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Clean and elegant theme. Good luck with sales.

redfactory

Thanks mate! :)

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Good luck with sales :)

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I was actually just searching for a theme like this! Overall, I like the theme…very clean and nice layout. I have a few questions that hopefully you don’t mind answering.

1. How does the booking work? Does it simply email the information? Is it possible to send the request for each listing to different email addresses?

2. Is it possible to show all ready booked dates on the calendar? Is it possible to add a calendar in another section to show booked dates?

3. Is there anyway to allow users to submit reviews? It looks like they are manually added right now.

4. Is there a maximum number of images that will be supported with the slideshow. I only see five images on each apartment page now.

5. Do you know if the theme works with any search filtering plugin?

redfactory

Hi,

Glad you like it! Ofcourse I don’t mind answering the questions :)

1. When someone books an apartment it send an email to the site owner (email can be adjusted in the settings). Only one email is supported, but I know you can filter emails to different adresses with gmail. Maybe that would help you :)

2. You could add a calendar via a plugin, but it’s not included in the theme out of the box. Though I’d like to see if that’s a much requested feature.

3. You can let users submit reviews via a contact form, but the reason why we’ve done it manually for now is that a lot of apartment owners rent out the apartment from other websites like airbnb.com.

4. There’s no maximum :) If you add more then 7 images, two arrows will appear on the side and you’ll be able to scroll through them. Very fancy!

5. What kind of filtering plugin are you looking for? One that would search through different apartments?

Like with some of our other themes like The Restaurant and The Beauty Salon we want to collect as much feedback as possible. We’re not the experts when it comes to renting out apartments, you are ;) If there are a lot of requests for an availability calendar, we’ll just build it into the next update. Same goes for a lot of features. We try to gather as much feedback as we can and adjust the theme if necessary.

If you have any further thoughts, let us know. We’re bursting with excitement right now :D

Cheers!

Default-user

Great, thanks for the detailed response.

In regards to the filter search, I would be using the site for approximately 100 different apartments so it would be great to be able to filter by availability, price, and other features. For example, filter by using items listed under property details…i.e. number of bedrooms, pets allowed, ect.

If the theme had the below features I would certainly buy.

1. Availability calender. I would be happy if it worked with a plugin, such as http://www.wpsimplebookingcalendar.com/ (or something similar).

2. The ability to set different prices for different times of the year.

3. User submitted reviews. This would not need to be complex…simple adding a star rating system to the existing comments and having those display on the apartment page would work just fine.

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Wish you the best with sales, congrats :)

redfactory

Thanks, much appreciated :)

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This is unique! Well done!

redfactory

Thanks! That was our aim indeed ;) Cheers!

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Awesome template rf, glws mate! ;)

redfactory

Thanks! You glws as well :)

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This theme is awesome ! Exactly what i’m looking for !! :-)

A few pre-sale questions :

- is it be possible to force booking weekly (from saturday to saturday) ?

- is the theme multilingual or translation ready ?

- is the booking widget customizable ? (for ex the price not to be per guest but for the room? is it possible to have different costs for different periods of the year ?

- And definitely, as Baker987 asked : Could you add a calendar for each room in a next update ? that’s a big missing thing and would be soooooo cool !!! ;-)

Thanks by advance for your answers, and please excuse my bad english… :-)

redfactory

Hi!

Thanks, glad you like it! :D

1) It’s not possible to force bookings weekly, but you can simply inform your visitors of this with a message shortcode (like the yellow one we have on the apartment pages), or code it into the widget itself.

2) Yes, translation ready :)

3) Yes there’s a setting to make the price per room or per guest. The budapest apartment has a fixed price for the whole apartment: http://www.redfactory.nl/themes/thevacationrental/the-budapest-apartment/ The price is fixed for the whole year though. Would you see that as a critical feature?

4) We’ll add every feature we come across to the list as a potential candidate and see which ones make the most impact :) So if you have more ideas, please let us know!

