40+ Best Classified & Directory WordPress Themes 2019
Thanks to the items in this collection of the best classified and directory WordPress themes, creating an online listings website is now very straightforward.
Not sure where to start? Begin with our guide on how to build a classified directory with WordPress. All you need is one of these themes, WordPress, and a selection of the right plugins to build a fully functioning online directory with very little effort.
Whether you want to create a basic resource for your local area that lists your favorite places or build a large online directory for covering a huge geographical region, this collection of the best classified and directory WordPress themes will be able to help you.
In fact, thanks to the versatility of these themes, it doesn’t really matter what type of directory website you want to build. Some of the items in this collection of the best directory and classified WordPress themes are perfectly suited to listing physical locations, while others are better for publishing online-only businesses.
Other themes in this collection make it easy for your visitors to register and start adding their own listings, whether that includes details about their business or classified adverts for the services they offer or items they wish to sell.
If you want to be rewarded for your efforts and start earning an income from your directory website most of these listings and classifieds WordPress themes include a range of monetization options. The best themes of this type allow you to create multiple pricing plans, each with their own set of features, while also giving you the ability to automate the process of managing new users, collecting payments, and accepting listings.
Online directories can be some of the most complicated websites to set up and manage. However, with this collection of the best directory and classified WordPress themes, your project just got a whole lot easier.
4 Tips for Making an Effective Classifieds Website
Follow these tips to find a more effective theme for your classifieds or directory website. Or even to improve your existing website.
1. Straightforward Front-End Design
There are two types of people who visit directory websites— people who are selling items or services and people looking to buy them. Your website design should provide clear navigation to serve both these visitors.
Design your homepage in a way that makes it easier to browse ads by different categories to easily find what the users want. And offer buttons and call to actions to let sellers quickly signup and post their ads as well.
2. Easy-to-Use Backend User Interface
The backend interface is where you’ll be managing all the listings and classifieds in your directory. Adding all the right details like pricing, map locations, contact information for each listing can be a time-consuming task. But, it gets easier if you have the right WordPress theme.
Make sure to pick a WordPress theme that has a simplified and beginner-friendly backend interface where you can enter all the details for the listings using an easy to use editor interface.
3. Use Membership Plugins
If you’re planning on accepting user-submissions or creating a member-generated directory website with WordPress, you’ll need to find a theme that supports membership plugins.
Plugins like bbPress and BuddyPress will allow you to build a proper system to accept submissions from users as well as to setup a user registration system to grow your community.
4. Simple Search and Filtering System
The search system takes a major part of every classifieds and directory website. Your website should have a search function that allows users to easily filter their search terms by location, product categories, and more to allow them to easily find specific ads and listings in your directory.
Best Classified & Directory WordPress Themes
Find your perfect classified or directory WordPress theme in our collection below.
Oklahoma - Modern Directory & Listings WordPress Theme
Oklahoma is a modern WordPress directory theme that comes in multiple styles of homepage designs you can use to create many different types of directory and listings websites. The theme features a powerful search function that allows you to browse listings by category and location. It also includes various styles of listing post designs and multiple inner page layouts as well.Download Demo
Kutir - Minimal Directory & Listing WordPress Theme
Kutir WordPress theme comes with 3 different pre-made homepage designs you can use to make directory and listings websites for location-based services as well as for other types of listings websites. The theme features a filterable listings archive with support for Google Maps integration. It also features many other useful features such as exploring nearby listings, adding 360-degree views, adding image galleries and more.Download Demo
Listeo - Directory & Listings With Booking WordPress Theme
Listeo is a directory and listings WordPress theme that comes with 5 different homepage designs, including one with an Airbnb-style layout. What makes this theme special is that it features a built-in booking system that will allow you to make a directory website with functions like booking hotel rooms, services, appointments, and more. It also includes a private messaging system and rating system as well.Download Demo
Cityo - Multipurpose Classified & Directory WordPress Theme
Cityo WordPress theme features a multipurpose design that allows you to use the theme to make different types of directory and classifieds websites. The theme includes 5 different premade homepage designs that you can easily customize using Elementor drag and drop page builder. It also supports Google Maps and WooCommerce integration.Download Demo
Yordy - Multipurpose Directory Listings WordPress Theme
