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  • Now Import Facebook Events in Your Events Directory Site with this add-on 19 January 2016

    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. And that is how we came up with “Tevolution – Import FaceBook Events add-on” which is releasing today. This plugin come to the rescue when you wish to import all those public events from Facebook to your own events directory site. This add-on requires that you must have templatic directory and events module active on your site. Once you have that, this plugin will simply integrate your site with facebook and you will be able to import events from there in 4 different ways. Once activated, you will be asked on how do you want to import events? You are able to import facebook events in four different ways. Between these dates: if you wish to import events between a specific date range, you should select this option. It will let you import events published between these dates City Filter: City Filter If you are building a local event directory, you can type in your city name and it will pull all public, published events on facebook to your directory... Read more »

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  • New: Awesome list of 40+ Free Directory theme tutorials 4 January 2016

    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. 1. Configuration Tips Tutorials under this section are related to the configuration of the Directory theme, some useful tips are shared in these tutorials which will surely help you build a better website with our Directory based themes. Widgets Settings Include/Exclude categories from category widget Display Recent Posts in Directory How the Search by Miles Range(Filters by mile) widget is supposed to work? Effective use of Instant Search on your Directory How to display a unique city message in a text widget or in a page? Submission Page Allow users to submit blog posts on your Directory theme Allow users to submit a listing for lifetime on your Directory website Troubleshooting steps if you are unable to upload images during the submission process How to assign a single listing into multiple cities/state/countries? Bulk Upload Confused about bulk Import feature for listings? Bulk upload new countries and states in Directory Configuration Tips My Directory site is showing a blank page or Internal server error frequently Why the Events I have added are not appearing in front-end? Some of the common doubts you might face while configuring your site using Directory theme Benefits Vs. Drawbacks of Comments in Directory How to moderate comments on your Directory website? How to... Read more »

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  • FREE Directory Theme Resources. Big, all in one list of all useful resources in one place 19 December 2015

    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. Well, we did work on it and put together a massive, organized list of everything which is very useful to directory site owners. Most of this is FREE! The page includes list of.. Free Directory Add-Ons Third-party plugin support List Useful Tutorials for Beginners Videos Tutorials Developer Documentation Useful Articles and Free Resources for Directory Helpful Tutorials for Some Frequently Asked Questions Directory Specific Blog Posts Everything of this in one place! Here’s the link to the page. I am sure you will find something very useful that you didn’t know existed. Hope you’ll love this. Need more of this? Simply write a comment below and let us know how we can help you in achieving your business goals?

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  • How to monetize your business directory with additional income of Google Adsense? 9 December 2015

    AdSense is great,  It’s a popular way to make additional income through Google Adsense from your Business Directory or any other site for that matter.  It’s ideal to keep the Adsense as relevant as possible to your site theme for better conversion rate. Learn who is your customer better and set the pitch accordingly.   If you don’t know, let me tell you there are plenty of bloggers and directory owners out there who as on date make quite decent money through Google Adsense. You can make about a $100 per day through only Google Adsense. Now if you haven’t heard much about Google Adsense, no worries, in this article I will share with you how to start from scratch. What is Google AdSense? earns most of its revenue by accepting other website owners to advertise on their search results pages. All of this is managed through a program that’s called AdWords (pay per click marketing). In Google search engine you would have noticed these ads displayed above the free/organic results and along the right side of the page on These are called Sponsored Ads, and the advertisers are paying a certain amount of money per click to display these ads at this place. It’s basically an auction-based system.  It allows advertisers to compete for those spots. Whomever has the highest bid and most “quality” ad, gets the top spot and so forth. Google shares an opportunity to earn a portion from this revenue that it makes from AdWords by displaying these same text or image ads on your site. When someone clicks, you earn a portion of the click and Google gets the rest. The commission you receive per click depends on how much advertisers are paying Google for the particular ad. You will earn a share of that amount. This program is called AdSense. AdSense is a nice way to monetize your traffic, and very easy to implement. What are the benefits of using AdSense? One of the direct benefits of AdSense is the fact that it is a legitimate advertisement program by Google. When we talk about making money from a blog, the easiest method of doing so is to put AdSense on your blog and start writing content. When people click on the AdSense ads posted on your blog, you will earn money. (Remember to avoid clicking on your own ads, as this is a violation of AdSense policies.) AdSense is a contextual ad network, which means that ads will... Read more »

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  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday deal for WordPress Themes & Plugins 26 November 2015

    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 The offer ends this week. How to get this 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 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. Keep in mind that the extra product can’t be more expensive than the primary. Free add-on for new Club members If you sign up for Club membership during the offer we’ll let you to pick a free Directory add-on of your choice. The offer is also valid if you decide to upgrade your current membership to Club. However, in that case you’ll need to contact us (Billing department) and say which bonus add-on you want. Go ahead. Grab this opportunity and get the products from our WordPress Themes Store which you’ve been thinking to buy since a while. If you have any questions about the offer use the comments below or open the contact form and submit a query inside the Pre-sales department.

