From now on new Designs will be available only with content build in Elementor, or other publicly available page builder plugin.
Why did we move Rife Designs to Elementor?
There are number of reasons why we decided it is important step to do. Lets explore them.
Limiting factor of previous solution
Previously we were limited by plugin only available on commercial market place, that not everyone could afford to get. What is more not everyone was happy with using it.
Now we decided to switch to different plugin, so in theory it should lead to same blocking situation. However that is not the case. While we were preparing theme for this update we had to “release free” those theme features that was previously bind to previous page builder plugin.
Now all theme features are available no matter what page builder you like to use, or even if you like to create content with just raw WordPress editor.
So it means if you have used Rife theme before with different page builder it will keep working.
Rife Free version
We have released Rife Free with some Designs possible to import in free version. However to make it possible we can’t prepare content in “closed system” solution.
So we had to choose something that is fairly popular and reliable in our opinion. While we are aware that there are many great page builder plugins for WordPress, we have decided that Elementor suits us best. That is also what pushed us to implement shortcodes for our theme features – thanks to this Rife Free has complete solution exactly as we imagined.
Elementor is powerful
We were very amazed by power and speed of Elementor. It is totally different level of quality.
In our opinion it has much better responsive control over content. Each element has own settings for how it should behave on each screen width.
Live preview is great, and it is getting better with each version. It is pleasure working with it, mainly comparing to what we had previously. It is fast and accurate.
What will happen with old versions of Designs?
All Designs will be available for around 6 months for customers that got Rife Pro before version 1.6. After this they will be disabled as they will no longer be maintained & corrected.
If you are such customer and you didn’t import design yet, then we advice to use new ones, build on Elementor plugin.