You have an events directory website all set. You wait for customers to flood your events directory site with lots and lots of events so you can make it popular and monetize it. But nothing happens.
Some users even visit your almost events directory site and they leave because it’s all empty. Nothing to see there. The story would have been different if your site already had lots of real, upcoming events present on your website. And since they don’t add any events, people who come after them, experiences the same and leave as well. This is a standard chicken and egg problem that everyone experiences while building a platform.
The only solution to this is to add lots of events on your events directory first. People will see events on your site, will find something useful and then they would consider adding their own event too. Wish this was easy.
You don’t have these events on your site but your target users have already published hundreds of thousands of events on facebook.
One of the customers at templatic came up with this suggestion and requested custom work saying “what if I can pull all those public events from facebook on my events directory site? Can you help me?”. We said yes. And we worked hand in hand with him for few weeks to prepare a complete solution for him.
If you use any of our Directory themes, this post will be super useful for you.If you are not using any of our themes yet, you have even more reasons now to build your dream directory site now.
We receive a lot of repeated queries from Directory theme customers. So our support team frequently writes detailed tutorials on those frequently asked questions. This way users are able to get efficient help on their own without having to wait for someone to attend their query.
However, not everyone knows about these tutorials. Also, some of the tutorials were not written yet. So, we have prepared this brand New, awesome list of 40+ Free Directory theme tutorials which will be super useful to you. We first listed the topics which should be covered in this series of tutorials, then once we had the list we divided them in two sections: Directory Configuration Tips and Directory Customization Tips.
Our team then started writing detailed tutorials for all the topics that we have listed down, and we have been able to create 42 such helpful tutorials. You can see all these 42 tutorials on our “Docs” site.
If you are a Listings or Directory site owner, you will love this post.
Frequently, we have customers requesting different things. Sometime, those things are useful for everyone. We do have several tips & tricks, tutorials, videos and even free add-ons available for directory theme.
Unfortunately, not everyone knew about it only because everything of this was scattered around and not put together in one single place in useful manner. This totally Free Directory theme resource will help you find everything in one place.
If you’ve been waiting to buy that certain WordPress themes or plugins at templatic, now is the time to grab your favorite products.
Here’s a Black Friday & Cyber Monday Buy 1, Get 1 FREE offer. During the offer you’ll be able to grab a free product (theme or plugin) for every purchase you make at Templatic.com. The offer ends this week.
It’s a holiday season and who doesn’t like new offers. While everyone is announcing various deals you should not sit back. To Boost your sales on this Black Friday we are introducing Deals Plugin. This is to help you post various deals and offers on your directory site.
Did you know? As a club member, right now you get access to all of our 85+ Premium WordPress themes. Back in the second half of 2013, we started developing additional plugins and Directory add-ons as well.
Over the years we’ve developed several App Plugins, Directory Add-ons and a wide range of payment gateways – some of these you get as a Club member. Some need to be purchased separately as they are not required for a theme to work.
We would like to thank all of our Club members for being with us. As a special thanks, we have decided to add a cherry on top by offering a premium plugin every month for absolutely free.
The Jobs pluginadd-on has been designed to add WordPress job board functions to your website. This powerful plugin is compatible with Directory and all of its child themes. Once installed, your users will now be able to search and submit job listings. Integrating Jobs plugin with your existing Directory website is literally a few minutes away.
Make even more money from your directory
Having a job portal on your directory is sure to attract even more visitors to your website. With the constant demand for jobs, your directory also having job listings is sure to drive even more traffic to your site. Imagine not only will your website be appearing in Google results for listings, it will also show job listings. Employers and employment agencies will see this and love to advertise vacancies on your site.
As with the regular listings, the Jobs plugin gives you the freedom to create new submission packages. You are in full control with the pricing and duration too. You can create independent free and paid packages just for jobs if you like. This jobs plugin generates a new form for job submissions on your directory so you can decide to have unique pricing just for jobs.
Easily manage jobs from backend
Attractive jobs tag makes easy to find out the job types, set the different colors for different job types from back-end. jobs types are completely editable.
Jobs plugin feature highlight
Submit Jobs From Front end and backend.
Set different price for each job category (optional).
Subscription job submission packages.
Unlimited job submission packages.
Recurring payments job packages.
Advanced job search functions.
Translate into any language with WPML.
Report job feature
Send job to a friend.
Save jobs feature for jobseekers for quick reference.
Print job details page.
Job application via email or with the link provided by employer.
Easily integrated with Directory and all its child themes
No need to do more than simply activate the Jobs plugin on your website. This plugin just need to be activated and you’re almost ready to go. The setup is made easy with the sample data which you can insert. Decide on the job categories you want, setup the submission packages with the prices and you have a best jobs portal.
