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sunnywill says

Hello,

I’m just starting to create wordpress themes, and I’ve seen a lot of themes have a site builder, which I believe is an easy way to use shortcodes? Now I do not know how to create one and I’d like to know how important it is to have one in a theme and how can I create one if it is that important.

Please let me know about this and thank you very much.

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Vishu says

As far as I know it is not a necessity but an enhancement.

If the theme you create has a high quality design and a sensible options panel, you should be fine. A drag and drop site builder may help you get more sales though.

You can always add it in later updates to the theme. :)

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ThemeBeans says

I don’t think so.

Found that 80% of my customers would simply recreate the demo anyhow, so I decided to build options to turn off/on “sections” – simplifying everything by using widgetized areas that were activated via those options.

Who knows, one day maybe it’ll be a “requirement” to be considered a “premium” theme on here – to get accepted. Really hope not though.

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sevenspark Volunteer moderator says

No, you don’t. In fact, I suspect there is a market specifically for well written themes that don’t have site builders.

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jonathan01 says

No, you don’t. In fact, I suspect there is a market specifically for well written themes that don’t have site builders.

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sunnywill says

Thank you very much, this cleared up my confustion.

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sunnywill says

Thank you very much, this cleared up my confusion. Think I’m going to release it without it and then consider adding it in a later update.

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