Best true drag and drop theme on earth! I'd suggest go for premium!
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When I first tried DMS, I was skeptical. It's new. It's very fresh and you can feel it. There were some broken links in the homepage. There are still some bugs. Googling stuff that usually brings lots of solutions instantly with other themes etc. might not bring you anything (as the community and support forums are so new alse).
Also, all the drag & drop -themes I've tried in the past have been horrible and I really did not think it would be possible to create anything usable with that philosophy.
But DMS is different. It's amazing, I love it and it has actaully changed my entire design process. It has also cut the time of developing sites by about 40%-90%, depending on how much customization I need.
With the time I need for coding custom stuff being smaller, I can now focus more on great overall design and serving my clients needs better.
The first huge problem DMS solves, is that traditionally with WordPess you can only create pages or posts. And if you want to have i.e. boxes of content on a landing page, you need to create a page template and hardcode the content. Or make the boxes from posts and loop them or something. There just hasn't been a good solution.
But with DMS you can just drag and drop boxes of with all kinds of contents to your site and customize the text/content in the front end. This is the biggest, awesomest thing DMS brings to the table and it just takes some much time out of the process.
Second thing that I'd like to stress is that DMS is for developers. It's NOT the "drag & drop -system your grandmother will learn to use" and that's the best thing about it. It's so developer friendly, and doesn't frustrate me by being "too easy" like most solution like this do for people who actually know their way around HTML, CSS etc.
Third thing is the responsive grid, based on Twitter's Bootstrap. It's just se well made, so fast, and it just works.
Up until this point I've custom coded pretty much everything to make it as good as I want and work the way I want it to work. But DMS is so good that I made the decicion to always use it. So there is just one framework to use, and all the code used in previous projects is easily available as custom sections I've coded my self.
I first bought DMS for one page for one month for $8. In a week I ended up upgrading to pro and doing all of my client work with it, even using it with more complex custom layouts ordered from me by graphic designers.
I've been a PageLines user for a couple of years now and I can say DMS is by far the best WordPress Framework I've ever used. The design flexibility and options give you the ability to create beautiful-looking websites with minimal coding. I highly recommend the product.
DMS is a fantastic tool for everyone looking to build their site using WordPress. The seamless implementation of front-end drag and drop coupled with the powerful array of options make this theme a must-have for every WordPress user. Definitely recommend it to everyone out there :-)
DMS is one of the most useful tool boxes you can have for a WordPress website. We use it all the time and we make better websites faster. [ link redacted, please do not post links in the reviews section ]
DMS, like all themes, has its own learning curve, but it's a great foundation for any type of WordPress site.
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It's great for developers and designers, alike.
Plus, it's always improving. Keep up the good work, PageLines!
DMS is a great place to start when doing custom design work. Their modular drag and drop system makes it easy to get a responsive site up and running literally in minutes. Take it further with the ability to override everything through CSS and a LESS compiler built right in. You can even design your own sections. There's a healthy community around it as well full of developers and designers who are happy to help you extend DMS.
Just as Pagelines' website says, DMS is the easiest way to build beautiful websites.
I tinker with websites as side job, but I also have 4 kids and work a full time job in a completely unrelated field. So I hardly have any time to expand my web design knowledge and implement it into an actual website. Luckily I don't have to. The great thing about DMS is that you don't have to be a true web designer in order to make awesome websites. If you know how to point, click, drag, and drop, DMS is the perfect tool for you.
One of the main sites I work on is owned by an up and coming author, who writes for Hay House Publishing Company. They tell all of their clients that if you want to be successful, you must have a great looking website. DMS has made it really easy to do just that. My client and I receive numerous compliments all the time on how awesome the website looks, not only from its web visitors, but also from the people at Hay House itself. My client recently sold her 10,000th copy of her new book after only a few short months, and her website has played a big part in that.
DMS is the real deal. The platform itself is incredible, and the icing on the cake comes from all the extensions you can add to it. I converted an entire website to DMS mainly so I could use one of the many extensions that you can purchase from the PageLines store. These extensions are created by fellow web designers. They are a close nit group of people who are always helping each other, and who want you to be successful.
Try DMS. You won't be disappointed.
DMS worked right out of the box, and combines the ease of use of WordPress that we all love, with the power of professional design. DMS is the best content design framework available for WordPress hands down!