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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)

  • robertnbg

    hi aptthemes make new directory theme do you update your child theme now?

    • author

      Hi Robert,
      Ofcourse, we are waiting the new vantage 4.0 to be released so we upgrade our themes to be fully compatible with it

  • robertnbg

    its online i download and install yesterday

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  • wzoj

    Atualização para o Vantage 4.0.1 vai sair quando?

    • author

      Hi b3d1,
      We are still waiting for the very stable version of vantage , we have started updating Bfinder to be compatible but we have no ETA for the next update.
      Best regards

  • websmart

    Is the theme compatible with vantage 4.0.1 now?

    Thank you!

  • Jessica

    Hello Spartac,

    I’m relatively new at this and have a few questions.

    I’m currently using Vantage by SiteOrigin Version 1.5.9 and WordPress Version 4.7.4.
    I’ve create the site, but now want to add the Directory to the site, to use as a single brand business with multiple locations, the directory would be listed on the site under Our Location in the navigation bar.

    If you take glance at this page you will see what I’m trying to accomplish they are using Business Directory theme.

    Is this something I would be able to do with your directory, would it be something that a newbie could do?


    • author

      Hi Jessica,
      You are welcome here 🙂
      Unfortunately, my theme works only with vantage by appthemes, you cannot use it with SiteOrigin one.
      With our theme you can skin your vantage (by appthemes) theme and make it as strong and flexible as our demo here
      Users can post their listings and you – as the admin – can manage everything.
      Let me know how I can help You better

  • mllerena

    Hi there, I upgraded to Vantage 4.x . Is this child theme compatible with it?

    • author

      No, not for now, we wait like 1 week until appthemes update vantage to 4.1 so we upgrade directory theme.
      The reason behind this, that we see that vantage still hasnt the option to migrate old listings ( from 3.X to 4.X), so if you upgrade, You’ll lose manythings. we wait for them to fix it and launch the 4.1 then we release our Directory 4.0.
      Let me know how I can help you better about this.
      Best regards

  • mllerena

    Hi there spartac.
    I see, it makes sense.
    In my case I have nothing to migrate. Brand new site.
    Should I wait still?


    • author

      Hi mllerena,
      Yes please wait couple of days.we are packing it up and at the same time we put an eye on vantage 4.1

  • rajchappeta

    Getting an error with Vantage

    Fatal error: Class ‘APP_Map_Provider_Registry’ not found in /home/content/a2pewpnas01_data01/31/4086831/html/wp-content/themes/directory/functions.php on line 838

    Sometimes, Directory theme asking to install Siteorigin’s Vantage theme..

    • author

      you can now download your directory theme. you find the packed within, install it over vantage 4.X theme. It would work properly.

  • mllerena

    Hi spartac, I downloaded it, installed it and got this error message on my site –

    Error thrown

    Call to undefined function appthemes_get_feed_url()

  • mllerena

    Hi there spartac, Version: 4.0.1

    • author

      could you please send admin access + url to support @ jobthemes .com ?
      that version you are using isnt compatible with vantage 4.X , give me few minutes, I am going to include it zippped inside the directory theme folder.which you can install manually.

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  • mllerena

    okay. where can I download the correct version for the Vantage version that I have?
    Thanks, Mike

    • author

      I am packing it, You’ll be able to download it from your appthemes downloads , tthen you download directory theme, You unzip it, you’d find inside the folder. upload it like any theme ( using wp admin / appearance , then go to themes, and add new theme and activate it.
      as I said I am packing it, you’ll be able to download it in a while.

  • rajchappeta

    Again I’m getting the same problem. What to do with these themes?

    Sent mail to, no reply!!!

    • author

      Raj my friend, I helped you yesterday with theme install and it was working perfectly ( you didn’t reply me).
      today you sent 3 emails (2 hours ago), it’s not enough to say ” no reply” . we have been replying other users that they emailede us before you.
      I am going to check that out.

  • rajchappeta


    Sorry for that.
    Rahim replied now. I need old version only (with Events), is it possible to install.

    Thank you.

  • wzoj

    Gostaria de entender uma coisa, Tenho licença vitalicias deste tema e vocês lançam outro? Que dia esse aqui vai ter atualização?

    • author

      We didn’t release another.
      first, you find the second theme directory 4X inside the folder of
      We added it as a new item to not force users to update and lose all their data, because vantage 4.1 is a new theme, not just an update of vantage 3.0.8
      anyway,since you have lifetime license, you’ll have 2 themes inside 1, if you want to keep using vantage 3.0.8, so no need to update.
      if you want to use vantage 4.1 on a new website, or you do the migration, download directory 3.4, unzip it and you’ll find inside, upload it over vantage 4.1, it’s compatible with it.
      conclusion: directory-3.4 works on vantage 3.0.8 ONLY
      and directory-4 works on vantage 4.1 and upper versions ONLY

      You have both themes
      Best regards

  • ketombiri

    VantageVersion: 4.1.0 not being recognised by directory 3.4 what now? says theme is broken and automatically installs

  • ketombiri

    VantageVersion: 4.1.0 not being recognised by directory 3.4 what now? says theme is broken and automatically installs vantage by site origin

    • author

      could you please send url + admin access to support @ , I am going to look at it now.
      have you installed vantage 4.1 and it was working just fine ? because it seems that You are running into this issue
      there is another theme named vantage on and it’s being updated automatically and it overwrites vantage by appthemes. so with or without directory theme

      You have to make sure you have fresh install of vantage 4.1, because the theme folder inside wp-content/ must be named like this appthemes-vantage/ instead of vantage/

      send url and admin access, I will look into it.

