Directoryapp - Business Directory

Directoryapp - Business Directory

DirectoryApp is a geolocation aware business directory script written in PHP. With this script you can build “Yellow Pages” type of sites, city guides, local businesses classifieds and so on. This script is continuously being developed and updated.

Directory Features Overview

  • Configurable billing plans (free, paid, one time payment, monthly payment, featured listing)
  • Google Maps, Mapbox, OpenStreetMap, HERE, TomTom, Wikimedia Maps compatible
  • Geolocation support
  • Payment Gateways: Paypal, Stripe, 2Checkout, MercadoPago
  • Custom fields per category
  • Claim listings so you can populate your site with listings then let business owners claim and pay for the listing.
  • Contact owner form for each listing
  • Search by custom field
  • Create static pages
  • Built-in contact page (contact site owner) with form to email
  • Templating system
  • Rating system
  • User reviews and comments
  • Login with Facebook, Twitter and email account
  • Multiple currencies support
  • Responsive design
  • SEO optmized, friendly URLs, powerful meta descriptions
  • Translations files in plain text format (editable in notepad or similar) including the admin area
  • Fast page load times
  • No frameworks, all native PHP code
  • Intuitive and simplified files and folders structure, no complicated nested folders makes it easy to edit
  • Fast support
  • Already translated to: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Russian, Italian

Custom Fields

DirectoryApp is one of the very few scripts that allows you to create “Custom Fields” on a category level or create global custom fields. For example, you can create a “Delivery (yes/no)” field and it shows up only for listings in the “Food” category. Or you can create a “Free Wi-fi” field to let users search for listings that offer free wi-fi. Custom fields can be required/optional and also searchable.

Custom Fields is a very powerful feature and most our competitors doen’t offer this feature in their scripts!

Monetize Your Directory

Flexible pricing plans allows you to create one time payments as well as monthly subscriptions. Current payment gateways supported are:

  • Paypal
  • Stripe
  • 2Checkout
  • MercadoPago

Claim Listings

With this feature you can kickstart your directory by inputting or mass importing* listings and let business owners claim and pay for the listings so that they can edit, correct and add additional information. * Mass importing available as a service.

Create Pages

You can create static pages on the back end. It’s useful for things like “About Us”, “Terms and Conditions”, “Policy”, “FAQ” pages.

Map Providers

Starting in June 2018, Google will introduce new usage limits to its Maps API. Currently users are allowed 750,000 free map views a month but after the change, the free usage limit will decrease to only 28,000 requests a month. That’s a 96% downgrade. Due to this change, Directoryapp now supports multiple map providers: Mapbox, HERE, TomTom, Wikimedia, OpenStreetMap and Google Maps. You can choose one or multiple ones. If you select multiple map providers Directoryapp will randomly select one on page load.

Page Speed

Page speed is a feature. According to Google, pages must load within 1000ms.

Now here’s a result of a page load test for this script installed on a shared hosting account (960ms):!/bdcpGw/

Try testing each one of the scripts that you’re interested in, to see if they can load each page around 1000ms. You can use for testing as it’s one of the more popular tools used by site owners and SEOs.

Use Cases

You can use this script to build niche directories, here are some examples:

  • Restaurants and bars directory
  • Health care directory
  • Automotive listings (dealers, repair, parts and supplies, tires, etc)
  • Church listings
  • Local area directory
  • Night life directory
  • Pets directory
  • and much more


Currently available in: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German.

Directory Admin Demo

The admin demo is installed on another URL, for now located on the address below:

pass: 1234

To access the admin area, click the “Admin” button on the top right, then “Admin Area” in the drop down menu.

Please note that this admin demo is not connected to the main demo (Live Preview) so changes made in this admin demo will not change the Live Preview.

User Guide

Please access the user guide at:


  • PHP 5.5+
  • MySQL 5.6.*+ (Requires FULLTEXT search in InnoDB)


business directory, city guide script, business listings, classified ads, foursquare, google maps, geolocation directory, responsive, restaurant reviews, yellow pages, yelp, clone, google places, directory scripts