A year has been passed since we last show you preview of automobile theme. Then on, we went ahead and released several simple and advanced themes but development for automobile theme were postponed each time – mostly, because we didn’t knew what an ideal automobile theme should be and should have.
Earlier last month, one of our club member – Chris Gallagher got in touch with us who happened to have thorough knowledge in building websites for garage and what they actually require and don’t require. After initial discussion we got the much needed clarity and the stuff progressed quickly from a wireframe to fully developed WordPress app for an automobile garage.
We are proud to announce launch of much awaited Automobile theme for garage owners. Ofcourse since the fields of this theme is customizable, you can use it for many other industries.
Let us take a quick image tour that explains why this is the best Automobile theme out there.
Like the screenshot about mentions, the best thing about this theme is that the homepage is completely widgetized. You can drag and drop any sections that you wish to add or drag off that you don’t like. For example, if you have a small garage and wish to remove advanced search all together, simple – simply drag off advanced search widget from widgets section in wp-admin.
Like wise, wish to add “About our garage” section right below the main slider? Simply add “Text” widget and add any & all content you wish :)
The car listing shows all your cars along with basic description and vehicle summary fields chosen by you. A user can then sort the listed cars in several ways.
A car details page covers every important aspect in terms of what is required for a potential buyer of a car. The screenshot above is self explanatory. Best thing about this theme is, you can manage as many custom fields you want for a vehicle.
Backend management is really powerful for your auto garage website. Take a look and read explanatory text along the way.
And finally, here’s the screen that lets you manage the fields for your autogarage site. It also lets you manage – on which page (category or listing page) you wish to show the field – or, do not wish to show :).
Enough explanation, I think now it’s time for you to explore the theme for yourself :) .
The launch of this theme has been pending since long but we are satisfied that we did justice to the final theme being released today (literally everything has been changed from the original preview we shown earlier). Hope this theme fits the auto garage market requirement as a mass. If you be a little bit creative, this theme can be used for so many other industries :). Let us know your feedback on this theme via comments.
Please note this theme uses advanced custom panels and taxonomy. It will only work with latest version of WordPress – 3.0 or above.
The whole templatic team is working passionately on creating better and better themes on various niche every day and is always busy designing & coding themes and providing tech support.
As you all know, the templatic office is proudly located in India and It’s the time of the year here where we do have Diwali – a nation wide festival of 5 days. As per the tradition, this occasion is celebrated as hindu new year.
We have designed a cool wallpaper that can be previewed here in this post. Download the zip file here (size: 2mb). It includes all the sizes for desktop and iphone.
The spirit of celebration is in the air and templatic team too will be celebrating this occasion with full spirit. During this time, templatic office will remain closed for full 5 days (from 4th November to 8th November, 2010).
What this festival is about?
The festival is of total five days. Guess the foreign users would love to know a little bit about this tradition. Here’s brief intro to the full five days.
Dhanteras: It is believed to be a very pious and good day to purchase gold, silver and other valuable metals. People buy atleast something on this day.
Chopda Pujan: In the evening, all the business people do puja of accounting books for the coming year. And the transaction of their next year is written in these books.
Diwali: Last day of the hindu year. The whole country celebrate it at evening by lighting diya (lamp) and firing crackers.
New Year: Starting from early morning 5am, people go to temple and then to visit their family, neighborhood and friends, they wish each other new year and take blessings of elder.
Bhai Bij: The day is for brothers and sisters. If a sister is married, she invites the brother to her home to take lunch. The whole family take lunch together.
This is kind of our version in short about the celebration and festival. Ofcourse the festival is lot more than what we have just explained in here.
We will come back again in few days – all charged up and bringing better, newer awesomeness your way. Till then, wishing you all a very happy diwali :)
The templatic team is going on a small vacation today. The celebration is in air in here and we’re celebrating the success of templatic past this year.
Video theme, originally we created it to sell on templatic store. But just today morning templatic team suggested that we release it for free – our way of saying thanks for your warm support past this year and the theme is now released as a diwali gift to you from us :)
Create unlimited video categories, show popular videos, rate videos and share them on social network. This theme is just perfect for Video magazine, portal and blogging. The theme is available in three color schemes and they can be configured to match your own requirement by making simple changes in css file. Our recommendation is you use cool big background image in the white colorscheme :)
Check Live demo of this theme here. Head over to official page of the video theme to to download and review all the features of the theme and check the installation documentation here. Not that you will actually need it. Use our revolutionary one click auto install feature once you activate the theme and it will auto populate sample data on your site.
