And as usual full of bugs and irritating overrides!! It is becoming non-viable financially for us to use Yootheme to build websites! I've been patient for nearly 10 years!
Here are a few examples:
New version 1.4 released but when I try and change the style and save, it crashes. No solution yet from support forum I suppose because Yootheme take the weekend off while the rest of us have to work catching up on all the lost time trying to build websites with their templates!
Another one, why would you replace the Joomla method of using a top menu module with your navbar system such that it overrides all the functionality of the Joomla menu module?? - took me a while to work that one out. You have to set the Yootheme top menu to not having a position and then put the Joomla menu module in to the navbar position and hooray! you can then set the parameters of the menu again, like levels to show on drop downs etc. Settings that you can't even change with the Yootheme version but that have always been the most basic Joomla functionality. Why fix something if it's not broken - or worse still why break something that works?
AND simple pagination, meta text in category blog layouts - BASIC - SIMPLE but not with Yootheme. Right now I have my site settings configured so that article date appears above the article with author etc. Pagination I am showing Sart/End Page numbers and forward back all working beautifully... in the Joomla Beez template. BUT, as soon as I default Yootheme Pro everything goes out the window, meta text goes to the bottom of the article - not yet found out if there is a new Yootheme setting to get it back to the top - pagination is mostly gone and I now have to make selection from limited options by going to Layout/Post and Layout/Blog all just to try and get a poor version of what I already have!
So why a website builder that seems to ignore dynamically generated content? Why? If we wanted to build websites of static pages we could all jump in to our time machines, crank up the Acid House music and go back to the 90's.
I hope you are getting my point... why re-invent the wheel? Yootheme seems to have lost direction trying to make some sort of idiot-proof website builder the like of which is already available from hundreds of cloud offerings like Wix, 1&1, GoDaddy, Shopify, the list goes on. We're web developers and we're using Joomla one of the best and longest running CMS's available in the world. Why destroy it? Why make it harder to use?
And style settings? I don't understand what it is easier about having to plough through hundreds of bizarrely name parameter trying to find out what changes what? It's not exactly intuitive, the names barely even resemble the template classes. This is no quicker that using a browser to inspect elements, find the appropriate classes and then use an override to customize. Show me something that lets you click on a page element and it comes up with exactly where you can edit all the attributes, then you'd be in business!
We need a system that enhances the CMS it sits on. Great if we can use a website builder to more easily assign content to positions and easily reconfigure these positions across devices, helpful. But not helpful if we save time doing that and then spend three times what we saved trying to get basic core functionality to work again after your system got in the way.
Here is a quote Sacha from one your own answers in the forum:
"To change the meta text (date) position using the Position of Article Info option in Joomla. Just set it to above or below.
At the moment we are using Joomla options for both. We may change it later and add our own settings to Layout -> Post in YOOtheme Pro"
NO! Don't change it, we like it where it is or we wouldn't be using Joomla, leave it alone, enhance, make it easier don't end up producing an inferior version.
And one last thing, give me my weekend back please.