ASG wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:33 pm
Would cost me a fortune if I would have to hire a developer/designer to create the same site from scratch.
You hit the nail right on the head. To make the theme more appealing, DA added so much more functionality, that made lots of mods/extension around here, completely useless. That has created some friction..
Also, when you have a problem with Journal, if it is a problem with Journal, Da will fix it for you in a flash. He only sends people here when it is an Opencart problem! You don't need to believe me. Just check his comment's section on Themeforest.
That's why this entire thread doesn't really make much sense. Complaining about people trying to use Opencart
with Journal theme and not even trying to make an effort into helping a possible existing or future customer. Oh, yeah. That's the spirit.
Actually, that really is the difference, between a successful developer, and one, that is not!
Same story really, just in a much larger scale, happened with the Avada theme and Wordpress. After selling more than half a million copies, the majority of successful WP plugins developer started to work with the Avada team to improve compatibility between plugins and Avada. When Avada finds another good plugins, they join forces. There is nothing stopping them..
Even here, the good developers, managed to make their Mods/extensions compatible with Journal, as it make sense. Instead of try to fix an extension for everything, you just concentrate for the top seller. That's where the money is..
Johnathan here, is the prime example. He is a good developer, and he is always willing to help if he can, because he's clever. He knows how it works!
I have been using Opencart and Journal plus another 100+ Extension/Mods, ALL OF THEM
downloaded and/or purchased here! Some people would love you to believe that because you use Opencart and Journal, you are not welcome here, you are on your own. That's rubbish!!!
If you have a problem with OC, this is the place to ask. If you have a problem with Journal or ANY other extension/Mods, please just ask the developer of such extension. Is not really that complicated.. If you are using both and are in doubt, just ask DA, and he will tell you straight away, if it is his problem or OUR problem..
This forum is here for everybody to help each other in making our dreams happen. I believe that was Daniel original intent when he created the COMMUNITY FORUM.
I have been able to support a family of 5 for the past 7 years, thanks to people like Daniel, DA, Joel and several other developer here, some of which have unfortunately left the OC scene, plus off course several of the community member here..
If I was in Daniel, I would pick the best developer here and join force with Journal. That would make the Ultimate Selling Cart on the planet!
A different approach, could be to make different extension to help people combine WP and OC instead of using WooCommerce. That could be another killer in both sales and coverage.. (75,000,000 WP sites on the planet)
That's my opinion anyway..