WordPress Directory Plugin

Adds directory blocks & features to any WordPress theme
Compatible themes: Categories: 3rd Party Themes Citadela
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Citadela WordPress Directory plugin knows everything you need to turn your standard website into listing portal. It will allow you to add unlimited listing items, categorize them to locations and categories. You can show them on map, filter and search. Everything is nicely integrated to WordPress block editor. This WordPress Directory plugin can be used with any WordPress theme compatible with blocks editor.

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Spice up your Business Website or Blog with WordPress Directory Plugin

Thanks to Citadela WordPress Directory plugin, you can turn Citadela and any standard WordPress theme into portal website. Create Directory portal, Business directory, Listing website, Local guide and much more. Or you can add directory features to ANY ordinary WordPress website. Simply activate the plugin and start using all unique directory blocks.

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“The only limit is your creativity”
Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress

Ideas how to use directory plugin for WordPress website

There are many ways for regular sites on how to use WordPress plugin for directory listing. We put some ideas to inspire you. Many of them are perfect for bloggers or some non-commercial projects. WordPress directory plugin is flexible, and you can add it to any subpage even inside the blog post.

  • List of branches on your business website
  • Pins with places you’ve been to on your travel blog
  • Places to visit near your hotel or B&B Wedding venue & church right on the map
  • Upcoming events around you
  • Best coffee places in your city

Create as many listing and items as you want. Categorized them and then show them on the map. Citadela plugin for directory features has options to use GoogleMap. WordPress directory plugin has also OpenStreetMap, which is free to use.

Fast to set up

Easy to manage

Simple to learn for beginners

Familiar for advanced users

Standard for developers

The code follows WordPress best practices

Create Directory Website with Avada, Divi or any other WordPress theme.

Outstanding compatibility will let you add Directory Blocks to any modern, well-coded WordPress theme. Citadela WordPress Directory Plugin contains nothing but standard WordPress code and follows WordPress best practices. It lets you easily create posts and pages with pins on the map, categories & search.

Layout variability

Default arrangement of blocks can be changed as you like. Remove blocks you don’t need, add more blocks and move them around the page. With blocks, layout variability of any page on your website is truly outstanding.

Straight-forward block settings

Block Toolbar & Inspector are two places where you find most of your setting, even those previously found in Theme Options. This change has made settings easily accessible and very convenient to work with.

Directory blocks in Blog Posts?

This is something that wasn’t possible before. You can use some of the directory elements within a Blog Post. Imagine how awesome your blog would be with a map, item lists and search forms. Outrank your competitors with this new, unique and appealing approach.

Directory WordPress Blocks

Added by Citadela WordPress Directory Plugin

WordPress block editor called Gutenberg has changed the way websites are built. Better compatibility, wide universal use, more customization, great, time proven features & functionalities – all in one place, in a form of blocks. That’s amazing!

You can also use Citadela Directory blocks together with Elementor inside WordPress editor using Elementor Blocks for Gutenberg plugin. This opens you even greater possibilities to create new amazing websites.

Special Pages for listing plugin

Generated automatically by Citadela Directory Plugin for WordPress. Business directory functionality in this plugin for WordPress adds new custom post types. Items and Special Pages. Special Pages create automatically all required pages with objects of directory features for the front-end of a website.

Search results

Item detail page

Item category page

Item location page

Monetize your website with Directory Subscriptions

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Create and manage a directory listing plan

Allow business owners to sign up for a plan and submit their listings. There are several ways of creating a listing plan. The business owner can start with a trial subscription or pay a starting fee. Renewal period can be set to days, weeks, months or years. Subscription will automatically end after a predefined amount of time. Everything is under your control.

Sell a Listing Plan

Create a page using blocks to promote the listing plan to your visitors. It is a standard page where you can show your product. Tell your visitors all the vital information about why they should pay you. There are many blocks available in our Citadela Blocks plugin and Gutenberg editor. Display subscription name, description and price by adding Featured Product or using Citadela Price Table block.

Payments and billing

Shopping and payment process is managed with WooCommerce. There are ready to use payment gateways like Amazon Pay, Paypal, Stripe and many others. You have endless possibilities.

More reasons to get Citadela Directory Plugin

 

Responsive design for all screen sizes

 

Increase in website speed

 

Ready for SEO

 

Inspired by our epic directory themes

Directory+, Business Finder+, Event Guide, City Guide & FoodGuide

With more than 247k+ sales

We’re listening to your feedback regarding directory features since 2013, that’s when our first Directory theme has been released.

