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Hello, i would like to ask some pre purchase questions: 1. Does this plugin creates shortcodes so i can design my news site homepage with visual composer including Blog Designer elements? 2. Can I have next to the date the hour the post was created? 3. Can i display the photo of the author on the grid layout i will create? Best Regards

Hi Madous,

Thanks for asking pre-sells query.

Following are answers to your query. 1. Yes,it is. We have already mentioned on banner that plugin compatible with Visual Composer.

2. do you want to display date and time on each post on blog page? if yes then you have to minor customization. you can use the_time().

3. Yes, there are number of templates available that shows post author image with grid layouts http://blogdesigner.solwininfotech.com/demo/blog-brit-co-blog-template/

let us know if you have more query.

Regards

this plugin look promising, I had suggestion, please redesign the timeline module with more minimalistic and material design…, sometimes content are too small

Hi Diden, Thanks for your valuable comments to make plugin better. we will keep your suggestion in mind for future version updates.

Regards,

Hi
I’ve a question
I know that under the terms of the license I can use the product only on one real site.
But I always make a copy of the site on localhost (to check for updates, etc.).
Will I be able to work with your plugin on my localhost and on a real site at the same time (simultaneously)?
Will I be available all the features without entering any key in the localhost?

one more question
on your demo site
http://blogdesigner.solwininfotech.com/pricing/
I see that
1 Year product update
Is it true? not lifetime update???

please reply

Hi NewReg,

Sorry for late reply as we have to confirm few things with envato team and check with envato guideline.

As we are selling via codecanyon.net (Envato market), so its obvious that condecanyon.net policy will apply for it.

so if you purchase item then you can download updated item from your codecanyon account any time, but support will not provided once it expired (default included support is 6 month, but you can buy extended support with discounted rate at time of buying plugin).

Regards,

beasims

beasims Purchased

Hi there, I love this plugin a lot so far, but I am having a bit of trouble with making the posts stagger more like your demo.

Also is it possible to have it list by year but also have them post on either side each time?

Here’s mine: http://www.newtownalive.org/history-timeline/ And the template: http://preview.codecanyon.net/item/blog-designer-pro-for-wordpress/full_screen_preview/17069678?_ga=1.94408469.826860674.1475693290

Please help. Thanks!

Hi beasims,

First of all thank you for your purchasing Blog Designer PRO. Also sorry for late reply.

We noticed that you want to setup your blog page like demo URL. There are lots of demo layouts available on demo site http://blogdesigner.solwininfotech.com/ Can you please share your favorite demo link here?

Yes, list by year is possible but posts either side each time is not possible currently. We will add that feature in next version.

Thanks

Hi. Question. Can we target multiple category archive pages by a specific category or tag?

Example: Display This > Only on Archive Tags with Tags > My Chosen Tag Example: Display This > Only on Archive Category with Category > My Chosen Category

I know we can target the default category and tag templates, but can we go further and display a Blog Designer theme ONLY on archives that meet a chosen tag or category being used?

Thanks!!! Great plugin!! I read the docs, but didn’t see this options, so asking :)

Hi Noahj_Champion,

Thanks for your appreciation and motivate us to do more with plugin.

We will try this trick with whole plugin and test that update. That changes might not be available with next update (we have already submitted next update to codecanyon that’s why) but you can expect this changes with next to next update.

Again Big thanks for 5 star ratings and valuable rating.

Thanks for your patience!

Best Regard,

Thanks, REALLY appreciate it!!! And welcome, GREAT plugin!!

Thanks you very much Noahj_Champion for bunch of appreciations.

I really want to buy, this plugin looks awesome. I am creating a child theme using the Divi Framework from Elegant themes and for some reason the “Free Version” of your plugin doesn’t work at all with this theme. Will I have the same problems if I purchase the premium version?

Hi jennefere,

Thank you showing interest to buy Blog Designer PRO plugin and you asking pre-sales query.

What actual problem you are facing with Divi Framework theme?

PRO version is already tested with number of page builders and we have already provided patch support of it.

