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  • Too many tabs and options. Perhaps usefull for those not able to make adjustments using css, otherwise all the options can make you lose overview of the layout.

    • This topic was modified 2 months, 4 weeks ago by  Jack.
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  • Plugin Author Peter Featherstone

    (@peterfeatherstone-1)

    Hey Jack,

    These reviews for free products really do get harsher and harsher as the years go by. I’ve put so much of my free time into this 😐

    The beauty of WordPress is that you can always choose a simpler plugin with less options, there are a few good menu plugins in the repository to choose from.

    I have to say this is probably the harshest of all the reviews I’ve ever had and kinda makes me wanna quit WordPress development which really is a shame.

    Thanks for your time.

    Peter

    I’m sorry my review was (too) short and perhaps too black and white. My apologies for that. I realize that was not a very friendly thing to do. I was just frustrated in my search for a simple plugin. I tried several plugins and deleted all of them because they were all too ‘complicated’ too set up. This may sound strange, but I’m a WP user for a long long time and I sometimes also make websites for clients. The longer I use WP and plugins, the more I appreciate simple plugins. Some users may like several pages with lots of options. I know users ask for a lot of options and I see plugin developers giving their users what they ask for. I’m not sure that is a good thing.

    Plugin Author Peter Featherstone

    (@peterfeatherstone-1)

    Hey Jack,

    It’s ok, I think I take reviews too much to heart but this has been like my baby for the past 4 years and I give every day of my free time to it so I can get a bit emotional with it!

    I understand what you mea completely, I’ve gotten to that point in my plugin now where I don’t add anymore options because it has grown too large.

    I’d love it to be simpler and I’ve tried to find ways to do it but the trouble is then you get the other negative reviews saying that it doesn’t do enough so I’m stuck in between a rock and a hard place sometimes.

    Thanks for coming back to me though I really appreciate that as most people leave their reviews and never come back again.

    If you have any suggestions I’m more than open to hear them! I’ve been thinking about creating a CSS only version of the plugin recently which would be a lot more stripped back as without JavaScript my options would be limited.

    Thanks again!

    Peter

    Jack

    (@moxie)

    Hi Peter, I did not forget this, but couldn’t find the time to think about suggestions I could have for your plugin. Which I find a little bit difficult, because I’m not a programmer and I can only read and adjust PHP here and there, but that’s it, so I’m very grateful for people like you who can and are willing to spare some of their time creating plugins, like this one :).

    I just installed the Genesis Sample theme which has a responsive menu and very little options for customizing. My experience with that theme I would suggest a version that has only options for:

    font+hover color
    background+hover color
    sliding in (top or left)
    media query (at what point does one want the menu to become active)

    No borders to keep it simple and no other fancy things and using the primary nav by default. I can’t think of anything else I would want in a responsive menu plugin ;).

    Plugin Author Peter Featherstone

    (@peterfeatherstone-1)

    Hey there,

    I appreciate that, the trouble is there are a lot of people who do want lots of options and then give me negative reviews when those options don’t exist. I think it’s the classic case that you can’t please everybody 🙁

    I’ve thought about doing a stripped back CSS only version of the plugin with only a few options but haven’t quite got there yet!

    Thanks for your feedback though I really appreciate it 🙂

    Peter

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