Bfinder

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Bfinder is very clean, flexible, professional and responsive child theme for vantage.it comes with multi home page layouts. It offers a stunning design, and a really great compatibility and comes with super mobile device support. Intuitive, easy and powerful – Bfinder includes a vast array of features.

We care about good experience, not only for visitors but also for you, the people who build the website and maintain its content on the long run. For this we’ve implemented an enhanced theme panel with a ton of options.It’s the first time where a child theme has more options than its parent.

Key Features

  • Modern and Clean design: Bfinder has a very fast and clean UI and design. It provides a very user-friendly design which results in a great user-experience.
  • Responsive layout: It has a responsive layout compatible with all devices. Try it yourself, while browsing the theme’s demo resize the window to see how it automatically adapts.
  • 4 Home page layouts: Choose how you want the home page to display. Default layout: the same as in vantage theme, Or ,Columns layout: Display the listings in 2 columns, Or, Tabs layout: Display the listings on a tabbed view , Or, Categories layout: Display the categories and sub categories in a clean grid view. For each layout there are options in the admin to adjust its appearance.
  • 2 Primary menu styles: Either with or without tabs, choose the style of the menu using the admin option.
  • Categories images: Upload a custom image for each listing category.It’s an option in the admin.
  • Blog posts in home page: Display the blog posts in a very attractive way in the home page, to ease browsing the tips and news You publish on your website. (There are options to select which post category(ies) to show its posts and how many posts.
  • Grid/List Mode : Bfinder is packed with grid/list view, Yet, you can still set the default mode. It’s set to grid for a fancy and impact look and feel.
  • 8 Color schemes: It comes with 8 predefined skins and theme options layouts that you may use for different purposes.and unlimited colors ( You can change header background, top bar, footer , font colors,..)
  • Unlimited colors: You can change colors and styles, and customize your Web site to the last corner. The flexibility nature of Bfinder will let you create Local guides,Directories,Reviews portal with completely different display though they are all built from the same awesome framework.
  • Featured slider(Listings/events): Display a stylish featured slider for listings or events, we have an option for it in the admin.
  • Revslider included (All updated): We have packed Bfinder with the famous sliders plugin, It’s made easy to embed your web site directory with a fresh and shining slider.
  • Easy & Extensive Theme Options: There are tens of options available in the enhanced version of our theme panel.It makes it very easy and comprehensive toconfigure and modify everything in your site easily. No coding skills required. All come out of the box !
  • Weather widget : As in our other vantage’s  child theme (Directory) You can display a weather forecast for any city with various beautiful units and icons and eye pleasing weather status that instantly seeks attention of your visitors.
  • Advertising module: More over than the default Vantage advertising spots, Bfinder is packed with enhanced advertising modules that helps you to turn your site into a hits generator.
  • Custom styles: More customization?, You can add a custom CSS code directly the from admin panel. It allows you to change theme look without editing the core theme files. And what is important, custom CSS rules are stored in database and will be saved after theme update.
  • Custom jscript: There is an option for almost everything, In the admin, You can paste any custom js code and the google analytics tracking code.as easy as one click.
  • Localisation support: Bfinder is ready to be translated into any language you want using the .po/.mo files. It uses the same language pack of Vantage.
  • Compatible with Vantage 3.0.6+: Bfinder is completely compatible with and the functions of the latest version of Vantage.

Dedicated support | We take huge pride in our customer support and how it has differentiated us from the competition.We have a support team located 3 countries in just about every time zone and try our hardest to ensure support responses within 24 hours. Suggestions and Feedback | Our best ideas come from your suggestions so we take feedback seriously. If you have an idea or want to make a suggestion please let us know.

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//Using WordPress dashboard:

-Go to appearance => themes
-Install new theme
-Select the Bfinder zip and upload it
-Activate the theme.

//Using FTP:

-Extract the Bfinder zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/themes/
-Activate the theme in WordPress admin =>Appearance
-Your Bfinder now is installed and ready for use.

Note: After activating the theme, a sub menu would be created for the theme options.

We take huge pride in our customer support and how it has differentiated us from the competition.

We have a support team located 3 countries in just about every time zone and try our hardest to ensure support responses within 24 hours.

We respond to customers’ questions and provide a limited support only by email.

Support covers:

  • Pre-sales questions.
  • Responding to questions or issues regarding the item and its features.
  • Fixing bugs and reported issues.
  • Providing updates to ensure compatibility with new software versions (appthemes and wordpress..).

Item support does not include:

  • Customization and installation services.
  • Support for third party software and plug-ins.