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  • Now add Deals on your directory site with this latest plugin 24 November 2015

    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. Do you need to add coupon deals on Directory or any of its child themes? If the answer to this is ‘Yes’, we’ve got news for you. We are very excited to be announcing the long-awaited Deals plugin which will let you do just that. This powerful WordPress deals plugin has been designed to let your users submit deals on your site on free or paid packages. Simply install this plugin and you’re set to go. Integrate coupon deals on your Directory powered site with this powerful plugin. Deals by location and advanced search The Deals plugin allows you to build a powerful deals directory with many advanced options. Allowing your users to easily find discount coupons near them is made simple. This add-on works with Directory’s location manager and its user location detection system. Your visitors can also use advanced search to refine their search. Finding a deal on your site is made super easy. Your users will love your site and keep coming back every time. Transaction reports This powerful Deals plugin allows you as admin to keep track of all the sold deals on your site. Find out the details of every purchased deal straight from your dashboard. People who buy deals also get details on their purchased deals in the user dashboard . Each user simply needs to login to their account and detailed information is accessible about each of the user’s purchased deal. Deals plugin feature highlight Deal start and end date and time Deal submission on free or paid packages Single or subscription submission packages Custom link, digital product, email coupon or printable deals Affiliate link deals Dynamic day, hour, minutes and seconds countdown timer Show regular and reduced price Maximum and minimum number of purchases Customizable fields on submission form Separate deal categories, packages Deals advanced and simple search Sell deals directly from your directory website Create the best coupon deals directory This WordPress Deals plugin has been designed to seamlessly integrate with any Directory powered website. This add-on will also work with all of the Directory child themes so what are you waiting for?... Read more »

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  • Customer Story : We Love Koh Chang – Travel 23 November 2015

    Today we spoke with Darren who is a designer, SEO professional & a blogger. He shared his story about a dream project that he wanted to create for sometime now of Travel directory.  We asked him a few questions about his experience of creating a directory site using Templatic Travel Directory.  He shared with some interesting insights about the project.  Let’s take  a look. The Challenge 1. Tell Us More About Yourself & The Site Answer: My name is Darren Hurley I am a Web Designer, SEO, Travel Blogger and owner of We Love Koh Chang is a comprehensive travel guide about the island of Koh Chang, located on the eastern side of Thailand. 2. What was contributing to the difficulty? Answer: I required the website to be directory based and required to have Google Maps and Directions integration for each listing, a user friendly interface which would give the ability for the user to sign up by themselves and upload their own content, with easy upgrade options. I also required Paypal payment system as a part of the sign up process. Easy addition of Agoda Partner Hotel Booking affiliate links were also required to be integrated into the listings. We wanted the new site to be mobile and desktop responsive, well coded and SEO friendly. 3. Why did you go with Travel Directory Theme? Answer:  After reviewing the Travel Directory Theme Demo, I immediately liked it. We wanted to work on the WordPress platform so this was perfect. It provided most of the aspects I was looking for in terms of functionality for my new site. Layout and functionality for the new website was especially important, with the rise of mobile and tablet use online the website we wanted the site to be SEO ready and responsive to all devices. The layout for the site was another important feature, we wanted the site to be clean and contemporary with easy-to-read layouts and typography, again the Templatic Travel Theme was exactly what we were looking for. I especially liked functionality such as Google Maps and Direction Maps into the home page, listing archives and listing pages. The Tevolution Directory plugin easily allowed us to offer directory listings, monetize and take easy PayPal payments. The plugin also gave us the functionality for businesses to upload their own content, make payment and add a listing to the directory themselves. The Solution... Read more »

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  • Directory Business listings will go back to published automatically when subscriptions are renewed. 19 November 2015

