Directory 4.X

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A modern, clean, intuitive, and fully responsive flat child theme for the latest version of Vantage 4.X .
Directory 4.X is loaded with options to  easily tweak your Directory website.
You can use it to launch a professional local guides, businesses reviews with wide opportunities and ideas as Guide restaurants, Hotels, Trips, Services, Stores, you name it.

Directory 4.X is the official upgrade of the best selling theme of all time on the marketplace Directory child theme

FAQ:

  • Question: is this theme compatible with Vantage 3.X?
  • Answer: Unfortunately, No. This version is compatible only with vantage 4.X.if you want to keep using vantage 3.X, You can get the other version of directory here
  • Question: I have a valid subscription of the old directory theme but I want to try this one.Can I get this one for free?
  • Answer: Simply You find this theme zipped within the folder of the other derectory theme, go to your appthemes purchases page on your dashboard, and download Directory theme,extract it on your local machine, You’d find Directory 4.X there. install it manually.
  • Question: Why didn’t you just update the other directory theme?
  • Answer: Vantage 4.X has been released recently, and although it’s 100 times better than 3.X with a very different and improved set of features but it’s like a new theme was made from scratch so technically it was not possible to update our theme unless it would not support any old installs/websites because of this, we decided to release this one as a new item but at the same time, our old directory theme customers would get this one for free 🙂
  • Question: is this the final form of Directory 4.X?
  • Answer: Ofcourse not, we will keep enhancing it with more and new options. Our customers will get the updates for free.

 

Now, if you are new here, check out Directory 4.X  key features.

Premium Features

  • Modern, Clean & Flat design: Directory 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: 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.
  • Full-width or Boxed: You have the possibility to select between 2 layout styles: Full-width or boxed.
  • 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,..).
  • Testimonials section:
    Directory 4.X came packed with testimonials module, Show up what your clients say about your listing directory website.
  • Clients section:
    Display a slider including clients’ logos and link them to their websites.
  • Section Backgrounds:
    Create awesome pages with the smooth parallax effect that everyone loves. You can add upload custom images , patterns or use a color as a background.
  • Unlimited colors: You can change colors and styles, and customize your Web site to the last corner. The flexibility nature of Directory will let you create Local guides,Directories,Reviews portal with completely different display though they are all built from the same awesome framework.
  • Easy & Extensive Theme Options: It has very easy and comprehensive set of theme options that will help you configure 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, Directory is packed with enhanced advertising modules that helps you to turn your site into a hits generator.
  • Custom styles: You need more customization?, You can add custom CSS directly the from admin panel. It allows you to change theme look without editing core theme files. And what is important, custom CSS rules are stored in database and will be saved after theme update.
  • Localisation support: Directory is ready to be translated into any language you want using the .po/.mo files. It uses the same language pack of Vantage.
  • SEO Friendly Code:
    Directory 4.X built with following the best SEO practices to help for best ranking in search engine for your website compatibility.
  • Revolution Slider Included -save $19-:
     The most advanced responsive slider plugin with powerful options panel is now included in Directory 4.X with a one click install.
  • More extra advanced options:
    There are more other options , we try to list few here such as : Featured listings slider option, Set an animated page loader effect, Upload an image if there is no listing logo, Featured listings ribbons (upload your own), Patterns ready, Social media icons,Top fixed menu or not , Full-width page template !……When we said there are tons of options in the backend, We meant it.
  • 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.
  • Compatible with Vantage 4.X+: Directory is completely compatible with the functions of the latest version of Vantage. 4.X

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Using WordPress dashboard:

  1. Go to appearance => themes
  2. Install new theme
  3. Select the Directory 4.X zip and upload it
  4. Activate the theme

Using FTP:

  1. Extract the Directory 4.X zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/themes/
  2. Activate the theme in WordPress admin =>Appearance
  3. Your Directory 4.X 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.

  • 4.0.7 => September 19 2020
    -Fixed wp 5.5 compatibility
  • 4.0.6 => April 12th, 2018
    -Fixed related listings
  • 4.0.5 =>March 10th, 2018
    -Fixed search issue
    -Fixed blog posts description
    -Fixed responsiveness bugs
  • 4.0.4 => March 5th 2018
    -Fixed add media button
    -Fixed search filter redius issue
    -Fixed css bugs
  • 4.0.3 => January 10th 2018
    – Added categories mega menu
    – Added related listings widget
    – Fixed css issues
  • 4.0.2 => January 6th 2018
    -Fixed few css bugs
  • 4.0 .1=> July 4th 2017
    -Fixed few css bugs
  • 4.0 => June 1st 2017
    -The first upgrade of directory theme, fully compatible with vantage 4.X

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 Comments (240)

  • mllerena

    Hi Spartac, anytime I make changes to the Directory admin pages (in the WP Admin section) they don’t get saved. All I see is the little dots scrolling forever and nothing gets saved. Have you seen this issue before? Thanks, Mike

    • author
      spartac

      Mike, try to disable all the plugins.. and try again. it must be some external function or code is interfering saving the data.
      I will login to your website and see it myself

  • anuraagv

    HI Spartc

    My featured listings are showing vertical and not horizontal I think in last few days. It was all working fine before. Has anything changed in Directory or Vantage? I am using Directory (Directory-4xVersion: 4.0.1). How to fix it?

