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Parallelus says

I like the way he tells the story.

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Parallelus says

Runway, it’s what we use. Also free and supported.

http://runwaywp.com
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Parallelus says

How did I miss this “scraper” before? I’ll have to look into making use of it on our forum to have all the comments in one place and then I’ll finally be able to have someone other than myself respond to comments.

Delegation of account controls to other Envato users is probably my number one feature request right now. It’s a very close race with the ability to split commissions automatically.

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Parallelus says

Hello. I got some question why you planned to developed the layouts manager and content types for this? We got visual composer . I`m thinking that people don’t need this feature at all, it’s a little wired for them. Waiting to hear what you planned for it or what is the main benefits for it. Thank you. And great job .

A content builder like Visual Composer and our Layout Manager serve very different functions. The features of Visual Composer are only relevant to a single page/post and cannot effect anything outside that scope. Layouts created with the Layout Manager are capable of applying large scale changes, site wide, from a centralized location. The layouts are essentially a replacement for WordPress template pages. Instead of creating a custom template PHP file to achieve a page with a right and left sidebar, now you just open the Layout Manager and create this in the admin and apply it where you need.

Another example of how it could be applied, if you had a site that was broken into sections, for example a news site with 5 main areas and each area had a unique color, header graphic and footer, the Layout Manager would let you make those design applications directly from the admin. You could assign the custom colors, design elements, headers and footers to each of the 5 sections and all of the pages, posts and other content in those areas would adopt the look automatically. If you ever needed to change something about one of those areas, you simple edit that one layout and the change is applied universally to every place on the site using that layout. That’s not possible with a content builder where you instead go running around your site making updates to every page.

Another thing you can do with the layout manager is create areas to be populated with widgets, or pages or static blocks or any other custom post type. While it’s possible to use a content builder for similar functionality, it leaves you with a problem for updates. If you ever want to modify the structure of pages created with a content builder you have to edit every page but the layout manager is centralized. It also gives you control over assigning custom headers and footers, this just isn’t possible from a content builder at all.

I hope that helps!

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Parallelus says

@kprovance

Kind of harsh remarks considering Redux is also a fork of “someone else’s work” as you put it. If he wants to branch the project there is nothing wrong with it. If forking of GPL projects was not permitted there would be no Redux framework to begin with.

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Parallelus says

Wow, Wilson looks damaged! I was amazed by the speediness of my package arrival. The care pack was in literally 5 days in Romania! I was thinking it will take it three weeks or so but everything was done so fast!

Same here. I’ve gotten a confirmation email from Dan that it was sent and at my door in Alabama in about the same time. Envato should consider going into competition with Amazon, the fastest delivery of anything I’ve ever ordered online. I place an order at 10pm and it’s at the door the next day by noon! I must live near a regional distribution center.

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Parallelus says


lol

They don’t look like this when we send them :)

Where did that rope/string come from??

That’s what I was wondering! Next time, put a rope on mine. :)

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Parallelus says

I got a 1 star just a bit ago for my latest theme not having enough customization options. :) Have you seen our latest theme? It has so many customization options they’re overwhelming some customers.

I do try and contact every low rating because they typically don’t give enough detail in the reply. The information you can get from a user that has trouble with the theme is very valuable and can really help you make it better. I try not to bother them, but only ask for more details about their experience so we can improve the product for other customers. I’ll usually ask if there is anything I can do to help with any specific issues they might have… I’ve found that most of the time someone giving a 1 star rating has never asked for help. They’re frustrated because they can’t figure something out on their own and to know what it was they couldn’t figure out can be a valuable bit of information to me.

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Parallelus says

For the record, I’d sign one for Safari. ;)

+1

And I’d sign it twice for the iPad version of Safari. It requires more browser specific styling than the latest IE.

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Parallelus says

We keep just our themes in a Github repo. Dropbox has been our shared file storage but I’m probably going to try something else. I’m not very impressed by Dropbox. All I ever really notice about it is the limitations.

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