Yordy is a modern directory and listings WordPress theme featuring 4 unique homepage layouts. Each pre-built template in this theme is designed with a different style to let you build different types of websites for various listings and directories. The theme also includes a custom-built admin interface that’ll make it quite easier for you to manage and track the listings.Download Demo
UrbanGo - Modern Classified & Directory WordPress Theme
UrbanGo is a directory and listing WordPress theme that features a stylish and modern design. The theme comes with a clean and professional design while also allowing you to showcase listings in multiple categories. It also integrates with WooCommerce for adding payment options and supports Visual Composer for editing the homepage layouts.Download Demo
Inventory - Responsive Classified & Directory WordPress Theme
Inventory is a clean and simple classifieds and directory WordPress theme you can use to make a modern and unique listing website. The theme comes with 3 different homepage designs with creative layouts and it supports both WooCommerce and WPML plugins. The theme also includes 8 different variants of maps and 3 styles of headers as well.Download Demo
Gear - Automotive, Cars, Vehicle Directory WordPress Theme
Gear is a directory WordPress theme you can use to setup a car dealership or an auto parts store website. The theme features a responsive layout with a clean design. It also comes with a mega-menu, effectively designed product pages, a catalog listing page with multiple types of filters, and an attractive slideshow on the homepage.Download Demo
Adifier - Classified Ads WordPress Theme
Adifier is a modern classifieds WordPress theme that comes with a beautiful design for making classifieds and ads directory websites for all kinds of industries. The theme supports multiple types of ads, including auction ads, classifieds, exchange, and gifts. It also allows you to easily import ads from XML, CSV, or XLS files. Ad listings are easily customizable as well.Download Demo
DWT Listing - Directory & Listing WordPress Theme
DWT Listing is another directory and listing WordPress theme that comes with 6 different homepage designs, including ones with different styles of search and navigation systems. It also includes a modern dashboard layout for user accounts for managing posted ads. Theme supports many advanced features such as a review system, coupons, discounts, countdown timers, and more.Download Demo
Olomo - Classifieds Listings & Directory WordPress Theme
Olomo is a modern listings and directory WordPress theme that lets you choose from 3 different homepage designs for building a powerful directory website. You can use it to setup ads listing websites with multiple categories. The theme also includes an effective single ad page layout with a clean design.Download Demo
CarSpot - Automotive Classifieds & Car Dealer WordPress Theme
CarSpot is a multipurpose classifieds WordPress theme that lets you build many different types of classifieds and directory websites. The theme comes with 6 different homepage styles, including ones for making automotive classifieds websites, bikes, boats, repair shops, and other classifieds. The theme is fully responsive and comes with multiple header styles.Download Demo
Listopia - Community Classified and Directory WordPress Theme
Listopia makes it easy to combine social networking features with directory and classifieds website functionality to create a community around your online listings portal. Through the social networking features, your visitors can quickly sign up, create profiles, and start communicating with each other. This makes Listopia a great theme for creating directory websites for events and meetups. However, it can just as easily be used for listing products and services online. The intuitive map builder tool is also well worth a closer look.Download Demo
ApusListing - Online Classified and Directory Listing WordPress Theme
ApusListing is a classifieds and directory WordPress theme that’s ideal for websites of all sizes, including local and global directories. The three homepage designs are all fully customizable, while the long list of features makes it easy to set up your online directory website in the way that you want.Download Demo
Knowhere Pro - Multi-Purpose Classified and Directory WordPress Theme
Knowhere Pro is a multi-purpose directory and listings WordPress theme that’s ready to publish a wide range of different types of listings. Among the pre-built options are designs for real estate, jobs, classifieds, local listings, and more. Thanks to the feature-rich control panel, you should find it easy to configure your website to match your content and listings.Download Demo
BizFinder - Modern Services and Business Classified and Directory WordPress Theme
BizFinder is a highly customizable directory WordPress theme. Through the settings and options, you can configure almost every aspect of your directory website and how it looks and works. In the theme package you’ll find templates for all the different types of listings you’ll want to publish. Also, with filtering and advanced search features, your visitors should have no trouble finding the listings and adverts they’re looking for.Download Demo
Trade - Modern Classified Ads and Directory WordPress Theme
Trade is a modern classifieds ads WordPress theme with four homepage variations. There’s also a drag-and-drop page builder in the theme package to help you get the right look for your website and its listings. If you’d like to know more about how this theme works, you can try the admin demo by following the links on the Trade homepage.Download Demo
Prolist - Listings Classified and Directory WordPress Theme
