Directory Migrations WordPress Plugin

One Click Content Migration
Compatible themes: Categories: BusinessFinder+ City Guide Directory+ Event Guide FoodGuide

Translated into 28 languages

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Migrate content of your Directory or Business Finder based portals with ease to City Guide theme. This plugin prevents your from copying items, categories, locations, etc. manually.

CreatedJanuary 16, 2015
Last UpdateDecember 7, 2017
WordPress 4.9.x
Translated Languages 27
Compatible Browsers IE9+, Chrome, Firefox, Safari
GDPR Compliant yes
v2.10 December 7, 2017
- Update: Fixed migration of posts and terms from WPML to AIT Languages plugin
v2.9 October 24, 2016
- Update: Plugin compatibility 
v2.8 October 10, 2016
- New: Redesign of plugin admin page
- Update: POT translation files
v2.7 June 2, 2016
- Added: Support for BusinessFinder+ theme
- Added: Migration of special offers to new format
v2.6 April 12, 2016
- Added: Migration support for foodguide theme
- Update: Updated POT translation files
v2.5 March 22, 2016
- Fixed: Post WPML translations migration to correct language
v2.4 February 4, 2016
- Updated: Plugin activation, on activation plugin checks for supported themes
- Updated: Map address, removed characters breaking javascript after migration
v2.3 January 21, 2016
- Updated: Migrating item meta for cityguide theme
- Added: Maping functions for eventguide theme
- Fixed: Fixed web address meta option. Automatically adding http:// when missing
- Fixed: Address conversion to utf-8 encoding
v2.2 November 24, 2015
- Updated: Updated automatic item counts
- Updated: Updated item queries
v2.1 November 12, 2015
- Updated: Updated log file location
- Fixed: Admin notices on plugin activation
v2.0 November 3, 2015
- Updated: Plugin refactored
- Updated: Updated migration functions
- Updated: Updated ui
- Added: Migration progress log file
v0.10 August 18, 2015
- Fix: Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in ait-directory-migrations/admin/migratePage.php on line 255
- Fix: Icons from Item's Categories and Locations migrates properly now
- Tweak: UI and UX improvements
v0.9 July 7, 2015
- Update: Updated pot translation files
v0.8 July 1, 2015
- Fixed: Escaping cyrilic characters
- Update: All translations are now handled by AIT Languages plugin
v0.7 June 2, 2015
- Added: Translations in 24 languages
v0.6 April 21, 2015
- Tweak: normalized names of files and text domains
v0.5 February 12, 2015
fix: featured images migration
v0.4 February 10, 2015
- skip existing post
- users migration
v0.3 February 4, 2015
- reviews migration
- fixes
v0.2 January 21, 2015
update plugin structure
v0.1 January 16, 2015
release beta version

Available Plugin Features

  • Migrate your old data from Directory and Business finder themes to our new directory themes
  • You can migrate Items, Item Categories, Item Locations and Reviews (Item Reviews must be already installed)
  • Migrate your existing users to new packages
  • WPML compatibility to migrate from your WPML translated site (AIT Langauges plugin must be already installed)
  • In case something went wrong, the log file of whole process will be available throughout migration

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Comments (75)

  1. TomTom


    the elements are not visible on the map, because the “streetview” setting of all elements is “on”. If I set the “streetview” setting “off” the element is visible on the map.
    AND at this time I set it “off” the element catagorie produced a new catagorie with the language tag.

    For example:

    Streetview is on of all elements:

    categroies –> Flugschule (300)

    Streetview of 5 elements is “off”:

    categroies –> Flugschule (295)
    Flugschule-de (5)

    Best regards

    1. Martin Kotys

      Hi Tom,

      Please post all detail you find on our support forum, Zoli is the author of this plugin, he’ll have a look at all the possible issues and implement them into the plugin.


  2. Dan R

    I tested the plugin and reverted back to the old theme. Keep working on it. svp

    A true migrate would also keep my theme colour and font choices. All the links to
    my photos are lost, need those too.

