Following is the screenshot of General Settings of the new Templatic Framework
Theme Skin – Using this option, you can select the CSS Skin for your Blog
Favicon – Using this option, you can upload Favicon for your Website. You can also create a Favicon using favicon.cc
Custom Logo – If you want to make use of a specific Image as logo for your Website, than you have to make use of Custom Logo field/option. Using this field/option, either you can paste the URL of your Image File or upload desired Image File from your Hard Disk to your Hosting Server
Display Title Instead of Logo – If this option is enabled, then your Blog Title will always be Text, irrespective of the setting you choose above i.e. in Custom Logo Field
Syndication/Feed URL – If you are using services like FeedBurner, Feedblitz for handling the RSS Feeds of your Website, than you can paste the original Feed Address in this Field
Tweet Button – This option when enabled will add a small Tweet Button at the Bottom of each post/article in your Website – Useful for sharing your content over Twitter
Facebook Like Button – This option when enabled will add a small Facebook Lke Button at the Bottom of each post/article in your Website – Useful for sharing your content over Facebook
Date Format – In case you want to set custom date format for your Blog, than you can make use of this option. Example: DD/MM/YY or MM/DD/YY
Contact Form Email – If you have used Contact Us page template in your Website, than the Email Address which you enter in this field will become the default contact Email Address for your Contact Form
Breadcrumb Navigation – This option Enables or Disables breadcrumb Navigation for your Blog. E.g. Blog > Category Name > Article Title
Disable Auto-Install – In case you don’t want to see the option to Install Dummy Content/Sample Data from Themes section, then you can disable it from here.
Content Display – Choose in between Excerpt and Full Content for Articles in Category Listing
Content Excerpt Word Count – If you choose to display only Excerpt for Articles in Category Listing, then you can set the Excerpt Length from here.
Content Excerpt Read More Link text – If the length of original Article is greater than the Excerpt Length, there will be a Read More Text Link. You can customize the text for Read More Link using this option
Disable Image Auto Resize (via Tim Thumb) – In case you are facing difficulties in rendering images in your website, and want to disable Tim thumb script, then you can disable it from here.
Disable Cufon – You can disable or enable cufon font replacement from here
Save All Changes – After making the changes, click on Save All Changes to save your settings.
Reset Options – This option can be used to reset all options to their default settings. This is useful when you think that you have made some unwanted changes in settings and now want to reset it to their default settings.
Been a while since you’ve seen a theme release in here. That’s because templatic team is working on revamping everything. We will soon update you guys on the new updates but today is the release day of our next advanced theme. If you ever thought to create an Article Directory site in WordPress, your wait is over. This is once again an advanced WordPress theme, with the help of which you can create a full fledged, elegantly designed Article Directory site which lets your site visitors submit article, do advanced search and lots more.
Let’s see the potential of this Article Directory Theme in detail.
From the homepage users can view Articles by clicking on different categories. The Admin can add categories list to the Homepage through a widget. Your visitors/users can add articles through the Submit Articles button, or they can search for articles that interests them. The Author Spotlight shows the number of articles a particular Author (user) submits.
Your users can submit articles easily with the help of a simple form. We tried to make this form as simple as possible. When they submit the article, an account would be created and later on they can view or edit their articles in their Dashboard.
We know that article directories are not just made for users who visit the site, submit articles and go away. Therefore we have integrated Advanced Search so that visitors can easily find the Articles they are looking for.
As an Admin, you can create packages with different prices, manage number of published days, or select featured or normal package. These all settings can be easily done via the Admin interface.
Integrated SEO Options
Now you don’t need to install any plugin for SEO purposes (like All in One SEO plugin). We have given SEO options for each individual post also. All the SEO options are already integrated, to help you start straight away. Now no SEO plugins are needed.
Now you don’t need to delve in the coding to change the colors and fonts. You can change link color, hover color, title color, button color, button hover color, body background image, etc. Now all this can be done via our easy to use interface. Just think it and do it.
As usual, it also contains all the basic options like logo upload, favicon upload, changing page layout (like changing two column, three column), adding Google Analytics code, etc. This list is just a fraction of what the new Design settings page can do.
Winners of the content will be announced on twitter 1st March are @theoldmanz, @vostroportale and @sonaliagrawal. Please drop us a support ticket here http://templatic.com/helpdesk and mention this tweet
This is our third release since the initial release of GeoPlaces theme. Geoplaces is also one of our popular theme. We even created a different section for the Beta version and we were notified of the bugs and new suggestions by you all. We have carefully listened to your suggestions and finally here is the final outcome. Thanks to the collaboration between developers and actual users, we are able to create the best city directory theme.
Here comes the GeoPlaces V3 which everyone is waiting for.
So now let’s take a look at some new features in GeoPlaces V3
Integrated Google Maps API V3 for all the pages
Many of you have requested that we should use Google Maps API v3 for the maps, instead of v2. Yes, no doubt it was a real challenge for the coding team to do this, but we were able to finally do this. Now we have completely integrated API v3 on all the pages.
Multi City functionality
Now you are not limited to add information about just one city. Go ahead and add multiple cities, or even states. This theme can manage them all. Even all the places/events will change, when you switch to a different city. You can select which city you want to view, and than all the places/events will be shown for that particular city only.
