20+ of The Best Directory WordPress Themes 2021

Want to make some decent money online and forget how it feels to be broke?  The WordPress platform offers you countless possibilities to achieve your dreams. You only need to choose the right niche and be keen on the quality of your content.

Today’s post focuses on the online directory business and more specifically on the top themes suitable for this sub-industry. If you are in or are planning to jump into the directories business, these twenty-one (21) themes should interest you.

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Javo Directory

javo directory

Javo Directory is one of the sleekest and functional directory WordPress themes you will find out there. It is designed for listing and directory websites and a good choice if you are looking for a theme for your car dealership or job listings business.

Being fully responsive, this theme fits suitably on all devices from smartphones to desktop screens. It is Retina ready and provides several front-end forms with upload (My Item, User Profile, Reviews Form, and Events). Additionally, Javo Directory is integrated with Google maps and Paypal, comes with customized ratings and supports WPML plugin.

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Directory | Multi-purpose WordPress Theme

Directory Boxed Theme

During my research for creating this compilation, I didn’t find any better theme than this particular one. So, I’m recommending it for our next option on the list. It is priced $69 and covers multiple sub-niche like a job board, the marketplace, classified ads listing, automobile listing, business directory, hotel & reservation, and online study portal. So, this theme can be used to create any such directory website.

Other features include social integration, Google map integration, responsive layout, city and states based search options, featured/paid/free listings, review system, and many more. In short, no stone is left unturned by the developer.

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Business Finder


This theme features a Geolocator meaning that visitors to your site are automatically shown the nearest listings to their location. It is also integrated with PayPal, so you can bill users on a recurring basis without any hassles. Within your website, you can also create varying price packages with unique features to satisfy the needs of your clients.

Business Finder also allows listings to have links to corresponding social profiles and own photo gallery for product showcase. On top of that, you get five (5) headers, which you can use on any page including Google maps, a Revolution Slider and static image among others. With such options, you only need to choose this theme to know you’ve made a great choice.

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Point Finder

Point Finder Real Estate Theme

This particular theme is priced $79 and it covers almost every needed feature for this niche. It comes with Facebook and Twitter login integration to help users quickly create their account. Geolocation filters are also present with fully filtered and powerful AJAX search tool. It supports WPML, customizable information windows, customizable item page, review system, visual composer, and front end submission and Dashboard.

The theme also offers localization support and active email notifications. The whole design comes in responsive layout with neat and clearly visible text. It also comes with one-click quick setup facility.

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JobMonster WordPress

As the name suggests, this $55 priced theme is best suitable for creating a job based online board or directory listing website. It covers features like front-end job and resume submission, job posting pricing plans, employer and candidate dashboard and profiles, responsive layout, retina ready pixels, translation ready, WooCommerce integration, etc. You shouldn’t miss its demo, as it looks pretty awesome.

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Listify directory theme

“The last directory theme you’ll ever buy”. This is how the developer describes their theme, and it perfectly fits that statement. Simple and elegant design interface is the start that is later followed by powerful features and customizations. It’s completely SEO optimized and also comes with powerful plugin integration, including the WooCommerce and NinjaForms.

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FlatAds Responsive WordPress theme has been carefully crafted with excellent user-experience as the end goal. It features great typography and is easy to set up and customize apart from being super flexible.

You want this theme because of its clean, modern design, unlimited color schemes, Google maps and easy PayPal integration, Touch ‘n’ Swipe Sliders and 560+ Google fonts. If all these features do not tickle you, then think of it this way: FlatAds is built with HTML5 and CCS3, SEO-ready and includes .po and .mo files (for translation support).

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Millions of people globally hit the web every single minute to look for jobs as companies seek the best personnel to fill available positions. You can cash on this ever-growing demand for job listings and make a killing yourself.

With WPJobus, your users can refine job searches down to three main entities: Jobs, Companies and Resumes. On top of that, it does not require any additional third party plugins as it is standalone – everything’s included. It also boasts of over sixty (60) fields dedicated to Resume Output displayed in an eye-catching form using animations, transition effects and parallax. A great feature if you ask me!

This theme is Stripe-ready (inbuilt instant monetization model), Retina-ready, and multilingual and comes with unlimited Colors schemes just to mention a few of its features.

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Auto Stars

AutoStars Classifieds

This particular theme is for automobile-based directory or listing website, and it is built over Bootstrap 3.3.1. It comes at a price of $69 with features like Front End ad listing manager, timed listing plans, classifieds demo, 4 header styles, 3 homepage versions, unlimited color options, contact form, Boxed & wide layouts, Slider Revolution plugin, Search filters, and many more. It really looks eye-catching and you shouldn’t miss its demo.

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Vantage business directory theme

Vantage is one of the better recommendations from my side that comes with easy to install and setup, powerful monetization tools and is trusted by thousands of customers till now. All of them suggests that it’s definitely a choice to be made. I’ll leave this task of knowing its features at your side. Follow its link attached below and see how it works.

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Take advantage of the growing need for location searches and make some money. DirectoryEngine, a place directory theme, may be one of the things you need to grab some income online. After all, a better bank balance doesn’t hurt, does it?

This theme is equipped with a premium page builder and a modular UI design making it more flexible. DirectoryEngine combines multiple content blocks that you can use to build your own site. These include features latest and hot places, categories, testimonials, services, etc.

What I find more attractive about this theme is that it allows you to drag simply and drop content blocks into position directly in the front-end. Say a big NO to headaches and tons of effort in creating your website.

