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.
  • Home page Advanced widgets: Choose how you want the home page to display. Listings by Category, Listing by Tag, Latest listings with slider/big grids or small ones, Categories list with icons, images or a simple list, Featured listings slider, Blog posts slider and many more options.
  • Boxed or full width: Bfinder now has 2 main layouts, Either boxed or full width.there is an option in the backed
  • 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,..)
  • Header widgetized area: You can display selected categories to display on the header, or customize it with HTML Blocks and elements.
  • 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.
  • Master slider (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 !
  • 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 javascript: 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 4.X+: 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.

2.0.0 – 03/01/2019
– Upgrade the whole theme to be compatible with Vantage 4.X
– Fixed responsiveness
– Added home page options (Master slider, Custom content,Listings categories)
– Migrated the theme options framework
– Added advanced widgets
– Added translation plugin
– Added related coupons
– Fixed css bugs since last release

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

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 Comments (222)

  • rapidweb

    Hi,

    I’m now using your child theme “Directory” and wish to switch to this one. Two quick questions:

    1) Any discount for an existing user?
    2) In Directory, we can place adds “inside” of a listing. I can’t see it in your demo for Bfinder. Can we do it too? I’m referring to an add spot in the middle of the listing (under add to favorites, claim listings button). Not to the header footer or sidebar areas.

    • author
      spartac

      Hi,
      Thank you for being interested in our theme 🙂
      Regarding the discount, although appthemes arent providing any for now , but we would give be happy to give you you back $10 by paypal if you purchase bfinder.
      Bfinder has all the features of directory theme, and the ads between the listings option is one of them, we just didn’t activate it for the demo, but it’s there .
      Regards

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  • henrykhong

    Hi Spartac,

    Just bought the theme but when installing, gave me this message:
    “The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini.”.
    Please advise what should I do? I am pretty new in WordPress!

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  • owendoo

    Hi,
    Is it possible to display the blog’s articles at the top of the home page instead of the bottom ?

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    • author
      spartac

      Hi Owendoo,
      There is no option for that, but with moving some codes in a code file, You would be able to.
      Cheers

      • owendoo

        Hi Spartac,
        Is this a big job to move the codes in order to have the blog post at the top of the page (to display the deals and messages of the week) ?
        Do you do the personnalisation of your themes ?

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        • author
          spartac

          Hi Owendoo,
          Do you mean the blog posts of the home page? please explain more so I see how i can help you better
          Cheers

  • diegossc

    Hi! Great Theme!
    I need to activate the revolution slider only for the homepage. How can i deactivate it for all the inner pages?

    Regadrs!

  • jim

    Does bfinder work with buddypress? Thanks

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      spartac

      Bfinder is a child theme of vantage, so you should check out if vantage works with buddypress. as i Know, it’s working partially, it needs some adjustements to fit.
      Cheers

  • leonila2

    Hi I just bought b finder and I would like to know how I get rid of this message he ‘Bfinder – Single Listing/Event Map’ widget must only be used on the ‘Single Listing Sidebar’ or ‘Single Event Sidebar’

    I also would like to know how I can change the word business to school where ever it appears on the theme.

    I also want to know how I can edit/change the home page.

    Thanks for your help.

    • author
      spartac

      Hi Leo,
      Thank you for purchasing our theme.
      you go to wp admin => appearance => widgets => remove all the widgets named ” single listing” from the sidebars and place it only on the single listing or event sidebar.
      There is no option in vantage theme to change the word business to school without editing the core codes of the framework ( this is related to vantage). but if you follow a fake translation from english to english, you can do it easily,
      please follow this tutorial showing how to edit Resume to CV without editing anything else.
      this tutorial works for jobroller, you can use the same technique for vantage too .

      http://forums.appthemes.com/jobroller-general-discussion/change-resume-cv-poedit-file-28839/#post146734

      – to change the layout of the home page, you go to bfinder the me settings => home layout. edit the available options then save settings.
      Best ergards

  • leonila2

    I am trying to use Bfinder and Vantage to build an online directory. I must say Bfinder gives vantage the sleek look that I like. I have chosen homepage layout with the thumbnails which I think looks the best but I need your help with a few things

    1. How do I make the thumbnails at least a third smaller?
    2. How do I also get a slider below the search Bar section showing posts that I will make in the blog and their featured photos and title.
    3. I also would like to have a sidebar on the homepage with our twitter and facebook feeds as well as sidebar adverts. How do I get that?
    4. The blog posts showing on the home page are not displaying well the excerpt is jumbled, how do I just show posts featured photo and title only?

    I am building this as a novice and learning so much as I go along so any help you can offer i would really appreciate.

    Looking forward to your continued great support.

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  • parminder singh

    Hi,

    Loved your theme, I’m new to these theme business…do I need to buy the vantage theme and then this theme to start a website….or I can can start the website with this child theme only. Do help so that I can review and purchase at the earliest.

    • author
      spartac

      Hi,
      thank you for your words.
      Yes you need to install vantage theme first to use our theme, it’s its child theme, you will be using a combo of tens of options and features of both themes. also you receive double support and double updates.
      Cheers

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  • owendoo

    yes, I would like to use the blog posts to display deals and local infos of the week at the top (after the map) to be visible ( with the same disposition than the listings and the events -grid or list-)

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    • author
      spartac

      Yes owendoo, it’s possible but it still requires some custom mods, there is a code of the blog posts carousel you need to move from the home layout to the header.
      It’s not hard, but it takes few minutes though.
      Cheers

  • applej

    Hello:

    Great theme. However, I do have a few questions:
    1. Does the blog allow categories and sub-categories?
    2. Can ad boxes be placed on the homepage?
    3. Can 1 ad box rotate different ads? If not, is there a compatible plugin?
    4. Can the header space be made larger so that it could fit our logo and a picture?

