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ChapterThemes says

I’m having a simple search form that searches only through a custom post type by adding the following to the form:

<input type=”hidden” name=”post_type” value=”posttypename” />

The search works, but – comparing to a search in the backend – it does not always show all possible results.

Also sometimes when i search for a particular string, that i KNOW is inside one of the +/- 1000 posts – it does not show any result. While searching in the admin with the same string it does return the proper post as a result.

Any suggestions?

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ChapterThemes says

There is nothing it can be done anymore. The page builders, hundreds of different so called “features”, tens of different layouts in one, is a must now in TF if you want to survive the competition…

I totaly disagree. It’s common to do so on TF, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only way to survive.

I’m telling you – create a killer design – something cool – give them a couple of different templates and some options, and you don’t need hundreds of features and bloated builders to have a successful item.

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ChapterThemes says


It’s quite simple.

I see Premiumlayers saying “they rate your theme 3 stars just because it doesn’t have a page builder plugin integrated”

I think that’s BS – A nice designed theme with some shortcodes to create columns or a very basic layout/column builder is what people i know of like the most.
I shared our experience which may or may not match with yours, especially considering the fact you have only 1 theme on sale and might not have come up with such situation with a buyer yet. That doesn’t give you any right to call it a BS so please make sure to be more respectful to other people next time you write something.

You misunderstood me / i wrote it wrong, sorry.

I don’t think it’s BS what you say – but it’s BS a person rates 3 star because they miss a pagebuilder.

Don’t immedialty play the ‘respect’ card – haha, it’s so lame. please check out everything i do – i always have respect for other people :)

As for that 1 item – that’s just a side case. People can have more experience outside this marketplace you know ;)

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ChapterThemes says

@dtbaker nice! thanks for sharing

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ChapterThemes says

It’s quite simple.

There are a lot of ‘webdesigners’ who create layouts depended on some sort of uber package of plugins. The plugin can save templates which are available in the theme in the end.

I see Premiumlayers saying “they rate your theme 3 stars just because it doesn’t have a page builder plugin integrated”

I think that’s BS – A nice designed theme with some shortcodes to create columns or a very basic layout/column builder is what people i know of like the most.

Like i said in another post: so called ‘Authors’ aren’t designing anymore – they only style blank templates full of pagebuilder crap – and in the end lots of end-users don’t even know where to start anymore.

Empty shells full of ‘premium’ plugins is the main product nowadays…

Some pagebuilders are nice – but most themes rely on them way too much

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ChapterThemes says

Those Multipurpose super themes getting me some good client work lately…

You know why? Because the themes are so super bloated, most people ( even with WP knowlegde ) find it’s taking way too long or it’s too difficult to get their site up or the design they want – cuz frankly sometimes it’s like the buyer needs to ‘design’ it’s own templates with all those custom builder shit..

There’s nothing wrong with a little multi-purpose – But multi-purpose is not just bundling a lot of plugins like sliders, pagebuilders etc. and put it in a empty shell they call a ‘theme’.

But yet again – i know what people i work for and work with want – and all those big bad themes are now making it clear that if they want their design build in a good decent way with some nice options: come to me! :)

So – thanks for all the fish haha

But seriously – i see the rise of these so called ‘premium’ / ‘lets put every premium plugin in a shell and call it a premium multipurpose theme’ themes, destroy the faith in nice themes which are user friendly.

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ChapterThemes says

Just place inside the comments the vaildator isn’t always correct and the poluter is wrong and not up to date. I just hate such people

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ChapterThemes says

Point 1 i’ve never heard of, but sounds kind of like a good point. Building sites is more than just getting a working thing which looks nice. Thinking about not having you server bloated full with too many image files etc. are also things to think about.

Point 2 – don’t know realy – it’s the only solution i found to remove the standard inline styles that WP includes.

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ChapterThemes says

It is plain and simple:

The WordPress customizer is all about appearance and should be only used for visible/appearance options.

All other options which have nothing ( directly ) to do with how a theme looks should be in a separate settings page.

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ChapterThemes says


Also with a builder like this you hardly ‘design’ a theme for it. It’s more like a full site builder than something else.

As is with most builders – people who buy it kindoff design their own site.

And all they ever get is the same old same old paralax sections, sliders and columns with icons.

Themes with those builders nowadays are too much of a blank canvas if you ask me.

It really depends from the approach the author wants to take.

Authors can definitely design a theme for it ( or with it ), an example would be this theme, it’s made with existing modules and options. And custom modules can be built as well of course.

True – but more Authors should do so :)

Ah well – there’s something for everybody :)

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