One more note for you, our lite version plugin may not supporte various page builder plugins because there are many pagebuild with various theme that we can not put with free version. We might think on it and will make it compatible step by step in future.

If you purchase PRO version we will provide support to make it work with your theme builder. we already have patch for Divi Theme.

Visit following link to get patch for Divi theme. https://www.solwininfotech.com/knowledgebase/new-awesome-list-100-theme-hacks-free-blog-designer-pro-users/

Let us know if you have further more query.

Regards

Hi there,

awesome plugin! Any chance to add a blog template like that: www.ubergizmo.de Timeline left or right. Posts in grids of same or not same height in 1,2,3,4 columns & optional timeline navigation for users?

Would buy in no time

Best wishes Digi

Hi Digiblogger,

Thank you for showing your interest to buy Blog Designer PRO plugin.

We have checked your shared link – www.ubergizmo.de and noted about it as you have requested for new blog template.

Currently. there is no chance to provide that template because we have already submitted next version 1.3.2 today on codecanyon and we have already feature list for next version 1.4. But you may expect that new template in future version.

Meanwhile you can choose any one from current 26 template list (Main Demo URL – http://blogdesigner.solwininfotech.com/demo/).

Let me provide you a best suitable 2 live demo links that might fulfill your current blog page requirements.

Invert-Grid Blog Template – http://blogdesigner.solwininfotech.com/demo/blog-invert-grid-blog-template/

Explore Template – http://blogdesigner.solwininfotech.com/demo/blog-explore-blog-template/

There are lots of options included with this 2 templates – Repeat skin, 2/3/4 columns, etc.

We have one question for you… can you please explain in brief what you are talking about “optional timeline navigation for users”?.. Is that requirement with your current shared URL – www.ubergizmo.de or something else?

Let us know if you have further more pre-sales query with Blog Designer PRO plugin.

Regards,

just to let you know, that is creative work, good job

Hello beafe70, Thank you for appreciation. It motivates us a lot.

Regards

Before buy question: Is it working with search result page? Thanks!

Hi Gyurci,

Thanks for your pre-sales query.

Currently archive layouts for search result page not supported, But we have alredy that thing on our list as provide support of search result page. You may get that option in next version ASAP.

Let us know if you have any further queries with Blog Designer PRO plugin.

Best Regards

Hi, this is a presales question. I already have a theme for my site with a blog option. The blog formatting options are very limited, so I need an aditional plugin like this for my blog. My question is, 1. will it affect my current theme? 2. What about colors, fonts, size settings? 3. Can I edit what to show and what not like author, posting date, etc.? 4. I guess this will have a page for the blog layout configuration and another one for configuration how the post will look. I do appreciate if you can clarify these questions before purchasing, we really need to extend our blogging capabilities and I need to make sure this fits me needs. Regards.

HI mmediadev,

Thanks for purchasing a Blog Designer PRO plugin.

I have read all your queries that you mentioned above. following is an answer to your queries one by one.

1. will it affect my current theme? Ans.) Blog Designer plugin will not affect current theme. But sometimes, your single article page will mess up due to your theme may not compatible with Blog Designer PRO plugin. But you don’t have to worry, we will provide a support of your theme as we have already provided 100+ theme support (link – https://www.solwininfotech.com/blog/free-set-of-theme-hacks-for-blog-designer-pro-plugin/).

2. What about colors, fonts, size settings? Ans.) Regarding colors and fonts settings, you will get all possible options including 800+ Google fonts.

For more details, please check our live documentation guide – https://www.solwininfotech.com/documents/wordpress/blogdesigner/#title_settings

3. Can I edit what to show and what not like author, posting date, etc.? Ans.) Yes, you will get number of options to show/hide categories, tags, comments, author. etc.

For more details, please check this link – https://www.solwininfotech.com/documents/wordpress/blogdesigner/#general_settings

4. I guess this will have a page for the blog layout configuration and another one for configuration how the post will look? Ans.) Yes, there is an option with the plugin. You can create unlimited blog layouts as well as unlimited archive layouts. There is no limitation with the plugin.

