Important post update! All of the icons provided in the blog post have been updated for 2016. Download the new icon set from this blog post.
Icons, as we already know, are so useful and important in a web project. We’ve released quite a few e-commerce WordPress themes here but for the first time on templatic, we are releasing these beautiful icon set for free. We call these as Glyphs, because they represent things in pictorial form. Sometimes, you don’t need to say anything and things are self explanatory. These icons will let you do this exactly. These icons will really serve a great purpose for those who are just starting out their new Ecommerce projects. We’ve wanted to be pixel perfect, and we really think that we succeeded in this. Every minor details are taken care of, and here’s the result – presenting 50 Glyphs.
These are 50 icons are available in 2 sizes: 48×48 and 74×74 pixels. Take a look at this and let us know what you think about it. Comments are always welcome. Now your icon collection definitely needs something awe-inspiring. Go, grab it !
Download the ecommerce icons
Feel free to download the glyphs and use it on your projects.
All of the themes mentioned in this preview have been released! To learn more about each of them visit our Themes Gallery
You guys loved our earlier posts showcasing theme previews. We received many positive and constructive ideas about what features to include in our upcoming themes. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to showcase a preview to the themes released in last 3 months because of frenzied development and release schedule. But hey, we are back again with the teasers.
Here are some previews of some of the upcoming themes we are excited about. What’s special about our themes is that they are strategically structured. We try to wire frame and iterate them unless a satisfactory layout is created that includes most of what a particular niche theme requires and works best for the business. Talks apart, here’s the previews…
StoreBox and several other ecommerce themes
This has been long time pending. It’s been real long since we released an ecommerce theme on this site. Well the wait is almost over and you should see few dynamic themes about to be released in this niche very shortly.
You asked for it and you are going to get it. Appointment theme for doctors, therapists, consultants, spa or salon owners, astrologers or any service based business who require their customers to set prior appointment. We are sure you will love this strategically beautiful theme. It is structured and planned in such a way it will help you showcase all aspects of your business while also allowing you and your clients to dynamically manage appointments with your business.
Named after google’s plus one feature, this unique theme lets you vote on a post you like. Also you can enable your visitors to submit an article and keep track of their favorite posts.
Kind of a mini social media site based on WordPress.
Spa & Salon
A slight variation to the appointment theme, this theme particularly focuses on spa or salon business. It has some similar features of the Appointment theme, plus some specific features.
This upcoming elegant theme will focus on hotel business and hotel room booking. This theme is specially crafted for hotel business owners. Make sure you check this one out.
Well this is preview to some of the themes coming up shortly at Templatic. Are you looking for a particular theme that is not available at Templatic store yet? Wish to share some unique theme ideas? Please comment here and let us know how we can improve.
Feedback & Suggestions
We’d love to hear your feedback on upcoming theme previews showcased here. It will help us make some last minute critical changes in the themes if required. Love them? hate them? Just shoot your opinion 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!
Thanks to all your feedback, we have released an upgraded version of this theme with so many new updates. Read details here
Geo Places is one of our most advanced themes till date and we are pretty excited on release of this theme. Templatic team has worked on it for about 1+ months. And then we made some important changes and included some must have features that we missed after you guys suggested on initial teaser. That’s why a bit delay in the release of this theme.
Geo Places, as you have guessed it – is a theme built around the idea of showing different places and businesses around a geographic location and providing in depth detail about that. Showing detailed maps, user reviews, business information, services, contact details and so on. Showing nearby places around that particular location is kind of cherry on the cake : ).
This theme does all of that. The special thing about this theme is – it’s built on top of user feedback and actually structured to give you maximum ROI for this kind of websites. That is in fact the difference between us and other premium theme providers. We focus on real world usage more and nifty functionality less.
View live demo of Geo Places theme and Head over to official sales page so you can see all the features in detail and buy this theme. I’ll take a moment and highlight some of the unique, must-see benefits of this theme in here.
The homepage shows collective map of all the places you have added on this site. Clicking that place icon will take you to the relevant post. Same way, separate maps for each category are also generated.
When you are on a place details page, it shows detailed map. Also you can get directions to reach that place simply by entering the starting point where you currently are.
Design Controls & Flexibility
The homepage is completely widget ready. You can show a full size slider in place of full map if you wish. You can chose to show the list of places either in list view or gallery view from admin panel and the same is true for archive pages that shows the places.
Lots of tiny stuff like “Places Around”
We’ve built many custom widgets specifically for this theme that will make this theme really usable. For example, the page which shows a place in detail also have a sidebar which contains a widget called “In the neighborhood”. Imagine you are searching for a restaurant in a specific area. It automagically shows some nearby places that you have added in the site. This will really help your site visitor i.e. if they are viewing a restaurant, they might want to visit a movie theater or a night club nearby.
Of course when you build a directory kind of site so might want to make money as well. Apart from many strategic advertise areas, the theme lets you enable/disable “add listing” feature. When enabled, it will let your site visitors add a business place on your site and you can charge them for this. It gives you option of collecting money via six different payment gateways (PayPal, 2Checkout, Google Checkout, WorldPay, Authorize.net and manual payment).
Apart from blog search, the theme header prominently shows advanced search where you can do “For” and “In” search. For example, “Search for Pasta in This particular area/zip code”.
There are lot’s of features in this theme that you can only “experience”. So take a look at the live demo and explore the theme and grab the theme while it’s hot.
While we think we’ve covered pretty all kind of necessary stuff that the city directory theme should have, we are curious on user feedback and definitely look forward to upgrade this theme with some of the things that we’ve missed in this release. You can count on us on this.
Take a moment and let us know what do you think about this newly released theme via comment below.
The above screenshot of the upcoming theme pretty much sums up everything, but let me explain the features in details. The next theme is built for those who want to create out of the box city websites that have..
Auto generated maps of all the places
Get directions from the map
User submitted places. (You can charge for user submission!)
Showcase of different places on your site in an interactive manner
Sort different places
User reviews of different places
Auto generated image galleries
Detailed description of each place with images, address, phone number, map, get directions..
Auto generated main Google map, category based map, and other maps that link to posts
List and grid views of city places in categories
And much more… (We promise!)
In short, we’ve spent days figuring out all the features and structure an ideal city website should have. Plus enough flexibility in the theme so that as a developer, you can customize it to your liking for some other purpose as well.
I’d rather keep this short unless we release this theme in September. Meanwhile, if you’ve got some nifty ideas on must have features for a city website, do let us know via comments. As we’ve proven earlier, we WILL change the theme to meet exact specifications of actual users.
The premium themes market seems promising and there are new paid themes popping up every day. However, not every paid theme is of premium quality and many of them are not even worth paying. While there are numerous themes that are of good quality – available for free download, there are not many paid themes on offer that are meant for just blog. If corporate people or Individual professional wants to have a super high design, they have to pay for a custom design which may or may not match their exact needs.
Dear reader, I am happy to announce //templatic.com/ – the home of premium quality free and paid themes. Each and every theme on this site is/will be exclusively designed, strategically coded and commented, SEO optimized, with theme admin options, widget-ready, supporting famous plug ins, documented, good support and more