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CrayThemes says
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CodeSwift says


It’s nice to see something i built so drastically influenced Themeforest (so many authors have that feature in their themes now) and a certain CodeCanyon author (no hard feeling thou, you used your own code). But i feel like i should give you a little heads up. DO NOT make your own content composer (or whatever you call it), it’s not worth it. Two years ago it really had a big influence on sales, but now there are so many themes with that feature that it simply doesn’t make a theme stand out of the crowd. If you really want that feature in your theme use the Visual Composer plugin from CodeCanyon (like i said, no hard feelings).
Sorry for the lame question but can i use this in WP theme and sold it here in themeforest? I need to purchase Extended Licence right?

It’s not lame, the licenses are a bit confusing.

A month or so ago you could buy an extended license of an item such as the Visual Composer and include it in your theme. But now, as far as i know you need to contact the author of the plugin and ask for permission, it’s just a formality.

But I’m not entirely sure, as i said, the licenses are a bit confusing.

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crossroad says

WPScientist, as you said that its not good idea to use the page builder, Is there any simpler solution for the page layout which only allows to use different sections in different order. For example, I have a slider and a post list, I want to allow user to either display slider before the post or after the posts.

I understand this can be done in the theme options page, but I was wondering if that kind of option can be implemented on the ‘create page’ page. Do you have any suggestion for such thing?

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partnuz says

I think that layout builder is a must have feature. The problem is it’s not so easy to build.

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CodeSwift says

@crossroad

It’s a good idea to use a page builder but not to develop one yourself since there’s already a plugin you can use. It doesn’t have a big effect on sales so the time spent developing one from scratch does not pay of.

But if you won’t be using a page builder, you can use Option Tree by Envato. It’s primary purpose is Theme Options but can also be used for Post/Page Options (on the page where you add/edit posts).

There’s a slider option type in there. Use it together with a select input (for position of the slider).

@partnuz

Definitely not a must have feature. A nice addition but not a must have.

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SyamilMJ says




Anything better?
U mean mine is bad, or not good enough? Have you tried & did not like it? Or too difficult to integrate with your theme? So many questions.

Maybe he doesn’t like the fact that the shortcodes are outside the page. I know that this kpet me from using it..

@the guy with the green leaf avatar .. i am sorry for flagging your post.. I did it by mistake :) but on your question, i have a theory about this.. Either they copy the code from one and other(PHP is GPL so one would just have to replace JS and CSS), either they are following the same routine(i am building my own CC now, and it will work like the others that you see on here)..

@SyamilMJ – I am talking noob, I am no WP geek at this point, I still do Joomla big time. I felt people somehow don’t want to stick with it, perhaps they want some alternatives or maybe your licensing is not perfectly suitable. Some could perhaps have problems understanding documentation (from my experience people would rather die than read it). My personal problem mostly is this: I want to do it myself but how can I do it without a proper documentation on how it was built and how it works.

Ruben here is an example developer who used your builder to learn and develop his own and I believe that is the main trend in the market. I would do the same. With other words your code shows limited possibility at the first sight, I would suggest to do some research on what’s best to have so that it would satisfy the needs of a larger amount of developers / site owners because let’s face it any code has it’s flaws of design (usability, flexibility).

Let’s put it this way: why not making a tutorial on how to build it, I think this will make people like it and actually use it because they could understand how to customize it and make it better for a real production site. I think I may do the same, I have a ton of custom work for WP already but nothing seems suitable with your builder in my eyes. How can I merge my work with yours?

I provide free support for the plugin. And I also have a theme that demonstrates what the plugin is capable of doing. Why would you need a tutorial when all you have to do is ask – https://github.com/sy4mil/Aqua-Page-Builder/issues?state=open

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ChapterThemes says

@crossroad

It’s a good idea to use a page builder but not to develop one yourself since there’s already a plugin you can use. It doesn’t have a big effect on sales so the time spent developing one from scratch does not pay of.

But if you won’t be using a page builder, you can use Option Tree by Envato. It’s primary purpose is Theme Options but can also be used for Post/Page Options (on the page where you add/edit posts).

There’s a slider option type in there. Use it together with a select input (for position of the slider).

@partnuz

Definitely not a must have feature. A nice addition but not a must have.

I think a decent page/layout builder in a theme certainly is a big plus and could increase sales with the proper options. Ofcourse it al depens on how beautiful and functional the theme itself is, but i think it’s defenitly a pre to have from a buyers point of view.

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reidknorr says

I’ve been meaning to post about this for a while. Our team has been working on developing a new theme and I feel like this feature is a must have. All we want is something that is simple but yet powerful. I am amazed at how many different authors (or so it appears) have re-invented the wheel and made their own. Honestly, I am a bit jealous! :)

That is one thing I wish more of the authors here on themeforest were able to do is work together on something open source like this. I probably don’t have much room to talk since I’m not an expert coder and am not capable of dedicating the time and expertise to such a product, but clearly other authors are using their own time and knowledge to do it themselves. It would be nice to see a standard options panel and layout builder for all authors to use and build upon so that we can keep themeforest at the front of the pack with wordpress development and technology. Just my 2 cents…

With all that being said, aside from Visual Composer and Aqua Page builder, are there any other options freely available to use? Also, ss there a way to package and automatically install one of these two plugins with a theme so that they can still be updated and act as a plugin, but they don’t have to be separately installed by the end user? It seems like customers have enough struggle installing themes, so I try to keep it simple and go for the fewest amount of steps.

Thanks in advance.

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wopethemes says

when the page builder is one of best features then no hope when someone release a open source page builder for free. It’s competitive factor. However I think page builder will be going to old feature and something that better will appear soon.

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