    Thank you.

    • author
      spartac

      Hi,
      Thank you for your kind words.
      1- Yes the blog allows that.
      2- do you mean advertising spots?. yes it can, but there are specific areas, in case you want them on other ones, you’ll have to place them directly to the core code, we can show you where.
      3- if case you want a larger header so all the layout should be larger to include that header.but if you mean you want to increase the height, yes it’s possible.

      Cheers

  • owendoo

    in which file can I do that ?
    Do I have to create another child theme to change the code, or can I change it directly on the original (or uste Jetpack)?

    • author
      spartac

      You can modify the file directly on bfinder , but keep the changes backed up to not lose them when you update bfinder next time.
      The files you work on are :
      header.php and va-home-columns.php
      if you don’t have the skills enough to do that, You can hire a developer at codeable.io
      Cheers

  • leonila2

    Hi spartac

    I asked questions above that were not answered. Can you please answer them and also do you offer paid personalisation of your theme?

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  • parminder singh

    Hi,

    1. Is there a way to add a advertisement roller/ rotater in the home page?
    2. I have seen that in the restaurant page there is just one image visible, can we add multiple photo of the restaurant and the photo can move as slideshow?
    3. There are 4 Home page layouts, where can I see a demo of each layout?(screenshot will be helpful)
    4. Is it possible to have the directory child theme layout such as in the link (http://i62.tinypic.com/snmr1i.jpg) in the bfinder?

    Thanks in advance

    Parminder Singh

  • Shane

    Hi Spartac,

    Just purchased BFinder and love it, however I have one issue I can’t seem to resolve.

    I cannot get the map to display on the Home Page. It displays correctly on listings search pages but not home.
    Can you point me in the right direction as I know it must be something simple I am missing.
    I have placed in ‘List Page Top Sidebar’

    Also can I ask if BFinder supports the Vantage ‘Header Sidebar’? I do not see in header.php file and nothing happens when content placed in widget area.

    Thanks again
    Shane

    URL: https://www.irishpubhub.com/

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      spartac

      Hi Shane,
      have you enabled the header map on bfinder settings and added it to the widgets?
      bfinder supports the header sidebar (under the search bar )
      Cheers

  • Shane

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    [Also can I ask if BFinder supports the Vantage ‘Header Sidebar’? I do not see in header.php file and nothing happens when content placed in widget area.]

    I resolved by adding code manually from Vantage Header.php

    • author
      spartac

      Ah, you meant the top header. it should be supported, I checked out the file header.php and I didnt find the code as well, we will add it. I am still not sure how it was removed
      I am glad you resolved it 🙂
      Regards

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  • Shane

    Thanks Spartac,

    I don’t see the option to enable header map in BFinder options?

  • Shane

    Me again,

    Another issue I have spotted is that, I am using Map Supreme and its grouped icons do not work with BFinder. All pins displayed individually.

    I have also used a custom ‘Featured Pin’ which is not displaying.

    And while I’m at it 😀

    In BFinder options there is an option to use different Featured ribbon, but this is only displaying Sponsored and will not change to any of the other options.

    That’s it for now 😀

    Thanks again.

  • Shane

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    [In BFinder options there is an option to use different Featured ribbon, but this is only displaying Sponsored and will not change to any of the other options.]

    I thought it was for the featured slider.

  • bucketoftongues

    I am using Bfinder but can’t figure out how to work the Slider. Are there any instructions for how to operate it?

    • author
      spartac

      can you send the url by email support @ jobthemes.com ?
      I will send back the instructions to you.
      Best regards

  • jasongeek

    I can’t see the social icons with my smartphone in the demo. They are hidden behind the search bar.

    • author
      spartac

      Can you keep in touch with us by email to support @ jobthemes .com ?
      post your url? or if you havent purchased and used our theme, what’s your smartphone resolution?
      Best regards

      • jasongeek

        Sure I’ll keep in touch. I haven’t bought the theme yet. I was viewing the demo. I have an LG Leon Android Smart Phone. Not sure about the resolution.

        Sincerely,
        Jason Hayes

  • jasongeek

    Is there a way to bump it down so they can be seen in the mobile css?

  • gotbest

    Great child theme for vantage! I would like to purchase this child theme, but can this theme work with 3 of plugins below:
    User locator
    AutoSuggest
    QR code widget

    Can you create a vantage plugin that could set to grab only the visitor’s city name instead of grabbing all information such as street name, city, state, country, zip code using HTML5 geolocation API? Make the city locator plugin work with standard vantage theme and bfinder / directory child theme. That would be a popular vantage plugin for sure. Thanks.

  • clintlala

    @spartac, my map not showing up. please help me. http://elist.ng

  • clintlala

    Also help me with the amazing “Create a free account
    Promote your business” that show up before the footer

  • lamy

    Hi,

    Could you please advise and share on public what have been changer to show the map ? I Have the same issue after updating to new version.
    Thanaks

    • author
      spartac

      HI lamy,
      I have just uninstalled bfinder and installed it again.
      There is an option in the advanced settings of bfinder which says ” default mode” , set it to either grid or list, if you select no option, it will cause the conflict. we will avoid it in the next update
      Cheers

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