Please note that this theme is available for free download but the support for this theme is available only to templatic customers via our support forum and helpdesk. We sincerely hope you’ll love this free theme and will be able to create a cool site off it. Without further wait, simply download the new video theme, create a cool site and spread the word around about this theme.
Like we mentioned in a separate post, the templatic team is going for a small vacation and celebrating diwali [download wallpaper]. Wishing everyone of you a very prosperous and joyous diwali.
Congratulations to the winners and a warm welcome to templatic community please get in touch with us via our contact page and we’ll send member area logins your way. Thanks everyone for taking part in this and showing your support. Stay tuned for some quick updates on templatic team very soon.
While we are working going back to basics and improving the core of our themes one by one, we thought to provide little teasers to some upcoming themes that has been designed and are under production at templatic office. Here’s quick intro to some of the upcoming themes
over the course of past two years, we have released several magazine themes but video theme is something, we have never ventured into. After the recent release of Photocraft which was targeted towards photography, Video is an upcoming theme targeted for people who wish to build video website.
Video theme will be available in few color schemes and some cool widgets. Expect release of this theme soon.
We added listing of basic events in recently updated version of GeoPlaces theme. With the Events theme, we are taking events to level best.
Above is a little teaser to the theme. Expect more awesomeness in it with some nifty features. we are sure you’d love the final outcome.
Please let us know your input and ideas on ideal video and events theme. We might just tweak the themes and final outcome can change. We did this in past and we look forward to do it again :) – themes built with your input via comments
Earlier last month, we released an advanced city directory theme GeoPlaces which helps you create a city directory website and it became an instant hit. You guys provided some awesome constructive feedback in the launch post and as promised, we worked on upgrading the theme by improving those tiny details and also adding some new critical features that is a must have for a city directory theme.
We are proud to announce GeoPlaces V2 today. Following screenshot tour quickly explains what has been updated.
The homepage now features improved map with post indicators and includes thumb image in the bubble. Featured listings are added in this new version and they will be shown at higher priority throughout the site. Also the theme now includes basic events in this new version.
Submit a business / event
(the screenshot above shows all the form fields of adding an event)
The business place / events submission form is now better organized and works just fine for adding either the business listing or an event. It will automatically show/hide relevant fields in the form.
You can now move the cursor on the map for exact place specification and also chose which map view to show by default.
If you are adding an event, add Registration details or if you are adding business listing, add special deals or offer separately and they will be highlighted on the details page.
As admin, you can disable/enable coupons and run occasional promotion and users will get discount while submitting a listing on your site on regular price.
This new version also features optional captcha for spam prevention (can be disabled from the admin panel)
Events are listed differently. As you can see above, if the event is added as featured, they will be shown first at the top and regular lists will be shown then after. The sidebar features event calendar widget so you can view events by date.
Upcoming and past events are shown separately and can be sorted like shown above.
The events are shown in same structure but a bit differently than the business listing. Date, time and address are shown at the top right. How to register for the event is highlighted separately. (Please note, this theme does not handle event registration.)
Updated admin side functions
Events are shown and managed separately (custom post type) in the admin panel.
In the backend, we’ve added bulk upload now. Simply prepare a .csv file of all your business data based on the sample CSV provided with the theme and import all your data at once. No more manually adding each event on your site.
Managing coupon is yet another thing we added in the theme now so you can run occasional promotion on your website.
Here’s a promotional offer if you really like this awesome GeoPlaces theme and wish to get it for free. Retweet the following message before 31st of this month and any 3 winners will get developer copy of this theme absolutely free!
More than a year back we introduced Restaurant theme and Gourmet theme which remains the best WordPress themes for restaurant/cafe business till date. With this latest release of Foodilicious, we are taking it few steps further.
Foodilicious is an advanced WordPress theme created to help you create an out of the box restaurant business website easily. Good thing about it is that it addresses the actual need of a restaurant business website with its strategically placed different elements throughout.
Handles restaurant menu items in most advanced way
Foodilicious has the most advanced menu page template. Each of your menu sections can be displayed in different category and the main menu page shows all your menu sections in expandable format. Not only that, as a web admin, you can chose to keep the menu items in list view or gallery view :)
This is awesome as you can accommodate unlimited food items and still keep them organized and show them easily.
Custom Built Widgets
Like we said, the theme is targeted towards the restaurant and cafe business and it contains lots of custom widgets that you’ll need in your restaurant website. Some of the custom built widgets include auto sliding testimonials, Restaurant Hours, Location Map and Direction, Contact information, Sliding menu widget in the homepage and so on.
