Create a business directory using Listee

A few days ago we released our first premium business directory theme for WordPress. Listee is an one-stop-theme perfect for any kind of online business directories and listings.

Listee is built around WP Job Manager, the most popular job listing plugin, built by the creators of WordPress itself. We have reworked some of the plugin’s functionality, through the theme, to allow you to create an awesome business directory, instead of the default job listing that comes with the plugin. All that while retaining all the features the plugin provides, including front-end user submissions.

Under the hood Listee is fully compatible with the WordPress customizer, and integrates all theme options there. Colors, typography, layout, and many more are there to help you tailor your business listing site, just the way you need it. Additionally Listee is fully responsive, making sure that the ever increasing mobile user base will have the best possible experience when using your site. It is also compatible with the ever so popular Elementor page builder to allow you to create stunning landing pages with zero coding.

Learn more below and join us to grab your copy today!

How to convert a GMT/UTC timestamp to local time in WordPress

WordPress goes to great lengths in order to provide us with a localized environment, displaying dates and times in the correct format and even language. However, since it uses its own timezone setting, some native PHP functions are no longer applicable (or don’t return correct results), such as the date() function which returns a date/time string depending on the timezone configuration of PHP itself, ignoring the WordPress setting.

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Things to consider when updating a WordPress theme for Gutenberg

With Gutenberg getting close to being ready for a beta release and ultimately being merged into core WP, its API and patterns are at a level mature enough that theme authors (and theme shops!) can start planning ahead for the inevitable adoption of the new block system.

In this post we’ll see what the average theme author should have in mind when updating a theme for Gutenberg compatibility and ponder about the future in theme and plugin editing.

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4 Pros and Cons of Partnering with a Content Marketing Vendor

If you are serious about content marketing, as you should be, you need to work constantly on providing high-quality content that will resonate with your target audience and engage them in your brand. The key to accomplishing that is to have a team of experienced content writers and marketers who fully understand your audience and know exactly how to connect with them and provide them with the answers they are looking for.

Partnering with a content marketing vendor may just be the way to go, but it does have both advantages and disadvantages that you should consider. Read on to weigh up all the pros and cons of engaging in this kind of content outsourcing venture.

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WordPress Hooks: Actions and Filters

One of the greatest things about WordPress, is undoubtedly its customizability. Not only it provides various APIs to make our lives easier by abstracting and hiding complex code and processes, but also allows us to intervene and modify its default behavior. It also gives us the ability to provide the same level of customizability in our own code. If you’re regularly reading tutorials about WordPress or you’re tinkering with PHP, chances are you’ve come across and interacted with hooks.

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Importing Gutenberg core WordPress libraries as ES modules with webpack

Gutenberg comes with a set of core libraries which are necessary for any kind of custom block development. Namely those libraries are:

  • @wordpress/components: Generic, reusable UI WordPress components
  • @wordpress/i18n: Internationalization utilities
  • @wordpress/element: Abstraction on top of React
  • @wordpress/date: Date formatting and manipulation utilities
  • @wordpress/blocks: Module providing utilities for registering and building blocks
  • @wordpress/data: Abstraction on top of Redux
  • @wordpress/editor: Module representing the WordPress Editor’s page
  • @wordpress/utils: Various generic utilities

To use them you need to include them as external script requirements to your final build by registering and enqueueing them, similarly to how you’d include any kind of script or style within WordPress.

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10 Fantastic and free 404 templates

And here we are again with another great freebie generously provided by our friends over at freepik.com & flaticon.com

This time the set consists of 10 templates! In the zip file you will find AI (Illustrator), EPS & JPS versions for all 10 templates ready to be used in any personal or commercial project! (Make sure to credit the original author, that’s not much to ask I guess). Enjoy!

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Oscillator is now WooCommerce ready!

Our awesome music theme for WordPress, Oscillator, has just become even better. In the theme’s latest update we have built-in WooCommerce compatibility.

Grab your copy of Oscillator today and use it to build a modern, beautiful, and intuitive e-commerce site, to help you sell your music and other related merchandise.

The WooCommerce integration on Oscillator uses mostly styling to achieve the desired layout, with minimal template modifications. This ensures compatibility with future WooCommerce versions, and easy upgrade-ability to support major changes to the plugin, if needed.

Download it now and start selling!

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Turn your viral news blog into a successful store with Doberman

Doberman has just received a big update! Our popular viral news WordPress theme is now WooCommerce compatible.

Turn your viral news blog into a busy store with Doberman. What do your users need? T-shirts, caps, mugs, prints? You can sell them all. What are you waiting for?

With Doberman we have followed our successful recipe of minimal intervention when it comes to WooCommerce compatibility. Most of the changes are purely cosmetic to match the theme’s layout, everything else is handled by WooCommerce itself. This means better and long lasting compatibility, with fewer or none outdated template notices, that’s pretty cool, right?

Check out Doberman below and grab your copy today!

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