Buyers - How much does page builder choice influence your purchase?

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lumbermandesigns
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I was developing a theme powered by Visual Composer for a several months when I saw Live Composer published on CodeCanyon. This very day I deleted my theme completely and started from scratch with Live Composer. Theme development took me twice long but it was a right decision. My very first theme is in the top for a month now and 75% of the success is in LiveComposer. My buyers just amazed what can they can do with it and I already see people who bought my theme second time for a new project. Without page builder and specially LiveComposer I’d have no chance to deliver this level of flexibility.

Live Composer is very slow, but if we are talking about functionality you just can’t compare it to Visual Composer. It is the next step in the builder’s evolution. As I can remember the Visual Composer was very slow too but they re-coded it from the base around Backbone.js. I hope that Slobodan will be able to stop working on themes soon and spent 100% of his time on Live Composer and hire more coders to help.

Sorry for such a long message.

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DanyDuchaine
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Thanks Vlad, we’ll definitively be getting there, hopefully really soon.

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ChapterThemes
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Also with a builder like this you hardly ‘design’ a theme for it. It’s more like a full site builder than something else.

As is with most builders – people who buy it kindoff design their own site.

And all they ever get is the same old same old paralax sections, sliders and columns with icons.

Themes with those builders nowadays are too much of a blank canvas if you ask me.

It really depends from the approach the author wants to take.

Authors can definitely design a theme for it ( or with it ), an example would be this theme, it’s made with existing modules and options. And custom modules can be built as well of course.

True – but more Authors should do so :)

Ah well – there’s something for everybody :)

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Roxigo
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As an author, i have tried almost all page-builder plugins available on the market. I am a performance freak and also i want to make things very easy to use for clients so i decided to make my own front-end page-builder / theme framework. All the page-builders i’ve tried , in my opinion lacks performance optimizations so this is a no no for me :).

Stefan try UNYSON Framework with Drag & Drop Builder: http://unyson.themefuse.com/

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ThemeFuzz
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As an author, i have tried almost all page-builder plugins available on the market. I am a performance freak and also i want to make things very easy to use for clients so i decided to make my own front-end page-builder / theme framework. All the page-builders i’ve tried , in my opinion lacks performance optimizations so this is a no no for me :).
Stefan try UNYSON Framework with Drag & Drop Builder: http://unyson.themefuse.com/

Hi,

As mentioned, i’ve already built my on framework that includes a front-end pagebuilder now… I think that every developer should do this at some point if they really want a performance driven framework that integrates easily with their themes :)

Best regards, Stefan

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Roxigo
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Good luck Stefan, This link is not working: https://twitter.com/znjoomlahttp://screencast.com/t/IDdK6RtMD

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ThemeFuzz
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Good luck Stefan, This link is not working: https://twitter.com/znjoomlahttp://screencast.com/t/IDdK6RtMD

Ops :D … i’ve rebranded my account and forgot to change that link . All resolved now.

Best regards, Stefan

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mad_dog
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Just released my GT3 Page Builder Plugin, the one that I use in my themes, its absolutely free for personal projects. Also, here is the tuned version used in one of themes by TF author http://themeforest.net/item/krypton-responsive-multipurpose-wordpress-theme/6899059

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CLINE123
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If I may add my 2 cents as a buyer and ‘website configurer’ who does so for clients, about 85% of my purchases have been WP themes and lately I’ve been gravitating towards themes with Visual Composer. But my process is different as I choose themes based on look and feel and suitability for a client’s business FIRST, then by rating, then by author badge (I tend towards Elite authors and higher sales badges).

I always look for two features to set my mind at ease- Visual Composer and Woo Commerce. I’ve observed that most of the themes that catch my eye (for at least this year so far), usually have these as standard so I usually don’t have to make a choice.

If Visual Composer is not there and some other page builder, I don’t mind as my experience gives me the ability to work with any, though some are a nuisance to work with. VC just makes my job easier as I can focus on creatively configuring my client’s content for inbound marketing with the power to quickly move things around.

In summary, if I had to choose between 2 themes that are ‘equal’ for my client’s needs, one with VC and one without, I’ll choose the one with VC.

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0effortthemes
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So as a author, should I be investing that much upfront for extended licence of VC, does it make that much difference?

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