Sorry to jump in here 😀
Cara mentioned, there are two separate (but related) issues here.
First, you can’t use the PageLayer plugin with the mobile app. Consider the mobile app as a different editor, just as the PageLayer plugin is another editor. In fact, even many plugins that work with the default WordPress editor don’t work with the mobile app — let alone a plugin that is itself a totally different editor.
The second, different but related, issue is that whoever built your site chose to use the PayeLayer page builder plugin to build the site, thereby creating a forever-after dependency with this plugin.
Note that even though your site uses the Chic Lite theme, much of the design and many of the elements you see on your site are not actually from the theme or from WordPress itself, but from the PageLayer plugin. That’s why things fall apart when you disable the plugin.
So, in summary, you simply can’t use ANY 3rd-party page builder plugin (including PageLayer) with the mobile app. But your current site was built with and is totally dependent on the PageLayer plugin. Consequently, you can’t edit your current site with the mobile app.
Now, to answer your specific question:
What themes work best to edit in mobile app?
It should be clear from the above that the problem is not the theme, but the 3rd-party page builder plugin used to build your site. Some things simply can’t get along 😀
You should be able to use ANY theme, including Chic Lite, as long as the theme and/or your site does not require any 3rd-party page builder plugin to work.
I hope that clears things up somewhat.
thank you, yes Pagelayer and the theme are seperate, except they are linked as we install WP these days. As we follow the new installation instructions we are offered PopularFX themes that are controlled by the Pagelayer editor.
That was probably offered by your hosting provider, or the auto-installer they provided in your hosting control panel. In fact, the company that owns the PageLayer plugin also owns the PopularFX theme marketplace and the Softaculous auto-installer included in hosting control panels.
WordPress doesn’t make any such “offers” or recommendations pre- or post-installation.