Directory 4.X

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A modern, clean, intuitive, and fully responsive flat child theme for the latest version of Vantage 4.X .
Directory 4.X is loaded with options to  easily tweak your Directory website.
You can use it to launch a professional local guides, businesses reviews with wide opportunities and ideas as Guide restaurants, Hotels, Trips, Services, Stores, you name it.

Directory 4.X is the official upgrade of the best selling theme of all time on the marketplace Directory child theme


  • Question: is this theme compatible with Vantage 3.X?
  • Answer: Unfortunately, No. This version is compatible only with vantage 4.X.if you want to keep using vantage 3.X, You can get the other version of directory here
  • Question: I have a valid subscription of the old directory theme but I want to try this one.Can I get this one for free?
  • Answer: Simply You find this theme zipped within the folder of the other derectory theme, go to your appthemes purchases page on your dashboard, and download Directory theme,extract it on your local machine, You’d find Directory 4.X there. install it manually.
  • Question: Why didn’t you just update the other directory theme?
  • Answer: Vantage 4.X has been released recently, and although it’s 100 times better than 3.X with a very different and improved set of features but it’s like a new theme was made from scratch so technically it was not possible to update our theme unless it would not support any old installs/websites because of this, we decided to release this one as a new item but at the same time, our old directory theme customers would get this one for free 🙂
  • Question: is this the final form of Directory 4.X?
  • Answer: Ofcourse not, we will keep enhancing it with more and new options. Our customers will get the updates for free.


Now, if you are new here, check out Directory 4.X  key features.

Premium Features

  • Modern, Clean & Flat design: Directory has a very fast and clean UI and design. It provides a very user-friendly design which results in a great user-experience.
  • Responsive layout: A responsive layout compatible with all devices. Try it yourself, while browsing the theme’s demo resize the window to see how it automatically adapts.
  • Full-width or Boxed: You have the possibility to select between 2 layout styles: Full-width or boxed.
  • 8 Color schemes: It comes with 8 predefined skins and theme options layouts that you may use for different purposes.and unlimited colors ( You can change header background, top bar, footer , font colors,..).
  • Testimonials section:
    Directory 4.X came packed with testimonials module, Show up what your clients say about your listing directory website.
  • Clients section:
    Display a slider including clients’ logos and link them to their websites.
  • Section Backgrounds:
    Create awesome pages with the smooth parallax effect that everyone loves. You can add upload custom images , patterns or use a color as a background.
  • Unlimited colors: You can change colors and styles, and customize your Web site to the last corner. The flexibility nature of Directory will let you create Local guides,Directories,Reviews portal with completely different display though they are all built from the same awesome framework.
  • Easy & Extensive Theme Options: It has very easy and comprehensive set of theme options that will help you configure and modify everything in your site easily. No coding skills required. All come out of the box !
  • Advertising module: More over than the default Vantage advertising spots, Directory is packed with enhanced advertising modules that helps you to turn your site into a hits generator.
  • Custom styles: You need more customization?, You can add custom CSS directly the from admin panel. It allows you to change theme look without editing core theme files. And what is important, custom CSS rules are stored in database and will be saved after theme update.
  • Localisation support: Directory is ready to be translated into any language you want using the .po/.mo files. It uses the same language pack of Vantage.
  • SEO Friendly Code:
    Directory 4.X built with following the best SEO practices to help for best ranking in search engine for your website compatibility.
  • Revolution Slider Included -save $19-:
     The most advanced responsive slider plugin with powerful options panel is now included in Directory 4.X with a one click install.
  • More extra advanced options:
    There are more other options , we try to list few here such as : Featured listings slider option, Set an animated page loader effect, Upload an image if there is no listing logo, Featured listings ribbons (upload your own), Patterns ready, Social media icons,Top fixed menu or not , Full-width page template !……When we said there are tons of options in the backend, We meant it.
  • Dedicated support:
    We take huge pride in our customer support and how it has differentiated us from the competition.
    We have a support team located 3 countries in just about every time zone and try our hardest to ensure support responses within 24 hours.
  • Suggestions and Feedback:
    Our best ideas come from your suggestions so we take feedback seriously.
    If you have an idea or want to make a suggestion please let us know.
  • Compatible with Vantage 4.X+: Directory is completely compatible with the functions of the latest version of Vantage. 4.X


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Using WordPress dashboard:

  1. Go to appearance => themes
  2. Install new theme
  3. Select the Directory 4.X zip and upload it
  4. Activate the theme

Using FTP:

  1. Extract the Directory 4.X zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/themes/
  2. Activate the theme in WordPress admin =>Appearance
  3. Your Directory 4.X now is installed and ready for use.

Note: After activating the theme, a sub menu would be created for the theme options.

We take huge pride in our customer support and how it has differentiated us from the competition.

We have a support team located 3 countries in just about every time zone and try our hardest to ensure support responses within 24 hours.

We respond to customers’ questions and provide a limited support only by email.

