Flatter

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Overview

Flatter is an elegant responsive child theme for Clipper and part of our “flat design” series themes that include FlatPress for ClassiPress, FlatPage for Vantage and FlatRoller for JobRoller. With minimal graphics the pages load much quicker which is just great for any website.

The look of coupon listing and single pages has been revamped to give them an ultra-modern feel. The homepage features options to enable grid view, tabbed view (choose categories or stores to display in the tabs), and full-width. The child theme comes with 11 colour schemes(!) and with dual navigation option that can be used to better manage your website. Not only that, there are practically just a couple of background images in the whole theme, which means and upgrade in look is firmly coupled with an upgrade in performance.

Moreover, it is possible to hide any widgets for mobile devices to improve load times and prevent the page from being too long, which is pretty much unique for any theme!

All in all, the child theme is a complete package for your successful WordPress powered coupon site – Flatter is better! Check out Flatter being (customised and) used in live environment on DomainPromo.com!

Key Features:

  • Fully responsive child theme
  • Elegant flat design with 11 colour schemes!
  • Homepage options for grid view, tabbed view and full width page
  • Force Open Affiliate Links: Make sure visitors never bypass your external/coupon affiliate links!
  • Dual Navigation: Extra navigation area below header with mega menus for stores and categories!
  • Choose between Responsive CSS menu or HTML Select menu for primary navigation!
  • Display store thumbnail showcase on homepage!
  • Display store and category mega menus in the primary navigation
  • Different button colors for each coupon type
  • Theme options page to manage the look and feel of the website
  • Hide unwanted widgets on mobile devices!
  • Compatible with Clipper 1.6.4
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this child theme responsive? 
    Yes the theme is fully responsive
  • What is unique in this child theme?
    We have completely refreshed the look from the default Clipper layout. The Flatter child theme layout is based on Flat Design, which practically means there are very few images used in the design, improving the performance on all devices. With the use of mobile phones for browsing websites ever increasing, the real icing on the cake comes in the form of the option to prevent each widget from displaying on mobile devices (not hiding it using CSS), which will keep the pages tidy and improve performance further
  • Do you plan to create more child themes along the same lines?
    Yes, we subsequently launched FlatPress for ClassiPressFlatPage for Vantage, and FlatRoller for JobRoller, so the customers can have consistent branding if they use more than one theme from AppThemes
  • How do I show more then 10 coupons on the homepage?
    Open SettingsReading page in your WP admin back end, and you can change the “Blog pages show at most” setting from 10 to another number, and that should reflect on your site.
  • How do I show grid view on the stores page?
    Open taxonomy-stores.php file in wp-content/themes/flatter/ folder and find replace all instances of the following code:
    <div class="box-holder">
    with:
    <div class="box-holder grid">
  • How do I update the theme manually?
    To update, you should extract the Zip file locally and overwrite the contents in the /wp-contents/themes/flatter/ folder. I always rename the new version folder from flatter to flatter-new on my computer and once it’s uploaded on the server, just quickly rename the older version from flatter to flatter-old and the new one from flatter-new back to flatter. This way the switching takes the minimum amount of time and also you can roll back to the older version just in case the new one doesn’t work out.

Installation

  • Extract zip in the /wp-content/themes/ directory.
  • Activate the theme through the ‘Appearance’ menu in WordPress.
  • Go to Clipper → Flatter Settings → General to setup overall site options.
  • Go to Clipper → Flatter Settings → Homepage to setup options for homepage including “grid view”, “tabbed view” and “full width”.

Support Policy

From February 2015, support will only be available via email from our email address .

Before you email us, please make sure you have browsed/searched through product forum for the answer to your question, and have read through the Support FAQs below:

