Here's my website: http://www.InterraceToday.com.
My SEO is probably weak since I'm not getting many comments from the US yet, but the site itself is about a month old as well. I like the grid format with the page summaries up front - maybe it's something in the theme that makes it work in such a way and not the WordPress core?
There is a better one, but it is not free. It is by elegant themes...
Check out their video: http://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/theme-releases/introducing-the-elegant-themes-builder
It is the best plugin that I own, period, along with the ET-Shortcodes plugin.
Quote :I use Artisteer templates over any premium template, so I have total creative control very easily
All the shortcodes they are talking about are present only if you use their themes (wait, I have good news). Since you are not using their themes, you don't get the shortcodes that come with them. Last month, they released a plugin called et-shortcodes. This works with any theme, including Artisteer - ok, that's the good news.
The handheld plugin is for mobile devices (tablets, and phones), has nothing to do with shortcodes. About a week or so ago, they release the third and best plugin, the layout builder.
So if you install the et-shortcode, handheld, and the layout builder plugins, and use Artisteer to generate your themes, you can have:
1. All the shortcodes they are advertising (slideshows, tabs, buttons, accordions, and a million other shortcuts that they promised you),
2. Have THE best way to create page layouts in the backsite,
3. Taking care of mobile devices.
4. Total creative control over the look of the site, since you designed it with Artisteer.
I can't think of better tools to work with, Artisteer + Elegant Themes plugins.
I guess I have to do a better job explaining things:
Plugins -> Handheld -> Settings.
The rest of the stuff are embedded in their themes, like page templates, and the shortcodes, etc... So, they will be available ONLY if you use their themes, or use their et-shortcodes plugin, with a third party theme.
You have to use their themes to get all the advertised features. If you don't (and I don't, I prefer Artisteer made themes), along with their et-shortcuts plugin to have those features.
I have no experience about Virtual Composer, I will check it out, thanks. You can never have enough firepower to build professional web sites I guess.
Absolutely. They both work well with ANY theme. For ALL existing clients the plugins were free. New customers would have to sign up as a developer to get the layout builder.
They get my full endorsement, even though it means absolutely nothing, since I'm a nobody!!!
Artisteer page layouts are great, but once you import your content into WP, they don't look the same in the editor, which makes things weird if you want to update the page, or add more contents to it. With the elegant themes page builder, you don't have such problems.
I use Artisteer templates over any premium template, so I have total creative control very easily, and I use 3 plugins from elegant themes. THe layoutr builder, the shortcuts, and handheld. Handheld is the best plugin to handle mobile devices. I'm hoping that very soon I won't use handheld, once Artisteer STARTS CREATING RESPONSIVE DESIGN TEMPLATES !!! WINK, WINK !!!
And before I get hate mail, no, I do not work for elegant themes, although the owners name is also Nick (very cool name don't you think? !!!).
Doug, it's fine, it's no bother at all.
Since, you are the only one still interested in this, I'll make a video for you explaining and demoing the whole thing.
Hang in there...
BTW, there are no docs, just like Artisteer, you don't really need much documentation. Things can be figured out fairly easily.
NOTE: I do not work for Elegant Themes, or Artisteer, or any other company. I'm self employed. I'm saying this, because in the past I was wrongly accused for working for QuickerSite...