Best theme for Thirty Bees

  • @yaniv14 said in Best theme for Thirty Bees:

    I just follow up on community theme updates and add them manually if their necessary.
    Most updates usually are on core files or modules and not theme files.
    I usually setup the new theme based on the client design and makes sure that there are no bugs, in most cases the theme don’t need any future modification that are bugs related.

    If you look at the community theme repo, it has only 87 commits in total and most of them are before it was stable for release, and some of the others commits are not important if you modify the layout and the css.

    For the transformer theme and similar “3rd party” themes, I don’t know how to keep up with all this and when to do an update and when not to.

    The only updates I currently do are when I’m in admin and see a notice of an update. That’s easy for me and easy to cope with.

    All this other stuff is beyond the scope of my experience. There must be an easier way, right?

  • @alwayspaws The are rare occasions when you need to upgrade your theme to support core updates.
    Most of commercial theme updates are to fix bugs that discovered by users who purchase the theme and not to comply with new releases.
    If a theme is working fine with no bugs why upgrade it.
    In case you do want to upgrade a commercial theme, I suggest contact the developer and ask him/her what files has been modified, and just consult on this forum before doing any upgrade.

  • @yaniv14 - That is a big relief. Thanks!

  • @pedalman I am using Warehouse as well and so far have found minimal issues

  • Warehouse here as well, so far so good.

  • Nice, I am going to be another Warehouse user then. I just bought it and when I got the time and did some testing I will migrate from Shoply to Warehouse.

    (Issues might rise since the theme Shoply is ca 90% the same as Warehouse. Anyway, I won’t deinstall modules in order not to loose settings and to minimise the time I will have to spent to get the same look I aleady have with Shoply in Warehouse. I will just delete Iquit Shoply modules via FTP and then install Warehouse, deinstall Shoply. I think I will be good)

  • What’s the status in February 2018 on this?

    What themes are supported? Panda seems gone from a lot of marketplaces.

    Is it basically a choice between the community theme or Warehouse?

  • Panda got kicked from Envato for stupid reasons: I’m happy with the Panda theme, but the community theme has the advantage of always being supported.

  • @koskimaa The transformer and panda themes are fully supported and will continue to be.

    I use Transformer theme for PS version 1.6. There are versions for 1.6 and 1.7 for panda and transformer.

    Jonny Li, the developer, provides excellent tech-support by email if you are a purchaser and also in the forums. Many people are there.

    Please check it out, including purchasing details.

    Create your own login directly into his site.

  • Thanks for sharing the info guys, good to know we have at least:

    • Community theme
    • Warehouse
    • Panda
    • Transformer

    …to choose from. I’ll look further into the info about Jonny Li, the dev as well.

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