Quick Start

HivePress is a free multipurpose WordPress plugin for building directory and listing websites of any type. It is suitable for building:

  • Business directories
  • Classified ads websites
  • Job boards
  • Real estate websites
  • Rental & booking marketplaces
  • Service marketplaces

The plugin is highly customizable and extensible by design, so it’s not limited to any niche or specific functionality.


A working WordPress installation is the only requirement to start using the HivePress plugin. If you haven’t installed WordPress yet, there are two ways to do that:

  • Via Hosting Account - most hosting providers offer 1-click WordPress installation, so you can check your hosting account settings for this feature or contact the provider.
  • Via Local App - if you don’t have a hosting plan yet, you can use Local. It allows you to create a WordPress website locally on your computer for free.

Installing HivePress

If you already have a WordPress installation, please follow the screencast below to install HivePress from your dashboard.

Installing HivePress add-ons

HivePress has 15+ free & premium add-ons that allow you to extend the functionality of your website. You can create a website with unique features by simply combining different extensions.

Please follow the screencast below to install HivePress add-ons. The video shows the installation of the Favorites extension, but the process is the same for any other add-on.

Installing the ListingHive theme

We strongly recommend using ListingHive, a free starter WordPress theme for HivePress. Also, you can check our premium themes, which already include various add-ons for building websites of different niches.

You can follow this screencast to install ListingHive.

What’s next?

Once you install HivePress and the necessary add-ons, you can start customizing your website and adding new content.

We highly recommend checking out the following resources:

  • ListingHive Demo Content - you can import the demo content to start with existing layouts instead of creating them from scratch.
  • HivePress Courses - for each of our themes, we have a complete course where we walk you through all the features and explain how everything works.
  • HivePress Blog - find dozens of helpful tutorials, overviews, tips and tricks on our blog.

That's it! Now have fun and build something awesome!

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