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DIRECTORYPRESS FOR WORDPRESS

WEBSITE DIRECTORY CREATION MADE SIMPLE

Website directory themes for WordPress are rare, and until DirectoryPress was released, there were no viable options for anyone wishing to create a serious directory with monetization capabilities.

So, what does DirectoryPress have to offer and can it really help your business?

Money making features

  • Each member will have there own account area, where they can edit and update their listings.
  • You can set-up one off , weekly, monthly or annual pricing for listings. And of course free listings options are also available.
  • Different prices can be set-up for individual categories.
  • You can manually set-up package expiry dates.
  • HTML descriptions, image uploading, custom fields (address, social, etc), and google maps can be turned on or off as needed.
  • Custom names and descriptions are easily set-up.
  • You can further monetize your DirectoryPress website by selling advertising space.

Listings and advertising features

  • Header, footer and left and right sidebar advertising slots can be quickly updated via your administrator control panel.
  • Advertising slots can be set-up per category.
  • Automatic thumbnail generation tools.
  • Custom HTML descriptions for categories.
  • Expired listings can be automatically deleted.
  • User and administrator image uploading , with admin resizing and cropping tools.
  • Custom fields.
  • HTML editor for further control of your site’s look.
  • Featured highlighted listings options.
  • Contact form.
  • Hits counter.

Website administration features (no coding skills required)

  • There are over 25 templates to choose from ranging from simple text headers to more complex designs.
  • Google Maps Integration.
  • Parts of the theme you don’t want to use can be turned on and off as needed.
  • Choose from 1000s of WordPress plugins for SEO, security, etc, etc.
  • Product importing from Amazon, Ebay and Datafeedr. Listings can also be uploaded using CSV files (excel spreadsheets).
  • Sales per month chart.
  • Unlimited Listings, Articles, Pages, Categories, Tags, etc.
  • Template Editor
  • Regional settings to change currency, language, and date format, with built-in contact forms.

Directorypress features built-in support for:

Paypal
Google Checkout
WorldPay
2Co
SagePay
MoneyBookers
AlertPay
eWay
CC Avenue
PayWeb
PayFast
Authorize.net

In closing

Realistically, if you’re going to start a website directory with WordPress, this is the only option that will be able to handle the needs of someone looking to make a profit from their site.

Not all the theme templates will appeal to everyone, but they have a wide selection and there are several which look a lot more professional than those used on some successful website directories out there.

Remember, you don’t have to build all-encompassing directories. Niche directories are a good way to maximize the interest in, and financial potential of, your website.

DirectoryPress  has an open source code,  and purchasing it gives you unlimited installs, free updates and support.

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