Let us know if you have any further more queries with Blog Designer PRO plugin.

Best Regards

Thank you for the help in sorting my blog out Highly recomend this product and the customer support is the best I have received on Envato really well done and thank you :0)

Thanks you very much for your comment. It motivates us more and more.

Plugin looks feature-full, but has some serious “first impression” problems:

1. Support website is down. Might be temporary, might be bad luck. But a bummer.

2. I purchased Pro, but there does not appear to be anywhere to add a license code, even though directions suggest there is. Is my version already “Pro” or do I need to upgrade? Installation process didn’t mention that I’m “Pro,” and its not branded in plugin.

3. The concept of a Single Post Layout Override is wholly unexplained, but there are hints that using this feature could be very impactful. What does this option actually achieve? And what’s the difference between the Override Option and the non-override option?

4. Is it possible to assign a specific Single Post Layout to a specific overall Layout? Or is there but a single “Single Post Layout” available to any/all overall blog layout?

If there is but one available Single Post Layout that is used across any/all Blog Layout(s), that would be weird. If I want to have multiple Blogs with multiple personalities, wouldn’t the single page format want to mimic the top level layout?

I’m sticking with this plugin if I get good answers to these questions, and the Support Website comes back up quickly. I’ll update for any pre-sale investigators.

Hi lefthookdigital,

Thanks you very much for putting up list of various aspect of our plugins.

We are apologize for the issue you are facing with Blog Designer PRO.

1. Support website is down. Might be temporary, might be bad luck. But a bummer. << our website getting attack of traffic hit from spammers and this causes server issue and site goes down. Our hosting provider team continuously working for permanent solution. Meanwhile if you require any urgent help with Blog Designer PRO plugin then you can directly send your query to support@solwininfotech.com OR info@solwininfotech.com

2. I purchased Pro, but there does not appear to be anywhere to add a license code, even though directions suggest there is. Is my version already “Pro” or do I need to upgrade? Installation process didn’t mention that I’m “Pro,” and its not branded in plugin. << If you have purchased an item from codecanyon then you have “PRO” version. So, no worry for next PRO version upgrade. One more thing, we maintain detail of customer for extended support and included support. so don’t worry for support and upgrade of plugin. However in future version we will implement license code feature as currently we are more focusing on plugin features.

3. The concept of a Single Post Layout Override is wholly unexplained, but there are hints that using this feature could be very impactful. What does this option actually achieve? And what’s the difference between the Override Option and the non-override option? << Single Post Layout will give you facility to decorate your single post page links. For example, show related posts, prev-next navigation, author biography, etc.

With the override option, Blog Designer settings can be override on your single post pages. And if you uncheck that checkbox “Override Single Page Design” option then Blog Designer PRO plugin functionality will not apply on “single post pages” and Your active theme design settings will apply automatically on “single post pages”.

4. Is it possible to assign a specific Single Post Layout to a specific overall Layout? Or is there but a single “Single Post Layout” available to any/all overall blog layout?

4.1 Is it possible to assign a specific Single Post Layout to a specific overall Layout? << Currently, Single Post Layout available for all single blog pages.

4.2 Or is there but a single “Single Post Layout” available to any/all overall blog layout? << Thanks for asking good questions and pointing to new feature for blog designer pro. The point you suggested was on our list and we have already implemented this features in new upcoming version 1.4. Currently we are working on our demo website for new version changes.

We have tried our best to give you good answers to all your query and concerns. if you have any support related query feel free to email us at support@solwininfotech.com OR info@solwininfotech.com we will try to reply you ASAP.

Best Regards, Solwin Team

Thank you for responding.

1 Regarding your support website, it appears to be back online. Good luck fighting the attacks.

2 Thanks for clarifying. FWIW I’d say this breaks typical Wordpress plugin behavior conventions, to not ask the customer to enter a license code.

3 I think I understand you to mean the following: If you want to use Blog Designer Pro to customize your single post design, you MUST select “override” to trigger the design. The “Single Post Layout” feature is all or nothing; either you apply it to ALL standard posts (of all categories), or none.

