Our add-on heavy week is coming to an end with Tabs Manager, a nice little plugin that will allow you to showcase custom fields as tabs on the listing detail page. Controlling which fields show as tabs is done with a new option added to the create/edit a custom field form. Even though any field type can be set to show as a tab, those that work best are Text Editor and Text Area.
One thing worth noting is that the custom fields Tabs Manager plugin won’t work with Directory child themes that have tabless layouts (for example: City Guide). Child themes like Cuisine will work just as well as the parent Directory theme.
With Header Fields add-on for Directory we are continuing our biggest add-on release week yet! This simple plugin will allow you to add custom fields to the (usually fixed) area below the title on listing detail pages. Along with Email and Phone, you will now be able to show an unlimited number of your own fields.
Since day one Directory allowed you to assign custom map markers to categories. However, those markers only worked on the map; other sections of the theme showed just the category name. Well, you can now finally change that with Category Icons. After installing the plugin a new field will pop up within the Listings ⇨ Listing Categories section allowing you to assign an icon while creating the category. Once assigned, the custom icon will appear in all sections where list of categories is displayed.
The ability to switch between cities is one of the most important Directory features; there’s also “single city” mode for those that don’t need multiple city functionality. However, what about those cases where you need multiple cities, but still require a place where listings from all your cities are displayed? That’s where Global Location comes in. By turning on the Global Location option you will enable a “city” in which all website’s listings are shown.
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.