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  • “Submit Video” Page Has Just Been Added to The Video Theme! 30 July 2015

    Earlier today we released an important update for the Video theme. For the first time you’ll be able to set up a front-end video submission form which members can use to add videos to your site. To access this page after installing the update simply click on the new “Add Video” button in the top right corner of the site. Multiple Submission Options The video submission form will allow your members to add videos in three different ways By pasting the video URL By providing the video embed code By uploading the actual video file Apart from that they’ll also be able to add the video title, description, excerpt and thumbnail. With that said we didn’t forget about you, the admin. Visit the newly added Appearance ⇨ Theme Settings section to decide what happens with submitted video posts. Should they be published immediately or held for moderation? Font-end Register Form and User Dashboard Visitors will now be able to sign up either through a dedicated front-end register form or while submitting their video (inside the Submit Video form). The user dashboard will allow your members to edit or delete the videos they previously submitted. They’ll be able to access it by clicking on their username next to the “Add Video” button in the top right corner of the site. Apart from managing the videos, members will also be able to update their website profile. The “Edit Profile” page will allow them to enter their website URL and a short bio. Allow Visitors to Download Uploaded Videos While submitting a video post which contains an actual video file (not an YouTube embed) both you and your members will be able to mark the video as “downloadable”. Doing this will enable a small “Download” next to the video on your site which will allow any visitor to download the video source file. Available Right Now Inside Member Area The Video theme updates is available right for free to all Video owners and Club members with an active license. Download it immediately from the member area. To read more about the changes implemented in the new version (v1.1) open the change log. The video submission form has been by far the most requested feature for this theme. I hope you guys like the way it was implemented. View Live Demo, ask us a question or Purchase Video

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  • Listings directory theme, the best Directory child theme yet 21 July 2015

    Today is the day when you will get to see release of one of the best directory child we’ve released so far. Ever since its release in October 2013, Directory theme has been the best directory solution available for WordPress. With our primary focus and continuous development on it, over the last 20 months we released multiple add-ons and child themes, and today we’re releasing possibly the most important one yet – Listings Directory Child theme. Unlike child theme that cater to a specific niche such as YellowPages or Cuisine, Listings is a child theme that can be used for any kind of directory. Showcase shops, companies, tourist places, offers, events, properties, classifieds or restaurants… they will all look awesome. Strategically Structured Page Designs You Like The Most We’ve had the opportunity to experiment a lot with different child theme designs over the last 2 years. This freedom allowed us to not only release unique child themes, but also see what works for your business and what you like the most. Listings Directory theme was created with your favorite page designs in mind. For instance, we noticed most directory owners prefer the tabbed detail page design so we make sure tabs are included inside the Business Listing detail page. All the pages are structured to help you create listing directory for any purpose and yet, it will look awesome no matter for which niche it is. Quick Video Introduction Here’s quick video introduction to this theme. Take a look. Upload a nice attractive banner for a business listing With this theme, Business listing detail page is structured in a way that it can show a featured image as full width background banner. And the theme would look great with or without the uploaded image. Take a look at it Listing with featured image and Listing without featured image. This theme will allow both you and your listing authors to customize the (by default) blue background behind the listing title and basic information inside the listing detail page. The image assigned to that area is set to scale-to-fit so you don’t have to worry about image sizes too much. Manage Bookings With Directory This particular child theme has fresh looks and vibrant colors so it is very much suitable for travel and hotel industry as well. A few days ago the Directory theme has been updated with support for the Booking... Read more »

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  • Manage vacation rental bookings with Directory theme 21 July 2015

    A few days ago we released an important update for the Directory theme. The update makes it possible to use Directory alongside the Booking plugin. With the Booking plugin you’ll be able manage bookings for rooms and houses added to the site. In this blog post I’ll try to explain how to get started with the Booking plugin and how it can be useful for your directory. How Can The Booking Plugin Be Useful? This plugin will be useful if your directory contains vacation homes or other establishments available for rent. Instead of just forwarding visitors to Booking.com or similar website you’ll be able to process the booking yourself and earn a commission. One thing worth noting is that listing owners won’t be able to setup booking themselves, it will have to be done by you. I’ll explain the easiest way to do this later in the post. Installing The Plugin Assuming you don’t already own the plugin, purchase it from here. Skip this step if you’re a Club member, Booking plugin is included inside the Club membership. Open the member area and download the plugin. Connect to your WordPress dashboard and navigate to Plugins ⇨ Add New ⇨ Upload Plugin. Click on “Browse…”, select the zip file downloaded a moment ago and hit “Upload Now”. Activate the plugin once it’s finished uploading. Navigate to the wp-admin ⇨ Booking System area (if it doesn’t open immediately after activation). Click on the sample data button at the top of the page to add a few sample houses and rooms to your site. Open the Booking guide for details on how to use the plugins various features. Add A House After installing the plugin proceed to House ⇨ Add a House and add your first rental. Here’s a list of fields/options you must fill while adding a house… Total Guests – set the total number of guests that can book a room (for a single booking) Charge Tax – should tax be automatically applied for this rental? Go to Booking System ⇨ General Settings (tab) to set the tax amount and type. Minimum Stay – enter the number of days necessary to complete the booking Price Settings – enter the price for each number of person and time-frame (day, week, month). Category, title, images and description – every post in WordPress needs a category, name and some content. Your house is no... Read more »

