One of my client earns monthly approx $3000 USD from his Directory listing website. he said he hardly put in 5-10 hours weekly on that site work.
Often people have an idea for a Directory site but they find it hard to create a website for it. The WordPress and GeoDirectory – WordPress Business Directory Plugin and Classified Ads Listings made it easy for us. Now you don’t have to be a Web Developer to create a directory site.
I am writing this blog post to describe How you can easily create a directory site in WordPress using the Geodirectory Plugin.
Why Geodirectory Plugin?
GeoDirectory – WordPress Business Directory Plugin is created and maintained by Ayecode. It has over 10,000+ active installations and 4.5+ Ratings on wp.org.
The Geodirectory plugin has a variety of add-ons, themes, and third-party themes that covers almost all aspect of a Directory site. It also has compatibility with builders like Elementor, Divi, and Gutenberg block editor. You can check a few demos of the Directory site created using the GeoDirectory plugin.
You can check lists of Directory sites created using the Geeodirectory plugin here.
01. Setup WordPress
Install WordPress on your Hosting. You can follow this blog post if you are not sure how to do so.
You can use any theme that you like. Since the Geodirectory plugin is created as per WordPress coding standards so it is not theme-specific.
mostly it supports all the themes.
02. Setup the Geodirectory Plugin
we have created this Youtube video that describes how you can set up the Geodirectory plugin.
you might find the Geodirectory plugin and settings confusing. you can follow this video to understand each setting in deep.
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03. Setup GD addons
Geodirectory has different add-ons that cover almost all the features of a directory site. you can find the addon list here
we already have videos for all of these add-ons. you can find the playlist below.
04. Import the data
Now that you have the Geodirectory setup properly. you will have to add the real data to the site.
You can do it manually and add each business listing one by one. which will take lots of time and effort.
Geodirectory has provided a CSV import feature, through which you can bulk import Listings on your directory site.
You can follow this video, where we have explained it with a screencast.
Now you have a complete directory site setup. Now you focus on SEO and Social Media Marketing to promote your site to the target customers or visitors.
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