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My August presentation on Drag-and-Drop WordPress themes, revised and expanded for the Wine Country WordPress meetup, with a focus on the Themify Builder and its front-end editing capabilities

My August presentation on Drag-and-Drop WordPress themes, revised and expanded for the Wine Country WordPress meetup, with a focus on the Themify Builder and its front-end editing capabilities

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    Drag-and-drop WordPress Themes, featuring Themify Builder Drag-and-drop WordPress Themes, featuring Themify Builder Presentation Transcript

    • Drag & Drop WordPress Themes Sallie Goetsch September 7, 2013
    • FREE OPTIONS
    • MiniMax Page Layout Builder http://wordpress.org/plugins/page-layout-builder/
    • Page Layout Builder Settings
    • MiniMax Layout Tab: Columns
    • MiniMax Add Modules
    • MiniMax Page with Modules
    • MiniMax Page: Front End
    • MiniMax Layout Builder: Conclusion • Reasonably intuitive • Limited selection of modules in free version • Some conflicts with normal WordPress functions, e.g. media library • Could still be useful, but I wasn’t that impressed.
    • iFeature (CyberChimps)
    • iFeature Options
    • iFeature Header Layout
    • iFeature Blog Layout
    • iFeature +Portfolio -Slider
    • iFeature: Conclusion • Partly drag-and-drop • Easy to use • Can create a home page without posts • Minimal control over styling • Limited layout options • Suitable for beginners
    • PageLines Lite
    • PageLines Site Options
    • PageLines Layout Editor
    • PageLines Layout Editor 2
    • PageLines Drag and Drop
    • Applying a PageLines Template
    • PageLines: Conclusion • Fairly flexible even in free version • Not immediately intuitive—lots of different settings pages • Combination of drag-and-drop and other selectors • Modify templates on a per-page basis • Can be used by beginners, but there’s a learning curve
    • Snapshot (SiteOrigin)
    • SiteOrigin Page Builder
    • SiteOrigin Page Builder Settings
    • Site Origin Widgets
    • SiteOrigin Home Page Builder
    • PageBuilder Tab
    • SiteOrigin: Conclusion • Widget-based • More click-and-add than drag-and-drop • Allows page-based and post-based layouts • Assumes you already have site content (post categories, etc.) • Designed to work within the styling of the SiteOrigin themes
    • PREMIUM OPTIONS
    • iThemes Builder
    • Builder Layouts and Views
    • Add New Builder Layout
    • New Layout Applied Error message due to lack of posts to feature
    • Custom Builder Layout Metabox Select a Builder Layout instead of a page template when creating a new page.
    • Builder Style Manager
    • iThemes Builder: Conclusion • Not really drag-and-drop • Very well-documented • Page-by-page layout options • Modules for restaurants, churches, events, audio • Style manager plugin • Many child themes available
    • Themify Builder
    • Themify Themes
    • Themify Default Layouts
    • Themify Page Builder Settings
    • Themify Styling
    • Themify Skins
    • Themify Widgets
    • Themify Custom Panel: Page Options
    • Themify Custom Panel: Post Query
    • Themify Custom Panel: Builder
    • Themify Page Modules
    • Themify Module Options
    • Themify: Slider, Highlights, Box
    • Themify: Portfolio, Posts
    • Themify Footer Note to self: make 1- level menu for footer
    • Themify Front-end Editing Drag to move Drag to adjust width Click to collapse Hover to edit
    • Themify Post Meta
    • Themify Options
    • Themify Builder: Conclusion • Good number of modules • Most modules are custom post types • Fairly intuitive to use • Front-end editing is cool • Themes are resource-intensive • Can add custom CSS classes • Builder info stored in _postmeta and _options tables