Vantage

The #1 WordPress directory theme. Easy to setup & monetize your website. Trusted by thousands.

Sign up with one of our preferred web hosting partners and get 50% off this theme (or $79 off our club package). Click here to find out more. Offer may end at any time so act fast before it’s too late!
I tried a competitors' theme on my current site but Vantage is far more impressive. I switched over and have never looked back!
Shelley Gammon
Current version: 1.3.2   (released February 10, 2014)     Live Demo  Admin Demo

Vantage Overview

Vantage is the most popular business directory theme for WordPress. It’s powerful, robust, and easy to use. That’s not all — Vantage is fully responsive which means it scales perfectly on mobile devices.

Quit messing around with other directory themes that only cause headaches and hours of troubleshooting and maintenance. Vantage is simple and pain-free. Within minutes of downloading Vantage, you can create the killer directory site you’ve always dreamed of.

 (1,496)

Feature Highlights

  • vantage-theme-activate

    It’s Simple, Anyone Can Do It!

    You don’t need to be a computer expert or internet whiz to have a great looking business directory. With WordPress and Vantage, it’s easy. Just download Vantage and activate in WordPress with a simple button click and you’re ready. It couldn’t be easier

  • vantage-orders

    Monetize Your Site

    Directory sites are well known in the online marketing community as a stable and reliable source of income. Charge for single listings and charge a premium for featured listings. You can also generate income from traffic with free listings.

  • Vantage single listing page

    Single Listing Details Page

    Every detail a business could want all on one page. Location, contact info, web and social links, pictures, tags and more. Our powerful form builder lets you add even more info with custom fields. Overview tab allows business owners to tell the story of their enterprise with text and HTML.

  • vantage-reviews

    User Generated Ratings and Reviews

    Give people a reason to come back to your site again and again and again with user reviews. Businesses are rated on a five-star rating system. Reviews can be moderated, so you have complete control. Business owners can also respond to reviews!

  • Offer multiple payment plans

    Flexible, Powerful Pricing Plans

    Vantage pricing plans give you plenty of ways to generate income. Create multiple pricing plans. Assign plans to categories. Offer featured listings on home page and category pages. Your imagination will be the only limit to the kinds of plans you create.

  • Vantage-search

    Advanced Search

    The most advanced & customizable as well as fastest WordPress search around gets even better in Vantage. Search across title, description, categories, tags, address, phone, facebook, twitter, an website URL and now you can even search through custom form field values as well!

  • vantage-social

    Create a Community with Social Features

    Social integration is a must and Vantage let’s you stir up a frenzied buzz. Both businesses and users can list Facebook and Twitter accounts and we made sure that Vantage works with important social plugins like ShareThis and Social Connect.

  • vantage-recurring-payments

    Recurring Payments

    Recurring payments are now supported, you can set up the recurring options in your pricing plans. Choose from Recurring Optional, Recurring Forced, or Non Recurring.

  • vantage-refine-search

    Search Filtering

    Our refine search module includes helpful sorting features, a radius (by city or zip code) slider for pinpoint accuracy (due to geo-coding each ad using the Google Maps API) and category-specific filtering.

  • vantage-claim-listing

    Claim Listings

    Don’t wait for business owners to come to you! Entice them to sign up with our claim a listing function. Populate your site by importing or inputting tons of listings, mark specific listings as “claimable”, then let business owners claim and pay for the listing.

  • vantage-custom-form

    Sky’s the Limit with Custom Forms

    Vantage is the first directory theme that is flexible enough to fit your specific needs. Need to collect data that is unique to your directory’s niche? Use our custom form builder to add the custom fields you need with text, radio buttons, checkboxes and select menus.

  • vantage-settings

    Clean & Simple Administration

    We keep things simple so it’s easy to take control of your Vantage site. We include options for everything from the smallest detail to the biggest features. With Vantage, you’re in charge!

  • vantage-maps

    Google Maps Integration

    Some directories need maps, some don’t. Vantage let’s you decide. There’s map widget for listing pages that shows the precise location of the business. We also put a location finder map on the create a listing form so business owners know they are choosing the exact location when creating a listing.

  • vantage-dashboard

    User Dashboard

    Everyone gets a dashboard with Vantage, not just business owners. The dashboard is the nerve center for your site’s users – a single page where they have access to all their reviews, contact info, site stats and business listings. Each listing is clearly marked with current status: pending, active or expired.

  • vantage-blog

    Not Just a Directory, a Complete Website

    Sometimes you need more than just a directory site. Vantage keeps the blog and CMS features that make WordPress so powerful and popular. Use the blog to promote your directory or create a content-rich portal for a real world community (cities, counties, etc) and an online ones.

