Directory

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Directory is a Super Premium Vantage child theme. It’s very flexible and has a fully responsive flat and clean design.
A lot of thoughts and care were put into Directory making it a pleasure to use.
It’s easy to customize via theme option to have a unique look & feel, with dozens of features and options.

This theme was created to match the design of our other successful and best sellers child themes, Flatron for Classipress, And Koupon for clipper to build a wordpress MU install.

You can use it to launch a professional local guides, businesses reviews  with wide opportunities and ideas as Guide restaurants, Hotels, Trips, Services, Stores and much more !

Directory theme offers a rock solid theme back-end with tons of useful tools and options.

Now Directory theme is compatible with Vantage 3.X & Vantage 4.X

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  • 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: Directory 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.
  • Full-width or Boxed: You have the possibility to select between 2 layout styles: Full-width or boxed
  • Grid/List Mode : Directory 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 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 !
  • Weather widget : 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.
  • Featured slider(Listings/events) [new] :  Display a stylish featured slider for listings or events, we have an option for it in the admin.
  • 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.
  • Compatible with Vantage 3.X and 4.X+: Directory is completely compatible with and the functions of the latest version of Vantage.

 

reviews-directoryDedicated 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 Directory zip and upload it
-Activate the theme.

//Using FTP:

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

3.4 – 30/05/2017
-Included Directory-4X.zip into the folder of the theme.
It’s a separated version that’s compatible with vantage 4.X.
You can download it and install it manualy over Vantage 4.X
//See changelogs of Vantage 4.0.1

3.3 – 01/09/2015
-Compatible with Vantage 3.0.3
-//See changelogs of Vantage 3.0.3

3.2.4 – 18/03/2015

– Fixed minor css bugs

3.2.3 – 18/03/2015

– Fixed minor css bugs
– Compatible with Vantage 1.4
//See changelogs of Vantage 1.4

3.2.2 – 22/12/2014
– Fixed a minor css bug in listing pages

3.2.1 – 17/12/2014
– Fixed ipad/mobile links
– Enhanced responsiveness
– Fixed minor css bugs

3.2 – 30/09/2014
– Fixed featured ribbon on listings archive
– Added featured event slider option
– fixed minor responsiveness bugs
– Fixed grid/list cookies on inner pages
– Added css to improve the compatibility with shortys plugin

3.1 – 15/07/2014
– Fixed map issue for a php verion
– fixed minor responsiveness bugs
– Fixed default grid/list mode option
– Added two translated words
– Added admin options to change footer copyrights
– Compatible with Vantage 1.3.3
//See changelogs of Vantage 1.3.3

3.0 – 13/06/2014
– This is an exceptional release, We jumped the version from 1.0.1 to 3.0 in order to prevent the wordpress free theme to overwrite ours.
– Fixed pagination issue in the home page
– fixed minor responsiveness bugs
– Fixed default grid/list mode option
– Added few translated words
– Fixed minor css issues

1.0.1 – 26/05/2014
– Fixed responsiveness issues
– Added few css hacks for most used vantage plugins
– Fixed default grid/list mode option
– Fixed minor css issues
– Enhanced the header map icons

1.0 – 08/05/2014
– First release
– Compatible with Vantage 1.3.2
//See changelogs of Vantage 1.3.2

55 reviews of “Directory

5 stars
The parent theme is missing. Please install the "vantage" parent theme.
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I installed Vatage from Appthemes(tried both FTP & WordPress upload) & directory child theme but Child theme is taking Vantage from Siteorigin Automatically.

Directory – The parent theme is missing. Please install the “vantage” parent theme.
Sometimes it’s asking for siteorigin theme.

No reply from Vantage Threads.

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5 stars
Awesome Theme and Great support
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such a nice theme..
thanks AppThemes, to create such wonderful theme for directory listing..
Love it..

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5 stars
Vantage (AppThemes) + Directory Child Theme by spartac - you've found the Dream Team
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I spent hours and hours checking out Directory themes and even made a chart of the pros and cons of each. After two days of solid searching, I was left with one combo that kept winning on price, functionality, design and support.