    Surely I do not want days of rebuilding after I just bought the theme AGAIN. There has to be benefits here to an upgrade.


    1. Martin Kotys

      Hey Dan,

      Many thanks for your message. Migration plugin will only migrate your items, categories, locations and users. It won’t migrate all settings such as colors, backgrounds and so on.

      Have a great day,

  3. João

    I´m currently using Businessfinder in my website.
    We´re preparing to build a new one based on the City guide.
    Is the migration plugin able to migrate all the url structure?
    What i need to know is: the rankings and seo we currently have, still the same when migrate, or will it be lost?


    1. Martin Kotys


      Thanks for your message. URLs will stay the same, you can use the Migration Plugin to migrate all your items, categories and so on.

      Have a great day,

      1. Julie

        migration plugin.. Can I use business finder, food guide, event guide and city guide all in 1 website? Will it migrate them all together or just the data?

        1. Zlatko

          Hello Julie,
          thanks for interesting in our directory themes. We are sorry, they can be used only in WP Multisite installation only. Migration plugin was designed to convert directory website based on our old directory themes into the newest ones. Anyhow, you should be able to switch between the themes without loosing some of data. Please kindly note that not each of mentioned themes doesn’t uses the same custom post types and elements due to design reason point of view.
          Thanks for understanding.

  4. Dmitry

    What about “comments” and “raitings”? Is the migration plugin able to migrate them too? bad if not, because it’s very hard to write it again one by one…

    1. Martin Kotys

      Hi Dmitry,

      Ratings can be migrated with the plugin. Comments are currently not supported, but we can add in that functionality in future release.

      Have a great day,

    1. Martin Kotys

      Hi Steve,

      Thank you for your message. This plugin will migrate all your items, categories, locations and reviews from Directory and Business Finder themes into our newest City Guide theme.

      Have a great day,

    1. Martin Kotys

      Hi Neol,

      Many thanks for your message, unfortunately we don’t do any custom design or development work due to capacity reasons. You can contact a local web developer with this enquiry.


  5. Oliver Troch

    Hi, i want to import items and cat from another website (database). I build a new with cityguide. Is this also possible?

    Saludos Oliver

    1. Martin Kotys

      Hi Oliver,

      Thank you for your message. You can use our CSV Import / Dxport plugin for that purpose:
      Directory Migrations plugin will only migrate data from our older directory theme to City Guide, it won’t migrate your data from a 3rd party website.

      Have a great day,

  6. Conny

    I have installed the City Guide them and imported my items form the Directory theme, but the items are not visible on the map, neither are they searchable.
    Do I need to consider anything specific?

    If I have to reenter all items as services I would rather stay with the old theme

    Thanks for your advice

    1. Zlatko


      Please kindly post your technical questions on our Support Forum. This will enable our dedicated support team to assist you most efficiently. The Support Forum can be accessed at:

      Please use the following link to register to our support forum:
      Your support forum account will be generated automatically.

      Thanks! Zlatko.

  7. Andrew

    Just come to drop you some thoughts.

    1) Pricing info is a bid messed for single theme, it says $40 on the Pricing and Signup page while it is $5x in demo top bar.

    2) Since we do websites for clients, a white label plug-in would be good, which shall hide all developer/author info and allow to add our own logo/branding – and allow to choose to hide some elements.

    All set, and wish you run into more success.


    1. Martin Kotys

      Hi Andrew,

      Many thanks for your message. Please see my comments below:

      1. Our themes are priced from $40. The most recent themes cost $55, but older themes cost only $50, $45 or $40.
      2. All our themes include branding settings, you can add there your logo, info and also colors.

      Have a great day,

  8. Stephen

    I am trying to migrate Directory to Directory + but when I changed to the Directory + Theme and migrated my content I lost add new items and the “items” post type completely in the WordPress admin. The items show up on the map but when you click on them it takes you to an error page. Also there are no categories or locations, I am not sure they are migrating with the plugin. I click on it to migrate but the page doesn’t do anything.