Prolist has a number of stylish homepage designs for you to choose from. However, the powerful Visual Composer is included in the package to help you create a custom online directory with WordPress. As well as giving you full control over how your website looks, Prolist also gives you the ability to configure your online directory in exactly the way that you want.Download Demo
AdForest - Classified and Directory WordPress Theme
AdForest has been built for creating classified and directory WordPress websites with a strong focus on enabling your audience to manage their adverts themselves. As well as the advert management system, AdForest gives your visitors the ability to rate and review the adverts and listings. Although AdForest has only been available for a short time, new features have already been added to the theme.Download Demo
Lister - Business Finder Classified and Directory WordPress Theme
Lister has seven homepage designs to help you create the right look for your business directory website. However, regardless of which design you choose, you’ll still be able to draw from the impressive feature list to create a fully functional online classifieds or directory website. Whether you want to monetize your website or create a free resource, Lister has everything you’ll need.Download Demo
ListingPro - Classified and Directory WordPress Theme
ListingPro includes everything you need to create a full featured classifieds or directory website with WordPress. Despite being a newly released theme, ListingPro has already proven to be popular and from looking at the design and feature list, it’s easy to see why. As no extra tools are required to build your online directory, you can get started right away with ListingPro.Download Demo
Qibla - Airbnb-Style Classified and Directory WordPress Theme
Qibla has a focus on helping you create an Airbnb-style listings website with WordPress. However, as this is a flexible theme, it could be used for a wide range of purposes. Getting started is easy, thanks to the one-click demo importer while making changes to the overall design of your site through the control panel is just as straightforward.Download Demo
PlacesDojo - Places Directory WordPress Theme
PlacesDojo has been built for creating online directories of places. These places could be any type of location, such as businesses, landmarks, events, and more. You can also use this theme to add items to your directory that don’t have a location, such as deals, special offers, classifieds, and online service providers.Download Demo
Food Guide - Food and Drink Directory WordPress Theme
Food Guide will help you create a directory of the best places to eat, drink, and shop. Whether you’re promoting offline businesses such as restaurants and bars or online entities such as food delivery services or chefs, you can use the Food Guide WordPress theme for your directory. This theme is packed with customization options and tool to help you get the right look for your site.Download Demo
City Guide - Directory WordPress Theme
City Guide has everything you need to create a local or national directory of attractions. This theme has lots of presentation options to help you build the right type of classifieds or directory website with WordPress. Thanks to the extra features, you can easily create claimable listings, accept reviews, collect payments and more with this theme.Download Demo
DocDirect - Doctors and Healthcare Professionals Directory WordPress Theme
DocDirect is a WordPress theme that’s been designed for creating directories of doctors and other health related providers and businesses. Getting set up is easy. Just import the demo content, configure the settings, then start adding your listings. Once your site goes live, your visitors will be able to book appointments through your doctor directory.Download Demo
WhiteLab - Directory and Classifieds WordPress Theme
Whitelab claims to be an advanced WordPress directory theme and when you check out the demo and examine the feature list, it’s hard to disagree. Everything you need to handle user registrations, collect payments, manage listings, and accept reviews is included with the Whiteland directory and classifieds WordPress theme. The design of this theme is high quality too.Download Demo
Directory Portal - Directory and Classifieds WordPress Theme
Directory Portal is one of the most popular themes in this collection of the best classified and directory WordPress themes, with over 12,000 sales and a positive user feedback rating. When setting up your directory website with this theme, you get eight demos to choose from, covering a range of different types of listings sites.Download Demo
Listify - Directory and Classifieds WordPress Theme
Listify is another popular option and thanks to the easy to use demo importer tool, it can help you create a listings website with WordPress in no time at all. Thanks to the varied features of Listify, you can easily drag-and-drop the available elements into place in order to create the custom layout your site needs. There’s also plenty of monetization options included, giving you a number of ways to generate an income from your listings website.Download Demo
Business Finder - Directory Listing WordPress Theme
Business Finder is one of the most well-established options in this collection of the best classifieds and directory WordPress themes thanks to its initial release back in 2013. Thankfully, this theme gets regular updates and now combines an optimized set of features with the latest design trends to help you build a modern and stylish directory website with WordPress.Download Demo
Javo - Directory WordPress Theme
