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Do you offer free templates behind your directory?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by balkanboy, May 6, 2008.

  1. #1
    I know some directories that offer free phpld and wordpress templates but I am sure I am missing a lot.


    1. If you offer some or know other directory offering them please post here.

    - This tread should be useful as reference and there is a chance I am going to blog about some templates later when I get back to my blog.


    2. Let me know what kind of templates do you offer(Wordpress, PHPLD, Site-Sift etc).

    - I know most of web directories offer WP and PHPLD but I feel this is over saturated. Still that is just my superficial opinion.


    3. Share your ideas about other kind of templates that could be released.
    SEMrush
    - I think there is a big need for other scripts templates out there, especially for powerful free scripts that have only one or two templates looking very unattractive, in most cases created by creator of the script-programmer. Yeah, imagine the look of it :)

    - If scripts attract webmaster traffic-like hosting scripts etc this can be great move to do.

    Thanks for your responses,
    Marko
     
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  2. vicdigi

    vicdigi Banned

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    In answer to your first Q - yes. We have recently started a brand new website powered by WordPress. Built into the site it has a directory which we humanly manage. This site offers more than just a directory though as is fair to say it is secondary. At our site we offer free Wordpress themes and phplinkdirectory templates - version 3.3.

    On the latter - Q3 - From a business point of view - the question many will ask is whether it is profitable to create other templates. I think many people nowadays create free WP themes and other templates to mostly get traffic to their websites amongst other things.
     
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    mikey1090 Moderator Staff

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    My old Zorg-Directory.com offers some excellent templates across three scripts.

    phpLinkDirectory, Wordpress and phpLinkBid. The phpLD and matching phpLB themes were very popular.
     
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    Qoobe.org released some wordpress and phplinkdirectory and phproxy templates :D
     
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    balkanboy Banned

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    Yes I forgot phplb themes. Not sure how popular are they now days but might be worthed to go with one and see how it goes.

    Proxy themes are easy to create or cheap if you buy them but I don't think they can send targeted traffic, plus you get link from only one page. Still, cool thing to offer.

    @vicdigi: Nice site you got there-I like the concept. Regarding other templates, I was thinking about forum templates and maybe some other blog themes than WP.
     
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    iPod Notable Member

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    Ally Directory offers free phpLD, phpLinkBid, wordpress and site-sift templates.
    However you won't find any template in site sift category, as on now. I have 4 coded site-sift templates, only some minor changes needs to be done on them and i just can't find any coder for that!
     
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    deluxdon Catch Me If You Can...!!!™ Staff

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    directorymix.com/blog/our-free-templates/ also offers Free phpLD Templates.

    DON.
     
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    there are hundreds for free template sites out there so no need to ever purchase 1 :)
     
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    But it's not free, since you have to give a link back.
     
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    I released one or two BQTM sponsored wordpress themes. :)
     
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    Thanks - the comment is grand and gives good vibes to build the site into something grand.

    On the latter. I am not entirely certain about other blog templates but in terms if forum skins/templates I think it would be marvellous to see designs being made. I for one would defo be looking out for templates to use.
     
    vicdigi, May 7, 2008 IP