Making our Directory themes platform even stronger, we are pleased to announce JobsDirectory theme, one of the top requested themes for the directory platform. You can now launch your very own jobs portal for employers and employment agencies to advertise jobs online. This theme comes loaded with tons of powerful features, some from Directory and some of its own.
What you will love about JobsDirectory is that you’ll be able to easily monetize it. As with Directory, this theme comes with the same powerful payment system. Create as many submission packages as you like to fit the demand of job agencies. We have made sure that earning from JobsDirectory is plain sailing all the way.
Can you still earn from job portals? This is probably the first question on your mind if you haven’t already had a job board before. The answer to that is to ask yourself if the need to find jobs has suddenly gone away? The theme has all the right tools to help you do it, ‘it’s really up to you’.
Imagine how many employment recruitment agencies and of course companies wishing to advertise jobs online. All these will be looking at job portals just like yours to submit their jobs on. JobsDirectory comes with those ‘subscription’ type packages as well. These are great for encouraging agencies or employers to pay a bigger amount and submit a set number of job posts. Jobseekers will certainly love your site as it’s easy to find jobs on with all the search options it comes with.
Are you a digital products publisher? Maybe a creative crafts person having very nice products but didn’t know how to showcase them nicely in your very own website? Rejoice. Meet this brand new theme ‘Digiseller’ which makes creating an online store for selling digital products very easy. This powerful and responsive theme for WordPress is ideal for selling almost any digital product you can think of.
This minimalist looking theme is designed for creative publishers. DigiSeller comes with our very own Digital Downloads plugin which lets you sell digital goods straight off your site.
The new DigiSeller, digital downloads WordPress theme allows you to create unlimited product categories. This option lets you organize your online store the way you want. Selling anything from eBooks, images, paintings, CDs, DVDs or digital artwork is all possible with Digiseller. This responsive digital downloads theme is all you’ll ever need for creating your online store. Not only is DigiSeller powered by Digital Downloads, you can also use the WooCommerce plugin. Installing this free and very popular plugin will give you options to sell any type of products on your online store.
Use this digital downloads theme to sell anything from eBooks, images, paintings to CDs, DVDs or artwork.
After months of tweaks and improvements we’re finally happy to announce that the member area has been updated, yay! With this latest update we’ve tried to streamline various aspects of the experience as well as add a cool new feature for Club members (more on that later). So, what’s new?
More intuitive UI
Unlike the previous member area that displayed a bunch of themes and then sub-groups such as “Directory Child Themes” or “Directory Extensions”, the new one has 3 clear tabs: Themes, Plugins and Free Downloads. Each product presents a single entry inside one of the 3 tabs. For example, if you purchased the SpotFinder child theme simply open the “Themes” tab and look for “SpotFinder”. All themes (even child themes) will be available as unique entries inside the “Themes” tab.
Creating a unique section for each product allows us to provide all relevant resources for that product. For example, the “SpotFinder” section doesn’t just contain the SpotFinder child theme, but also Directory along with it’s own 4 components. You get everything you need to install SpotFinder in 1 place. That includes the Easy Install file which is now available for all Directory child themes.
By clicking on the “Support” tab in member area you’ll be able to browse through your open Helpdesk tickets and reply to them. You can open a new ticket by clicking on the “Support Question” button. Please note that the area will only display Helpdesk tickets, it won’t display posts submitted in the forums.
Better product management
The new “Orders” tab will enable you to review and manage all of your purchased Templatic products. It will display the expiry date of each of your licenses and a matching Renew/Upgrade button. Here are just some of the tweaks we’ve made to renewals and upgrades…
Renewals can now be completed even before the actual expiry date (up to 1 month before).
Upgrades are now available even after the license expires. Upgrading will automatically renew the license for another year.
Multiple renewal notification emails have been added to notify you about an upcoming license renewal.
Manual (bank payment) purchases now display instructions on how to proceed with renewals.
Free add-on every month for all Club members
With this new member area we’re also rolling out a brand new option for our Club members, 1 free add-on every month. The member area will allow every Club member to select 1 free add-on of their choice every month for as long as you’re paying/renewing your membership. Getting the free add-on is simple…
Choose your bonus inside the “Select your monthly bonus add-on”. To learn more about each add-on open this page.
Occasional hiccups can happen with anything new and this member area change is no exception. If you notice any account related problems please let us know immediately. Simply submit a new Billing query inside our contact form and explain what happened. Of course, don’t hesitate to share your thoughts about the new member area.