Less plugins mean a more stable theme, faster, and free from coding error that are associated with compatible issues cause by excess plugins.
I look forward to the developer(s) that take on this task.
I truly believe that there is a high demand for such coding. In fact most of the theme administrators use a collection of plugins to accomplish similar results. Custom post types are a big part of WP websites, so to develop themes that are more user friendly would make for better use of these themes.
I mentioned Eventon because the plugin is a good example of custom post type that could easily fit into a theme organic search results, as well as display within the regular WP post. Another good example is SabaiDirectory provided that the coding does not pose too much challenges for the developer.
The thread serves as a springboard for what I presume that natural evolution of WP theme should be…
Sometimes you got to think outside the box or be the first to step out and do something great! There are tons of great theme out there but I have yet to run across one that take into account custom post type in a way that integrate them as part of the site without the need for special widgets.
Take for example the plugin Eventon http://codecanyon.net/item/eventon-wordpress-event-calendar-plugin/1211017, a powerful event plugin that uses custom post type for unlimited events on your site.
What if those events could be displayed on a homepage or category page as any WP regular post? Not attached by the hip using a widget but integrated in the code to be seen with regular post.
This is an opportunity for theme developers to do something that most developers done. Change the status quo and create themes that is transparent with regular post and custom post type.
Hey @UOU Apps no plans for an open source plugin for the booking system with this theme, we will be adding most of the functionality in the theme with some stuff being taken care of by WooCommerce.
You’ll be able to create a simple city directory or a reservation directory like “Yelp” using third party apps that will be integrated into the theme.@charlie4282 ETA = Stress, so we don’t provide them.
ny chance we can get a sneak peep at the homepage and the category page layout? The combination of sharedesk and Airbnb should make a powerful theme.
Suggestions: 1. Ensure the homepage has a powerful search that can be sticky when page is scroll 2. Focus on SEO; poor SEO means little or no directory listing being index in Google 3. Site should be light’ fast, and easy to load on any device; proper coding should fix that 4. Remember city directory has listings with no images; understanding this would ensure that listings with no images still looks great 5. Frontend submission should be simple for business owners that are not computer savvy
Can’t wait to see it…