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1022 posts Best-dressed man at PressNomics 2013
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Parallelus says

Installed it and had a brief look. Just a quick question. Is it possible to remove the options page and add all the options to the native WordPress customizer?

Yes, you can select any group of options to be added to the Customizer. Click the edit button for a section in the options builder and you can enable the options to be added to the Customizer. There isn’t an option to remove the admin page, but you can place it in the default WordPress “Appearance” menu area. Also you can use our Admin Menu Editor you could completely delete the admin menu item for any custom admin pages added with the options builder, but there’s no reason you have to do that.

I’d recommend leaving the options duplicated in the admin since it’s not always easy or convenient to use the Customizer and some users just don’t like it. Why not make the options accessible in both ways for a user to choose how they want to work with them, that’s my view. This is what Runway does by default, but it also makes it possible for you to do it however you prefer.

1022 posts Best-dressed man at PressNomics 2013
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Parallelus says

Thanks for the congrats everyone. It’s amazing how fast 10 years can pass, but it’s been awesome.


@Parallelus, you lucky bastard :) Some kind of deity must be watching over you. Ask for a dedicated badge from Envato.

Haha! Yeah, they’ll have to create a badge that looks like a halo or angel wings. :D It really was lucky. I tend to have an overly optimistic outlook. I think it’s a defense mechanism because real stress has an intense effect on me.

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Parallelus says

@KingDog

We’re going to Canada so… Worst case scenario I could have let you or Adrien smuggle me across the border in your trunk. ;)

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Parallelus says

Sunday night at 11pm, while my wife Jessica and I were preparing for a trip to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary, I went to the closet to get our passports and realized mine was expired. My immediate reaction was, “OH SH*T!!! We leave in 2 days!”, but to prevent Jessica from panicking I casually said, “Hmm… Did you know my passport expired? Maybe I can get a new one.” It didn’t really help to be so calm and possibly increased her stress by pretending to be unconcerned.

The next morning I drove to the Atlanta Passport Agency, about a 4 hour trip from my home. Jessica had called that morning to get me an appointment. Even though they had no openings, she got me on the waiting list and minutes later I had an appointment. I walked in the door of the passport agency and met with two nice ladies, gave them my paperwork and explained I need to get a new passport the same day. By now it was about 2:30 pm. After submitting my paperwork and waiting about 45 minutes they called my name and handed me my new passport! It felt like a small miracle had just been performed. Just 16 hours after realizing the passport was expired I had a new one in my hand and our trip, now less than 48 hours away, had been saved.

You can imagine the relief I heard in Jessica’s voice when I called to tell her the news. I never really got too worried about the situation since we could always go somewhere else, but Jessica put a lot of time into planning the trip and I knew it would disappoint her. It’s amazing how things can work out, and from my own experiences, I’ve found they usually do.

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Parallelus says

Thanks for checking with us on these things! You don’t have anything to worry about, however I’ve gone ahead and pushed a couple fixes for some of these to ease your mind already. I’ve added specific notes about each section below.

Thanks!

The files with the DOS/Unix line endings are all included in the code editor: runway-framework/data-types/code-editor. These will not prevent the theme from being accepted on ThemeForest, however I’ve updated these in the ‘develop’ branch of Runway and pushed those changes already. You can download the updated repository with that modification now.

I’ll run a scan on those to update them on Github to have consistent line endings.

WARNING: Found wrong tag, remove from your style.css header.

The ‘wrong tag’ is also something you can ignore. It’s saying that you have a tag listed in the style.css header that’s not an ‘approved’ WordPress.com/org tag. You can put anything you want in those tags, it makes no difference in a premium theme. This only matters if you plan to upload to the WP repository.

Ignore all of the “RECOMMENDED” notices. Most of those are saying, “You’re not using the fancy header feature we built into the core of WordPress, but shouldn’t have because things like that should be left to theme developers instead.” and other such non-sense. Unless you want to use the default WP Header and Custom Background tools you should just skip that entirely.

I’ve added the missing text domains to the files listed and pushed the changes to the ‘develop’ branch also. Regardless, those couple references will not prevent the theme from being accepted.

The “INFO” can also be ignored. These are helper files in the “Runway Dashboard” which only gets included into your development version. Once you generate the standalone theme these files are removed from your theme because they’re unnecessary outside the scope of Runway as a development tool.

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Parallelus says

If you’re interested, our Runway framework has an extension for Custom Post Types, Taxonomies and Meta Fields that is free. We have 3 of our own themes on ThemeForest built with Runway and other authors are building more of them now.

http://runwaywp.com/


GitHub link for Runway: https://github.com/parallelus/Runway-Framework
GitHub link for Meta Fields Extension: https://github.com/parallelus/Content-Types-for-Runway

1022 posts Best-dressed man at PressNomics 2013
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Parallelus says

With our new ticket system we’re very much hoping to run the entire process through the single system rather than suggesting that users need to reach out using social media channels.

I was overstating when I said, “stop requiring a tweet for faster responses” because I know it’s not required. I’m not even blaming Envato for this, it’s a culture that resulted from long support time I think.

Great to hear that the new system is working towards a better workflow.

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Parallelus says

Have you tried tweeting to the support guys? @envato_support Sometimes can help a little quicker.

Just my opinion, but having to “tweet” for support is the stupidest thing ever. I think the idea of doing support via Twitter is ridiculous. They have a support ticket system and @digitalscience is an elite author. There is a dedicated contact person for you because you’re elite. Email Dan and he’ll take care of you. I know he’s still in bed because of the time in Australia, but surely there are more efficient methods than using Twitter for support. Please make the madness end and stop requiring a tweet for faster responses to support tickets.

end rant;

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Parallelus says

Inside the repository there is no “Liftoff” theme, and there are no extensions. How can we evaluate / play with this?

You can find the LiftOff theme inside the “framework/themes/default.zip” of the downloaded Runway package. If you activate Runway as your theme it will prompt you to install this default theme automatically and then you just click “OK” and it will do everything for you.

The Extensions server was not working properly after the v1.1 update last week but I’ve just published fixes for that and updated the server to ensure you can now download the Extensions from the Runway admin. You’ll need to download the v1.1.2 update to Runway for this to work on your install. It’s available here: https://github.com/parallelus/Runway-Framework

Let us know if there is anything else we can do to help!

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Parallelus says

@feeling4design

What mcollins told you is exactly right. The framework is designed to fit into the ThemeForest rules. The earlier posts from users unsure if it met the Phase 1 and 2 requirements didn’t really know how Runway worked and were just guessing, but they were wrong. The framework exceeds the Phase 1 and 2 requirements for ThemeForest.

We built extensions to allow native theme functionality to be easily integrated in a modular way. To take the framework further we added a plugin installer to allow you to attach plugins, as recommended by ThemeForest, and then to go even another step we added an option to allow any Runway Extension to be installed as a plugin also. You just check a box when setting up Runway and building your theme and it lets you specify for any extension to actually be installed at the time of the theme install as a native WordPress plugin. The framework does all the conversion of the code and make sure the extension will work as a plugin, it’s pretty cool.

Let me know if you have any other questions. I’ll check into getting Runway added to the list of frameworks, but that won’t prevent you from using it now. There is no requirement to select a framework in that field. It’s an optional setting and we already have 3 themes for sale on ThemeForest built with Runway so you’re safe to move ahead.

Thanks!

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