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Directory is a Super Premium Vantage child theme. It’s very flexible and has a fully responsive flat and clean design.
A lot of thoughts and care were put into Directory making it a pleasure to use.
It’s easy to customize via theme option to have a unique look & feel, with dozens of features and options.

This theme was created to match the design of our other successful and best sellers child themes, Flatron for Classipress, And Koupon for clipper to build a wordpress MU install.

You can use it to launch a professional local guides, businesses reviews  with wide opportunities and ideas as Guide restaurants, Hotels, Trips, Services, Stores and much more !

Directory theme offers a rock solid theme back-end with tons of useful tools and options.

Now Directory theme is compatible with Vantage 3.X & Vantage 4.X



  • 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: Directory has 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
  • Grid/List Mode : Directory is packed with grid/list view, Yet, you can still set the default mode. It’s set to grid for a fancy and impact look and feel.
  • 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,..)
  • 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 !
  • Weather widget : You can display a weather forecast for any city with various beautiful units and icons and eye pleasing weather status that instantly seeks attention of your visitors.
  • Featured slider(Listings/events) [new] :  Display a stylish featured slider for listings or events, we have an option for it in the admin.
  • 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.
  • Compatible with Vantage 3.X and 4.X+: Directory is completely compatible with and the functions of the latest version of Vantage.


reviews-directoryDedicated 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.

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//Using WordPress dashboard:

-Go to appearance => themes
-Install new theme
-Select the Directory zip and upload it
-Activate the theme.

//Using FTP:

-Extract the Directory zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/themes/
-Activate the theme in WordPress admin =>Appearance
-Your Directory 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.

Support covers:

  • Pre-sales questions.
  • Responding to questions or issues regarding the item and its features.
  • Fixing bugs and reported issues.
  • Providing updates to ensure compatibility with new software versions (appthemes and wordpress..).

Item support does not include:

  • Customization and installation services.
  • Support for third party software and plug-ins.

If you are facing a suspected issue, before you ask your question, make sure:

  • You read the docs and/or readme.txt file and that You browsed all the options of the parent theme .
  • Activate a clean install of the parent theme and test again
  • Deactivate all plugins and test again
  • Clean the cached files and data if you use any cache, security, speedup plug-ins or a server cache system. Then try again.
  • Browse the for relevant answers.
  • Do not post issues’ questions in the comments section. It’s for comments and presales questions only.

If any of the previous steps didn’t work, email us by explaining the issue or question mentioning your username at (If you don’t mention Your username, You’ll risk to receive a very late response. It’s the proof that You purchased our item )

We always try our best to help our beloved customers with small custom mods, but in case they take a long time and more efforts than editing a couple of php or css lines, we would recommend hiring an independent developer to help you with the task. or simply post it as a request at

– Presales questions don’t have to go through the steps above! Email any question. anytime.

– VIP* customers receive unlimited and prompt support by email.

*: VIP customers are the ones they bought more than 3 of our products. Our replies are always fast, since 87% of our clients are VIP.

3.4.2 – 10/03/2018
-Updated Directory 4X

3.4.1 – 08/03/2018
-Updated Directory 4X

3.4 – 30/05/2017
-Included into the folder of the theme.
It’s a separated version that’s compatible with vantage 4.X.
You can download it and install it manualy over Vantage 4.X
//See changelogs of Vantage 4.0.1

3.3 – 01/09/2015
-Compatible with Vantage 3.0.3
-//See changelogs of Vantage 3.0.3

3.2.4 – 18/03/2015

– Fixed minor css bugs

3.2.3 – 18/03/2015

– Fixed minor css bugs
– Compatible with Vantage 1.4
//See changelogs of Vantage 1.4

3.2.2 – 22/12/2014
– Fixed a minor css bug in listing pages

3.2.1 – 17/12/2014
– Fixed ipad/mobile links
– Enhanced responsiveness
– Fixed minor css bugs

3.2 – 30/09/2014
– Fixed featured ribbon on listings archive
– Added featured event slider option
– fixed minor responsiveness bugs
– Fixed grid/list cookies on inner pages
– Added css to improve the compatibility with shortys plugin

3.1 – 15/07/2014
– Fixed map issue for a php verion
– fixed minor responsiveness bugs
– Fixed default grid/list mode option
– Added two translated words
– Added admin options to change footer copyrights
– Compatible with Vantage 1.3.3
//See changelogs of Vantage 1.3.3

3.0 – 13/06/2014
– This is an exceptional release, We jumped the version from 1.0.1 to 3.0 in order to prevent the wordpress free theme to overwrite ours.
– Fixed pagination issue in the home page
– fixed minor responsiveness bugs
– Fixed default grid/list mode option
– Added few translated words
– Fixed minor css issues

