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  1. 2urn
    2urn May 22, 2015 at 18:34 | | Reply

    My real-life experience with Qards, the interface is slick.

    • Qards live in self-contained bubbles: There is no way (drag & drop) to integrate widgets or page / post content so their value is limited to landing pages or one-page site-lets. There is in fact almost no connection to any WordPress content hooks except for the menus but even there the use is limited as you can’t carry menu styling over from the regular site to your Qards pages or vice versa. Nor can an existing page or post can’t be turned into a Qard—which would be a great want to use them if they also included a Post Content module—but alas they don’t; they only exist as Qard Page CPTs. So the claim here that this tool is useful for article publishing like Mashable or Techcrunch is plainly wrong. There are no index archives for Qards pages, nor are there taxonomies etc. which would be required for articles. But in fairness this is not a claim even Designmodo makes. They describe Qards as a landing page builder—which is accurate.

    • Basic functionality is missing despite the slick interface: For example. You can ada featured image but can’t link it to anything without knowing how to custom code (which suspends the UI editor tools).

    • The only way to share common Header / Footer info across cards is to code them into settings—no slick UI for that.

    • Saving changes is buggy. Small changes such as correcting a Typo or changing a link never seem to trigger the “Save” button. You have to do something more dramatic like re-sort section order to get the button to appear.

    • Lack of support: I wrote to their support team about the save issues on May 13. I got an auto-response from their help software but still have yet to hear whether they can solve this issue either for me or whether they were aware that it is a bug and plan to address it in an upcoming update.

    On a related note: Designmodo gave me a full refund for their other product, the Startup Framework for WordPress, after their theme was repeatedly replaced by another theme (really) on wordpress.org whenever my WordPress site did an auto-update of WordPress or I updated any plugins (not themes). When I explained what was happening, Designmodo simply asked me to ignore the update requests (which had no effect) and never explained why or even how one theme could ever be replaced by another. In fairness, the other theme maker claimed that they were in a copyright dispute with Designmodo over the similar names of their respective themes.

    Designmodo also offered me a refund for Qards, since I had bought both products at the same time, but I decided to stick it out. Despite the issues above it works well enough for landing pages and coming soon pages.

  2. Uncle Dav
    Uncle Dav July 30, 2016 at 21:06 | | Reply

    In my case, I moved to another host and lost all my pages. When I moved to the new host, the license had to be entered again. Which I did. Then I went to check my pages and nothing was there. Then I went back to my old server and saw the license was deactivated and pages gone. Now I am neither here nor there. All my hard work to create those design pages went to waste. I wrote to support and got no response from them. Then went to their Facebook page and left a comment in on of the articles, they deleted that too, or I must have gone blind while finding my comment. Its a $99 wasted money. It is a slick platform and the above are true for it. There is not much you can do with it. Good for single page coming soon types pages It also interferes with peepso plugin. So i had to disable Peepso and then create my pages.

    I have written to them again and have an automated response. Lets see what happens.

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