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#1 pkazmercyk

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 06:28 PM

I've finally had some time to start really playing around with Platform Pro. As I'm getting my head around the system, I'm currently puzzled by the fact that it appears that "banners" and "boxes" are designed as purely informational elements, in that they don't link to content (posts or pages). It appears to me that while "soapboxes" can have up to three links, they're not systemically linked to specific content. It appears that only "features" and "carousel" elements can link directly to post content. Am I correct on all this or am I missing some bigger piece of the puzzle?

#2 cmunns

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 07:32 PM

They all link in different ways, but as far as dynamically linking to let's say, posts...yes only a few sections do that although you can do this manually in many cases.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 08:26 PM

Thanks for the reply, Adam. Well, that's a huge disappointment for me. It's one of those things that was not obvious to me (and I couldn't have anticipated) before I actually started working with the system and discovering how it all fits together. I understand there are ways to manually inserting and maintaining links, but that would mean manually keeping track of a lot of stuff that I would otherwise count on WordPress to do--making it self-defeating as a CMS. Unfortunately, the net result is a purchase that I now regret and won't be able to use, which is too bad, because it really seemed very promising.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 02:50 AM

Hi Paul,

It's important to understand that there cannot be an option/setting for EVERYTHING nor should there be or you get bloated/slow software on your hands. When there are good ideas that are popular they may be implemented.

This may very well be included in newer versions out-of-the-box. CMS means Content Management System as in pages/posts/data. It is not a Design/Feature Management System.

We currently have thousands of customers which we try and build for what the majority of people want in a general website/work flow sense.

With WordPress / Theme / Plugins / Host / Browser / Your Personal Customization Desires along with thousands of others creates millions of variables.

This is the web design process and will not change no matter what software, theme etc. you decide to try, ultimately you're still the director of your own project, we just provide some tools to help you in your goals.

Now, if you'd like to stick with us and give it some time, we can help you with your goals. If you'd like to re-iterate your current customization we may be able to help you with that custom solution. Could be as simple as copy/paste and you'll still learn a thing or two along the way.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 05:15 PM

Bryan: I really do appreciate the quality of the product and that it is an excellent solution for many types of sites. You folks have done an excellent job with the drag and drop implementation. I understand that any theme or system cannot be all things to all people. Unfortunately for me, there are limitations that will keep me from going any further with it. Thank you for kindly providing the contact link. Best regards, Paul