    I really want to upgrade to Directory Plus can somebody help me or can I pay somebody on your team to do this for me. It is an impossible task with the migrations plugin.

    1. Martin Kotys

      Hi Stephen,

      Please kindly post your technical questions on AitThemes Support system.
      This will enable our dedicated support team to assist you most efficiently.

      The Support system can be accessed at:


  9. Parag Pathare

    Hi there, i am half way thru the migration attempt on my dev env ( Two days ago i purchased premium membership and i understand that premium membership does offer all the plugins required for Directory + sold at envato.
    The above plugin does reflect compatibility to directory+ theme, however in the available features it says only Biz finder & City guide.

    The purpose of buying Premium membership was to get all the plugins required for Directory+ which per the explanation of plugins under premium membership clearly gives this impression.

    I just need your double confirmation that all the AIT Directory plugins available under Premium membership will work for Directory plus theme purchased from envato. Please confirm.


    1. Zlatko

      thanks for your question. Yes, all the plugins that you’ll get as a premium member are compatible with Directory+ theme – here is the list:
      Please kindly note, that also all new plugins and themes for example AIT Event plugin (coming soon) will be compatible with the Directory+ theme.
      Hope this will help.
      Have an awesome day!

  10. noor

    hi, after updating my site from to directory+ i use migrations plug it to move items, does i need to clean up the database old table from the old directory theme ?
    i have more than 1000 items the site very slow now

    1. Zlatko

      please post your issue at our dedicated support forum. It will enable answer you to most efficiently. In the meantime please have a look at the article:
      Kind regards, Zlatko.

    1. Zlatko

      Hi Nicole,
      yes, you can find them here:
      Thanks, have a nice day!

  11. Marta

    I would like to ask you if in the directory+ is there a way to reorder the items different than the published date.

    Thank you very much.

    1. Zlatko

      thanks for contacting us. Yes, all of our recent directory themes /Directory+, City Guide, Event Guide/ has the options to display items by:
      Random, Creation date, Alphabetically or Top Rated.
      Should you have further questions, feel free to contact us.

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Daniel,

      we are sorry, we do not have such a plugin. Migration plugin transfers data from old Directory theme or Business Finder directory theme.

      Have a nice day,

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Graham,
      thanks for asking, we do not offer such a kind of service except the following Thanks for understanding.
      Best regards,

  12. Rusman

    Hi, i tried this migration plugin, to migrate items from old direction theme to the direction theme +. The migration works! But it does not migrate goole map point, addresses, reviews, opening hours ect.. see my ticket here:

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Rusman,
      please kindly post your question in our support forum which will enable answer you to most efficiently.
      Thanks for understanding.
      In the meantime i could advice you to have a look at our docs:

    1. Zlatko

      Helo Abdul,

      thanks for your message. We are just hardly working on brand new Business Finder+ theme /upgrade that you’ll get for free/ and should be available from 1st June. Please have a look at Directory+ functionality that is similar to our newest theme that we are intended to release:
      Best regards,

  13. Stephanos

    Hello, I used the directory+ theme. I download the Directory Migrations plugin but it not work.
    “Current theme is not compatible with Directory Migrations plugin :(“

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Stephanos,
      Please kindly post your theme-regarding question at our support forum which will enable answer you to most efficiently. You must have registered the product’s purchase code /in the section My Account -> Subscription/.
      In the meantime feel free to check also our documentation.
      Have a great day,

  14. Marcos

    hello. i have my website on web 2.0 plugin (link below), but I did not like. It`s possible migrate to theme Directory by AIT without losing data? tks

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Marcos,
      thanks for asking – directory migrations plugin doesn’t support a 3rd party themes, it can be used for data migration form old versions of Directory and Business Finder themes.
      But there might be a solution – try to export data into CSV /excel/ file and then you might be interesting in CSV Import procedure by using our another product – here is how:
      Should you have further questions, feel free to contact us back.
      Best regards,

  15. Frank

    Hi, I’m migrating since yesterday. It takes ages. Only when I refresh I see that it still working or when I click migrate again it goes on. Do I have any settings wrong. I expected half n hour not 3 days.
    Thank you

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Frank,

      thanks for asking. The more items to more time it takes as the plugin performs also check on duplicity etc … It also depends on speed of server, the qty of data etc … Should you need the detailed technical info, please contact our dedicated support forum.

