Support » Plugin: Visual Composer Website Builder » This is a good product (I feel most 1 stars are over-reactions)

  • This is a great tool that is in between a traditional page builder (such as wp-bakery and elementor) and a full-blown WEB-developer (more towards the page builder)

    However, it isn’t a perfect tool. (Then again, there are very few of those) But it is most certainly not worth 1, 2 even 3 stars! I would put it closer to a 4 – 5 stars (I shall be putting 5 though) It does what it says on the box and it does it competently. I have been using the pro version of this plugin to build my website for just under a year now and I have seen many great changes. The most recent of which was the prelim archive editor. (I cannot wait to be able to edit my search archive). The main pro for this plugin is that it replaces many other visual plugins (think page builders, menu builders & more) and replaces it with a unified asset that can be transferred (with relative ease (although not always depending on your custom css+java)) into another theme. Thus offering an agile website builder.

    While it hasn’t been a walk in a park, the email support offered is very helpful, professional, patient and they most certainly fix the issues. I do concede to some reviews that it is often a multi-day affair to get to the answer which is a con, however, most products such as these have a similar or longer waiting period and I do not hold it against the developers and support staff.

    The page builder part of the product is well made and quite deep in what it can achieve. It can be a little bloated at times (depending on your design) but this can be offset with a cache. I use WProcket and it works nicely with VC once all the rules have been ironed out. The editor is snappy and responsive most of the time, however, when editing custom HTML and CSS (within a text block(I do this due to a shortcode wrapper that I use to hide content)) it can start to chug.

    The custom CSS and javascript is a very welcome boon. It makes customisation very powerful, with the use of both sitewide and per page editors. My only complaint in this regard is that I do not think these CSS changes can be included within a user template (please correct me if I am wrong).

    One of the main gripes that I have with the product is the name. And it isn’t their fault, rather the fact that many plugins are not updated to reflect the name change. It can be quite bothersome to sift through many premium themes and plugins, all of which claim to be Visual Composer compatible only to find out that they refer to WPbakery (The old page builder by the same company I believe.) I realise that the owner of the company wants to move away from the markets as they are, in his words, oversaturated. However, a page on their website with a list of verified compatible products + themes that work well with Visual Composer would be very welcome.

    This isn’t a tool that you are going to pick up and magically your website will be better. It is a tool that should be used to complement your design flow. For me, as an artist with some programming knowledge, it has proved both an asset and at times a major learning curve. (I have had to learn more about Javascript and CSS to achieve a more custom look and functionality but no-where near as much as I would if I hadn’t used this)

    Thank you for the product, I cannot wait to see what the future has in store!

    **** – Functionality
    *** – Bugs
    **** – Suport
    **** – Features
    ***** – Expandliblty

    Overall – 4.5/5

    (Also, quick question. How do I link the Star system to a woo-commerce product? Just for future reference.)

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  • Plugin Support Rohan Khandeparkar

    (@rohanvc)

    Hi Hayden, Thanks for a detailed review. We are glad to hear that you enjoying our product. We are constantly working on improving and making it better as we move forward. Your feedback will certainly help us to improve the things that we are missing. Unfortunately, the Star ranking is an independent element and does not support linking. But, if you want to sort products using ratings, then you can use an element such as: WooCommerce Top Rated Products.

    Plugin Support Michael

    (@mixey)

    Thank you Hayden, for the detailed feedback. The whole team will review it and be sure your input will make an impact on our development prioritization.

    p.s. Search archive is coming really soon 😉

    Michael

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