- Inspire Commerce 7 December 2013
This plugin adds Inspire Commerce compatibility to Tevolution. Right now the plugin works only works for merchants in United States. If you are not from US we recommend getting in touch with Inspire Commerce guys, they will guide you how you can setup a merchant account outside of US. Inspire Commerce payment Gateway provides you with the ability to accept all major credit cards directly from your website into your merchant account. Inspire Commerce features include: Simple checkout experience Highest security in the industry Strict anti-fraud measures Optional SSL for more security Supports recurring payment Contact Us and learn more about this add-on OR Purchase the plugin
- Braintree 7 December 2013
This plugin adds Braintree compatibility to Tevolution. Braintree is available for merchants in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. Your customer will never leave your website, payment his handled on your website itself. To ensure the safety of the credit card details of your customers we recommend that you use an SSL certificate for your domain, Braintree features include: Supports recurring payment Simple checkout experience Highest security in the industry Strict anti-fraud measures Contact Us and learn more about this add-on OR Purchase the plugin
- Meet Emblem. The first Directory child theme! 5 December 2013
Back when Directory was released we tried to emphasize the fact that design and features will only get better with time. Up until now a total of 6 add-ons were released. I’d say the time is right to introduce Emblem, the first Directory child theme! Emblem is an ideal choice if you feel like the original Directory design needs a little spicing up. With its creative backgrounds, fonts and buttons, Emblem feels like a different theme. The focus of the homepage isn’t the map, instead it’s a big and customizable slider. Listing details within individual pages have been redesigned so they are easier to read and navigate. Adding a review is also more enjoyable due to the new horizontal approach. Child theme pricing Because of their dependency on Directory, child themes will be priced differently than other Templatic themes. For starters, the prices will start at $39 and vary depending on the child themes’ feature set. Another big change is the license. Instead of two different license types (standard and developer), child themes will instead inherit the license purchased for Directory (the parent theme). In other words, if you opted for the unlimited use (developer) license for Directory, the same license will be applied to the child theme as well. Another cool change is the inclusion of bundles. Each child theme can be purchased individually or within a Directory bundle. Bundles make getting both the parent and child theme more affordable. Also, for a limited time period we will be offering pro installation service for free with each Emblem + Directory developer bundle purchase. As hinted earlier, Emblem is just the beginning. You will see more Directory child themes over the next few months. Some of them will also seek to introduce features that complement the new design. However, we’ll save the details for some other time :) View Live Demo, take a Test Drive or Purchase Emblem
- Emblem 4 December 2013
What is Emblem? Emblem is a child theme for the best directory theme out there, Directory. By installing this child theme you can completely alter the look and feel of Directory. In case you’re into darker color schemes, Emblem just might be the perfect fit. Take a screenshot tour of emblem… Homepage Full width map Category page grid view Category page list view Category page map view Detail page User profile page Unlimited color schemes What can you do with Directory and Emblem? Create a global directory With over 200 preloaded countries and almost 4000 states Directory and Emblem make starting a global directory look easy. Maps are powered by Google Maps! Read more » Make money in various ways Charge for content submission using price packages. Setup recurring payments, create coupons, and more. Read more » Create and manage content Allow visitors to submit content by using front-end submissions forms. Use the back-end to create and control every little thing displaying on the site. Read more » Extend the functionality further Install optional plugins to enable new features for your website. Add-on selection includes an event manager, a multi rating plugin and lots more. Read more » Pricing $39 Emblem child themeFor existing Directory owners Inherited license from your Directory purchase Guaranteed updates and theme support for a year Lifetime usage license Switch between Directory and Emblem at any time Buy Now $129 Emblem + Directory bundlestandard license Use Emblem and Directory on ONE domain Lifetime usage license Guaranteed updates and theme support for a year Switch between Directory and Emblem at any time Buy Now $219 Emblem + Directory bundledeveloper license All benefits listed under the standard Directory + Emblem bundle Use both themes on UNLIMITED domains Photoshop design file (.psd) Pro installation – $59 value, limited time offer Buy Now
- Black Friday deal: Buy 1, get 1 free! 28 November 2013
