Summer Discount! Get 20% Off ClassiPress Plugins!

Summer Discount! Get 20% Off ClassiPress Plugins!

Summer is here! ClassiPress is responsive! Vantage was already! JobRoller will soon be! All Themebound products are selling at 20% off until the end of June! Good news just keeps on coming. Instructions in the box below:

Here are some of the products the discount applies to:

 

Posted by Mohsin Zunzunia in Announcements, ClassiPress, JobRoller, Vantage, 2 comments
ClassiPress 3.3 is Responsive, So are Themebound Products!

ClassiPress 3.3 is Responsive, So are Themebound Products!

AppThemes have recently announced the release of the much improved ClassiPress 3.3. It is another major release that has seen many new features, which will impact every child theme of ClassiPress out there, including the ones in the AppThemes Marketplace. The biggest improvement being that the theme has gone fully responsive, and now uses their efficient Payments API to handle the payments. The built in coupons functionality has been removed to make way for the AppThemes Coupons plugin which works with all the themes that use the Payments API.

As usual, we have had our work cut out updating our products to work with the new version of ClassiPress, and we are almost done ensuring you can download a compatible version of your products with minimum fuss. If you have purchased Sticky on Top Plugin, you will not need to update it because these work with ClassiPress 3.3 already.

The child themes ClassiClean and ClassiEstate are fully responsive now. All other child themes and plugins have been or are being made responsive as well. If you have purchased any of the following products, then the good news is that a new version compatible with ClassiPress 3.3 is already available.

A quick reminder though, four of our ClassiPress products listed above are now sold exclusively on AppThemes Marketplace, and if any of these were purchased on  Themebound.com, you will find the new version to download in the “My Account” page with all the other resident products you have purchased. Products bought via the Marketplace can be updated from the download available from the AppThemes dashboard.

The ClassiAlerts plugin is being updated, not only to be made compatible with the most recent version of ClassiPress, but also to introduce double opt-in and a couple of minor improvements. The Statify child theme will be updated very soon as well, so keep an eye on both of these!

UPDATES

(26-04-2013) : The highlight on the Featured Ultimate plugin stopped working on ClassiPress 3.3, the plugin had been previously stated to work as is. This was pointed out by J Davey and has been corrected and a new version (1.0.2) of the plugin is available now from the My Account page. The ClassiAlerts plugin has also been updated to version 1.3 and made available with many improvements! Also, for users of JobRoller, our Multi-City JR plugin is now compatible with the JobRoller 1.7.

(10-05-2013) : The Statify child theme is now responsive and compatible with ClassiPress 3.3. That completes the full set. Enjoy!

Posted by Mohsin Zunzunia in Announcements, ClassiPress, 2 comments
There is a Theme for Anything! No, Really!

There is a Theme for Anything! No, Really!

First things first, it is our pleasure to be recommended by Marketer Matt in his extremely resourceful website aptly named There is a Theme for That! who took time to test our top grossing Dynamic Multi-Level Fields plugin and writing a review of it, for which we are really grateful to him. But this post is actually about the best resource to find a theme tailored for your requirements and that is There is a Theme for that (TTFT)!

TTFT is an ever growing encyclopedia of WordPress themes of all types and has already in its database, links to over 1700 themes. So you want to find a nice theme for a business directory? Or you want to find a perfect theme to showcase your portfolio? Or you are after an awesome theme made to work with the theme framework you just have to use? Or a theme for BuddyPress or JigoShop or WooCommerce plugins? Sure, there is a theme for anything at TTFT! Just click the “Search Themes” button and select the features you are looking for in your next theme and witness a match made in TTFT.

This is not something that came about overnight, and it goes to show Matt’s tireless efforts in putting together such wealth of information as a one-stop solution to finding a dream theme for your needs. I am once again thankful to him for taking the time from his busy schedule to do a review of Dynamic Multi-Level Fields, but it was not surprising considering he has a strong liking for the ClassiPress theme by AppThemes as we do at Themebound, and sees the usefulness of having a hierarchical dependency between custom fields which can be used to add multi-location capabilities to the ClassiPress theme.

Don’t forget, there only little more than two weeks left to take advantage of our holiday season discount of 20% on all our plugins and child themes until the end of January!