If you have any further questions, let me know :)

Cheers!

PommeK

Thanks for your quick answers : everything sounds good ! ;-)

For the 3) i’m sure it would be a great feature for seasonal rents : the price is never the same in july/august than during smaller holidays than outside holidays…

Do you plan to add somewhere some screenshots from the admin ?

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I’m also looking for a theme like this. Here is my 2 cents of features it should have:

1. Availability calendar, automatically updated with every reservation and 3 states: available, booked and pending, and synchronized with booking form

2. Admin reservation management to accept or reject bookings

3. Number of adults and children on booking form

4. Multilingual ready or qtranslate plugin compatible

5. Search and filtering widget based on price range and number of guests

6. Different property prices for different dates and/or seasons

7. Various slider options

8. Google map on properties and search pages with all property markers for searched results

9. Users submitted reviews

With all those features I’ll surely buy it.

Keep up the good work!!!

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Hey, any updates on the theme? I would like to get an idea on what you are willing to update/change before buying. Thanks!

redfactory

Hi,

Yes we’re working on building at least two additional features into the theme:

  • Seasonal prices
  • Availability calendar

User submitted reviews can be done with the current comment system, so we’ll look into that aswell.

Let me know what you think :)

Cheers!

Default-user

Great! I’ll be buying it later today.

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Hi RedFactory – love this theme – is it possible to have the slider at the top of the homepage, with an area for body content and a couple posts? Are shortcodes available to change the homepage format?

Thanks, Theresa

redfactory

Hi Theresa,

Yes there are several shortcodes available to change the layout of any page.

The homepage (or apartment page) is a combination of shortcodes. You can have the apartment slider at the top like we have in the demo, or another image slider like we have here: http://www.redfactory.nl/themes/thevacationrental/features/shortcodes/image-slider/.

If you want to show posts underneath it you can use this shortcode: http://www.redfactory.nl/themes/thevacationrental/features/shortcodes/post-list-2/

In short, you have total freedom of how you want to arrange your homepage or apartment page :)

Hope this helps! If you have further questions, let us know :)

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Have you updated to offer seasonal rates and availability calendar yet? Does this theme work if you have mutiple rentals such as chalets and condos that are each rented for different terms? Does it support also adding properties for sale or can you use it with a plugin like WP Properties? Can you add extra input fields such as total number of bathroons – total 3 piece, total four piece, type of heating system and more. We have a huge list of features/details that must be included for each property. If I purchase this then find it is not applicable to our needs is there a refund?

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Hi, I love your theme, will you be adding the availability calendar feature? I’ll def buy once that is added and if you could also add the number of kids and adults option into the reservation form- that would be the best. Really loving this though, please let me know when the next update will be released and if the features mentioned will be included. Thanks a bunch! Also, would it be possible for you to send me the demo content xml once I have purchased this?

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Thanks so much redfactory! We’ll most likely be making a purchase in the near future :)

redfactory

Thanks, that’s great to hear :) Cheers!

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A the other mentioned, I’m just waiting for the updates. Any idea when they will be available?

redfactory

Yes, we’re working on it as we speak. We’re also implementing our new framework which has a shortcode generator and a layout manager :)

The update should be available early next week!

Cheers!

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Just purchased – lovely theme. Is it possible to provide the demo.xml file – it would really assist with testing and playing around with the theme.

Also some feature requests:

1) Availability calendar 2) Seasonal rates

Otherwise the design looks wonderful – compliments to you. We purchased just based on that – with the extra features this theme would be fantastic!

redfactory

Thank you so much for the kind words :) I’m really glad you like it!

We’ve already build the Availability Calendar and the Seasonal Prices into the next update. We’re hoping to release it this week. We also included a shortcode generator, a column manager and some more awesome features!

Cheers!

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Sorry – just realised the dummy content is on your support forum.