This poses a challenge to anyone use their standard “posts” for more than blog posts, which I’d imagine is pretty common. Because you can’t target the “single post layout” design to a specific category of posts, or to a custom post type, it seems that Solwin is assuming that any standard post, all standard posts, is meant to be displayed like a blog post.

For our site, that’s a bad assumption, and makes the plugin unusable.

Refund please?

Thanks,

Tom

Hi lefthookdigital,

We are sorry for late reply as we were busy in next version release for Blog Designer PRO plugin.

As said in our last message we had provided same functionality as per your requirement (target the “single post layout” design to a specific category of posts) in version 1.4. (Which is approved by codecanyon team)

Now, you can create unlimited single post layouts for different-different category/tag of posts.

Also more out of the box features are also added with new version. You may love it https://codecanyon.net/item/blog-designer-pro-for-wordpress/17069678?ref=solwin#item-description__whatsnew14

We hope your requirement fulfilled now with new version release.

Best Wishes

Hi. Can you screenshot or explain to me the Visual Composer support? How deep or feature rich is that integration?

Hi Noahj_Champion,

Thanks for asking a query again.

Sorry for late reply. for quick support please create support ticket at http://support.solwininfotech.com/

We have created some screenshots for you. Let me share that dropbox link here, https://www.dropbox.com/s/cnwcpm26kyvfamg/Blog%20Designer%20PRO%20-%20Visual%20Composer.zip?dl=0

Please download zip file, extract it in local and check all screenshots.

Best Regards

Hello,

This is a pre-purchase question. I want to make it very simple to answer, but it feels hard to explain. Does your plugin have the ability to HIDE the featured image on a single post? I want the featured image to be displayed for instance in a post slider, but when you click the actual post, I want the option to hide the image. Is this possible? If so, I would like to purchase this product. I want to be able to do this without adding any additional code.

Hi haldway92,

Thanks for your pre-sales question.

Single post layout provides a feature to decorate your single post pages. Yes, you can show/hide featured image any time on a single post.

There is no coding skill required to setup and work with Blog Designer PRO plugin.

Best Regards

michent1

michent1 Purchased

Just bought the plugin. Really great designs, but we’re running into a theme sidebar conflict & a couple issues with customizations I’ve done on the site.

I understand you may not be able to offer full support with the customizations, but i was hoping you could at least point me in the right direction to troubleshoot the issue and additionally, help me sort out this theme conflict.

Issue 1: I’m using the following function to hide post content & output a notification on single posts to users without access.

if ( !is_singular()) 
return $content;

$new_content = $content; 

// define what users without access view  
if ( mm_access_decision(array("access"=>"true")) != true ){
//Need to apply a filter to get the excerpt if the template doesn't include it
    $new_content = apply_filters('the_excerpt', get_post_field('post_excerpt', $post_id)); 

This works fine, except on the RELATED POSTS widget in the single post BDP template. My function applies a filter using the the_excerpt hook in order to allow the user to “preview” the post content (i.e. on archive pages, or in widgets, etc). I took a look at the bdp/single.php file and it doesn’t seem to utilize the standard wordpress excerpt hook. So my question is what is the relevant hook that’s being used for excerpts on these related posts, so I can include it in my apply_filters statement in the function above?

Issue 2: Like a few other users that have posted, BDP is not playing nicely with the sidebars in my theme https://themeforest.net/item/splash-basketball-sports-wordpress-theme/16751749. It uses some dynamic sidebar functionality, so I think that may be the reason for the issue.

