Is Yootheme PRO reliable for you? Not for me...
I really want to stick with Yootheme products because the designs are the best and I really love the 'idea' of what they're trying to do here.
But, we've now hit a full year since there was a reliably usable new template.
I'm leaving open a small chance that I am missing something, which is why I'm bringing up the topic.
Yootheme PRO is a new way of doing things and I'm willing to invest the time to learn a new system. But I can't be an ongoing beta tester while I'm trying to make a living.
When I'm doing work for clients, I can't afford to have a project take twice as long as it should because of unknown/unsolved reliability issues.
Both the Site Builder and the Page Builder regularly flake out on me.
Site Builder routinely gets into a situation where I can't save changes.
I can often save one change successfully, but if I want to go back in and make further changes, the changes will show up in the preview and it seems like I'm able to save the changes.
But then I look at the front end and the changes haven't taken effect.
Then I go back into the back end and the settings appear to be saved as expected, but the new preview shows the old stuff (not matching the indicated settings).
I can undo and redo the changes so the preview looks like I want it, and then save. But then the changes still don't take effect on the front end.
Page Builder routinely gets into situations where I can no longer open/edit a page in the Page Builder.
I'll get things started and then, at some point after I've made a few changes, the article will no longer open in the page builder. Just the error message to the effect of "Not available on this page. The builder can only be used on ..."
- Most of the sites I've been trying to get going have been just Joomla 3.7.x and YooTheme PRO with no other extensions.
- My session settings are mostly set to 360 and the problems crop up very quickly. Sessions are not timing out.
- I'll periodically log out and log in again just to be doubly sure it's not a session issue.
- I've tested multiple times on two hosts plus local (MAMP) environments on two different computers.
- I've tested with Chrome, Safari, and Firefox (all up to date).
- I've tested with multiple PHP versions (5.5.x, 5.6.x, 7.0.x, 7.1.x).
- All caches are always off, except when I am messing around and try to turn a cache on, clear it, and then turn it off again.
So far, when things go wrong, the thing that seems to be a reliable fix is reinstalling the template. But it's only a short time fix – I'm not willing to get into a workflow that involves reinstalling the template three times per hour.
Is there something I should try that I didn't list above?
Or are a lot of people just putting up with the frequent bugs and glitches?