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.
Customize the Product Page Based on your Requirements
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|
Suggesting Your Product
The community product directory edition supports external user product submission and management of their product pages.
|A Form Allowing Users to Post New Product Suggestions||
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 edition 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.
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 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 Plugin Related Use Cases
Product Catalog Additional Plugin Resources
Related Blog Resources
Responsive Product Catalog Plugin – Basic Features
- Create any number of Product listings
- Choose the default product image
- Choose the product category
- Choose the basic styling options
Product Directory Advanced Features
Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin
|Product Images – Add an image gallery for each product.|
|Product Video – Add an embedded video to individual products pages.|
|Social Media Links – Add all product information including links to social media sites.|
|Ads and Promotions – Admin can insert ads in the product page taken from Google or any other external product in search results.|
|Extended Product Information – Each product has the following details – Related business description, videos and text, product pitch, Logo, related business address, Website URL, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Business Phone number and more.|
|Ratings – Allow users to rate products using an intuitive 5-star scale.|
|Export / Import – Export and import products directory items across sites.|
|Custom Fields – Add custom fields with your own added metadata.|
|Search and Filters – Advanced product filter by product catalog categories and tags or free text search.|
|Product Index Templates – Several designs for the product directory index. You can also choose between two available templates.|
|Moderation and notification – Admin can moderate new product listings or be notified when a new product is posted (with community edition).|
|Promote Products – Promote related or random products in search results and related products widget.|
|Related Products Widget – Show related products in each product page.|
|Custom Taxonomies – Supports additional custom taxonomies and filtering.|
|Shortcodes Support – Supports shortcodes to show a list of all categories, a single product widget and more.|
|Style Product Page – Style and change the look and feel of the product page from the plugin settings. Product directory and discovery plugin includes background colors and more.|
|Style Product Directory – Product directory and discovery plugin easy to style and change 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 – Option to add tags to each product and to filter or search product catalog by tags.|
|Editable Labels – All plugin labels can easily be edited and localized from plugin settings.|
|Integration – Integrate with CM Business Directory to show a business page.|
Product Directory Editions and Pricing
|Feature||Pro Edition||Pro Community||Ultimate|
|Create any number of Product listings|
|Choose the default product image|
|Choose the product category|
|Choose the product basic styling|
|Extended product information|
|Import / Export|
|Product custom fields|
|Search and Filters|
|Directory Index Templates|
|Product Page Styling|
|Related products widget|
|User can list products|
|User can claim existing product|
|User can manage their product|
|Admin can moderate new posted products|
|User can pay for posting a product|
|User can pay for renewing a product listing|
|User can pay for claiming a product|
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 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?
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?
How can I allow product owners to add or manage their own listings?
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?
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 Image Gallery
Customer Reviews for the Plugin
- We use it in Spanish
The labels settings let us translate most of the interface, so thank you :)
- Cool use case
We had an specific use case - we showcase REALLY niche products, which are not to be sold online (visitors get in touch with the vendors). This plugin worked well because while most competitors focus on the marketplace aspect, this one excels in the product page presentation.