This theme went from top of the heap, to not so good in the blink of an eye.
They constantly change the way things work every other update, which sucks because it's usually on the PHP level. So if you're a child-theme maker, they've probably broken something. And what happens when you ask them about the changes? You're redirected to their crappy forums (seriously...who created that searching system?) to ask your question that may never get answered.
And then if you can walk (READ: not take off into the sunset) your way around PHP, you then find out that they've set some type of recursive PHP function traps somewhere within the functions. Ask them what they changed and they will say nothing, although clearly something has. And when you try to dive deeper into an answer, you're met with "...customizations are beyond the scope and resources of these support forums...".
They make it so you need to buy their pro support or the pro theme. Why not just get rid of the free theme and charge if you're not going to have any thorough documentation.
I like this theme and even purchased the PRO version. It is a clean theme with just the right options to customize the site. However with that said, I have 2 GIANT complaints ...
1) There is no support system in place for Pro users, they are stuck using the same free support system as everyone else. Apparently, you have to purchase the Pro theme PLUS subscribe to a support package on top of that. Nearly every professional developer I've dealt with in the two decade I've been building sites offers their end-users a support option that COMES WITH any paid version of their themes, these developers do not. The few extra features you get with their themes does NOT warrant the cost for not having support too, and frankly there is no excuse short of mustering more money out of users who have already purchased a commercial theme.
2) AND to top it off, they release bug fixes and updates to the free versions BEFORE they fix them in the PRO versions ... just how backwards is that! I paid for a pro version where I get no extra support over the free version and now have to wait weeks (is what I was told) while the free version gets its updates to bugs first! This is totally unacceptable by today's developer standards! Who operates their business by those standards in this day and age?
As both of these issues are so ridiculous I subtracted two stars for each. The developer will no doubt reply with some excuse, but there is NO excuse they can give for this level of blatant, and almost conniving, disregard for the paying consumer.
I think that is one of the best free responsive WP theme, because it's easy to edit as you please. You need just a good knowledge of html and css, plus a basic knowledge of PHP.
This theme is awesome to create a child theme.
This theme is very flexible and compatible with many plugins.Its also gives you the ability to design your site using a lot of available parameters.
This is Billy. I am currently running my wordpress site with the responsive theme. I had some problems and I need your help. My site is http;//www.vibeenglish.com
1.How do I make my plugin wp-pagenavi work with my theme since it doesn't support this plugin? Or is it possible to replace the "older posts, newer posts" with page numbers like the plugin wp-page navi does?
2. It doesn't work very well with woocommerce plugin if visitors are browsing my site by IE. How to solve this?
Looking forward to your early reply
I would like to switch to the responsive theme, will I be losing all my menus,widgets,etc. that I have setup on my Twenty fourteen theme. I'm little nervous to try out but any advice would be highly appreciated.
I have used this theme for a number of child themes, and as of the latest update, the css structure is changed and my sites are all breaking upon upgrading the theme.
I've had to revert to backups, and now have to invest many hours in fixing my code in order to keep using this theme... or else recreate the sites using a different parent. This is essentially defeating the purpose of building a child theme, or using custom css.
I'm extremely disappointed, and therefore changing my previous 5 star review to 1 star (since that is the lowest I can change it to).
Thanks for your work!
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