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Gareth_Gillman says


index.php pulls in every page via get_pages

I do the same but I do it with child pages so that the user can still create other pages.

Though I’m working on a one-pager at the moment that I’ve managed to get Aqua Page Builder to work for building the full page section by section, which is a little easier for the end user.

EDIT: Though index.php should always be reserved for the main blog loop, use a custom page instead for this or your theme will be rejected.

Balls, I have the blog loop in another file (blog.php) but called from the index.php, basically I have to do a check and based on the check it shows the blog.php or another template for the one page system.

Going to have to rewrite this then?

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Gareth_Gillman says

I am just finishing a one page WP template and what I have done is:

- header and footer files are as normal - index.php pulls in every page via get_pages - loop through pages - shortcodes to add functions such as slider - menu is generated by the page order function, again using the get_pages function

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Gareth_Gillman says

Sent you an email :)

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Yup would work, it’s a nice theme

OK, seems as if I need to familiarize myself with WP very quickly. Am I correct in thinking there are two parts to this equation?

1. Buy the theme
2. Buy EDD plugin. (cheap….$2.99)

EDD is free to buy, you might need to buy additional plugins depending on your needs but you can get started for $0.

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WordPress and EAD would be suited to your needs. You can find 3 EAD themes here or there are some on the EAD site. You could even go full hog and get a full custom branded site but this is going to cost in the region of $3-10k depending on who does it.

Serenity looks great. When you say I could get a branded site, does that mean that a theme like Serenity can’t be changed using my logos, images, etc.?

Also, is it setup to play a sound file? Is that a separate plugin?

Branded = custom design

Yeah you would need to download a music player plugin from wordpress.org or codecanyone

Makes sense. Thank you for all the help. Stumbles across this from your links http://themeforest.net/item/marketify-marketplace-wordpress-theme/full_screen_preview/6570786

Seems as if it could work also. Am I wrong?

Yup would work, it’s a nice theme

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Gareth_Gillman says

you can find your invoices here, it should show them for both types of payment, deposit and straight purchase

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WordPress and EAD would be suited to your needs. You can find 3 EAD themes here or there are some on the EAD site. You could even go full hog and get a full custom branded site but this is going to cost in the region of $3-10k depending on who does it.

Serenity looks great. When you say I could get a branded site, does that mean that a theme like Serenity can’t be changed using my logos, images, etc.?

Also, is it setup to play a sound file? Is that a separate plugin?

Branded = custom design

Yeah you would need to download a music player plugin from wordpress.org or codecanyone

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Gareth_Gillman says

WordPress and EAD would be suited to your needs. You can find 3 EAD themes here or there are some on the EAD site.

You could even go full hog and get a full custom branded site but this is going to cost in the region of $3-10k depending on who does it.

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Installed a WP theme from here from a client and spent 2 hours trying to get it to work is just a nightmare, things I noticed are:

- Can’t override core css as it’s set to show in the footer and not the header - The log upload doesn’t work without having to add the right widget to the header (why?) - Can’t overwrite the normal WP files as they have them but they just include another file which is hidden in deep folders - Changing colours (it coems with 10 pre-defined) is a chore, have to create a default theme colour then set the colour for that theme style.

I have bought in the region of 30 themes from here, under this account and other, and installed thousands of WP themes over the last 5 years but this theme is by far the worst I have come across for setting up the demo and customising the theme.

I can normally find my way around a theme within minutes and have a theme set up and ready to use within the hour but this one is going to take an absolute ago to do.

I have installed the theme so no chance of a refund (and the client really wants this one) but it’s an absolute pigs ear to use, it’s got a beautiful design on the frontend but the backend is useless for being used.

I am a WP theme creator and I would never dream of building anything like this, I mean who ignores the basic WP templating system and includes the whole header and footer in separate files.

and now breathe….....

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Gareth_Gillman says


I think it would be overkill for a theme and probably see lack of sales as the features are available in plugins so users can keep an existing design BUT if you made custom themes implementing one of the plugins then that could probably work (bit like the woocommerce themes) where you’re just reskinning the plugin to offer a better design :)
I think this makes perfectly sense, do you have any plugins to recommend ?

Unfortunately not as it’s not something I have looked into myself but a quick look at the best selling plugins should give you an idea.

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