Our site was hacked !

Posted on April 30, 2016

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.

Hacker is demanding ransom money

The hacker is now threatening us via email and demanding ransom money be paid. This hacker is also threatening to misuse the data they’ve illegally gained access to and email our data to customers.

While this is a very serious and dangerous threat, we are not going to give in to threats and we will not be negotiating with any hacker and that’s no matter how much they try.

A security expert has been assigned to this case and investigations are now being conducted. We are also taking legal action against all the illegal activities the hacker has been involved in.

What you must do immediately

  1. If you ever shared your site login information with us such as for your cPanel, FTP or wp-admin, you should immediately change the logins.
  2. If you are using any of our products that use the “Tevolution” plugin and you haven’t yet updated the plugin, please follow the instructions in this post (https://templatic.com/news/security-vulnerability-found-themes/) and update the plugin immediately.
  3. Make sure no unknown files are present on your site. We strongly advise you to scan your site now by using security sites such as sucuri.net
  4. In case you are using the same email ID and password for your email account and your account at templatic, you must also change the logins for your email immediately.
  5. Please take a full backup of your site and database.

You might receive fake emails pretending to be “templatic” or exposing data.

The hacker has threatened to publicly share our files and other data and to email our customers. In case you are ever contacted, I sincerely urge you to ignore and delete it.

Email we sent today is the last email we will send regarding this matter. Anything further, we will share it on our social mediate accounts at twitter, facebook and our official blog here.

I sincerely apologize that this has happened

We have been serving our customers for 8+ years now and will continue to serve you happily. We are always trying to innovate a little bit more than what is possible by default with WordPress. As templatic founder, I take up the responsibility of this and I sincerely apologize to each single one of our customers. We assure you that we are taking best security measures and fight this, no matter what.

We are here to help. Please contact us should you have any concerns or queries.

Yours Sincerely,
R. Bhavesh,
Founder – Templatic.com

How Templatic Real Estate WordPress Theme Helped a Non-techie to Find Success

Posted on April 25, 2016

We interviewed Neil Waldbaum to find out about his experience of building his properties portal “buywithoutabank” . Neil has kindly spared us some of his valuable time to answer our questions. Here we bring you some insight about how he’s turned our Directory into a Real Estate template and made it all happen.

The Buywithoutabank portal is designed to let its users sell or buy properties. Like the name suggests, this site allows users to buy property without the hassle of applying and waiting for bank loans. The listings on the site are well presented, detailed and with lots of pictures and clear explanation.

This is a very simple to use site that can help your business growth can be set up using the theme so that your clients can trust you by having enough information about you online. You can also display your offerings/products on the site and let your users study and evaluate them without having to contact you for every piece of information.

 

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Security vulnerability has been found in few themes

Posted on April 23, 2016

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.

Tevolution plugin

If you are currently using a Tevolution-powered theme please update the Tevolution plugin to it’s latest version (2.2.19). 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.

How A Young Product Manager Turned his Idea Into A Business Using Templatic Classifieds Directory Template

Posted on April 27, 2016

Mybudak.com is a kids marketplace in Malaysia built using the Classifieds Directory Template where the users can post a free advertisement of their products and can also view the products that are on sale and they can buy. This is a kids marketplace with super-easy search options and thousands of free advertisements make it clear that the Classifieds can be used to set up an online marketplace targeting various sectors of the market.

Mr. Lucas Lee, the owner of the website, shares his inspiring thoughts about Classifieds Directory Theme, and the story of the development of MyBudak.

Tell Us About Yourself & The Site

I am a Product Manager for a Job Portal with a technical background in software development.

MyBudak.com is an online marketplace to buy and sell items for babies and kids. It is a single platform for Malaysian parents to search, buy and sell items, which are in good condition and no longer needed.

It is also a place to help vendors and business owners to grow their business in this niche marketplace for babies and kids. Sellers can post free classified ads to sell pre-loved items or promote brand new products.

 

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Important support changes at Templatic

Posted on April 23, 2016

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.

