Busyness directories like yelp.com stared to be build often and often, with the help of WordPress and Vantage theme you can build a full featured business directory. A business directory is a place where business owners add them self and let other vote their services. This days business directories focused on one niche are more and more often meet. For example in my country an example of such a directory will be the one where the ones that does SEO or web design are enrolled.
Once with the release of Vantage theme from AppThemes everyone can build their own business directory with the help of this WordPress theme. WordPress is a great platform that can help you build a lot of great websites, it’s fast and easy, has a lot of support in the internet world and a lot are developing for WordPress.
AppThemes is a great WordPress theme framework that is mostly specialized in building application themes like, Classified ads app, Coupon theme app, Job board app, Issue tracking app and now with Vantage business directory app. Below I will put some steps of how to build a business directory with Vantage WordPress theme and some of the features that this themes has.
The Vantage themes has a price of 99$ but you can get it with a 10% discount and a cashback of 15% so in total with a discount of around 25% from the initial price, just go to this link and follow the instructions: AppThemes 10% Off.
Vantage Theme Features
After you install the theme you will see that two panels called Vantage and Listings will appear in WordPress menu. Under the Vantage panel in the settings are the things that you have to configure to the theme.
The General tab has your basic options for picking the color of your site ( 8 options ), Google Maps options, Menu Options and Page options :
Here you can configure how much you can take for an listing and the currency that you would like to use. You can also take money for feature listings on front page or category page featured listings. If you are at the beginning with your business directory the best thing will be to let the listings free and take money for the featured content. Below is a picture with the payments tab:
Here you will insert the Paypal address where the money will enter, you have also to do test by including the sandbox paypal email address:
Here is where all your listings will be, this are custom posts. You can add here also categories and tags like you will do within a normal past, you can manage the listings from here. You can also create custom forms or view your orders here:
Vantage is perfect if you wan’t to create a business directory, currently is the best WordPress theme on the market for this job. The configurations is very easy and it has a lot of great features.