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  • I’ve just installed the free version of this plug-in and it’s awesome! I’m definitely eying the pro version because it has some nice features and I’ll upgrade once I have some extra cash. BUT, in the meantime, the free version is really great and allows you to customize the things that really matter in terms of aesthetics, like the background color! For those of us with colored backgrounds on our sites, there’s nothing worse than a plug-in that puts a harsh, white background behind things! Here, it took me two seconds to just paste in the color code for my site’s background color, choose the number of columns, etc. and I was good to go!

    Very easy to install, setup and insert into your page. I got it customized to just how I wanted it and up on my site in less than 5 minutes.

    Thanks so much for the great plug-in and can’t wait to get the pro version for the extra, bonus features!

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  • Plugin Author smashballoon


    Hey dbaila, thanks so much for the review – it’s really appreciated! Great to hear that you like the plugin and that you found it easy to use. I also get frustrated with the limited styling options that many plugins provide and so wanted to create one that was simple to customize and that would look great on any site 🙂

    Thanks again for your feedback!


    Thread Starter dbaila


    You’re very welcome, John! All honest and very well-deserved praise! 🙂

    I really like how you managed to provide a great, very functional and attractive free version, but there are definitely nice incentives to upgrade to the pro version! A tricky balance!

    I understand that everyone deserves to get paid for their hard work (and I will be upgrading as soon as I can to aid in that endeavor!), but sometimes plug-ins are so non-functional in the free version that it’s just incredibly frustrating, particularly since people spend hours and hours trying to get them to work, let alone to look presentable.

    But none of that with your plug-in! Thanks so much again!

    Plugin Author smashballoon


    Thanks Deena, I appreciate that. I think it’s a win-win when developers are able to give away a great, functional plugin to users for free but also be able to make some money off of an upgraded version, as it allows them to dedicate the time and effort to supporting both the free and paid versions. I see a lot of great free plugins that end up being abandoned and never updated or supported by the developer as they simply aren’t able to justify the time or energy it takes to keep up with it unfortunately, which in the long-run is bad for users.

    Thanks again for your review and kind words!


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