country, region, state/county, city and postal code.

Social Media Links

Social Media Links

Add to product information links of social media sites.

Product Images and Video

Add an image and video galleries for each product.

Product Page Design

Product Page Design

Customize the product page look and feel to fit your style.



Allow users to rate products using an intuitive 5-star scale.

Google Maps Support

Google Maps Support

Show a Google Map with the companies behind each product product and their address.

Custom Fields

Custom Fields

Add to each product custom fields with your own added metadata.


Enable the lightbox option to auto apply to pictures and videos on the product page.


Shortcodes Support

Shortcodes Support

Supports shortcodes to show a list of all categories, a single product widget and more.

Export / Import

Export / Import

Export and import products directory items across sites.

Moderation and Notification

Admin can moderate new product listings or be notified when a new product is posted (with the community plan).

Related Products Widget

Related Products Widget

Show related products on each product page.

Editable Labels

Editable Labels

All plugin labels can easily be edited and localized from plugin settings.

Ads and Promotions

Admin can insert ads in the product page taken from Google or any other external ad server in the plugin search results.

Add-ons and Integrations

Product Directory Community Add-on

Product Directory Community Add-on

Product Directory Community add-on allows non logged-in users to add a new products, claim existing one and manage their listings.

Business Directory Plugin

Business Directory Plugin

Integrates with Business Directory plugin to show related business profile.

Product Directory Payments Add-on

Product Directory Payments Add-on

Product Directory Payments Add-on supports charging payment for publishing a new product directory listing or renewing an existing one. You can choose between WooCommerce cart or Easy Digital Downloads.

Reviews and Ratings Plugin

Reviews and Ratings Plugin

Reviews and Ratings plugin allows users to leave a review for individual product pages.

Product Directory Plans and Pricing

PLANSProPro CommunityUltimate
Price includes 1 year support/updates. Manual renewal with 40% discount, not a subscription $39 $59 $119
Number of Websites / License Activations 1310
Create any number of Product listings IncludedIncludedIncluded
Choose the default product image IncludedIncludedIncluded
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Extended product information IncludedIncludedIncluded
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Tags Support IncludedIncludedIncluded
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Choose the product basic styling IncludedIncludedIncluded
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Related products widget IncludedIncludedIncluded
Editable Labels IncludedIncludedIncluded
Promote products IncludedIncludedIncluded
Advertisements Support IncludedIncludedIncluded
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Shortcodes Support IncludedIncludedIncluded
CM Business Directory Integration IncludedIncludedIncluded
User can list products Not includedIncludedIncluded
User can claim existing product Not includedIncludedIncluded
User can manage their product Not includedIncludedIncluded
Admin can moderate new posted products Not includedIncludedIncluded
User can pay for posting a product Not includedNot includedIncluded
User can pay for renewing a product listing Not includedNot includedIncluded
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Product Knowledge Base Included Included Included
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Product updates Included Included Included
PLANSProPro CommunityUltimate
Number of Websites / License Activations 1310
Price includes 1 year support/updates. Manual renewal with 40% discount, not a subscription $39 $59 $119

Product Directory Additional Addons and Modules

The following list is additional modules and addons which can be installed together with the product directory and discovery plugin and provide additional functionality

Product Directory Related Plugins

Product Directory Plugin Related Use Cases

Product Directory Use Case Examples

  • Earn and Let Earn – Let users list their software for a cost. Requires the payment add-on.
  • Marketplace – Create a marketplace by listing products of other companies on your website and charge them for the listing. Requires the payment add-on.

Product Directory Frequently Asked Questions

Please check the user guide to learn more about our plugin

How do I enable shortcodes for the directory so I can have a gallery above the description?

You can use WordPress gallery shortcode to display several images in the product description. Just upload the images and then create a gallery.

Can I customize the product directory widget to match my WP theme?

Sure. The product directory uses a shortcode which can be easily embedded into any theme. The product directory and discovery plugin settings include many features that support customizing your product directory’s look and feel

Can I add my social media links to my product listing?

Yes. Each product listing include all the possible social media links including Twitter, FaceBook, Google+, LinkedIn and many more. You can also add custom links

How can I allow product owners to add or manage their own listings?

To enable this or to allow people or products to claim and control their own product listings the Product Directory Community Add-on will need to be installed. To learn more about it → clicking here ← .

Does this product directory and discovery plugin allow me to take payments from people for adding listings?

To take payments the Product Directory Payments addon is required, the core product directory and discovery plugin does not handle payments alone.

Learn more about the Product directory payments add-on by clicking here.

Can I filter which product listings appear on my site

Yes. Each site owner can moderate and manage which Products appear on their site.

Can I embed ads from Google AdSense?

Absolutely! In fact you can embed ads from any external source by copying the campaign code and pasting it into the location where you want them to appear. Product directory and discovery plugin includes Google adsense campaigns, CM Ad changer, or any internal or external source of adverts. Embedded ads are displayed in between your product directory listings on locations that you define, as shown in the image below:

What filters can I have on my product directory page?

That’s up to you to decide. You can choose parameters such as tags and categories as filters, or create you own custom parameter as a filter. Users will also be able to search for products by entering keywords into the search bar.

I've installed CM Business Directory and Product Directory. Is there a way to associate products to businesses?

Yes, the Product directory and Business directory can be integrated together. For this to work you need to have the community add-ons installed for both plugins.

Could this Plugin work for creating a Directory of people rather than strictly for businesses?

Product directory and discovery plugin can work for different purposes such as the one you have described. Since the front-end labels can all be changed from their defaults to reflect whatever you want your directory to be about the plugin is very much open to being used in different ways.

It sounds like our Members and Experts Directory plugin might be a better match with what you’re looking for however. Read more about the Expert product directory and discovery plugin by clicking here.

Does this Plugin support creating directories of businesses?

It could be used for this purpose but our Business Directory plugin is much better suited for this purpose.

Read more about it by clicking here

Product Directory Online Demo

Product Directory Image Gallery

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Customer Reviews for the Plugin

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