June 3, 2013 at 12:10 pm #43873
David ChuParticipantPost count: 1000
Thanks for the positive comments, and I’m glad that we appear to be on the same page!
It certainly would be helpful if Woo were to make a tutorial specifically for Genesis. I can, to a degree, see why they won’t. They may think that if they do that, then that opens up the floodgates for users of dozens of other frameworks to demand tutorials for their stuff. Their support, I’m told by many, is problematic to begin with, and their, I don’t know, maybe 12.3 support techs may be at their wits’ end just doing very basic support. So rather than ruin their PR even more, maybe they are just hurriedly reporting Woo bugs to their coders and leaving it at that. I suppose what they could do is publish tips for maybe 4 or 5 top frameworks, and then just shrug for the rest. Unless their sales sag, I don’t see them changing their support policy, and Woo is ever so popular now. People are naturally attracted to bright and shiny objects.
At least Woo puts a decent number of ID’s and classes on their markup. Many plugin coders are, well, great at coding, but they don’t pay much attention to CSS, so it’s very hard to re-style their stuff beyond very basic changes. In cases like that, I may resort to jQuery coding for a non-invasive fix – one could also hack their plugin code, but then you’re in for more plugin upgrade hassles, and may void any plugin support they would have provided. And it could be even worse – just look at almost any Facebook plugin.
Some possible good news is that if someone needs to hire an extra geek to fix Woo (or other) plugin output, sometimes the fix can be pretty quick, at least speaking for myself, but of course, not always.
[shout out to essaysnark!]
David Chu · Genesis Custom Theme DevelopmentJune 11, 2013 at 1:26 pm #45336
David ChuParticipantPost count: 1000September 22, 2013 at 3:26 pm #63774
mantabrookParticipantPost count: 1
All of you are lifesavers and so much more helpful than anyone at Woo. Can Studiopress work on plugins that are similar to WooCommerce & Sensei? I’d rather spend my money here.September 22, 2013 at 7:02 pm #63801
braddaltonParticipantPost count: 6209September 22, 2013 at 8:15 pm #63813
bmavenParticipantPost count: 42
It’s really not very good. Woo has a habit of pushing things to market before they’re very good, and they work the bugs out with all the first people who buy. The client I installed for initially told me she hated it and we went with Wishlist Member to deliver her e-courses instead. Maybe it will be decent in the future, but for now, save your money.
Hope this helps!
September 23, 2013 at 5:31 am #63826
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