Listify is a premium directory theme developed by the team at Astoundify. Listify is ideal if you want to create an effective website to manage and monetize your online directory business locally or globally.
Whether you want to build a searchable listing for hotels, restaurants, real estate, or tourism opportunities, Listify offers all the features you need to create your own stunning online directory or listing site. Let’s look at what Listify has to offer.
Installing Listify is extremely simple using the WordPress installer and it comes with a comprehensive guide that will take you through each step as you perform it. You will be notified about any required and recommended plugins that will help your website during the process. You can create your own listing website using our easy editor or simply install the demo content in one click and start off. You can get started in just minutes!
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Trendy and modern design is as essential as any functionality for an online business to become successful and Listify scores exceptionally well in this department. Listify features a modern and clean design that will make your website look professional and the design is fully responsive and retina ready to offer a seamless experience for your mobile and tablet-using visitors.
The theme has endless design options and you can style the website to suit your brand with the theme’s style kit, in a very simple manner. You can easily customize all the aspects like layout, page design, listings to be highlighted, menu, images, color theme, typography, etc. all from within the WordPress customizer.
The drag and drop page builder by WPBakery makes changing the look of your theme very simple and hassle-free. You can fiddle with the design as much as you like or keep it simple with the demo design or select from the classy designs of the style kit.
You have complete control over how you manage your directory listings. You have the option of adding the listings from your WordPress dashboard in a fairly straightforward process. Listify also makes it easy for your website visitors to submit one through a front-end form or claim an already existing listing on your site.
The integration with WooCommerce allows you to charge users to claim or create a listing. You can organize the listings using categories, location, and listing types and each listing can be as detailed as you like and include business information like title, images, business location, business hours, phone number, website URL, social media links, etc. You will have the final say on what information appears on your website and how it appears.
The end-user experience is also equally smooth and more flexible. If someone is looking for rentals in New York, they can specify the region and filter according to various set criteria or featured amenities. Clicking on individual results will reveal detailed information that has been entered in the backend about that particular entry. The theme uses a sleek, interactive filtering system and a striking design to present the searched information.
The theme is packed with amazing features to help you build efficient directory websites. The theme manages to provide you with more than enough rich features enough to get the job done, without overwhelming you with unnecessary tools, features, and functionality.
The extremely flexible theme can be used for a wide variety of purposes ranging from a real estate rental directory to a children’s activity lists to even a job portal.
Listify works with Geolocation technology to provide your users with an intuitive search experience by detecting the current location of your visitor and provide relevant results.
Registered users can bookmark the listings on your website that will be visible to the users on their dashboard when they’re logged in.
The theme is fully optimized and friendly with Search Engine Optimization allowing search engines to pick up on keywords and scores 97% in GTmetrix PageSpeed Score that will help you to rank your website higher in SERP. Moreover, you can use additional WordPress SEO plugins for further SEO optimization of your online directory.
There is vast scope to extend the theme’s functionalities with flawless integration with additional plugins like FacetWP, Gravity Forms, Contact Form 7, WooCommerce bookings plugins, WooCommerce subscription plugins, etc. that provides you additional powerful features.
The theme allows you complete flexibility and various different ways to monetize your website. You can charge users to create or claim a listing or use a subscription model to charge a monthly fee. Some other additional ways to generate revenue are –
- Make the listings private and charge users to view them
- Generate advertising revenue by providing ad spaces
- Charge users to make a reservation or book appointments
- Charge more for featured or verified listings
- Make the entire website exclusive to charge users for access
Pricing and Support
A regular license for Listify comes in at $69. This price includes 6 months of support from the developers at Astoundify. However, if you pay an extra $21.38 you can extend this support period to 12 months. You might need to purchase a premium plugin and use a free plugin for some functionalities you may desire.
Comprehensive documentation that comes with the theme covers all aspects of the installation, customization, and advanced functionalities. In addition, the Astoundify team will also be available to respond to your individual queries. Astoundify also offers all Listify theme users an exclusive 20% discount on all Xtendify services.
Listify is a versatile WordPress Directory theme that is also great looking powered by an impressive set of features. The highly customizable theme can be an amazing tool for building an online directory that serves a wide range of purposes. The contemporary design with a responsive layout ensures that the website is appealing to a large audience. At this price, the Listify theme can be a fine solution to manage a successful online directory business.
Note: This article was published in collaboration with Astoundify.
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