Recently we conducted a special survey on our Dynamic Flash Photo Galleries. It appears that some of our customers have faced various problems with these products. Every pioneer knows there will be problems along the way in any new endeavor.
We are very happy to say that we have solved most of these problems to date that have been mentioned by our customers – with the help of our support and design departments staff. On this post we must also offer our gratitude to each and every one of the many customers who have helped us with the troubleshooting and in the survey.
In the survey we asked our customers about their reactions to our new product. Most of the responses were about the ease of customization and the very comfortable admin panel. We are very happy that our efforts in developing the Dynamic Flash Photo Galleries have found some real fans!
We also ask you to see some of the websites that have been built upon our new Dynamic Flash Photo Galleries:
If there are any further problems with our product we would greatly appreciate it if you would report them to our Support Team or, if you are not satisfied with the help from support, please send them directly to: marketing#at#templatemonster.com
Here are several technical recommendations for you considering how to use our WordPress themes for earlier versions of WordPress. The thing is that our themes are designed for WordPress 2.1 and if you want to use them for the older WordPress 2.0.x version here are several suggestions for you:
get_links_list() function has been changed to wp_list_bookmarks()
wp_list_bookmarks() is used for the links output from the bookmarks menu ( displays bookmarks found in the Bookmarks Management screen) and it’s not supported by the previous WP versions. Currently this function works only with Netscape and Mozilla but WP developers promise to make it cross-platform in the very near future.
If you want to convert the 2.1 version to the 2.0.x, you need to follow the instructions below:
1. If you’re not planning to use widgets in this theme you should:
1.1 open sidebar.php file in your folder with the theme
a) change the wp_list_bookmarks() for the get_links_list();
b) replace < ?php wp_list_categories('show_count=1&title_li=0'); ?> with < ?php wp_list_cats('sort_column=name&optioncount=1&hierarchical=0'); ?>
1.2 open header.php in your folder with the theme and delete < ?php language_attributes(); ?>
1.3 open searchform.php in your folder with the theme and delete < ?php the_search_query(); ?>
2. If you’re planning to use widgets in your theme you should:
2.1 open header.php in your folder with the theme and delete < ?php language_attributes(); ?>
2.2 open searchform.php in your folder with the theme and delete < ?php the_search_query(); ?>
2.3 open functions.php file and change the wp_list_bookmarks() for get_links_list();
The designers from TemplateMonster have decided that this is the perfect time to show off one of our eCard creations. We are proud of our skill and creativity and want you to see this eCard to help celebrate Independence Day on July 4th!!!
Even better, you can send this eCard to congratulate your friends and your family on the 4th of July. Right under the Flash area of the card there are several fields that you must fill in to send the card to whoever you wish. Just type in your name (so that it will be clear who is sending the congratulations), your friend’s name and his/her email address â€“ then press the â€œSendâ€ button. Shortly, an email with the card will be delivered and remind you and your friend how proud you are to be Americans!
You’re gonna’ love it! Share the Holiday! Happy Fourth of July!!! TemplateMonster 4th of July eCard!
After having redesigned several websites from all over the Internet the guys from TemplateMonster decided to make some improvements for their own design.
The first change is the navigation bar. All of our products are now divided into general types â€“ â€œWeb Templatesâ€, â€œCMS & Blog Templatesâ€, â€œE-Commerce Templatesâ€ and â€œCorporate Identityâ€. Within each of these general types there are also smaller subtypes like â€œFlash Templatesâ€ and â€œSWiSH Templatesâ€ within the general type of â€œWeb Templatesâ€; and similarly ZenCart or CRE Loaded within â€œE-Commerce Templatesâ€.
The second change is a NEW, and we think brilliant search form that allows you to search our database not only by a single parameter but also by checking several parameters at one time – for example by choosing several categories that you are interested in. All of these new features are for the convenience of our customers.
Template Monster Team
Every good thing has its end. Yes, life can be very cruel – we all know it. Even the best and brightest things, like the TemplateMonster Anniversary Lottery, must come to an end. It’s over â€“ sad but true. The lottery is over.
But for the lucky ones that won our Golden Gift Certificate â€“ today is for celebration! This certificate gives them the right to choose any of the templates in our database absolutely FREE! We do not know which products will be chosen but we do know that the winners will have many, many templates to choose from.
