Has anyone read Mr McFarlin’s post here…
OR the source that actually spawned that post here…
For those (especially theme authors) that have read one or both, what are your feelings on this?
Do you agree / disagree? With what parts specially (if not everything)?
While not a plugin, the theme available here is capable of doing exactly that – http://www.odysseyforge.com/
I’ve found that plugins (such as Visual Composer) are often very limited in what they can do. Add-ons to plugins can offer more functionality but are still subject to many of the same limitations. Plugins are typically restricted to affecting the content area of a page alone but not always. It’s not really their place to do more than that though IMO.
Themes can just do more or do them better. Use things for what they’re designed to do. Find a theme that supports WooCommerce product page building without extra 3rd party plugins. The one mentioned above is not the only such item capable of this.
The WooCommerce Product area is stored as regular / native Custom Post Type. No specialized WooCommerce plugin needed.
Try using something like this – http://codecanyon.net/item/qr-codes-for-wordpress/517576
Then get a barcode reader with 2D Barcode support as most only support 1D.
You were really light on detail but maybe this helps.
This is a general forum, you likely will not receive any support by posting here. If you want to have any actual hope of getting any kind of real support, you may wish to avail yourself of the options here instead…http://codecanyon.net/item/sidebar-widget-manager-for-wordpress/2287447/support
Wix is great for those that have little to / no clue what they’re doing, want to quickly mockup stuff up (though there are better alternatives), don’t want to learn about hosting, FTP, SSH, etc. There’s definitely a place for it. I know some that have tried this route before I knew them and even though what they made wasn’t that bad, they ultimately decided that they wanted to actually have more control and ownership over the site.
It’s easy to use but beware that you’re essentially stuck with them for life as soon as you given them anything you value. As you can’t switch hosts easily and would need to completely re-develop the site if you ever left them. It makes so much more sense to invest the time / money on something you can actually take with you anywhere. Though that’s not always an option for everyone. So, I kinda feel bad for anyone who uses it and then realizes how stuck they are later. Hindsight, right?
I don’t work with VC anymore. I got really tired of it’s cluttered interface and growing bloat / limitations.
The whole solution I use is custom and not available for sale on this marketplace. I’m in the process of commercializing it to be sold though from my own site. It has been used to create & launch several fast / responsive sites already.
It allows editing of the Header, Footer, Navigation, Content areas and much more. I created it because of I was tired of fixed themes that claimed unlimited this or that but boxed me in just the same. I have not priced it out quite yet.
Please contact me / send me a message through my profile if you want to discuss further.
If by “Create Themes”, you actually mean “Create Sites” and you’re not married to the idea of having to require use of Visual Composer (a very limited but very popular plugin) then I’ve already done this. There is no such plugin (or VC Add-on) available though AFAIK to do what it sounds like you’re wanting. If there was, I’m pretty sure I would have run across it by now (and perhaps be using it).
My custom solution employs a back-end drag / drop system. Front-end editing isn’t actually any better IMO. You’re just trading features / power for more convenience. It’s nothing more than a trending fad to me. I have no intention of changing my system as front-end editing is so limiting ( as found out from my own development experience ). On the surface Front-End editing appears better in the short-term (for quick wire-framing / prototyping) it can be but for live site / long-term maintenance it’s just not.
I don’t blame anyone (especially the VC author considering the demographic they cater to) for taking advantage off this trend. The back-end is still superior in terms of functionality and power but that could change in a few years or more from now, I suppose.
Even if all your requirements were met (some of which you may wish to re-think), are you willing to pay for such a custom solution? How much in USD and how long would you expect to wait for it to be developed (in weeks / months)?
Such inconsistency with rules is common in Apple’s App Store too (though it’s gotten better). I stopped trying to apply logic though to their procedures / rules simply because I realized there wasn’t any (logic to them) and it was making me a little crazy. Same might be the case here.