I'm a novice bordering on intermediate. I tried this out and had difficulty following and setting up. Once I did, I realized it was just too much. I only wanted a page for clients to see privately. This is more of a full website for a client. After deactivating the plugin, THEN deleting it, I still had to weed out the pages and files I had created testing it out. It also did something to my theme so I am going to go figure that out. I have read this plugin has good support, and I didn't contact the author so it's not fair of me to say it's a bad choice. However for me, it's absolutely not easy or helpful.
Ok, plugin does work quite well as far as I can see after playing around with it for a day. Unfortunately there is one major flaw with it that makes it almost impossible to use for anyone who is not comfortable with coding: if you enable the plugin's default CSS, it will mess up virtually ANY theme because it overwrites basic selectors like body, html, table etc. as well as classes like .container which are used by many themes. Developers say they tested it on Twenty Twelve and it works fine, sorry not good enough, a decent plugin should try its best not to cause theme conflicts. It's a bit lazy to simply import the normalize.css stylesheet and expect it to work - well it doesn't, it messes up the majority of themes.
Their reply is that you can disable the plugin's default styles, but if you do that the menus and other elements look awful, so you have to spend a lot of time creating your own styles, or do like me: go into the plugin's stylesheet and delete all unwanted classes, but if you do that you won't be able to update the plugin in future.
If they can sort out the conflict issue, the plugin will be worth at least 4 stars, right now I'm afarid it's a 3 from me.
Great Feature and easy to use, versatile.
I had to cancel it for conflicts with installed themes: layout menu, layout boxed, custom page, ...
Activated this plugin; home page not showing anymore. got that fixed, built pages in some background structure. Next thing I know it nestled itself into my home page again with its crap dashboard, broke a function of pmpro and permanently changed my logout link which still isn't changed back after deactivating and removing everything.
This thing is HORRIBLE! Don't touch it if you don't want to use this parasite only.
I like this plugin but for some reason it has a bug that nullifies its functionalities. It does not work with some themes. According to the author, the bug has no apparent solution.
I hope it will soon be fixed.
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