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What is your opinion on WP themes with visual editors like Betheme?

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  1. freckletone

    freckletone Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I am talking about WP themes with fancy looking background images, sliders, parallax or whatever like Betheme that have a visual editor... where you can add text, a colum, a block etc

    Personally I DETEST them! I find them so confusing and hard to use. Sure it may be fun to create an expensive looking site for but those type of editors drive me crazy!

    I actually find most of them difficult to use and not user friendly. They have a learning curve imo and it would probably take at least a day to get used to using one.

    I find the classic WP interface like "classic mode" much more user friendly and easier to use... because it's all text and you know where you put them whereas with a visual editor you always have to click on something just add text... so it's like 2 extra steps...

    To add an image could be like 2 steps if you are using a content block so that is another 2 steps.

    Anyone know what I mean??

    Am I just trippin' or does the Betheme visual editor get easier to work with when you're used to it?
     
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    Never have been impressed by it until Divi 3.0 which came out a couple weeks ago.
     
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  3. vsching

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    Thrive theme is pretty good to use
     
  4. freckletone

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    Oh I never heard of that one before. I am playing with it now.

    It's a bit strange. You don't have to save changes ; it seems like it's saved instantly unless I am missing something? Took me a while to figure out how drag things properly.

    Have you used Thrive Themes and Be Theme before?

    If anyone has tried

    Thrive Themes
    Be Themes
    Divi

    Can you give your opinion on which one is the most easiest to use?

    So far it seems Divi is much more user friendly compared to BeThemes. I like how I can type without having to click anything and I love the demo. It's very important for me to play with a theme so I can figure out if I can even get to understand how to use it before I buy it. I don't want to purchase something that is going to aggravate me every time I use it.

    Also which one of these editors work with EasyAzon automatically?

    Say for example if I want to create button, you know like one of those buttons that say "buy now at Amazon" in a yellow button (I am assuming it will be a short code with these themes) but have it automatically work with Easy Azon without having to generate the link first and then enter it in but instead have them work together...

    What I am wanting to do is to create an EasyAzon link (to the product page) in the shortcode for the button so this way I don't have to go to Amazon and get the link or do a preview of the page in order to copy the link. I am lazy and want it to work together....

    Does that exist?
     
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  5. vsching

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    I use thrive theme , it is pretty easy and nice to use .
    It is not as straightforward to use with easyazon thou , however you can overcome that issue with either of the following ways
    1. Open another tab in new post and use easyazon from there and copy paste
    2. For me I noticed there is a specific format for easy azon , so basically What I did is just replace asin and text and paste directly to thrive content builder
     
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    The entire selling point of Divi 3.0 is it's frontend builder. Everything is done in real time so no more annoying "boxes"
     
  7. freckletone

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    Thanks; I kind of figured this is what one would have to do.

    I did the same thing when using one of those table comparison plug ins like Tablepress. I had to go and get the link from another way or I could click "preview" on another page and get that or copy it from another existing
    page that already had the link. It was kind of annoying.
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    They look intimidating initially, but they're pretty easy to use. However, I prefer working with the code/text rather than use a visual editor.
     
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    I've always been very anti-wysiwyg until I used Thrive Themes.. So, so slick.
     
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    If any of you above need the newest Divi or Betheme (yuck) let me know. Happy to provide you with it
     
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    I just realized it wasn't Betheme that I hated but it's the editor that's Visual Composer.

    It really aggravates me.

    i've also used Live Composer and that was also the worst; somehow always forgot to save my work or it wouldn't save.
     
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    can u pliz hook me with both of them to test drive