Product Directory Plugin for Word­Press by CreativeMinds

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Product Directory Plugin for WordPress by CreativeMinds

The WordPress Product Discovery Directory plugin helps build a curated collection of product pages and lets product owners post and update them as needed

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Each product page includes product information, screenshots, video and related business details.

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WordPress product directory and discovery plugin Description

The WordPress product directory and discovery plugin by CreativeMinds allows you to build a user-friendly embedded curated product catalog and listing manager on your WordPress site

Customizing the Product Page

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

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

An Example of a Product Page
An Example of a Product Page

The customizable product catalog and discovery 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

Moderation Support

Customize the Product Directory Based on your Requirements

Our WordPress product directory and discovery plugin includes customization options which allow you to add custom fields and links to each product page listing. Product directory and discovery plugin also supports two layouts to display product listings

Supporting User Posting of Product Listings

Suggesting Your Product

The community product directory edition supports external user product submission and management of their product pages. Users can also claim existing products already listed in the directory

Logged-in users can manage their own products from an internal user dashboard

A Form Allowing Users to Post New Product Suggestions
A Form Allowing Users to Post New Product Suggestions

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

filter option

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.

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 – 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

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

Cart Checkout with Product Payment
Cart Checkout with Product Payment

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

Product Directory Localization and Supported Languages

Localizing Plugin Labels and Messages

All frontend labels can easily be changed to any language so the user interface will speak your language.

This also includes adjusting the terms used to match your own use case.

Setting Section with Plugin Payment Labels
Setting Section with Plugin Payment Labels

Product Catalog Additional Plugin Resources

Product Directory Related Plugins

Curated List Manager Pro
Curated List Manager
The curated list manager plugin lets you organize links and content around categories and usably display the information. The plugin is a great tool for content marketing, knowledge sharing, or even preparing an assignment list.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
Curated RSS Aggregator Pro
Curated WordPress RSS Aggregator
Curated RSS Aggregator is the best tool for importing, merging and displaying Curated RSS and Atom feeds on your WordPress site. You can aggregate multiple RSS feed into one list and filter content by keywords
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
CM On-Boarding
On-Boarding Widget
This plugin Improves user experience by adding a guidance widget anywhere on your wordpress site to display help items with a single click. This tutorial plugin helps with on site training and content is divided by sections such as videos, images, plain text and hyperlinks.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]

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.

Compare the Product Directory to other WordPress Product Directory Plugins

Comparison between Product Directory and other plugins feature icon

Product Directory Editions and Pricing

FeaturePro EditionPro CommunityPro Payments
$39$59 $79
Create any number of Product listingsNot includedIncludedIncluded
Choose the default product imageNot includedIncludedIncluded
Choose the product categoryNot includedIncludedIncluded
Choose the product basic stylingNot includedIncludedIncluded
Extended product information Not includedIncludedIncluded
Advertisements Support Not includedIncludedIncluded
Import / Export Not includedIncludedIncluded
Product custom fields Not includedIncludedIncluded
Search and Filters Not includedIncludedIncluded
Directory Index Templates Not includedIncludedIncluded
Product Page Styling Not includedIncludedIncluded
Additional taxonomies Not includedIncludedIncluded
Shortcodes Support Not includedIncludedIncluded
Promote products Not includedIncludedIncluded
Permalink Settings Not includedIncludedIncluded
Related products widget Not includedIncludedIncluded
Editable Labels Not includedIncludedIncluded
Tags Support Not 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 includedIncludedIncluded
User can pay for renewing a product listing Not includedIncludedIncluded
User can pay for claiming a product Not includedIncludedIncluded
$39$59 $79

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

CM Product Directory Community Items
Product Directory Community
This add-on for the CM Product Directory Plugin supports letting users add a new listing to the product directory. Users can claim an existing product, renew a product listing and manage their product listings as well as create a local product database and product directory community worldwide.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
CM Product Directory Payments
Product Directory Payments
Support charging payment for publishing a new product directory listing or renewing an existing one. You can choose between WooCommerce cart or Easy Digital Downloads.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]

Product Directory Related Plugins

CM Expert Directory Pro
Expert Directory
Build a WordPress member directory for consultants, academic or members profile with detailed information about each member. Include images, videos and filter the directory by tags. Supports payments via add-on.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
CM Business Directory Pro
Business Directory
The business directory wordpress plugin supports the building of a online business directory. Easily create any type of directory database or business listing community on your Wordpress site. This easily adds business directory features to improve the reach of your business.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]
CM Business Directory Community Items
Business Directory Community
Let users add a new listing to the business directory. Users can claim an existing business, renew a business listing and manage their listings, as well as create a local business database and business directory community worldwide.
[ Video]  [ Userguide]

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 Index Page

This demo shows an index page with all products posted in the directory. Clicking on a product will take you to the product page

Product Directory Index Live Demo

Demo Product Diretory

This demo shows a product page example which includes all information listed about the products

Product Directory Product Page Example

Product Directory form demo banner

This demo shows a form allowing visitors to post a new product suggestion. Once posted, admin will receive a notification. Admin can moderate the new suggested product. Once approved it will appear in the directory