Before continuing, we’d like to wish a happy and awesome Thanksgiving to all of you who celebrate the holiday. As you can see by the title and the image above, it’s discount time! This Black Friday and Cyber Monday you’ll be able to get a sweet deal on all Templatic products. The promotion starts today, Nov 28, 2013 and lasts until Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013. So, let’s get started… Buy 1, get 1 FREE The “Buy 1, get 1 free” promotion applies to all Templatic products accept Club membership. Once you purchase a theme you’ll be able to pick another one? to be assigned to your account totally free. The promotion isn’t restricted to just themes, it works with plugins as well. For instance, if you purchase our latest Directory theme, you can also get one of the add-ons totally free. In order to claim the discount start the checkout with the main theme you want to purchase. During the process you’ll be asked to choose an extra theme/product. Make your selection and continue with the process. Once the payment is made both products will be available inside your account. Don’t forget to contact us in case something goes wrong. A little something for Club members… Few weeks ago we announced changes for our Club membership that changed which plugins were available with the Club. During this promotion Club membership purchases will also include Directory add-ons! Basically, signing up for the Club during this promotion means you’re getting an additional $200 worth of stuff + all add-ons released by the end of the year. More good news… about a week ago we released the last announced add-on – Fields Monetization. Similar to purchasing a regular theme, you don’t need to do anything extra to claim this discount; just purchase Club membership and our system will handle the rest. If you have any questions about the discount feel free to post a question in the comments below. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Now what? Visit our premium themes store… Choose a theme
- Sign up for the new Templatic newsletter 22 November 2013
We know it has been years since Templatic started and we’re probably a bit late with this. But hey, better late than never! The first newsletter entry is scheduled to release in about a week. It will contain a summary on what’s going on, what’s coming up and exclusive newsletter-only preview of upcoming child themes for our Directory theme. Along with the general products news, newsletter subscribers will be the first to hear about lucrative offers and discounts available at Templatic. Along with Facebook and Twitter, it will be the best way to stay in touch with all the stuff going on with the company. To sign up for the newsletter just enter your email in the newsletter box below
- Fields Monetization – control how much content visitors can enter using this latest Directory add-on 19 November 2013
After creating a directory site, making it popular and devising a monetizing strategy are the most challenging tasks for most owners. A good strategy is to allow visitors to post basic listings for free (with limited content) and charge extra for premium listings that enable visitors to enter more content. Directory theme comes with a bunch of money-making features built in. Fields Monetization however, takes it to the next level. With this add-on you’ll be able to… Connect custom fields with price packages Have more control over the text fields – set your own character limit Set the number of allowed images for each price package Custom fields + price packages = awesomeness As mentioned earlier, the ability to differentiate available content is a good way to generate revenue. With Fields Monetization add-on there is nothing stopping you from creating a Basic package with fields such as name, address or short description. At the same time you can have a Premium package that also offers fields for entering the company logo, website or Facebook. You can have an unlimited number of these, each with its own set of unique fields. By connecting price packages and custom fields (i.e. installing the add-on) you will change the way the submission process works. Instead of selecting the price package at the bottom of the submission form, visitors will now select it at the very top, before the other fields even show. Since the category is also selected during this step, visitors will know the amount they must pay to submit a listing even before they actually start entering the fields. Control the images and text fields Tevolution allows you to control the maximum upload size within the submission form, but that’s about it in terms of image control. With Fields Monetization add-on you’ll be able to set the number of allowed images for each price package. Using the example from above, you can setup the Basic price package to only allow 1 image, with the Premium package allowing up to 5 images to be uploaded. After selecting a text field to show within a particular price package you will also have the ability to set the character count for each of them. With this small feature you can limit the description visitors are allowed to enter about their business. Just like with images and fields in general, by paying more visitors can enter... Read more »
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- Fields Monetization 19 November 2013
Field Monetization allows you to include specific custom fields within price packages. Since these price packages are selected during the first step of the submission, they have the ability to greatly alter the submission form. For instance, you can create a cheaper price package with input fields for adding basic information about the listing and a premium price package which allows the owner to add stuff like their website address, Facebook, Twitter, etc. In short, by paying more owners will be able to display more information about their listings. Limit custom fields content based on different price packages and monetize your directory site better. It also comes with included image control. While creating each package you can set the number of image upload slots. You may limit the cheaper price packages to one or two images while more expensive ones can allow visitors to upload dozens of images. Limiting characters for text fields is another cool feature of the add-on. Product summary Connect custom fields with price packages More control over the text fields – set your own character limit Set the allowed image upload for each price package Builds upon the features available in Tevolution Buy Now
