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HireBee – A Freelance Marketplace Theme

June 30, 2014 | Bruno Carreço | News


We’ve been busy working on a couple of awesome new themes and we’re proud to announce the release of HireBee!

HireBee is a WordPress freelance marketplace theme that will enable site owners to connect small businesses (known as “employers”) with freelancers, offering every business service imaginable, allowing you to monetize any niche. Sites like Elance, oDesk, and 99designs are perfect examples of this type of successful crowdsourcing model.

With HireBee you can create your own freelance niche site targeting work on a specific country, or remote work. We’ve worked to include all the major features that make these sites incredibly useful for those who are looking for work and those who need to complete work.

Of course, we didn’t forget the importance of monetization for site owners and so HireBee provides plentiful options to make money while providing a useful service like a freelance marketplace.

Considering the current economy, HireBee makes all sense. Starting today, any site owners with a WordPress install can provide a freelance marketplace in any country, by simply installing our theme!

On Sale Now!

HireBee is on sale for 25% off during the first two weeks (expires July 14th, 2014), after which it’ll jump back to its normal price of $99. Click here to apply the discount code (shows up on the checkout page).

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Pay2Post: Charge for User-Generated Content

May 20, 2014 | Tyler Carter | News

Today we are proud to announce the launch of Pay2Post! Pay2Post is a free plugin that allows you to turn any website, using any theme, into a user-generated content site by charging users to submit posts, pages, or anything else you can imagine.

Pay2Post Add Post

It’s easy to setup and works like this:

  • install Pay2Post as a plugin
  • insert the Pay2Post shortcode into a page

Viewing the page will reveal a form that will allow your users to enter content and pay for it using the price you specify.

Payment Settings

Pay2Post uses AppThemes Payments for all payment processing and thus works with all the payment gateways already available in our Marketplace. How awesome is that?

Head over to the WordPress Plugin Repository and download it now!

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Vantage 1.3 Released

January 1, 2014 | Josh Ronk | Updates

Just when you thought Vantage had all the features that a great WordPress directory theme needed…here comes another great release with two of the most coveted features:

  • Recurring Payments Support
  • Faster and More Powerful Search

Recurring Payments

Now you, as the site owner, have 3 options for your pricing plans:

  • Recurring Optional
    • A plan that offers a recurring option, the user will be allowed to choose whether they want the plan to recur, or just expire at the end of it’s term.
  • Forced Recurring
    • A plan that recurs, but does not offer the user the option.
  • Non Recurring
    • A plan that just lets the listing expire after the plan’s set time period. This works like pricing plans always have before.

Create Listing Page – Showing Recurring and Non-Recurring Pricing Plan Examples

Vantage 1.3 -  Recurring Payments Support

With these new recurring options, you can setup your pricing plans to suit your varying needs, and now your customers will greatly appreciate the convenience that the recurring functionality provides.

More Powerful Search

Search just got a boost! Now, your searches will complete faster time than ever before and will now be even more thorough! Now, when a user searches for a search term, that term will be searched across the following fields:

Searches for Listings:

  • Title
    • Now, If your Listing title includes an apostrophe, like for example “Joe’s Pizza”, a search for either “Joes Pizza” or “Joe’s Pizza” will return the correct result!
  • Description
  • Categories
  • Tags
  • Address
  • Website URL
  • Phone Number
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • & All Custom Form Values!

Searches for Events:

  • Title
    • Now, If your Event title includes an apostrophe, like for example “Macy’s Parade”, a search for either “Macys Parade” or “Macy’s Parade” will return the correct result!
  • Description
  • Categories
  • Tags
  • Event Address
  • Event Website URL
  • Phone Number
  • Event Location Address
  • Event Location URL
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • & All Custom Form Values!

There are also many other great smaller features, and bugs fixed. See the Vantage 1.3 Release Notes for further details.