As well as an impressive design, the Javo directory WordPress theme is also packed with useful features. This includes a good set of community building features, such as user reviews, user ratings, and the option of creating members only area for your visitors. The five demo versions and customization options will give you lots of choice when it comes to setting up your new website too.Download Demo
Listable – Directory and Listings WordPress Theme
Listable is one of the most flexible classifieds and directory WordPress themes available today. If you do choose this theme for your directory website, you’ll be able to list a wide range of items, including places, events, activities, businesses, people, or almost anything you can think of. Many of the more advanced features of Listable are provided via free plugins. This approach allows you to pick and choose which additional extras to enable, and which to ignore.Download Demo
Directory - Multi-purpose Classifieds WordPress Theme
Directory is a multi-purpose classifieds and directory WordPress theme that is ready for almost any type of project. Thanks to the multiple demos, you can quickly set up your website and get it ready for your directory listings. Alternatively, you can take your time with a more custom approach and use the drag-and-drop page builder to design your own layout. With the Directory theme, whatever type of items you want to list it won’t be a problem.Download Demo
Classiads - Classifieds WordPress Theme
Classiads has been around for a while now and due to this, the feature list of this popular directory WordPress theme has grown considerably. For 2016 and the latest version of this theme, you now get two modern demos to choose from, a drag-and-drop layout builder, full Google Maps integration, and a number of ways to monetize your website.Download Demo
Atlas - Directory and Listings WordPress Theme
Whether you want to add the listings to your directory website yourself or let your visitors submit their own entries, the Atlas WordPress theme gives you plenty of options. With a modern design that includes front-end submission forms, your directory website will have a professional look and feel that will help boost its credibility among your target audience.Download Demo
FlatAds - Classified Directory WordPress Theme
If the ongoing flat design trend appeals to you then the FlatAds classified WordPress theme will be of interest. Not only does this theme look good, but it also has all the features you need to build an income generating directory website with WordPress. This includes payment processor integration, community building tools, lots of settings and options, plus much more.Download Demo
Superlist - Classifieds and Directory WordPress Theme
Superlist includes a selection of listing formats and templates that will suit a range of different types of directories. Therefore, if you want to publish listings for many different entities, Superlist is a good choice. When it comes to monetizing your listings website, the Superlist theme makes it easy to create multiple pricing packages and collect payments from your visitors through services like PayPal.Download Demo
Point Finder - Online Directory and Classifieds WordPress Theme
With over 2,000 sales so far, Point Finder has a proven track record when it comes to helping people create a directory website with WordPress. With a handful of demos covering a range of different types of directory or listings websites, this is certainly a flexible option. If you want even more control over how your new website looks and functions, the powerful Visual Composer drag-and-drop page builder is included in the Point Finder theme package.Download Demo
Search & Go - Modern & Smart Directory WordPress Theme
Search and Go is a powerful directory theme for WordPress that includes everything you need, all in one package. Unlike some of the other items in this collection of the best directory WordPress themes, Search and Go doesn’t complicate things with countless options, settings, and premium plugins. Instead, Search and Go takes a more simplified approach that will help you get your website up and running as quickly as possible.Download Demo
Service Finder - Service and Business Listing WordPress Theme
Service Finder is an advanced directory theme that allows you to create a self-service listings website where your visitors can sign up and start adding their own entries. The listings can be easily categorized and then filtered according to their classification in order to help visitors find exactly what they're looking for. The Google Maps and custom markers also make finding listings in a certain area straightforward.Download Demo
Classiera - Classified and Directory WordPress Theme
With eight homepage demos to choose from, Classiera could be one of the most competitive options in this collection of the best directory WordPress themes. Depending on which demo you choose, your new listings website could feature an animated slideshow on the homepage, an interactive Google Map, or a selection of your best listings.Download Demo
ProList - Elegant Directory and Classifieds WordPress Theme
ProList provides you with a high-quality design for your listings website and by combining it with the recommended WordPress plugins, you can create an online directory of any type. Thanks to the clean and clear appearance, this is one of the easiest classifieds and directory WordPress themes for your visitors to use.Download Demo
MyCity - Geolocation Classifieds and Directory WordPress Theme
MyCity is one of the most feature-rich items in this collection of the best directory and classifieds WordPress themes. When setting up your online directory with this theme, you’ll have so many options available, you’ll be spoilt for choice. From an easy way to earn Uber affiliate income, to displaying coupon code widgets, there isn’t much you can’t do with the MyCity WordPress theme.Download Demo
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