In case you haven’t noticed, Templatic.com now sports a shiny cart that allows you to checkout with more than one product at a time. To celebrate this we’re organizing a short 24 hour offer. Starting today and ending tomorrow you can get a bonus product on everything you purchase! The offer is valid for both single-product purchases (themes & plugins) and also our Club membership!
How to grab the deal?
Just click on “Add to cart” for the product you want and open the cart. A special dropdown menu will appear inside the cart offer 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.
If you’ll have any questions about the offer or a specific product feel free to use the comments section below. If you prefer to ask us stuff privately, just use the contact form.
Ever since the original GeoPlaces and then Directory theme was released, the industry has adapted the trend set by templatic for listings kind of themes. Map at the top, listings at the bottom. It was great back then in 2011 when wide, big screens were not adapted yet. Things has changed and now we rarely see those 17″ screens being used. Screen space on both the side goes wasted while you are presented the content at the center of your screen.
Today we are excited to break this trend and offer a perfect solution needed today for directory sites. Announcing 8th Directory child theme – SpotFinder. SpotFinder is continuing the trend of reimagining Directory with new and unique child themes. It’s inspired by the new Airbnb website and thus comes with some really big design changes when compared to the parent theme.
Today is India’s Independence Day so we wanted to celebrate it with you guys. Over the last few months we’ve released a number of new add-ons so it’s fitting to have this deal be all about them. For every Directory add-on purchase you get another one totally free! The deal ends on August 22nd, 2014.
Over the last couple of months we’ve released a number of new add-ons for Directory, but it’s been a while since we announced new payment gateways. Dwolla and PayPal Express Checkout are the latest additions! After enabling these add-ons your visitors will be able to use them to pay for price packages. Of course, you will need a merchant account with each before getting started.
What sets Dwolla apart from other payment gateways is the fact you don’t pay any fees for transactions under $10. And for those over $10 you just pay a flat fee of $0.25. Dwolla doesn’t require an SSL certificate to work since payments are processed on a secure Dwolla website (similar to PayPal). It’s worth noting that Dwolla is only available in the United States.
PayPal Express Checkout is a good solution if most of your members do not already have PayPal accounts. Unlike the regular PayPal checkout (built into Directory), PayPal EC allows users to create a new account while checking out. It also doesn’t require an SSL certificate as payments are processed on a secure PayPal site (and not your own). And just like the regular PayPal, Express Checkout also supports recurring payments.
With more and more people customizing Directory I figured it was time to create a proper article which outlines the best way to tweak CSS and PHP in Directory. My initial plan was to release it as a blog post, but the size of the article got out of hand so it had to be moved over the Docs site.
In short, the best way to customize Directory is to utilize either a child theme or a plugin. The article linked above focuses mostly on customizing with a plugin since a number of you are already using a child theme (City Guide, Locations, etc). By placing custom code inside a plugin we eliminate the danger of losing our modifications after updating the theme to the latest version. Read More »
The 1.1.8 Directory update we released on Tuesday contained a bit more than “just” RTL language compatibility. In that update we also provided compatibility with the Infinite Scroll plugin. The plugin is totally free and can be downloaded from the plugins directory. Along with infinite scrolling, we’re also releasing two new Directory add-ons!
Allow authors to moderate comments with the Reviews Manager add-on
Do you want to give your listing owners the ability to manage reviews on their own listings? Well, with the Reviews Manager now you can finally do that. Once a review is submitted on one of their listings, the listing owner will get an instant email notification. He/she can then either approve or delete the comment directly from the detail page of that listing. A link to this page will also be provided in the email.
The best part about Reviews Manager is the fact it integrates with price packages. This allow you to use the front-end reviews management functionality as leverage for more expensive price packages. Those who want the feature will likely be prepared to pay extra for it. Another cool thing inside Reviews Manager is the new “Comment Settings” tab within the user dashboard page. Using that tab each owner can manage their own comment moderation settings. Read More »
With Real Estate Directory (released about two weeks ago) we introduced our first theme with RTL compatibility. In other words, for the first time ever you can easily use languages like Arabic or Hebrew inside a Templatic theme. With this latest update RTL support is coming to Directory! Read More »
After the free User Filters for MailPoet plugin published earlier today we are continuing with add-on releases. In this blog post we’ll be talking about the all-new Proximity Search and Listing Statistics plugins.
Provide statistics to listing owners
With the Listing Statistics add-on you’ll be able to provide statistics information inside the user dashboard to every listing author. The functionality is actually tied to price packages meaning you can charge extra for access to these statistics. The stats include:
The WYSIWYG Submission add-on released a few days ago silently kicked off the “add-on release week”. To prove we mean business, expect to see 3 new add-ons released today! In this blog post we’ll be introducing the new User Filters for MailPoet add-on and an update to the Ad Manager.
User Filters for MailPoet: Send newsletters to your users
User Filters is a free add-on that integrates with the popular MailPoet Newsletters plugin. It will introduce a number of different parameters while creating a new email in MailPoet. These parameters will make it possible to email a specific user base. These include:
All users with an active price package
All users with an expired price package
Users with a specific price package (either active, expired or pending)
Users with a package within a specific date range (either active, expired or pending)
Users with a package within a specific city (either active, expired or pending)
When compared to the last few updates, version 1.1.7 is probably one of the bigger ones. Even though most of the changes are fairly small, there are a few significant improvements; including one that was requested by many inside the forums. To get this version either download it manually from member area or connect to your WordPress dashboard and pull it automatically.
Setup a free trial period with recurring packages
With this latest version we’ve implemented an option that allows you to set the first period (of a recurring package) as free. A number of you requested this inside our forums, we tried tinkering with it and decided it’s a good addition to the theme. To enable this option all you’ll have to do is mark a checkbox while creating/editing your recurring price package.