Easy WordPress Directory Pages

Creating a WordPress Directory Page

WordPress is a great solution for creating directory websites.

Contrary to popular belief, directory sites can be delivered in more flavors than just a Yelp knock-off. A lot of the agency work we produce is focused around displaying content across a website or intranet for content publishers. We often see this delivered in the form of a Geo site that requires a display of local businesses in their area, but it can also be for many types of content.

A variety of use cases for directory pages could be team pages, custom e-commerce inventory listings, membership listings, sponsorship pages, or even restaurant food menus! You have a common custom post type (CPT) and it has associated custom fields holding unique pieces of content that go beyond the standard editor text area.

In today’s lesson, we’re going to learn how we can build a simple directory page layout using Conductor and the Pods framework. Let’s get started!

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5 Major Struggles For Online Publications

Online publications don’t have quite the same needs as other websites.

These sites require special considerations to best meet the needs of the site’s audience. With content changing daily or even hourly, it’s vital for online publications to have fast, well designed sites to beat out their competition.

Most of these sites struggle to find the perfect balance of profit while building a larger loyal reader base. It’s up to the design and development agencies they work with to anticipate these struggles and create the ideal online home for their client’s publication.

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Customize Genesis Themes with Conductor

Genesis is the most popular WordPress framework on the market.

Not only do they offer a comprehensive offering of WordPress themes for your business, their framework empowers you to build sites more efficiently. There is one caveat, however. You still need to be a developer to create custom layouts for your content. Sure, you can dig through their vast and well documented support pages, but sometimes you need a solution that will do it for you.

You can do this with the Genesis add-on for Conductor.

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Announcing Symphony and new pricing

We’re happy to announce our latest addition to Conductor, Symphony start theme.

Symphony is a great starter theme that will give you more control over building your next WordPress project. We’ve baked in some really great features that unlock when you’re using Symphony along side Conductor. A feature request we hear a lot is for the user to control the typography of Conductor widgets. Now you can do that and a whole bunch more with Symphony + Conductor.

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How to create a services page in 5 minutes

Creating a services page in WordPress is one of the most common steps when putting together a new business or marketing website.

It’s the place where your customer goes to learn more about you and what you have to offer. It’s critical that our offering looks clean and that it’s easily readable. It’s also important that creating pages like this don’t take a lot of time, because we’ll end up fine-tuning them as our business chugs along.

In today’s tutorial, we’ll show you how to create simple services pages in WordPress using our Conductor plugin.

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The 5 W’s of Conductor Sidebars

How do Conductor sidebars work?Let’s find out!

We’re not doing anything different with our sidebars than that of core WordPress. They are traditional sidebars that help us build the layout containers on a theme — and we’ll explore that in today’s lesson. When we built Conductor, we wanted an easy way to transport our content layout & display from theme to theme. Most WordPress builders bake this into their theme, which for the most part, locks you into a starter theme. Switch out of that theme and you lose your custom layout.

Not with Conductor.

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