DirectoryPlus is an all-in-one solution for creating a Business Directory website. DirectoryPlus is a standalone PHP script that doesn’t require other platforms to function and allows you to create a directory website with only a few clicks.
Directory Features Overview
- All native PHP code with a simple structural framework, any person with even a basic PHP knowledge is able to quickly understand what’s going on and make modifications
- Extremely fast page load times (< 500ms average)
- Works fine on cheap shared hosts even with thousands of listings(demo is running on a shared host)
- Super easy install, get up and running in 5 minutes
- Templating system based on Bootstrap 4
- Configurable billing plans (free, paid, one time payment, monthly, annual, featured listing)
- Google Maps, Mapbox, OpenStreetMap, HERE, TomTom, Wikimedia Maps compatible
- Geolocation support (HTML 5 API)
- Coupons: business owners can create coupons to show on their listing pages
- Payment Gateways: Paypal, Stripe, subscription possible
- Custom fields for single categories or for all categories
- Search by custom field
- Claim listings so you can populate your site with listings then let business owners claim and pay for the listing
- Contact owner form for each listing
- Create static pages and blog posts using TinyMCE
- Rating system
- User reviews and comments
- Login with Facebook, Twitter and email account
- Multiple currencies support
- Responsive design looks good on mobile and desktop
- SEO optmized, friendly URLs, user-defined meta descriptions
- Translations files in plain text format (editable in notepad or similar) including the admin area
- Intuitive and simplified files and folders structure, no complicated nested folders makes it easy to edit
- Built-in contact page (contact site owner) with form to email
- Fast support
Setup in less than five minutes
DirectoryPlus comes with a one click installer that will get you up and running in no time. Just upload the files, edit the config file and hit the install page and click “Install”.
Bootstrap based design
DirectoryPlus uses Bootstrap 4’s layout grid, components and utilities extensively and it has a very neutral theme that can easily adapt to several business types. This also makes it easy for third party designers to make layout modifications because they only need to be familiar with the Bootstrap framework.
DirectoryPlus allows you to create “Custom Fields” on the category level or create global custom fields. For example, you can create a “Delivery (yes/no)” field and it shows up only for listings in the “Food” category. Or you can create a “Free Wi-fi” field to let users search for listings that offer free wi-fi. Custom fields can be required/optional and also searchable.
Monetize Your Directory
Flexible pricing plans allows you to create one time payments as well as monthly and annual recurring subscriptions. Current payment gateways supported are:
With this feature you can kickstart your directory by creating listings and let business owners claim and pay for the listings so that they can edit, correct and add additional information.
Speed is a Feature. Fast Loading Times
According to Google engineers, pages must load within 1000ms.
This means that the users’ browsing experience deteriorate and switch mental context if the pages don’t completely load in much less than 1000ms (1 second).
Directory Plus has been designed with page loading speed as a feature. All pages load fast and takes about 400ms to 800ms to load completely.
You can test Page Load Times on Pingdom: https://tools.pingdom.com/
Please note that the only important metric is the Load Time in miliseconds.
DirectoryPlus comes with a CMS system that allows you to create blog posts and pages and uses the popular TinyMCE wysiwyg editor. You can define whether to show a post in the feed, if not, it will be a stand alone page.
DirectoryPlus supports multiple map providers: Mapbox, HERE, TomTom, Wikimedia, OpenStreetMap and Google Maps. You can choose one or multiple ones. If you select multiple map providers DirectoryPlus will randomly select one on every page load. Useful if you want to take advantage of the free usage quotas of multiple map providers.
Allow business owners to create coupons for deals and discounts. Users can browse all coupons available on the site.
Each business can upload its own logo to show up as their main image on the directory. Logos will show in the results pages (search, categories, cities, etc) and on the business page as the main image next to the business name.
DirectoryPlus is a standalone PHP script that doesn’t require any other CMS platform. If you are building a directory for your client, it will not show that you are using another platform such as Wordpress.
You can use DirectoryPlus to build niche directories, here are some examples:
- Restaurants and bars directory
- Health care directory
- Automotive listings (dealers, repair, parts and supplies, tires, etc)
- Church listings
- Local area directory
- Night life directory
- Pets directory
- and much more