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Posted mcfitz on 17 August 2012 - 11:30 PM
I have been a member of WebDesign.com since last October, and it's been the best time and money I've spent in the past year. Each webinar is interesting and the topics are directly related to working in WordPress, not some out-of-touch designer's idea of what's important. The "Professor," Benjamin Bradley, is extremely knowledgeable and a great speaker. He has an incredible knack for knowing what we are about to ask next. His ability to move from beginner to expert level is super helpful, because we're quite a mixed group.
I like iThemes because Cory Miller and team are not just pushing iTheme products, but they are out to help members become better designers, better developers, and better business owners. Cory's presentations on entrepreneurs have been great, and the guest speakers he's invited have really added to the mix. I admire what he's done with the company and I respect his work ethic.
Builder and the child themes are super to work with. [I explained the difference between "frameworks," themes and child themes as best I could.] Although the child themes with Builder don't look as fancy as some other themes at the start, the ability to do ANYTHING YOU WANT with the theme is a huge advantage over a pretty but limited theme. I don't like working with any other theme brand now, after working with Builder, and that's a fact. (Plus, the new Allure themes are pretty to start with! LOL)
When I mentioned the fact that iThemes makes BackupBuddy, most of the Meetup members perked up. They recognized it and were interested in other Plugins made by the company. I made sure to mention Chris Jean and the development team a time or two, and to say how attentive they were to their customers.
The best part of all, I ended with, was the support. I have been very pleased with the support I've gotten from iThemes, and I want to especially recognize Sridhar Katakam for his patience, guidance, and the incredible amount of care and time he puts into the forums. When I see the answers from Ronald and Sridhar, I wonder how two men can possibly know so much about WordPress, Builder, plugins, and everything else. Please know that the users appreciate you tremendously, even if it isn't said as often is should be.
Posted superdoc on 20 May 2013 - 03:37 PM
tornado activity in Ok. City. Buildings can always get replaced but hope all the people in your area are
safe. South Florida has its' turn coming up on hurricane season starting June1.
Posted Jeremy Trask on 21 January 2012 - 06:40 PM
BackupBuddy is not designed for use in this scenario.
You can find details about how to make such a move on the WordPress.com Support site: http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/
Please note that they do offer a (paid for) service for such a move which your client might like to take advantage of.
Of course once the site is moved then you can use BackupBuddy for your backup needs on the new site.
Posted Matt Danner on 20 January 2012 - 11:32 AM
We are no longer offering Ajax Edit Comments as a premium plugin, but we have uploaded the full version of the plugin to the WordPress Plugin Repository. You can stay up to date with the latest version here:
Posted Elise Alley on 20 May 2013 - 03:44 PM
All the iThemes employees are safe and sound. The office is North of all the devastation, so we were all together and safe. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those in that area, just as they'll be with you during hurricane season as well!
Thanks so much for checking in on us! We greatly appreciate it!
Posted Ronald on 11 May 2013 - 05:45 AM
Builder will work and continue to work even without a subscription. A subscription allows you to download the latest version of Builder, and gives you access to the members only support forum. There is no code whatsoever in Builder that checks for a subscription, nor will Builder behave differently if you do not have a subscription,
Stylemanager is designed for Builder, and is not Child theme specific. In some cases, it requires adding css code manually to accomplish a change in appearance. We are here on the Builder support forum to assist with such code.
hope that clarifies,
Posted Dustin Akers on 18 April 2013 - 09:04 AM
You can check with email@example.com on how the upgrade would work and the questions about it.
Posted Jeremy Trask on 18 April 2013 - 04:19 AM
Thanks for the enquiry. The answer is that, no, there is no such functionality that is current or currently planned for BackupBuddy.
Posted Dustin Akers on 16 April 2013 - 04:15 PM
Yes, BackupBuddy can create a backup (copy) of the source site, migrate that copy to a subfolder, make changes, and then migrate the subfolder site to where the main site already is. Though to be clear, it won't be able to "merge" the altered subfolder site with the main site (meaning won't be able to migrate in just the new stuff), migrating from the subfolder site to where the main site is would replace the main site with the new one. Which would result in the main site's location now having the updated subfolder site.
http://ithemes.com/tutorial/category/backupbuddy/ has a video or two showing some information about migrations. As well as the codex having some information too: http://ithemes.com/codex/page/BackupBuddy:_ImportBuddy
If need more detailed information on the process or more questions can ask in BackupBuddy's forum: http://ithemes.com/forum/forum/74-backupbuddy/
Posted pgross on 01 April 2013 - 11:20 PM
Having worked with Builder and numerous plugins for the last four months, I am overdue to publicly state just how happy I am with all that ithemes does in software, training and online support. I ran the developer tools divisions at Borland and Microsoft in the 90's and have good insight into how difficult it is to do this well and I think ithemes and the support crew knock the ball out of the park and rip the cover off too.
