Plugin / Business Directory Plugin – Directories for WordPress

D. Rodenbaugh



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Business Directory Plugin is the most popular, versatile, widely-installed, easiest to use, and best-supported WordPress Business Directory plugin available. Increase interaction on your website, improve customer retention and a add revenue-generating section to your site with Business Directory Plugin!

Business Directory Plugin allows you to take any listings you want and build a local directory, directory of business providers, a real estate listings site, a Yellow-Pages style business directory, Yelp-like review sections, create a church directory, build an address book directory and much more. You can add any kind of directory with listings using Business Directory plugin.

Core plugin Features

All features documented on the main website.
* Fully customizable form fields
* Upload images per listing, allow restricted numbers of images based on fee plan
* Lots of image options: drag and drop image uploads, easy image ordering, primary image settings, thumbnail sizing and more
* Accept payment for listings OR have free listings in your business directory
* Accept payments using (requires account)
* Full support for recurring payments (in most gateways: PayPal,, Stripe)
* Allow for featured/sticky listings for an upgrade fee
* Widgets for Featured, Latest and Random listings. Search widget as well
* Create multiple fee plans, which can be assigned to categories for posting
* Built in CSV import and export
* Support for reCAPTCHA to avoid spam listings
* Sorting options for categories, listings, and front-end for users to choose sort order
* Users who post can edit listings without access to WP dashboard
* SEO Friendly using Yoast SEO
* Configurable quick-search field and sorting bar for listings
* Advanced search screen with ability to show/hide fields available for search
* FULL responsive support when installed with a responsive theme
* Multi-language support in your directory with WPML
* Ability to re-skin the directory with a few clicks (directory themes)
* Integrates with popular plugins like Yoast SEO, NavXT Breadcrumbs and WP-PageNavi for easy use
* Images displayed with categories (using the FREE Enhanced Categories module)
* Display Category Icons/Allow Parent-Child Category Navigation (using the FREE Enhanced Category Module)

Additional Add-on Features available from Premium Modules (paid)

  • Rate businesses in your directory (now with microformat support) (using the (paid) Ratings Module)
  • Display the location of the business (categories, search, details–now with custom map sizes) (using the (paid) Google Maps Module)
  • Location based directory result filtering (using the (paid) Regions Module)
  • ZIP code/postal code radius searches supporting a number of countries (using the (paid) ZIP Search Module)
  • Assign features to paid or sticky listing plans to give users incentive to upgrade (using the (paid) Featured levels module)
  • Allow users to upload PDFs (using the (paid) Attachments Module)
  • Manage attachments on directory listings (using the (paid) Attachments module, supports PDF, Text files, images)
  • Accept payments using PayPal (using the (paid) PayPal Gateway Module)
  • Accept payments using Stripe (using the (paid) Stripe Gateway Module)
  • Accept payments using PayFast (using the (paid) PayFast Gateway Module)
  • Post claimable listings in your business directory that other users can pay (or not) to claim (using the (paid) Claim Listings Module)
  • Ability to offer discount codes based on a % or fixed amount with expirations (using the (paid) Discount Codes Module)

For a complete and detailed list of features, please visit:

Please report any bugs you find via

Premium Module Links:

These are optional, paid modules that you can use to enhance Business Directory Plugin’s functionality and
support future development:

Premium Directory Skins (Paid)

Feature Add On Modules (Paid)

Payment Gateway Modules (Paid)

For more information and support please visit
For Business Directory plugin support please visit

If you love Business Directory plugin, please consider purchasing a Premium Module!

Business Directory fully supports WPML for dynamic language switching. But if you need just one single language, we include and support these out of the box!

Languages Supported

  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Arabic
  • Swedish

And you can easily translate it yourself if you need to.


Copyright 2009-19, Dave Rodenbaugh
Original Author: A. Lewis

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA

Usage Doc

For complete documentation on the plugin, please visit the BD Documentation Site. We also have a complete FAQ Section and our Quick Start guide.


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First Released

20 Oct, 2011

Total Downloads


Wordpress Version

4.8 or higher

Tested up to:


Require PHP Version:

5.6 or higher




The plugin hasn't been transalated in any language other than English.


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