  • 4.0.6 => April 12th, 2018
    -Fixed related listings
  • 4.0.5 =>March 10th, 2018
    -Fixed search issue
    -Fixed blog posts description
    -Fixed responsiveness bugs
  • 4.0.4 => March 5th 2018
    -Fixed add media button
    -Fixed search filter redius issue
    -Fixed css bugs
  • 4.0.3 => January 10th 2018
    – Added categories mega menu
    – Added related listings widget
    – Fixed css issues
  • 4.0.2 => January 6th 2018
    -Fixed few css bugs
  • 4.0 .1=> July 4th 2017
    -Fixed few css bugs
  • 4.0 => June 1st 2017
    -The first upgrade of directory theme, fully compatible with vantage 4.X
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 Comments (229)

  • mllerena

    Hi there again. Are you on version 4.0.4 or version 4.0.5?

  • stantdesign

    Hi Spartac,

    I’m using Vantage 4.1.4 and I just bought Directory 4x. When I try to activate the Directory 4X theme I get this message:
    Fatal error: Can’t use function return value in write context in /home/wedd/public_html/wp-content/themes/directory-4x/includes/widgets/widget-init.php on line 62

    When I delete this theme Vantage works fine. What should I do?
    Stephen Gardner

  • Stephen

    Thanks for the quick reply – I just sent the email.

  • mllerena

    Hi there, I have send several email to your support email about issues I’m having with the latest version but no one is answering. Have you guys discontinued the support for this child theme?


  • mllerena

    Hi there, what is right image size for the listing top banner? So it show completely and uncut.

  • stantdesign

    I’m still having problems with I downloaded your theme again and when I install it I get the same message:
    Fatal error: Can’t use function return value in write context in /home/wedd/public_html/wp-content/themes/directory-4x/includes/widgets/widget-init.php on line 62

    All of the previous login information I gave you is still the same. Can you fix this?

    Thank you,

  • stantdesign

    You have not responded to my posts here or my emails concerning this problem with your child theme. Please issue me a refund.
    Thank you.

  • arnold2001

    I got a different error. I got :

    Directory-4x The parent theme is missing. Please install the “appthemes-vantage” parent theme.

    • author

      Hi Arnold,
      You need to install appthemes-vantage theme first.

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  • stantdesign

    I deleted the old version loaded the new file you sent and this is what I see:

    Fatal error: Can’t use function return value in write context in /home/wedd/public_html/wp-content/themes/directory-4x/includes/widgets/widget-init.php on line 62

    I have it active now – go to I will delete it later today.

  • robertnbg

    hi how can translate search button in header

  • robertnbg

    we use new directory and we translate we look today but there is no search text

    • author

      Hi Robert,
      please send admin access I se the dropdown
      + send by email the po file of the translated version ! I will add that button !

  • robertnbg

    and log out dropdown menu if logged in no work other 3 dropdowns work

  • robert

    we send you

  • robert

    hi same problem

  • megacare


    We have been having all sorts of issues with directory 4x. Right now, the links that we added to the header (menu) section are not working for the mobile version. The menu button is not working. Everything works with the vantage version. What are we missing here?

  • megacare

    Also spartac, I sent a few emails to but no response… Menu links, create listing link are not working for me on the mobile version (phone, tablet). They work fine with the vantage theme. Thanks!

  • megacare

    Hi Spartac,

    I’m using Vantage version 4.1.4 dev and directory 4.0.6. We worked with Jomark on some script modifications a week ago to correct a few issues with vantage; but the links work fine with vantage. Now we managed to fix quite a bit; but if you test it on a smart phone holding it vertically; you will notice that the top header links which we added [red section] do not show. Only login and register links show. They only show when you flip the phone horizontally. In a way, we can understand since there isn’t much space when holding the phone is held vertically.

    Now if you switch the phone to “desktop view” mode using Google Chrome, the top header links show but are not active when clicked on whether the phone is held vertically or horizontally. Maybe I missed something here…

    We fixed the menu link issues from earlier.

  • Megacare

    Also, where can we find the grid/list mode options for Directory 4x listed in your product description.


  • robert

    same problem

  • stantdesign

    We have communicated several times concerning your Directory 4X child theme and obviously it does not work properly. I am asking for a refund as you sold me a product that does not work as advertised.

    • author

      Hi Stephan,
      We had rrplied you at the same day, the ftp access wasnt working and we couldnt login to fix it, but we suggested the process how to fix it yourself in 2 steps.
      About therefund, we do understand your decision,if you insist, please talk to appthemes, they manage the sales and refunds. we are only sellers on their marketplace.
      I am sorry for all the troubles we caused you.
      best regards

  • Megacare

    Hey guys,

    Where can we find the grid/list mode options for Directory 4x listed in your product description?

  • robert

    ONE WEEK NO HELP same problem peole say ok we help but no help all internet poeople do same no support write yes we best support but only write no do user pay then no support then support write stupid user angry ……..

  • anuraagv

    Hi Spartac

    For last weeks I am not getting email notifications for new listing waiting for approval. It has been a long time since I Setup the site and now I cant remember where to check the setting.

    I am hoping it is just a setting issue and not a bug in recent releases in Vantage (version 4.1.4) or Directory (version 4.0.5)

  • Megacare


    Is there a grid/list mode option with directory 4x; if so, where do I find it?


  • robertnbg

    one month no help whats wrong men

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