You read that right. After months of hard work, Directory theme version 2 is finally here. Instead of bloating the theme with lots of features, we focused on improving performance & usability of Directory theme. Lots of changes were made which makes things simpler and more organised. Let me introduce some of those changes…
Directory 2 is a free upgrade for all existing Directory owners and Club members.
A new submission process
Just like last year, most of our team is going away for a short holiday vacation due to Diwali celebrations, a very important holiday in India. The team would like to take this opportunity to say Happy Diwali to all of you!
Most of Templatic staff will be away from Wednesday, October 22nd until Sunday, October 26th. Expect limited support during this time (scroll down for more info), especially in terms of theme updates. However, to kickoff Diwali we prepared a sweet “Buy 1, Get 1 Free” deal.
While preparing for the upcoming Diwali holidays we were also working on a minimal, elegant WordPress eCommerce theme for you to showcase your products and sell them online.
Please welcome the Luxury! theme.
The theme is coded on top of the massively popular Foundation 5 framework. In other words, your eCommerce site will be fast, responsive and future ready. We worked with the Foundation framework on some past themes and were extremely happy with its performance. If you are a developer or just someone who likes tinkering with code, you will love this theme!
As mentioned earlier, the theme was designed with WooCommerce in mind. WooCommerce has quickly become the most popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress meaning it’s a tried and tested platform just waiting for you to jump in.
Love it? Hate it? Please let us know in the comments.
View the Live Demo Purchase Luxury WooCommerce Theme
Over the next few weeks and months we will be presenting some of the most popular websites created with the business Directory theme. The first such site is Engdex.de. To find out as much as possible about the site I had a discussion with Brian Burroughs, the creator of Engdex.de. He was kind enough to answer all of my questions and provide a glimpse into what it’s like creating and running a directory website.
You might be wondering what’s going on at Templatic? We were on a good momentum with continuous, useful product releases and then kinda stopped with the release of SpotFinder. What is happening? Well, this blog post is essentially a big update on what is going on at Templatic right now.
A few months ago we started working on several improvements in our flagship product – Directory. One thing led to another and suddenly we realized that these changes don’t belong in a run of the mil update. With that in mind we set our path for the 2nd version of the product.
Yes, Directory 2.0 is on the way!
In case you haven’t noticed, Templatic.com now sports a shiny cart that allows you to checkout with more than one product at a time. To celebrate this we’re organizing a short 24 hour offer. Starting today and ending tomorrow you can get a bonus product on everything you purchase! The offer is valid for both single-product purchases (themes & plugins) and also our Club membership!
How to grab the deal?
Just click on “Add to cart” for the product you want and open the cart. A special dropdown menu will appear inside the cart offer allowing you to specify which bonus product you want. You’re allowed to combine themes and plugins. In other words, if you’re checking out with Directory, feel free to choose any of the available add-ons as the bonus product.
If you’ll have any questions about the offer or a specific product feel free to use the comments section below. If you prefer to ask us stuff privately, just use the contact form.
Ever since the original GeoPlaces and then Directory theme was released, the industry has adapted the trend set by templatic for listings kind of themes. Map at the top, listings at the bottom. It was great back then in 2011 when wide, big screens were not adapted yet. Things has changed and now we rarely see those 17″ screens being used. Screen space on both the side goes wasted while you are presented the content at the center of your screen.
Today we are excited to break this trend and offer a perfect solution needed today for directory sites. Announcing 8th Directory child theme – SpotFinder. SpotFinder is continuing the trend of reimagining Directory with new and unique child themes. It’s inspired by the new Airbnb website and thus comes with some really big design changes when compared to the parent theme.
Today is India’s Independence Day so we wanted to celebrate it with you guys. Over the last few months we’ve released a number of new add-ons so it’s fitting to have this deal be all about them. For every Directory add-on purchase you get another one totally free! The deal ends on August 22nd, 2014.
Visit the Directory add-ons page to see what’s available.
Over the last couple of months we’ve released a number of new add-ons for Directory, but it’s been a while since we announced new payment gateways. Dwolla and PayPal Express Checkout are the latest additions! After enabling these add-ons your visitors will be able to use them to pay for price packages. Of course, you will need a merchant account with each before getting started.
With more and more people customizing Directory I figured it was time to create a proper article which outlines the best way to tweak CSS and PHP in Directory. My initial plan was to release it as a blog post, but the size of the article got out of hand so it had to be moved over the Docs site.
Please click here to open the Directory customization article.
In short, the best way to customize Directory is to utilize either a child theme or a plugin. The article linked above focuses mostly on customizing with a plugin since a number of you are already using a child theme (City Guide, Locations, etc). By placing custom code inside a plugin we eliminate the danger of losing our modifications after updating the theme to the latest version.