Today is a very exciting day! The brand new AppThemes Marketplace is officially open and ready for business. This online outlet of child themes and plugins is full of products meant to tap into the full potential of our already powerful application themes. Now’s your chance to blow away the barriers holding back your internet business. Get bigger features. Choose more designs. Make your site everything you always wanted it to be.
Dazzling Child Themes
Our application themes are made to look great and the default designs deliver attractive layouts. The only problem is that hundreds of other sites have exactly the same look. You want something unique but hiring a designer can be costly and beyond budget constraints. Well forget all that because the AppThemes Marketplace is chock full of child themes that will bring your site to life. Colorful and attractive, the latest designs and the hippest graphics are available to you. You’re site is going to look fantastic and stand out above the rest.
Claim Listings in VantageThis simple feature in Vantage is probably also one of the most useful. Business listings are the lifeblood of any decent business directory site. Listings generate traffic, traffic helps you get more listings and more listings help you get even more traffic. It’s an upward spiral once you get it rolling. But how do you get it rolling?
With the release of Vantage 1.1, expect to see a lot of Vantage tutorials. Some of the new features are really useful and we want to make sure that you get the most out of them. Let’s jump right in and take a look at the new payments set up in Vantage.
Setting up Payments in Vantage: Payments SettingsPricing plans is one of the exciting new features introduced in Vantage 1.1. Pricing plans and the implementation of the new payments API are going to give more choices to create the payment models that work best for your site. This is a huge tutorial so we split it into two parts.
Part one covers settings for listings and payments in Vantage. Part two of the tutorial shows you how to set up pricing plans. The tutorial provides several different examples of plans that you can use on your site. If you’re going to charge for listings on your business directory, you’re going to want to read these tutorials as soon
Well, here it is. Vantage 1.1 has been released. With this release, it could be said that we’re claiming it may be your favorite release yet. You’ve been patiently waiting for new features and updates, and we have listened. Our development team has been working hard to deliver an awesome feature-packed release!
Check out this list of the highlighted features:
You can now import or input many listings and flag them as “Claimable”. When the actual business owner finds their listing on your Vantage site, they can “Claim” it. After their payment, and upon your approval, the listing is handed over to them. They can edit, upload images, upload PDFs, modify any custom fields, etc.
Vantage child theme tutorialWant to take control of your Vantage site? How about giving it a good ol’ remodeling with new backgrounds, colors, fonts – the whole deal? Well, if you have enough HTML/CSS knowledge, giving Vantage a completely new look is well within your hands.
In our first tutorial about creating child themes for Vantage, we will show you how to make a basic child theme. We’ll also show you how to make some simple CSS changes with your new child theme. These tools alone will be enough to totally overhaul the look and feel of Vantage. Make it your very own. Change it to fit your branding. The choice is yours.
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.
Offer multiple payment plans
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.
Click to read tutorialThe new AppThemes framework uses a file called wrapper.php. Wrapper provides a nice tidy place where the html, head, and body tags live. Since these tags are no longer in header.php or footer.php, it reduces the need to make repeated calls for get_header() and get_footer().