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Multi-City for JobRoller, Vantage and 20% Discount on Marketplace

Multi-City for JobRoller, Vantage and 20% Discount on Marketplace

After the success of the multi-region solutions provided by us for ClassiPress in the form of three plugins, we are pleased to announce the release of our Multi-City JR plugin which adds multi-region capabilities to the JobRoller job board theme on the AppThemes Marketplace to go with our Multi-CIty AV plugin for the Vantage business directory theme. Multi-City JR lets your visitors filter job listings and resumes by location, and it allows you to set the number of cities you want to allow your JobRoller site to be filtered by. Multi-City AV lets you do exactly same with the business listings on your Vantage powered website.

Get Multi-City JR Plugin Get Multi-City AV Plugin

Now our second big news! Our holiday season 20% discount on all resident plugins and child themes has now been extended to our items on the AppThemes Marketplace (authored by mohsinoffline), and you can use the same discount code as on this website! Hurry up, the offer is only valid until the end of January! See below for the discount code:

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Project Focus: Find A Nanny in Singapore

Project Focus: Find A Nanny in Singapore

We recently finished an interesting development project for a site which matches nannies and babysitters with families in Singapore. It’s called Find a Nanny and is targeted only at the Singapore market. It is uses the Classipress theme from AppThemes, but the owner requested some interesting modifications to make it easy for nannies and families to find each other.

The first mod is the “Nanny Map” which shows the location of all nannies, babysitters and families who have registered on the site. Each info balloon on the map is hyperlinked to that person’s classified ad on the site. This makes it easy for visitors to see who is nearby. The Nanny Map nicely complements the ClassiPress built-in Google map which only shows one location at a time. The Nanny Map is the second most visited page – after the home page – on the site.

Although all advertisers may post ads for free, the site owner requested that the contact details of nannies can only be seen by logged-in families who have upgraded their account by making a payment. It is similar for nannies, they can post an ad for free, but can only see the contact details of families after they have signed up to a relatively inexpensive subscription with a one month’s free trial.

Families will never be able to see contact details of other families, even after payment, nor will nannies be able to see the details of other nannies. Anybody who has not made a payment or signed up for a subscription will not be able to see anybody’s contact details. This added level of privacy gives users the extra confidence they they may need to register on the site, and already a number of well-known local celebrities have registered, found a nanny and left, well under the radar of the local gossip columns.

Find a Nanny was an interesting development project and it goes to show what a powerful and useful combination WordPress and ClassiPress can be, especially if it is custom tweaked to give added functionality.

Have you customised ClassiPress or another application theme? If yes then, use the comments section below to share your story and if not, then feel free to let us know your thoughts in general about application themes and whether you see customising them to add features makes them useful to you.

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Posted by Mohsin Zunzunia in ClassiPress, Projects, 5 comments
Hello WordPress 3.5 and ClassiPress 3.2.1!

Hello WordPress 3.5 and ClassiPress 3.2.1!

WordPress 3.5 is out finally and the new release brings us the much publicised changes to the media library section, and the removal of the Links Manager. Without going into too much detail, AppThemes have started releasing updates to all their themes which make them compatible with WordPress 3.5, starting with ClassiPress 3.2.1. The new version of ClassiPress has a couple of major changes within, which although not apparent from outside, require almost all the products to be updated again (so soon after going through the ordeal of updating them for ClassiPress 3.2!).

As usual, we have been keeping the pace with this new update and all our products now work with the new version of ClassiPress, you can download a compatible version of your products with minimum fuss. Two of our plugins work with ClassiPress 3.2.1 as is, and the rest of the products have been updated already:

If you have purchased one of following plugins, you will not need to update it because these work with ClassiPress 3.2.1 already:

If you have purchased any of the following products, then the good news is that a new version compatible with ClassiPress 3.2.1 is already available.

A quick reminder though, four of our ClassiPress products are now sold exclusively on AppThemes Marketplace, and if any of these were purchase on  Themebound.com, you will find the new version to download in the “My Account” page with all the other resident products you have purchased. Products bought via the Marketplace can be updated from the download available from the AppThemes dashboard.

Lastly if you want to buy any of our resident products (non-Marketplace items), now may be the right moment, as we have an ongoing holiday season discount of 20% until January 31, 2013. Just use the code “NEWYEAR2013”!

