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In the last few weeks I was contacted by a number of Templatic customers that had problems setting up their map. Even though most of the stuff is covered in GeoPlaces theme documentation guide it doesn’t hurt to link it all together in a quick and painless tutorial. So, let’s get started!
It’s time for yet another advanced niche theme and we presume this is going to be awesome. First of all, thanks for your theme suggestions. It helped us know what you truly need and that’s what we are going to deliver this time – Daily Deal theme for WordPress.
Deal websites are currently making massive buzz around the internet. And why not? It’s a brilliant idea that facilitates win-win situations for everyone involved i.e. buyers, sellers and administrators of the site. But till now, not everyone willing to start such a site could actually do so because of heavy resources and skills it required. So we thought of bridging the gap and making a WordPress theme that helps anyone create a Daily Deal site in 5 minutes.
By now most of you heard the news about how hackers compromised the timthumb script. If by any chance you haven’t heard this news I recommend you read this blog post. To summarize, hackers got “in” through allowed external sites that enable you to show images from sites like blogger.com or photobucket.com. Detailed explanation is available in the blog post mentioned before.
That said, Templatic theme users have nothing to worry about. If you open your thumb.php script you’ll notice an absence of “$allowedSites”. The script only works with images uploaded to your own site, no external images are allowed. For more about the script click here
Back in old days, designers needed to think twice about which font to use. They could use different fonts but their choice was too limited. Only the web-safe fonts, assumed to be present on most computers, could be used. Some of these web-safe fonts are Arial, Verdana, Georgia, and Comic Sans.
Fast forward to 2011, way past beyond font replacement techniques like Cufon and @font-face, Google single handedly took the responsibility of bringing great typography to the web. With over 190 fonts in the Google Font Directory and counting, a designer now has a wide choice of fonts to choose from. In this tutorial, we will be learning how to use and install Google fonts for WordPress. Let’s start.
Those of you who read our twitter feed might have seen our tweet about IRC. It wasn’t a fluke, we indeed opened and registered an IRC channel. You can find it on the FreeNode network – #templatic. The channel will provide a unique experience to both sides. We won’t be providing theme support through the channel but we will be able to assist you if you have some tiny problem that can be sorted really fast
This post will serve as a mini-tutorial for those that want to participate in the channel but don’t know how.
We introduced our test site more then a year ago so this is just a reminder for those who didn’t have a chance to use it. The test site features all of our premium themes and you have 15 days to try out as many of them as you can. If you run into problems during testing you can always let us know via HelpDesk.
To visit our test site just click on the large image or on the link below:
Most WordPress themes have hundreds of files and it’s not always apparent what file you need to edit to make the desired modification. Add-ons like Firebug let you see the HTML code, but they don’t show you the name of the file where that code is located. To find that out you’ll need PRGrep, software that allows you to search inside the files. If you never used Firebug before, we recommend you check out our tutorial on using Firebug. You can download PRGrep free of charge at //www.prgrep.com/download.php?lng=en
After installing the software make sure you check “include sub-directories” under Parameters. All Templatic themes have multiple folders and sub-folders, you want to be able to search all of them. All you need to do now is enter the desired search item under “Containing:” and a path to your theme under “Directory:” You can select the folder using the button on the right or you can just copy-paste the path.
Not the pretties piece of software, but it works!
For example, let’s say we want to see what file needs to be changed in order to make modifications to the Submit Property form (RealEstate theme); this is a common support question.>
The first step is inspecting the form itself using Firebug. When we click on the form we see a div class=”form_row clearfix” appearing on several occasions. Let’s copy that text to PRGrep.
PRGrep now displays several files with the same div class, but one file really stands out – property_frm_with_reg.php located in \RealEstate\library\includes\ folder. That’s our file.
It shows you the exact path to the file as well as the location of the keyword
Now that we know which file to edit we can make the desired modifications!
If you have any questions be free to ask them in the comments below
We’ve had our eyes on creating this one since a long time. To add to that, we’ve been receiving crazy amounts of theme requests related to the hotel booking concept. So, not to make you wait any further, here it is – Hotel Booking WordPress Theme, an ultimate booking management tool for hotel businesses.
Eye catchy aesthetics, backed by strategically coded design and easily configurable admin panel is what this theme is all about. We wanted to provide the best experience not only to your users, but also to you, as an administrator. Apart from the attractive design as seen in the screenshots, the extensive admin options let you customize and edit any section of your site. Multiple custom widgets are provided to ease your task.
You can show pictures of your hotel properties in a sleek image slider on the homepage. For booking purpose, there is an intuitive booking form which your visitors can use.The booking requests can easily be approved/rejected/managed from the back-end. Your visitors will receive notification emails accordingly.
The dashboard features a handy ‘Upcoming Booking Requests‘ section for a quick glance at the recent booking requests and previous booking logs too. The ‘Booking settings‘ let you specify many options related to the booking process. From number of rooms to currency settings, from tax surcharge to coupon settings, from photo gallery settings to additional services setup, you are in full control of everything.
The ‘Hotel settings‘ let you manage contact and address information while the ‘Email settings‘ is for managing notification emails required to be sent to your customers. The inner pages let you add more content about your hotel business in your preferred layout (full-width or with a sidebar). There is also a blog where you can interact and get personal with your visitors. We have tried our best to incorporate as many tasks related to hotel booking management within this theme. The goal is to simplify the booking process for you and your site visitors.
Hotel Booking theme for WordPress is all you need to run an elegant website for your business with minimal effort. Did we tell you, there’s an auto-install option that automatically adds sample data to get you started?
Winners of the content will be announced on this page at the end of the competition.
The time has finally come to announce the winners of our HotelBooking competition! First off we would like to thank all of you who participated and spread the word for this beautiful theme. So, the three winners are:
Mauricio Mancias. Mauricio won by retweeting. You can find his Twitter feed @ElPimbo
Scott Jarvis. Scott won the theme by liking our post on Facebook. You can visit his profile by clicking here
The last winner is William Lang. Just like Mauricio, Will also won by retweeting. You can find his feed @WilliamLang
To bridge the gap between Templatic staff and you guys Bhavesh decided it’s time to bring a community manager on board – me! My name is Vedran Fak, I am 23 years old and come from Croatia, a small European country with sunny beeches, interesting history and pretty good beer.
You can count on me helping you out with pretty much anything. If there is a Templatic-related problem, let me know. Expect to see me on Templatic Facebook and Twitter accounts. You can also get in touch via email, the address is on the left.
WordPress has been my CMS of choice for around three years now – best three years ever! I have experience in programming (various languages), SQL and of course HTML/CSS. Administrating a small gaming for several years now taught me lots of stuff about communities and how to handle them; this knowledge will undoubtedly come in handy here at Templatic. Those of you who share my love towards gaming can send me a quick email so we can schedule a Rock Band jam session. While on that point – I love Rock Band! :)
A great learning period is in front of me but I am looking forward to every bit of it. Contacting support people likely won’t be a highlight of your day so my mission here is to make everyone’s life at least a wee bit easier.
Please use the comments below to ask whatever comes to your mind.