Support FAQs

  • What kind of support is offered with a purchased product?
    Your product purchase includes one year of access to premium support via email and one year or free updates. Beyond that, you will need to renew your subscription year on year for around 30% of the product price. Support covers issues such as bug fixes (if any) under normal operation, how to use basic product features, very basic WordPress help, and help with very basic theme customisaton. If you need more advanced modifications please consider hiring a developer to do it for you.
  • Will you provide help with small modifications?
    If you need to do small modifications, you may get help from us as long as they are reasonable in number and nature. If you have a lot of such modifications, please consider paid developer help.
  • What kind of help would be unreasonable to ask?
    This is not an easy question to answer. We are here to ensure that the product you purchased works as intended by us and serves its purpose on your website. That means if it doesn’t work for you, we can step in and help you with it. However, it is when there are no issues with the functioning of the product and all you want is help with modification, that demands start getting unreasonable.
    As mentioned before, we don’t mind helping with modifications, but we also expect you to have tried everything to do it yourself. In other words, we expect you to have tried all the settings in your theme, ensured that the issue relates to the product in question, searched through legacy product support forum, and looked around on Google for the answer to your questions before approaching us. Please bear in mind that one theme, one child theme and a few plugins can get you only so far, and you will probably need to make changes to the code of your website to add functionality, change design and personalise it. In case of too many modifications, we will politely ask you to seek paid help.
  • I am using one of your child themes. I am having an issue with it.
    Please make sure the issue is really with the child theme by activating the parent theme and checking if the problem gets solved. Also please make sure you have tested all the settings in parent theme and child theme, sometimes the answer is right in there! Send us an email if the issue still persists.
  • I am using one of your child themes. I need help with customisation.
    As a pre-requisite, you are going to need a basic understanding of HTML & CSS to start customising the layout and style of your theme. To dig deeper PHP knowledge, specifically to WordPress, will help as well. The WordPress Codex is a great place to start learning. For CSS changes related to text colour, background colour, fonts, etc, please consider using the Firebug extension. A simple Google search returns many good text/video tutorials.
  • Do you offer paid WordPress development services?
    Yes we do depending on our work schedule. You can always run your requirements by us via email.

Change log

4.0.1 (16/12/2016)

CHANGES:
- Made compatible with Clipper 1.6.4.


4.0 (09/08/2016)

FIXES:
- Bumped version to 4.0 to prevent auto-update issues with another theme called Flatter


1.4.5 (11/02/2016)

FIXES:
- Made expiry date field optional in the front end forms

NEW:
- Made compatible with Clipper 1.6.3


1.4.4 (21/11/2015)

FIXES:
- Notice appearing on menu screen on admin panel
- Scroll bar appearing on coupon popup after clicking copy button

CHANGES:
- Improved method that handles homepage tabs


1.4.3 (15/10/2015)

FIXES:
- Fixed notice appearing on homepage in non-tabbed view
- Fixed CSS issue with "Email Coupon" form
- Fixed CSS issue with Promotion button and tooltip
- Fixed CSS issue with search box in Safari browser


1.4.2 (30/09/2015)

FIXES:
- Fixed description showing in grid view if single coupon links were disabled

CHANGES:
- Changed coupon CTA box to use template instead of function
- Removed unused functions


1.4.1 (26/09/2015)

FIXES:
- Fixed homepage pagination in normal (non-tabbed) view
- Fixed description showing in grid view if single coupon links were disabled
- Fixed "top" link showing out of place when pagination does not display in grid mode

CHANGES:
- Changed minimum requirement for Clipper to 1.6


1.4.0 (18/09/2015)

FIXES:
- Fixed "My Orders" page throwing error
- Fixed menu icon not showing on mobile devices
- Fixed font icon issues on single coupon page
- Other CSS fixes

CHANGES:
- Button hover mechanism to become colour agnostic

NEW:
- Grid view for the homepage
- Tabbed layout mechanism for the homepage using navigation menus
- Full-width option for the homepage
- Minimum Clipper requirement notice added to admin back end


1.3.1 (26/08/2015)

FIXES:
- Homepage comment box popup not appearing properly on mobile devices
- Loop box height issues on mobile devices

CHANGES:
- Made compatible with WordPress 4.3 and Clipper 1.6.1
- Enqueued Google font instead of using CSS @import

NEW:
- Added support for new password generator introduced in WordPress 4.3


1.3.0 (01/05/2015)

FIXES:
- Escaped output of function add_query_arg() to prevent XSS security vulnerability
- Fixed image responsiveness in coupon list view
- Fixed homepage pagination links
- Fixed store thumbnails not opening on iOS browsers 
- Fixed a host of CSS bugs 
- Fixed compatibility issues with Ad Scroller plugin
- Fixed notice on Hide on Mobile checkbox in widgets