      Best, Zlatko

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Eric,
      I’d like to kindly ask you to check our knowledge base and/or documentation |
      or post technical question directly in our support ticket system. Please log in to your account
      Best, Zlatko

  16. Shibby


    I know this is the wrong place, however, I need to know how to install the paypal recurring payment option? I purchased the theme from ThemeForest some time ago and everything was fine with Directory, however, since I’ve migrated to Directory+ I can’t set up packages for payments 🙁 Please help.


    1. Zlatko

      I’d like to kindly ask you to check our knowledge base and/or documentation |
      or post technical question directly in our support ticket system. Please log in to your account
      Secondly, please note that payment plugins are sold separately, and as we offer Directory package for a special price today, please consider to buy it.

  17. Thomas Marshall

    I am currently managing a Directory site that is version 2.8. What is the current stable version. my site is
    Is it safe to update both WP version and new version of directory theme. Thanks.

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Thomas,
      thanks for asking. You have Directory theme that is no more available on the market, therefore no support provided. But you have an option to upgrade to Directory+ theme that use different framework. We have migration plugin (free) and the following instruction how to proceed it:
      Best regards,

  18. Maslak Bilgi

    Hello there
    I bought the City Guide theme. But for us, the LANGUAGE plug-in is unfortunately not in the theme. Do you need to return the current offer and get a $ 99 package? Could you give me an idea immediately? What kind of way do I have to follow.

    1. Zlatko

      thanks for purchasing one of our products. If you have purchased the product by mistake (you were not aware of the fact that theme comes as a SINGLE product that doesn’t includes all plugins) you should follow these steps:
      Please do not forget to mention also the reason of your refund request.
      Kind regards,

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Nikos,

      yes, it is possible, for more info please have a look at the answer posted a week ago at:

      Have a great day!

  19. Roteiro


    I have old Directory theme and wish to upgrade to Directory+.

    Question: how much would it cost for you to do the all migtation job?

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Roteiro,

      thanks for asking and interesting in Directory+ theme.
      Firstly, we have create migration plugin available for free, here is the link to documentation: and/or
      we are sorry, we don’t offer an additional service related to websites of themes users except the following ones: . In general, support covers mainly finding of solutions for problems in theme and help users use the product, if there is a bug we’ll fix it as soon as possible. Unfortunately we are not capable working on user’s custom websites.
      Thanks for understanding.
      Best regards!

  20. Karl Hansen


    I’m running a directory listing site with around +500 listings and an event calender all in three languages (English, French, Italian using WPML). I use Listify from Astoundify and Event Calendar Pro from Modern Tribe. I’m willing to give it a try looking at another solution.
    1) Any solutions for migration
    2) Languages
    3) Event Calendar functions


    1. Zlatko

      Hello Karl,
      thanks for interesting in our directory products.
      1) we are sorry, we have no such a migration plugin
      2) Languages are available by using AIT Languages plugin:
      3) Event Calendar is not available by default.
      Kind regards!

  21. Burt Johnson

    During Black Friday cyber week sale you offered a lifetime membership for $225 that I tried to purchase and we exchanged email. Have you found a way for me to pay you and you to set my account as lifetime.

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Burt,

      thanks a lot for getting back on this. You’ll be contacted directly by our account manager with the option to buy Lifetime membership via invoice and bank transfer.

      Kind regards!

  22. Jaime

    Hello, I really like your themes, currently, I have a website that is a directory of accommodations developed with cutenews and I would like to know if any of your plugins can transfer my data from one system to another.

    I await your comments, thank you.