- AdminDashboard – helps you take better decisions for your directory site 12 November 2013
Creating a website and making it successful is one of the main force (probably the ultimate force) that keeps us active till we achieve it. As a website admin, to be successful you need to take right decisions at the right time which needs relevant, measurable analytic data as they say “if you can’t measure it you can’t improve it”. As a directory site admin, you would like to check out latest key matrix of the site such as the latest transactions, total revenue, latest submissions, how many new people have subscribed to your site etc. All these information are very important and getting all of them at the single place is even more important when you really want to map your progress exactly. For same purpose we have developed a full-on admin centered add-on Tevolution – AdminDashboard which works on its base plugin Tevolution. Directory theme come by default with basic admin dashboard and transaction reports but this add-on really takes it to next level. One of the best thing about this add-on is that it saves every information into a dashboard widget which makes it really easy to understand and even move it around the dashboard. Here are the things that you will be able to have with this add-on, Save your custom transaction reports on your dashboard to analyze better Installation onward, it adds this amazing functionality in transaction reports screen that really makes transaction reports relevant and more useful. It adds Package type and Report type so you can have fresh and relevant report shown on your admin dashboard whenever you log into your site. Not just that but it also adds an option to let you save any transaction report you generate as a dashboard widget! You can easily search and generate your needed transaction reports that matches your criteria and save it right away on your dashboard to keep an eye on important transactions. For instance, after applying any major changes to your product pricing, you can simply generate a report of that particular product and observe the increment or decrements in the sales. Knowing such sudden changes helps in taking better and easy actions. Have all your transaction details right on your dashboard Activation onwards, it adds up a widget to your dashboard that shows all the transactions done on your site using Tevolution with all the details that includes transaction Id, title, Author... Read more »
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- Make reviews on your site practical and relevant with MultiRating add-on 12 November 2013
One of the most important elements of directory sites are user generated reviews. It helps your site visitors decode the facts about a product, service or a business listed on your directory site. Also, the thing that instantly make us realize about exact meaning of any review in just a single look is “Ratings“. Saying that, it becomes important to get the feasible, believable and practical rating because they affect our site reputation too. Recently released Directory theme and similar themes come with reviews and single rating by default. However, single rating can get more interesting and personalized. To understand the feasibility and practicality of reviews, we analyzed some real people and site along with the actual human perspective of rating “something”. The most common thing that we discovered is that you cannot rate the whole experience with just one single rating option! For example, if you have visited any restaurant, you would definitely like to rate it differently for their different offerings like Food, Music, Service, Decor etc. Good news is that making ratings more practical and useful is now possible on your site using Templatic – MultiRating add-on. Here’s what it can do. Create multiple rating options per category Having multiple rating options are necessary to get the REAL ratings but thinking practically, not always the same rating options are applicable to all your categories on the site. Let’s say that you have two different categories “Movies” and “Songs”, now you may want that people rate “story” of the movie which is not applicable to the songs category. So, this is what MultiRating add-on makes it possible. you can simply add as many rating options as you want per category, there is no binding to use the same rating options for all your categories. Let users rate differently for different post types Like not every category has the same rating option requirement, same is true for the post types as well. If you have two different post types on your site say “Events” and “Restaurants”, obviously the rating criteria changes. So, with this add-on you can allow your users to rate you relevantly for each of your post types. Save time with global rating options It is definitely one of the unique feature of this add-on to have individual rating options for any category but when you have numerous categories on your site and want to apply the... Read more »
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