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Posted 12 March 2011 - 06:42 PM
I was interested in the Builder program after just hearing about it yesterday. I went to the main website at ithemesbuilder.com and everything looked good. I then read that there were webinars in January on how to convert your HTML website and WordPress site into Builder, but I am obviously late. Is there any way that these were recorded because I could REALLY use this.
Posted 12 March 2011 - 10:46 PM
However, I have a new question(s). I wanted to know a little more about Builder and was hoping:
1. You can change the category icon/comments icon/author icon/etc. you see on each post.
2. If you can create magazine layouts like this page: http://www.pintopproductions.com/ . The creator of that website posted another website in the Showcase section of the forum so I was just hoping this site could be made using Builder as well.
Thank you and apologize for any dumb questions,
Posted 13 March 2011 - 01:10 PM
. The creator of that website posted another website in the Showcase
section of the forum so I was just hoping this site could be made using
Builder as well.
The above is a screenshot of Classen theme with Magazine Enhanced 2 extension (currently working on it, almost finished, just need to test in various child themes) applied to blog page layout.
Magazine Enhanced 2 is an improved version of <a href="http://ithemes.com/codex/page/Builder_Extensions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Magazine Enhanced extension</a>. The idea is to get this kind of arrangement in any child theme by simply editing the layout and choosing this extension.
The user can specify the # of wide posts that appear at the top of columnized posts.
Edited by Sridhar Katakam, 13 March 2011 - 08:22 AM.
Posted 13 March 2011 - 01:28 PM
You are correct that the recordings of webinars are made available to members of WebDesign.com.
There is a recording of the Builder Basics workshop you can watch at http://ithemes.com/ithemes-builder-basics-free-online-workshop/.
It takes a long time for the video segments to load, so be patient. (I wasn't patient enough and thought it wasn't working. :) )
Also note that this webinar was taught when we were on version 2.6.2 of Builder. As of today we are on version 2.8.4, so you will notice some differences.
This webinar was also designed to show people how to make changes to their child theme without touching any code, so it may not answer all your questions if you are using the theme editor rather than the style manager.
Posted 13 March 2011 - 02:55 PM
Sridhar - I just meant in general with Builder. Mainly for a theme made from scratch as that is what I will mostly use. I guess I should ask: Can you change the looks in a custom built website and can you use the magazine extension in a custom built website?
Nina - Great! I'll definitely have a look even before purchasing the program.
Thank you again.
Posted 13 March 2011 - 09:14 PM
You can get that Magazine look in any WordPress site where a child theme of Builder is the active theme.