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#1 rockyrockwood



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Posted 20 May 2010 - 12:04 AM

I recently bought White House Pro 3 and I'm really pleased.

Mostly I appreciate the theme is obviously built thoughtfully. What I mean by that is it's well laid out and elegant.

I bought it for the design including the colors, font, and so on. But it was certainly a leap of faith b/c I've bought themes that looked awesome but were hugely lame on the inside.

White House Pro has an awesome internal menu built so anyone can easily create and power the 'home page' which is called the Feature page.

I don't know why every theme doesn't work this way (it probably takes more work)...but often with other themes they look great and then the directions say something like 'edit your stylesheet' - and I'm here to tell you that's just not going to happen.

Also, I have needed to ask questions and the staff here has responded thoughtfully.

I also bought the Forum theme which I felt like was a no brainer. For example, I love the look of this forum. But sadly I had to abandon bbpress (which powers this forum) because it's totally lame and unsuited for most site owners needs. It works here and that's cool. But it just seemed overwhelmed with bugs and I need my Webmaster to do every little thing. Now I'm just using a plugin. Looks lame but I can probably improve that. So anyway the Forum Theme turned out to be waste of money. But that's not PageLines fault. In fact, I think it's cool they had that option.

So to recap, hats off to Pagelines for a good product and bbpress stinks (again, not Pageline's fault).

Ryan Rockwood
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#2 cmunns



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Posted 20 May 2010 - 05:25 PM

Ryan, Thanks a lot for the positive feedback and honest input. bbPress runs our current forum so it does have its uses, but we can only hope that Automattic continues to improve it so it works for everyone's needs. Thanks again for the kind words.