The easiest way to build an online WordPress directory website is to install Web 2.0 Directory plugin. As well it is really easy to convert any existing site into a fully featured directory business website with the directory plugin. WordPress directory plugin for any purposes, and examples would be classifieds, events directory, cars, bikes, boats and other vehicles dealers site, restaurants, pets, real estate portal, wedding site, yellow pages, local directories, map store locator.

There are multiple options to to set up revenue generating streams and control them on your personal WordPress dashboard. You can use the plugin for both free and paid listings. The plugin allows visitors to submit new listings or even packages of listings, claim and manage existing listings using the website frontend. Moreover, it also features location based directory. Maps & map markers functionality gives users fast and easy ability to find nearby places by powerful search system.

The plugin offers tons of features. Print listing, save in bookmarks, download in PDF, SEO friendly pages, images, YouTube and Vimeo videos attachments, custom fields, custom icons, customize colors and much more customization options.

Possible revenue
listings activation* – after successful payment the listing status becomes “active” and displays at the frontend
listings renewal* – this feature processes directory listing renewal
listings raise up – raise up listings to the top of all lists, those ordered by date
listings upgrade/downgrade – charge users if they wish to make their listings featured or sticky and auto-downgrade after expiration
listings claim* – after successful approval of claim new owner need to pay to renew the listing
* PayPal subscriptions available

WooCommerce directory plugin
With WooCommerce payments system you can:

manage orders and products in WooCommerce dashboard
set up additional payment gateways available as WooCommerce Extensions
compatible with WooCommerce Subscriptions plugin
make scheduled sales
give users discount coupons
manage fees and taxes for listings products
build reports of sales
give refunds to users
realize lots of ideas for your business model with WooCommerce Extensions
How to use WooCommerce with directory plugin

Features of wordpress directory plugin
Restrict ads by listings levels
Sell packages of listings
PayPal payment gateway including PayPal subscriptions
Stripe payments service
Frontend dashboard for regular users
Invoices management
WooCommerce payments system compatible
Sticky and featured listings options
Raise up directory listings – this option may be payment
Renew expired listings – this option may be payment
Upgrade/downgrade listings levels – this option may be payment
5-star ratings for listings
Customizable content fields of different types
Font Awesome icons for custom content fields
Category-based content fields
Order directory listings by rating, distance, content fields
Powerful search by content fields
Adapted for the Relevanssi search plugin
Icons for categories
Search by categories and locations
SEO friendly – fully compatible with Yoast WordPress SEO plugin
Locations search in radius – results displaying on map
Multiple locations for one listing
Google Maps and MapBox (OpenStreetMap) integrated
Search form on a map
Custom map markers
Draw search area on a map
YouTube and Vimeo videos attachments for listings
Images AJAX uploading
Contact listing owner form + integration with Contact Form 7 plugin
Bookmarks functionality
Print listing option
Get listing in PDF option
Adapted for reCaptcha
Fully customizable and easy in configuration
The plugin uses custom post types and taxonomies
Responsive design based on Twitter Bootstrap
Fully compatible with Visual composer and SIteOrigin page builder
directory shortcodes, including: listings, maps, categories, locations, search box, slider
directory widgets: search widget, categories widget, locations widget, listings widget, buttons, map, slider, sidebars widgets
Custom Google Map and MapBox styles
Supports RTL (Right To Left) – layout, functionality, UI widgets
CSV import/export/bulk update with ability to import images files