We highly recommend that you go through this documentation guide for the directory website theme.Also, please refer to the links on this page for the detailed documentation of the whole Directory platform.
Please visit this section of the guide for more information on how to do some basic settings like configuring permalinks, changing your site logo, etc.
Directory can be translated using Poedit software. The files you should be using for translating are located inside the /wp-content/themes/Directory/languages folder. Use the en_US.po file to translate the front-end strings and admin-en_US.po to translate the back-end strings.
Those are “global” PO files and contain strings from each of the 4 Directory components. If you want, you can also translate each individual component by opening the “languages” folder inside each plugin (and the theme). For detailed instructions on translating the PO file open the following article.
Quick tip:If you want, for displaying Directory in multiple languages you will need to purchase and install the WPML plugin.
Also, directory is a massive application like theme. So it will need more resources compared to some other simple portfolio or business WordPress themes. You may find it working a little slow if you have a lot of content and you are on a shared server.However, we have listed down some methods using which you can improvise performance of your Directory website. Please go through this article for more details on this.
Finally, if you are a developer and want to customize Directory we recommend to read this article once, we are sure it will help