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  • Create a stunning restaurant website with a simple visual composer 7 July 2015

    MyRestaurant is another Templatic theme designed around the powerful front-end visual composer or as we call it, QuickEdit. As you probably guessed by reading the theme name, MyRestaurant is designed for restaurant and diner owners looking to showcase their daily specials, unique offers and more. A few words about QuickEdit… The visual composer available inside MyRestaurant will make editing the homepage significantly easier and faster compared to dealing with WordPress pages or widgets. Everything you do inside the front-end editor is instantly applied to the site giving you immediate feedback for every change. The visual composer can be used to modify virtually every homepage element, even the footer credits! Impress your visitors with unique layouts Each content element inside the MyRestaurant theme is called a “block”. These blocks come in various shapes and sizes. There are multiple call-to-action blocks, a pricing table, services list, testimonials and lots more. New blocks can be inserted by clicking on the “Blocks” dropdown and dragging them onto the page in the location of your choice. To remove an existing block just hover over it and click on the “Delete” button. Works on any device your visitors decide to use While adding new content and making various changes you won’t have to worry about making the site responsive. This is because of responsive content blocks. They allow the whole site to remain mobile-friendly no matter how you customize and order the blocks. PS: Today is a big day for us… along with this restaurant theme we’re releasing another QuickEdit theme for mobile app creators. Click here to read more about MyApp. Contact us with your questions, take a test drive or Purchase MyRestaurant

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  • Need a quick and pretty website for your new iOS/Android app? Say hello to MyApp theme 7 July 2015

    MyApp is QuickEdit theme designed to make advertising your Android or iOS app as simple as possible. Like all QuickEdit themes, MyApp allows you to tweak everything from the front-end using an advanced visual composer. Customizing colors and fonts Use the “Color Customizer” and “Typography” dropdowns to quickly change the color scheme or font of the site. Both of these changes are applied instantly so you can quickly see what works and what doesn’t. If you’re unsure which colors go well together try checking out sites such as Paletton or Adobe Color. WooCommerce compatibility When installed, WooCommerce will allow you to transform MyApp into a full blown online store. The plugin can handle stuff like shipping, taxes and stock. By installing various extensions the functionality can be extended even further. Along with WooCommerce all QuickEdit themes are also compatible with these plugins… WPML WordPress SEO by Yoast Gravity Forms Totally responsive While adding new content and making various changes you won’t have to worry about making the site responsive. This is because of responsive content blocks. They allow the whole site to remain mobile-friendly no matter how you customize and order the blocks. Even though it feels like we released iBusiness just a few days ago, MyApp is now the fifth QuickEdit theme! What are your thoughts on these themes; do you have ideas for the future? Let us know in the comments. Contact us with your questions, take a test drive or Purchase MyApp

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  • Choose from hundreds of pre-defined snazzy map color-schemes using Directory Map Customizer plugin 7 July 2015

    If you have created a Directory site using Directory Map Customizer plugin in our most powerful Directory WordPress theme platform, you have more reason to smile now. Earlier today we pushed an update on our popular Directory Map Customiser plugin which now makes it possible to utilise hundreds of attractive map color schemes posted by people on Snazzy Maps website. Meaning you have best of the both worlds. Selecting pre-defined color scheme is now possible and once you select the color scheme, it will automatically tweak your advanced map color settings so you can modify it further if you wish to! It simply couldn’t get better than this. If you are already a Map Customizer plugin customer, this update is available to you free of cost. Simply login you your directory website wp-admin dashboard and update the plugin. The map settings you used to do earlier, is shifted to “Advanced Map Settings” tab as you can see in the screenshot above and by default, the color schemes will be shown. Your map settings will remain unchanged if you don’t select any new colors schemes. Awesome right? :) If you are not using this Map Customizer plugin yet on your directory site, you are missing out the change to give your directory site maps their own personality according to your brand. Grab this plugin from here. Also did you take a look at over 20+ directory add-ons yet? Explore them and boost your directory site today.

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  • Celebrating the redesign with an offer. Buy 1 product, get 1 free! 19 June 2015

    Most of you have probably noticed something different about Templatic.com in the last few days. Along with the color scheme we also updated the homepage, club page, themes store and several other sections. To celebrate the new look we’re starting a 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 on June 25th, 2015. How to get the bonus product? 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. About the down times… We would like to take this opportunity to apologize for the recent service outages. We genuinely regret the inconvenience they caused and thank you for your amazing patience. The outages were occurring due to us migrating the site to new servers. Ironically the migration was done in order to bring you a faster and more reliable service. Unfortunately we’ve come across a few problems during the process which lead to some down time. That being said, we are now back in full swing and we are confident that you should see no more of these outages for a long time to come. If you’ll 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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  • Big update for Directory, child themes and add-ons 16 June 2015

