The wealth of features you get with Directory definitely make it easier to create a comprehensive listing, event or property portal. However, they also come at a price. A complex theme such as Directory will be much more taxing on the server than a simple portfolio or business theme. This means that choosing a webhost isn’t as straightforward as with other/simpler themes. Fortunately I have two hosts to recommend that should make this quest a whole lot easier.
Site5 – awesome hosting for the masses
I first heard of Site5 after several of our members recommended them inside the forums. They were all extremely impressed not only with the way Directory was running, but also the amount of support they were able to provide about problems that weren’t necessarily theirs to resolve. If you’re a Templatic member and want to read those comments check out this forum thread.
Visit Site5.com for more details on their hosting packages and prices.
Eventum is our latest events portal theme. Despite being a new release, it borrows a lot of inspiration from our first ever Tevolution-powered theme, Nightlife. Even though the looks are similar these are two very different themes under the hood. Good news is that we’ll have a discount for all of you looking to migrate from Nightlife to Eventum, but more on that later.
Since it’s been a while since we organized a survey we decided it’s time to see exactly what you guys think about various aspects of Templatic. The survey mostly consists out of multiple-choice questions so it shouldn’t take too long to complete. Most of you should be able to complete it in under 10 minutes.
As a way to say “thank you” for helping us with the survey we’ll be reward 20 of you with a product of your choice. You can choose between 50+ themes and 20+ plugins (standard license). These random winners will be announced once the survey closes. The survey ends on April 15th, 2015.
Please don’t ask questions within the survey since the data will be analyzed only after the survey closes. Instead, just use the contact form.
HomeQuest is our brand-new Directory child theme designed to utilize everything that the popular Real Estate add-on has to offer. The theme features heavily stylized detail and category pages, a unique homepage and so much more. HomeQuest will take your properties to a whole other level!
Paid Claims is a Directory add-on that integrates with the claim ownership feature built-in to the theme. This feature allows visitors to claim listings on your site using a simple form. Up until today there was no way to monetize the claim ownership form, but with Paid Claims add-on you can make money by charging for ownership claims!
SmallBiz is a lightweight WordPress theme ideal for anyone looking to a beautiful business site in as little time as possible. The theme comes with an all-new mobile mode which will make browsing on smartphones a whole lot easier but more on that later…
Brian over at WP Applied.com created an awesome WordPress-centric training course designed to teach the most important basics in as little time as possible. He’s been a Templatic member for quite some time so you’ll even get to use a Templatic theme during the training.
The WordPress course covers everything from the basics (what WordPress is) up to advertising and search engine optimization. Standard price for the course is $299, however if you act early you can get it for just $199. The offer expires on Monday, January 12th, 2015.
Click here to visit the WPApplied website and grab the €199 early bird offer.
After events and properties the extensive Directory theme now allows you to cover yet another niche – classifieds. Using the Classifieds add-on you’ll be able to control classifieds in much the same way you control the built-in Listing post type. One of the best things about this add-on is the fact classifieds can work both standalone and alongside other post types allowing you to create either an all-inclusive directory or just a craigslist-type of site.
Instant (AJAX) filters
Instant filters can be easily enabled on category, search or even the “All Classified” page. They allow visitors to filter through content in real-time by tweaking several parameters. These include: Price, Price type, Classified status, Category (for search pages), Classified type and Location. The filters are enabled by the “Classified Filters” widget and work best inside the sidebar widget area. Read More »
Black Friday and Thanksgiving mark the beginning of the 2014 holiday season and what better way to start it than a nice deal on themes and plugins!? During the next week you’ll be able to get 1 free product for every theme or plugin you purchase on Templatic.com.
Offer ends on December 2nd, 2014.
Just click on “Add to cart” for the product you want and open the cart. A special dropdown menu will appear inside the cart allowing you to specify which bonus product you want. You’re allowed to combine themes and plugins. In other words, if you’re checking out with Directory, feel free to choose any of the available add-ons as the bonus product. Keep in mind that the extra product can’t be more expensive than the primary. Read More »
You read that right. After months of hard work, Directory theme version 2 is finally here. Instead of bloating the theme with lots of features, we focused on improving performance & usability of Directory theme. Lots of changes were made which makes things simpler and more organised. Let me introduce some of those changes…
Directory 2 is a free upgrade for all existing Directory owners and Club members.