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digitalimpact says

Well, I’m impressed with what you’ve created, but I also think it’s overkill.

I’d definitely take freshface’s advice and try to keep it simple while listening to your customers and adding features that they request ;)

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organicbee says

I too am working on my framework and was thinking of doing an option panel similar to that but I may be rethinking it from the other authors comments

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wizylabs says

I think the less theme options you have the less headache you get ;) keep it simple but yet powerful. Don’t give your customers too much freedom like changing the sprites images etc… 100% guarantee they will change it then come back to you moaning about why it looks ugly and not working properly. Right now im working on the framework of my upcoming wordpress themes which is very simple but powerful and gives access to what matters the customer. If the customer needs further changes they can contact you later and you can do it as an external project with your hourly rate. :) just my two cents.

also read this article, it may give you some inspiration http://wefunction.com/2010/05/wordpress-theme-options-judgment-call/

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_rg_ says

Thanks guys, i´m gonna take your comments, and yes i know it´s a lot of options, may be less and for a particular case will be better…. anyway now i know how to do anything!! that´s the important thing for me.

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BroOf says
Thanks guys, i´m gonna take your comments, and yes i know it´s a lot of options, may be less and for a particular case will be better…. anyway now i know how to do anything!! that´s the important thing for me.

Hmm I think the buyers will love all these options. I would give it a try ;)

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_rg_ says
Thanks guys, i´m gonna take your comments, and yes i know it´s a lot of options, may be less and for a particular case will be better…. anyway now i know how to do anything!! that´s the important thing for me.
Hmm I think the buyers will love all these options. I would give it a try ;)

jeje, yes that´s what i think, but… who knows, may be i´m going to upload something less complex and then see what happens….

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vinoj says

I’m so impressed rg congrats for what you have created! That would be the most completed theme option panel.

However, frashface also right I think. Time = money

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rarepearldesign says

Very impressed but likely overkill and shooting yourself in the foot. That much flexibility will mean your code has so many more chances to be buggy. This means you will spend much more time for support.

Looks amazing though, and well laid out.

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_rg_ says

Don´t take me wrong, but is llike a common that the main reason not to do such a thing is because:

+ Posible Bugs + Much more Support

I don´t know, i also think on the fact that WP itself is a lot of options, with a lot of bugs with a lot of requested support on forums all along the planet, and people still uses each day more and more. Why? Because the wp engine provides what users can´t do if wp do not exist.

I belive that there are many people outside that only wants to upload, install, and run, without touching any php file at all. And let him/her, change many things in order to create a unique site. And i´m sure, many themes do that, but, you can´t change a single thing llike, don´t show the tag links. In order to do that, you need to put hands on templates, single.php, categories.php, archives.php, etc…

May be i could put a button with “Expert mode” and put there all the complex parts and user don´t need to use if don´t want to… yes, i´m going to do that.

Thanks again, the main reason i start this thread is to learn from you, and that´s what i´m doing, hope i have time to put hands on this, finish it and upload here so you can see what happens too.

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rarepearldesign says
Don´t take me wrong, but is llike a common that the main reason not to do such a thing is because:

+ Posible Bugs + Much more Support

I don´t know, i also think on the fact that WP itself is a lot of options, with a lot of bugs with a lot of requested support on forums all along the planet, and people still uses each day more and more. Why? Because the wp engine provides what users can´t do if wp do not exist.

I belive that there are many people outside that only wants to upload, install, and run, without touching any php file at all. And let him/her, change many things in order to create a unique site. And i´m sure, many themes do that, but, you can´t change a single thing llike, don´t show the tag links. In order to do that, you need to put hands on templates, single.php, categories.php, archives.php, etc…

May be i could put a button with “Expert mode” and put there all the complex parts and user don´t need to use if don´t want to… yes, i´m going to do that.

Thanks again, the main reason i start this thread is to learn from you, and that´s what i´m doing, hope i have time to put hands on this, finish it and upload here so you can see what happens too.

Great idea.

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