After the random selection several winners were chosen. We have contacted them and here is something for you to know about those newly-born Internet celebrities:
1. Marian Turba – a web developer. Here’s a part from his first interview: â€œAs I’m not a graphic designer I buy templates either from Internet or cooperate with graphic designersâ€. Later we will post more of his impressions because now he is a little short of words because of his happiness
2. CauÃ£ Rabbering, a 27 year-old medical student from The Netherlands. His small interview is also coming up soon.
3. Christal Scholl, Quality Systems Management Consultant (Memphis, TN).
TIP: For those who do not know what we are talking about: A few days ago TemplateMonster celebrated its Fifth Anniversary and among other celebration events we conducted the Anniversary Lottery. Everyone who subscribed to our newsletter, from the time after the Lottery was announced until the time of the Lottery drawing, was allowed to enter as a participant and possible winner of the Golden Gift Certificate. The Golden Gift Certificate is redeemable for any single template of choice Free of charge.
TemplateMonster is turning 5 years old in late May 2007, which is right about now! Time flies when you are having fun. We have taken a moment to celebrate our anniversary as well as remember our considerable accomplishments over the past five years. The TemplateMonster team is proud of everything we have achieved. We have developed almost 15,000 templates of high quality and offered them at very reasonable prices. We continue to add about 15 new designs to our collection every day! The Affiliate Program offered by TemplateMonster is one of the most popular on the Internet and unites our many productive affiliate program members! Template Monster is still growing too.
For the company’s Fifth birthday the TemplateMonster team has decided to remind our customers of our beginning and of our impressive journey to where we have arrived. So we gathered a great Retro Collection of our first and earliest website template designs! This Retro-Collection is shown as an awesome presentation, and you will be able to buy any of our best retro-templates for a VERY reasonable price!
And you will also have a chance to win our Golden Gift Certificate and choose any webpage template from TemplateMonster absolutely FREE of charge! To enter the Anniversary Lottery all you need to do is to subscribe to the newsletter by entering your email in the proper field and checking the “participate in the lottery” box. The rest is a matter of luck because the winner will be selected by our system randomly.
Good luck and enjoy your visit at TemplateMonster’s Anniversary!
The TemplateMonster Team
Life has its ups and downs, but today Template Monster has a definite up. In an article appearing in the Daily Herald Template Monster was mentioned as the starting place if you want to build your own website.
Jim Kendall wrote the article for the Daily Herald with quotes by Chris Kontos, a website owner and Kiki Stamatiou. Stamatiou is a designer and website developer with a strong interest in search engine optimization (SEO). Stamatiou goes on to quote the charges for her various services, ” . . . $200 initial fee and $95 a month to a one-time $6,000 hit that comes with a Top 10 listing guarantee . . .”
Jim Kendall goes on to the very best part, ” If you want to create your own site, Stamatiou suggests a visit to www.templatemonster.com. You’ll find thousands of low-cost web site templates.” We could not agree more with Stamatiou.
Being well known has its advantages and we are happy things went in our direction today. This may seem like minor headlines, but we appreciate this kind of recognition every time we get it. We thank Kim Kendall and Kiki Stamatiou for remembering us and our products and services.
When we get our Template Monster banner on the surface of the Moon and our very own NBA team you will here about that news too!!!!!!!
The Template Monster Team
Our Dynamic Flash Gallery is essentially a Flash-based site with a CMS (Content Management System) image gallery already integrated into the website. This means that it is very convenient to update or change pictures and texts without the need for HTML code or a webmaster â€“ so an amateur can update the site him/her self.
Dynamic Flash Gallery has the Gallery section integrated into each of its subpages. The Gallery can be modified by an amateur with his/her own PIN by way of an admin panel. These pages are compiled into an ordinary SWF file (again edited through the admin panel). This means you must use a hosting provider supports PHP, allowing the site owner amateur to update all the content pictures and texts. All the texts of the website are edited from a .TXT file just like texts in any other Flash site.
Another great feature about the Dynamic Flash Gallery is that the owner may choose the layout of his/her gallery from four beautiful variations design varieties. Settings are also available for setting the sizes of the small and large views of each image as well as the accompanying texts and title for each image, and more.
See it work at Dynamic Flash Photo Gallery Presentation.
Template Monster Team
Recently TemplateMonster set its design team to a practical and creative task. What I’m talking about is TM’s tradition for helping to redesign community-oriented websites for a more attractive and functional web presence.OpenSource.org is a newly redesigned and rebranded resource, but it is actually one of the Internet’s old-timers that has helped many new users and merchants to succeed in eCommerce. And OpenSource.org is still a huge favorite out there!
TM has taken on projects of this kind before, and we have a special affection for www.OpenSource.org . Our experts have also recently redesigned anybrowser.org absolutely free of charge. Both anybrowser.org and opensource.org have done a great deal of good for internet users. We at TemplateMonster know that it was totally fitting to help these great guys to improve their designs. We just decided to assist them in upgrading their layout.
