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Pagelines Customers Need Confirmation of Long-Term Stability of Platform

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shawnsaunders

I am a long standing user of Pagelines (which I love). My issue is that appearance is that the platform is dead, and merely collecting payments without updates from the owners. The previous post titled "Pagelines is dead" was deleted creating more concern. 

This is a problem for developers - do we use Pagelines (and have to start from scratch later) or a use a stable competitor. 

To cut to it -- I really need some sort of confirmation from the owners, or I need to move to a different product. I understand they are working on a project, but  it only takes 30 seconds to post a quick update and some reassurance. It is good business practice for paying customers. 

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StuLeeUK

Well said Shawn.

I've been using Pagelines for a few years and it's served my needs perfectly, and would happily continue to do so if I thought there was going to be support and development of the product.

But as there seems to be very little information provided any more, and It's worrying when you see that right now the download link for platform doesn't work, the pagelines facebook group has changed to 'design, develop, deliver group', and messages like this in the forum are ignored by staff.

I think many of us are all left wondering if they're planning to let it waste away until people realise it's done and cancel their subscriptions.

Communication is key in any relationship - a short blog/email once a month with news of where the product is going would settle most of our minds so that we don't think we're just throwing money straight on a fire.

To admins etc that may see this post - May I suggest that you make all existing accounts free / stop charging / or offer some kind of refund -  until any new products arrive? Time is rapidly running out to retain your loyal customer base.

Right now I'm just waiting to see what 'Gutenberg' offers with the full release of WP5, and will make a decision from there.

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jeomiland

Very good posts guys. I'm in the middle of "upgrading" a couple DMS sites to PL5 and am quite frustrated on some of the features/capabilitys lost and the workarounds required are far from intuitive. 

Somthing as simple as good documentation for the extensions would go a long way. Have found the Shortcodes documentation, but it could also use some serious help!

Is this product usable for WooCommerce stores at this point? See my issues post from today on the major problems I'm having getting the products page to look like the old DMS site. Got a couple thousand bucks of my time invested in the update and fear may have to chuck it and just stay with the old site unless I can get the shopping cart to look like the old site...

Any help will be much appreciated!!!

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shawnsaunders

This is concerning. From a business liability and damages standpoint, this just isn't good for anyone. 

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AlexZZ

As far as I can tell PageLines is dead and has been for almost two years. People who are still using PageLines especially those who business depends on a stable product to build their sites, should start looking for alternatives immediately. All the old staff of PageLines have left, two of them even work for Beaver Builder one of them is even Pross who was a developer at PageLines.

Look at the facts, the owner Andrew doesn't respond to any posts on the tickets, people are reporting that there refund requests are going unanswered for weeks and the forum isn't even secure. 

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davickpro

They should sell pagelines to those who want to buy it, my company is interested but they have deleted the messages

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technologyforce

I've cancelled my autopay and requested a refund from Mastercard for my recent billing. The lights are on, but there is no one home.

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Michael Kummer

Does anyone have any recommendations what alternatives are out there that provide a similar front-end editor as Pagelines? 

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Aires

Thrive themes is expensive and not very good when compared to Elementor Pro which has dynamic content, woo builder, and header/footer. Beaver builder is also good

Price breakdown:

Thrive = $600 a year and lacks a lot and you will have to find other plugins to assist with some things 

Elementor = $200 a year and could possibly build anything depending on the developer.

Beaver Builder = $200 about the same as Elementor

 

 

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davickpro

Where is my redound?

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Michael Kummer

Hi @Aires,

I just signed up for Thrive Themes and paid $228 for a year including all themes and plugins. They are apparently working on a new theme that allows you to do front-end editing of the whole theme and not just the WP content section.

Cheers

Michael

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itsmeletmein

I LOVE Beaver Builder (along with the upgrades of Themer and 3rd party addons UABB and PowerPack). 

BTW- there's only one owner of PageLines- Andrew Powers. Do a couple searches in this forum and you'll see that he's a deadbeat developer. Just taking in the recurring monthly fees to fund his tuxedo dry cleaning bill.

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danielrobin

Anybody have a responsive, elegant, business-oriented WP theme they can recommend that is similar to PagesLines PlatformPro, but supported and available now?  I'm not a developer (nor do I play one on TV), and our main website, www.In3finance.com, blew up this weekend ... the theme is the culprit. 

The problem?  About 50 warnings that read (for example) ...

    Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home2/inthronl/public_html/in3finance/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.layout.php on line 164

    Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home2/inthronl/public_html/in3finance/wp-content/themes/platformpro/core/library/class.options.metapanel.phpon line 54

Then, after pages of these warnings, the site appears below, way below.  World's ugliest header! 

Currently just on life support -- using generic "Twenty Fifteen" so the site isn't completely down, but it may as well be.  I've used PageLines PlatformPro for many years, and loved it, but seems we've reached the end of that line. 

I'm just a business guy -- financial services & consulting -- looking to repair our rather content-rich site, with no time to re-implement, but will do so if I have to. 

The above issue is above my pay-grade.  Anyone seen that before?  Or, as some of you recommend, please suggest an alternative WP theme that can handle our ~80 pages and is responsive.

Thanks! 
Daniel

P.s. We do international project finance for utility-scale solar, hydro power, agriculture, wind, etc., to help mitigate climate change, ... and we're hiring!

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