Hey, it’s me again, Tyler Carter, part of the product development team on AppThemes. I’m here to discuss Vantage, and the awesomeness that we are so excited to share with you. That’s right, I’m talking about Vantage 1.1.
We’ve packed so many features into this release and we can’t wait to get it out. It’s even more solid, usable, and reliable than ever. Here’s just a few of the 6,000 code changes that were made so far:
With our new payments API, you can set up your own pricing plans to allow your customers to pick any combination of price and duration they’d like. Every pricing plan can also include either one of the site’s featured options, and can be assigned on a per-category basis.
You can now allow your customers to claim individual listings as their own. This allows you to pre-populate your site with any number of listings, and business owners can easily come in and take control over their business listing after paying for a plan.
Along with Vantage 1.1 comes a series of new AppThemes Payment Gateway plugins. These gateways allow you to offer payment methods like Stripe, Authorize.Net, and 2Checkout along with Paypal (already included in every Vantage install). Gateways coming soon include Google Wallet and Pagseguro. All gateway plugins will be available for purchase in our upcoming marketplace.
Everyone loves a good discount! Along with our new Payment Gateway plugins, we will be launching AppThemes Coupons. AppThemes Coupons makes it super easy to offer discounts to your customers in many different ways.
Do your customers keep coming back to certain listings? Wish they could have a list of all the listings they frequently visit? We’ve got you covered. Users can favorite listings and they’ll show up right on their dashboard, easily accessible all the time.
Want to use a SEO-oriented plugin? We’ve got you covered. AppThemes is now better equipped to deal with all sorts of SEO plugins, and other problems that occur while trying to optimize your site. For instance, you can now control the permalinks to your listings right from your settings.
Vantage 1.1 comes with an all new backend editor for editing your listings. Now you can easily keep track of how your site is doing, see your moderation queue, control a listing’s duration, addons, and more right from the backend of your WordPress site.
And that’s not all
We’ve got so many features and improvements coming that we simply can’t talk about all of them, including:
- WordPress 3.4 Support
- PDF Uploads
- Improved Location Search
- Improved Importer
- Owner Replies to Reviews
- Social Connect Compatibility
- Countless UI Improvements
- Bug fixes and Performance tweaks
- and so much more…
It’s all in Vantage 1.1. And its all coming this month. Stay tuned.