We’re renaming the Citadela Directory plugin to Citadela Listing

We’re renaming the Citadela Directory plugin to Citadela Listing

Big changes are happening to our Citadela plugin family. We’re releasing a significant update to Citadela Directory, and at the same time, we’re renaming the plugin to Citadela Listing.

Citadela Directory plugin is currently the best listing plugin for Gutenberg. It uses only standard WordPress functionality and enables you to use the full potential of WordPress editor to create pages and administer individual items.

Welcome Citadela Listing

We’re renaming the Citadela Directory plugin to Citadela Listing. Why do we do so? Citadela Listing plugin is a new update to a directory functionality that allows you to use items to create business directory websites and add ANY listing items. With the Citadela Listing plugin, you’re able to create:

  • classified website
  • job listing website
  • food listing website
  • portfolio website
  • real estate listing website
  • car dealer website
  • tour operator website
  • …..
  • and of course, business directory websites

Possibilities are endless. Again, this is just the first version of the Citadela Listing plugin, and more outstanding features are coming.

First of all, we haven’t removed any existing features nor abandoned development of new directory features such as Events or Special Offers. These complex features are currently under development and implemented in the Citadela Listing plugin in the upcoming months.

Tons of hidden under the hood changes happened during this big switch. There are also some new features that you can use straight away:

  • Each item can now have an image gallery. This is a highly requested feature and uses standard WordPress core functions.
  • You have more control over image dimensions in item lists. Your portoflio created using the Citadela Listing plugin will look amazing. Again, possibilities are now endless as you can use all these settings on your business directory website as well.

Renaming the plugin is just a cosmetic change, but this change will enable you to remember that the plugin is no longer a business directory plugin only. It’s a universal listing plugin you can use for any website.

What new features are planned for Citadela Listing?

Our goal is to make Citadela Listing plugin the best plugin for Gutenberg and the best universal listing plugin. Period. 

Shortly after this new release we will be introducing “Item Types” to the Citadela Listing plugin. With Item Types, you’ll define your item type, let’s say portfolio and job offers. These types will work separately. For instance, if you’re a marketing agency, you can display portfolio items on one page and then job offers on another one. 

The sweet thing is that you’ll be able to use all current features for all types, such as item extension, filters, advanced filters or maps. You’ll build your item type. You’ll have complete control.

I’m sure you’re excited about this great news, guys. The New Citadela Listing plugin is free for all our current customers. If you’re not yet our customer, please purchase one of our memberships for a discounted price today.

21 thoughts on “We’re renaming the Citadela Directory plugin to Citadela Listing

  1. Hey Martin!

    what a surprise! Cant wait to see more changes!

    But, please add a item categoy, item location block to the items special page…so visitiors see both if they land on the page without using the search tool.

    Thanks and great work!
    Denis

    1. Hello,

      OK, Denis, thank you for your observation and compliments. We like your idea of how this feature would come in useful to you. Our engineers have put this on the roadmap, and we expect to roll it out in the near future. Keep in touch! It was so good to see you again.

      Have a good day!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

    1. Hello Samara,

      Thanks for asking. Yes you can switch from Business Finder+ to Citadela Listing: https://www.ait-themes.club/citadela-doc/migration-from-other-ait-directory-themes/

      Kind regards!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

  2. Thanks. But you are talkign about the pluging right (citadela listing)?
    What about Citadela Directory Theme, is compatible with Bussibess Finder?

    1. Hello Samara,

      Thank you for getting back on this. I am talking about both products, Directory listing activated when used Citadela theme. All available features are going migrate from Business Finder+ to Citadela settings.

      If you encounter some issues during migration procedure feel free to contact our support forum where our technicians are ready to answer you most efficiently even as quickly as possible when you decide on a priority question (obviously within a few working hours). Customer Support is provided during working days from 8am to 5pm Central European Time.