It’s 6 years of improvements based on real life experiences from people like you.

Migrations from our current directory themes

Already have a listing website filled with items? Smooth, automatic migration from FrameWork 2 Ait themes Directory+, Business Finder+, Event Guide, Food Guide and City Guide is included in Citadela Listing. There’s no risk, your original data will remain intact and you can switch back to your previous theme if you like, too.

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WordPress Directory Plugin future

Citadela WordPress Directory Plugin has started off with the most essential functionality necessary for building good quality website, whether it is business or listing. However, this plugin will grow to include blocks that will enable you to build much more sophisticated directory portals or business listings.

New features released

Lately, during a couple of months, we released several significant updates. They brought new features and integration. Now you can use free OpenStreetMap instead of GoogleMap paid version. Another nice feature is Blog Post On The Map. For all travelers, events articles writers or any review websites can choose to display WordPress Posts on the map.

There’ll be more soon…

We have in plan packages management, package membership payments, listing reviews and claim listing features. We’ll be also working on superior search forms & filters, block for reviews as well as more functionalities for events listing.

Who made it happen?

This item was created, developed and prepared for you by the following team of great designers and developers:

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Peter

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Ivan

Documentation
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DDJ

Position: Founder & Senior Designer
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Cifro

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Comments (59)

  1. Dan

    Does the directory plugin offer a mileage radius as part of the search?

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Dan,

      thanks for asking. We are sorry, currently km or mileage radius option is not available but we are intended to create and add it into search element asap.

      Thanks for your patience.
      Have a nice day!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

  2. Andrew

    Can custom fields be used in the directory plugin?

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Andrew,

      thanks for interesting in Citadela Directory plugin. Custom Fileds can be used in common posts by default, Item custom post types offers only the following option currently:
      “Item Categories | Item Locations | Post Attributes | Featured Image | Item Options | Excerpt | Discussion | Comments | Slug”

      Sincerely!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

  3. trevor

    hi does your citadel plugin support Elementor? does it support mapbox as opposed to google maps 🙂

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Trevor,

      thanks a lot for asking. We have in our plan to implement Elementor builder fully compatibility as well as supporting to OpenStreet maps. Both features should be available and released for the market during the half of the next year. Please stay tuned :), we provide updated features on weekly basis via newsletter: https://www.ait-themes.club/wordpress-news/
      Thanks for your understanding and patience.

      Have a nice day!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

  4. sang

    Currently using Directory NOT Directory+. Membership expired, but looking to purchase Lifetime Membership to use Citadel.

    Is there a way or tool to transfer all data from Directory theme to (Citadel+Citadel Directory plugin)?

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Sang,

      thanks a lot for contacting us back and for asking. Currently we have not such a toll for migration from Directory+ or other types of our directory themes but we definitely we’ll create it and release for the market within coming months.

      Thanks for your understanding and patience.

      Have a nice day!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

  5. Juan

    Hi
    I want to know if Citadela comes with searching capabilities based on user location. I think Directory+ has this capability.

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Juan,
      thanks for asking. Geolocation feature is currently not available. We plan to add it in the future.
      Best regards and thanks for your patience!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

  6. danno

    Hi, I need something like your citadel plugin to create a directory of music clubs in my area, but I also need to be able to create calendar events that are associated with each club. Do you have anything that would help with that?

    Thanks!
    Danno Sullivan

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Danno,

      thanks a lot for contacting us back with your request. We are sorry, event calendar feature is not available currently, but we have in our plan to extend Citadela directory plugin with this feature in some months.

      Thanks for your understanding.

      Kind regards!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

  7. Ann

    Where can I find a demo of your new Citadela Directory plugin?

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Ann,

      thanks for interesting in Citadela Directory plugin. Please have a look at the demo previus by using one of our pre-made citadela directory layouts: https://preview.ait-themes.club/citadela/directory/

      Best regards!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

  8. oLIVER

    looking to migrate from business+ directory to your new Citadela plaform. Q: Is there a tool to assist with migration?

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Oliver,

      thanks for asking.
      Citadela Directory Plugin contains automated migration of data from our old FrameWork 2 directory themes. The whole process runs automatically after the activation of the plugin. Your data is migrated from old database to the new one.