1.0.1 – 26/05/2014
– Fixed responsiveness issues
– Added few css hacks for most used vantage plugins
– Fixed default grid/list mode option
– Fixed minor css issues
– Enhanced the header map icons

1.0 – 08/05/2014
– First release
– Compatible with Vantage 1.3.2
//See changelogs of Vantage 1.3.2

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 Comments (849)

  • kudangaroni

    Hi Spartac,

    Quick Q. Using your directory theme, the admin bar is missing. Is this by default? If not how can I fix this issue? Thanks in advance

  • kudangaroni

    Awesome – I’m decent at editing php files. Which file and line do I need to change?

  • anuraagv

    Hi Spartc

    Is there a way to change the colors of “Add a Business” and “Add an Event” to a custom color of my choice? I know we can change the color theme but I want to choose a custom color not available in color theme in Directory.


    • author

      No , there is no option for that one, but you can use firebug to inspect the element and change its background to what you want and paste the code to the custom css field
      add this code
      #sidebar .widget_create_listing_button, #sidebar .widget_create_event_button {background-color #cc0000; border-color: #cc0000}

      change the color codes to what you like then save settings

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  • kudangaroni

    Thanks spartac. I’ll test your new version

  • pumudi

    hello spartac,
    i installed the vantage child theme. but not activate and view the black dot in my site. plz help me…

  • Kristina

    Hello! I purchased your child theme awhile ago and am just now getting around to customizing it on a test sandbox site, which has a handful of sample listings added to it.

    It was going fine until today, when I noticed something odd I need to address or fix before I put it on the live Vantage site I have, which has 1800+ listings.

    When I looked at the written overview for my existing listings on the sample site, I have multiple paragraphs of text, but all of the paragraphs run together with no space between each paragraph.

    When I click “edit listing” and view it in text-only mode, the proper html codes are there


    When I hit “enter” a few times to try and insert new line breaks, they don’t “take.”

    Then I created an entirely new listing. I hit “enter” after each of four paragraphs. When I viewed the NEW listing, it was perfect.

    But, any EXISTING listing which was there before I added this theme, all run together.

    What could be causing this? Something in the CSS style sheet I’m sure, but I don’t know where to begin to figure this out.

    I have screen captures of the various stages of this problem if that helps.

    • Kristina

      Oh gosh, now w hen I tour the demo site, I see many of the same listings where the paragraphs all run together as one big jumble — this is what I’m seeing on my site, too:

      • author

        Hi Kristina,
        Before all, that paragraph is just for demos purpose, we added them for many listings . no issue with that at all. I can change it if you want.
        what’s your vantage’s version ? did you try to activate vantage and see how it goes with it? because our theme only displays the content of vantage as it is.
        if you want, send the admin creds to support @ so I can take a look at it.
        Best regards

  • simedia

    Hello there. The sample site *is* a live site. I just meant it’s a sandbox site I use to play with various plug ins and features, and isn’t the primary site I’ll be using your theme on.

    The sample site did have Vantage activated, and then we installed your child theme and activated that.

    The Vantage version is 3.0.6.

    I will send log-in details to you.

    • author

      I’ll take a look and try to change the format of the reviews and see how it goes.
      at any case , I will provide all the support possible either the issue is coming from vantage or our theme 🙂

  • azerty514

    Hello spartac,

    Any update or release coming soon ?

    • author

      Hi Azerty514,
      There is a new updatewe are working on, but there is no ETA for it, since everything is stable, we wait to collect few more features and bugs’ fixes to make it worthy to be released.

  • rmasters

    I am having a problem with the Directory Theme. I am able to upload and save the featured image on the listing however when I click save the image that I selected disappears. I have researched the problem and even had my Hosting company check my permissions and I am still unable to get the Feature Image to stay attached to the listing. Can you help me?

