If you are looking for a hotel listing plugin for WordPress you are in the right location. In this article we are going to explain about Listdom Lite and Listdom Pro and how you can set up a brilliant hotel listing website with this WordPress plugin.
An Introduction to WordPress and Listdom
As you may know WordPress is the best CMS and lots of websites are based on that. The reason that this CMS is so popular nowadays is related to different factors. First of all it is so easy to work, after that there are thousands of free and paid plugins and themes which you can add features to this CMS easily. One of these plugins is Listdom, with this amazing plugin you can set up a hotel listing website as simple as what WordPress is offering.
The first step is installing and configuring WordPress which is so easy and hosting providers give you easy tools for this. When you are done with this, you need to install Listdom and move forward with this.
Set up a hotel listing with Listdom Lite
Listdom lite is a free WordPress hotel listing plugin and allows you to set up a full functional hotel listing website easily. In order to set up basics of your hotel listing website you can follow these steps in the Listings menu of WordPress back-end:
1- Categories: define different categories that you want to have hotels on your website in this menu. For example, 3 star hotels, 4 star hotels, 5 star hotels, hotel apartments and …
2- Locations: you can define the Locations which you have hotels. For example in different countries, cities, states, regions, zip codes and …
3- Tags: In the Tags menu you can define different keywords in the area of hotels industry and use these tags or keywords to different hotels.
4- Features: In this menu you can define features that different hotels can offer to their guests. For example WIFI, breakfast, and …
5- Labels: labels are a great tool to make some hotels highlight. For example Must See, VIP Hotel, or whatever that you think can attract your users attention.
The next step will be adding hotels in the back-end and it is as simple as adding a WordPress post. You just need to head over to the Add Listings menu of Listings in the back-end.
When you add different hotels it’s time to show them in front-end to visitors. Listdom Lite allows you to show them in more that 80 skins and styles like half map, list view, grid view, list+grid view, masonry view, slider view, cover view, carousel view, Google map view and … You just need to create a shortcode in the Listdom menu of the back-end and select the skin/styles and use it in a WordPress page.
When you want to set up a hotel listings website, search functionality becomes so important. Listdom Lite offers you a great search builder feature which you can create different search forms as your business needs and use it in different locations.
More Advanced Hotel Listing with Listdom Pro
Listdom Pro is a paid hotel listing plugin for WordPress and allows you to make a more advanced hotel listing website with simple and modern tools. In this section we are going to explain these features and how these advanced features will help you to set up a more professional website.
If you have some users that you want to give them add their hotels from frontend, Listdom Pro gives you this ability. You can add Listdom Dashboard shortcode to a page and they will have this functionality.
There are some advanced features on Map functionality as well. First of all, Listdom Pro supports OpenStreetMap which is a free map and does not need API keys like Google Maps. After that this version allows you to see changes on map on listings as well. For example when you change map zoom or location you can see the hotel results are changing as well.
If you want to have additional fields than default fields of Listdom, or each category that you have has different fields. Then Listdom Pro offers you a great tool. You need to go to the Attributes menu of Listdom in WordPress back-end and add your custom fields. Here you can specify this category is per category or for all categories.
Show videos of hotels with embed code feature in the hotel details page, It is very important to see a video about a hotel before you stay. So you can add a video embed code of the hotel and it will show in the hotel details page.
The final feature which we would like to explain is radius search, with this feature you can add address in search builder form and then select Radius type. So your users can enter an address and see hotels in that area.
With Listdom Addons Be Number 1 In The Market
There are more than 10 addons that Listdom offers you and you can see them in our shop. In this article we will explain three of them which give you wonderful abilities. Booking Addon, this addon gives you the ability to have a booking feature. So your visitors can book the hotels that you or our users listed in your website. After that you can have the Android and IOS app with Listdom Mobile addon and your users and visitors can work on their phone with native apps. And then you can import all hotels that you have at one time with CSV Importer Addon. This addon will save your time very well.
Finally, Listdom Pro and Listdom Lite give you the ability to set up a wonderful hotel listing website with easy and modern tools. Also there are some advanced addons which give you the ability to offer more features to your users and visitors. Generally Listdom is the best hotel listing plugin for WordPress and you can see their power with installing those or see different demos.