      Please note that only features which are already available within Citadela Directory Plugin are being migrated. At the moment it’s Items, Categories and Locations. Once we add more features (e.g. reviews), they will also migrate automatically. Please see our documentation for more details.
      https://www.ait-themes.club/citadela-documentation/

      Kind regards!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

    2. Zlatko

      Hello Oliver,

      please check out the answer posted at: https://www.ait-themes.club/wordpress-plugins/citadela-directory/comment-page-1/#comment-23644
      Should you have further questions, please contact us back.

      Kind regards!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

  9. Aimee

    Hi there, does the directory plugin have options for featured listings? Can you point me to sites who are using your directory? Thanks!

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Aimee,

      thanks for interesting in Citadela Directory products. Yeah, there is an option to set Item as Featured.
      Please check out following pages made with Citadela products,
      – https://wuerstelstand.tips/
      – http://jeanfrancoisdion.com/

      Have a nice day!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

  10. benydahan

    My site is in Hebrew and I want to work with writing direction from right to left. Is the template capable of working with RTL?
    I would love to help with this!

    1. Zlatko

      Hello there,

      thanks a lot for contacting us and fo asking.
      Yeah, Citadela group products (Citadela free theme, Blocks, PRO and Directory plugins) comes compatible with WPML plugin that supports RTL design as well as Hebrew language.

      Should you have further questions, please contact us back.

      Have a nice day!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

  11. Ed

    Hi is there a way to charge users to post or claim their business? Can users post and add their business from the front side? Thanks

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Ed,

      thanks for interesting in Citadela directory plugin. We are sorry, currently this option is not available. It should be added within coming months.

      Kind regards!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

  12. cityguide

    what is with the announced january update for the directory plugin with compatibility for elementor ?

    1. Zlatko

      Hello there,

      thanks for contacting us back.
      You can use benefits of Elementor blocks (as well as of the other builders like Divi etc) by using them together with Citadela directory blocks and Citadela Pro blocks in Gutenberg editor – no problem.
      Should you have further questions, please contact us back via support forum.

      Kind regards!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

  13. sdalex

    Is there a photo gallery on the organization page?
    Is it possible to distinguish an organization as a chosen one?
    Are there any reviews and ratings on the organization page?

    1. Zlatko

      Hello there,

      thanks for your questions:
      1) and 3) We are sorry, gallery images and item reviews are not included in each item custom post type, but we have a plan to add it in the future
      2) yes, you can mark up items as featured.
      Further detailed info you’ll find in the documentation page:
      https://www.ait-themes.club/citadela-documentation/#citadela-directory-plugin

      Secondly,
      probably you have noticed we have also created Directory themes based on our own AIT drag and drop Page Builder extendable with plugins and yet all mentioned above features are available and ready to use them after theme/plugins installations and settings:
      There are 5 themes (Directory+, Business Finder+, City Guide, Event Guide and Food Guide) as well as compatible plugins.
      – https://www.ait-themes.club/wordpress-themes/#translated-multilingual-themes
      – https://www.ait-themes.club/wordpress-plugins/
      Last but not least our intention is to make ready all features available also by using Citadela Directory plugin – in fact it is our main goal during this year.

      Thanks a lot for your understanding.

      Kindest regards!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

  14. Michael

    Can you add new item options? If not, will this be an option added in the future?

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Michael,

      thanks for asking. Yeah, we definitely add new options in the future. Which ones would you prefer, please?

      Kind regards!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

      1. Michael

        I guess what I meant was custom item options. That we as the admin could create and add to the site.

        1. Zlatko

          Hello Michael,

          thanks for your reply. Some options can be added by using Item Extension plugin: https://www.ait-themes.club/wordpress-plugins/item-extension/
          Further info how to set new options you’ll find in the documentation page: https://www.ait-themes.club/documentation/#item-extension-plugin

          Best regards!
          Zlatko
          AIT team

          1. Michael

            Item Extension plugin is not compatible with the Citadela Directory plugin

            1. Zlatko

              Hello Michael,

              thanks for contacting us back. I apologize for my misunderstanding. Indeed, Item Extension work with our directory products based on our previous framework II – in other words the plugin extends the following themes: Business Finder+, Directory+, City Guide, Food Guide, Event Guide.

              Regarding Citadela Directory plugin – currently we have no extension plugin, anyhow we’ll add this features in the future (coming weeks/months).

              Thanks for understanding.
              Best regards!
              Zlatko
              AIT team

  15. Charles

    Using the Citadela Directory plugin, can I modify the content in the layout of the plugin? So if I want to add a custom info features, is there a way to do that?

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Charles,

      thanks for asking. Yes, you can modify the content of layout, you can add new blocks, widgets, even Elementor blocks can be used, no problem. Directory blocks can be edited by using Elementor.