If you are facing a suspected issue, before you ask your question, make sure:

  • You read the docs and/or readme.txt file and that You browsed all the options of the parent theme .
  • Activate a clean install of the parent theme and test again
  • Deactivate all plugins and test again
  • Clean the cached files and data if you use any cache, security, speedup plug-ins or a server cache system. Then try again.
  • Browse the forums.appthemes.com for relevant answers.
  • Do not post issues’ questions in the comments section. It’s for comments and presales questions only.

If any of the previous steps didn’t work, email us by explaining the issue or question mentioning your username at appthemes.com. (If you don’t mention Your username, You’ll risk to receive a very late response. It’s the proof that You purchased our item )

We always try our best to help our beloved customers with small custom mods, but in case they take a long time and more efforts than editing a couple of php or css lines, we would recommend hiring an independent developer to help you with the task. or simply post it as a request at codeable.io.

– Presales questions don’t have to go through the steps above! Email any question. anytime.

– VIP* customers receive unlimited and prompt support by email.

*: VIP customers are the ones they bought more than 3 of our products. Our replies are always fast, since 87% of our clients are VIP.

1.3.1 – 02/09/2016
Added description and sub categories list on listing category
Fixed minor css issues

1.3 – 24/06/2016
Fixed sidebar issue on home default layout
Fixed padding on facebook/twitter fields on add listing forms
Fixed listing single page
Fixed minor css issues

1.2.1 – 09/01/2016
-Fixed minor css bugs
1.2 – 04/11/2015
-Fixed map issue
1.1.1 – 01/09/2015
-Compatible with vantage 4.3
1.1 – 03/10/2015
Fixed listings/event map issue
Fixed slight css bugs
Added events to home page column layout
Compatible with vantage 1.4
//See changelogs of Vantage 1.4
1.0 – 10/01/2015
– First release
– Compatible with Vantage 1.3.4
//See changelogs of Vantage 1.3.4

9 reviews of “Bfinder

5 stars
Very good theme
By -

Takes some time to learn and navigate around the admin. But pretty powerful theme .

5 stars
Bfinder will make the best directory theme even better
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Let’s face it. Vantage is the best directory theme out there. Take it from me. I actually bought and paid lots of other directory themes on the market and wasted hundreds of dollars and even more hours for nothing. They all don’t work. They only look nice in the demo’s. Between custom fields (that are really custom based on category), multiple selling packages, front end login for customers, dashboard, Vantage is the only directory theme that works.

But… it has such a 2005 look…

With Bfinder, we got both, a good working theme with a nice look. Plus, the added features that just makes it so much easier to have a top site. We love everything, including the special “Advertising” spaces (before Bfinder we needed to spend hours and hours to edit the core files to insert adds where we wanted them), the ability to just pop in sliders, logo, fonts, translations, etc.

But the best part was the constant support we got from Spartac AFTER the sale. If you are serious about making money from a directory site, you need Bfinder.

5 stars
Broken Theme and poor suport
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Spartec and Jobthemes used to provide excellent support both to there products and vantage forums as well. All that is now gone.
For several weeks I have been asking them to look into bfinder theme at my site but yet to get any conclusive answer.
Its apparent that they are not keeping up with the numerous WP and Vantage updates. Most of there page templates are broken.
There is no reason I must sit and wait on a developer who is not responding and for a product that I paid my hard earned cash. I will be requesting a full refund.

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5 stars
Great theme and great support !
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Highly recommended not only for the great theme but above all for the reactivity of the support team !

Thanks for this great job and for your permanent support

5 stars
Nice and easy
By -

Bfinder is a great theme with lots of options. Great and nice support

5 stars
Beautiful theme with tons of options
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I found Bfinder a beautiful theme that offers a whole variety of options. Spartec is good at providing with any assistance and tutorials especially with rookies like myself :)Good work.

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5 stars
A great theme but more important, great support!
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There are a lot of good themes around but this one also offers great support!

Had a small issue which I raised and had a reply within an hour and issue fixed.

Highly recommend this one.

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5 stars
The awesome transformation for Vantage
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This theme is awesome. The way that you change the look of Vantage and the posibilities is, again, awesome. But the first most important thing is your support.

I am a satisfied customer we highly recommend you!