The Vantage Theme from AppThemes (NOT Vantage from SiteOrigin)
plus
The Directory Child Theme by spartac

I’m now so happy that I chose these. I spent some time reading through all the help that spartac has given to customers and even to potential customers and I am so impressed.

spartac helped me out too, with a customisation that I wanted. His reply was fast, helpful and right on the money.

You can stop searching now – you’ve found the Dream Team. 🙂

5 stars
Excellent child theme
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Excellent child theme for Vantage. I have been using this and other child themes from Spartc for long time and have no issues.

Spartac is one of the best in the business always helps out in prompt manner will never leave you wondering.

Anurag

4.5 stars
like it
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Hi Really nice theme, easy to install

can you help though, for some reason the, buttons on the main page isnt working

“login” or when you add an event or business it doesnt do it, can you have a look for me

http://www.islefindit.org.uk

thank you in advance 🙂

1 star
cannot get this theme to work
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had engineer working on theme for 3 days and cannot get it to work

emailed support but have no heard anything!!!!
Spartac’s response:
if you bring hundred of engineers, they won’t make it to work, know why ? You are using the wrong theme named vantage (by site origin) at ime you have to buy vantage theme by appthemes.com
You see? it wasnt our theme’s issue at the first place !
this is your issue since the begenning https://www.appthemes.com/blog/vantage-update-issue-and-solution/
but I hope I could clear it up this way

Cheers

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0.5 stars
Highly recommend purchasing a different directory theme.
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Support has been lacking and I’m not sure the product actually works. Oh, well, only $100 for Vantage and Directory subtheme then you can try Listable or another directory theme like I’m doing.

Spartac’s response:
Directory theme is a child theme of VANTAGE by appthemes.com not by siteorigin, You used the wrong vantage theme, that’s why unlike the other hundreds of happy customers,your site wasn’t working.

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5 stars
The best Child Themes Directory on the Web
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I love this directory, Spartac did an awesome job and continues to provide AAAA+ support!!!

5 stars
Fantastic Theme For Vantage
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I was using the stock Vantage product with some personal enhancements. Now, after using Directory by Spartac, the stock Vantage product looks dull and plain. I love the theme and all the features that come with it like the background patterns, Featured Ad ribbon choices, and styles make it really cool. It’s responsive, works on tablet, phone, and desktop flawlessly which is important to me. I run a Yelp-style site that gets most of its hits from young, smartphone-savvy customers. I primarily get traffic from phones so responsiveness is a necessity not an option for me.

Love this child theme and can’t wait to try BFinder, the other child theme for Vantage.

Jason Hayes
Web Designer in California

5 stars
Great theme & great support!
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The theme works perfectly and is a great fit for my website. Plus the support team have been incredibly helpful & speedy in their replies.

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0.5 stars
No longer supported
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I purchased this theme and there are many bugs, especially with the new WordPress “Billie” rollout. Support went silent.
Spartac’s reply:
Directory theme has been always supported.We released the update that’s compatible with the latest version of wp and vantage 24 hours before you submitted this review which has no link to any pre-question or a dispute either by comments or emails.we still don’t know what are these many bugs you are speaking about.anyway, directory theme is working like a charm… and supported.

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5 stars
I'm very satisfied with this theme
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I’m quite happy about having a child theme that suits my needs, which I can modify from time to time without causing errors to the Vantage theme. Here’s how it works on my site: http://www.uwem.com.ng

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Anonymous likes this.
5 stars
Very good theme
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Responsive, great support, clean code theme. My website using Directory theme is http://www.hostot.com – a directory for web hosting.

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5 stars
Great theme + awesome support
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Been using this theme for a few weeks now and have to say it just does everything i need. The support is great and fast in response! I can only recommend them.

Thanks

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5 stars
All is good with this Child Theme!
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Thanks for creating a easy to use and understand Child Theme for Vantage. Your work is excellent!

Regards,
Bill

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5 stars
Nice Theme, great support
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This is a nice theme, and the support staff does a good job of providing useful support.

