Startup Idea! Set up an online Platform with Business Listing Plugin for WordPress

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When we talk about startup ideas, business listings are always one of the trending topics in the market. So in this article we are going to explain how you can find a great business listing plugin for WordPrese and step by step explain how you can set up your online startup easily. 

Use WordPress as CMS and Litdom as Business Listing Engine 

WordPress is the most famous CMS which you can create an online website with easy but powerful tools. Creating a website with WordPress is as simple as some simple clicks. However, if you need to create a business listing in WordPress you need a plugin which gives you ability to have the features that you need and you can use Listdom which is the best business listing plugin for WordPress.

Listdom Lite Is a Free but Wonderful Plugin 

Listdom lite is a free business listing plugin for WordPress and you can download and install it from WordPress plugins repository. Using Listdom is as simple as WordPress itself and it gives you so many useful functions as simple as possible. In this section we are going to explain how you can set up business listings with Listdom Lite.

First of all we will explain Listings menu options, these options allow you to categorize options and then add business listings. Firstly please add categories, locations, tags, features, labels. These options are for categorizing business listings and you will use them in the add/edit listing process. For example Accountant in categories. Secondly you can add/manage listings in the Listings menu and specify title, description, price, working hours, address, and location on map, categorize options. 

After that you can show business listings and search forms dynamically in the Listdom menu. Firstly go to the Shortcode menu and create a shortcode and use it in a page, in this section you can select more than 90 different skins and styles to show listings on the frontend. For example, half map skin. Secondly you can create search forms dynamically in the “Search Builder” menu and show created search form shortcodes in different pages.

Finally Listdom Lite provide you a great Settings menu which you can find it Listdom menu and define settings for colors, Google Map API key, details page, archive pages, entities slugs. Also Listdom Lite has so many other features that you can see in the Listdom demo website.

A Profession Business Listing With Listdom Pro 

Listdom Pro is a paid business listing plugin for WordPress and gives you so many professional and brilliant features. In this section we are going to explain some of them and how you can use them.

To begin with, Listdom Pro provides front-end add and manage listings features so your users can add their business listings in the front-end and without accessing the back-end. You can have this by adding Listdom Dashboard to a page and then use it.

After that, you can add more fields to add/edit listing form and by Attributes or Custom Fields feature of Listdom Pro. You can have custom fields per category or for all categories. For example, the Accept Delivery field is a good example for the businesses that are in the food and drink category. 

Then we will talk about OpenStreetMap which is a free map and does not have an API key. If you have experience in working with Google Maps you know that it needs API Key and some people do not like this so Listdom Pro already solves it. As soon as you install Listdom Pro LeafletJS option will add to Map Providers and you can use it easily.

Finally, Listdom Pro provides so many other professional features like embed codes to add YouTube videos, MAP search features, and… which you can see full list on Listdom demo website.

Unique Features with Listdom Add-ons 

We are going to talk about unique features that Listdom Add-ons provide you. Do you want to provide business listings on mobile apps? Listdom Android/IOS apps will help you with this. On the other hand, importing so many business listings from a CSV file will make the lunch process so faster. Listdom CSV importer addon has been developed for this. 

If you want to charge users when they add their business listings, subscriptions addon will help you to have this feature. Listdom already has more than 25 add-ons and each one can give you great additional functionalities.


Listdom Pro, Listdom Lite, Listdom add-ons are great solutions to have business listings in WordPress. You can start with Listdom Lite which is free and then migrate to Listdom Pro and after that use Listdom Add-ons as simple as what WordPresa provides.