List Filter is probably our biggest add-on release ever since the initial 6 add-ons were announced. It’s also one of the most requested features in general for Directory. The purpose of the plugin is fairly obvious, it allows visitors to quickly filter displayed listings and reduce the time it takes to locate a specific listing. This functionality is provided as widget that you place inside your sidebar. The best thing about this widget is the fact its developed using AJAX; which allows the list to be updated without the need to refresh the page.
This particular update was planned as version 1.1.5, but automatic update problems forced us to release an in-between update. I hope you all saw our notifications in time and nobody was affected by the update problem. The 1.1.6 update is focused mostly on small tweaks and improvements instead of new features.
Here’s a list of noteworthy changes in version 1.1.6:
Improved responsive menu (inspired by recent Foundation themes); works great on all mobile devices.
The admin can now self verify a listing while creating it (in the back-end).
Login changes for the submission form when “Show fields categorywise” is used. Visitors will now login during the first step of the process (while selecting the category).
List/grid structures are now shared between all pages.
Added new filter and action hooks for more customization possibilities.
Multi city field inside the submission can now show only cities or states + cities.
Dozens of fixed text strings in front-end and back-end.
Our free WP Premium theme, one of our oldest themes has just received a huge upgrade! Similar to the updates we released last week, this one is also all about responsiveness and the new codebase – Foundation. WP Premium is now mobile-friendly and will look and work great on phones and tablets.
The lightweight Foundation framework also makes WP Premium extremely fast. Considering the complexity of the theme (or lack thereof) it might very well be the snappiest theme we’ve ever created! Read More »
If you’ve been following Templatic for a while, you might remember Rejuvenate. Built for spa websites, it’s a relatively simple theme designed for showcasing establishments like spas and wellness centers. Today this theme received a huge update – Rejuvenate is now totally responsive.
A quick look at existing Rejuvenate features
Before I start mentioning the stuff that were changed with this version, it’s worth going over some of the benefits you get after committing to Rejuvenate. The most important of which is the fully widgetized homepage. The sidebar, slider & the contents below it, footer – it’s all editable from Appearance ⇨ Widgets. As you’d expect, there’s also custom menu support for the main navigation bar.
Another cool feature of Rejuvenate is the ability to mark posts as events. After marking a post as an event (and adding the necessary dates), that entry will show inside the “Upcoming Events” widget available by default on the homepage.
Originally released almost 3 years ago, the Daily Deal theme was designed to allow anyone to start a deals website; a “Groupon clone” so to say. Today this market has dwindled a bit, but Daily Deal, as one of the original deal themes on the market is still finding its way to WordPress installs around the world. Because of this continuing popularity we’ve just released a major update which will make Daily Deal fully responsive!
All new “mobile first” codebase
The previously mentioned responsiveness is actually just a small part of the overall change done to the Daily Deal theme. To ensure the theme is up to today’s standards we’ve re-coded it to use the popular Foundation framework. This lightweight framework is known for its performance and mobile-first approach. Not only it’s responsive, Daily Deal is now one of our best responsive themes!
I should mention that the features you loved from the previous version have stayed mostly unchanged. The design is also virtually identical. Apart from the improved performance on mobile phones, one of the things you probably noticed is the increased width. The main Daily Deal container is now 1200 pixels wide and thus better optimized for today’s desktop resolutions. Read More »
After the successful release of Video last month, here we are again with another Foundation-powered theme – Apex. Apex is a business theme ideal for construction companies looking to showcase their properties and services. At the same time, the design is general enough to work even if you’re not exactly in the construction business.
Fast and responsive
Powered by the lightweight Foundation framework, Apex is one of our fastest loading themes. With Pingdom perfection grades of over 85%, Apex will be among the snappiest WordPress themes you’ve used in general.
Perhaps even more important is the fact Apex was designed with a mobile-first approach. Each page in Apex will automatically adapt to whichever device your visitors are using to browse the site. To see this responsive design in action just visit our demo with your phone or use the tablet/smartphone options in your desktop browser.
This is turning out to be an exciting week! Today we’re happy to release the new Directory Listing Vouchers add-on and an important update for Templatic booking themes. By “booking themes” I mean those powered by our Booking plugin. As of this moment these include: 5 Star, Vacation Rental and Hotel Booking.
Manage coupons with Listing Vouchers add-on
Listing Vouchers is a simple Directory add-on that allows visitors to upload coupons during the listing submission process. It does this by introducing a new custom field – “Upload Vouchers”. As with all other custom fields, this one can also be tweaked and modified from the Tevolution ⇨ Custom Fields Setup section.
Submitted vouchers will show inside a new tab on your listing detail pages. Within that tab visitors will have two options; to Download or to Print out the coupon. Voucher uploads are available in several file types: PDF, JPG, PNG and GIF. Read More »
The developers have been busy lately working on a few new features and dozens of improvements for the Directory theme. The Directory wishlist thread is one of the most popular threads inside our forums and that’s something that makes us happy. We love the fact you guys care about Directory and wish to see it grow! This particular update isn’t very heavy on new features, but it does address something a lot of members want to see improved – location management.
Manage locations globally, with only one country and with only cities
Directory was created as a theme you can use to create a global directory website. With the ability to easily browse multiple countries, states and cities we believe this has been accomplished successfully. However, one thing a number of our members complained is the fact this global focus makes the theme less user friendly when used for smaller directories. They were right, it really doesn’t make sense to force every visitor to select a country and state when all content is within just one state. Read More »
Today I’m happy to announce a totally new take on Video, a responsive video WordPress theme. The original free theme was released almost four years so this will definitely be a welcome refreshment. This updated theme comes with a totally new mobile-first codebase (explained below) and guaranteed support with every purchase.
Totally new codebase and focus on mobile
Powered by ZURBs Foundation, the new Video theme is fast, like, really fast. The lightweight framework makes this the speediest theme inside our portfolio. Part of that is also due to the approach we took with features. Compared to most of our other themes, Video does not come with many bells and whistles. The theme does one thing, and does it well.
Even though we’ve been creating responsive themes for years now, the new Video just might be our best work so far. The Foundation as a whole was built with CSS optimizations and mobile users in mind so the theme is, in a way, just following the same basic principles. Visit the demo site with your smartphone or tablet to see the responsiveness in action. Read More »
As of this moment, visiting the WordPress dashboard will allow you to update Directory to version 1.1.3. Please update all four components in order to get all the improvements introduced with this update. Also, backup. Doesn’t matter if you just started and haven’t changed much, still backup. When it comes to the stuff that were changed…. keep reading.
Copy styling from existing post types
Starting today styling your custom post types becomes a lot less work. Until now, newly created post types looked nothing like the default “Listing” type meaning you had to make several PHP tweaks in order to copy the design. This is no longer necessary. While creating a new post type, its design will be automatically copied from the “Listing” post type. As usual, once you create the post type don’t forget to assign some of the existing custom fields to it. Read More »