As you probably figured out, you can do a lot of things with wordpress: blogs, simple presentation websites, shops, portfolio websites, q&a, social networks and much more. Despite web directories are not so popular as they were few years ago, I think it is still worth it to create a directory about a specific topic. For example, don’t you wish a place where you can view all sites that host free wordpress themes ? I bet you do.

Before using wordpress on everything I do, I used php list to build directories, but now, I found something better. A wordpress plugin  that provides all the functionality of a web directory to my wordpress installation so I can still have all the benefits of wordpress community: themes, plugins, help, etc. It is called WpLocalPlus.

The biggest advantage of this is that you can use it on any theme you want, including twentyten or twentyeleven. What is most intersting at this plugin is that you can automatically extract business information about a specific place from google places. So, immediately after you install it you can have all the information from google maps on your website.

So, if you want to give it a try, go to their website and download it.