Posted at October 23, 2014

How DirectoryEngine helps you build your online directory business

What can DirectoryEngine do for me?

Don’t just think about the small ideas and ordinary stuff, go for something unique and not having been done before. You can use this theme to create a local directory, a specific type of business directory, a website directory, a people finder or even use it as a classified ad site.


Even if you can’t come up with an extraordinary idea, you still can make your site stand out, DirectoryEngine provides the needed tools for you to free your creativity.

How can I stand out from the crowd? I want to be a flower, not a leaf.

Take a look at the feelings first.

Since the first day, DirectoryEngine appears with a nice outfit. The design itself shows off an appealing feeling. It’s not just about making your site look good, but also making it work efficiently and enhancing the profitability of your business. Especially with the major appearance of images, your site will absolutely catch users’ eyes.


From the basic design, you can then create your own content from different built-in modules such as featured places, hot and latest places, reviews, services, testimonials, reviews, and categories. These modules can also be added to any of the sidebar areas as widgets, giving you lots of flexibility when building your homepage and other custom pages.

And the most important thing, a feature no directory site should miss: map settings. An impressive full width map is supported for you to locate all listings as well as support the search system. Of course, you can set up the default location using the geo-location feature. It will then zoom to that location whenever you use the site.


I don’t know anything about coding, can I build my own site? Can a total newbie build his own directory site?

The above information is just basic things on the surface. The more special thing is how easily you’re able to set up your site using DirectoryEngine. A lot of effort has been put into making the process as easy as possible. With the help of a page builder and WordPress’ customizer, anyone with even zero coding skill can build up a directory site the way he wants.


Just like how you play the puzzle game, simply drag and drop the content blocks to the correct position and arrange them properly right in the front-end. The modules for the page builder are also available in the form of widgets, which you can freely drag to the sidebars throughout the site.


You can easily try different arrangements to find the suitable one, which means you have saved a tons of time trying to customize the code yourself.


Can I get rich using DirectoryEngine for my business?

May be you can’t be a billionaire in a day with our product, but you can surely make money with your directory site.

With DE, you can create different pricing plans for your users, which will be the main source of your income. You can describe your plans with more details for users to find their suitable ones with different criteria. The system also supports three popular payment methods for you to get your money: PayPal, 2CheckOut and manual bank transfer.


We take care of the final UX for the end users, which makes every process so easy for them to submit business listings after some simple steps.


They have their own space to customize their profiles and manage their listings. Moreover, whenever users like a place, they can add it to their favourite listings. These places then will be stored in their profile and they can take a look at them later.


Besides the basic information, users can also create events for their listings, which is great to make the places became more appealing and attract more visitors.


Moreover, DirectoryEngine is powered with AJAX in most place loading experiences. You don’t have to worry that your users would feel annoyed since no more page reload is needed.

And you can enjoy other great built-in features such as translation support, bookmark system, filter system…


How can I get closer to the users?

DirectoryEngine helps you to approach your customers better!

The theme supports 3rd party plugins like Yoast WordPress SEO – the most complete SEO plugin available for WordPress. Since it offers everything you need to optimize your site, you could use this to gradually boost your SEO up.

Besides, since more people have cell phones than computers and mobile devices are often used to search, we also supports a mobile version for our themes. We make sure you aren’t missing out of mobile leads.


Finally, the “blog” section! You can start a blog on your website and write about the industry your directory site serves. You can also try offering tips and resources, by this way, your potential users will gradually become your actual users.


0 Comment on this Article

Add a comment