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.
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.
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.
Thank you very much, this cleared up my confustion.