  • vantage-seo

    SEO Friendly

    We understand how important SEO is for your business. Our themes are built to instantly take advantage of the SEO muscle that makes WordPress the most search engine friendly CMS around. All you need to worry about is running your business.

  • vantage-favorites

    User Favorites

    Your Vantage site is going to be huge! But how will your users remember the listings they go back to again and again? With “Favorites”! This Vantage feature lets users mark listings as “favorite” so they can view them in their customer dashboard.

  • vantage-widgets

    Custom Widgets Galore!

    Vantage works with all the native WordPress widgets plus custom widgets including: popular categories, related categories, recent listings, recent reviews, single listing map widget, social links, and multiple ad widgets for different locations in the theme.

  • appthemes-hooks

    AppThemes API

    Our API enables developers to customize functionality without having to modify the theme code. It uses action and filter hooks that work the same exact way native WordPress core hooks do. This makes it a breeze to build on top our themes.

  • Screen shot 2012-08-21 at 8.04.34 PM

    PDF Uploads

    Sometimes images just don’t do the job. Restaurants want to add menus. Auto repair shops might want a pricing sheet with services offered. Other businesses may want to upload brochures. With Vantage, business owners can add PDF files to their listing and show off their business even more.

  • vantage-products

    Child Themes and Plugins

    Give your directory a sleek new look, try alternate gateways or map providers, improve performance, provide additional options and more with plugins and child themes for our business directory theme!

  • vantage-overview-banner

    Responsive Design

    Responsive design and code means that Vantage changes layout for optimal viewing on any device. This means easy reading and navigation with no hassle.

Customer Testimonial

Compliments to AppThemes and their support team for an amazing piece of work! — Lappyhappy

Even More Features

  • Multiple Color Schemes
  • Widget-Enabled Sidebars
  • Easy-to-Use Option Pages
  • Themed Login & Signup Pages
  • Custom Post Type & Taxonomies
  • Dedicated Blog
  • Radius Search
  • Featured Listing Pricing
  • Multi-Language Support
  • Multiple Currency Support
  • Regional Date & Time Format
  • Image Upload Support
  • User Dashboard
  • Open Source Code
  • Tight WordPress Integration
  • XHTML & WC3 Valid
  • Clean & Well Commented Code
  • Child Theme Support
  • Multisite Enabled
  • Unlimited Web Sites
  • Instant Download
  • Transferable License
  • PayPal Gateway
  • API Extensibility
  • WordPress 3.5+ Support
  • Multiple Gateways
  • Mobile Device Support
  • Built-In CSV Importer

Icing on the Cake

  • Built by WordPress Pros

    Our themes are handcrafted by some of the same folks who build WordPress itself. The knowledge and experience runs deep which means our products are some of the best in the industry.

  • Multi-Language Support

    We use the GNU gettext localization framework in all our themes. This means it's easy to drop in a new language file without touching any code. Free language packs are available in many languages.

  • Free Product Updates

    Buy now with peace of mind knowing that product updates for the first 12 months are complimentary. As our products continue to evolve, you'll be able take advantage of these new features.

  • Global Support Team

    Get exclusive access to our customer support forum, tutorials, and more. Our support team is multilingual & globally dispersed for a balanced layer of customer coverage.

Buy Vantage

Theme Package

Support & Updates

Standard Package

  • Unlimited Websites
  • Lifetime License
  • Regular Theme Updates
99

Developer Package

  • Unlimited Websites
  • Lifetime License
  • Regular Theme Updates
  • Photoshop PSD Files
159

AppThemes Club

Get access to all our themes and 15+ Marketplace items.

Join our Club

Recommended Add-ons

  • StarStruck WordPress Plugin Thumbnail
    $19

    StarStruck

     (14)
    A fast, lightweight, and elegant star rating system for comments, pages, & posts.
  • Authorize.Net Thumbnail
    $39

    Authorize.Net

     (3)
    Easily start accepting online payments via credit card and e-check.
  • PayU - Featured
    $39

    PayU

     (6)
    Accept payments in any of 27 payment methods in Polish and Zloty currency.
  • screenshot
    $39

    ZPgids

     (8)
    A Vantage child theme with new visual aesthetics.
  • 2Checkout Payment Gateway Plugin
    $39

    2Checkout

     (3)
    Accept up to eight payment methods, fifteen languages, & twenty six currencies.
  • autoauto-thumbnail
    $39

    AutoResponder AutoRegistration

     (4)
    Automatically integrates WordPress registration with major autoresponders.
  • Contact Stats Vantage Plugin Logo
    $29

    Contact Stats

     (2)
    Captures valuable geo data from visitors on Vantage.
  • packagebox-succesweb
    $39

    SuccessWeb (Responsive!)

