UPDATE: And we are back. Safe and secure. The security is actively monitored by the server guys and experts at Sucuri.net. We have made several improvements and changes as well on our site that you’ll like. Read all about it here. Have questions? Please write to email@example.com and we would love to answer any questions you may have.
Dear templatic customer,
Let me start by saying that templatic has Never Ever stored any credit card information on our site. All the transactions are only ever handled directly by PayPal or 2Checkout. Our site is only integrated with the above secure payment gateways so your financial data is always safe and never stored by us. In fact we never had access to your credit card or financial information.
Now I will go into detail and share what’s happened.
Our site was hacked recently
As announced on our social media accounts a few hours ago, our site was recently hacked and our databases compromised. It looks like the hacker may have gained access to our files and databases on our server.
We are actively working with sucuri.net to clean and protect the site.
Earlier this week we discovered a vulnerability inside our Tevolution plugin and the Video theme. Owners of those products have already been contacted via email. The vulnerability allowed hackers to upload malicious files/scripts using the front-end uploader. The issue has since been patched. If you’re unfamiliar with Tevolution, it’s one of the main components of our popular Directory theme. If one of these Directory themes is currently powering your website please continue reading.
If you are currently using a Tevolution-powered theme please update the Tevolution plugin to it’s latest version (2.3.0). You’ll find the download inside the member area. In case your plugin is extremely customized and you can’t update it make sure you overwrite the following file: /wp-content/plugins/Tevolution/tmplconnector/monetize/templatic-custom_fields/single-upload.php
You can download the new (secure) single-upload.php file by clicking here.
What about older Tevolution versions?
If you’re using Tevolution 2.0 – 2.1.8 update the file provided above and you’ll be fine. Do not update the entire plugin since there is a good chance your theme doesn’t support Tevolution 2.2 and above.
If you’re using Tevolution 1 please contact our support. We will explain how to proceed with securing your site. You can submit a support query by using the our main contact form.
Over the past past few weeks we have made some hard, but ultimately necessary decisions regarding support. Our old Trellis Helpdesk has been replaced with Groove, an invisible ticketing system that makes easier for us to provide you with quality support.
Templatic Forums are now read-only
The first casualty of this transition to Groove was our good ol’ forum. To be completely honest we’ve been meaning to do this for quite some time but every time we brought it up a small group of vocal forum users changed our minds.
As much as I personally liked the forum, maintaining two separate systems is simply unnecessary. Often times we found ourselves responding to the same issue twice since it was posted in both the forums and Helpdesk. When using a single system (especially one as advanced as Groove) this becomes much less of an issue.
From now on forums will be private so only old users who created threads on the forums will be able to access their threads after logging into the forums.
At Templatic, almost everything we do is centered around a single objective — helping you to build a business using WordPress. Whether it’s a local business directory, a vacation rental website, a WooCommerce store or your own personal author website — Templatic themes are all about building your business.
As a child, did you ever build a sandcastle on the beach? Do you remember how great it felt to build something from scratch? The sense of accomplishment and pride that came with seeing a project through to completion? Chances are you feel the same way about the business you’re building, right?
But maybe you also had the experience of the tide coming in and destroying your castle. Or worse yet, maybe some kid, bigger and older that you, came along a stomped on your castle. Destroying an hour of hard work in just a few seconds.
The reality is, your WordPress website is facing a similar risk. There are hackers out there who are interested in nothing more than destroying your hard work and wreaking havoc on your business. But how do you protect your website?
The brand new 2016 Business Directory theme is the latest addition to our collection of Directory child themes. Presented by Templatic with a fresh new look and inheriting the powerful features of Directory.
From the search options to the lavish homepage slider banner to the homepage featured posts design, this theme’s design spells elegance. As well as the beautifully designed homepage, detail and category pages have also been given close attention. Our main aim with this 2016 Business Directory theme was to combine both power, flexibility and elegance.
Nicea Consulting is based in Istanbul and develops web and e-commerce projects for their clients. They have used our Apex as a contracting company theme to develop the website http://cnrgrupinsaat.com.tr/ for a contracting company in Istanbul. We asked them about their experiences while developing the theme and here is what they have to say about it.
We are a digital agency based in Istanbul with name Nicea Consulting. We are developing web and e-commerce projects for our clients. Our client is an important contracting company in Istanbul. They choose us to develop CNR Group Insat site. We can serve our projects very good-looking. Contracting are important for Istanbul, there are a lot of competition. So we need a wonderful web site, and the theme is very enough for this.
We’ve published a few posts recently about the importance of creating content for your website. It doesn’t matter whether you’re running a directory, vacation rental or eCommerce website, content will play a key role in your ability to attract new visitors. The objective could be one of many things — boosting product sales, enticing advertisers or establishing yourself as an authoritative source in your niche.
Since you’re here reading this, let’s assume that you already understand all that. But unfortunately, creation is only one-half of the battle. The other half involves promotion. You need to make sure that your target audience actually sees what you’re publishing, or really, what’s the point?
In this post, we’re going to cover five ways to promote what you publish. Making sure that the time and effort you’re putting into creating valuable content does not go to waste.
Interviewing, Gerasimos Kamplies, the owner and founder of bet-gate.com
, an online gambling directory in English language located in Greece, was a pleasure. Migrating his data from an old website and making the best use of the Emblem Directory theme
, he has expressed thoroughly, his experiences while building the site. He talks about his goals, his plans and how he executed it.
Introduce Yourself & Your Site
My name is Gerasimos Kamplies and I am the owner and founder of bet-gate.com.
Bet-gate.com is an online gambling directory in English language located in Greece. Here you can find many remarkable websites related to sports betting, casino and poker, submitted in proper categories and sub categories.
There is also a specific category with gambling affiliates programs for those webmasters who have owned a gambling website and want to gain some extra income from it.
In September of 2005 I created my first website bet-gate.gr, a greek sports betting directory. About 15 months later added categories with casino and poker links. The website was fully translated in English but as it was growing rapidly I decided to create a new gambling directory in English language with it’s own domain name. And then was born bet-gate.com in 2008.
It was a pleasure interviewing Brandon who shared his experience of how he used the Eventum Templatic theme and has developed a really beautiful website Full of Events. We asked him questions regarding what he wanted to achieve when he bought the theme and how he achieved that.
www.fullofevents.com is one of the best events website in Hawaii. With properly categorized Events and attractive design, the website has made a beautiful use of the Eventum child theme of Directory. It has the features of displaying the events by categories, attending the event, Selling tickets, Facebook sharing, allowing user comments, newsletter facility, auto-populate events from FB and much more.
He shared his views and experiences and they are quite interesting. Read on, to find out the challenges, solutions and result of his journey to build the site.
Tell us about yourself & the site.
My name is Brandon and the site is Fullofevents.com which is primarily focused on events in Hawaii for now but with plans to franchise the model to all 50 states.
Once you’ve installed WordPress, purchased a theme and spent some time getting things set up just the way you like, it’s time to start thinking about marketing. We both know that generating income from your website will require traffic. The question is: What is the easiest way to attract visitors to your website?
While there is no tried and true perfect answer, inbound marketing is a great place to start. The ideal inbound marketing tactics will be different for every website. If you understand the different options that are available, you can start putting together some specific ideas — experimenting until you figure out what works best for your business.