CHANGES:
- Combined loop codes for all archive views 
- Replaced theme screenshot image 
- Changed filenames in /includes/ folder 
- Cleaned up admin options page

NEW:
- Made Flatter compatible with Clipper 1.6
- Added wide screen layout option
- Added options to restrict numbers, hide empty instances of and order categories and stores in mega menu 
- Added option to hide category / tags section from a coupon archive view 
- Disabled core stylesheets automatically when child theme is active


1.2.4     Fixed CSS issues
          Removed legacy code
          Fixed displaying of expired coupon info on search result page
          Amended header tags to make it more SEO friendly on the blog
1.2.3     Fixed bug causing the expiry date to show twice and other styling issues
1.2.2     Made compatible with Clipper 1.5.1
          Added option to force open affiliate link
          Removed the redundant "Popup Solution" to use the new solution in Clipper 
1.2.1     Added Popup Solution to fix the Chrome Blank Page issue with Clipper 1.5 mentioned here.
          Fixed CSS Bugs
          Improved options with homepage store thumbnail showcase and store/category mega menus
1.2.0     Major Update:
          Added 10 more colour schemes
          Added "Dual Navigation (DN)" mode to add extra navigation
          Added mega menus for stores and categories in DN mode
          Added store thumbnail showcase on the homepage
          Fixed CSS bugs
1.1.0     Made fully compatible with Clipper 1.5
1.0.0     Initial release version (at the time of Clipper 1.4)

18 reviews of “Flatter

5 stars
Flatter The Best Theme for coupon sites
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Flatter theme is the best child theme for coupon sites,
I am using it for the past 2 month,
I don’t no any coding, I flowed their instruction and activated
the theme in to my word press,
But it will helpful for newbies if you create and provide video about
how to upload and active the Flatter theme

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4.5 stars
Nice theme
By -

This is exactly what I was looking. Two advises – need to add more comments on codes and more customization options in theme colors (every single part, that is involve with color, can be added separately to .css file).

5 stars
Simply the best coupon theme
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As a customer of Flatter and an experienced coupon marketer who works with hundreds of coupon sites both in the US and in Canada, I can easily say that Flatter has the best design that provides a better UI and UX. I was able to enchance the theme with CouponJoy plugin and Coupon Filter, which can also be found on this marketplace. Additionally, the tabbed homepage design makes it easy for you to monetise your website.

A+++++

3.5 stars
Great theme
By -

The theme is great but support seems poor. I´ve been waiting almost a week for a solution to add more or edit the current social icons on the coupon sharing function.

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5 stars
Not importing Coupons to the right stores
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is anyone else getting this problem? I am using the linkshare importer plugin and it uploadeds 1and.com coupons to the myhosting.com domain coupons. I have to manually go in and make corrections.

Also how many domains can i use this theme on does anyone know? I dont want to pay 29.99 to find out

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5 stars
nice theme
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It is a really good theme. But it needs some extra functions.

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4 stars
Good
By -

It’s good but need some modification to optimize Google pagespeed insight. So much CSS and Javascript is above the fold.

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5 stars
great childtheme
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Nice looking theme , but the coupon pop-up dont work and still no help to solve this

5 stars
Great child theme
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This theme seems to add the finishing touches to Clipper. I’m happy with the results. Though I haven’t needed to contact the author for support, reading through the forums makes me comfortable that he responds pretty quickly to anything that arises. Two thumbs up.

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5 stars
GREAT THEME FOR CLIPPER!
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This added some much needed life (IMO) to clipper. It changed a lot without changing everything, if that makes any sense. I am very happy. Best money I have spent on an add-on this far. Thank you!

5 stars
Great theme.!!
By -

Nice Theme. I got the theme which I was searching for it.

4 stars
Nice Theme
By -

I bought this theme few days back and it’s really good… coupons look better with flatter, featured stores another great display. Most important I bought this theme for forced open affiliate link feature. If your coupon theme is not using it then you are loosing more then 50% of your revenue.

I don’t know why clipper removed this feature, it’s essential and without it there is no point in running coupon site.

If flatter can add few basic features it will be great…

1) automatically copy coupon code to clipboard when people click on show coupons.