    It just happened today when one of our customers asked me in Helpdesk about this feature. I felt it is a life savior feature and probably every directory owner should know it. Hence thought to sharing it on a blog post. In Directory when you have 100-300 listings it’s difficult to manage monthly subscription for all of them. Let’s say a dealer has 30 listings, once his package lapses, the listings will go to draft, and the moment the package is activated, all those listings goes live again.  If 45 listings lapsed this month, directory backend will automatically move them to “draft (unpublished) and once the renewal is done, automatically it will move to “published” state. This will save you from enormous manual work. To achieve this in the backend, you go to Tevolution >> Settings >> Submission Page >> Default Status for paid submissions.   The reason behind this is that some dealers will have up to, and even more than 300 listings. To expect from them to sit there every month and manually renew each listing is madness and not practical. If you didn’t know about this feature then try it today.  Do let me know if any suggestions or queries in the comment section.

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  • Customer Story : San Juan Del Sur – Real Estate 9 November 2015

    San Juan Del Sur is result of hard-work and faith of Claudia and her team. They created a real estate directory site for Nicaragua properties using SpotFinder Directory theme. Claudia has shared her story of setting up this business with us that we’d like to share with you all. The Challenge: Connecting Buyers with Sellers A buyer looking for property in Nicaragua presses the big orange “Contact Seller” button on a property listing page and fills out the form. Whoosh… The Seller receives an email. A successful connection is made. The negotiations begin. That, right there, is what our site is all about. But a successful connection between a buyer looking for property and an owner with property to sell doesn’t happen automatically. It’s not enough to simply launch a real estate listing site and call it a day. This is especially true if you’re covering a real estate market that’s small, unfamiliar to most buyers and not centrally managed. We knew at the outset, months before launching the site, that to enable successful connections in the Nicaragua real estate market we would need to do more than simply put up a listing site. We would need to provide buyers with as much information about the local lifestyle in Nicaragua as possible. We would need to provide sellers with an easy to use, well-designed listing platform to showcase their property. And we would need to provide both sellers and buyers witheducational materials on how the local real estate market works in Nicaragua – including the legal aspects of buying and selling property, closing costs and the registration process.” The Solution: Good Design Matched with Good Content Good design is not just how a website looks; it’s how it works. We chose Spotfinder powered by Directory (with the Real Estate Add-on) because a meaningful website design works to engage buyers and the listing backend is easy for sellers to use. Here are some of the reasons why we went with the Spotfinder, powered by the Templatic Directory listing software Homepage Search is ideal for real estate sites Spotfinder’s home page allows for a search box in the middle of the screen, overlaying a compelling photo. This is always a good layout for a real estate site – one that immediately draws the buyer closer. Category Page is great attraction for visitors A good amount of our traffic comes to the site... Read more »

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  • Who is your Customer? How do you Recognize It? 9 November 2015

    This is hard to write about, and hard for business owners to accept. It seems so negative. Still, it seems like we all need a fresh reminder. Famous American stand-up comedian, actor, and author Bill Cosby said it well: “I don’t know the secret to success, but I do know that the secret to failure is trying to please everybody.” We need to know both who is our customer and who isn’t before positioning our marketing efforts.  Marketing is vague and scary activity but that is only until we don’t have clarity on whom to market! Once you exactly know who is your customer on paper (yes, I said on paper – you gotta grab a pen and a paper) your marketing efforts becomes a fun activity & 1000% effective. By end of this blog you will have immense clarity in order to market your business. In this blog, I will help you walk you through define your target audience. You need customers. The first thing you need to start a business, maybe even the only thing you really need, is customers. It all starts with at least one customer. Who is your target customer. When asked who is your customer, the usual answer is often that they serve many customers. This includes internal and external customers, distributors, buyers, influencers, employees, and so on. Calling them all “customers” is common and even acceptable. But it perpetuates a myth that misleads. They are not all customers in the true sense of the word. Companies are making a mistake when they give all these constituents an equal or greater priority than they give their primary customer. This leads to focusing time and energy in the wrong places, inhibiting a company’s ability to create value and grow. When deciding who is the customer, the focus should always be on the people using the product. In detail. Not just generalities but who is this person, what drives her, what does she really want from you, what does she like to read, eat, watch? Where does he live, and with whom? What does he drive? 3. Who isn’t your customer. Sometimes the secret to success is who isn’t your customer. Let’s take an example of Facebook.  How does Facebook earns? It’s a myth to some people. Facebook recently announced they crossed a billion users.  But these users are truly Facebook’s customers? yes? No, there is no shame. There was a time I also believed... Read more »

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