roo! Framework

roo! Framework


roo! Framework is a full-featured, compact and quick to set up framework for creating link directories, business directories, classified ad listings, jobs, article directories, recipe lists and more. Packaged as a plugin for WordPress, roo! Framework allows users to add their items to your directory based on multiple criteria.

roo! Framework uses a powerful review system and it is based on pure WordPress custom post types and taxonomies, using native WordPress comments.

roo! Framework merges 3 plugins into one compatible framework: Jobbin, Roo Classifieds and Roo Link Directory. Migration is possible from these plugins using the new Migrate tab inside roo! Settings panel.


  • Add the [roo] shortcode in any page or post to display the framework
  • You can use the page shortcode parameter to display individual pages, for example [roo page="add"] will display only the Add Item page
  • You can use the summary shortcode – [roo page="summary"] – to display a quick summary (latest items with optional Google Maps)
  • You can use the search shortcode – [roo page="search"] – to display a search form
  • You can use the category shortcode – [roo category="My Category"] – to display a certain category
  • You can use the item shortcode – [roo item="My First Item"] – to display a certain item


Edit the item and add a flavour (like a post tag), for example “highlight”. Then create a ”.highlight” class in your stylesheet and add the desired style (background, border, text style).


Items can be added both by administrator via the back-end form and by users via the front-end form. Filling in all text fields and textareas will make sure your items get maximum visibility. Keep your title simple and keywords rich. From the roo! Items section you can modify or delete your existing items.

Whenever an item is pending, a bubble notification will show you how many items are waiting for publishing.

You can view or edit the item before approving it, or simply delete it if it does not fit your site’s theme or is simply spammy.

You can add an unlimited number of categories and subcategories and set their desired order.

You can add an unlimited number of types and subtypes. Some example item types would be buy or sell for a classified ads board, or part-time, full-time or freelance for a job board.


This is a great plugin. The author is quick to respond to inquiries and was nice enough to implement my suggestion to add the ability to exclude categories, allowing you to use more than one directory on a single site!

Thanks very much for this plugin, works great with buddypress, ive been searching for a directory plugin for a while now, and yours has to be the best so far, easy to use and integrate, thanks again

Just want to say a big thanks to the developer of this plugin, it’s awesome and really filling a gap in the market for wordpress, I spent so much time looking for something similar and nothing came close in a plugin. [...] for $16 this is a steal!

There are NO good business directory plugins out there which are easily customisable. I can see straight away that yours is leaps and bounds better!!! Thank-you so much!

This is a very slick plugin and I encourage anyone sitting on the fence to buy it and support future development. This is plugin that will create real added value to any blog site.