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2 reviews
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4 stars
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2 stars
Love it WHEN it's working
By , for WP 3.5.1

I use this plugin with a few of Genesis/Studio Press themes and when it works I absolutely LOVE it but it seems as if every time a "upgrade" is done it breaks the sidebar widget (which is my favorite part).

I post problems in the forum but it takes quite awhile to get an answer and the answers don't always fix my problems. Often the answer is hard to understand as well or very short and then the issue is marked as closed.. when it's still not working.

I would give this a five star if the updates didn't break my website(s). :(

2 stars
Awesome When it Works
By , for WP 3.5.1

I bought the premium version of this widget, but it's not a standalone widget. You have to install both the free and premium, which is fine I guess.

It was a nightmare to set up. I'm using a StudioPress Genesis template which seems to be pretty much compatible with everything. But, this widget was a real pain. Once it was finally set up, it worked like a charm. I really like the look of it on my site.

Major setbacks:

The widget is updated frequently - I mean VERY often. I was nervous about that in the beginning, but was assured the updates wouldn't change any of my customizations to the CSS.

Another update came through, and this time knocked ALL of my widgets offline. Nothing worked on my site. I had to disable the premium version of the widget in order to get it back to "normal." But now I have no premium widget, which I paid for. I'm waiting for a response on the support ticket.

Support is so-so for this widget. The developer answers support requests very quickly, but his answers are often too brief to understand how to solve a problem. He quickly closes support tickets as soon as he provides his answer. He seems like a very nice, competent and intelligent guy, but I honestly don't have the time to troubleshoot one widget on my site.

If it would just work and I could just leave it alone, I'd be very happy. Isn't that what we all want? Buy a widget, it works, you go on with the important stuff, like actually writing content?

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