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5 stars
Nice theme and excellent support team!
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I am happy with the theme and I do appreciate the excellent support offered with it. The support team is professional, patient and responsive (special thanks to Rahim!). This is really appreciated, especially when you need help to customize the theme. Many thanks and keep on the good job guys!

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5 stars
Love this theme!
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I have searched all around for a directory theme that looked professional and has great functionality. Directory seemed to be the only theme that had the look and feel I wanted for my directory. Pleased with my purchase!

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5 stars
Compatible Vantage 1.4 ?
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Hi,
Directory is a very nice child them 😉
Is it compatible with Vantage 1.4?
And the slider too?

Thanks, Pierre

Spartac’s response:
Yes, Directory theme is compatible with vantage 1.4

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5 stars
Very happy, used for global Jewish and Kosher Directory
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I’m very happy with this child theme. We needed something for a client that has a global Jewish and Kosher directory:(http://www.koshertravelinfo.com/)

The directory required multiple categories and sub-categories. Directory child theme for Vantage took care of all our client needs.

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5 stars
Good is not good enough..
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Great is not good enough.. It’s better if i say perfect support! Tnx

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Anonymous likes this.
5 stars
Awesome directory
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Great theme,great support,Didnt think it was going to happen with my initial issues.All solved.Thanks Spartac.Look forward to more purchases.

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5 stars
Awesome!
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I have used Vantage for more than a year and have now added ‘Directory”.

All that I can say is it is “AWESOME”.

Well done Spartac.

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5 stars
Intalação do Tema Directory
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Good day.
questions:
1. Directory is a theme or plug in ??
2. I made the installation as it says on the install menu.
After all, to use this theme have to have installed the Vantage ???

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5 stars
Really Nice Child Theme for Vantage
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I just bought this and set it up in an hour. Everything works and it makes the standard Vantage theme look a whole lot better. I like the grid layout. Awesome!

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 Comments (813)

  • robertnbg

    hi aptthemes make new directory theme do you update your child theme now?

    • author
      spartac

      Hi Robert,
      Ofcourse, we are waiting the new vantage 4.0 to be released so we upgrade our themes to be fully compatible with it
      Cheers

  • robertnbg

    its online i download and install yesterday

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  • wzoj

    Atualização para o Vantage 4.0.1 vai sair quando?

    • author
      spartac

      Hi b3d1,
      We are still waiting for the very stable version of vantage , we have started updating Bfinder to be compatible but we have no ETA for the next update.
      Best regards

  • websmart

    Hello,
    Is the theme compatible with vantage 4.0.1 now?

    Thank you!

  • Jessica

    Hello Spartac,

    I’m relatively new at this and have a few questions.

    I’m currently using Vantage by SiteOrigin Version 1.5.9 and WordPress Version 4.7.4.
    I’ve create the site, but now want to add the Directory to the site, to use as a single brand business with multiple locations, the directory would be listed on the site under Our Location in the navigation bar.

    If you take glance at this page you will see what I’m trying to accomplish
    http://usaautoglasstexas.com/shops/ they are using Business Directory theme.

    Is this something I would be able to do with your directory, would it be something that a newbie could do?

    Thanks,
    Jess

    • author
      spartac

      Hi Jessica,
      You are welcome here 🙂
      Unfortunately, my theme works only with vantage by appthemes, you cannot use it with SiteOrigin one.
      With our theme you can skin your vantage (by appthemes) theme and make it as strong and flexible as our demo here http://demos.jobthemes.com/index.php=directory-demo
      Users can post their listings and you – as the admin – can manage everything.
      Let me know how I can help You better
      Cheers

  • mllerena

    Hi there, I upgraded to Vantage 4.x . Is this child theme compatible with it?
    Best

    • author
      spartac

      Hi,
      No, not for now, we wait like 1 week until appthemes update vantage to 4.1 so we upgrade directory theme.
      The reason behind this, that we see that vantage still hasnt the option to migrate old listings ( from 3.X to 4.X), so if you upgrade, You’ll lose manythings. we wait for them to fix it and launch the 4.1 then we release our Directory 4.0.
      Let me know how I can help you better about this.
      Best regards

  • mllerena

    Hi there spartac.
    I see, it makes sense.
    In my case I have nothing to migrate. Brand new site.
    Should I wait still?