    I can not attach screen here but you can see it on main page of http://www.salonaustralia.com.au

    Regards

    Anurag

  • mllerena

    Hi there, has the support for this child theme stopped? Please confirm, so we can decide what to do next.
    Thanks, Mike

  • ahmorgan

    i gave up on this one. i already started thinking what to do next.

  • mllerena

    Hi there, are there any new updates for this child theme?
    Thanks, Mike

  • mllerena

    Hi there, is anyone attending this page and the support questions? Where is the best place to get support? Thanks, Tomas

    • author
      spartac

      Hi Miguel,
      I have replied your emails.
      yes, we are preparing a new update which will be released on first week of january.
      if you still receive any issue , revert back to me by email, I will be online during the whole day.
      Cheers

  • mllerena

    Hi Spartac, I’m glad to hear.
    I sent the email with the detail on the issues we are having.
    The upload picture button on the create listing page does not work at and neither the google script in the page. Yo are welcome to test it with the link I provided you with.
    We have the same problem in two site, so people can’t create listings.
    It been going on for days now.

    Best,
    M

  • mllerena

    Hi Spartac, any chance to get a response on the several support emails we have sent? Should we send the support issues to another email address? Our users can’t upload images to new listings for days now, it is hurting us financially. Best, Mike

  • mllerena

    Hi there, have you stop supporting this child-theme? We wonder because no one is getting back to us.
    John

    • author
      spartac

      Hi Miguel,
      We didnt stop supports. but somehow I didnt receive notifications of new comments on my inbox. there must be something wrong with our mail setup and our hosting server.I am very sorry for the edlay to reply You.
      I have replied your email.
      look how we do it faster, go to https://www.facebook.com/jobthemes/ and contact me there, we chat and resolve all your issues at real time.
      Best regards

  • second_hand_online

    Hello “spartac”,

    time ago I buyed the “bfinder”.
    Now I updated the Vantage up to 4.1.3 and the “bfinder” Theme doesent work.

    What can I do?

    Thanks,

    Best regards
    Joachim

    • author
      spartac

      Hi,
      For now, you should keep using vantage 3.4 and don’t update it, because bfinder isnt compatible with vantage 4.1.3
      Just for the records, vantage 4.1.3 isnt an upgrade of vantage 3.X.. it’s a different theme and things inside are totally different.
      Meanwhile downgrade to vantage 3.4 and We are preparing a new version that works with vantage 4.X,you’ll get free access to the new theme (bfinder 4.X)
      best regards

      • second_hand_online

        Hi,
        is there a target when the “bfinder 4.X” is finished?
        Could I alternatively get the already finished “Directory 4.X” on the same terms?

        greeting
        Joachim

        • author
          spartac

          Hi,
          We will try to finish it in one week, it’s quite lot of work since vantage 4.X is a totally different theme than vantage 3.X
          I’ll keep you posted here and by email.
          Cheers

  • shadowpresence

    Using the Directory 4.x child theme and it is working well. I do have a couple questions regarding the Browse By Category page.

    1) Within the Listing Categories Page section, I cannot seem to get the categories to move/reorder without removing them entirely and re-adding them in the proper order. Is there something I’m missing here?

    2) With the Sub-Category listings, it appears the items are sorted based on entry and not category name. I have installed a Taxonomy Order plug-in which allows me to properly sort my categories and they show properly within the Category selector when performing a “View More Listings”however this does not sort them by category name for the Browse Category page included with the Directory 4x child theme. This poses a problem as anytime I add a new category I will have to accept them being out of order or delete/recreate them (at least this is the only way I have found).

    Can you please provide some insight on how to better manage/order the category and subcategory listings on the Browse Category page included with this child theme.

    For reference:
    https://hoishopper.com/directory/browse-by-category/

    One last thing, is there a better way to get support for this child theme than posting here. I look forward to hearing what you can offer.

    Thank you,
    ShadowPresence

    • author
      spartac

      Hi George,
      Sorry we havent seen this comment.
      I think everything was fixed on the latest version, based on your request 🙂
      Cheers

  • anuraagv

    Hi Spartc

    I see the media has been made a mandatory information during submission of listings. But for some reason the button “Media” is not working are you aware of it and do you have any solution in Place?

    I am using Vantage 4.1.3 with Directory 4.0.2.

    Anurag

    • author
      spartac

      Hi Anurag,
      Update your directory 4X to 4.0.3, it will be fixed 🙂
      Cheers

      • anuraagv

        Spartc

        How do I download 4.0.3? In the Directory zip you only have 4.0.2 included. Can you put in 4.0.3.

        Regards
        Anurag

      • anuraagv

        Hi Spartc

        Can you please help to get me 4.0.3 in zip folder asap. I can only see 4.0.2. At the moment no one can submit listing as it get stuck on “Media” button.

