GeoCraft v2 by InkThemes : WordPress business directory theme with responsive design and user friendly back-end options. If you want to start a profitable online directory portal then here is the final solution. This theme is made with general and advanced users in mind, so comes with several business features necessary for content management. When it comes to start a directory listing portal then it requires a big budget, and programmers to configure payment gateway. It may also take long time to create complex pages like homepage, search page and more.
But, GeoCraft WordPress theme is a totally unique which just require a little WordPress CMS knowledge and small budget. You don’t need to know HTML, PHP, CSS or any programming language. The theme is developed by expert programmers who knows very well about what should be available in a modern directory WordPress theme. As you complete setup process, it will show you “Ink Themes Options Panel” with several tabs.
Hence, you can configure different sections like : Homepage, Payment Gateways, Membership, SEO, Social Media links and all other stuff. All features are already packed in this directory script so that you don’t have to use plugins or extra widgets. It has all necessary widgets so you can display latest listings, blog posts, categories and ad banners.
Main Features : GeoCraft Directory Theme
We really liked this theme for it’s engaging homepage design where visitors can find Ad Posting button (top right), Featured category slider, Recently added listings and several widgets on sidebar and footer. The homepage slider will display online premium listings so that directory owner can earn good cash from premium business clients. All ad postings will be displayed in beautiful featured style with thumbnail, title, detail line and star review.
If you check out homepage body area then you will see Ad banners between different blocks. InkThemes has integrated built-in ad slots in this directory template so you can take benefit of Google adsense or any other ad programs. The theme is monetized in several ways so website owner can earn revenue from Banner ads, Premium listings, Feature listings (homepage) etc.
GeoCraft WordPress theme highlights a search module along with listing map on homepage area. The map will highlight all listings on map using special icons, so that user can quickly check lots of listings within their city or state. User can check out any listing by clicking on listing icons displayed on the map. This is called Geo-tagging feature.
The search module will provide two text box so visitors can enter keyword / business name and Location/State/Country name. This type of smart search system can be helpful for visitors to find right business or service providers. You can only attract business client’s for listing when your directory website has easy listing and search options.
The category widget is placed on the sidebar so people can browse their favourite category listing page and find business listings according to their requirement. For e.g. if someone is searching for best restaurant then they can simply click on “Restaurant” category and view all listings/
Other Benefits :
Featured Business Listings : When a business user comes to your website then he/she will have to register in order to make listings. GeoCraft built-in registration system will help you manage new users : Free users, Premium users etc. After that, business owners can make listings with built-in ad listings form where they can fill all business details. For e.g. Featured image, Business title, Price/Services, Contact details, Product names, Photos, Business location map etc.
The back-end will provide “Field Management” options so you can add / remove fields into listing or lead capture form. Every listing will have a contact form so that user can send inquiry directly to listing owner. All inquiry messages are received on dashboard so that business owners can follow their clients. The lead capture form will collect Name, Email, Phone and Message.
Payment System : If you are planning to offer premium business listings then you ned to setup membership plans and payment gateways. InkThemes GeoCraft Directory theme allow you to set payment for every membership. It will allow you to define package price, time period (monthly, quarterly or whatever), Rebill time, Second renewal price etc.
Other Features : InkThemes
- Create Featured Business Listing : Earn revenue through PayPal
- Free and Premium listings
- Easy user submission system
- Google maps system for listings : Based on city
- Recurring payment listing
- User review for business
- Built-in user rating system
- Geo-location search option
- Responsive Design : Suitable for Mobiles, Tablets
- Pay Per Listing option : Fixed amount
- Multiple color skins
- Video widget support
- Custom widgets to highlight User reviews, Business listing
- Related listings: Bottom of each post
- 1 click auto setup
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