Suggest new Product Page Example

EXAMPLES OF SITES USING THE PRODUCT DIRECTORY

Product Directory Image Gallery

Back-end Gallery

Customer Reviews for the Plugin

Product Directory Release Notes

Version 1.5.0 14th Nov 2019

  • Update address metabox ids
  • Bugfix in custom css section

Version 1.4.9 14th Oct 2019

  • Added three new templates

Version 1.4.8 19th Aug 2019

  • Optimize css & javascript loading time
  • Added status text in labels

Version 1.4.7 21st July 2019

  • Bugfix related to only show items on search feature

Version 1.4.6 05th May 2019

  • Compatible with php 7.2

Version 1.4.5 05th May 2019

  • Bugfix related to custom css

Version 1.4.4 23rd Apr 2019

  • Updated package 1.8.9

Version 1.4.3 16th Apr 2019

  • Bugfix related to Gutenberg support

Version 1.4.2 7th Apr 2019

  • Bugfix related to custom taxonomy
  • Replaced custom taxonomy featured image input field to media button
  • Fixed some typo mistake
  • Updated package 1.8.8

Version 1.4.1 1st Apr 2019

  • Fixed Incorrect HTML in location shortcode
  • Updated package 1.8.8

Version 1.4.0 29th Mar 2019

  • Added featured image support
  • Added Gutenberg support with product post type
  • Improved inner join in special search filter
  • Improvement in css
  • Updated package 1.8.7

Version 1.3.9 28th feb 2019

  • Bugfix in picture gallery delete function

Version 1.3.8 11th feb 2019

  • Added position settings for reviews and ratings

Version 1.3.7 28th Jan 2019

  • Added show sidebar setting for product pages
  • Updated license package 1.8.6

Version 1.3.6 10th Jan 2019

  • Added setting “Enable Lightbox” for product pages

Version 1.3.5 26th Dec 2018

  • Fixed bug related to edit category required fields

Version 1.3.4 10th Dec 2018

  • Added CSS class for unpaid product
  • Improved galley features

Version 1.3.3 27th Nov 2018

  • Removed some warnings

Version 1.3.2 22nd Nov 2018

  • Added product images gallery and videos feature

Version 1.3.1 6th Nov 2018

  • Added statistic count via user IP address feature
  • Fixed bug related to trash post appearing in search

Version 1.3.0 13th Sep 2018

  • Fixed HTML break issue

Version 1.2.9 31st Aug 2018

  • Added featured image support in products
  • Updated license package

Version 1.2.8 12th Aug 2018

  • Bug: Fixed related to permalinks disabled notice in admin
  • Bug: Fixed related to product image in admin

Version 1.2.7 27th July 2018

  • Update license package

Version 1.2.6 19th July 2018

  • Bug: Fixed image import issue from CSV

Version 1.2.5 16th July 2018

  • Bug: Fixed related to star rating

Version 1.2.4 8th July 2018

  • Bug: Fixed the bug with jQuery call

Version 1.2.3 19th June 2018

  • Added the support for admin to change the author
  • Added the “the_content” filter for the Expert Page

Version 1.2.2 15th June 2018

  • Shortocde list improvement

Version 1.2.1 10th June 2018

  • Added GDPR Support
  • Added HTML editor support in settings

Version 1.2.0 10th May 2018

  • Feature: Added CM Reviews Feature into single product page
  • Bug: Fixed the bugs with shortcode attribute “cats”
  • Bug: Fixed the bugs with categories filter
  • Bug: Fixed the bugs with search
  • Statistics settings moved in the separate block in general tab
  • Added setting to stop counting statistics
  • Added setting to reset statistic
  • Added labels visit and click for front view
  • Fix bug with statistics display on the products page

Version 1.1.11 23rd Jan 2018

  • Change: Updated the shortcode settings
  • Feature: Added the option to gather and display the statistics of business views/clicks
  • Bug: Fixed the bug with the shortcode displaying the wrong items when pagination was disabled
  • Bug: Fixed the bug with the image size
  • Bug: Fixed several small bugs

Version 1.1.10 10th Sep 2017

  • Fix for the imported products not visible until saved
  • Fix for the display of the address (hidden by default)

Version 1.1.9 18th Aug 2017

    Fixed the bug with the Related Products

Version 1.1.7 12th July 2017

  • Updated the Licensing Package
  • Added the new views for Product Index and single Product Page

Version 1.1.6 22nd April 2017

  • Removed the edit link for the subscribers
  • Fixed a grey bar in the product page that is an unwanted scrollbar that appears on Android devices

Version 1.1.5 5th December 2016

  • Fixed a grey bar in the product page that is an unwanted scrollbar that appears on Android devices

Version 1.1.4 10th August 2016

  • Updated licensing api support

Version 1.1.3 from 28th July 2016

  • Added option to limit the IP for Star Rating Module
  • Added option to add/edit/delete ratings in Star Rating Module
  • Fixed some notices
  • Updated platform version

Version 1.1.2 from 13th July 2016

  • Added Google Map API support
  • Fixed Backlink issue
  • Redesigned Star Rating module
  • Added the support for Payments AddOn

Version 1.1.0 11th June 2016

  • Security fixes

Version 1.0.3 2nd June 2016

  • Security improved
  • Bugs fixed
  • Tiles View improved
  • Directory View improved
  • List View improved

Version 1.0.2 28th April 2016

  • Small bug fixes
  • Add support to category shortcode to show list of all categories
  • Add support to category image

Plugin First Release 12th April 2016