Ever since the beginning of Templatic, way back in 2008., we’ve been focused only on making themes. Although our themes changed during this time, the business model stayed roughly the same. 5 years is a long time in any business, on the Internet – it’s a whole era. What we’re introducing today are installation services that will make getting started easier for beginners. These come in two variants:
After you purchase this installation service (or claim it for free) you’ll provide the necessary login information (cPanel info) and we’ll get to work. Detailed instructions will also be provided inside the email you’ll receive after purchasing or claiming the service. You can expect everything installed within 24 hours.
What is included inside the deal?
Some sample posts, categories, pages, products (in eCommerce themes)
Setup of some widgets in proper widget areas so that you can simply start editing the content of it
Basic theme options setup
And don’t worry, these services will change nothing in terms of support. If you contact us with problems with installing the theme, we’ll fix them just like we did so far.
For more details on these services please click here
The original Responsive theme, released in September 2011. was the first mobile-friendly theme we created. Since then, almost all themes released featured a responsive design. As you can imagine, Responsive v2 is no different in that regard, it is fully responsive.
Most of the changes have been done under the hood with the design staying essentially the same. The innards are very similar to recently released themes such as Cartsy or 5 Star. Supreme, a parent theme that’s powering themes such as Publisher, Vacation Rental and others is now integrated along with the child theme. This was done for two main reasons:
To make installations easier and more user-friendly.
To allow you to make your own child themes, i.e. customize the theme more efficiently
All existing Responsive owners can download this upgrade for free in the member area
The area in which Responsive excels is of course portfolio management. With a custom post type for handling portfolio entries you’ll have full control over your content. The new “Portfolio” page template will allow you to create portfolio layouts with one, two, three or even four columns. Similar versatility has been applied to the slider as well. The slider can show static images, or pull images from any post type / taxonomy in your WordPress install.
All those looking to sell their work using Responsive v2 won’t be disappointed. The theme is WooCommerce compatible. In other words, product management, shipping tax…everything is easy to manage and even easier to figure out. Along with WooCommerce, all the recently introduced features such as auto updates and new shortcodes are coming to Responsive v2.
An all-purpose theme
So far we mentioned the portfolio functionality as well as WooCommerce compatibility, but that’s not it. Because of its widgetized structure you can showcase pretty much anything on the homepage. It’s even possible to use Responsive even as a blog theme; just select to display Your Latest Posts from the Reading Settings in WordPress and it will display your latest blog posts on home page instead of the home page content widgets.
If you have any questions regarding Responsive v2, just comment on this post or send us a message.
The release of WooCommerce jump-started a golden age for WordPress e-commerce themes. Within this ever-growing selection of e-commerce themes there weren’t many that truly stood out. We aim to fill this gap with Cartsy, a simple theme with a big personality. Cartsy is somewhat of a successor to E-commerce, a theme also known for its simplicity.
Straight away you can see that Cartsy is not your regular theme. A classic header has been swapped with a left sidebar that houses both the logo and navigation menu. The main area is huge and can accommodate either a slider or a list of latest products on the site (or both). The width is another clear area in which Cartsy stands out. Instead of a classic container limited to about 1000 pixels, the theme is created to always fill out the entire screen; no matter the resolution. This is of course thanks to a fully responsive design which has become a major element in all recent Templatic themes. The revised mobile menu first implemented in 5 Star is available in Cartsy as well. The menu will ensure that even your most complex mega menus look and work great on mobile phones and tablets.
Great and beautiful typography is one of Cartsy’s most important aspects. All theme sections are easy to read, simple to navigate and make navigating the size a breeze. Those that are not big fans of the black & white look should know that colors can be changed in real time from the theme’s options area! You can experiment with these colors on the demo site as well, just click on the settings button on the left side and choose your colors.
Sticky header that starts showing when you scroll down on pages
Support for creating mega menus
Two homepage templates; with and without a right sidebar + two layout options
Advanced slider with the ability to show blog posts, products and static images
A slider page template (show the slider on any page)
Since Cartsy is all about style and readability our new shortcodes are going to be as important as ever. Powered by a plugin you can easily download from our site, the shortcodes come in all shapes and sizes. From alerts, buttons, progress bars to complex ones such as tooltips, popups and popovers. You can see them all in action on the demo site.
Automatic Theme Updates
To make updates easier to manage Cartsy comes with auto-updates functionality built-in. Instead of downloading each new version from member area, you can automatically update from your WordPress back-end, much like you would update a plugin or WordPress itself. Those looking to customize Cartsy should definitely do it by using a child theme which will preserve all customizations whenever an update is made.
Our Best WooCommerce theme
Cartsy is our best WooCommerce theme to date. In case some of you aren’t very familiar with WooCommerce here’s just some of the features this awesome plugin brings to the table:
Super-easy store management with several product types and a very intuitive interface.
Extensive tax and shipping options
One page checkout for improving conversions
Advanced reporting that allows you to see which products are under performing
Included coupon module for running marketing campaigns
Extensive documentation for both beginners and developers. Also, tons of available hooks!
Last but not least, WooCommerce is extremely secure and safe to use
Although simple at first glance, Cartsy has been in the works for a while now. We hope you like the final result!