I don’t think that I’ve ever written a post about one specific WordPress theme before, but I think this one really does warrant a post. The theme is called Vantage and it’s from popular WordPress theme developers AppThemes. I have been following this theme for over a year now, ever since they put a preview of it on their site. So what is Vantage and why am I so excited about it?
Vantage is a Directory theme, and in typical AppThemes form it really is more than a theme, it’s a full featured Directory Platform that you can get up and running in minutes using WordPress. I have been using WooThemes Listings in the past but have found some limitations to this and after my previous experiences with AppThemes, I think they probably are the best to deliver the goods in this department.
Here’s a look at what the basic UI of the theme looks like:
As you can see the look-and-feel is top-notch and since AppThemes specializes specifically in themes that are full-featured apps the backend really is as perfect as you could get. I will be using this theme to run Kayaking.org v4 and my developer is going to start porting our directory over this week. I’ll let you all know once it’s up and running so you can take it for a spin, or paddle!
I have been using PHPMyDirectory for years but find that it is incredibly clunky and impossible for me or my users to use efficiently. So goodbye PHPMyDirectory and hello Vantage. I can’t wait to get this up and running!