Reviews for Odrin - Book Selling WordPress Theme for Writers

Reviews for Odrin - Book Selling WordPress Theme for Writers

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Well Documented

64 Reviews

for Documentation Quality

Not extremely easy to set up. At all. That was an out-and-out lie.

Author response

We are sorry to hear that, could you tell us what difficulties did you have?

i have yet to receive a response from this seller and I purchased this theme months ago. There is absolutely no customer support. None whatsoever.

Author response

Hello, we already answered both of your tickets almost a month ago. Please check your email if they weren't marked as spam.

Here are our answers to the first and second tickets.

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Hello,

Do you mean the main image as in the online demo for the theme? Those are custom images that are only for the online demo. You would need to create or add your own images as they would reflect your own books and website. The home page in the online demo is created with the Unyson page builder - selecting the Section shortcode in the editor would give you the options to change the image.

As for the ODRIN heading, do you mean the one in the navigation? This is adjustable from Appearance > Theme Settings - there you can find styling options for the navigation. Either use text with Logo Name or add an image for the navigation with Logo Image.
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Hello,

You can read more in the documentation on how to edit the product and which field is responsible for what content: http://subsolardesigns.com/documentation/odrin/#creating-a-product . You will need to update the product image in order to change the book cover.
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Beautiful theme, but lazy and bad customer service:

1) they promise response time for 2 business days maximum, but I waited 3 or 4 days
2) they promise compatibility with WooCommerce and WPML, but products translation doesn't work properly - they forwarded me to WPML team, but why? You told it works in theme description, but then you said it's 3rd part plugin in ticket. So I have to do something if I need to solve instead of get support service, but as I know author should contact WPML team, find solution and contact me back. Because they guarantee compatibility in theme's description

Author response

Hello, sorry for having this bad experience. Have you followed the steps that we suggested you in the support ticket? Have you tried disabling all other plugins to see if it's an issue connected to any of them?

for Customizability

This is a fantastic theme for authors of any genre! Very flexible and customizable.

for Design Quality

I've been using Odrin for a few years now, and I'm still incredibly happy with it. The design functionality is great, the aesthetics are amazing, and it's very flexible. My only complaint is that I can't actually uninstall plugins I'm not using (like the Mailchimp plugin), rather than having them present but inactive. I'm glad to see Odrin's still being updated and maintained. Great product!

for Other

It was great until I tried to set it up on the new site...the new download is corrupted...

Author response

Could you describe to us what exactly is corrupted? What error are you seeing and how can it be reproduced?

for Design Quality

This template is really good for authors. there is everything you need to start an author's website with sales.
Support is also fast and helpfull, but I just used it for some details.

for Design Quality

The theme is beautiful, highly responsive and so easy to cutomize ! Also, the staff at siteground installed everything for me, so all I had to do was to play with it. The creator of the theme responds very quickly when you have a question. The document is easy to understand and shows you step by step how to fully grasp the theme (and trust me, if I can do it, you should, I'm far from " good " with this kind of thing).

What I like the most is that you are not forced to sell your bookd on the website. With woo commerce, it's very easy to add a product without a price or anything, which gives you the means to use all the themes functionalities, even if you sell through afilliates (if you are in a publishing house, for example).

This theme will give you a pro website, without the enormous price you would normally have to pay for.

for Customizability

This is a theme that should set you apart from other author ecommerce websites. Subsolar does answer questions promptly, but if you don’t see anything from them within an hour or two, there is a time difference of several hours. In the meantime, consider the wait a prime opportunity for meaningful self-education. Your best tool is an empty spiral notebook. Right down everything you learn and keep it for reference. Taking the time to create it is a long-term investment.The answers to a future problem may already be at your fingertips. Open every thing and experiment, so you know exactly how they work. Don’t like the results? The “Return to Draft” link in the upper (R) corner is your best friend. In the event you need to rebuild a page which has been corrupted, knowing the system from the ground up will be invaluable. This is far more than an author promotion site. Put on your publisher hat and start thinking like a hard-headed business person. I would highly recommend making friends with someone in the legal profession and adding a Terms of Service before opening your store. You will also be your own IT person. It is your responsibility to ensure all the features of your site are kept up to date, and technical issues could be caused by an overloaded server. A host provider only has control over the equipment under their roof and nothing more. Any technical issues you experience could be caused anywhere; meaning it may not be a failure by your host provider or the theme itself. High volumes of traffic on the internet can impact feature heavy websites. The beauty of Odrin is its flexibility. Don’t use every page that comes with it. You’ll have a more reliable site. Internet and cell phone services are not equal everywhere. Always have a back up in place. Customers might receive a corrupted ebook file. (This is where the ToS comes in handy.) MediaFire is a good choice. Send a one-time download link to a recipient, a more secure solution than email.

for Customer Support

I wasted a lot of time looking at different builders after having poor experience before in the limitations of paid themes (needing to pay for someone to code CSS to get the relatively simple changes needed).
This theme is perfect for what I'm doing - self-publishing a book - and of course WooCommerce has much to learn about that, but the theme integrates it very well.
Importantly the support is fast and very accurate, I was confused about the fonts where the documentation could be a little clearer and more comprehensive.
But the results are awesome - plenty of flexibility, you can have a countdown timer, you can have a 'read an excerpt' feature, people can provide written ratings along with star values, Contact Form 7 integration and MailChimp integration built-in, and you can drop in a shortcode for anything else you may need.
The Unyson page-builder has a few little quirks but certainly gets the job done, tons of parameters you can change if you want / need to.
Absolutely no regrets in purchasing this, Many Thanks to the developer(s) for saving me a TON of time!

Author response

Thank you for the kind words and extensile review! Positive attitude like this is really really appreciated.

Have a good time using the theme!

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