We have decided to build a Marine Directory and this has meant looking into the huge number of directory software solutions available. The main issue to begin with is cost, then which framework to use? I am confident using Joomla, Drupal and WordPress but which will provide the most functionality to meet our requirements?
I have spent the last two days creating a directory using DirectoryPress. DirectoryPress is an add on script for WordPress which aims to turn your simple blog into a directory website within minutes. At a discounted cost of $79 it provides a powerful and affordable solution. The software does seem to have some bugs and the support available is not as good as you might hope, though this may be due to how recently the product was created.
Ultimately we have decided not to use DocumentPress, though I do believe it competes well against MUCH more expensive competition. The reason being that the back end is not very intuitive. Whilst it is easy for a WordPress professional to use, it may cause untrained clients no end of problems.