Are you a digital products publisher? Maybe a creative crafts person having very nice products but didn’t know how to showcase them nicely in your very own website? Rejoice. Meet this brand new theme ‘Digiseller’ which makes creating an online store for selling digital products very easy. This powerful and responsive theme for WordPress is ideal for selling almost any digital product you can think of.
This minimalist looking theme is designed for creative publishers. DigiSeller comes with our very own Digital Downloads plugin which lets you sell digital goods straight off your site.
The new DigiSeller, digital downloads WordPress theme allows you to create unlimited product categories. This option lets you organize your online store the way you want. Selling anything from eBooks, images, paintings, CDs, DVDs or digital artwork is all possible with Digiseller. This responsive digital downloads theme is all you’ll ever need for creating your online store. Not only is DigiSeller powered by Digital Downloads, you can also use the WooCommerce plugin. Installing this free and very popular plugin will give you options to sell any type of products on your online store.
Use this digital downloads theme to sell anything from eBooks, images, paintings to CDs, DVDs or artwork.
After months of tweaks and improvements we’re finally happy to announce that the member area has been updated, yay! With this latest update we’ve tried to streamline various aspects of the experience as well as add a cool new feature for Club members (more on that later). So, what’s new?
More intuitive UI
Unlike the previous member area that displayed a bunch of themes and then sub-groups such as “Directory Child Themes” or “Directory Extensions”, the new one has 3 clear tabs: Themes, Plugins and Free Downloads. Each product presents a single entry inside one of the 3 tabs. For example, if you purchased the SpotFinder child theme simply open the “Themes” tab and look for “SpotFinder”. All themes (even child themes) will be available as unique entries inside the “Themes” tab.
Creating a unique section for each product allows us to provide all relevant resources for that product. For example, the “SpotFinder” section doesn’t just contain the SpotFinder child theme, but also Directory along with it’s own 4 components. You get everything you need to install SpotFinder in 1 place. That includes the Easy Install file which is now available for all Directory child themes.
By clicking on the “Support” tab in member area you’ll be able to browse through your open Helpdesk tickets and reply to them. You can open a new ticket by clicking on the “Support Question” button. Please note that the area will only display Helpdesk tickets, it won’t display posts submitted in the forums.
Better product management
The new “Orders” tab will enable you to review and manage all of your purchased Templatic products. It will display the expiry date of each of your licenses and a matching Renew/Upgrade button. Here are just some of the tweaks we’ve made to renewals and upgrades…
Renewals can now be completed even before the actual expiry date (up to 1 month before).
Upgrades are now available even after the license expires. Upgrading will automatically renew the license for another year.
Multiple renewal notification emails have been added to notify you about an upcoming license renewal.
Manual (bank payment) purchases now display instructions on how to proceed with renewals.
Free add-on every month for all Club members
With this new member area we’re also rolling out a brand new option for our Club members, 1 free add-on every month. The member area will allow every Club member to select 1 free add-on of their choice every month for as long as you’re paying/renewing your membership. Getting the free add-on is simple…
Choose your bonus inside the “Select your monthly bonus add-on”. To learn more about each add-on open this page.
Occasional hiccups can happen with anything new and this member area change is no exception. If you notice any account related problems please let us know immediately. Simply submit a new Billing query inside our contact form and explain what happened. Of course, don’t hesitate to share your thoughts about the new member area.
It gives us great pleasure to announce the arrival of our new QuickEdit E-book visual composer theme. As with all of our other QuickEdit themes such as iBusiness, Charity and MyRestaurant, MyBook lets you edit it straight on our website. The theme’s drag & drop interface can be edited on Templatic.com as you populate it with your own content. Once you have entered your content and images, export the theme along with your content. Now, you have a theme which you can install on your site with all the content you’ve entered. The E-book theme has been designed to showcase books online and comes with a variety of powerful options.
E-book is one of our QuickEdit themes which means you can add content and customize the site without leaving Templatic.com or paying for it first. The demo site even allows you to save changes and continue at a later time. Once you’re done with shaping your new website, click on Export and purchase your license for MyBook. After checkout you will receive a unique zip file containing your theme as well as the license key.
We are proud to be releasing another one of our Directory child themes which aim to give you endless possibilities. Benefiting from its parent Directory theme, Splendor comes with all the powerful built-in features as well as some of its own extra ones such as the homepage power search. Creating a hotels directory is as simple as installing Splendor, entering your payment gateway details and you’re set to go.