    • author

      Hi Rich,
      can you please go to appearance and activate vantage theme and test the same approach on it, so we can see from where this issue is coming
      Also, deactivate all the plugins and if you have a cache one, DELETE IT, not only deactivate, because even deactivated, it keeps data saved.
      Yes, I suspect on the hosting and folder’s permissions, like the ” upload” one, but let’s see and we debug it until we put our hand on the cause.
      From my side, I don’t have such issue either on the demo site or local one, but do what I said above and let’s see ! I am here to help 🙂

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      • rmasters

        Thank you very much for your response :o) The problem seems to be that whenever I go to add the featured image onto a listing it disappears when I try to save it. I tried everything, I disabled all of the plug ins, reinstalled the Vantage and Directory Theme, adjusted the permissions on my files and even contacted the Web host and they are having a hard time figuring out what it is as well. If you email me I can send you a user name and a password for the Web site in order for you to go in to see what I mean. It’s weird because I use this theme on 4 different Web sites and only 1 is working. If you view the Web site (This is a working Web site) however I also have,, and which are all the Web sites that I am having the problem with. I would appreciate all the help that you can offer :o) Thank you so very much

        • author

          Hi Rich,
          all the websites are hosted on the same plan? same server? same php version and same settings?
          I assume it has something to do with the hosting settings.
          can you activate vantage theme and see if it works or not?

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          • rmasters

            Thank you very much for your assistance. Thank you very much for your assistance
            I did what you requested
            I went to appearances > Vantage Theme > Activated it
            I deactivated all plug ins
            I deleted the Super Cache Plug in
            I attempted to upload a featured image to my listing and it disappeared once I clicked save. It is the exact same host with the same database

          • author

            so it must be something with the upload folder, perhaps it’s not well chmoded and that folder isnt writable.
            And these steps cleared that it’s not a problem with directory theme nor with vantage.
            Can you send ftp access + url + admin access by email to support @ ?

          • rmasters

            Thank you very much for your response, I emailed the information that you requested :o)

          • rich

            I tried everything that you suggested, I contacted my hosting company and did everything that they suggested including deleting everything and starting all over again and it seemed to work for a few listings and then all of a sudden I had the same problem. I spent hours and days on this going back and forth and I have come to the conclusion that it is in my best interest to build this site with another child theme. It is a wonderful concept and would be great if it worked the way I needed it to work. It’s just a bit frustrating that I spend so much time and money good luck with everything, cheers

          • author

            I am really sorry to hear that.
            But I remember I logged in to your website and saved the featured image and showed it to you, then when you tried it didnt work.
            As you see, the problem isnt about child themes, You can try with other child themes, but in case it doesnt work on vantage activated , so it won’t work on any child theme. Also, it’s very weird that I could save the image and in the first attempt.
            Anyway Rich, if you still cannot get it to be resolved and although it’s not our child theme’s issue, but It would be fair to get your money back. if you want to proceed, please contact appthemes about it.
            I am very sorry one more time for this inconvenience.
            Best regards

  • author

    I will take a look and fix the necessary

  • edinelson

    Gostaria de saber se para funcionar o tema directory eu tenho que comprar o tema vantage primeiro?

  • hsbba


    I am not having any luck with support provided from Rahim
    I contacted him on the 28th and four additional times and and he hasn’t helped at all. He keeps insisting that there are no problems.

    My website has either been loading extremely slow or not at all. I have had numerous clients have the same problems while attempting to access from their individual computers.

    I have called my hosting company numerous times to troubleshoot with them and verify the problem is not on their end.

    When just the Vantage theme is installed, the site loads fine. It is when the “Directory Child Theme for Vantage” is installed that the website does not load.

    I spent alot of time building the site using the child theme and really don’t want to start over without it.

    I checked and the problem being reported with the site is that the problem is within the CSS.

    It’s been a full week since I asked for help with this. My customers are extremely upset with me.

    Please help!


    • author

      Hi Shannon,
      I replied you this morning. for me yuour site loads fine, not blocked or a blank page as you reported in your emails.but I notice some weird behaviours.

      could you please activate vantage for couple of minutes so we will see the differences , in matter of content, your install isnt working properly ( as our theme does, the tabs arent working ) so there must be another conflict , not the theme, You can see the demos or I send other urls of other customers using it.
      Also, when you load the home page with tabs, it means more content, unlike vantage default archive layout ( events, featured listings and recent ones, all together).
      one more thing, deactivate every plugin and we try again . perhaps one of them is causing this issue. let’s give it a try .

  • hsbba


    Thanks for getting back with me.
    I have activated the Vantage theme.

    I have previously tried to rule out the plugins by deactivating them all at once and then one at a time. Just let me know what I should do.

    I can also give you my sign on info if you want to go in and peak around.

    I really appreciate your help!


  • xsyren

    Hi Spartac,

    Just sent you an email regarding the positioning of the map on the sidebar with screenshot.

    Look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Many thanks,


  • xsyren

    Hi Spartac,

    As requested, I have emailed you the URL & admin access.

    Hope it can be resolved soon.