     (7)
    An exquisite, strikingly designed child theme for Vantage.
  • stripe-plugin
    $39

    Stripe

     (4)
    Process credit cards safely and securely on your ClassiPress, Clipper, JobRoller or Vantage website.
  • ccbill-thumbnail
    $39

    CCBill

     (3)
    Accept payments for high risk credit card transactions using CCBill.
  • skrill-thumbnail
    $39

    Skrill

     (3)
    Accept up to one hundred payment methods, in sixteen languages, & forty currencies.
  • pcp-featured
    $39

    Price Comparer

     (3)
    Jump start your Price Comparision site with products from Amazon, Commission Junction, and LinkShare.
  • AppThemes Coupon Plugin
    $29

    AppThemes Coupons

     (8)
    An easy way to start offering coupons and promotions to your customers.
  • dotpay-thumbnail
    $39

    Dotpay

     (3)
    Accept payments in forty five payment methods, nine languages, & seven currencies.
  • Braintree Payment Gateway Plugin by WisdmLabs
    $39

    Braintree

     (1)
    Accept payments in more than 130 currencies. A smarter way to accept credit cards online.
  • featured
    $9

    QR Codes Widget

     (3)
    Add a widget with QR codes to your AppThemes site.
  • thumbnail
    $39

    TwinPress Directory

     (2)
    Ultra-clean responsive Vantage child theme that will work by itself or as part of a network.
  • thumbnail-vantage-image-slider
    $19

    Image Slider for Vantage

     (2)
    Replace the Vantage listing and events gallery with an image slider.
  • appmaps-bing-thumbnail
    $9

    AppMaps Bing

     (1)
    Replace Google Maps with Bing Maps on your Vantage site.
  • featured-slider-thumbnail
    $19

    Touch Slider for Vantage

     (5)
    Responsive touch featured listings slider for Vantage
  • daddy-likes-190x130
    $19

    Daddy Like

     (10)
    A fast, lightweight, and elegant "like" system for comments, pages, posts, & activities.
  • Transferuj.pl - featured
    $39

    Transferuj

     (3)
    Accept payments in any of 41 payment methods in Polish and Zloty currency.
  • dear-seven-responsive-multipurpose-theme-thumbnail
    $39

    Envelope

     (1)
    A responsive multi-purpose WordPress theme for business or personal portfolio.
  • thumbnail-vantage-review-badges
    $19

    Review Badges

     (3)
    Create & distribute dynamic business listing review badges.
  • Bitpay Featured
    $39

    BitPay

     (2)
    Accept bitcoin crypto currency, in 38 languages, 200 countries & with instant conversion from 158 currencies.
  • fire-starter
    $29

    Fire Starter

     (2)
    An SEO plugin that simplifies webmaster-related tasks.
  • AppThemes Logic Widgets
    $39

    Logic Widgets

     (4)
    Quickly and easily add conditional content to your AppThemes site including per-category adverts.
  • appmaps-mapquest-thumbnail
    $9

    AppMaps MapQuest

     (1)
    Replace Google Maps with MapQuest on your Vantage site.
  • przelewy-thumbnail
    $39

    Przelewy24

     (2)
    A popular Polish payment gateway service provider with many options.
  • Home Control
    $29

    Home Control for Vantage

     (5)
    Widgetized Vantage home page including a grid view for easier control.
  • thumbnail-vantage-user-locator
    $19

    User Locator for Vantage

     (7)
    Auto-detect & add your visitors location using geo coordinates.
  • AppStats-thumbnail
    $39

    AppStats

     (4)
    Visual sales statistics to quickly grasp how your site is doing.
  • critic-icon-2
    $39

    Critic

     (6)
    A professional review and rating system for WordPress.
  • adposter-blocker-thumbnail
    $9

    AdPoster Blocker

     (2)
    A simple but powerful plugin that blocks spammy new user regs and/or ads/jobs/posts.
  • virage_thumbnail
    $49

    Virage

     (1)
    Virage is a very clean, fully responsive and multi-site ready Vantage Directory child theme.
  • thumbnail
    $29

    Ad Injector

     (3)
    Inject adverts directly into listings and search results. Works with multiple themes.
  • thumbnail_1
    $59

    TwinPress Bundle

     (3)
    Combine Vantage and Classipress into one network site.
  • dear-seven-responsive-multipurpose-theme-thumbnail
    $39

    Creative

     (2)
    A responsive multi-purpose WordPress theme for business or personal portfolio.
  • GeoReg thumbnail
    $29

    GeoReg

     (10)
    Captures detailed geographic info with new user registrations.
  • infinite-scroll-thumbnail
    $19

    Vantage Infinite Scroll

     (3)
    Create an endless page like Facebook's wall. Replaces the standard pagination.