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Atahualpa vs. iThemes Builder?


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Old Feb 15, 2010, 04:11 PM
everyman
 
79 posts · Nov 2009
Philadelphia
There has been a lot of noise about iThemes Builder which was just released last December 2009:
http://ithemes.com/purchase/builder-theme/
Which is partly because Builder is rumored to be the upgrade from the hugely popular Flexx theme.

However when I look at so-called "child themes":

http://ithemes.com/more-builder-good...ming-your-way/

There is nothing there I could not do in Atahualpa in half an hour (including the multiple side-bar widget areas, which can be done in Atahualpa by registering new widget areas inside an Advanced Text Widget as described in this article.

I am interested in y'all thoughts and feedbacks about this. Should I buy an iThemes Builder license and recommend it to my clients? Or should I just go with Flexx? Or forget about either one? I might have a hard time customizing Atahualpa to a Flexx look (or teaching my clients to do it). I run a web design training business and want to recommend to my customers the largest choice possible to give them a professional site. I already work extensively with Atahualpa but need to offer some choices.

Thanks for feedback on this.

Marc Beneteau
http://wordpressacademy.biz
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 04:52 AM
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kal
 
149 posts · May 2009
Rhode Island
I am convinced that there is nothing I cant do in Atahalpa. The only thing I wish it could do is rotate the banner a little cooler like these:

http://themeforest.net/item/display-..._preview/74542
http://themeforest.net/item/levitati..._preview/60299
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 04:58 AM
everyman
 
79 posts · Nov 2009
Philadelphia
Kal,
if you right-click over the image you'll see this is a flash player:
http://www.progressivered.com/cu3er/
So you can easily do that.
Marc
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 09:30 AM
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kal
 
149 posts · May 2009
Rhode Island
Quote:
Originally Posted by everyman
Kal,
if you right-click over the image you'll see this is a flash player:
http://www.progressivered.com/cu3er/
So you can easily do that.
Marc
Does that mean that the cu3er flash player can be inserted into the rotating banner in Atahualpa?
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 09:42 AM
everyman
 
79 posts · Nov 2009
Philadelphia
No just put a custom widget in the banner area and then insert a text widget containing the flash player code that cu3 will give you. See Atahaulpa Theme Options > Add New Widget area for instructions and then put the PHP widget code directly into Style & Edit Header Area, replacing the %image.

Give it a shot, if you have any more questions I will check back a bit later.

Marc
http://wordpressacademy.biz
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 01:21 PM
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lmilesw
 
10,176 posts · Jul 2009
Central New York State USA
I bought iThemes Builder and I find it cumbersome. It also gives me hiccups in FireFox. I'll stick with Atahualpa and Themeframe with an occasional Artisteer build but I am moving away from Artisteer as Atahualpa just does things easier and is way too configurable.
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Old Feb 17, 2010, 06:55 AM
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kal
 
149 posts · May 2009
Rhode Island
Quote:
Originally Posted by everyman
No just put a custom widget in the banner area and then insert a text widget containing the flash player code that cu3 will give you. See Atahaulpa Theme Options > Add New Widget area for instructions and then put the PHP widget code directly into Style & Edit Header Area, replacing the %image.

Give it a shot, if you have any more questions I will check back a bit later.

Marc
http://wordpressacademy.biz
Thanks I'll give it a shot!
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 08:29 AM
everyman
 
79 posts · Nov 2009
Philadelphia
Kal --

you put the "bug in my ear" -- I really dig cu3er that your turned me onto -- check out

http://wordpressacademy.biz

And here is how it is done

http://forum.bytesforall.com/showthread.php?t=5968

Cheers,
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Old Mar 11, 2010, 06:51 AM
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kal
 
149 posts · May 2009
Rhode Island
Quote:
Originally Posted by everyman
Kal --

you put the "bug in my ear" -- I really dig cu3er that your turned me onto -- check out

http://wordpressacademy.biz

And here is how it is done

http://forum.bytesforall.com/showthread.php?t=5968

Cheers,
Cool! I am converting another one of my sites over to Atahualpa today. cu3er will be on the punch list!
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