Redux has some video tutorials up. We have some of the top themes on TF.
We also have extensive documentation and our development hasn’t become stagnant.
SMOF hasn’t been updated for years, and VafPress (last I heard) was losing its lead developers.
Titan Framework is pretty active, though.
Options Framework is active, but minimal.
The best thing about Option Tree is it has a built in panel builder, but it’s hard to port that to a PHP class.
So yea. I’m the lead dev of Redux, but there are lots of options out there. It’s just what you want.
But these developers like Redux: http://reduxframework.com/showcase/envato
Feel free to Skype me if you have any other questions. DovyDigital.
Haha, no worries. I take no offence. You have to do what works for you and Redux tends to be a swiss army knife. Sometimes people just want a specific tool.
Glad the clarifications work out. Best of luck.
Lead dev of Redux here. I totally appreciate your opinion. I simply want to clarify for other developers, and maybe for you too.
Color picker is free… Why wouldn’t it be? Color SCHEMES is an extension on of our core devs made that let’s you set arrays of color pickers and save them as schemes is an extension. Quite a different thing.
Customizer is free, and includes WP 4.0 panels for all fields that WordPress natively supports. In the future (shortly) there will be an extension to bring all the Redux fields into the customizer.
Metaboxes does cost yearly, but you can cancel at any time and keep the version you have. We in NO WAY expect you to pay when you’re not making money off of it.
So the choice is yours, I truly wish you the best. Redux just tries to unite it all into one format. ACF would work great for metaboxes if you want to use it.
Best of luck!
Not dead at all. I am @dovy, ha.
I’ve been busy with one of my twins being in and out of the hospital for 3 months. My life has pretty much been put on hold.
I’ll get back to it. It’s SUPER close. Maybe I’ll just release it with the few fields not working. It’s technically ready to go.
Lead dev of Redux here. Glad our docs helped.
So my only argument here is why create something that the community has already worked to master it? A number of top themes on ThemeForest use Redux. You can see that here:http://reduxframework.com/showcase/envato.
Unless you have the time/money to invest on re-inventing the wheel, I don’t see the benefit. However, frameworks like Runaway are completely different and add new features not in the industry. We’re happy to welcome innovators.
Can’t we all just work together?
If you can code it, we can do it.
We give you the forms for the data, you determine what to do what that data.
No and here’s why. We don’t deal with shortcodes. Why? Envato told us shortcodes have to run in a plugin. Not all of our devs want to install Redux using TGM as a plugin. So we leave shortcodes to products like visual composer, and just work on global input fields for controlling themes/plugins.