I'm quite sure that the Yootheme developers are onto a good thing here but the launch of the website builder is months too early as in its current state it's more of an irritation than a working solution. I’m not totally dishing it as I really do think the developers are onto a good thing with the website builder but at the moment it’s not ready for live sites and the support is pretty thin or non-existent judging by the lack of response to questions here.
In all fairness, an answer by Yootheme support regarding the lack of an editor for clients to use saying _ 'It's in development'_ is disgusting an probably winds up a hell of a lot of people that already have subscriptions and have to try and explain this to their clients who paid for it.
Perhaps the crap support is just temporary but I’m sure but I'm sure it's enough to lose a lot of loyal customers which doesn’t help anyone.
Here's my proposal for those that already have valid subscriptions or still want to stick with Yootheme templates……
Totally ignore Website Builder until it's past beta stage (that's where it really is now) but make use of the new Yootheme templates that use UIKIT 3
If you go here UIKIT 3 , it looks a lot to take in but take your time and have a look at each of the examples. They all do what the builder does anyway and you have the option to copy and paste the markup into your regular Joomla articles. Yes, crate the articles the regular way in Joomla then you won't have to see the ‘Open Website Builder’ button.
Not enough module positions like your used to in the Warp 7.3 templates, just add grids on the joomla page. You can have them plain like in the first example or make use of the card css and have that nice shadow effect. Now you can have modules side by side or in columns
If you want to put a widget into the grid, while in the Joomla editor just go into code view, put the curser in between the two divs where the new content should be and then click the Widgetkit button under the editor window. It will add something like [widgetkit id="2" name="Your Widget"]
Take a look at the options for UIKIT 3 Modals. Some look fantastic and you can just copy and paste the code from examples to your Joomla article and slightly change to your needs.
Before you sign over the website to the client, make copies of all the pages so you have an unpublished backup in case they mess them up the originals and the client can now make their own changes via the normal editor by filling in sections you created.
What do you reckon ...... perhaps a good workaround until Yootheme get their act together and we're all happy once again?
Sorry, forgot to make it clear that you still use website builder to set up your menu layout, add logo, search etc..... you just don't use the Builder part on your individual pages so that you can still control them in the normal Joomla way under Content - Articles.