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webfi-How to Create a Restaurant Directory in WordPress

Are you looking to create a directory of restaurants in your area that are offering takeout or delivery? There’s a rise of businesses offering these and having a collection of them for people looking for new places to try it could be a valuable site. In this video, we will show you how to create a Restaurant Directory in WordPress.


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With the plugin installed, activated, and your license key added we can start working on the form. We’ll go under Formidable Forms, Create Form and we will start off with the basic contact form for a base. We will add website/URL fields for the site of the restaurant being added. There are other tools and choices for what information you would like to include for the different restaurants.

We will create a page for the form to appear on first so there is a method to add to your list of restaurants. Then we will go back to Formidable Forms and edit our Restaraunt form and modify the Views to the way we want it to be displayed on the site. We have a modified version of the code below that you can modify to fit your needs.

Now we can create another new page and add a Formidable View to list the added restaurants. Now when a restaurant is added you should see it included on your view page. To ensure your visitors can find the page you would want to add the new pages to your menu under Appearance, Menus.

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  • Roger N Wells on April 2, 2020

    awesome video . . . does Formidable Forms work with Oxygen Builder?

  • Daniel Hill on April 2, 2020

    What do you think about listingpro software? It seems easier than this.

  • Craig Mullins on April 2, 2020


  • Bradford J Connolly on April 6, 2020

    Excellent Video! Just what I was looking for.
    Along with or instead of just the Text listing Can a Restaurant Logo be added and can it also incorporate a Location Map?

  • Jose Cabaltera on April 6, 2020

    Thanks for this.. I'm still overwhelmed.. Grateful for your soothing voice.

  • Abby Kojola on April 11, 2020

    Great video! Thank you! I am trying to understand how to add ways for users to search by restaurant category like Thai, Pizza, Take out & Delivery, etc. Are there any videos or resources showing how to create this type of searchable directory with Formidable Forms?

  • Sophie Berg on May 11, 2020

    Thank you very much for this video, is there any free solution for making the restaurant list?

  • Sandi on May 19, 2020

    thanks for such helpful info, question though: Why wasn't WPForms used for this? Can it?

  • kakman1958 on June 10, 2020

    Nice video. I would love to have seen if it can handle logos or images in a listing.

  • Leanne Battelle on July 1, 2020

    I am doing a restaurant listing and want users to be able to search by one or more tags in each category and not be limited to one option within each drop down menu. Would you recommend Formidable Forms over WP Job Manager? Thanks.

  • ezgin kral on February 14, 2021


    is there any way to do this with plugin exactly?

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