      Best regards!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

  16. Mano

    Hello,

    I’m interested in your WP Directory plugin Citadela PRO.

    We are already using other plugins in a quite complicated website and we want to upgrade.

    I have some presale questions before purchase:

    1. Can you confirm that it supports Elementor PRO so i can build Single locations & Archive templates ?
    2. Can you confirm that is compatible with WPML ?
    3. Can i use CTP UI to assign taxonomies to Locations ?
    4. Can i use ACF Pro to assign custom fields to Locations ?
    5. Is it Compatible with WP All Import Pro ?

    Thank you in advance.

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Mano,

      thanks a lot for interesting in Citadela directory group products. First of all i apologize for delayed answers:
      1. Yes, Citadela theme supports Elementor PRO plugin
      2. Theme is WPML ready and compatible
      3. Yes, for detailed info please check out the documentation page: https://www.ait-themes.club/citadela-doc/location-taxonomy/
      4. We can’t confirm it as we didn’t test the plugin,
      5. Once 3rd party developers plugin meets wordpress standards and codex it should working

      Best regards!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

      1. Mano

        Hello,

        Thank you for your reply.

        Custom Post Types, Taxonomies and Custom Fields are a must on our website because we are already using Locations with many taxonomies & Field Groups assigned to them.

        We would like to give it a try but can you confirm that if its not compatible or we have any issues we will have a refund ?

        Thank you =)

        1. Zlatko

          Hello Mano,

          thanks for getting back on this.
          Yeah, no problem, we give 10 days money back guarantee. Should you encounter any compatibility issue, please contact us back, we’ll provide refund at no questions.

          Kind regards!
          Zlatko
          AIT team

    1. Zlatko

      Hello,

      thank you for interesting in one of our products. How could we help you?
      A common way we provide communication /in English/ to our audience can be performed by posted pre-sale questions via comments or private emails only on http://www.ait-themes.CLUB. To all of our subscribers we offer an access to our dedicated support forum where we are ready to help with any theme kind of issue during website building. Customer Support is provided Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm Central European Time. The ticked system offer ajax search during writing the words throughout our video tutorials, knowledge base and documentation.

      Therefore, feel free to post your idea or any request here or via private email. We’ll be glad to hear from you again.
      Thanks for understanding.

      Have a good day!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

  17. Davinian

    Hi, like the look/idea of Citadela Directory plugin and have been testing locally – can I ask a couple of questions.

    1) Will you add Frontend Submission for Directory?
    2) In the meantime, do you have a plugin suggestion for allowing frontend submission (e.g. Gravity Forms or ACF?)
    3) Can you confirm Citadela Directory Subscription option works? As I have tested with WooCommerce and it seems to break my test site (I have raised a ticket)
    4) How would a User/Customer access/pay the Subscription? I cannot see any info in the Documentation.
    5) Directory Items List (Block) – is there a way to show/filter Listings based on the Location or Category of the “current” Listing?
    6) Is there a way to modify the Contact Form on Listings? I would like to add GDPR/Privacy and Terms agreement tick box.
    7) I see a question above ACF (Advance Custom Fields) above – I would like to add photo gallery to Listing, can you confirm you will add option in future or should I test with ACF for now?

    Thanks in advance for you help/advice.
    Regards, David

    1. Zlatko

      Hello David,

      thanks for additional questions:
      1) Currently we have no plan to implement frontend submission as currently we focus on adding all common features we used to offer with our “older” directory themes and plugins
      2) We didn’t test them unfortunately, we have no suggestion for that
      3) After checking the ticket – looks it has been solved
      4) You should set payment gateways, please check out the instructions posted at: https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/subscriptions/payment-gateways/# and: https://docs.woocommerce.com/documentation/plugins/woocommerce/getting-started/sell-products/core-payment-options/#
      5) We are sorry, additional filtering of listing is currently not available (we should add it in the near future)
      6)+7) That’s great idea, David! Our engineers have put this on the roadmap, and we expect to roll it out in the near future. When it’s available, we’ll be sure to let you know if you subscribe for the newsletters.

      If there’s anything else We can help you with, please let us know.

      Sincerely!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

  18. Michael Kohlfürst

    Is ACF now supported by AIT DirectoryPRO -> YES| NO ?
    Does anybody have information about that in 2020?

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Michael,

      thanks for writing in. Advanced custom fields plugin doesn’t work with Directory PRO theme as it uses own database due to built-in page builder and theme options – ACF the plugin doesn’t count on it.

