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Reviews for BoomBox — Viral Magazine WordPress Theme

Reviews for BoomBox — Viral Magazine WordPress Theme

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for Feature Availability

Love it. Never seen a theme that is working so perfectly like this theme.

Author response

Thanks a lot!

for Code Quality

I have been using this theme for some years. I lived the process of changing from Viralpress to Zombify, which was a disaster. Years after I realized that they had already made many changes around the WordPress system and had already created a monster, I decided to use another theme. Still, what was my surprise, the content of the 500 articles that I had written during those years had been encrypted and stored in the database in a very dubious way in terms of programming and database design.

Yes, they know very well what I mean and can hardly answer why "hide" and encrypt the content of a site, which has nothing to do with their theme and plugins. For example, I could find two or three comments in the comments section of the Boombox theme where people have wanted to move to another theme and could not. The author only responds with, "it is possible to run a script to copy the meta content to the editor."

I do not recommend this theme for the reasons I already mentioned. The theme creators advantageously decided that the content generated through their theme stays in their theme, and you can't easily take it anywhere without continuing to rely on their Zombify plugin.

If you were told that you are going to acquire a WordPress theme with many features at a specific price, but that everything you write on your site will be stored in a way that you can only use if you use that theme and the Plugins dependent on the functionality of the theme, would you continue to acquire it?

for Feature Availability

Original message:

Theme is not 100% ready for translation. Example: https://imgur.com/a/oszCWBe

These 2 fields in the metabox are not translatable, and dev has known about this for a year. You have to buy additional plugins to translate them! In the Bimber theme, even metaboxes are 100% translatable, so you can do it, but nobody here wants to! There is no frontend post editing system (as in the Bimber theme) - to edit the post (by any non admin user), you need to provide the user with the backend and add additional plugins for backend security and... it turns out that this is a problem because metaboxes are not translated! (...)

Author response

Our theme is fully translatable and we have frontend post editing system more advanced than our competitors. There is no need to purchase any plugin for fully translating theme, WPML is required for multilingual setup and not for translating theme in your language, which is same for all the themes. We're going to open open report and request appropriate ban from Envato for continues abuses and misleading comments from this account.

Our response

"Our theme is fully translatable"

Yes, but on condition that you buy an additional plugin (WPML) and use it together with Loco, which you have confirmed yourself and now you are denying it: "They should be used together".

Look at this snapshot: https://imgur.com/a/UkjdCi3

"We have frontend post editing system more advanced than our competitors"

It's not about what publishing system you have, it's about you don't have an editing system. The published post has to be edited from the backend - Bimber had the same problem, but he fixed it. There is no word in your documentation that an already published post can be edited from the frontend without access to WP-Admin.

Author response

Hey, it looks like we're popular enough to have our own haters! Great!

We're kindly asking you not to promote other theme by placing phony, cooked-up charges and not to waste our time anymore.

Strange, why aren't you asking for refund or providing your website accesses, if things are so bad? Maybe because in that case you'll not be able to write fake comments or reviews?

Please keep the community codes of conduct.

for Feature Availability

Hello, I've been using your theme for a long time. I really like it, well done. I would like to make a suggestion to you, if you allow. It would be better if you bring the "follow" feature instead of the "add friend", like instagram. It becomes a more effective site for those who use the theme, if the notification goes away when it create content for those who follow that person. Also, those who can't read at the moment, save it so that they can read the content later when they are available. They can add it to their collections (I mean, members but non-authors) like the "save" feature on Instagram.

Author response

Hello, thanks a lot for your feedback and review, we'll add this to our list for future consideration.

for Design Quality

The seller provided quick responses to my inquiries. BestKnownHost will definitely work with the seller again in the future if needed for clients websites.

Author response

Thanks! Glad to hear that!

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