As we promised when releasing the first version of DirectoryEngine – Multi-purpose Business Directory WordPress Theme, the “Events” management feature will be implemented soon. The promise is now fulfilled with the release of DirectoryEngine v1.1 –  including a ton of new features as well as bug fixes.

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Events management

As it is called, this feature allows users to create their own events for special occasions, which is great to make the places became more appealing.

Users can make different events for different places. For example, if a user has two active places in the site, he then can create a “20% discount” event for his restaurant on weekends while creating another “Free buffet” event for his hotel.

Besides, this is not just about “discount”, it can also be considered as a notification to remind the customers about your places.

directory place event theme - DirectoryEngine

There’s no hard work needed. Just with some simple clicks, users can make different events with, not only the main information but also a banner and ribbon to make them look beautiful.

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After posting the events, users can reviews it right in the main page as well as in their profile section.

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With all the benefits it brings, of course this is a great tool for you to gain more traffic for your site. And of course, just like other functions, admins can easily take control of this feature.

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You can limit the availability of the events right when you create the payment plans. You can also decide how many events can be displayed in the listing, as well as if users can use this feature for free or not.

admin event 2 - DirectoryEngine

Slug settings

Similar to its siblings, DirectoryEngine now allows admins to set up the slugs right from the back – end without need to write a single line of code. Depend on your different needs, you are free to change the slugs to push up your SEO.

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Enhance search function and add additional unit of measurement

From now on, whenever users use the “Search nearby” function, they aren’t required to enter the keywords. The search system will provide them the needed results with any changed criterias.

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Besides miles, admins now can choose kilometer as the default unit of measurement. The system then will use this setup for search function.

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Automatically link addresses with Google maps

With this new version, when you submit a place, just insert your location then it’ll automatically link with Google maps for you.

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Changing time format

The time format now uses WordPress’ time format setting. You can choose 24 hours or 12 hours format as you wish.

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Sending receipt

Once users successfully complete their payment, they’ll receive a receipt as an evidence for their transaction.

receipt - DirectoryEngine

Complete mobile version

In the previous versions, DE’s mobile version still has some flaws, we’ve acknowledged these inconveniences and tried to iron them all.

The menu is now displayed beautifully, you now can quickly change to whichever page you want without any trouble.

Besides, the featured places are now displayed where they belong – above the other normal ones.

Mobile Responsive Directory Theme - DirectoryEngine

Bug fixes

Fix “Rating” issue. The rating system now works smoothly.
Fix “Submit a place” issue. After you choose a location, the required text will disappear.
Fix text in categories.
Fix bug when disable/enable an option.
Fix ‘Featured places“ issue. All new places won’t appear as featured anymore.
Fix “Upload image” issue. The images won’t be duplicated any more.
Fix “Translate” bug.
Fix “Notification” issue. Once you’ve already set up your theme, you won’t receive the notification again.
Fix “Payment plan” issue. From now on, if you create 01 year plan, the system will automatically set the expiry date for you.
Fix “Edit payment plan” issue.

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Celebrating Vietnam’s National Day with a 20% discount offer

Support delay

In celebration of Vietnam’s National Day, we’re having two days off: September 1st and September 2nd.

As a result, the support service will be delayed quite a little bit, questions regarding technical issues will be resolved when we come back to work on September 3rd. After this short holiday, we’ll be back with even more powerful energy to provide better products and services.

Should you have any further concern, please don’t hesitate to contact us via

We really appreciate your patience and thanks for your understanding.

20% discount

In order to compensate for the delay support as well as to share the joy of the holiday to you, we’re happy to offer you the 20% discount for all our themes. From now to September 2nd, you can save 20% when purchasing any theme from EngineThemes. Simply enter the code “HAPPY20VN” to get 20% off the price.

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As usual, we’re looking forward to your feedback for the DirectoryEngine update in the comment section below! 🙂

  • Davi de Assis
    Aug  29TH,  2014

    There’s something wrong with the “Share Bar” in the Demo: when you scroll down, the bar doesn’t stops before the footer. Just access any profile and scroll ’til bottom and you’ll see.

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