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_rg_ says

Hey, i was writing a reply just a minute ago and something become into my mind….

Please, take a look to this:

Theme options – Main Layout

Theme options – Color Sheme Style

Theme options – Slider Options

This are just 3 of 9 Theme Options page i´m building.

The system has anything but very important, has uploader fields and colorpickers and the option to reset to defaults and save options for use in other site. And many more….

Do you think is too many? I wish to create a theme where user could change anything without touching any php code at all. I´m quite near, and for now the only thing i need to learn is how to make options duplicable dinaicly… the rest is all covered i can do anything.

Could you tell me what you thing based on what you see on thoose captures?

I´m planing to finish this asap and upload here.

Thanks

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bringthepixel says

You should add CSS section where user can select “Attribute: position -> #header #main-navigation ul li a = {absolute|relative|fixed|static}” :)

But seriously: there is a thin line between theme options (tweak it to user needs) and theme generator (build it – why you need a theme then?), but you would never know until you put it in a queue :)

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tonyc says

My personal opinion is that this is not necessary and it bloats the theme with too much code for the people who want to customize it by hand but hey, I’m not in the buyers heads.

History has shown that buyers like to have a billion of options so good luck with your sales :)

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_rg_ says
You should add CSS section where user can select “Attribute: position -> #header #main-navigation ul li a = {absolute|relative|fixed|static}” :) But seriously: there is a thin line between theme options (tweak it to user needs) and theme generator (build it – why you need a theme then?), but you would never know until you put it in a queue :)

sorry, may be i wasn´t clear, this is not a Theme Generator, this a Theme Options, on the fron-end you have a Theme, from options you can change lot of things, styles used, colors, where and what, but you can´t generate a theme, that´s on the template files of course, as any other theme :)

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bringthepixel says

You can call it whatever you like. I’m just saying that if you sell photo and provide options to change color and position of every pixel – that is photo generator :)

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_rg_ says
You can call it whatever you like. I’m just saying that if you sell photo and provide options to change color and position of every pixel – that is photo generator :)

i can´t understand your point, sorry.

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FRESHFACE says

I think you can afford (time=money) creating so many options only if your design is top notch or theme’s sales are really really high (hard to determine if it hasn’t been released yet). Other than that, you are wasting your time and most people won’t appreciate it. Plus more options -> more bugs -> more updates -> more support. It’s a strange circle…

Imho, it’s best to release a theme with basic options for everybody and then “listen” to your customers and possibly update your theme with what THEY want. (they will be happy tell you if you ask them from time to time in comments). Plus you will look like a superman if you make their wishes come true :)

You should also create your own framework for basic options to save time when doing upcoming themes.

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FRESHFACE says
You can call it whatever you like. I’m just saying that if you sell photo and provide options to change color and position of every pixel – that is photo generator :)
i can´t understand your point, sorry.

He was basically saying that it’s THEMEforest with themes for $30-40, not themeGENERATORforest where the prices should be higher.

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Mindscanner says

Hi there,

Well in my opinion i love the options. I been searching for almost 3 weeks for a wp theme and still not found one. Becose i have no idea how your codes works and if i want to change some settings i have problems becose off the code. So options are good for pll like me :bigsmile:

Tell me is it allready yet :p can’t wait to see it

Greetings

Edit: ooops i think Freshface is right it gone be a expensive work for you :s

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_rg_ says
I think you can afford (time=money) creating so many options only if your design is top notch or theme’s sales are really really high (hard to determine if it hasn’t been released yet). Other than that, you are wasting your time and most people won’t appreciate it. Plus more options -> more bugs -> more updates -> more support. It’s a strange circle…

Imho, it’s best to release a theme with basic options for everybody and then “listen” to your customers and possibly update your theme with what THEY want. (they will be happy tell you if you ask them from time to time in comments). Plus you will look like a superman if you make their wishes come true :)

You should also create your own framework for basic options to save time when doing upcoming themes.

Well, i must tell you that this options theme is not something new i´m working on, it´s about 2 years of customers saying me i need this and i need that, and why you don´t put this…. i never uploaded one here, but i´m making things like this for a while. So many things related to bugs it´s already covered.

I have my own framework of course, if not, i can´t work fast!!

Any way i take in consideration what you said, but, your options on themes has lot of options too, i mean, i don´t know in really, but for what you told on descriptions and the FreshPanel preview, you use a lot of options too, isn´t?

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