1. I was sent a welcome email today after I signed up for an ithemes account. It confirmed my user name and password, and it contained the following line:
You may access theiThemes Community Support Forum
using the username and password information above. No registration is required.
Funny thing is, that user name and password do not work so I am having to post as a guest. So that is red flag #1.
2. I have been thinking about purchasing the Plugin Dev Suite but I had a question on if one of the plugins will do what I am looking for, so I used the Sales Contact tab and filled out the form, as I wanted to make sure I was going to be able to solve a problem I have if I spend my money. The reply I got back basically said that the person answering didn't know and I should post my question here on the community forum to see if anyone might know.
So apparently the sales support person does not know what the various plugins do... red flag #2.
3. So,hopefully some 'regular' users will read this and let me know if I want to even pursue this further. I have heard nothing but good things about ithemes, and I used a couple of Cory's themes back when he was first starting out,and he used to answer questions I'd have about WP and early WP theme-ing. But I have to say, my first two impressions today have been less than stellar. So how about it users? Yay or nay for putting my money down here?
4.Final question, which was actually my original question....I think I am getting ready to purchase the Plugin Dev Suite, but I have a question about the carousel part of the DisplayBuddy plugin. Can each of 3 photos in a group point to their own external link. I have a client who has a site that I could really use that functionality. To see an example of what I need, look at http://pa-vendors.com/events/elk-county/ridgway-pa-july-fire-department-carnival/ and notice the 3 small ads about halfway down the page (Uncle Henry, Black Horse, EZ Mount). What I'd like to be able to do is have those 3 ads show for maybe 20 or 30 seconds, and then rotate to another set of 3 ads, and so on, with each ad still linking to the appropriate site.
Is that something that carousel could help me accomplish? Or if not, will any of the other plugins do this?
Thanks for any feedback.
Grace and Peace,