DO NOT USE THIS THEME!!!
I purchased the paid version of the theme hoping that it would fix the problems with the free version. Don't waste your time or money on this theme.
(1) Theme updates cause you to lose many of your customizations so you have to redo them. It doesn't work with child themes.
(2) Very buggy.
(3) Terrible paid (not free) support. Purchase of the theme comes with 6 months of forum support. The person answering the questions is terrible and you have to ask the same question several times to get any useful information at all.
too much of "please buy pro"
Just breaks. Do not count on this theme. Things go wrong a lot.
I'm an IT professional that is 54 years old and has been an IT consultant my whole life. I've never experienced a worse company in my life in terms of handling a customer request for a refund. It was an AMAZING example if a Rube Goldberg machine of circular logic that went nowhere, except to our TOS says no -- Lord have mercy upon me and stop the torture.
I was using the free theme and installed an update (BEWARE) when critical elements stopped working. I panicked because the day was about to start on a live site so I download the PAID version thinking that would fix things. Wrong. Both had the same bug which I discovered in their support forum after downloading it, posted by many people, including myself. I quickly hacked the site by disabling features and hand coding things that were done by the theme. Yuck. I NEVER INSTALLED THE PAID THEME. When I asked for a refund...let's just say I'm still emailing after about 10+ messages to/from their support person. Comments on their forum mysteriously filter anything I post as spam (?). And I noticed that 100% of their testimonials are 100% positive. The company is just awful and I would not trust them. Customer service is an abomination and theme updates will CRASH YOUR SITE. Thus far, it has been THREE DAYS and the bug fixes are not out yet they think that's just fine for a live site to wait. They "released" a supposed bug fix two days later but forum posts say the bug is still there, and still no refund. DON'T BUY WHAT THEY SAY...SAVE YOURSELF SOME TIME AND ANGUISH AND STAY AWAY FROM THIS HORRIBLE COMPANY.
I love the Evolve Theme, but there are some major issues i can't solve.
By switching form prev. theme to Evolve, comments in my guestbook (gwolle) and comments on my link-page doesn't show up anymore. No matter what i try, they just don't show up, by switching back, all is normal again. Is there a solution for this??
Custom colors completely break the site. I have no idea how somebody could release something this massively broken.
theme is buggy, brakes, sloppy work.
cannot update logo or any other image.
Maybe it works preatty nice for simple users, but from a developer point of view, it's poorly written.
First thing I did was to disable some stuff in the Extra section, and received undefined index errors and cannot modify headers errors.(undefined index evl_captcha_plugin at options-framework php on line 359 and same line for headers already sent).
And as a parent theme is terrible to work with. Hope my future client's won't choose this.
PS. Wrote this because it simply pissed me off and screwed 2 hours of my time just with rookie errors.
None of the sliders or content boxes work I tried 2x to upload the content and pictures after I saved them. The pages they would go back to the original template. Just a waste of time.
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