You will find in this page a collection of the most frequently asked questions about our WordPress Auction and Reverse Auction Theme, about our Framework theme and how to monetize the sites you build with our theme. If your question is more complex than anything you see in here and cannot be found on this page, or you want some custom features built on your theme, you can either use our forums, or contact us directly.
Why choose the SiteMile Auction Theme?
You are probably wondering why you need to choose the sitemile Auction Theme for your auction website when there are so many options on the market. Well first is because is based on wordpress, which is a frequently used, lightweight CMS platform, and not to mention the huge community wp has behind, plus all the free plugins and many more. A second reason is because the Auction Theme is so customizable. For example the front page is made up from 2 or 3 sidebars in which you can add widgets. The theme comes with special widgets for latest posted auctions, ending soon auctions, categories, locations and many more which you can arrange at your will. You can create an unique homepage with just a few mouse clicks, no need for coding. The third solid reason for choosing our auction theme is our excellent support. At any time we answer your queries with precision and great speed.
How hard is to install the AuctionTheme?
The Auction Theme is very easy to install and its plug and play functionality offers a great and fast way of installation, especially for beginner users. You simply upload the archive with the theme via the wordpress backend admin and then you are done. The AuctionTheme is really a turn-key auction script, sitting just a few clicks away from buying to actually using it.
Do I need anything else to run an auction website?
You do not need anything else besides the theme. The Auction Theme comes packed with built-in features and functions that will run a fully functional and featured auction website. You do not need any extra software to run your auctions. It is the most mature and best worpdress auction app on the market. See here how to install the Auction Theme.
Is the Auction Theme responsive and mobile ready?
The answer is YES, the Auction Theme by sitemile is responsive and looks good on mobile and tablets. It works well on iOS devices, like iPhones and iPads, also on Android Phones, nokia phones(windows phone operating system) and all the rest.
How can I monetize the Auction Theme?
There are several ways through which you can monetize the site built around the Auction Theme. First is the featured fee which consists of charging people for featuring their auctions on your site. Another fee is the posting of a simple auction. You can get more money if you setup a percentage(%) from the final selling price of an auction.
What are the currencies supported by the Auction Theme?
Auction Theme supports a wide variety of currencies. The complete list of supported currencies is: Canadian Dollar, Euro, British Pound, U.S. Dollar, Japanese Yen, Australian Dollar, New Zealand Dollar, Swiss Franc, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar, Swedish Krona, Danish Krone, Polish Zloty, Norwegian Krone, Hungarian Forint, Czech Koruna, Israeli New Shekel, Mexican Peso,Brazilian Real, Malaysian Ringgit, Philippine Peso, New Taiwan Dollar, Thai Baht, Turkish Lira. However this list is only limited by PayPal, AlertPay, Moneybookers and Authorize.net which are the payment methods in the auction theme. We can integrate any currency in the world as long as we integrate a payment method that supports that currency. If you want custom integration please contact us.
How customizable is the Auction Theme?
The sitemile auction theme is very customizable. We offer you unencrypted source code so you can do any changes you want to the theme PHP, CSS, HTML and image files that the theme comes with, to suit your custom site needs. If you use the SiteMile Hooks and the Auction Theme Hooks when modifying the theme you will be able to upgrade much faster when a new version of the theme is released. We also offer customization services to modify your version of the theme. You can contact us to get a fast quote on the timeframe and price.
Does the theme support plugins?
Our auction theme will support all plugins that are written along the real wordpress API, so all the plugins from wordpress directory will work fine. Also most of the premium plugins (paid plugins) should work. You can find here a list of tested and recommended plugins which will enhance the functionality of your website using the auction theme.
Does the Auction Theme support huge amounts of data?
That is a good question for all of you that want to use the Auction Theme on a big website. You might think it will not support a huge amount of auctions, data and users just because is based on wordpress. You are wrong! WordPress is based on PHP and MySql and it can handle tens or even hundreds of millions of ads/entries and users. So this really makes the sitemile auction theme, the most easy to use, affordable and high quality auction software on the market. Why pay thousands of dollars on a heavy auction script when you can get the same quality with less money?
Does the Auction Theme support coupons?
Yes the theme comes packed with a feature where you can offer coupons for your users. For example you setup a coupon making the featured auction for free, for one week period of time. In that time whoever posts a new auction, and uses that coupon will make its auction featured for free.
Do I have advertise spaces around the theme?
Yes you are offered a lot of sidebars. Thanks to the sitemile framework that the Auction Theme comes with, you get over 10 sidebars in various places of the site. You get 2 sidebars on the main page, 4 at the bottom of the page, 1 in the search page, another 1 in the advanced search page and a few more. From here you can use the widgets panel from wordpress, to drag and drop any text field widget and fill it up with your ads code (eg: google ad sense).
I want to setup a location based, auction website. Can I do that easily?
Yes you can do that. The theme comes with a predefined custom taxonomy, that is attached to the custom post type of the auctions. You can define custom locations and sublocations, that can be states and cities, or cities and suburbs, or anything you want. Then the search will be filtered based on the locations. The theme also supports radius search, where you can look for an auction inside a radius from a specific zip code you want.
Is the auction theme multi-language?
Yes the theme comes with a central language file. The localization file can be found under the auction theme’s languages folder. The language localization file is called en_US.po file for the english version. With the help of poedit program you can translate the theme into your language. More info about translating themes can be found here.
Can I upgrade license later?
If you purchase a standard license you can later upgrade to another advanced license at a later time just by paying the price difference. You either have that in your account or you can contact us if you decide to upgrade and we can direct you to the right spot.