      Have a good day!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

  3. You guys are amazing! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

    Thank you for always being ahead of the market. A listing plug-in is what I’m looking for.

    Will we be able to create a marketplace like Etsy with this?

    Thank you ☺️

    1. Hello there,

      Thank you for compliments. Feature that would allow you to create marketplace portal is not available at this moment. It requires some more investigation as ready made feature by WooCommerce comes as a premium product (and currently we search for the solution to offer built-in feature that comes at no additional costs).

      Thanks for your understanding and patience.

      Have a good day!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

  4. Hello
    I understand that you are proud of your work on Citadela. Please do not ignore people that not want to use it.
    Update other themes that 1000s of people have engaged there businesses with like Directory Pro. This one is less and less updated and seems that you have no time for it any more.
    The last updates were minor updates as to say that there is no future for it

    1. Hello,

      Thanks so much for your feedback, Nida. We can understand how some features would work really well for your business. Unfortunately, it’s not something that’s in our future plans at this time. The big majority of our newest customers ask us to manage their needs based on Gutenberg editor. And yet, there is also another reason why we have started with Citadela product family. WordPress 6 is planned to be released in December 2021 with major features like the possibilities to edit the whole website using WordPress blocks. WordPress is changing. And last but not least, it is our core business to keep our products up-dated with newest WordPress CMS updates.

      Anyhow, if that or something else changes, we might rethink your suggestion. In the meantime, I hope you continue to enjoy our service!

      I hope I have put your mind somewhat at ease. If you have any more questions feel free to contact our Ait-Themes Team.

      Have a good day!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

  5. Hi. Im using Business finder on my directory. Im trying to install Citadela Directory Theme and its showing this error:

    Installing theme from uploaded file: citadela-directory-layout-19 (1).zip
    Unpacking the package…

    Installing the theme…

    The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.

    Theme installation failed.

    1. Hello Samara,

      Thanks for getting back on this.
      Please kindly note that Citadela layout works with Citadela theme. I order to by able import layout you should install also Citadela PRO plugin. In order to get full access of pre-designed layout we recommend to use also Citadela Listing plugin.

      Should you have further questions, please contact us via https://system.ait-themes.club/support/add-question
      Customer Support is provided during working days from 8am to 5pm Central European Time
      or
      please check our knowledge base and/or documentation with video tutorials:
      https://www.ait-themes.club/ait-themes-documentation/

      Kind regards!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

    2. An additional answer: the documentation about how to import layout you’ll find at: https://www.ait-themes.club/citadela-doc/import-layouts/

      Best!

  6. Hello, what about events listing? Im still waiting for this option to switch from Event theme to citadela
    Thanks

    1. Hello Aki,

      Thanks for asking. Events feature is currently in progress and should be available by the end of this months or from beginning of August.

      Thanks for your patience.

      Kind regards!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

      1. Any update on this? Your timeline was end of July or beginning of August and yet yesterday you added a link to someone else’s event plugin into our admin.

  7. Hi! Is there anyway to upload my own category icons for Citadela Directory? Non of the icons are related to my business.

    1. Hello there,

      Thanks for asking. We are sorry, this feature is in progress, should be available within coming days/weeks.

      Best regards!
      Zlakto
      AIT team

  8. hi! I just changed my blog them from Business Finder to Citadela Directory. Im having issus with ITEMS permalinks. When I updated any Item, change the permalink and add a number 2 at the end.

    1. Hello Samara,

      many thanks for writing in.
      We’d like kindly ask you to check our knowledge base and/or documentation with video tutorials:
      https://www.ait-themes.club/ait-themes-documentation/
      Or Feel free to post your request directly via our dedicated support ticket system. Please login into your account at https://system.ait-themes.club/support/add-question
      Our technicians are ready to answer you most efficiently even as quickly as possible when you decide on a priority question (obviously within a few working hours). Customer Support is provided during working days from 8am to 5pm Central European Time.

      Have a good day!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

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