Add/Edit/Delete Custom Fields
As an Admin, you can add custom fields in the Add Listing/Event form. These custom fields will then be shown in listing page and detail page. You can control each and every aspect of this custom field. Now you can do this without touching the code.
Edit any Email and Messages from the Notifications section. Now you don’t need to delve in coding and edit each and everything. We placed all these at one place in Admin area.
Other then these, there were also many bug fixes and new functionalities are added like adding tags, changing date and time format, etc.
If you are an existing templatic customer, here’s a tiny but nice update for you. You do not need to manually request invoice anymore. Simply login to your templatic member area and manage your own invoice. It was a real challenge for our coding team but customizing and generating your own pretty invoice is now possible.
Edit Profile: After logging in, click on My Profile. Fill out the profile where you can add your company name, company address, Tax / VAT ID etc. as per your wish and then click on Save Profile. Note that the same information will be printed in PDF invoice.
Payment History: Now click on Your Payment History. And then click on Invoice link at middle right. That’s done. You will be able to see the invoice in the next page. Just save it or print it, your wish.
If you wish to change name, company name, address or Tax ID in the invoice, simply edit your profile and download the invoice again.
So that’s it, this is how you can generate the PDF invoice.
If you’ve ever wanted to have your own self hosted Wiki or Knowledgebase, look no further. Our latest simple theme – Wikibase magically turns your WordPress install into a full featured knowledgebase in minutes.
Thanks to all of your wishes and support, 2010 has been an amazing year for us at templatic here. The year allowed us to explore newer territories and build products that never existed in WordPress space. It hasn’t been a smooth ride though – from recent DDoS attack to smaller and bigger problems our way, we have made lots of mistakes in our journey as well.
For year 2011, we resolve to take templatic to newer heights and keep bringing in products that solves a problem and helps everyone create an easy web presence which also enables the site owner make money online :)
When we were PremiumThemes.net, we announced going GPL and switched back in a while which is kind of long and silly story but we as a business now realize though late, this is the right decision to take and the beginning of a new year is a perfect time.
So, here onwards, all the templatic WordPress themes are licensed under the GNU general public license. We are shortly making necessary changes in our site in order to align with this license.
Club Membership Duration
Templatic Premium Themes Club membership gives you access to all our existing themes and access to all the themes we released in next 12 months beginning from your membership date. Beginning february 2011, the 12 month duration will be changed to 3 or 6 months.
Templatic Framework and Standard Code
Templatic team is busy coding up a standard framework and advanced options panel based on Options Tree plugin by valen design so we can keep a core code and provide regular updates in all our themes.
More on this in coming weeks.
Bigger and Better Team
We will move to a newer office in the first half of this year that accommodates more people to join us in support, programming, designing and R&D in the WordPress and other area. At templatic, we are actively hiring new people at the moment. We refuse to hire anyone other than absolute best and hence, it will be a big challenge but we’re hoping for the best at the moment.
New Innovative Products
Yep, we take pride in keep exploring new paths and creating products which no one have created before – thus pushing WordPress to its max. This year too, we will continue leading this space and introduce some exciting new products in coming months. Not just the average blog and magazine themes.
WordPress is without doubt the best CMS out there and we will keep building things for this. However, we also look forward to break the boundaries and explore another world out there. Most probably, expect announcement in this segment in the next quarter of this year.
We are also open and look forward to form strategic partnership with equal and like minded people/company this year in order to strengthen and take the company to newer heights. Don’t be surprised if we announce something in this regard this year.
Like it always have been, our focus will be on you – as our customer and/or a well wisher. Your inputs has been integral part of our strategy and products and we will continue to do so this year as well.
Guess this sums up some of our plans for first half of this year. Wishing everyone a joyous and happy new year 2011. We are excited for the year ahead.
Things had not been nice since a while at templatic but we are committed to overcome the adversities. Along with the recent DDoS attack, there had been some other challenges recently but good news is, the bad things are over and we are once again in good shape and ready to roll the new things in coming days.
You have waited for quite some time since we shown you preview of the Events theme. Today, we are proud to release the Events theme with much more than what we originally planned. All because of nice creative suggestions from you guys.
Events – as you can guess, is an advanced portal theme that features events in your city. Let’s take a quick screenshot tour of the theme.
Events theme homepage combines most important things of an events portal. The complete page is widget ready so you can drag and drop things that you like. Advanced event seach, featured events, upcoming and past events, and featuring most important event categories are right there.
Best part? People are able to submit event on your website – and you can even charge for that if you like using 6 different payment gateways.
Clicking on any event category shows you list of upcoming and past events for that particular category in tabbed view. Best thing about this is you can sort events as per your choice.
The advanced events calender in sidebar shows you list of events on that specific day when you mouse hover the dates. Cool ha?
Perhaps the most important page of this theme? We had to go through lots of UI variations and structure designs before finalizing this one. At the top, it shows you event name and important stuff like dates, timing and contact.
Right after that, you see a tabbed area where you can set the google map and image gallery of the event / venue / anything. And beyond this, you see description of the event, organizer details (and contact them using email form), registration details, social media and comments where users can interact with each other about event.
Like the screenshot above mentions, events theme also have a strong backend wherein you can bulk upload events, manage pricing for people to submit event, set coupons, add events and so on.
Here’s a promotional offer again if you really like this Events 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!
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.