      Thanks for understanding.

      Best regards!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

  19. Lea

    Hi,

    Citadela directory plugin.
    Item options. Address and location.
    When you are developing this plugin, would it be possible to add box where I could put a tick – Don’t show the map ???

    Similar to … Item options. Opening hours – Show opening hours

    I was struggling with the map in the item desctiption in Directory+ theme already. There are so many possible versions of directory type websites where you don’t need to show map with the item.

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Lea,

      thanks for your feedback and interesting idea. We’ll definitely consider it and make decision.

      Kind regards!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

  20. Aki

    Hello,
    What if I dont want to install citadela on an old Business theme but want to make a new instalation from scratch, how can I export all my listings from Business+ and import them to citadela? is this possible?
    Thanks

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Aki,

      thanks for asking. There is built-in implemented feature that automatically upgrade Items custom post data to Citadela theme that are currently available and supported by Citadela Directory plugin.

      Kind regards!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

      1. Aki

        Yes but this method works only if I instal citadel on an old wp installation which already has an old business+ theme pre installed.
        But what I am asking is: how is it possible if I install citadela on a new wp installation and want to migrate listings from another installation (another domain with business+ theme) to this new installation. Is this possible?

        1. Zlatko

          Hello there,

          thanks for getting back on this. We are sorry, we have no plugin for that. You can export data by using CSV Import export plugin that you’ll find in our portfolio only.

          Kind regards!
          Zlatko
          AIT team

  21. Yehuda

    Hi, will this plugin work with Elementor Pro or only with the Elemntor plugin for Gutenberg?

    Is there a tutorial on how to make this work?

    Thanks.

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Yehuda,

      thank you for interesting in Citadela products. As it is our newest product group it is based on Gutenberg blocks. The more info you’l find in comparison table as well: https://www.ait-themes.club/website-portal-themes-comparison-blog/

      Regarding requested link to documentation page, please visit: https://www.ait-themes.club/citadela-doc/compatibility-with-elementor-and-divi/

      If there’s anything else We can help you with, please let us know.

      Kind regards!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

  22. Artur

    Hi, I have few questions. What should I buy to achievie this points:

    – Schema org markup for local business with star reviews. I want to import it from CSV – is it compatible with wp all import?
    – cities and places as category. I want to have slug like this: service/city/listing( company name )

    Here is example:
    https://dobrymechanik.pl/

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Artur,

      thanks for interesting in directory products. We would recommend you to consider creating listing portal with Directory PRO theme, Item Reviews and CSV Import Export plugins:
      – https://www.ait-themes.club/wordpress-directory-theme/
      – https://www.ait-themes.club/wordpress-plugins/#directory

      Secondly,
      the theme uses locations and categories, you can even benefit from taxonomy menu feature: https://www.ait-themes.club/doc/taxonomy-menu/.
      Regarding slug the following option is available: domain.pl/item/name of business and “item” can be also managed according the instructions at: https://www.ait-themes.club/knowledge-base/how-can-i-change-items-slug-and-slug-of-other-custom-post-types/

      If there’s anything else We can help you with, please let us know.

      Kind regards!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

  23. Ty

    Is there a way to control item clustering in the new Directory Map block, or even turn off clustering?

    1. Zlatko

      Hello there,

      thanks for contacting us back. Yes. you can manage this option in Header Map. Detailed info you’ll find in the theme documentation: https://www.ait-themes.club/doc/header-map-element/

      Kind regards!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

  24. Stacey

    Hello, I am creating a directory listing website and have installed Citadela Pro, Citadela Directory, and Citadela Farms Layout pack.

    I have been unable to find documentation for the following:

    1) How do I allow users to register with Easy Admin? I have enabled Easy Admin from the Citadela Directory settings, but how do I display the login/register form on a page so users can register?
    2) Related to the above question, where do I login to Easy Admin to see the dashboard?
    3) How do users add their own products and listings?
    4) Can I create more subscriptions so users can purchase different packages for their needs? (Example: 3 month package, 6 month package, 1 year package)

    Thank you for your time.

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Stacey,

      thanks for contacting us back.
      You are probably missing the instructions posted at: https://www.ait-themes.club/citadela-doc/directory-subscriptions/
      The main page for Citadela documentation is achievable from: https://www.ait-themes.club/citadela-documentation/

      If there’s anything else We can help you with, please let us know.

      Best regards!
      Zlatko
      AIT team

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