It’s Simple, Anyone Can Do It!
You don’t need to be a computer expert or internet whiz to have a great looking business directory. With WordPress and Vantage, it’s easy. Just download Vantage and activate in WordPress with a simple button click and you’re ready. It couldn’t be easier
Monetize Your Site
Directory sites are well known in the online marketing community as a stable and reliable source of income. Charge for single listings and charge a premium for featured listings. You can also generate income from traffic with free listings.
Vantage single listing page
Single Listing Details Page
Every detail a business could want all on one page. Location, contact info, web and social links, pictures, tags and more. Our powerful form builder lets you add even more info with custom fields. Overview tab allows business owners to tell the story of their enterprise with text and HTML.
User Generated Ratings and Reviews
Give people a reason to come back to your site again and again and again with user reviews. Businesses are rated on a five-star rating system. Reviews can be moderated, so you have complete control. Coming in Vantage 1.1…business owners will be able to respond to reviews!
Offer multiple payment plans
Flexible, Powerful Pricing Plans
Vantage pricing plans give you plenty of ways to generate income. Create multiple pricing plans. Assign plans to categories. Offer featured listings on home page and category pages. Your imagination will be the only limit to the kinds of plans you create.
Create a Community with Social Features
Social integration is a must and Vantage let’s you stir up a frenzied buzz. Both businesses and users can list Facebook and Twitter accounts and we made sure that Vantage works with important social plugins like ShareThis and Social Connect.
The most advanced & customizable WordPress search around gets even better in Vantage. Our refine search module includes helpful sorting features, a radius (by city or zip code) slider for pinpoint accuracy (due to geo-coding each ad using the Google Maps API) and category-specific filtering.
Don’t wait for business owners to come to you! Entice them to sign up with our claim a listing function. Populate your site by importing or inputting tons of listings, mark specific listings as “claimable”, then let business owners claim and pay for the listing.
Sky’s the Limit with Custom Forms
Vantage is the first directory theme that is flexible enough to fit your specific needs. Need to collect data that is unique to your directory’s niche? Use our custom form builder to add the custom fields you need with text, radio buttons, checkboxes and select menus.
Clean & Simple Administration
We keep things simple so it’s easy to take control of your Vantage site. We include options for everything from the smallest detail to the biggest features. With Vantage, you’re in charge!
Google Maps Integration
Some directories need maps, some don’t. Vantage let’s you decide. There’s map widget for listing pages that shows the precise location of the business. We also put a location finder map on the create a listing form so business owners know they are choosing the exact location when creating a listing.
Everyone gets a dashboard with Vantage, not just business owners. The dashboard is the nerve center for your site’s users – a single page where they have access to all their reviews, contact info, site stats and business listings. Each listing is clearly marked with current status: pending, active or expired.
Not Just a Directory, a Complete Website
Sometimes you need more than just a directory site. Vantage keeps the blog and CMS features that make WordPress so powerful and popular. Use the blog to promote your directory or create a content-rich portal for a real world community (cities, counties, etc) and an online ones.
We understand how important SEO is for your business. Our themes are built to instantly take advantage of the SEO muscle that makes WordPress the most search engine friendly CMS around. All you need to worry about is running your business.
Your Vantage site is going to be huge! But how will your users remember the listings they go back to again and again? With “Favorites”! This Vantage feature lets users mark listings as “favorite” so they can view them in their customer dashboard.
Custom Widgets Galore!
Vantage works with all the native WordPress widgets plus custom widgets including: popular categories, related categories, recent listings, recent reviews, single listing map widget, social links, and multiple ad widgets for different locations in the theme.
Our API enables developers to customize functionality without having to modify the theme code. It uses action and filter hooks that work the same exact way native WordPress core hooks do. This makes it a breeze to build on top our themes.
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Sometimes images just don’t do the job. Restaurants want to add menus. Auto repair shops might want a pricing sheet with services offered. Other businesses may want to upload brochures. With Vantage, business owners can add PDF files to their listing and show off their business even more.
Responsive design and code means that Vantage changes layout for optimal viewing on any device. This means easy reading and navigation with no hassle.