If you were thinking of starting a site like Yelp, then some of the WordPress templates provide some really excellent opportunities. Most of these themes are either called “Business Listing” or “Directory” themes.
Let us look at some of these.
Directory theme from Templatic
The Directory theme is by far the best alternative you have. Although, predictably, a bit expensive. Specially with all its add-ons, which make it extremely powerful! It is a true Yelp alternative in many ways.
The features are really excellent and include the following:
The Add-ons for this theme which make it really powerful are:
Event Manager: $49
Ad Manager: $39
Admin Dashboard: $39
Prevent Duplicate Entry: $9
The theme is for $99. So the total of this entire package will be around $265.
Glocal Directory Theme
This is another excellent Directory theme. The Glocal Listing theme has the following features:
The site is available from Themeforests.
Atlas Directory and Listings Theme
One can use the theme to register, login, edit your profile, submit listings, change your membership and so much more from the front-end as well as has a built in membership system.
Business Finder Directory Theme
This is another beautiful theme with a lot of great features.
- Easy Login via menu button
- Ability to change map color
- Top rated items section
- Newest items section
- Special offers
- Reviews section
- Social icons on item detail page
- Gallery on item detail page
- Easy Admin – beautiful frontend-like access to listing registration and administration without distractions
- Claiming a listing
- Geolocate support
- Frontend registration for guests
- Guests can administer their own listings
- Paypal payments integration
- Paypal recurring payments support
- Interactive Ajax Search
- Ability to get pointer on the map from address
- Administrator can define packages and set the price
- Advertising spaces
- Custom built Rating system
- Contact form on listing detail page
- Listing by location or category
- Featured items
- Listing sorting
This theme has taken many avatars and now it is a real kick ass theme!