HivePress – Business Directory & Classified Ads WordPress Plugin


HivePress is an easy-to-use, extensible, and highly customizable plugin that allows you to create any type of directory website.

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Whether it’s a business directory, job board, real estate, classified ads, or staff directory, HivePress is an excellent choice for it!

This plugin comes with all the essential features for building a directory website to allow users easily add, manage and search listings:

  • Listing Categories – Add categories for different listing types.
  • Custom Fields – Add custom fields to the listing form.
  • Search Filters – Turn any custom field into a search filter.
  • Location Search – Enable the location-based listing search.
  • Ratings & Reviews – Allow users to leave reviews for listings.
  • Private Messages – Allow users to send private messages.
  • Favorite Listings – Allow users to keep a list of favorite listings.

Crucial features like user registration, listing moderation, and captcha protection are also available by default.

Moreover, if you ever need to customize any of the HivePress page templates or email notifications, you can do this without coding skills using the familiar WordPress editor.

Monetization Options

With HivePress, you can create a business, not just a website. There are at least a few ways to monetize your directory, for example:

  • Paid Listings – Charge users for adding listings.
  • Featured Listings – Charge users for advertising listings.
  • Claim Listings – Charge companies for claiming their listings.

Free & Premium Extensions

Enhance your website functionality with just a few clicks using HivePress extensions. While you can build a fully functional directory using free extensions only, premium extensions may also be useful depending on your website requirements.

Niche-Specific Themes

HivePress comes with a free ListingHive theme that is fully compatible with HivePress and its official extensions. Also, there are a few premium themes with more tailored design and functionality for various directory and marketplace niches.

Developer Features

If you have at least basic coding skills, then look no further because HivePress is powered by the most customizable and extensible framework for directory websites:

  • Structured Code – We follow the WordPress coding standards, so the codebase is well-structured and readable.
  • Easy Theming – Styling and overriding layouts is very intuitive due to block-based templates and BEM CSS notation.
  • Hooks API – A collection of actions and filters for customizing or extending the core HivePress functionality.
  • REST API – There’s an API endpoint for every action, so you can integrate HivePress with third-party platforms.
  • Docs & Snippets – Never get stuck with our collection of ready-made code snippets, API references, and docs.

Support & Community

HivePress is directly supported by its developers, people who know the plugin inside and out, so any issues are resolved in the best way possible. Join the community to report a bug, suggest a feature, or vote for suggestions to help us make HivePress better!



September 10, 2023
Was surprisingly greeted with: The current theme doesn't declare HivePress support, if you notice any styling issues please consider using one of the official themes instead. One of the most popular themes and the default twenty twenty-three theme aren't for this. I went and got one their recommended theme. Listinghive. Well after spending all night on this... You Can't easily make styling edits such as changing the Menu Background, Hover and Active Menu. Looking at the "Community Support" I see a lot of:If design customizations are required for your site please consider hiring someone on Fiverr So if one of the demos is exactly as what you need, then fine. Else prepare yourself for late nights and lots of coffee! What a rabbit hole and waist of time.
July 27, 2023
Tossing up between Hivepress and one other. So very glad we chose Hivepress! Because it's open sourced, we could customise our page and get insightful tips and help from the community forum that is actively moderated. Started with the free ListingHive theme and was impressed and got the paid extensions! Keep up the awesome work guys! The community thanks you!

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