About Me: I am a full-time freelancer, I use different themes for my client websites. I have 10+ Years of experience as a freelancer. I have used more than 200 WordPress themes. So I have tried to list these themes based on my personal experience, user reviews and sales.
There are more than 100 directory themes available in the market, It wouldn’t be appropriate to say only few of them are good; keeping in mind the amount of effort programers put to create them. Some of them are good in design where as some of them are good in loading time. Directory themes requires a lot of database space hence a good hosting server is very much required. With more than 10 years experience, I have realized one thing “DO NOT BELIEVE IN REVIEWS & NUMBER OF SALES”. Most of us end up buying something which is not flexible to fit our requirement.
I have listed some directory themes which I feel would be good for making different types of listing sites.
1. Listify – Directory WordPress Theme
Listify is a complete Directory based theme that has all features you would need to create a directory based website. Listify has more than 18,199 sales, 4.39 ratings out of 1020+ ratings. Listify theme comes with two demos 1) Classic 2) Rentals. This theme is compatible with elementor, gravity forms, woocommerce and WPML. Listify – Directory WordPress Theme has excellent speed.
2. DirectoryPro – WordPress Directory Theme
DirectoryPro – WordPress Directory Theme previously known as Directory-Wordpress Theme is a complete redesign of it’s old theme, they are listed on Themeforest since 2013, This is one of the best selling directory theme on Themeforest. This theme has more than 14,539 sales and has a rating of 4.09 with 1498 ratings so far. This theme is compatible with woocommerce and ECWID. The theme comes with 15 Demos. DirectoryPro theme slow and you might have to work around to speed up the site.
3. ListingPro – WordPress Directory Theme
ListingProWP is an end-to-end WordPress directory & listing solution and no extra paid plugins required. It has 21500 plus sales and a 4.8 ratings out of 1850 plus ratings. This theme is compatible with Elementor, Visual Composer 4.12.x, Visual Composer 18.104.22.168, WPBakery Page Builder 6.1.x, Bootstrap 3.x, Bootstrap 2.3.x. This theme is easy to setup; comes with 3 different listing site demos. This site has good page speed and a nice layout.
4. MyListing – Directory & Listing WordPress Theme
MyListing is a directory theme that gives you the tools to build a directory site within hours. MyListing pages are created using the powerful front-end page builder, Elementor. It has more than 13,800 sales and a rating of 4.8 out of 765 reviews. This them has over 50 Elementor widgets ready to use. It comes with 3 listing demo sites. Mylisting has A grade page speed. This theme is perfect for someone looking for a high speed website with a good layout.
5. Business Finder Plus: Directory Listing WordPress Theme
This theme has more than 6300 plus sales and a rating of 4.0, The rating of this theme does look quite low as compared to our other top rated themes listed here. This theme is compatible with woocommerce. This theme has been upgraded to a new version as Business Finder+ which is compatible with numbers plugins. It comes with 12 demos making it easier for different business type listing sites. This theme is slow, taking high quality images that we use in demos into consideration, try only if you are ready to spend some hours to optimize this site speed.
6. Wilcity Theme
Wilcity theme is quite new but has been sold for more than 5000 times within 3 years. This theme comes free android and IOS app which makes it stand out of other themes in the list. Wilcity theme is compatible with Elementor, Visual Composer 5.1.x, WooCommerce 3.6.x, WooCommerce 3.5.x, and other plugins. This theme comes with single demo, the theme has hero search form. I have used this theme for a website. Wilcity theme has good options but at times you will find it difficult customize it since it lacks many features to become a top listing theme. Hope they fix these issues soon. Wilcity has decent speed but you will have to spend some hours to optimize this if you want your site to be on top.
7. PointFinder | Directory & Listing WordPress Theme
Point Finder Directory Theme was designed to allow you to create a listing & directory website and customize it within quickly. The theme has 3850 plus sales with a ratings of 4.6 out of 366 ratings. This theme doesn’t require any paid plugins. PointFinder theme has membership and pay per post option. It also has customizable review system. The site speed is ok, CLS ( Layout Shift) is low, You might have to restructure the pages and work on improving the speed.
8. Listable WordPress Theme
As the name suggest Listable theme is a friendly directory theme. This theme has 9000 plus sales with a 4.42 ratings out of 519 ratings. This theme comes with a single demo but it can be easily customized to match your requirement. It comes with a premium plugin (Facetwp). This site loads fast, anything above 80% if good, It just require a little more work to achieve A grade speed, Yes CLS is something you should look into.
9. Listeo – Directory & Listings With Booking – WordPress Theme
Listeo is all-in-one WordPress directory theme with front-end user dashboard,
built-in booking system, private messagging and many cool features. This theme is compatible with Elementor Pro and Woocommerce. The site comes with 6 in-built demos. This theme has 3,667 plus sales and a 5 star rating out of 185 reviews. This theme was published in 2019, within 2 years it has more than 3500 sales which is really good.