I’m working on a local install, so I’m not able to provide admin access – but here’s a look at the single.php for the theme:

<?php get_header();?>

    <?php
        $post_types = splash_sportspress_side_posts();
        $post_type = get_post_type();
    ?>

    <?php if(!empty($post_types[$post_type])):
        $current = $post_types[$post_type]; ?>
        <div id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>" post_class="">>
            <div class="<?php echo esc_attr($current['class']) ?>">
                <div class="container">
                    <?php if ( have_posts() ) :
                        while ( have_posts() ) : the_post();
                            get_template_part('partials/global/sportspress/' . $current['template']);
                        endwhile;
                    endif; ?>
                </div>
            </div>
        </div>
    <?php else: ?>
        <!--SINGLE POST-->
        <div id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>" post_class="">>
            <div class="stm-single-post stm-default-page">
                <div class="container">
                    <?php if ( have_posts() ) :
                        while ( have_posts() ) : the_post();
                            get_template_part('partials/global/post-content');
                        endwhile;
                    endif; ?>
                </div>
            </div>
        </div>
    <?php endif; ?>
<?php get_footer();?>

Here’s the global/post-content.php file

<?php
    $sidebar_id = get_theme_mod('sidebar_blog', 'primary_sidebar');
    $sidebar_position = get_theme_mod('sidebar_position', 'left');

    if( !empty($sidebar_id) ) {
        $blog_sidebar = get_post( $sidebar_id );
    } else {
        $blog_sidebar = '';
    }

    if($sidebar_id == 'no_sidebar') {
        $sidebar_id = false;
    }

    $stm_sidebar_layout_mode = splash_sidebar_layout_mode($sidebar_position, $sidebar_id);
    $format = get_post_format();
?>

<div class="row stm-format-<?php echo esc_attr($format); ?>">
    <?php echo wp_kses_post($stm_sidebar_layout_mode['content_before']); ?>
        <div class="stm-small-title-box">
            <?php get_template_part('partials/global/title-box'); ?>
        </div>

        <!--Post thumbnail-->
        <?php if ( has_post_thumbnail() ): ?>
            <div class="post-thumbnail">
                <?php the_post_thumbnail( 'stm-1170-650', array( 'class' => 'img-responsive' ) ); ?>
            </div>
        <?php endif; ?>

        <div class="stm-single-post-meta clearfix heading-font">

            <div class="stm-meta-left-part">
                <div class="stm-date">
                    <i class="fa fa-calendar-o" />
                    <?php echo get_the_date(); ?>
                </div>
                <div class="stm-author">
                    <i class="fa fa-user" />
                    <?php the_author(); ?>
                </div>
            </div>

            <div class="stm-comments-num">
                <a href="<?php comments_link(); ?>" class="stm-post-comments">
                    <i class="fa fa-commenting" />
                    <?php comments_number(); ?>
                </a>
            </div>

        </div>

        <div class="post-content">
            <?php the_content(); ?>
            <div class="clearfix" />
        </div>

        <?php splash_pages_pagination(); ?>

        <div class="stm-post-meta-bottom heading-font clearfix">
            <div class="stm_post_tags">
                <?php the_tags( '<i class="fa fa-tag" />',',' ); ?>
            </div>

            <div class="stm_post_share">
                <span class="st_sharethis_large" displaytext="" />
                <script type="text/javascript">var switchTo5x=true;</script>
                <script type="text/javascript" src="//w.sharethis.com/button/buttons.js"></script>
                <script type="text/javascript">stLight.options({doNotHash: false, doNotCopy: false, hashAddressBar: false,onhover: false});</script>
                <div class="stm-share"><i class="fa fa-share-alt" /><?php esc_html_e('Share', 'splash'); ?></div>
            </div>
        </div>

        <?php if ( get_the_author_meta('description') ) : ?>
            <div class="stm_author_box clearfix">
                <div class="author_avatar">
                    <?php echo get_avatar( get_the_author_meta( 'email' ), 174 ); ?>
                </div>
                <div class="author_info">
                    <div class="author_name">
                        <h6 class="text-transform"><?php esc_html_e( 'About the Author:', 'splash' ); ?>
                            <span class="stm-red"><?php the_author_meta('nickname'); ?></span>
                        </h6>
                    </div>
                    <div class="author_content">
                        <?php echo get_the_author_meta( 'description' ); ?>
                    </div>
                </div>
            </div>
        <?php endif; ?>

        <!--Comments-->
        <?php if ( comments_open() || get_comments_number() ) { ?>
            <div class="stm_post_comments">
                <?php comments_template(); ?>
            </div>
        <?php } ?>

    <?php echo wp_kses_post($stm_sidebar_layout_mode['content_after']); ?>

    <!--Sidebar-->
    <?php splash_display_sidebar(
        $sidebar_id,
        $stm_sidebar_layout_mode['sidebar_before'],
        $stm_sidebar_layout_mode['sidebar_after'],
        $blog_sidebar
    ); ?>
</div>

Hi michent1,

Thank you for purchasing a Blog Designer PRO plugin from codecanyon.

