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I have Gwangi which comes with a lot of plugins. Some of these seem redundant creating duplicate menus and what looks like duplicate functionality. Do you have a step by tutorial RE: which membership management plugins to use and how they compliment one another, and perhaps should be configured correctly.
For example, Paid Memberships Pro I have done some reading and looks great for complex access rights management down the road but not sure if it should be used now, or perhaps only certain features. With so many plugins coming with the package it is really difficult to sort this all out.August 7, 2021 at 19:42 #34145
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Kind regards,August 7, 2021 at 19:42 #34146
Hi Charles, 🙂
Thank you for buying our theme. We hope it will meet all your expectations! 🙂
Please be aware that too many plugins will considerably slow down your page loading time. So, we advise to stick to the bare minimum!
Our theme offers a built-in setup wizard if you wish to import one of our demos but you can skip it and start your website without installing any plugin or importing any demo content as only two plugins (Grimlock and Kirki) are actually required to make our theme perfectly work. Not every use-case is the same and we believe that our customers should be left with the decision of what to and not to install. You can rest assured that our theme will work fine and perform better without few plugins installed.
To manage subscription, I suggest you to keep only BuddyPress (managing users) and PMPro (manage subscriptions) plugins.
We hope this will help! Let me know if your need more explanations. 🙂
Kind regards,August 9, 2021 at 13:27 #34183
As we told you, we believe that our customers should be left with the decision to install the exact same demo or not. All the plugins installed during the theme setup are the ones installed on our demos that you can visit. Most users prefer to install all plugins and deactivate the ones they don’t need. However, please note that you’re free to choose which plugins you want to install during the theme setup. Please find the attached screenshot.
Moreover, only two plugins (Grimlock and Kirki) are actually required to make our theme perfectly work. You can deactivate all plugin you don’t want to use in Dashboard > Plugins. This way, you’ll find the description of each plugin to understand what exactly there are for. Please find the attached screenshot.
Hope this will help you. 🙂
Cheers,August 10, 2021 at 09:16 #34238
These plugins are different from Elementor. Elementor is a theme builder. Grimlock and Kirki operate with the WordPress’ Customizer and the Gutenberg editor to customize your theme and your pages. With these two plugins, you can edit your theme with Gutenberg. However, in case you don’t like Gutenberg and would like to use Elementor, you have to install this plugin. You’ll be able to use the Grimlock sections (Section we developed) with Elementor editor.
Each plugin has its own functions. They are not overlapping, but they all are working together to create a website like our demo. if you deactivate a plugin, you’ll deactivate its functionalities. For exemple, if you deactivate BuddyPress, users wont have an advanced profile with pictures and messages. BuddyPress manage profile pictures, profiles information, member messaging, activity stream, etc. Please note that Grimlock for BuddyPress will make the compatibility between BuddyPress and your theme.
Each plugin need to be integrated to our theme to make the style fit. For this reason, we developed some additional plugins. We didn’t choose to make all the style in the theme to keep it light. Let’s take the first exemple: if you don’t want to use BuddyPress, you don’t need the style of BuddyPress. Some theme includes this style directly in the theme. However, it will slow down your website. This is why we choose to work differently.
Here are some exemples:
- BuddyPress + Grimlock for BuddyPress: Create a community
- Paid Membership Pro + Grimlock for PMPro: Allow subscriptions to the community
- bbPress + Grimlock for bbPress: Manage Forum for the community
Please be aware that it’s more complicated than that, but I tried to explain you as simple as possible why they are multiple Grimlock plugins. When you’re deactivating a plugin, you have to check if there is a Grimlock plugin related to this one and deactivate it too.
I really hope this will help you understand better how our theme works. Let me now if you need more explanations. 🙂
Best,August 11, 2021 at 10:54 #34286
My question was about Youzify . . . the Gwangi theme I bought was for Youzify and Elementor as it says on the pre-sales information on Themeforest.
I have Youzify for BuddyPress Pro license. I have an Elementor Pro which provides a hosted WordPress site all pre-integrated. I have Buddy Press. Now from what I read Youzify says not to run multiple membership plugins as they may conflict. So I have disabled Paid Membership & PM Pro for BuddyPress add on.
I have left all Grimlock & Kirki plugins active as they came by default with the Gwangi theme.
Jetpack also comes with your package and I am using the social sharing function in it unless I find that is also built into Youzify.
Just want to be sure I have turned on only those plugins that primarily build on BuddyPress for the community functions, Elementor as my primary editor so I can use with Gwangi to the fullest extent. Plugins screen shot attached.
Thank you – Charles CollinsAugust 11, 2021 at 18:07 #34305
By the way is Grimlock Sections which you mention apart from Grimlock for Elementor which was included in your plugin package? If so, and if I need it to use Elementor do you have a link for this plugin? Cannot find on WordPress.August 11, 2021 at 18:14 #34306
In that case, you just need to deactivate Grimlock for PMPro and you’ll be ready to use Youzify without any conflict.
Please note that Grimlock Section is already included and compatible with Elementor. When editing a page with Elementor, you just need to search and add the Grimlock Section to your page.
As you want to use Elementor, this article from our documentation might help you:
Cheers,August 12, 2021 at 16:19 #34312
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