Hey guys. With all the discussions going on.. I’ve decided to just give away everything. No subscriptions, no sign ups. I’m going to open everything up.
Hopefully, you’ll still remain motivated to develop it further this way. Perhaps build out some extensions later and sell them.
You should definitely also check out “Live Composer” too if you think you might like front end editing instead.
For Redux you need to purchase an extension for Metabox as far as I know…
True. AFAIK, the VafPress Metabox functionality wasn’t made by the their team though. VafPress just bundles the 3rd party WP Alchemy Metabox PHP Class available here (not that there’s anything wrong with that) – http://www.farinspace.com/wpalchemy-metabox/
So they may lack the intimate level of detailed knowledge about it a developer would having developed it themselves would have. Not to mention they’re bound by the limitations of that metabox solution. Having used both metabox solutions, I know which I prefer to use and the fact that’s it’s getting funded (instead of being free) will likely mean lots of awesome developments this year.
The TinyMCE Editor included with WordPress is already considered by many to be a WYSIWYG content editor. Perhaps you’re instead referring to what’s called more specifically a “Page” / “Layout” builder or “Composer”? You’ll potentially get more responses if you clarify this / add more details.
Envato’s search leaves much to be desired but I’d start by searching Code Canyon for “Page Builder”, “Layout Builder” or “Composer” if I was you.
Perhaps this is what you’re after? – http://codecanyon.net/tags/page%20builder
Had this been released before “The Great Redux Unification”, I might have looked at it. However, these days, I now find most “new” options frameworks a waste of time since what I’d considered to be the top four options frameworks came together into the Redux framework. Though, I do welcome anyone’s attempt to try to compete. For the moment, I have stopped considering themes for purchase that employ their relative unknown / custom frameworks over Redux. If I don’t know for certain what options framework is being used then I actually ask the author. I don’t believe this new one can rival Redux now or will anytime soon.
That’s not even considering the new extensions being offered on the Redux marketplace. I love the UI / UX consistency they’re striving for in this latest version for both the developer / end-user. I thought Redux was easy to use before the 2 hour free webinar they offered but things seem even easier / more clear now! It’s not that complex at all as frameworks go but I the unknown is still often feared. I’ve mostly used it for private client plugins and themes. No public commercial ones yet.
Why would you release something for free and charge for the documentation? The documentation is the main thing that would make the users actually use it. It’s like giving someone a car for free but asking $7,500 for the keys.
While bfintal’s execution might leave something to be desired, this is certainly not the first time someone has done so, here’s a prominent example which may have inspired this sort of model (even though it’s a theme framework instead of an options one)...
The Theme Hybrid framework is available completely free to download and enjoy. You only need to pay if you need access to our in-depth documentation and the support forums.
I suggest potentially using the following service…
Click where it says “Click here..” and type “Gravity” in the search.
Then repeat the click here / search process but type in “CRM” (pick any one)
You will then see all the already existing automation options.
I’m not surprised it happened as much as much as surprised that the offending theme author’s account wasn’t checked by the potentially several reviewers (mistakes do happen but multiple times?) at the very least for proof of extended license purchase. If this is a difficult thing to do during the review process, it definitely needs to be made easier.
Since Envato should be able to check the submitting account holder’s already purchased licenses to ensure that proper licenses were purchases during the review process BEFORE approving them, the fact these review oversights may have really occurred is surprising.
Especially in the case where the theme author has no history of ever having bought even one extended license. The author isn’t the only one that has lost money on this, Envato missed out on their cut too.
The required written proof of permission from an author should have to accompany the theme package when submitted. Running afoul of any of these issues should be a instant reject situation, right?.