Have you ever wondered how to create a directory in WordPress?  Performancing recently did a great job tackling this subject in a lengthy post about Building Web Directories in WordPress.

Among the methods covered in this post are two great WordPress plugins for creating a web directory.  The plugins mentioned are the Link Directory Plugin and the WP-Directory Plugin.  It is unclear, however, if either works with the most recent version of WordPress.  If you’ve tried either, please confirm in the comments below.

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  1. snipe says:

    Just an FYI, the linkback.org site is listed with FF3 and Google as a possible malware site. :( Going to try the other one.

  2. Computer security says:

    Both plugins are good but there is a security issue. There will be a lot of spam and if the spam guards inside work well its good otherwise there will be a mess up in your content system.

  3. Praveen says:

    How to create a download directory ?
    I wish to upload softawers & Java scripts….I need URL like,


  4. You can also use the plugin “Explanatory Dictionary” for creating a WordPress directory.

  5. Mistry says:

    Have had some difficulty with the wp-directory plugin on WP 3.0.. I am using the plugins fine on an older coaching directory site.. they definitely work up to WP 2.8. Not sure, it may just be a clash with some of my other plugins on the newer WP install

  6. Mark Hoult says:

    There are definitely no perfect solutions out there at the moment (late 2011) for people wanting to use WordPress to build an online directory.

    If you’re feeling brave, a good way of doing this is with a combination of a custom taxonomy, categories and tags…and you’ll need to tweak your archive.php a bit.

    Well worth trying though.

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