November 3, 2014 at 9:40 am #130296
Bare with me for a moment while I explain...
I am looking for tips on how to make Genesis themes more like Divi in terms of all the eye candy that Divi has.
I have seen some really nice-looking sites made by people with less knowledge of php and css than I have (and I don't have that much to begin with).
But I ain't ready to give up on Genesis; I love the power of hooks (and genesis simple hooks is one of the greatest things about genesis)
Also, what I dislike about Divi is that their page builder only works on PAGES (and not on posts), and the fact that each page is pretty much its own entity, so it is somewhat difficult to update changes on ALL pages on a universal level.
So I guess what I am asking is if there is a better faster / easier way to develop CSS for the various genesis themes?
(Thanks in advance. I am not trying to make this a debate about which is better - just trying to see if there is a better way to spice up my genesis-based themes.)November 3, 2014 at 11:22 am #130314November 3, 2014 at 6:14 pm #130354
Unfortunately, my clients would balk at paying $95 a month in fees.
I guess I am thinking more along the lines of something like csshero or something like that...November 3, 2014 at 9:50 pm #130366gcamptonMember
Plus there's tons of other VC plugins with different stylesheets if the extension plugin doesn't tickle your fancy. However I like it as $17 for just about every element you can imagine.
As far as actual "theming" goes. Find a theme you like inspect elements and copy css until you have something identical.November 4, 2014 at 7:17 am #130394DTHkellyMember
Page builder plugin -
Beaver Builder http://www.wpbeaverbuilder.com/
http://sridharkatakam.com/video-re-creating-parallax-pros-homepage-using-beaver-builder/November 4, 2014 at 9:56 am #130425
Thanks so much for the help!!!
I will definitely look into them all and come back here with further questions.
You know, Divi WOULD tempt me to stray from genesis if they gave you the ability to globally update "modules" globally across the pages.
Also, I have found their style sheet a lot more difficult to work with than the more straightforward genesis style sheets.November 6, 2014 at 7:02 pm #130749gcamptonMember
Kelly is giving you way too many options there.
Visual Composer (VC) was the original page builder plugin and still the best selling plugin on Code Canyon. The reason for this is unbridled support and constant non-stop develop since 2011. Innovating every feature included and a lot of development time.
There's 100's of clone page builders out there. Some are probably even really good, (the one included in Kallyas theme is a good example) but it's hard to ignore the big elephant in the room. Especially when there's 1000's of people pointing at it.
Future versions of VC will include many styles of paralax design (already included in many of the cheap extensions you can get for VC and the one I listed), plus many other great features and you have updates for life.
I don't work for them, or have any affiliation (besides having an affiliate code, which I didn't include in my URL's) Just a happy customer.November 8, 2014 at 1:32 am #130879
Well, visual composer does look like it might have the edge on the others. I compared it with thrive content builder and a few others (maybe something like zoom or something).
The things that VC have going for it are 1) it is inexpensive and, more importantly, 2) it has the templatera add on extension for $11 which will allow you to copy elements from one page to another and then make a global update.
I could see how VC could work well in conjunction with genesis.
The one thing that worries me about visual editors in general is compatibility with most third-party modules. Hopefully VC is compatible with things like Contact form 7 and lots of other common modules.
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