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5 stars
Bfinder is simplely the Best
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Bfinder is worth much more than 595$ theme i bought from a company i wont mention here but thanks to spartac for giving us Bfinder for just 49$. I said (us) because i know you will buy Bfinder too. I personally call it (My Gold) because it only child theme that ever worked for me after trying i0 other child themes. We all swim right? and know when you are swimming and sinking, meaning you are about to die then boom !!! someone came out from nowhere to rescue you trust me you will never forget that person in your whole life, thats what Bfinder made me feel right now. Dont think twice buy it and start your dream blog or site, If you have any question dont worry, Spartac knows everything. He dont sleep, if you think am lying check his status you will see that green button means his always online 365 days 24 hours and if you didnt see the green button, he might be trying to caught some doritos at the store, just leave him a message and you are all done. For you also to know am not paid to write this check my site http://www.eventsandbusiness.com its new dont expect to see much but you can also post your events and business to be found around the world. Bfinder came to my rescue

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 Comments (221)

  • wzoj

    Spartac,

    Excelente tema filho! Em breve irei comprar o meu!

  • anuraagv

    Hi Spartac

    Excellent work from you again. Very tempting to buy it, just have a quick question I am using your other theme Directory, how much work is involved in moving from Directory theme to Bfinder? And is there any discount for customers who have purchased Directory?

    Anurag

    • author
      spartac

      Hi Anurah,
      Thank you for your kind words, we appreciate it and we try always to come up with better stuff.
      It depends on how much you edited directory theme, if you didnt customize any core code of directory, It will not take more than 5 mins to switch to Bfinder, Only activate it and setup its own home page settings.
      Regarding the discount, for now there is not, I will have to speak with appthemes whether we can provide a coupon code for our existing customers and I’ll get back to you. (appthemes are in charge to create discount coupon codes)
      Best regards

      • anuraagv

        Thanks I have not made any customization on Directory theme so it shpuld be OK. Just one more question I plan to use Mapsupreme plugin to show all listings on main page my question is is it compatible to BF?

        Anurag

        • author
          spartac

          Thanks Anurag
          In this case, everything would be alright, but a backup before you activate BF would be good.
          Yes,mapsupreme is compatible with BF
          Best regards

  • zonapublicar

    I just bought this and it taking me hours to install i dont know why

  • zonapublicar

    Yes everything seem to be fine now but there is some advertizement i cant remove, am sending you the login now

  • dozenhostcc

    Lovely theme. does it work with Confirm Email?

  • zonapublicar

    i bought this yesterday and shit is not working well and no one seem to care? i know you probably make a lot of money this and 49$ seem to be nothing but i value my time. i have been sitting here since yesterday trying to get this done. i even have to buy another plugins somewhere to help me but still not working? all i need is to let the map working i bought a new map plugin since the one that came with this theme is not working for. is it even a crime to ask for help ?

    • author
      spartac

      I replied you all here, so please let’s keep it there as here it’s not place for support.
      http://forums.appthemes.com/bfinder/just-bought-84284/page-2/#post352071
      Also, you should not to use such words as I told you I would assist you until You be happy, so there is nothing and we value your time as we value ours.
      You said before that You are new here and you just got your vantage and bfinder theme and without any reading of docs of vantage or browsing in the forums you started calling them ” problems” yet they are simply lack of UI ease. but this is out work here to help you to setup your site like our demos .
      The map works on the theme, give me a while, I will make your site like the demo.

      -In the end, if you’ll still don’t feel happy , You can contact appthemes asking for refund , we don’t want it to happen not for the $49 but we don’t like to disapoint anyone of our good customers.

      now please let’s keep it in the forums,You’ll get the support you need.
      Regards

  • wzoj

    Gostaria de ganhar um presente ou um desconto especial.

    Já comprei os seguintes temas seus Spartac:

    Koupon;
    Directory;
    Discounty;
    Flaton;
    eClassify;

    Não mereço?

    • author
      spartac

      You certainly deserve my friend 🙂
      I will see with appthemes to create a special discount code for you, unless, we would ask you to purchase it full price and we give you back the discount by paypal
      Cheers

  • zonapublicar

    Mr, spartac advice me what you want me to do now, i bought this child theme and map is not working for 3 days now, what should i do ? we all know how exciting it feels when you buy a new thing. and how it feels after the thing don’t work. i dont want much from you, all i need is my map working and thats all. site cant be use if map is not working. you told me you will fix it but 3 days now. you asked me to tell my hosting to disable the cache it done long ago but still not working.

  • zonapublicar

    Ok sir thanks, i replied check it please, thanks for your efforts

    • author
      spartac

      Thanks for your reply.
      I replied you back and the issue is fixed, please confirm here so other users see that there is no issue
      Cheers

  • zonapublicar

    Yes man, to anyone reading comments , its my duty to apologize to spartac and other Bfinder child theme users, that i had some issues and you know know how it is to buy a new car and cant drive it, but now spartac has finished and resolved my issues, so Bfinder is fully working child theme for Vantage. I really appreciate your help spartac, eventsandbusiness.com you can publish your business and events. Thanks to Bfinder.

