Directory on WP

Hi all,

So I’m not sure if this is doable, but I figured I’d ask.

I want to use WP as the backbone, but have the interface look like a directory with categories & then relevant products/services under those categories.

I know WP sort of looks like that already, but it doesn’t look or act like a full blown directory.

Any suggestions?



Yes, pretty much anything can be configured to run over the top of the WordPress engine - especially where there’s a taxonomy or categorical structure required. What you are asking for would probably need some custom themeing and a variety of plugins to get what you are after. If you provided an example website we could probably give you an idea of what was specifically required.

Ok I don’t really like all the crowdedness, but you see the different categories on the right & then the ability to search on the left? - this one is a lot fancier & there’s no search area b/c they incorporate the search into the departments & categories. - don’t like the look, but all the categories are listed in the middle & the search again is in the left pane.

Hope that helps :slight_smile:



Yes, absolutely.

WordPress is supremely capable of doing this type of functionality. The categorization is the key - it’s just a matter of shaping the data you want to add (the posts) to those categories.

There are plugins that can assist, but it’s not too hard to custom-code:

It all depends on the type of content you want to contain.