Using Cornerstone with X for a month now and two rare but significant problems to report:
1) Cornerstone is susceptible to timeouts but does not notify the user. So if you get up and walk away for a while, and come back, make some changes, etc. Then go to click Save, you get no response. Nothing can be saved until you F5 the page, which clears everything you did. Big issue because this can waste a lot of the designer’s time if they don’t know they are in a timeout state.
2) Your funny onscreen “saved page” messages occur before the page is actually saved. Today, our server was a little slow and the message came up indicating the page was saved, so we exited out, and came back to the page with nothing saved from that point. We discovered after replicating the issue that the thin green bar that runs across the top during saves still has another inch to go after the message WOOHOO comes up – apparently this is the part where it’s actually saving the page.
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I know that. I was reporting a bug. You can fix it or not. I don’t need support.
Yes, and we appreciate that. As mentioned we request that all inquiries or concerns (bug reports included) go through our forum for better tracking as there is no way to keep a good record of that information here on ThemeForest’s comment system. Thank you for your understanding!
Themeco folks, you’re still not getting it. You’re thinking like a programmer. STOP. Think like an owner. Your customer is reporting a problem with your software. In any business, when a customer reports a problem with your product you should probably take notes, and then look into the problem. You don’t tell a customer that you’re just going to ignore the problem they reported because they didn’t report it through the channels you wanted. Who does that? I’ll accept problems reports from my clients no matter what method they use. Common sense.
Nowhere did we say we are ignoring the problem. We’re offering to help take a closer look, but have appropriate channels for doing so. It’s clear that your site is experiencing some symptoms. That doesn’t make it a bug in the product itself.
Cornerstone is used on thousands of sites without an issue – getting to the bottom of what you’re dealing with needs to start as a support request for the site in question, as it’s more than likely that the problem is related to a conflict with your installation.
We’d be happy to explore the issue with you further. Feel free to open a new thread in our forums and one of our developers can investigate.
To recap, most issues like this are related to a conflict on the site, and can be resolved through support.
I was hoping for a little modal help. I added a modal window to trigger on page load, which is working properly, but I only see an option for the X to trigger the window close.
Is it possible for me to configure a button (via shortcode) at the bottom of the modal window that will trigger the close?
Oops…sorry for the confusion; I see now that it’s a plugin. This is what I get for agreeing to support a site that someone else developed. Have a nice day!
No worries, my friend!
A couple of questions:
1) Will this plugin work with any wordpress theme or only with your themes?, and
2) Can I easily add Google Fonts with it?
Yes, this will work with any theme. Cornerstone will use whatever font is loaded by your theme, so as long as your theme supports Google Fonts (like X does) you will be all set!
Another question. Can I easily add pattern overlays as section backgrounds? I mean not just a color or an image as a background, but also a pattern overlay.
And, can I use PARALLAX effects on sections?
Presently, you can choose one background type, which can be a color, image, pattern or video. It’s possible to add an overlay beyond that with some custom CSS. And yes, parallax can be enabled on each section.
Hello, i’ve bought Cornerstone after i read about the features and watched some videos. But after installing and activating, i have the problem, that when i wan’t to create the whole website, Cornerstone allows me only to edit some areas of the existing template (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2PttNBxZxbOTHpxUTQ3NkpQX3M/view?usp=sharing).
How can i edit the whole website? In a video i saw, that someone could couse another Page template (Blank – No Container, No Header for example), when creating a new page. I don’t have these options.
Thanks for writing in, the page template options (blank, no container etc), are part of our X Theme that bundles Cornerstone. The standalone Cornerstone works with your themes existing page templates.
Is this plugin compatible with the new version of Avada, 5 ?
Cornerstone will work fine with Avada 5. All the best!
I’d like to ask you two questions.
1. Is it possible to add more shortcodes / components?
2. If i create one theme including child theme for my client using cornerstone. How many licenses I should buy?
1: You can create custom functionality depending on your code knowledge such as custom plugins that add additional components to Cornerstone, or new shortcodes available to use.
2: It is license per site, so if you are building a child theme using X you’d need one license of X for each site that child theme is installed on.
When you save a page template that you have created, where is it saved to? Is it possible to get at them via ftp?
Thank you kindly
Thanks for writing, when saving a page template created wit Cornerstone. You can either save it to your library, which means it’s accessible on that website, or you have the option to download it. If you download the template, you’ll have a .csl file that can be imported to any website using Cornerstone and then used throughout the website as a page template.
Do you have any plans to introduce a lightbox option for the image element? i.e. when the user clicks on the image an enlarged version appears in a lightbox.
Perhaps also with the slider element, click -> enlarged version of the slider.
Cornerstone is fantastic and I’m on the verge of recommending it to a client, but I’m surprised this very common functional requirement is not amongst the element toolbox.
We do have plans to expand on the included elements within Cornerstone and the functionality provided by existing elements, Right now there are no specific plans for a lightbox element within Cornerstone, though it is something that has been requested before and is being considered.
There is a workaround with our X theme, whereby you can use the provided lightbox shortcode within X in a raw content element within Cornerstone. But this would only work if you are using X and Cornerstone and not just the standalone version of Cornerstone.
Hello, I purchased the plugin over 6 months ago so I am unable to add a ticket to support. When I purchased the plugin it says that it will work with any theme but I have tried three different themes and it did not work. Here is a screenshot of the one I’m trying to use now. It’s using Namo theme http://www.awesomescreenshot.com/image/1959057/79f68e0ff415354c8456d5da7ae833f3. The site is http://megankharrison.com.
Sorry to see you’re having trouble using Cornerstone. It should indeed work with any WordPress theme and we’d be happy to take a look for you.
Please get in touch with us via our contact form here.