And along these same lines of helping out the people who help others out: we are always ready to help charity organizations and funds – or other altruistic websites – in their missions by offering to redesign their websites. After all we want to be the Internet’s design leader, and to do it responsibly. Are you next?
Our improved designs for osCommerce templates allow our customers to get complete function from even the standard osCommerce templates. We use an object-oriented system output, already built-in. Customers can enable the standard osCommerce features even if they are not present in the design. They will need to uncomment that part of the code which derives the certain informational block.
For example, imagine there are no block ‘Specials’ on the template’s design, but you want it. This is no problem at all. You just open the file column_right.php or the file column_left.php and uncomment that part of the code (it’s only one line) which derives the block ‘Specials’. The problem of subcategories is solved. Now, customers can add subcategories and images for them with confidence. Subcategories are in the block Categories as well as on the homepage.
You should not create a separate HTML page and put a link on it for designing the subpages. You need only add the text and title of this subpage using the admin-panel. The link to this page will appear in the special information block. The refreshing of your working store’s design is now much easier. If you already have a working shop and you would like to change its look you shouldn’t backup your database and restart the whole osCommerce shop. You only need to copy the necessary files and the design of your store will be updated.
Do you know that old legend about TemplateMonster and Ireland? Long ago there was a monster in Ireland who thought he was a leprechaun with a jug of gold. He did actually have a jug of golden coins but he was not quite a leprechaun. But that’s not the point. The point is that his financial counselor told him he should invest his fortune (the one that was in a jug) into Hi-Tec solutions as they were always highly profitable.
Web designs of those far years were very primitive and the monster/leprechaun decided to take over that niche. That is actually how our premium design templates were invented. At first all the products were green (a tribute to sweet Ireland) but later on the competition forced TemplateMonster.com (at that time he was TemplateLeprechaun.com) to diversify the color scheme of his products. But up until now green templates (like #14085, #14075, #14023, or for example #13810) are his favorite ones.
Every legend has its moral. We are not sure what the moral of this legend is, but still it’s nice isn’t it? We wish you all to be your own leprechaun for yourself and to have your own jug of gold!
Erin Go Bragh! Everybody go green!
Attention! The WordPress 2.1.1 version has recently been declared dangerous. The reason for this is that a security breech was created by a hacker. It was also determined that a hacker gained access to modify the download file. Fortunately, only the 2.1.1 was affected by the hacker, and not all of its downloads were corrupted.
Nevertheless, the entire version was announced to be dangerous and a new version, 2.1.2 was released. WordPress 2.1.2 does not differ from the previous version very much. It includes only minor changes and has completely verified files.
So you should upgrade all of your files to 2.1.2 immediately if you downloaded WordPress 2.1.1 within the past 3-4 days.
Read more in release – â€œWordPress 2.1.1 Dangerous, Upgradeâ€
Template Monster launches a new educational website – 3D Lessons.com. It is a great resource for those who want to learn more about 3D Graphics because the site covers five essential sections for 3D tutorials. They are: 3D Studio Max, Maya, Lightwave, Bryce and Cinema 4D tutorials.
If you are a novice in 3D graphics this website will benefit you a great deal and its resources will help you to discover your creative potential. If you are a 3D professional, you are welcome to share your knowledge and submit your tutorials.
Visit 3D Lessons.com and check the most informative collection of 3D Tutorials available, constantly expanding and updating.
Read more in our press release – “Template Monster Launches 3d Lessons.com”
Template Monster Team
Remember! After every purchase you, our valued customer, can get a great number of Bonus Gifts. Recently the list of Bonuses was renewed and expanded. Now we are happy to announce our creation of a special page dedicated to presenting all the current Bonuses.
At our Bonuses Page you can find exhaustive information about every available Bonus and profiles on all of our partners who are happy to provide them to you. This is the current of Bonuses:
- FREE Premium Clipart Library
- FREE Fonts
- One Year of FREE Hosting from Globat
- $100 FREE credit for MicrosoftÂ® adCenter
- $25 FREE Credit from Overture
- FREE merchant account from PayQuake
- 10% bonus from Fotolia
- 20% Discount on Absolut Vision Membership
Hurry up â€“ Now’s the time to make a purchase!
Template Monster Team
If you aren’t sure which ecommerce template to purchase, our newly released article entitled “Which Is Best For You?” is just what you need to help you decide. It contains valuable information about OsCommerce, Zen Cart templates and CRELoaded website templates, and it defines their distinguishing features. This article gives you exhaustive comparative descriptions of “package content”, “information boxes”, “payment modules” etc. for each of these products.
This article is written in a simple and easy-to-understand style. We hope this will be helpful to you.