It doesn’t do online reservation
Because WordPress shouldn’t do everything? Nope, but because reservation requirement of each restaurant is different. Instead, we recommend creating your own reservation system by using a stable plugin like Gravity Form and have the reservation email sent directly in your mailbox so you can confirm the reservation by directly contacting the persons via email or phone.
While doing our research before building photocraft theme, one common thing we observed is that most of the photographers complained that the theme companies are trying to be smart and design things in their own way. Not understanding the core requirement of the photographers – to show their talent via photographs!
Photocraft theme is our endeavor to fill that gap. Photocraft – a simple, elegant theme built specifically for photographers is here. It’s all plain theme with a slide show you might say? But that’s what the photographers demanded. Let me explain what the theme does..
View live demo of the image. View features and Purchase theme here
The design options in the theme lets you paint all the colors in this theme to any of your choice. Decorate backgrounds and fonts to give that unique look to your website.
The best and most important thing about this theme is the way it handles your precious images. With latest upgrades in famous timthumb script, you can handle image auto resizing better now. Choose how the images should be cropped. In what dimensions your image/gallery should be displayed. Also the theme will auto generate image gallery if you have more than one image per post. You can chose how you want to gallery to act – whether it should auto slide images and so on.
In short, we’ve tried to stay out of your way as much as possible and still giving you all the flexibility you need. View live demo of this theme and check all the features and purchase the theme here.
We’d not false claim this is the best ever theme for photographers but we have full intention of making this the best ever. Please let us know your feedback via comment below. Version 1.1 of this theme will be better because of your suggestions :)
There’s no doubt one of Templatic’s strengths is e-commerce. Many popular WordPress e-commerce themes in the market currently is from Templatic.com, but we’ve been reading your feedback and we understand not everyone is waiting for yet another e-commerce theme release.
Here’s what we’re going to do. Instead of disappointing those that ARE waiting for more e-commerce themes, we are expanding the Templatic network with Ecommerce Plex — a site dedicated to WordPress e-commerce by Templatic.
Much like how Templatic has gotten from one WordPress enthusiast to seven full-time developers/designers. We are expanding our network from one to two sites.
It’s important to note that a step forward with Ecommerce Plex is NOT a step backward for Templatic.com. We’ll continue to release more powerful, advance themes like the recently released Geo Places. We’re simply trying to focus our efforts and moving e-commerce themes and ideas over to Ecommerce Plex. With this strategy, we don’t have to save any idea for later and be able to freely push the limits of WordPress e-commerce at our own pace.
How will this affect existing Templatic e-Commerce customers?
Whether you’ve purchased a single theme or currently are a Templatic club member, if you have an e-commerce theme in your Templatic.com account, you will automatically have an account on Ecommerce Plex and access to the new framework for free.
Also, you’ll continue to receive support from our staff. Nothing changes.
Ecommerce Plex Management
To make sure we stay true to our words that a step froward with Ecommerce Plex isn’t a step backward for Templatic.com, we’ve added Tung Do a.k.a Small Potato to our team to make sure we don’t spread ourselves too thin.
Tung Do is a theme-designer / front-end coder / blogger who has experience in building and managing an online community. Some of you might know him from three years back when his website was actually the top site in WordPress themes before he decided to take a break for extended traveling.
Recently, Tung has contributed designs and WordPress tutorials to Templatic.com. We believe his skills and experience are important to the success of Ecommerce Plex and for ensuring quality.
“Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 34554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 2348617 bytes) in /home4/xxxx/public_html/wp-includes/plugin.php on line xxx”
This error occurs because of exceeding the default WordPress memory limit. Also if you have a Blog with a high traffic and have installed lots of plugins, then its advisable to increase this memory limit.
Lets first increase the WordPress memory by editing a file named as “wp-config.php” (This file would be in the root of your WordPress installation)
Open this file and find this:
Now just change this 32 to 64. E.g.
You can even increase it further by 128MB, if you want.
Now lets increase the PHP memory limit. This is required if you have multiple Blogs, like WordPress Multi site or WordPress MU.
For this, your server must be running Linux operating system. Open this file: /etc/php.ini
and find this “memory_limit = “
Set it as per your WordPress memory limit, like we have set it to 64 MB in WordPress, then here also we will set it to 64. E.g. memory_limit = 64M
Thats done. This will prevent many problems from appearing.