Got it thanks

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A very nice, clean theme. Hopefully this is the one I need, but I need to know Is it multi-lingual ready? Will it work with WPML plug-in?

Kind regards,

Daniel

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Hey, great theme.

A few comments though: - i’m having a hard time understanding the shortcodes. Please, provide an example for each in your documentation, or include a shortcode button generator in the wysiwyg text editor. How does the [map] shortcode work? - i can’t find the “property details” fields, where can i set up these details for each of my apartment?

Best regards, Alex.

redfactory

Hi Alex,

Glad you like it!

We’ve already added a shortcode generator and a column manager to the upcoming update :) Should be online this week!

The map shortcode we use in the demo is as follows: [map location=”new york” zoom=”12”]

More info for the maps shortcode can be found on this page: http://www.redfactory.nl/themes/thevacationrental/features/shortcodes/google-maps/

We’ve set up a dedicated support forum to handle any further support questions you may have: http://www.redfactory.nl/themes/support We also have the demo xml file available to make it easier to set everything up :)

Cheers!

asolution

Thank you, got it! :) Appreciate the fast support. The XML file is also very useful.

Looking forward to the update, and congratulations for good work! :)

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We’re so excited right now! We hope to finish the update tomorrow, but if needed we might take untill monday to be sure everything is in. You’re all gonna love this update! I’ll keep you posted :)

And thanks for all the feedback! If this isn’t lean theme development then I don’t know what is ;)

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Hi Redfactory

I am using a Premiumpress (classifieds) theme for our vacation rental business. We have been running for a few years now. It’s a great theme but not dedicated to vacation rentals. And I am looking for an image rich theme like yours.

Our model does not work on availability calendars. I do believe that calendars should be a third party solution. There are many solutions http://goo.gl/ljjjK for this.

The reason I am saying this is that a holiday home owner wants to centrally control the calendar. And she wants to be able to share this calendar with other sites that promote her home.

That’s why a stand-alone calendar is not a good idea for your theme.

I believe your theme should focus on the core and that’s SEO and sharing rich content ;->>> Images.

Call to action/Enquiry forms, integrated blog, and other variables like seasonal pricing.

The problem I have with Premiumpress is that they don’t focus on rich content like images and their blog is not integrated with the sales pages.

Btw:

I am using Google Forms for my contact- or enquiry form.

This is important because Google forms gives me options people like me can use to create dedicated forms independently of the theme developer. (I want to buy your theme but don’t want to be limited to your enquiry/contact form ;-)

I prefer to use my Google enquiry form in a widget area. This makes it flexible;

BTW : I can share with you or users of your theme how I use my Google forms to send me new enquiries to me email with all the entered info via Google Script Apps..

One of the ideas I would like to share is to rather than to have the Book Now as a link to another page http://www.redfactory.nl/themes/thevacationrental/book-now/?pricetype=day&checkin=&checkout=&guests=1&apartment_id=3158 have a form in a widget area that visitors can complete as they read about the rental.

Have a look at this rental home page of mine http://goo.gl/UtHzz

You’ll see on the right the enquiry form (Google Form) on this page (and it follows you as you scroll down). From the time we added this form on the sales page (with no click to another page) our enquiries increased a lot.

When the Google Form in the widget area is completed we get the Title of the page included in the results submitted.

The good news for us users and you as developers is that you don’t need to do anything. All you need do is give me widget area where I can add my Google Form.

Contact me anytime for more…

Have fun

Johan

redfactory

Hi Johan,

Thanks for your massive reply! That’s some awesome feedback you have there. We’re finshing up an update for this theme as we speak :) We’ve included support for uniform styled forms, so any form you include will look great :)

The availability calendar is only there for those who don’t use any external services. It’s by any means optional, so if you want to use something else that’s fine as well!

We’ll be releasing the update soon so I’m VERY interested what you think of it!

Cheers, and thanks again for all the feedback!

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