    Even though Directory theme performs the best in the market when it comes to speed, it has been a concern when we were considering hundreds and thousands of listings on a single site. Team templatic has continued to find better ways to improve the performance and have provided periodic updates. Earlier today we released important updates for Directory, all child themes and most add-ons. Most of these are focused on optimization and speed improvements which should significantly improve your directory site speed. Speed optimization In order to decrease website loading times we minified several CSS and javascript files. You should be able to notice these faster loading times on the homepage, category pages and detail pages. These improvements are located inside the core Directory components so you don’t have to do anything special to apply them… just update Directory (all 4 components). Along with minifying certain files we also implemented AJAX into several widgets. Expect the following widgets to load much quicker in the latest version of Directory… All Categories List Events Calendar Recent Reviews Browse by Categories/Tags To get these improvements you’ll need to update the main Directory product (4 components) and these two add-ons: Events and MultiRating. Image optimization With version # we removed a number of image sizes that were rarely used. As a result WordPress won’t need to create as many thumbnails for each image you upload. This will not only save storage space but also make image management easier. To implement this change we updated all child themes and the following plugins Tevolution – Events Tevolution – Classifieds Tevolution – RealEstate REST API compatibility A number of you have requested this compatibility over the last few months so we decided to investigate and ultimately add it to the theme. The compatibility is achieved via the WP REST API plugin. To make your Directory theme compatible simply update it to the latest version (all 4 components) and install the REST API plugin. WP REST API will allow you to send listing information to other applications. It will also make it easier to receive information from other sources. You can learn more about the API here. Important Tevolution – Events update Along with the Events Calendar widget update mentioned earlier, the new version of the Events add-on also comes with improved recurring events. Archive pages (search page, category page, etc) will now display recurring events differently within... Read more »

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  • Introducing Charity, the perfect theme for charity websites 27 May 2015

    After Tech which we released earlier today, here comes another QuickEdit theme – Charity. The theme is targeted at small charities looking for a fast and easy way to create a new website. The visual composer that comes with Charity makes it possible to customize the entire homepage directly from the front-end. Contact us with your questions, take a test drive or Purchase Charity A few words about the front-end editor… The visual composer available inside the Charity theme will make editing the homepage significantly easier and faster compared to dealing with WordPress pages or widgets. Everything you do inside the front-end editor is instantly applied to the site giving you immediate feedback for every change. The visual composer can be used to modify virtually every homepage element, even the footer credits! Completely customizable layout Each content element inside the Charity theme is called a “block”. These blocks come in various shapes and sizes. There are multiple call-to-action blocks, a pricing table, services list, testimonials and lots more. New blocks can be inserted by clicking on the “Blocks” dropdown and dragging them onto the page in the location of your choice. To remove an existing block just hover over it and click on the “Delete” button. Charity Video Introduction Check out the video below to see the Charity theme and its visual composer in action… Mobile-friendly at all times While adding new content and making various changes you won’t have to worry about making the site responsive. This is because of responsive content blocks. They allow the whole site to remain mobile-friendly no matter how you customize and order the blocks. Charity is the second theme we released today… it’s been a while since we’ve done that! So, which one do you like better, Tech or Charity? Let us know in the comments. Contact us with your questions, take a test drive or Purchase Charity

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  • Meet Tech! A QuickEdit theme for technology websites 26 May 2015

    Tech is a Templatic theme powered by the new point & click technology we like to call “QuickEdit”. This means you’ll be able to customize the entire homepage directly from the front-end using a visual composer. The theme is targeted at small tech companies or bloggers in need of a beautiful new website. Contact us with your questions, take a test drive or Purchase Tech Edit everything from the front-end The front-end visual composer available inside the Tech theme will make editing the homepage significantly easier and faster compared to dealing with WordPress pages or widgets. Everything you do inside the front-end editor is instantly applied to the site giving you immediate feedback for every change. The visual composer can be used to modify virtually every homepage element, even the footer credits! For a quick look of the Tech theme in action watch the video overview below. Block layout Each content element inside the Tech theme is called a “block”. These blocks come in various shapes and sizes. There are multiple call-to-action blocks, a pricing table, services list, testimonials and lots more. New blocks can be inserted by clicking on the “Blocks” dropdown and dragging them onto the page in the location of your choice. To remove an existing block just hover over it and click on the “Delete” button. Customizing colors and fonts Use the “Color Customizer” and “Typography” dropdowns to quickly change the color scheme or font of the site. Both of these changes are applied instantly so you can quickly see what works and what doesn’t. If you’re unsure which colors go well together try checking out sites such as Paletton or Adobe Color. WooCommerce compatibility Over the last 2 weeks we’ve been working hard on making both iBusiness (the initial QuickEdit theme) and Tech compatible with the WooCommerce plugin. I’m happy to announce that both themes are now fully compatible and ready to be used as online stores. Along with WooCommerce all QuickEdit themes are also compatible with these plugins… WPML WordPress SEO by Yoast Gravity Forms Always responsive, no matter what you do While adding new content and making various changes you won’t have to worry about making the site responsive. This is because of responsive content blocks. They allow the whole site to remain mobile-friendly no matter how you customize and order the blocks. What are your thoughts on this second QuickEdit powered theme?... Read more »

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