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Vantage V1.2 Released

A new version of Vantage theme from AppThemes is released – Vantage v1.2 and it is available for download in members area. The new version of Vantage comes with introducing new features as well as many other features & bug fixes. It is recommended to all users that they must update Vantage theme to latest version as soon as possible. Before updating Vantage theme to latest version make sure that you backup your WordPress website/blog so that if something goes wrong then you can easily backup your website/blog in a single click.

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Below you can find the number of changes made in this new version:

Vantage V1.2 – What’s New?

  • Events
    • Description
      • Events are date based items for listing upcoming events
      • Events have a basic payment structure that includes
        • Price
        • Duration
        • Featured on home (with price)
        • Featured on category (with price)
        • Categories included
        • Event expiration
        • Event category surcharges
      • Events categories in main nav includes large drop down similar to business listings
      • Events categories are separate from business listing categories
      • Single events use comments instead of reviews
      • Events importer added
  • Event widgets
    • New, widgetized sidebars include single event page
    • Events list pages use “Main Sidebar”
    • Create an event button widget
      • Adds orange button to sidebar
    • Listing/event location
      • Adds map of event location
      • Driving directions (including print feature)
    • Event attendees
      • Change your RSVP
      • Displays list of attendees
    • Similar events
      • Basic listing, little formatting
    • Upcoming events
      • Basic listing, little formatting
    • Recently added events
      • Basic listing, little formatting
    • Popular events
      • Basic listing, little formatting
  • Maps
    • Jumbo map
      • A new, large map is available for list pages (home, archives, search etc)
      • Map shows all listings and events on list pages
      • Map is activated by adding the “Listings/Events Locations” widget to the “List Page Top Sidebar”
    • Geo settings
      • Map geo settings are in new location in anticipation of AppMaps plugins that will allow the use of map APIs from Bing, MapQuest, Nokia and Leaflet
      • Google is still default map provider and geocoding provider
    • Driving directions
      • Provides driving directions from a user defined location
      • Available for business listings and events
      • Includes printable directions
  • New business listing pricing structure
    • Multiple events
      • Number of allowable categories determined in pricing plans : admin > pricing > plans
      • Includes category surcharges : admin > pricing > settings > listings tab
    • Note changes in admin for Pricing Settings, Pricing Plans and Vantage Settings
    • Many changes in how theme handles purchases and claim listings.
  • New business listing features
    • Contact business listing owner
    • Sorting for all business listing list pages (home, archives, etc)
    • Driving directions (see above)

All these features and regular updates make Vantage a must have theme for creating a business directory website in few minutes. So, for what you are waiting for? Update Vantage theme to latest version as soon as possible and if you do not have your copy of Vantage theme then you can get it from here:

Vantage V1.2 – WordPress Business Directory Theme

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