  • elleirfan

    I like to have tabs layout on home page but It would be nice to have Categories layout when CATEGORIES BUTTON is clicked. Can we do that?

    • author
      spartac

      Hi,
      Yes it’s very possible, there is a page template for that, You set the home page to “tabs layout” than go to pages => create a new page => assign ” categories template” and save the page.
      Regards

      • elleirfan

        thats awesome. thanks.
        is there any way we can add slider in header to show slide show in other pages instead of Map and feature slider?

        • author
          spartac

          There is revslider plugin included in Bfinder, You can display slider in the header of the home page instead of the map or featured slider.

  • kailer86

    Hi Spartac,

    I just bought this theme. However, the feature slider does not work. Please have a look at it. Second, how do I change the navigation blue background?

    • author
      spartac

      Hi Kailer,
      You have to navigate Bfinder theme settings => Slider settings => enable it.
      There are there all what you need to change the navigation background and more, just spend sometime browsing the options
      For other questions, create a new threada in the forums.appthemes.com/bfinder we would support you better.
      Regards

  • André

    spartac,

    Does Bfinder support order by businesses in the front end (Default, Highest Rating, Most Ratings, …, Random)? And list/Grid layout presentation?

    Can the map icon be customized/substituted?

    Regards,
    André

    • author
      spartac

      Hi André,
      The only available sort options are in the demos, they are actually provided by vantage framework and Bfinder is only displaying them as it is.
      There is a list grid layout available
      The map icon can be overwritten in the images folder, there is no admin option for that, but saving another icon with the same name as the actual ones will do the trick.
      Regards

  • wzoj

    Spartac, não recebi o cupom de desconto que você tinha falado que iria me enviar.

    • author
      spartac

      We will have to send you the discount manually since it’s hard to create coupon codes.I’ll pm me in while with instructions

  • elleirfan

    Is there any CLAIM LISTING Button on your theme?

    • author
      spartac

      Hi,
      our theme is a child theme for Vantage theme (by appthemes). so for bfinder to work, vantage must be installed which already have the claim listing functions and button .
      Regards

  • elleirfan

    thanks for your quick reply.
    i was wondering, for ‘create new listing and create new event’ button if i want to keep the same style as ‘vantage’ would it be possible? or would bfinder override the button style to ‘greyish’ kind of button.??

    • author
      spartac

      Hi
      yes it’s possible but still requires a very basic css skills , copying vantage buttons styles into Bfinder style.css file.
      Regards

  • rickim

    Tenho interesse no tema bfinder para o Vanatge, e queria saber se o autor teria como fazer um tema parecido para o classipress,com um detalhe os anuncios relacionados poderiam ser em slides igual o marketplace do appthemes.

    english:
    I am interested in theme bfinder for Vantage , and was wondering if the author would make a similar theme to ClassiPress , with a detail related ads Could be the same appthemes Market Place of characteristics .

    • author
      spartac

      Hi Rickim
      thank you for being interested in our theme.
      for now there is no plan to make a bfinder-like classipress theme. but who know, I will talk to my dev team and we see what we can do.
      for now, the only one available is vantage child theme
      Regards

  • Daniel

    Spartac,

    This theme is awesome. The way that you change the look of Vantage and the posibilities is, again, awesome. But the first most important thing is your support. I had a problem installing the theme but your response was immediate, solving all my own installation errors.

    I am a satisfied customer we highly recommend you!

    • author
      spartac

      Hi Daniel
      I really appreciate all your words. and I would be glad if you can copy/paste them into the reviews tab here marketplace.appthemes.com/child-themes/vantage/bfinder/#reviews
      I am happy I could help You.
      best regards

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  • braneg

    Hello.. I just have bought this child theme and I would like to know how to enable the map?? Thanks

    • author
      spartac

      Hi Braneg
      go to widgets -> drop the widget ” multiple listings/events map to the sidebar listing top sidebar
      Cheers

      • braneg

        I did Spartac already and doesn’t work? I tried all options. Also pictures doesn’t appear in section: “News and StoriesFrom our blog” from my posts (blog). Regards from Spain.

