Are you looking to make a profitable listings coffee shop website? Check out how to create a coffee shop directory in three simple steps
There are more than 37,000 coffee shops in the United States. However, it isn't always easy to find information on these establishments. If you create a directory website, you can point users toward their closest cafes and charge businesses to get featured on your site.
Our Business Directory Plugin makes it very easy to set up a coffee shop directory on your WordPress site. You can even use advanced features such as embedded maps and customer reviews to enhance the User Experience (UX).
In this guide, we'll explain how to create a coffee shop directory in three easy steps, using our plugin. Let's get started!
How to create a coffee shop directory (in 3 easy steps)
In this tutorial, we'll be working with our Business Directory Plugin. If you haven't installed it yet, we recommend checking out our pricing plans.
Step 1: Set up your directory pages and categories
First, you'll need to create a page on your WordPress site for the directory. Our plugin will prompt you to install one automatically when you activate it. If not, open a new page and add this shortcode to it:
You'll also need a page where businesses can submit their listings. You can do this by creating a new page in WordPress and inserting this shortcode:
Now you can start adding categories to your listing site. This step could be helpful if you want to divide your coffee shop directory into different locations.
Go to Directory → Directory Categories:
Here, you can enter a name and description for the category. Additionally, you can make parent categories to organize your listings further. When you're done, click on Add New Category.
Now you can select a directory theme for your listings site. Navigate to Directory → Themes:
Choosing one of these options won't affect your overall WordPress theme. It will simply change the layout of your coffee shop directory.
Step 2: Make your submission form and add listings
Next, you'll need to enable businesses to submit their listings to your directory. If you want to charge companies for this service, you can head to Directory → Plans:
Then, select Add New Listing Fee. This will open a new page where you can name your fee and give it a description. You can also specify the amount in the Fee Price box:
Next, you'll need to create a form where coffee shop owners can submit their listings. Head to Directory → Form Fields. The default template will contain various fields, such as the company title, website, and address:
Shop owners can submit their details directly. You can also add them yourself by going to the listings page and typing in the data manually:
However, this process can be frustrating if you need to enter a lot of listings. So we recommend importing them in a Comma Separated Values (CSV) file if you need to create coffee shop listings in bulk.
Step 3: Add maps and reviews to your coffee shop listings
Finally, you might like to add some extra features to your listings. For example, embedded maps can show customers how to get to coffee shops nearby. You can even provide directions using the Google Maps module:
Additionally, users might need help choosing which coffee shops to visit. You can enable customer reviews and ratings to inform their decisions. With the Ratings module, you can show star ratings and written testimonials underneath listings:
By adding these features, you can make your coffee shop directory look more professional. The add-ons can also make your website more reliable and useful for customers.
Creating a listing site for cafes can help coffee lovers find their closest establishments. Additionally, you can make money by charging businesses to list on your website. Fortunately, it's easy to set up a directory using our Business Directory Plugin.
You can create a coffee shop directory on your WordPress site in three easy steps:
- Set up your directory pages and categories.
- Make your submission form and add listings.
- Add maps and reviews to your listings.
With our Business Directory plugin, you can create a listing site for any company you can imagine. Check out our plugin features to learn more!