Meet Splendor, the Hotels directory theme which comes packed with loads of powerful features. The stylish Splendor is ideal if you’ve ever wanted to create your very own directory for hotels. The theme comes with many adaptable options which let you basically shape your directory the way you want. Building a hotels directory with WordPress has never been easier than now.
The Splendor theme is not only suitable for hotels but it can also be used as a theme for motels, bed and breakfasts, rental cottages or any type of holiday accommodation directories.
The Splendor theme lets you charge hotels for submitting listings. You can create the submission packages which best suit your hotels directory.
As with all of our Directory child themes here Splendor comes with an amazing array of built-in features for admin, listing owners and your users. Please take a look below at just a handful of options which make Splendor the best theme for a hotel directory.
Splendor Hotel Directory Theme built-in features highlight…
Vacation Rental theme, a WordPress theme with unique concept of helping you easily showcase and monetize your property was introduced first time ever by templatic before over a year and it became an instant success. To this date, it continues to grow as people love this unique theme with balanced features of both design and functionality built in.
Today, we are releasing another theme with the same concept but a different, fresh design. Our newest responsive, stylish and powerful Villa Rental theme has arrived! We have focused on giving this theme a modern new stylish look without taking anything away from the powerful booking system which powers our booking themes. The new Villa Rental theme comes ready with its booking form, availability calendar and it’s all set for you to take online bookings in no time.
Villa Rental theme lets you make money renting out your property. Easily rent out your room, house or apartments online or from a mobile phone or tablet.
No matter in which country a villa is located, the new Villa Rental theme can do it. Not only this, you can also change the Villa Rental theme’s default currency to suite your requirements. You can try the booking form’s country list here if you like.
Extra services can be sold with your rooms to increase revenue, such as city tours, airport transfers and restaurant reservations.
Publish your Property Information
With Villa Rental Booking Theme, you can publish information about your property such as:
– Detailed location information
– Location at Google Maps
– Distances to important places (historical places, landmarks, sports facilities, airports etc.)
– Facilities and services
– Property ambiance, surroundings and attractions
– Contact information
– Property rules and policies
– Room descriptions
– Room Pictures
– Bed types
– Views from the room
– Room composition
– Phone / TV / communication
– Domestic appliances
– Air conditioning
As with any villa online booking theme, you’ll need a method of collecting the money for reservations. This is no problem, Villa Rental comes with the PayPal payment gateway integrated. You’ll just need an account with PayPal and you’re set to go. The theme also comes with a Pre Bank Transfer payment option and you can purchase any of our additional payment gateways from the huge list here with the theme if you like.
Earlier today we released an important update for the Video theme. For the first time you’ll be able to set up a front-end video submission form which members can use to add videos to your site. To access this page after installing the update simply click on the new “Add Video” button in the top right corner of the site.
Today is the day when you will get to see release of one of the best directory child we’ve released so far. Ever since its release in October 2013, Directory theme has been the best directory solution available for WordPress. With our primary focus and continuous development on it, over the last 20 months we released multiple add-ons and child themes, and today we’re releasing possibly the most important one yet – Listings Directory Child theme.
Unlike child theme that cater to a specific niche such as YellowPages or Cuisine, Listings is a child theme that can be used for any kind of directory. Showcase shops, companies, tourist places, offers, events, properties, classifieds or restaurants… they will all look awesome.
A few days ago we released an important update for the Directory theme. The update makes it possible to use Directory alongside the Booking plugin. With the Booking plugin you’ll be able manage bookings for rooms and houses added to the site. In this blog post I’ll try to explain how to get started with the Booking plugin and how it can be useful for your directory.
How Can The Booking Plugin Be Useful?
This plugin will be useful if your directory contains vacation homes or other establishments available for rent. Instead of just forwarding visitors to Booking.com or similar website you’ll be able to process the booking yourself and earn a commission.
One thing worth noting is that listing owners won’t be able to setup booking themselves, it will have to be done by you. I’ll explain the easiest way to do this later in the post.
Installing The Plugin
Assuming you don’t already own the plugin, purchase it from here. Skip this step if you’re a Club member, Booking plugin is included inside the Club membership.
Connect to your WordPress dashboard and navigate to Plugins ⇨ Add New ⇨ Upload Plugin. Click on “Browse…”, select the zip file downloaded a moment ago and hit “Upload Now”.
Activate the plugin once it’s finished uploading.