    Best,
    Mike

    • author
      spartac

      Hi mllerena,
      Yes please wait couple of days.we are packing it up and at the same time we put an eye on vantage 4.1

  • rajchappeta

    Getting an error with Vantage

    Fatal error: Class ‘APP_Map_Provider_Registry’ not found in /home/content/a2pewpnas01_data01/31/4086831/html/wp-content/themes/directory/functions.php on line 838

    Sometimes, Directory theme asking to install Siteorigin’s Vantage theme..

    • author
      spartac

      Hi,
      you can now download your directory theme. you find the directory-4.zip packed within, install it over vantage 4.X theme. It would work properly.
      Cheers

  • mllerena

    Hi spartac, I downloaded it, installed it and got this error message on my site –

    Error thrown

    Call to undefined function appthemes_get_feed_url()

  • mllerena

    Hi there spartac, Version: 4.0.1

    • author
      spartac

      could you please send admin access + url to support @ jobthemes .com ?
      that version you are using isnt compatible with vantage 4.X , give me few minutes, I am going to include it zippped inside the directory theme folder.which you can install manually.
      Cheers

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  • mllerena

    okay. where can I download the correct version for the Vantage version that I have?
    Thanks, Mike

    • author
      spartac

      I am packing it, You’ll be able to download it from your appthemes downloads , tthen you download directory theme, You unzip it, you’d find directory-4x.zip inside the folder. upload it like any theme ( using wp admin / appearance , then go to themes, and add new theme and activate it.
      as I said I am packing it, you’ll be able to download it in a while.

  • rajchappeta

    Again I’m getting the same problem. What to do with these themes?

    Sent mail to support@jobthemes.com, no reply!!!

    • author
      spartac

      Raj my friend, I helped you yesterday with theme install and it was working perfectly ( you didn’t reply me).
      today you sent 3 emails (2 hours ago), it’s not enough to say ” no reply” . we have been replying other users that they emailede us before you.
      I am going to check that out.

  • rajchappeta

    Spartac,

    Sorry for that.
    Rahim replied now. I need old version only (with Events), is it possible to install.

    Thank you.

  • wzoj

    Gostaria de entender uma coisa, Tenho licença vitalicias deste tema e vocês lançam outro? Que dia esse aqui vai ter atualização?

    • author
      spartac

      wzoj,
      We didn’t release another.
      first, you find the second theme directory 4X inside the folder of directory-3.4.zip.
      We added it as a new item to not force users to update and lose all their data, because vantage 4.1 is a new theme, not just an update of vantage 3.0.8
      anyway,since you have lifetime license, you’ll have 2 themes inside 1, if you want to keep using vantage 3.0.8, so no need to update.
      if you want to use vantage 4.1 on a new website, or you do the migration, download directory 3.4, unzip it and you’ll find directory-4.zip inside, upload it over vantage 4.1, it’s compatible with it.
      conclusion: directory-3.4 works on vantage 3.0.8 ONLY
      and directory-4 works on vantage 4.1 and upper versions ONLY

      You have both themes
      Best regards

  • ketombiri

    VantageVersion: 4.1.0 not being recognised by directory 3.4 what now? says theme is broken and automatically installs

  • ketombiri

    VantageVersion: 4.1.0 not being recognised by directory 3.4 what now? says theme is broken and automatically installs vantage by site origin

    • author
      spartac

      Hi,
      could you please send url + admin access to support @ jobthemes.com , I am going to look at it now.
      have you installed vantage 4.1 and it was working just fine ? because it seems that You are running into this issue https://www.appthemes.com/blog/vantage-update-issue-and-solution/
      there is another theme named vantage on wordpress.org and it’s being updated automatically and it overwrites vantage by appthemes. so with or without directory theme

      You have to make sure you have fresh install of vantage 4.1, because the theme folder inside wp-content/ must be named like this appthemes-vantage/ instead of vantage/

      send url and admin access, I will look into it.

