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ChapterThemes says

We used prebuilt themes as a way to provide clients with a very low budget, a cheap way to get online. But when you’re then forced to unpick code or a framework that no longer works 12 months later, and has in fact been abandoned by its author as even they couldn’t face doing it, that option is no longer commercially viable as a ‘cheap’ solution.

I agree! That’s also a problem: themes build upon bloated frameworks which are hard to maintain and a menace to unpick.

But as a business you should avoid situations like that. Use themes wihtout big frameworks and 25 premium packed plugins which is an update mess every single month.

Most forget: using 50 buck themes as a low budget solution, while the themes they choose have a development value of around like 4000 bucks: is not giving the client a low-budget feeling since some themes have so many features.

A good low budget solotion is a nice 40/50 buck theme without some major pain in the ass framework, and max. 2 or 3 plugins, which if build right will hardly ever fail. When choosing low budget solutions for clients it’s up the to buyer to keep those things in mind. At least i think that it would be a smart thing to do :)

When there are maybe paid update options, it would maybe increase the update and support. But it will also bring up other discussions, since there will be people who don’t understand why they have to pay for an update or something.

It’s a tricky ‘problem’ – but with some smart thinking as a user/buyer you can avoid a lot of issues.

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ChapterThemes says

Hope this trend will die soon. On scroll animations are bad, not only because they adds unnecesarry weight to CSS, but also because a very small number of people know how to implement them properly.

Indeed, all those endless fading in elements while scrolling are really really annoying

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ChapterThemes says

This is why WordPress itself sucks badly. Some revision updates and hopefully everything will be fine. Some minor update like Smith now – everything’s getting weird. As a buyer who’s using several dozens of themes for customers it’s even more difficult to keep everything running. The authors have a framework so updating their core (somewhat) should be quite easier.

And this is why I’m off from WordPress sticking to real CMS without all that plugin-theme-glitches… ;)

@AIT: Sorry, but I think you do work with the nightly builds of WP so preparing all the themes due to a new MCE wouldn’t be neither that difficult nor time consuming. If you don’t > bad shape… ;)

WordPress is the best CMS in the world :)

If themes break because an update like Smith – they’re not programmed very well. A good custom build website on WordPress doesn’t use too many plugins.

And ‘Buyers’ who use several donzens of themes for customers which they can’t handle themselfs is the ‘Buyers’ own fault: If one can only install themes for their ‘clients’ without having proper basic backend/coding knowlegde of websites, let alone even customize or building a website, well you’ll get caught someday…

But ONtopic: i don’t see the fuzz about this lifetime free updates and support. If you’re serious as a business and want actually give free or paid support for as long as you exist: Just do so. Create your own platform for support – use the comments section etc.

If authors want to do paid support after a year or whatever – create your own platform, and use themeforest as a sales platform. Tons of options. Too many fuzz about wether it should be done on themeforest or it should be a rule or something: just DO it if you want to as an author :)

Edit: But it would be cool though if themeforest had an option for paid updates. Maybe one day

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ChapterThemes says

Seem like this is working:

if ( !is_admin() && $query->is_main_query() ) {
            if ( $query->is_tax( 'custom_tax_name' ) ) {
                $query->set( 'post_type', 'custom_posttype' );
            }
        }
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ChapterThemes says

Just found out that most checks like is_single() etc. don’t work inside that filter.

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ChapterThemes says

Hi Cubell,

I’ve worked with the pre_fet_posts filter as wel. Only thing that bugged me with that is that in some situations it makes the menu disappear.

Others suggest that you than should put in the nav_menus post type to get the menu back.

I don’t like the idea of using that filter and then to define all post types instead of just ‘adding’ one to the main loop.

Can you check for current post type inside that filter?

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ChapterThemes says

Putting the following snippet inside my custom taxonomy template did the trick:

global $wp_query;
$args = array_merge( $wp_query->query, array( 'post_type' => 'ca_cpt_inspiratie' ) );
query_posts( $args );
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ChapterThemes says

I’ve created a custom post type with a custom taxonomy. has_archive and everything is set to true.

Taxonomy archive pages work but they just won’t show the custom post type posts from that particular taxonomy term.

I’ve done this before but can’t seem to get it working again.

Any pointers? This should easy right?

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ChapterThemes says

http://jqueryui.com/download/ Bottom left corner, there is a box for CSS scope. Use this to limit style to a particular section of the page

Works nice!

Problem was still when using the jQuery Datepicker on an input field, since that script is rendered outside the scope – but that could be fixed with this:

jQuery("#ui-datepicker-div").wrap('<div class="your-css-scope" />');
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ChapterThemes says

Images and photos you see used in a template are almost never included in the actual template itself, also because of copyrights.

They’re used to present the template on how it could look like with some content in it but the actual template file is filled with empty placeholders.

Maybe that’s also the case with the product mockup..

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