If you are looking for a restaurant directory WordPress plugin you are on the right page. In this article we are going to explain how you can set up a restaurant directory with Listdom WordPress Plugin in a step by step structure. Also we will explain requirements of a restaurant directory platform and how Listdom Lite, Listdom Pro and Listdom Add-ons can cover these requirements.
Listdom Lite: a Free Plugin To have an Online Restaurant Directory
Listdom Lite has so many brilliant features to have an online restaurant directory in WordPress. In this section we are going to explain just some of them and how you can use those. We will talk about categorise options, add restaurants, show them, create dynamic search forms and Listdom Lite settings.
First of all please head over to WordPress back-end and then Listings menu, here you can add restaurant categorise options and add/manage restaurants. Firstly you need to add categories, locations, tags, features, and labels. They help you to categorize restaurants, for example Italian food category or “Free Delivery” feature are good samples in this area. Secondly you can add Listings and use those categorized options and in addition add title, description, featured image, restaurant gallery, working hours, price range address and… .
After that, it is time to show the restaurants in the front-end and create dynamic search forms. In order to show listings in more than 90 styles and skins on the front-end you can create listing shortcodes from the Listdom menu and add the shortcode to a page. After that you can create search forms dynamically from the Search Builder menu of Listdom and according to requirements of each page have different forms.
And finally you can head over to the Settings menu in Listdom and change different settings like google map, archive pages, slugs, details page, custom styles and … there. On the other hand, there are so many other features in Listdom lite which you can see in the features page of Listdom.
Listdom Pro: One Step To Be a Professional Online Restaurant Directory
In this section we are going to explain features of Listdom Pro. This is a paid restaurant directory WordPress plugin which adds additional features to Listdom Lite. We will explain the front-end dashboard, custom fields, OpebStreetMap, embed codes, interactive maps and… .
Do you want to give the ability to restaurant owners to direct their own restaurant to your directory? If the answer is yes, Listdom Pro provides this feature to you and by adding a shortcode to a page you can have a front-end dashboard in your website.
Attributes or custom fields are the next feature that you might like and need it. Imagine you can want to have different fields for different categories of restaurants. Then you can go to the Attributes menu of Listdom and add custom fields based on your requirements.
Some business owners prefer to use a full free map provider instead of Google Maps which needs APIs key and you need to pay after a while. If you are thinking the same, Listdom Pro has been supporting OpenStreetMap which is a free map provided and does not need APIs key.
Listdom also support embed codes that you and restaurant owners add videos of YouTube to their restaurant profile page. If you want to give the ability to visitors to search and see the listing on Map Listdom pro already covers this requirement as well.
Listdom Pro has so many other professional and out of the box features which you can see in Listdom features page.
Listdom Add-ons: Make Your Restaurant Directory Unique
Listdom has more than 20 addons and each add-on can play a great role in your online business success. In this section we will introduce just some of them but you can see the full list on Add-ons page.
First if all Lisdtom Android/IOS mobiles apps will help you to be in mobile apps of your users. It will be a big positive point for you in comparison with your competitors. After that you can import so many restaurants to your online directory in CSV format with Listdom CSV Importer Addon. Listdom offers many other brilliant addons and you can use in your online directory platform.
Listdom provides so many different solutions to help you to set up an online restaurant directory in WordPress. Listdom has been released in Lite and Pro version and at the same time it offers so many related add-ons which each one can create a restaurant directory #1 in the market.