  • enrique_traun

    Hi,

    having vanatge 4.1 and installes directory 4.x and get following error message:

    This theme requires the following plugins: Revolution Slider and Wolf Twitter.

    having multisite WP installation.

    Any idea what to do?

    regards

    • author
      spartac

      Hi Enrique,
      That’s a notice not an error,
      The revslider plugin is included within directory theme folder here directory-4x\includes\install\plugins
      so you should be logged in as super admin => plugins and see if you still can install it automatically.Or, you simply click on add a plugin => upload the zip file inside the path above and activate it.. sometimes wp networks settings disable the tool to auto install plugins combined within the themes.
      Best regards

  • milani

    Can i place adsene ads on every page like listing search page listing page etc

  • Umar Saeed

    Hi, Is the same design will work on 4.x vantage?

    Also the paid listings will work using this child theme??

    I want to know these two things and I am ready to purchase.

    Thanks.

    • author
      spartac

      Hi Umar
      Thanks for your comment.
      Yes .it works with vantage 4x
      And if you mean by the paid listings.the module of vantage that charges users for listing.so yes it works perfectly with that.
      If you mean by that a third party plugin.you just need to make sure that plugin works with vantage 4x .if it does.so directoy works with that too.
      Best regards

  • jonhayes86

    Could I please get some assistance , I purchased the vantage directory child theme over 4 days ago , I’ve paid to have it set up and it’s still not configured properly , missing buttons , categories, features and no way to register , I don’t understand what the issue is , The forum support told me I need to contact you directly, Iv already emailed you.

    • author
      spartac

      We are sorry for thelate reply.
      Please send url and admin access by email to support @jobthemes.com. we will help you to set it up immediately.
      Make sure you are using directory child theme with vantage by appthemes the version 4.x ..I wait for your reply to get this sorted.

  • jonhayes86

    As stated in my previous emails to you , the forum support and appthemes support I purchased the vantage 3x specificly because I wanted the older style layout and options however I see now that it is no longer properly supported , I also supplied my logins previously to your email and forum support but no one responded or could help.. I honestly cant understand why the theme is not properly setup to be able to function correctly out of the box or able to allow outside developers and fiverr sellers to work on the theme unless it was intentional that it is unfriendly to outside devs , in any case I will be going with a different theme and will not be using appthemes products , thank you.

  • robertnbg

    to jonhayes86
    there is no support from appthemes themes
    you can not open ticket and support help you
    we have lot of trouble last year first time we see seller without support
    there is only a forum maybe someone can answer and help you
    we buy premium package but its same
    no support mean no support
    child theme seller can help you a little bit with child theme
    so if you beginner this is wrong theme for you
    we make websites and use it and for something we can not do we use fiverr people to fix it

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  • jonhayes86

    Yes I see now theres no support at all , and I have hired multiple fiverr sellers but they all have said the themes are codded in a way that you will need to get support from the creator to properly customize and make changes , so they are very unfriendly to outside developers to work on them , I suspect this is either intentional or due to very bad codding , I have had dozens of themes installed before and never once had issues like this , usually its a easy process to install perfectly working along with demo data and all functionalitys , in any case I cannot build a project on a theme that is not supported or able to be worked on by any wordpress developer so I will not be using these theme , but thank you for your answer and suggestions though!

  • gyarb

    Hi I have the 3.4 of the Directory theme that does not expire. I want the one that works with Vantage 4.0 so do I need to purchase the newer version or will the version I have be updated to the Directory 4.X version?

    • author
      spartac

      Hi,
      You don’t need so.
      download your directory 3.4, unzip it in your local machine.. You’ll find a zipped file named directory-4X.zip, upload this as a new theme.. this is the same zip of the other directory 4.x.
      make sure you backup your full website before you do any action.
      Cheers

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