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Looking for directory theme/cms

Discussion in 'Web Development' started by johno69, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. chris

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    That's cool Tim, I think you've made it nice and simple.

    Another option is to use something like ACF (http://www.advancedcustomfields.com/). Takes a bit more work, but you have a lot more control.
     
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  2. Ash

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    Was it DavidL that launched photographers.com.au? Looks like a decent directory
     
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  3. findtim

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    its a good example of how directories on a good domain name can make you more money then selling a domain name.
    tim
     
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    You really need to learn your then & than Tim. It totally changed the meaning of your posts.

    It is an impressive directory yes. Hard to say how much it makes though.
     
  5. findtim

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    its the admin area that is the most important really, making sure it functions for the advertiser to self manage, also so it functions for you to accept payments, then you have the front end for customer.
    i'd say i could get that reproduced for between $1k - $2k so your break even point would only be @ 10 listings !!!
    that one "trys" to be responsive but fails.

    tim
     
  6. johno69

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    @Cooper Mills DomainLawyer, how are you going with Javo theme these days?
    I'm really considering it as the support for Vantage hasn't changed, very bad.
    There are a few issues i've found on the demo site but nothing I imagine I can't work out.
     
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    Just a follow up on this, I stumbled across this one and couldn't be happier.
    http://www.pointfindertheme.com/
    It have so many customisable options it really can do everything that I could ever want.
     
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    Great find!
     
  9. johno69

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    I've just set the site live I was chasing a directory theme for..
    A bit of a soft launch while I still add the remaining features and iron out the last few little bugs.
    I am pretty happy with the theme to be honest..
    www.lawnbowls.com
     
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    nice site johno69, it looks very " AUTHORITY" which a domain name of that quality should be.
    homepage has nice impact, love the map idea
    green is always a hard colour to use but you have nailed it
    looks like a great theme to work with

    tim
     
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    Great looking site!!!
     
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  12. johno69

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    Thanks guys, looking forward to a few more clubs signing up now.
     
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    Was the plan to sell this site, or monetise it (or both)?
     
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    Monetise.
     
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    Hey @johno69 love the site. I have only one page for feedback. The videos page.

    I recommend to clients to create a video playlist instead of allowing YouTube to go to related videos. I even created for one client a workaround that emulates vimeo videos. To learn some cool things to do with the youtube api, check out this article I used to learn the tricks. http://bleedingthorn.com/youtube-embed-tweaks/ It goes in depth into how to change the embed code.

    Also even though you decided on a listing theme. Here is another one that looks promising. https://templatic.com/app-themes/listings-directory-child-theme
     
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    I've been down the templatic path before. Their themes aren't polished enough for me.

    Thanks for the videos tip. Great idea.
     
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    Love your lawnbowl site Johno.
    How did you get all the clubs listed on there? Did you add them all in yourself?
     
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    I added some to get it started and a few clubs have added their own too.

    It's a tough start as you need to have content for users to come and you need users to come for anyone to want to list.
     
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