Just for your reference, we alredy have provided full support of 100+ themes. Please check following link for more details, https://www.solwininfotech.com/knowledgebase/new-awesome-list-100-theme-hacks-free-blog-designer-pro-users/

We want to put it on your attention that please do not share your whole code in comments. its not good practice. We reqeust you to please create support ticket on our support portal for any query. (specailly for code related support.)

Issue 1: I’m using the following function to hide post content & output a notification on single posts to users without access. ..... so I can include it in my apply_filters statement in the function above? >> That feature is not included with the plugin currently, fix post content coming with related posts section but idea is nice one!

We will sure implement that feature in future version.

NOTE: we have code solution ready for you. but we request you to create support ticket at http://support.solwininfotech.com/ and we will reply you ASAP.

Issue 2: Like a few other users that have posted, BDP is not playing nicely with the sidebars in my theme https://themeforest.net/item/splash-basketball-sports-wordpress-theme/16751749. It uses some dynamic sidebar functionality, so I think that may be the reason for the issue. >> Issue coming because of your theme is not compatible with Blog Designer PRO plugin.

Please create a support ticket at our support portal [link – http://support.solwininfotech.com] with subject “Blog Designer Pro compatibility required for theme_name” and provide theme details. Blog Designer plugin development team will look inside your theme files and we will provide you updated files for your theme asap.

Waiting for your reply and ticket on support portal to help you quickly.

Regards

michent1

michent1 Purchased

ticket submitted. Thanks for the prompt reply.

Hi michent1,

we have replied to your ticket, please check it.

Thanks

mac83

mac83 Purchased

Hello, for some reason the sidebar areas widgets are not showing up, nor can i find where to set them on the plugin… thanks

mac83

mac83 Purchased

ok, i will overlook your ( knowledge base ) , i have another question : is there a way to ( show ) 3 blog posting’s in a row with just title only on a homepage? currenlty i am using another plugin to get this result along with yours.. thanks

mac83

mac83 Purchased

Submitted support ticket, but now i have noticed that your plugin ( breaks ) my plugin ( Layered popups plugin ) <—this plugin only works correctly when i deactivate your plugin…

Thanks for your above query. Following are answer to both of your query.

1) “ok, i will overlook your ( knowledge base ) , i have another question : is there a way to ( show ) 3 blog posting’s in a row with just title only on a homepage? currenlty i am using another plugin to get this result along with yours.. thanks”

>>> We noticed that you want to replace your current section with Blog Designer layouts. That is great news for us as you are improving your site experience with the use of Blog Designer PRO plugin.

Blog Designer plugin has 28+ blog layouts for different-different blog design and home page sections.

Let me provide you a link of boxy-clean blog template that contains 3 blog postings in a row – http://blogdesigner.solwininfotech.com/demo/blog-boxy-clean-blog-template/

With any blog layouts, you can hide any meta info. including post-title also if you don’t want to show it on frontend.

2) “Submitted support ticket, but now i have noticed that your plugin ( breaks ) my plugin ( Layered popups plugin ) <—this plugin only works correctly when i deactivate your plugin…”

>>> As per your request in our support portal also, we have replied to your support ticket. Please check your mail inbox.

Let us know your further requirements in your support ticket.

BMacko

BMacko Purchased

Hi, pre-sale question: for the News Blog template, can you change the featured image to a standard square (instead of the demo’s circular style)?

http://blogdesigner.solwininfotech.com/demo/blog-news-blog-template/

Thanks!

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