    Best regards

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Jaime,
      thanks for interesting in our directory products.
      We have created migration plugin thanks to which you can migrate data from our previous /old/ themes like Directory and Business Finder to the newest ones. Therefore, once you are using the different / a 3rd party developer’s theme/ it is not possible. Anyhow, i would advice you to trying to manage /export/ your current data into .csv file format and consequently to import data by using the plugin: . How to work with you can find at:
      Hope it will help you.
      Kind regards!

  23. Yann


    In previous version of Directory (v1) it was possible to add custom field to items directly by editing the “dir-item.neon” file.
    The migration tool did not migrate the datas in Directory Plus, many items are incomplete know (also they are in database)…

    How should I do that ?

    Thank you

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Yann,
      thank you for contacting us back.
      Directory+ theme has been created based on our framework (II) and once you’d like to create custom fields you should contact an experienced wordpress developer/designer.
      We are sorry, we don’t offer any additional services related to websites of themes users except the following ones: . In general, support covers mainly finding of solutions for problems and helps to users to find the way how to use any of our products. And if there is a bug we’ll fix it as soon as possible. Unfortunately we are not capable working on user’s custom websites. But we have created and keep working on adding knowledge base, please kindly have a look at:

      Please read the license regarding theme modification at:
      We don’t have documentation for our framework, because we don’t allow modify the framework source code.
      Anyhow, you can still manage and change CSS and HTML customization, we have created knowledge base in order to help our clients once they are intended to create unique websites:

      Thanks for understanding.
      Best regards!

  24. findhelp

    I’m thinking about migrating to a new directory system… I have many thousands of listings, and the data is in a spreadsheet with custom fields that have Boolean values (i.e. 1 if the custom field option is selected, 0 if not). There’s not enough info in your descriptions of the product for me to determine if it will work for me. Please contact me

    1. Zlatko

      Hi there,

      thank you for asking. Please consider CSV Import Export plugin – you should have your data in CSV format according the following instructions:
      We are sorry, we have no other migration tools except the one that provides migration data from our older directory themes to the newest ones.

      Hope it will help you.
      Best regards!

  25. Brad

    My site currently runs the Atlas Directory theme. It is possible to import the business names and addresses so I can upgrade to your theme?

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Brad,
      thanks for asking and interesting in our directory products.
      Unfortunately we have no migration plugin that would offer importing data from Atlas directory theme. Anyhow, please consider the following option:
      As you’ve probably noticed, we have created CSV Import Export plugin for Items custom post types (business listing). You should export your data from the current theme into .csv format in order to get the following structure as it is described in the documentation page:
      Consequently you are able to import those data by using mentioned plugin:
      Hope it will help you.

  26. redlo

    Hello, It can be used to migrate from the plugin Business Directory Plugin ? >

    Thank you

    1. Zlatko

      thanks for asking. Directory Migrations plugin can’t be used with mentioned plugin as we have created it in order to transfer/migrate data from our old directory themes like Directory and Business Finder (created on our old Framework I).
      Please consider store your data in .csv formal according the documentation: and use CSV Import Export plugin:
      I hope it will help you.
      Best regards!

  27. Josh

    I’m currently in the process of updating from the old directory theme to the new one. I’m using the migration tool, but it’s taking an extremely long time to perform the migration. I only have 800 items, so I’m not sure why it’s taking so long. Is this normal. Right now it’s saying the completion is 10 hours.

    1. Zlatko

      Hello Josh,
      thanks for contacting us back. Please contact our support team directly at: in order to let them have a look closer at your issue.
      Our technicians are ready to help you with any theme-regarding issue: Customer Support is provided during working days from 8am to 5pm Central European Time. If you have not created Ait Themes Club account yet, please use this form: and post your technical question directly in our support ticket system. Please log in to your account . In general support covers mainly finding of solutions for problems in theme and help users use the product, if there is a bug we’ll fix it as soon as possible.
      Thanks for understanding.
      Kind regards!

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