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Product Directory Plugin for Word­Press by CreativeMinds

Product Directory Plugin for WordPress by CreativeMinds

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The WordPress Product Discovery Directory plugin helps build a curated collection of product pages. Each product page includes product information, screenshots, video and related details. Create the ultimate WordPress product directory!

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

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
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.

View this plugin live on ListWP.com


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.

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 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


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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

FeaturePro EditionPro CommunityUltimate
$39 $59 $119
Create any number of Product listings IncludedIncludedIncluded
Choose the default product image IncludedIncludedIncluded
Choose the product category IncludedIncludedIncluded
Choose the product basic styling IncludedIncludedIncluded
Extended product information IncludedIncludedIncluded
Advertisements Support IncludedIncludedIncluded
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Search and Filters IncludedIncludedIncluded
Directory Index Templates IncludedIncludedIncluded
Product Page Styling IncludedIncludedIncluded
Additional taxonomies IncludedIncludedIncluded
Shortcodes Support IncludedIncludedIncluded
Promote products IncludedIncludedIncluded
Permalink Settings IncludedIncludedIncluded
Related products widget IncludedIncludedIncluded
Editable Labels IncludedIncludedIncluded
Tags Support 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
User can pay for claiming a product Not includedNot includedIncluded
$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
Member / 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
Build an online business directory. Easily create any type of directory database or business listing community on your Wordpress site. Each listing has a page with videos and images.
[ 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 Image Gallery

Back-end Gallery

Customer Reviews for the Plugin

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