Oh I know. It was our mistake. Sorry for the confusion everyone.
Hello everyone. Lead dev over here at Redux.
So, that page was from 8 months ago when we started talking about models, about how we could sustain our effort. We had it completely hidden and had forgotten all about it because that IS NOT nor EVER WILL be the Redux stance.
When we moved to WP Engine, for whatever reason, it was no longer private as it was before.
Again, this is not nor will it ever be the model of Redux Framework. The core is free, will always be free, without any regulation. We will sell premium extensions to further our effort.
You can also check the site. I have updated the content to match our current offering and I apologize for the confusion.
@phpbits, no one is paying to use Redux the control panel.
@dnp_theme I know you like VafPress, but I assure you we have features that Vafpress does not.
@huykhong There is a donate button. This was a mistake. See above.
@A3WebTools You can strip it down if you want. We simply give you the tools, you decide how to use it. To make it lighter go into ~/ReduxCore/inc/fields and remove the fields you don’t use. I am glad you’re not sad for the charge, but there is not one. This is a misunderstanding.
@purethemes have you tried the Redux Converter? At least give Redux a go with your OptionTree data before you completely dismiss it.
@Typps – Not our position, HUGE misunderstanding.
@QBKL Notice the GPL2? We’re GPL3. That page is defunkt.
@WPWiseOwl Thank you for explaining things. Though I fear the confusion for this was our mistake.
@juarathemes, it’s called demo mode. Install the redux plugin and give it a try.
Haha, thanks @bfintal.
@dnp_theme Here, here. Vafpress is a fantastic piece of work and I love chatting with the devs. We pass ideas back and forth from time to time. Good stuff.
I would argue that Vafpress and Redux have different features and different strengths. I wish we could just work together, but alas it is what it is.
@bfintal You really need to look and compare what other frameworks are doing. This is a slide from our most recent webinar. It shows the different frameworks we gather ideas from: http://cl.ly/image/3K1v3z1L0y2d
If you want to check our full webinar, you can here: http://reduxframework.com/2014/02/february-webinar-review/
But yes, LOVE the Vafpress team.
What @kprovance means is you can make any field and extend anything you like and use any type of hook within Redux to alter data at any stage of the game.
Oh and one last thing… This is something that many devs do that I think is bad form.
- Multicheck Categories
- Multicheck Pages
- Multicheck Posts
These items are one field, 4 configurations. Don’t claim they’re 4 fields. LOL. Plus if you want to change one thing you have to update code in 4 locations. Oy. Just a suggestion.
@bfintal – Lead dev over at Redux Framework here. Welcome to the party! I really do wish you the best of luck and congrats on the release.
Let me give you some advice. If you have something so unique, so powerful, so amazing people will pay for it. If you have the same as they can get otherwise and free, they won’t. Take for example the Redux typography module. Arguably the most advanced typography field in the WordPress space. Full CSS output, dynamic preview, google fonts with updating sizes, scripts, etc. I spent 1 month alone on that field. I gave it away. Why? Because it was better than anything out there and I knew it alone would be a draw. It works unlike 99% of the typography fields that exist. So I gave it away, and that drew people to me instantly.
Now, our config file is complex for this reason, unlike your framework we ship with a sample configuration. This sample config comes loaded with every option we can throw in it. In the beginning it was full of functions. One dev decided to post the modded sample config, but keep a function name. Voila, install the Redux plugin and the theme crashed. So we moved into a class structure. We haven’t had cross-over like that since.
Here’s how I declare a new panel: $this->ReduxFramework = new ReduxFramework($this->sections, $this->args);
Pass in an array of sections (tabs in your case) and fields below them. Args is for all of the panel. This gives you a panel, full CSS output, and customizer support without doing another thing. You can also add help menus to the panel page. I fail to see how dividing this into multiple declarations than your framework is easier. We’re doing virtually the same thing. Yours is, however, easier to read, but does create more lines of code.
I fear, as @ThemeBuddies said, ACF and OptionTree are the easiest for non-devs to use because of their panel-building GUI. Of course, that is on our agenda down the road.
I love having people in the community making great things. Add me on Skype @bfintal. I was your first fork on your repo and sent you a pull request too to fix a minor bug. I wish you could join us instead of making your own, but I understand where you’re coming from. Again, I wish you the best of luck.
For everyone else:
@FinalDestiny Thanks for the kinds works about Redux. We’re glad you love it.
@TommusRhodus Redux offers customizer support as well out of the box automatically and links to the panel. Best of both worlds.
@iKreativ Sometimes having a zillion options gives your users more power. It’s a balancing act for sure, but don’t disregard advanced features and just consider them useless even if they’re useless to you, a dev.
@WPWiseOwl Wow, thank you for the kind words. I am glad you’re enjoying the “great redux unification.” I also agree, many have tried this model before. I would argue that it’s not extremely successful unless it is vastly unique. ThemeHybrid is very much unique, so it worked.
@ab-themes Skype me and I’ll help you set it up. Skype: dovydigital
@sunnywill I should have read all of your post.
To answer most of your questions, why not attend our webinar on Saturday, Feb. 15 @ 19:00 GMT. Details here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/180324930
That being said, we have a few extensions that match your needs. Look here: http://reduxframework.com/extensions
What you’d do is embed Redux, but also include it as an optional plugin install using TGM init. The cool thing is once the plugin is installed, your code will use the newer code from the plugin even though an older version is embedded in your theme.
Ha, forgot I was signed into our Redux account.
As I was saying, yes. You can embed and pass the regulations. If they reject you for any reason let us know. I believe we’re one of the few frameworks to completely comply with ThemeForest regulations.