After the successful release of Video last month, here we are again with another Foundation-powered theme – Apex. Apex is a business theme ideal for construction companies looking to showcase their properties and services. At the same time, the design is general enough to work even if you’re not exactly in the construction business.
Fast and responsive
Powered by the lightweight Foundation framework, Apex is one of our fastest loading themes. With Pingdom perfection grades of over 85%, Apex will be among the snappiest WordPress themes you’ve used in general.
Perhaps even more important is the fact Apex was designed with a mobile-first approach. Each page in Apex will automatically adapt to whichever device your visitors are using to browse the site. To see this responsive design in action just visit our demo with your phone or use the tablet/smartphone options in your desktop browser.
This is turning out to be an exciting week! Today we’re happy to release the new Directory Listing Vouchers add-on and an important update for Templatic booking themes. By “booking themes” I mean those powered by our Booking plugin. As of this moment these include: 5 Star, Vacation Rental and Hotel Booking.
Manage coupons with Listing Vouchers add-on
Listing Vouchers is a simple Directory add-on that allows visitors to upload coupons during the listing submission process. It does this by introducing a new custom field – “Upload Vouchers”. As with all other custom fields, this one can also be tweaked and modified from the Tevolution ⇨ Custom Fields Setup section.
Submitted vouchers will show inside a new tab on your listing detail pages. Within that tab visitors will have two options; to Download or to Print out the coupon. Voucher uploads are available in several file types: PDF, JPG, PNG and GIF. Read More »
The developers have been busy lately working on a few new features and dozens of improvements for the Directory theme. The Directory wishlist thread is one of the most popular threads inside our forums and that’s something that makes us happy. We love the fact you guys care about Directory and wish to see it grow! This particular update isn’t very heavy on new features, but it does address something a lot of members want to see improved – location management.
Manage locations globally, with only one country and with only cities
Directory was created as a theme you can use to create a global directory website. With the ability to easily browse multiple countries, states and cities we believe this has been accomplished successfully. However, one thing a number of our members complained is the fact this global focus makes the theme less user friendly when used for smaller directories. They were right, it really doesn’t make sense to force every visitor to select a country and state when all content is within just one state. Read More »
Today I’m happy to announce a totally new take on Video, a responsive video WordPress theme. The original free theme was released almost four years so this will definitely be a welcome refreshment. This updated theme comes with a totally new mobile-first codebase (explained below) and guaranteed support with every purchase.
Totally new codebase and focus on mobile
Powered by ZURBs Foundation, the new Video theme is fast, like, really fast. The lightweight framework makes this the speediest theme inside our portfolio. Part of that is also due to the approach we took with features. Compared to most of our other themes, Video does not come with many bells and whistles. The theme does one thing, and does it well.
Even though we’ve been creating responsive themes for years now, the new Video just might be our best work so far. The Foundation as a whole was built with CSS optimizations and mobile users in mind so the theme is, in a way, just following the same basic principles. Visit the demo site with your smartphone or tablet to see the responsiveness in action. Read More »
As of this moment, visiting the WordPress dashboard will allow you to update Directory to version 1.1.3. Please update all four components in order to get all the improvements introduced with this update. Also, backup. Doesn’t matter if you just started and haven’t changed much, still backup. When it comes to the stuff that were changed…. keep reading.
Copy styling from existing post types
Starting today styling your custom post types becomes a lot less work. Until now, newly created post types looked nothing like the default “Listing” type meaning you had to make several PHP tweaks in order to copy the design. This is no longer necessary. While creating a new post type, its design will be automatically copied from the “Listing” post type. As usual, once you create the post type don’t forget to assign some of the existing custom fields to it. Read More »
City Guide is our sixth Directory child theme (Yay)! Unlike the previous two we’ve released (Travel and Cuisine) this one isn’t focused on a particular niche or market segment. Instead, the primary role of City Guide is just to provide another new look for Directory.
Design changes in the City Guide theme
The most obvious changes are definitely those to the homepage. City Guide features a boxy design with a clearly outlined container. Another significant change is the inclusion of two widget areas between the slider and Main Content area. On our demo the left area displays the Homepage Display Posts widget while the right one displays the Slider. Read More »
Travel is a Directory child theme with an emphasis on the travel industry. The theme will allow local hotels and travelling agencies to offer their services on your site. Of course, it can also be used internally; for showcasing trips and deals from your own company.
It just hit me that it’s been a full year since we did this the last time. On March 15th we’ll officially be 6 years old! That’s a long time for a regular company, but here on the internet it’s officially regarded as a long ass time.
What happened with Templatic in the last year?
Short answer, lots of very positive things. Even shorter answer, Directory. That theme quickly took center stage as the marquee Templatic product and it is something we are all very proud of. But it’s not just Directory, during the last 12 months we introduced the installation services, released unique new themes like Cartsy, 5 Star, Restaurante and even did a revamp of the whole website. Here’s a few quick stats… Read More »
Today we have some good news for all Directory owners as the popular theme has just received another important update. The update consists mostly of smaller improvements and bug fixes, however there are a few features thrown into the mix…
Change your URLs with the Custom Permalinks feature
Up until today you could use the back-end to only change the name of your post types, but not the URL base. Using a brand new back-end section available from Tevolution ⇨ Custom Permalinks, you can choose whether to delete or modify the slug for each of your post types. Assuming only Directory is installed (no add-ons), here’s what you can change/delete from the Custom Permalinks section: Read More »
Cuisine is another child theme for Directory. It’s the first child theme to alter the functionality as well as the design. It’s nothing major, but enough to transform the good ol’ Directory theme into a powerful WordPress restaurant directory.
Is this your first time hearing about the parent Directory theme? Click here to learn more.