Navigate to the wp-admin ⇨ Booking System area (if it doesn’t open immediately after activation). Click on the sample data button at the top of the page to add a few sample houses and rooms to your site.
Open the Booking guide for details on how to use the plugins various features.
Add A House
After installing the plugin proceed to House ⇨ Add a House and add your first rental. Here’s a list of fields/options you must fill while adding a house…
Total Guests – set the total number of guests that can book a room (for a single booking)
Charge Tax – should tax be automatically applied for this rental? Go to Booking System ⇨ General Settings (tab) to set the tax amount and type.
Minimum Stay – enter the number of days necessary to complete the booking
Price Settings – enter the price for each number of person and time-frame (day, week, month).
Category, title, images and description – every post in WordPress needs a category, name and some content. Your house is no different.
The Booking Page
The booking page is what your visitors will see when they try to make a booking. This page is generated automatically while installing the Booking plugin, but in case it wasn’t created you can create it manually by inserting the following shortcode inside any WordPress page
Here’s what your visitors will see
1 – Check Availability button
Opens the Booking Calendar and allows visitors to see on which dates is the rental available.
2 – Booking dropdown / information
When visitors initiate a booking procedure for a specific house (as I’ll explain later) this area will display the name of that rental. In cases where the Booking Page is opened directly this area will display a simple dropdown from which visitors can select the house they want to book.
3 – Select check-in / check-out date
This area requires visitors to select their check-in and check-out date. The calendar is simple; click once to select the start date and click again to select the end date.
4 – Total guests
This field is important because it determines the final price of the booking. To control the max number of guests available for your rentals go to Tevolution ⇨ Custom Fields and edit the “Total Guests” custom field. Tweak the “Option Title” and “Option values” settings.
5 – Services
Services are extras that go along your booking. These can be parking, WiFi, laundry, etc. To add new services (and their prices) go to Booking ⇨ Service.
To change the way services are calculated (by day or once) go to Booking System ⇨ General Settings (tab) ⇨ Service Settings.
6 – Price calculator
This area is automatic and there are no settings associated with it. It displays the final price of the booking.
7 – Visitor information fields
Information entered here will be available inside the wp-admin ⇨ Booking section once the booking is completed.
8 – Payment gateways
Lists the payment methods currently available on your site. By default Directory only comes with PayPal and Pre Bank Transfer. You can add more by purchasing gateway plugins.
Connect Listings and Houses
Your visitors will be able to book any house through the booking form. By default the URL of the booking form looks something like this: your-domain.com/booking-form. Along with providing a general URL to the booking form you can also pass a specific house argument. That one should look something like this…
555 – the post ID of your house. You can get it by hovering over the house in wp-admin ⇨ House.
Once you have this directory booking URL you can add it to your listing as a custom field or just inside the regular description area. I recommend adding it to the description area because you can use shortcodes to easily style the URL (transform it into a button). Follow these steps to create a “Book Now” button inside your listing…
Download and install the Shortcodes plugin (it’s free).
Get the booking URL for your house (as mentioned earlier).
Open your listing and insert this inside the description/content box
Don’t forget to swap the fake-site URL with your own.
If you did everything correctly your listing should look like this
You created a few houses, connected them with listings and several bookings have been made. Now what?
Bookings can be managed by going to wp-admin ⇨ Booking. To approve a booking click on the checkbox next to each booking, hit the “Bulk Actions” dropdown and select your action.
To manage actual booking payments, i.e. verify that a payment has actually been made go to Tevolution ⇨ Transactions. In this area you’ll be able to see exactly which payment gateway the customer used to pay for the booking and also the status of that payment.
What Is The Best Child Theme For Bookings?
Because of its built-in call to action button inside archive pages I believe Travel is a good Directory child theme for this purpose. Once you add the specific house booking URL to call to action button visitors will be able to initiate booking without even opening the listing detail page. Listings is another good child theme for booking due to its design and the way the content is structured.
If you run into any problems with using the Booking plugin with Directory just submit a new ticket inside our Helpdesk and we’ll do our best to help you out right away.
MyRestaurant is another Templatic theme designed around the powerful front-end visual composer or as we call it, QuickEdit. As you probably guessed by reading the theme name, MyRestaurant is designed for restaurant and diner owners looking to showcase their daily specials, unique offers and more.
MyApp is QuickEdit theme designed to make advertising your Android or iOS app as simple as possible. Like all QuickEdit themes, MyApp allows you to tweak everything from the front-end using an advanced visual composer.