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Clipper Powers Celebrity Coupon Site

August 19, 2013 | Shannon Dunn | News

Celebrity couponer Kate Gosselin has a brand new coupon site and it’s running on the number one coupon theme for WordPress, Clipper! Have a peek at Kate’s Clipper site.

New Kate Gosselin coupon site powered by Clipper

Kate Gosselin was the star of Jon and Kate Plus 8 and was also a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. Turns out this reality TV star is also a big time couponer. She previously blogged for CouponCabin but wanted to have a coupon site of her very own.

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Vantage 1.2 Released

May 21, 2013 | Josh Ronk | Updates

Vantage 1.2 has been released! This release, Vantage’s most Event-ful release ever, really puts Vantage on the map big time. Vantage has navigated and sorted through many new features and excels across multiple categories of greatness.

Check out this list of the highlighted features for version 1.2:

Introducing Events, a new post type that works right along side of Vantage’s Listings. Events are like Listings but are date based items used to show upcoming events.

Single Event View:

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JobRoller 1.7 Now Available

April 22, 2013 | Bruno Carreço | Updates

JobRoller 1.7 is here with some fantastic updates! Here’s a taste of what’s in JobRoller 1.7.

Be sure to read the full post as there are important notes for those choosing to update to JobRoller 1.7.


Custom Forms
Those who already own Vantage, should already be familiar with this feature. It works like the normal Posts menu on WP backend, but to create custom forms. Each new form can have any custom field type and can be assigned to one or multiple categories.

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ClassiPress 3.3

April 19, 2013 | meloniq | News

ClassiPress 3.3 is finally here and it brings several new great features. We’ve listened to your feedback and have been working hard the last few months to bring you an even more feature-rich theme.

ClassiPress 3.3 responsive design

Our powerful payments framework is now integrated with ClassiPress 3.3 meaning that payment gateways are not limited to PayPal and Bank Transfer anymore. Many additional gateways can be purchased from our Marketplace.

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Introducing our Latest Theme, Ideas

December 5, 2012 | Bruno Carreço | News

Build your own customer feedback site with our latest theme, Ideas. Give your customers their own space to create, discuss, and vote for ideas or suggestions and engage them on your site.

Ideas is a productivity theme which allows you to listen and engage your customers. Whether it’s a Web site suggestion, a new feature request for your product or a debate site — the Ideas theme will help bridge the communication gap.

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Google Driving Directions for Vantage!

November 13, 2012 | Shannon Dunn | Tutorials

Tutorial Tuesdays
Wow! Josh Ronk, our Vantage developer surprised me with his tutorial today. It’s a really good one and I think you’re going to like it.

How to Get There – Driving Directions

Google Driving DirectionsGoogle Driving DirectionsI don’t think I need to explain the benefits of this one. If you have a geographically focused business directory, your customers and end-users are going to love this. Josh shows you how to get it all set up – from HTML to Javascript to CSS. It’s the complete package. In the end, each business listing will have a simple “Get Directions” feature. Users enter their address in a field and directions show up under the Google map.

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ClassiPress Child Themes Tutorial Updated for CP 3.2

November 6, 2012 | Shannon Dunn | Tutorials

Tutorial Tuesdays
ClassiPress 3.2 is here! It’s time to update our ClassiPress child theme tutorials. This week, we’ll begin with the basics. We’ll continue to create more tutorials so you have all the instructions needed to create your own spectacular child theme for ClassiPress.

ClassiPress Child Themes: Getting Started

ClassiPress Child ThemesClassiPress Child ThemesOur ClassiPress developer, Andrjez, kicks things off with the basics. His ClassiPress child themes tutorial shows you the fundamentals of folder structure, styling and functionality. With this tutorial, you should be able to create a basic child theme for ClassiPress. If you’re a whiz with CSS and WordPress functions, you’ll be able to do even more. He also provides some clear examples of how changes can affect the layout and functionality of the parent theme.

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