Specifically, there is patience with us as we get started and ask questions for numerous things that with a little more diligence could be found in the forum or the codex. Second, there are timely responses to every question posted most of which close the topic or significantly advance the issue. And finally, sleeves get rolled up and code or CSS is generated, themes are tweaked, and deeper questions are answered in a timely and friendly manner. Per my post title, I feel like I am attacking my project with the force of a complete team. When I have ventured out to other plugins and need support, I am rarely as impressed as I am with what is provided here. Developing a site with ithemes gives me incredible peace of mind.
So to Sridhar, Ronald and Elise, from whom I have received the most support and to the trainers and the software engineers and designers back at the shop, my hat goes off to all of you for a job well done. I will recommend you a thousand times over!
Posted Sridhar Katakam on 05 March 2013 - 07:41 PM
- Yes. We suggest users to place their CSS customizations at the end of child theme's style.css. Generally speaking, child themes do not need to be kept up-to-date. It is also possible to use a file named say, custom.css and place all your custom CSS code in and use it. If you wish to make any changes in the HTML/PHP code of the theme template files, you can directly edit them in the child theme. If the child theme does not have a particular file say, archive.php and you wish to make changes in it, you would copy it from the parent Builder theme into the child theme and edit it. We have a codex entry detailing how to update a child theme here. There is no limit to the amount of customization you can do in CSS. The vast majority of classes and IDs in Builder means that you will have lot of divs and elements at your disposal for extensive CSS styling.
- Here: http://pinterest.com/ithemes/builder-showcase-sites/ . Source: http://ithemes.com/2013/02/01/builder-showcase-sites-on-pinterest/
- At present, one of the design limitations is that one can't have a sidebar spanning vertically across two horizontal modules. Note that we do have a unofficial plugin to tackle this.
Quotedifferent nav bars, multilingual capability (that'll be a plug-in, I realize), PayPal integration, etc.
No problem with all those.
Here are some sites that my friend has put together using WordPress in Builder:
Posted Gerroald on 01 March 2013 - 04:18 PM
If you're only interested in licensing your site the Personal package would be fine. Licenses are for support and updates only. They will not be able to get any support or updates on any site that doesn't have a current license.
I hope this provides some clarity.
Please let me know if you have any other questions!
Posted Elise Alley on 13 February 2013 - 03:37 PM
Don't worry about the name thing, it happens!
I can see it just fine now (I'm on a Mac, checked it out in Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari)! So it looks like you're all set to go now.
Let us know if you have any other questions.
Posted Chris Jean on 01 February 2013 - 04:54 PM
In the past, I've worked with Joost (the developer that goes by Yoast) directly to fix problems that had cropped up. If a problem did arise that caused a problem, I would do so again.
Posted jtf1117 on 24 January 2013 - 10:34 PM
I strongly suggest using a builder site.
Realize that if your agent wants IDX/MLS data, you're going to have to get a plugin and pay a monthly fee for that data. In my opinion, agent sites that don't do that aren't very efficient because they will have to post the same data multiple times. And if it isn't dynamically updated, whenever there's a price change whoever maintains the site will have to do it in the MLS and then again on the website.
Posted baaabaaa on 15 January 2013 - 07:14 AM
Posted squirt on 09 January 2013 - 08:56 AM
Posted Ronald on 07 January 2013 - 08:02 AM
1. the classic version of Essence will not be discontinued, however, we will not be upgrading the theme (other than necessary maintenance, should this be required by an updated WordPress in the future)
2. No, it is not a responsive theme, and there are no plans to convert it into a responsive theme
3. As far as I know, there are no plugins that will automagically convert a theme from non-responsive to responsive. as a matter of fact, I doubt there will be such a plugin, since the changes that need to be applied affect the entire structure a theme is built on. There are plugins that will create a mobile version of your site though, such as wp-touch,
hope this helps,
Posted Ronald on 30 December 2012 - 01:34 PM
Builder has been updated to resolve the missing widgets issue. There have also been many updates, you could subscribe to our newsletter, follow our blog or our Twitter and Facebook or Google Plus feeds to stay up to date.
#3. is telling you to purchase only the childtheme you use, and lets you know what is included, like Builder core.
hope this helps,
Posted Ronald on 18 December 2012 - 02:02 PM