Introducing Vantage : Number of business directory WordPress theme with multi-purpose layout. This is another best application WP theme from AppThemes which helps you to start directory listing theme to promote business. A directory portal is mostly used to create single listing place where people can list out their business by paying small fees with expectation to get more clients.
Any one who dreams to start this lucrative business needs a responsive WordPress directory template that works in all situations. Apart from that, you need to make sure that your theme has easy listing options, best listing layouts, and search module to find business listings. All these features are already available in this theme so that you can think of starting directory portal within little time.
Why Vantage WordPress Directory Theme ?
Homepage Overview : The sample demo shows an excellent homepage layout that highlights many useful elements within header, body and footer area. The homepage header is given big wide space so directory owners can insert logo for branding. The right of logo is a search box section which let’s you add business name and location to easily find directory listings.
Apart from that, there is an extra space to display “Create Listing” link which entice new clients to start making listings from the front-end. Primary navigation menu is there to show all your top categories for business directory portal and additional links : e.g. Blog, Contact Us, Pricing Page, Home link etc.
Just scroll down to the bottom area and see footer with 4 columns space. A back to top button arrow is also available on the right bottom screen that always follows user while scrolling. This button is very helpful when user wants to go on top while browsing long pages. You will have all the control on widget areas to decide what widget will appear in footer or sidebar area.
Main Body : Vantage has been developed with flexible homepage so you can promote listings and other stuff as needed. Frontpage top featured section can display an image with title, and text overlays to welcome user with business introduction. The full-width home layout will show all featured sections in full size. Therefore, user will be able to see Featured Listings (slider), Latest Listing , Latest posts etc.
Directory website owners will decide homepage structure like what will be visible in which order. You can place slider, call to action, price plans list, featured listings and lots of useful stuff on homepage. There are demo sample files available for beginners who don’t know where to start. The demo, documentation and flexible theme options will help start a best directory listing website.
Directory Listings and Search Module : AppThemes
Pinpoint Accuracy Search : I already gave you a little clue on this feature while we were discussing on header elements. To give you more detail, I would say that search module can not only speed up content search process but also generate more leads for listing owners. The keyword and location based search is highly accurate to find listings with exact latitude and longitude.
The Geo-coded listings will deliver best result according to search query so that user can find restaurants, hotels, food cafes, or service providers within preferred location.
Flexible Pricing Plans : The Vantage theme offers flexible module to offer various pricing plans. You will also find some pre-defined plans which can be used directly if you like them. The premium pricing plans will generate good income with recurring renewal options. You can define plans benefits like assign them to categories, offer featured listings space (homepage), set time duration or validity etc.
The featured listings can generate extra income which can be set on home page and category pages. Those business who needs direct attention from visitors, they can buy featured listings so every visitor will notice their listings and offers. When it comes to monetization, only your imagination will be limit for the income.
You can also set your directory listing portal to offer a limited free listings for limited days, or only premium listings or offer totally free listings to generate income from adsense or affiliate banners.
AppThemes Vantage Brief Review On Listing Features :
Custom Fields & Forms : Once the listing fields are filled up with details and media elements, then you will see your business listing in nice attractive style. The form will arrange every field section in proper way with bold title and gallery section. If you check one listing sample from demo then it will show you how it can promote listing with big featured image and location map.
The listings can have your contacts, business service details, social media profile links, photo gallery, video and section that shows Ratings & Reviews.
User Dashboard : EVery registered user will be business owners who is there to make listings and generate leads. Business people can manage listings, edit profile, and view reviews for listings. General visitors (users) can also have profile so they can mark best listings as “favorites” and then watch them later from back-end area.
Sort & Filter : If you check out a category listing page then you will find a location map to view listings as pin-point icons. The left sidebar will shows categories list with check box and Order list to view listings by Alphabetical, Newest, Popularity or other orders.
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