Best WordPress theme for converting a blog in to a link and article directory

Best WordPress theme for converting a blog in to a link and article directory

This is one of the best WordPress themes for turning your WordPress blog in to a link and article directory. Here are the features of the theme:

1) Overview: From the admin dashboard you can check new listings, links from existing listing packages, new orders, sales, articles, overview of added listings in a month, 10 most popular listings and listings which are expiring soon (if you set up an expiration date for the listings).

2) 8 different templates: There are are more than 8 different template options which comes along with the theme. Also, each template has got different color options like red, green, orange, blue and purple.

3) Mobile support: From the admin panel you can activate the mobile friendly site so that users can submit links and articles from mobile devices.

4) Social network integration: There are fields already created for social networking sites like Twitter, Dribbble, Facebook, Linkedin, Youtube, RSS. You just have to enter the URL of your social networking page and the social networking icon will be included in the site.

5) User registration from front end: A user can register their account entirely from the front end of the site. They don’t have to go to the default WordPress register screen.

6) Default Pages: All the default pages which are necessary for a directory site is already added in the site.

7) Free Image API: Theme uses a free thumbnail API for images so that users can add images and they will be automatically re-sized. You can also configure the image re-sizing options like exact size, crop to fit, landscape, portrait, sharpening, gray scale, sepia, black and white, and negative.

8) Advanced search: Users can search links and articles based on keywords and they can also save their searches.

9) Enable “nofollow” and “link cloaking”: From the admin section you can make links nofollow and you can also cloak the links.

10) Use desired language: You can change the language of almost all the fields and buttons as per your needs.

11) Website layout: You can change the layout of website to make it content width or full page width. You can also individually change the page column layout, home page layout, listing page layout, article page layout and footer layout as per your needs.

12) Website styles: Website styles can be changed from admin panel including menu bar style, object box style, footer style, and slider styles.

13) Custom home page: You can modify and add custom widgets in the home page of the site. These widgets include text, video, Google maps, tabs, search box, recent listings, sliders, widget bars, and category block.

14) Control objects in individual pages: You can control which individual objects are to be displayed in which pages.

15) 7 inbuilt sliders: There are 7 inbuilt sliders with different dimensions in the site. You can also include a custom slider. You can select items to be added to the sliders. The best option is to select featured listings to be displayed in the sliders.

16) Package and memberships: You can create different packages and memberships like Basic, Gold, Silver, etc. The options for these individual packages can be slected as per your needs.

17) Custom fields: You can add custom fields so that users can submit additional information.

18) Coupons: Coupons can be added from the admin section. These coupons can be used by the users for getting discounts on website products.

19) Advertisement ready: Theme is advertisement ready and you can add the advertisements from the admin panel directly.

20) Google tools: Google tools like Analytics, event tracking, sales conversion tracking, Adsense tracking can be enabled directly.

21) Tools: Theme includes some powerful tools like CSV import and export of categories, database, feed imports and other modules. These tools can be used to add data from other sites and other link directory systems like eSyndicate, phpLD, php Link Bid, Link Bid Script, eDirectory, and Dmoz.

22) Payment options: Theme supports almost all the payment options including: Paypal, Google Checkout, Protx (Sagpay), AlertPay, 2Checkout, PayWeb, PayPal Pro, Ebay, eWay, Money Bookers, Setcom, Total Web Solutions, World Pay,, CC Avenue, Payfast, Ideal, Nochex, Realex, MonsterPay, PayTrace and regular bank transfer.

23) Email Manager: You can configure which email has to be sent to a customer on actions like on new orders, welcome email, new registration, payment complete, contact form, private message, new listing alert, when listing is added, updated or expired.

24) User profile page: Users can create a profile page and can check messages and add their favorite listings.