  • enrique_traun


    having vanatge 4.1 and installes directory 4.x and get following error message:

    This theme requires the following plugins: Revolution Slider and Wolf Twitter.

    having multisite WP installation.

    Any idea what to do?


    • author

      Hi Enrique,
      That’s a notice not an error,
      The revslider plugin is included within directory theme folder here directory-4x\includes\install\plugins
      so you should be logged in as super admin => plugins and see if you still can install it automatically.Or, you simply click on add a plugin => upload the zip file inside the path above and activate it.. sometimes wp networks settings disable the tool to auto install plugins combined within the themes.
      Best regards

  • milani

    Can i place adsene ads on every page like listing search page listing page etc

  • Umar Saeed

    Hi, Is the same design will work on 4.x vantage?

    Also the paid listings will work using this child theme??

    I want to know these two things and I am ready to purchase.


    • author

      Hi Umar
      Thanks for your comment.
      Yes .it works with vantage 4x
      And if you mean by the paid listings.the module of vantage that charges users for yes it works perfectly with that.
      If you mean by that a third party just need to make sure that plugin works with vantage 4x .if it directoy works with that too.
      Best regards

  • jonhayes86

    Could I please get some assistance , I purchased the vantage directory child theme over 4 days ago , I’ve paid to have it set up and it’s still not configured properly , missing buttons , categories, features and no way to register , I don’t understand what the issue is , The forum support told me I need to contact you directly, Iv already emailed you.

    • author

      We are sorry for thelate reply.
      Please send url and admin access by email to support we will help you to set it up immediately.
      Make sure you are using directory child theme with vantage by appthemes the version 4.x ..I wait for your reply to get this sorted.

  • jonhayes86

    As stated in my previous emails to you , the forum support and appthemes support I purchased the vantage 3x specificly because I wanted the older style layout and options however I see now that it is no longer properly supported , I also supplied my logins previously to your email and forum support but no one responded or could help.. I honestly cant understand why the theme is not properly setup to be able to function correctly out of the box or able to allow outside developers and fiverr sellers to work on the theme unless it was intentional that it is unfriendly to outside devs , in any case I will be going with a different theme and will not be using appthemes products , thank you.

  • robertnbg

    to jonhayes86
    there is no support from appthemes themes
    you can not open ticket and support help you
    we have lot of trouble last year first time we see seller without support
    there is only a forum maybe someone can answer and help you
    we buy premium package but its same
    no support mean no support
    child theme seller can help you a little bit with child theme
    so if you beginner this is wrong theme for you
    we make websites and use it and for something we can not do we use fiverr people to fix it

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  • jonhayes86

    Yes I see now theres no support at all , and I have hired multiple fiverr sellers but they all have said the themes are codded in a way that you will need to get support from the creator to properly customize and make changes , so they are very unfriendly to outside developers to work on them , I suspect this is either intentional or due to very bad codding , I have had dozens of themes installed before and never once had issues like this , usually its a easy process to install perfectly working along with demo data and all functionalitys , in any case I cannot build a project on a theme that is not supported or able to be worked on by any wordpress developer so I will not be using these theme , but thank you for your answer and suggestions though!

  • gyarb

    Hi I have the 3.4 of the Directory theme that does not expire. I want the one that works with Vantage 4.0 so do I need to purchase the newer version or will the version I have be updated to the Directory 4.X version?

    • author

      You don’t need so.
      download your directory 3.4, unzip it in your local machine.. You’ll find a zipped file named, upload this as a new theme.. this is the same zip of the other directory 4.x.
      make sure you backup your full website before you do any action.

  • Cheryl

    Hi, I am looking for a directory plug-in or theme that has a lot of support for mixed “location-dependent” AND “online businesses”, or advertisers that provide both. Or allows providers to mark one or more “service areas”. See my example below, does your theme provide any solutions for these types of issues?

    Example of problem: If a reader in NYC is looking for a sleep consultant. They don’t care if it’s someone who has an office in Brooklyn or who is in Oklahoma and only does Skype sessions. They want to see all the sleep consultants available to them and their reviews. How do I get all the NYC-based AND the online professionals to all come up when she searches “Sleep Consultants” in “City”. Or is there another work around?

    Or, another example, if someone is really busy with their new baby and knows they won’t be able to get out of the house, can they do a search for all “online sleep consultants” no matter their location? Thanks.

    • author

      Hi Cheryl,
      Unfortunately, Directory child theme with its parent theme (vantage) were made to be “generalic” based theme-application,so only the owner of the website can define which field he wants to target..He (the admin) can setup categories of the business or location-independent..and setup the locations he wants the listings to come from.. let’s say, only Sleep consultans in NY.So users would submit their listings according to these conditions.. OR/ELSE the admin would simply reject and disaporove the irelevant listings or even users.The admin manages everything.

      I hope this answered your questions,unless, You can explain it more so I try to help better.
      Best regards

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