There is a new update from the most powerful business directory App Theme from AppThemes.com named Vantage. Now AppThemes Vantage is reaching version 1.2 with new features; Events and Maps and to make your business directory site more powerful. Besides the newly improved internal checkout system and some addition to the listing features.
1. AppThemes Vantage Events
Events is a new post type that works right along side of AppThemes Vantage’s Listings. Events are just like any other listing but they are date based items used to show upcoming events. This is an example of how an event will be displayed on Vantage business directory WordPress theme.
If there are so many events will be held, they can be filtered based on month. Here is how that filtering will looks like on AppThemes Vantage.
Like WordPress native post, AppThemes Vantage events listing also provide comments section, where user can have a discussion in a threaded comment style.
Events can have categories separated from business listing categories, not to mention featured event on each category. Different pricing option available for business listing can be applied to event either.
Events related Widgets
There are a dozen of events-centric widgets; create event button, popular events, recently added events, similar events and upcoming events. To build better attendance on events there is event attendees widget. This widget let’s users RSVP for event or see who else is attending an event, like what we find on Facebook’ event page.
2. AppThemes Vantage Maps
There will be a plugin to be released soon, AppMaps which will allow alternatives to the Google Maps API that comes standard with Vantage. As before, the Geo Settings will control how Vantage works with map APIs to determine locations and distances.
Big Maps Widget
There is a widget that will show a big maps on top of the list pages. The colored maps will have markers, each marker links directly to the listing or event page.
Included in this maps widget is driving direction feature, user can find the route to attend an events by a simple click, like what we usually do when using Google Maps. This widget is optional and can be deactivated.
Contact Listing/Event Owner
Visitor can now contact you as an events organizer or business listing owner using popup contact form can be accessed on every events and listing.
Download AppThemes Vantage
You can download and buy AppThemes Vantage for $99 click on the image below.