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.
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.