  • questkev

    I am using another child theme, my vantage membership is expired n have to renew at $29 which i dont wanna spend now. so my question is, will this child theme work with vantage 1.3.2 (cant upgrade to 1.3.4 at the moment)

  • jjadkins2112

    I just purchased Bfinder and it is an awesome app. I have a couple questions and decided to post them here since It will not allow me to post in support forums. First question (or issue), is that I have the map widget for individual listings in place however it only shows a white screen and get directions from is not working. I noticed this was an issue with earlier post however no resolve was posted. Is there a setting that I am missing to make this functional? Also, I have my categories listed on the home page and I would like to list the subcategories under the icon like I saw in the demo. Can you tell me where to add these to? Lastly, does Appthemes have a place to download free icons or images? I thought I saw a link when I was reading in the forums however I am unable to locate it. Thanks for the help and once again, awesome template!

    • author
      spartac

      Hi,
      The support forums are locked you can post questions via email to support @ jobthemes.com (mentioning your username)
      Email admin access so we can look at the map issue.
      you can set how many subcategories to show by editing vantage settings (go to wp admin => settings => listings )
      Thanks alot for the kind words 🙂
      Regards

    • author
      spartac

      About the images and icons, there is not in appthemes but I think You can google it there are alot freebies, or google that thread in the forums.

  • leadology

    hi spartac my friend. i just purchased this bfinder theme and am wondering about the revslider. you know how i love them in your themes right? can the map on homepage be replaced by revslider and still leave featured listings in place moving like eclassify? also where else can i put revslider since i am familiar with eclassifiy. thank you spartac and have a great day, mark;-)

    • author
      spartac

      Hi Mark
      thank you for purchasing our theme.
      There is an option for the revslider to be placed there, so just activate it in bfinder theme settings and create a new slider to put there, also it’s optional to activate the map there whilst the featured slider can be still placed there
      You’ll need to spend few minutes on the bfinder theme settings panel
      there is no process to switch from directory to bfinder, just activate the theme and change the additional settings
      Regards

  • leadology

    Interested in switching one of my new sites under construction from directory to bfinder. directory is already loaded into the site. what is the best way to proceed with changing from directory to bfinder pleaae? thank you;-)

  • soukilman

    Look very great. Is this compatible with vantage 1.3.x?
    Thanks.

  • leadology

    the revslider is not displaying in the positions i need like on eclassify. they are named but i have not been able to get them to turn on. i need the header spot and the footer spot to work for 728×90. the main slider is working fine. are there instructions somewhere telling how to do this? as you know, i also like the top right with 468×60. thanks for your help spartac;-)

    • author
      spartac

      Hi
      Bfinder or directory placs arent the same as Eclassify theme.
      Also bfinder doesnt have header spot (on top right for the moment)only one under the search area
      All the other fields work the same as our other themes, which means you need to place – manualy – the code of the revslider inside each php file to display the revslider accordingly.
      I will respond to you by email since we no longer provide support here.
      Regards

      • leadology

        i’m sorry, your answer makes no sense to me. with the revslider, the default positions are the same as when it is packaged with directory and on my install the top right header area had a banner already in it. the only response i have gotten was a few days ago telling me the work might be extensive and you might charge me. this is not fair since your inference to revslider usage in this theme is the same as in directory and for the record, i am not a fan of the new “support” by email. the forum support from spartac has been superior and i have told the community that many times. i need a solution here please. we are trying to run a business. oh and btw, the background pattern options seem to have no affect. i can’t get them to work like the other 5-6 themes i have purchased from you.

        • author
          spartac

          Hi Mark
          did you get the revslider to work on directory theme, the way you want?
          if so, there would be no problem, we can help you to make it work on bfinder as they are almost the same.
          I just mentioned that because you said ” eclassify” which is classipress child theme, but in case it worked perfectly for you on directory theme, so no need to worry.
          Support by email is much better than the forums, it’s the same process, You post a question and we answer it and you know how fast we do. either by email or forums.. and since appthemes locked our forums it’s harder to provide support here in the comments we would need private data and so, and the PM in the forums isnt a good place ( to keep track of the old conversation).. so just instead of sending PMs, send the email, Your details would remain confidential and we can track the conversation easily (it helps us to help you faster)
          By the way, we don’t use the traditional email system but an improved mailing support provided by helpscout.

          Spartac is me, and it’s the same one that answers you by email.
          Pm your admin access + url so I can see the patter option.
          Everything will be alright. the way you like.Mark

          • leadology

            thank you spartac;-) what i meant was the same revslider positions on bfinder are the same default on eclassify so i am sorry for the confusion. i want sliders like i have on my eclassify installs. meaning the slider banner is working fine but i need the top right header, banner below the main slider and footer banner. those spots help pay the bills;-) i will set up an admin for you and send you the information. thank you sir and have a great day, mark;-)

          • author
            spartac

            Email the admin creds to support @ jobthemes.com
            BTW, The support questions are never a bother or interuptions to us, we are still the same folks, Mark 🙂
            Best regards

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