Good news for those who like to look for answers before posting a ticket is that the forums will remain open for at least until the end of 2016. You’ll be able to use the search functionality to find answers to your questions. When we notice no one is visiting the forums anymore they’ll be shut down completely.

Success Story- MiPuntoMap- A Feature and Information Rich Directory

Posted on April 15, 2016
Owned by Juan Fernandez – a broker, “MiPuntoMap.com” is city portal for the city Guadalajara, near the Spanish capital, Madrid. The site is built using the Templatic Directory template.
 
We have asked Juan a few questions about his project of building this comprehensive and successful website. Juan was kind enough to spare some of his valuable time to share with us some of the aspects of his success story with his Guadalajara portal.
Juan Fernandez

 

Templatic Directory Template Powering MiPuntoMap.com
 

Purpose

The main purpose for developing the MiPuntoMap was to offer the people of Guadalajara, the facility of a city portal, where they could find everything related to entertainment, culture, etc. at one stop. This saves them from the drudgery of going through different sites and finding the relevant content.

Thanks to the google maps integration and location based facilities of the Templatic Directory template. MiPuntoMap is currently selling movie tickets, theater and concerts, as well as codes discounts for hotels, cruises, tours and travels. This provides the opportunity to attract a larger audience.

Meet the Best Business Directory theme for WordPress

Posted on April 15, 2016

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.

2016 Business Directory Theme - Templatic
 
This all-new 2016 business directory theme inherits all its mighty features from our Directory platform. As well as this, we’ve added some brand new ones of its own. This new Directory child them is sure to empower you to create a very comprehensive online directory.

The new Business child theme will catch the eye of a casual visitor and convince him that here, he will surely find something that is worth his while, making him explore your site with a new-found excitement.

Works great on any device with a dedicated app-like view

The Business Directory theme being a child theme of Directory is highly responsive and supports an app view for mobile phones. The theme supports numerous location based functions so it is very necessary that it’s view in mobile devices(phones,tablets) is perfectly organized. And yes, we have taken care of that too!

2016 Business Directory Theme

Monetizing with the Business Directory theme.

How good is it to have an appreciable site that is also letting you earn enough from itself? Monetizing is a key feature of directory and so is of Business Directory. You can add and redefine the payment packages and let the users choose from them. Just configure your payment package according to your desire and make the users pay for what they post, and how they access your site.

You can also use the directory add-ons to charge the users for what they see, what they submit or what they claim from your site. Being a directory child, this theme is nothing but an outset to gain financial benefits online.

Business Directory theme – Features highlight

  • Impressive and Modern Homepage design.
  • Lightweight, takes just a moment to load.
  • Clear and distinctive display of the listings and posts on the category page.
  • Select location on the homepage itself and get location-aware results throughout the visit.
  • Charge the users for getting their posts featured and displayed on home page.
  • Descriptive and well-organized Detail page.
  • Supports all the directory add-on and many other, making your site very scalable.
  • Easy back-end facilities to customize and maintain.
  • Google maps integration for location and navigational facilities.
  • Pre-designed submit page to let the users pay and submit their listings.
  • Integration of PayPal and pre-bank payment methods.
  • User-review and comments for individual listing.
  • Theme guide and Templatic’s support for your assistance in setting up the theme.

Extend the Business Directory theme easily

This new Templatic 2016 business directory theme also supports integration of the popular plugins available for directory like jobs, classifieds, events, listings, etc. These powerful plugins will let you add functionality and expand and enhance the scope of your directory site.

Let us know what do you think about this WordPress Business Directory theme for 2016?

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Customer Story – CNR Group Insat – Apex WordPress Theme

Posted on April 17, 2016

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.

Introduction

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.
 

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Customer Story – Sports Betting Directory – Emblem Directory Theme

Posted on April 20, 2016
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.
Gerasimos

 
 

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.

Customer Story: Full of Events – Eventum

Posted on April 15, 2016

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.

 

Eventum powering Full Of Events

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.

New Directory child theme: Meet the best Business Directory theme 2016 for WordPress.Check it out now!
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