Landing Page is a flat design WordPress theme… a first for us at Templatic. It’s a multi purpose theme with a responsive design meaning it’s bound to look good on any device. We believe it’s just the type of theme we were missing so far, hopefully you guys will feel the same. Even though the theme seems fairly simple at first glance, there is actually more to it than it meets the eye. So, let’s get started.
“What’s going on?” You might be wondering… After a very productive july we kinda slowed down with theme releases. Something must be cooking? It sure is…
You see, we are working on this ambitious project for over 2 months now. September was supposed to be the month of release but you know how development goes sometimes; software gods aren’t happy if you don’t postpone at least once. That said, we still have some stuff to be released this month. When it comes to upcoming WordPress themes, one is coming up next week and other one will be released the week after. So, let’s take a closer look at these themes.
In this article, we will be covering a few basic tips and simple steps to help achieve better results with SEO for WordPress Sites. The guidelines are intended to be used in conjunction with some of the previous Top 10 SEO Tips article and several other basic rules which will be covered in the coming articles.
Before we jump to some of the technical steps of how to optimize a WordPress website, let’s first set our sights on the target. We shall assume you are Read More »
Support is extremely important to us here at Templatic. So important in fact that almost 50% of all of us at Templatic work on helping you get the most out of the purchased product. With that in mind, have you ever wondered exactly how is theme support provided? If yes, this blog post is for you.
In the next few paragraphs I’ll outline the tools and techniques I myself and most of us at Templatic use to help you guys. Hopefully some of tips shared here will help you while troubleshooting issues in the future.
My approach (to a problem not reported before)
Checking the theme and WordPress version – when you encounter a problem and notice that the WordPress/theme version you’re using isn’t exactly new, update. Even if it doesn’t Read More »
Specialist v1 was a relatively simple WordPress business theme known for it’s serious and professional design. Well, the new version looks pretty much the same but comes with A LOT more capabilities. The most requested one was making the theme responsive. I’m happy to confirm that Specialist v2 is completely mobile-friendly! The responsiveness is just the beginning; Specialist v2 is based on the second generation of Supreme – our core framework and the muscle behind recent themes such as OnePager or 5Star.
Essentially, Page Links To is a plugin that lets you link pages and posts to an external URL instead of opening the actual page or post. Imagine a fresh WordPress install where on the homepage “Hello World” post isn’t linked to the actual post but to an outside source such as wordpress.org. Best thing about Page Links To is the fact it works with custom post types which are pretty common in Templatic themes. Places, Events, Properties are just some of the post types you’ll find in our themes.
To get started with the plugin head over to Plugins -> Add New and search for Page Links To. Once installed, a new section will appear at the bottom of your Add Post / Add Page back-end pages. That is the place where you overwrite the original URL.
WordPress 3.6 “Oscar”, the latest major release is now available for download. New features include a revamped auto-save system and a whole new theme – Twenty Thirteen. WordPress guys have created a short and quirky video about these improvements… we highly recommend watching it.
This July has been crazy! With all that’s happened we figured a post like this would be appropriate. Due to the sheer amount of announcements we’re guessing you missed at least one or two. When it comes to the actual announcements: New plugins, new Templatic themes, new…actually, just continue reading.
13 new plugins
Our expansion into the world of plugins experienced a giant boost this month with the release of 10 payment gateway add-ons for Tevolution and 3 additional plugins that were previously only available in theme bundles: Templatic Booking, Appointment add-on and Templatic Digital Downloads.
This plugin is used to power booking Templatic themes such as Vacation Rental or 5 Star. It comes with a totally customizable booking form, seasonal prices, availability calendar and tons of other stuff. Know more about this awesome WordPress booking plugin.
The Appointment add-on is a great solution for wellness centers, spa salons, lawyer offices etc. At the moment this plugin works great with two Templatic themes; Restaurante and Service Biz. Don’t miss to have a look at the features tour of WordPress Appointment plugin.
Making a premium theme is all about the team effort. Why the focus on “premium” you might be wondering? Well it’s because when you develop a theme and charge money it becomes your responsibility to deliver a product that looks professional and works as advertised. Not only that, but you also need to provide support for it so people can actually get started.
We often read about operating and manipulating WordPress and the themes built for it but it’s very rare to know that what actually happens behind the curtains when the themes are in their development stage. So, today we’ll have a closer look at how Templatic premium themes are developed!
The first step of premium theme development is always research. Theme development is not just about the designing and programming but also the commercial aspect. At the end of the day this is still a business so there must be enough demand for each theme that is being created. Read More »
One of the common suggestions in the New Year Templatic survey was a one page WordPress theme. For all of you that suggested it, thank you and, the wait time is over! OnePager is our take on the niche and we hope you guys will like it as much as we do.