Posted by Mohsin Zunzunia in Announcements, ClassiPress, 2 comments
Holiday Season Discount! Get 20% Off ClassiPress Plugins!

Holiday Season Discount! Get 20% Off ClassiPress Plugins!

It is a long holiday season. Holidays are fast approaching the people in Western countries, while in countries like India, it is coming to a close. But aren’t holidays just the right excuse for people to go shopping and for businesses to give them discounts and deals?

UPDATE: This offer has now been extended to all our AppThemes Marketplace (authored by mohsinoffline) items! Take advantage of the offer now!!

Here are the products the discount applies to:

 

Posted by Mohsin Zunzunia in Announcements, ClassiPress, 7 comments
ClassiPress 3.2 is Finally Here! We’re Ready!

ClassiPress 3.2 is Finally Here! We’re Ready!

AppThemes have finally announced the release of the much anticipated ClassiPress 3.2 last night. It is a major release that has seen the introduction of wrappers, which will impact every child theme of ClassiPress out there, including the ones in the AppThemes Marketplace. They have brought back the option to set the number of columns in category lists by popular demand. The login and registration pages now have their own templates, so it will be easy to customise them, and the unpleasant and (ever-growing) footer menu can now be set as a custom menu. Elsewhere, the author page has been updated to display ads in a nice list, tabbed alongside the blog posts, and the re-listing procedure has been improved to make a lot more sense.

As usual, we have been busy updating our products to work with the new version of ClassiPress, and we are almost done ensuring you can download a compatible version of your products with minimum fuss. Three of our plugins work with ClassiPress 3.2 as is, and bar one, the rest of the products have been updated already:

If you have purchased any of the following plugins, you will not need to update it because these work with ClassiPress 3.2 already:

If you have purchased any of the following products, then the good news is that a new version compatible with ClassiPress 3.2 is already available.

A quick reminder though, for the ClassiClean and ClassiEstate child themes now sold exclusively on AppThemes Marketplace, and all the other products, if you have bought them on Themebound.com, then you will find the new version to download in the “My Account” page.

Posted by Mohsin Zunzunia in Announcements, ClassiPress, 10 comments

Dynamic Multi-Level Fields Plugin – A How-to Guide

Today we are launching an exciting new product, a plugin for ClassiPress called Dynamic Multi-Level Fields, which is probably the most complete multi-region solution yet for ClassiPress. The decision to create the plugin came at the back of some good deliberation, which prompted us to discuss the idea on the AppThemes forum thread available here. A lot of people registered their interest which then helped us decide to go for it.
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Continuing Discount for July! 30% Off All ClassiPress Products

Continuing Discount for July! 30% Off All ClassiPress Products

Happy July! Continuing with our trend of giving some sort of discounts on all our products until now, and after a very successful June 40% discount period (most of the orders had the coupon code used), we are please to announce that we are offering 30% off on all our ClassiPress child themes and plugins for the month of July 2012 and to take advantage of this, please use the following discount code:

 

JULY30

 

Here are some of our recently launched products:

All the previous discount codes will be suspended during the month of July.

Posted by Mohsin Zunzunia in Announcements, ClassiPress, 2 comments
Last Chance to Get 40% Discount!!

Last Chance to Get 40% Discount!!

Just a reminder that the June discount ends tonight. We are giving an incredible 40% off on all our ClassiPress child themes and plugins for the month of June 2012 and today is the last chance to take advantage of this!! Just use the following discount code on your cart:

 

JUNE40

 

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Put Featured Ads on Top in ClassiPress? Here’s the Solution!

Put Featured Ads on Top in ClassiPress? Here’s the Solution!

A) We are going to address one of the most talked about (non)functionality in ClassiPress which is to put featured ads on top in both ad category and search pages without affecting the other aspects of the query or the pagination. There have been previous attempts to fix this issue but they involved either sorting within the post array which never worked with pagination, or simply adding another query to stick a few featured ads at the top, which resulted in featured ads appearing more than oncce. The solution as generally understood is editing the request query, which is what we attempted, and here is our solution in the form of a plugin called Sticky On Top. Use this plugin with any of the mods to add a featured ribbons from the forum to make your featured ads stand out, but wait, if you do not use a child theme or are not comfortable making changes within the code, we have a plugin for that too in the next section.
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Posted by Mohsin Zunzunia in Announcements, ClassiPress, How To's, 2 comments