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Would you like t to venture into the events planning industry but are wondering whether you will find a suitable WordPress theme for your business? Do you want to reach a global audience irrespective of where they are? Put your worries aside and take a breather because Nightlife has you covered.

This theme allows you and your users to submit content easily on top of being fully responsive to work on all devices. It is also multilingual and SEO friendly, so can you take your business globe and get more sales, which means more money and good life! Nightlife also has a filtering option to filter events according to date, time and location. It couldn’t get any more awesome.

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Eventum template

Eventum covers two different niches and make them appear and stay under a single hood. You can run an event and directory niche website using the same theme, as it got every related feature covered. The theme has special pages for the homepage, details, category, users (people), and user profile. The theme is also responsive ready, and every event can be connected to a directory listing.

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WP Pro Automotive 2

wp pro automotive 2

WP Pro Automotive 2 has been designed to create a wow-effect with its stylish design and pixel-perfect beauty. This powerful, purpose-built and super flexible theme is also fully responsive giving it a sharp look no matter the device your visitors are using.

Coded with ease of use in mind, you can use WP Pro Automotive 2 to run any kind of car business from single dealership to your very own AutoTrader.com. It features paid front-end listings and comes with PayPal integration and simple customizations.

What’s more? A lot. The theme features a rock solid framework, top notch support, beautiful templates and free updates for life. The goodies basket you get also contains front-end listings and management system,  awesome drag and drop front page builder, unlimited skins and patterns, retina-ready design, 16 custom widgets, six (6) custom templates and much more.

Pro Direct

Pro Direct WordPress Directory Theme

Pro Direct theme is built over Bootstrap 3 framework and offers responsive layout and perfectly fitted to work on Retina displays. It comes with front-end submission form and manager and special claim listing facility. It allows users to rate listing and list uploader to share a fully rated review. Ajax powered filter and search tool are present which completes the feature list of this theme.



Looking for the most feature-rich Directory WordPress theme the market has to offer? If you answered yes, then you will fall in love with DirectoryS. Some hard work has been injected into the design to give it almost everything you need.

Its Paypal Integration feature provides you with the ability to charge users for the items posted on the directory on a ‘Pay per post’ basis. DirectoryS’ front-end Listing manager also allows users to create, manage and submit their listings from any device.

This theme is just irresistible. Remember, it also comes with advance filtering, Google maps, fully customizable markers, apart from being Retina-ready and easy to set up. Holobest, the themes author, also provides a dedicated forum for support purposes.


Sky Directory theme

Sky is the next recommendation that is perfect for creating any kind of directory website. You can even run a real estate niche business using the same. The theme is easy to setup along with features like responsive and Retina ready layout. It also comes with features like translation ready source code, PayPal and Google Wallet integration, Marker Cluster, Claim listing, advanced search filters, Buddypress integration, and many more.

Business In Our Town

Business in our town

As the name suggests, the $54 priced theme is perfect for creating a business listing website. It covers deals and offers, jobs listing, business listing and allows users to register for their free account. The source code is kept regularly updated and right now it is compatible with WordPress 3.9+ versions.

Ultimate – Directory Responsive WordPress Theme


Get the power to promote any kind of business you run using this content-oriented WordPress theme. Ultimate’s functional features give you the chance to come up with a beautiful site just like the Yellow-pages. It is packed with multiple blog layouts such as without sidebar (full-width) that you can use to customize the theme to your tastes. Still, you can easily publish your featured images, slideshows, and videos.

Ultimate’s extras include PayPal integration, listings submissions form, gallery portfolio, services, blog, FAQ, Membership levels and 404 Page templates. It is strikingly colorful and hard to resist.


Globo WP Theme

Globo is my next recommendation that comes with unique features like Bookmarks, Stripe payment gateway, recurring bills, unlimited plans creating options, intelligent backend powered by Redux Framework, classifieds, and geolocation searching. Common features like responsive layout, front-end dashboard and data submission, PayPal integration, WPML support, WooCommerce integration, etc., are all present. This whole package is available for just $58.



This is a fully responsive WP theme that comes with lots of features to enable you create illustrated listings on the fly.

Metrodir is focused on content and ideal for any listing be it an event, vacancy, restaurant or company. Its front-end features make it easy for your users to add any kind of information they wish to include on their listings.

The main features of this theme include unlimited color schemes, Google maps integration, and Geolocator, Blog and Boxed Full-width layout. It is also comes with PayPal integration and Slider Revolution worth $15 bucks.

Wrap up

That’s it from my side folks! I hope you found the theme you were looking for and every functionality you noted down were covered by your choice. If you can share your experience in the discussion section, then it will help our little community to grow and become mature. Also, if you need assistance on any related subject, then write it down in the discussion section and I’ll definitely bring the related technical help. Happy Blogging!



*last updated 01/02/2021

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Editorial Staff at 85ideas is a team of WordPress experts led by Brian Harris. Here to share amazing tuts, guides and collections.

  • Brian H
    Posted at 20:25h, 11 February Reply

    Hi RObert,

    Really happy that you are finding value in our collections my self and our contributors take pride in finding and reviewing only the best.

  • Prince Ik Ezenwaku
    Posted at 20:01h, 16 April Reply

    Except Javo. Bulky, slow, complicated, manual updating, lousy customer service, unwelcomed please to give them a five. When I didn’t, i was harassed into doing so. When I change the rating back to what they deserved, they refused to attend to my tickets. Again, customer service is to slow.

  • Peter D
    Posted at 10:04h, 01 August Reply

    Great collection for the Best Directory site.

    I like the Eventum theme among this list. It is best theme for them who are looking for Event Directory site.

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