I want to use Ajax Search. Has it this element?
Cornerstone doesn’t include this as an element, but there are plugins (many free) that you can install to add this to your site. The content in pages built by Cornerstone is fully searchable, so it should be compatible with whatever search solution you use.
Looks like a great product, I know you say it will work with any theme but I want to check if it will work with the Enfold Theme (https://themeforest.net/item/enfold-responsive-multipurpose-theme/4519990) – Enfold has it’s own page builder or with Divi?
Yes, we have tested Cornerstone with all major themes. If you do run into any issues, a member of our development team would be happy to take a look.
Let us know if you need anything further, my friend!
Cornerstone is a fine page builder, but be aware – you cannot use it with a mobile device like a tablet. The Cornerstone builder itself not responsive. If you are planning on doing any edits, you have to use your laptop or desktop.
Correct, as building a page on a mobile device is not a good way to build a page. Even though the interface is not built for mobile devices, all pages created are fully responsive.
That’s unfortunate, mostly for editing, sadly. Thanks for the quick response.
You’re most welcome. We have some notes to re-evaluate in the future, but it is a very infrequently requested feature.
Hi there. Can a single purchase be used on multiple websites, or just one site? In other words, is it a single site license? Thanks.
It is a single use license, so if you wanted to use Cornerstone on say 3 sites you would simply purchase 3 regular licenses.
Looks like an awesome editor for landing pages, question about markup created though…
I have a page indexed by google that I want to change but cannot mess with it live, so I want to create a temp page, build the page with Cornerstone and then copy the html/text and paste it into the exisitng landing page when I am happy with it. Is this possible or does cornerstone have some unique coding tied into the page you edit?
There are several approaches on how you could have a smooth transition. First would be using Cornerstone templates. You can export and import your custom templates on any page so building them on a test page and then importing it on the live page would be one solution.
Another one would be to create the updated version on a different test page and once done you can just switch out the names and permalinks of the two pages so the “development” page is taking over for the other page.
Both approaches should lead to a minimal or no downtime of that page. Hope that helps!
Pre-purchase question – I have a custom build wordpress site. The way it’s built it has no easy backend way for me to change any parts of the main layout. I can only change text areas and photos and add blog posts. I’m wanting to be able to change main design changes via a visual editor. Because I don’t know enough CSS to do it by code. Will cornerstone work for this situation?
Cornerstone is a page builder and will allow you to create layouts with a drag and drop builder and apply custom CSS. From your description it doesn’t sound as though this would be suitable, as you’d need access to the wp-admin to upload the plugin and then you’d need access to your wp-admin > pages > add new and edit, so you can modify pages and use the Cornerstone builder. Thanks!
Very nice looking plugin.. couple pre-sale questions…
1) Can this be used when a theme has their own page builder? In other words, any know conflicts or can a person choose new page and then select Cornerstone as the page editor?
2) Can cornerstone create (override theme defaults) to create a page without the themes header and footer – in particular this would be for a sales landing page with as few leaks as possible (alternate links e.g. top menu, footer links etc)?
3) Is the version that comes with X Theme tied into that theme or can it be used on another theme – or would that make X theme inoperable.
Thanks for the kind words
1. You can use Cornerstone in addition to other page builders, however not for the same page. Meaning, you could have more than one page builders active on the site using one for some pages and Cornerstone for others, however typically people just pick one and stick with it for everything.
2. This is possible if you are using X with Cornerstone as you can select form one of the many pre-built blank templates.
3. It is intended for use with X if you purchase X.
I would like to see an actual demo of the page builder. I need to be able to evaluate it’s usability for my non-tech savvy clients. Is there a place where I can actually see how it works rather then a bunch of pics of the plugin elements?
Yes, there is a 40-minute walkthrough of it in action here.
Will cornerstone allow me to edit custom fields from custom post types? For example, the theme I am using has an ‘events’ section. If I’m on the front end of the “events” page that has a custom event date, will cornerstone allow me to edit the event date?
Cornerstone will allow you to edit and create custom post types, but you can only edit Cornerstones own output. If “event date” is output by your plugin, Cornerstone wouldn’t be able to edit that.
Hope this helps!
So I click “Add section”, then I put a Text element in the section, and I type some basic text… AS YOUR INSTRUCTIONS SAY TO DO… save it and have a look, and see CS code all over my page, mention this in my review, and you claim I’m doing something wrong and it’s not possible that your code would show on the page.
And then I come to find you posted this “It’s your fault not ours” bit AFTER seeing the screenshot I posted to the forum showing the code appearing on my page. How “alternative facts” of you.
What exactly are you talking about? We simply said that no code is “dumped” on a page (your words) when adding columns. That is true, so if something caused that, we would need to login to your site to investigate as that is not a global issue affecting the tens of thousands of people who use Cornerstone on a daily basis.
A member of our support team would be happy to further investigate in the forum.
So I just ran a test. A blank page with just the featured image. I added a section, added text element, typed the word “test”...
again the featured image vanished, and the output on the published page is.. well I can’t cut and paste it here, because it’s code, but imagine this with square brackets:
If you actually want assistance with the issue at hand, we have said now several times how to do that however it seems you simply want to get into a back and forth in the comments. If you change your mind and would like to get to the bottom of this, we would be happy to help in our support forums.
You mean the forum I posted in and got ignored until I posted a review? And the forum where you still didn’t reply, choosing instead to email me privately to say that I must be wrong? THAT forum?
Have you checked the forum? Your thread was replied to, and you are welcome to reply back there if you need anything further as that is where support is provided.
Also, your post was not ignored…you just posted it a couple hours ago. As we explain in the forum sidebar all questions are answered in the order received, so as soon as your thread is up, they’ll be happy to respond.
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