    Many thanks,


  • marioalonso

    good morning, I wonder if they have documentation and support in Spanish. Thank you very much

    • author

      @mario: I am sorry, for now there is no docs in spanish, even the english one, we are still preparing it.
      Anything You’d need, we would be here
      @xsyren : I am very glad I could help.
      you can try to install it again, sometimes cache and security plugins save cached data that conflicts with any new code update. so I had to deactivate it.
      I edited the file style.css though
      Cheers for both :p)

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  • xsyren

    Hi Spartac,

    I have just had a look, that’s amazing! Thank you for such a great theme and fast response time.

    I can see one of the plugins I was using has been deleted, it that what caused the problem? I don’t want to install it again if it creates the problem.

    Many thanks,

  • xsyren

    @Spartac – you are a Star! Thanks Again 🙂

  • Nanette Oosthuizen

    I am very interested in your theme, but first need to understand a few things please. For my business listing I will use a model where I will have regional agents that will do listings on behalf of clients. I also will have clients that will do their own listings. I want listings to have an expiration date. Clients will have to choose between 1 month, 3, 6 or 12 month packages. The agents should also be able to list ads for a certain time period according to the client that they are listing on behalf of. Would your theme cater for these requirements? I see you have email notifications. I will use only wire transfer payments at this point in time as Paypal and stipe is not available in South Africa. Do you send a invoice automatically? Also do you cater for ZAR currency? I need to be able to invoice the agents every month on what they should pay me. Does your theme cater for such reports. I would need an export of each agent (author) and the listings expiration date. The agent should also be notified of when a listing is going to expire I guess if they do the listing, then it is obvious that they will receive the notification.

    Do you have a import function to import categories and custom features.

    Does your locations populate automatically i.e if I choose a certain province or state, it will automatically list the city? If not, can I import a list of cities? Also can I limit it to South Africa and exclude all other countries? Does the location cater for a non physical location. I would like to list a website for example of an organisation that does not have a physical location. Or if someone gives seminars, but gives them all over the country how do I address those listings?

    • author

      Thanks for your comments.
      First, I have to tell you that Directory theme is a child theme for vantage , which includes most of the options you listed but the others, unfortunately not!
      The model You explained, would require lot of advanced custom mods, core code ones to fit what you need.
      -The model of allowing agents to list listings isnt available. as well as the invoice one for the wire transfer
      It’s easy to add a new currency, but in case it’s not supported by paypal and other gateways, means it will only work with manual payment.
      I don’t want to disappoint you, but vantage and directory theme will cover only 70% of the framework you want to achieve, and the rest will have to be done through some advanced customization.
      Best regards

  • Mohsen Abbasi

    What about RtL support?

    • author

      Hi Mohsen,
      I am sorry, our theme not fully RTL compatible,It’s already planed to make it so in one of the next updates
      Best regards

  • Welson Jr

    Amigo não teremos mais atualizações do produto.

    • author

      Hi Welson,
      We are waiting for vantage big upgrade to update our theme, it’s working perfectly now with the current version of vantage, but in few days we will update it, and you’ll receive a copy.
      Best regards

  • Kay


    I am considering creating a directory website, but I am very green when it comes to the proper steps. My first question is, do I have to have to Vantage parent theme in order to install and operate the child theme?

    Also, would it be easy for me to post featured offers or coupons for some of the listings?


    • author

      Hi Kay,
      Thank you for your message.
      You don’t need to worry about creating your website, we are here to help.
      answering your questions, Yes, vantage theme should be installed before you activate directory theme on it, You’ll have double features and options, taking vantage as the framework of directory theme.
      Yes if would be very easy for you ( as the admin of the site) to post featured offers but regarding the coupons, please explain this part more, do you mean soime listings provide coupons so you show the coupons on the listings content??

  • wzoj

    Com a grande versão de vantage seu tema filho será todo repaginado?

    • author

      Hi Wzoj,
      Thanks for your comment.
      vantage 4.0 still hasn’t release yet, once it’s done, we would update our theme to be fully compatible with it.

  • Iosif

    Hi ,
    1. If i would more images for each client, it is possible to add 30 images?
    2.I can leave customers to add larger image ?
    3.Images are automatically optimized?
    4.If I want to add multiple images, then move between them, can it?

    • author

      Hi Losif,
      1-You can achieve that by editing vantage theme’s doable
      2-no option for that but you can customize it yourself ( some dev skills are needed)
      3-yes images are automatically optimized
      4-I am not sure I understood your point

  • Krishna

    Sorry, Page Not Found –

    The page or listing you are trying to reach no longer exists or has expired.

    error throwing when clicking to “Add a business now”.

    • author

      Hi Krishna,
      could you please send url + admin access by email to support @ ?
      I’ll look at it

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