2) when people click on show coupon code it opens a new tab with affiliate link, problem is people are going there first. Tab should open but people should remain on coupon site where they can copy coupons or share coupons first.

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5 stars
Great Theme!
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This is a great theme. Thanks!

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2 people like this.
5 stars
Nice theme, Good support
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Very nice and clean theme. One of the biggest advantages that Mohsin helps when problem appears.
With Flatter you can force to open affiliate links together with lightbox. So when Clipper developers still strugling to fix that Mohsin did he’s job. Thank you for this nice theme.

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5 stars
Nice looking theme with good additional functions
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Using the flatter theme and it definitely looks like a major facelift to the boring standard clipper design. Moreover, there are some additional functionality added to make the theme well worth it. If you are looking at a better looking coupon site, flatter is definitely a good one to try.

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5 stars
Flatter theme for Clipper review
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I echo the comments in previous reviews. It would be great if the developer considered including different color schemes in v2 – that would be great. Impressive for a first release – all the functionality is working as expected. Good job.

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5 stars
Just what I have been waiting for!
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Really nice clean theme – well coded – I too wished the colour scheme was a bit more flexible… it certainly is worth the money IMHO!

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5 stars
Great looking child theme
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This is a very clean and well designed child theme and top all that its responsive!

The only draw back from me is that you cant change the colors to suit your need in backend.other than that top marks.

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 Comments (481)

  • kenweill

    Hello.

    Is it safe to remove the block of codes under ?
    The codes are found on content-coupon.php, content-search-post.php, single-coupon.php and actions.php.

    Via those code blocks, author name and usernames is viewed on view-source of the website.
    Recently, my plugin is detecting a huge brute force attack on my website. At first, I didn’t know how these attackers know my username. Not until I tried to search for “author” on the source code (view-source) on my website.

    Usernames are under the block of code . I tried to install different plugins to hide author info but none of them work for this theme/child theme. Those plugins, i think is used to hide author on front end but it doesn’t hide author/usernames from view-source.

    Now, I wanted to remove author/username info even on view-source. If I delete the block of codes under on 4 php files, will it affect the functionality of the website?

    This is more like a security issue, displaying the usernames of the one’s posting the coupon on the website.

    Thanks.

    • kenweill

      Codes under div class=”author vcard”.

      Not sure why it doesn’t display on my post.

    • author
      Mohsin

      Hi there,

      It shouldn’t affect the functionality. The usernames were added to Clipper and by extension, we had to add them to the child theme too.

      Mohsin

  • dommaden

    Hi,

    I had a good quantity of traffic lose on search. I searched and ıt was google update lately. mobile-first index. Dou you have any ideas on wordpress clipper+flatter themed sites ave any issue on this updates ? What can we do to improve our mobile friendlyness & visibiltiy? Any plugins or apps ?

    Thanks.
    Domm.

  • Sergej

    Hello. I have a problem with your theme. How i can connect with you? I wrote on email, but you dont reply me.

    • author
      Mohsin

      Our email server was down yesterday, so I haven’t received your email. Please try again. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • mrwilson1216

    I sent you 2 emails but no response. I updated Flatter but now my website does not work

  • venky2701

    Dear Moshin ,

    I have try to enable Tabbed widget in my website . its not working . How to solve ?

    My url spicedollar.com

  • venky2701

    Dear Moshin ,

    I have try to enable Tabbed menu in my home page . its not working . How to solve ?

    My url spicedollar.com

    • kenweill

      I checked your site and tabbed menu is working.

      I got a question under your blog. How did you do that “continue reading”? It just displays part of the article with “continue reading” to display the whole article. While on my website blog (https://www.merchanthubs.com/blog/), whole article are displayed under blog.

      How did you do that?

      Thanks.

  • Gyanaranjan Nayak

    will it require clipper theme to run this fatter them???

  • lucas111

    There is an issue when trying to upgrade Flatter to latest version. It seems like there is a conflict with a flatter WP theme (https://wordpress.org/themes/flatter/). Can you please recommend the best course of action? Do I need to remove flatter then re-upload? Thanks

  • bill

    Hi I wanted to ask you , doe sit have a way to import coupons from xml or csv file?

  • bill

    Do I have to purchase Clipper first and then purchase Flatter after? or I just can purchase Flatter thats it?>

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