        • author
          spartac

          Anurag, can you get it using appthemes updater plugin??
          if you still can’t I can send it by email to you
          Cheers

  • mllerena

    Hi there, how can turn the filter off in the home page banner? It makes the banner too dark for our taste.
    Thanks,
    Mike

    • author
      spartac

      Hi Mike,
      That filter is there (by vantage), it’s used to show the white text.
      add this code to the custom css field ( of directory)

      .entry-cover.has-image::after, .listing-cover.has-image::after, .callout-cover.has-image::after {
      background: none;
      }

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  • mllerena

    Hi there, how can I get the critics rating (stars) to display on each of the listings in the rotating banner? Just like you have it in your site.
    Thanks,
    Mike

  • mllerena

    There is no widget forcritics that I’m ware of

    • author
      spartac

      yes I thought you were speaking about the listing content , not the one on the slider !
      already answered by live chat 🙂
      Cheers

  • mllerena

    Hi there Spartac, I can’t find ver 4.0.3 just 4.0.2 in the directory zip folder.

    • author
      spartac

      Hi Mike,
      did you download it again ? we added it lats time.
      let me check again. it’s certainly there.
      – You mean the slider, you need to add the widget on appearance => widgets + you enable the options on directory theme panel. you find it there as ” featured slider” settings

  • mllerena

    Hey Spartac, what does it take for the rotating banner showing the premium member rotate? It works on one of my sites, but not the other. Thanks. Mike

  • Anurag

    Hi Spartc

    I just realized that in the listing the description (or text) part on home page (Latest Listings) is not showing up. as shown in your demo. I am using latest Vantage and Directory versions.

    Can you please have a quick look my site is http://www.salonaustralia.com.au

  • second_hand_online

    Hello Spartc,
    please look at this.
    The content is too wide.
    what can I do?
    greetings
    Joachim

    http://www.suchen-und-finden.eu/wellness/listings/

  • anuraagv

    Hi Spartc

    Any update on my issue listed above 31/1/18 and also sent to support email.

    Anurag

    • author
      spartac

      Hi Anurag,
      could you please remind me of the issue?
      did you download the latest version of directory 4X (4.0.3) ??

      • Anurag

        Yes Spartc I have latest versions of Vantage and Directory 4x (4.0.3) . I am missing listing the description (or text) part on home page (Latest Listings) is not showing up. as shown in your demo.

        Can you please have a quick look my site is http://www.salonaustralia.com.au I can send you the admin pw if you need.

        • Anurag

          Any update on this one Spartc? Been almost two months, it is not like you you are very prompt in fixing these issues.

          Anurag

          • shadowpresence

            Anurag, I too have these problems. I continue to revert back to the version 4.0.1 code to get my site functional again after updating. I updated yesterday to the latest code, 4.0.4 I believe, in expectation of addressing the slider bar not being displayed on the map page and both problems persist.

            Spartac, what can be done to address these issues?

          • author
            spartac

            Hi George,
            That version was addressed to fix the redius slider issue, we tested the fix on our local machikne install as well as on our demos ones.
            is it possible for you to chat with us ( on our website) so we fix it on the real time, rather than spending lot of time on forums.

          • author
            spartac

            Hi Anurag,
            I believe this is not an issue with our theme.( i mean the description one).
            send the admin creds again, I will test it myself and get back to you here.
            are there any other issues?
            did you update directory 4.0.4 which was released yesterday?

            best regards

          • author
            spartac

            For the map,Geroge,
            Go to appearance => themes => activate vantage => then activate directory again, it will be fixed all 🙂

        • anuraagv

          Spartc

          I have sent you the admin a/c and p/w on yor support email. Please check I have not updated directory to 4.0.4 yet

          Anurag

          • author
            spartac

            Hi Anurag,
            Thanks for your reply.
            Could you please backup your website and update to 4.0.4 ??
            then I am online here, I can login and see why it’s not appearing on your website
            Thanks

  • mllerena

    Hi there Spartac. How can I remove the search box on top of the page? I got a plugin that is suppose to do that but is not working. Is it a child theme control feature? I would like to place a banner on it’s place.
    Best, Mike

  • mllerena

    Hi Spartac, how can I bring the site logo down to line-up with the top of he page? I remember you provide me with code, but I lost it. Sorry! 🙂 Mike

  • mllerena

    Hi there Spartac, I finally updated the theme to 4.0.3 (thanks)
    I noticed the side bar is wider now. It is normal?
    It also displays the categories of the listing on the listing banner (top) How can I get ready of it?
    Best,
    Mike

  • mllerena

    Hi Spartac, right after I updated the theme to 4.0.3 I had issues with the pages side bar been wider than usual so I was affecting the page layout. Specially the user profile page. Went back to 4.0.2

  • mllerena

    Hi there Spartac, we are having serious issues with 4.0.4. We disabled all the plugins and we still have issues like setting in the Directory Dashboard not getting applied. Is there anyway you could check on what is going on? By the way, how would I go about doing a complete fresh install of directory vs. update?

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