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Eduma theme is the most useless theme for beginners!
Whatever the Eduma theme people say, but this theme demands good enough coding level. Unless you are quite good at coding, I suggest you that do not purchase eduma theme. This every site on which you are seeing a well customised Eduma theme is particularly because of my long experience in WP coding. I had used all types of simple and complicated themes right from FREE WP themes to the world class Thesis theme.
But Eduma theme could be a worst nightmare for the beginners.
I am writing this post particularly because I was annoyed of its problems. I have purchased it, that is one of my greatest mistake in my life.
- In other words I am one of the victims of Eduma theme….!
- Even though I am rather good at coding, having quite long experience, it took about 2 days, to know the customisation steps of Eduma theme.
- I put some queries on the support forum.
- I never got any support from the Eduma people, who boast about their quick support.
- The waiting period for support is tooooooooo much long…
- When you put a query in support forum, these people never tell you what to do. Simply they ask your login credentials.
- When you give it to them, they put one reply that they are working on your site.
- But it takes at least 3-4 days, as per my observation about different people’s queries.
- I had also hired the online service of customisation, SEO tuning, and security setup for $90 more.
- But when I purchased this service, I was redirected to a page giving a loooooong list of steps to do first on my site.
- The list included following things to do my own first…
- Upload your .zip file of your purchased theme.
- Install all the necessary plugins – do you know the minimum number of plugin this theme requires? Its 27 plugins and even more…!!!
- Them import the demo you require for your site – the beginner will simply collapse while doing this…!
- Put the necessary Google+, Facebook, Twitter codes in respective places to start SEO.
- Then I had to tell the hired service person that I did it….!
- Then after about couple of hours this service person started workin on my site.
- I was watching what he is doing.
- After a couple of hours, he imported main demo and replied to me that the IVY LEAGUE demo, you are asking for has some problem.
- He said, “Please contact the theme developer, I think the theme has some error….!”
- Then I contacted the developer of the them – it took about half an hour to search his contact details on their site.
- After about a day, they replied that they are working on my site…!
- It will be boring for you to just read this bla, bla, bla… But believe me, the waiting period was too long that I took the decision of doing everything on my own.
- So first I changed my login password, so that these people may not interfere and then started working on it.
- But believe me, working with 27 plugins is not a joke…! I think, even WP people will not recommend 27 plugins for a beginner.
- It took me about 7 hours to understand the basic customisation process of Eduma theme.
Drawbacks of Eduma theme
- 27 plugins makes it so heavy.
- The “WPBakery Visual Composer” plugin is such a HEAVY plugin that the Eduma theme people suggest you to deactivate it.
- The “Page Builder” thing is not compatible with SEO Yoast plugin.
- The Page Builder option is not at all suitable for beginners, as this option also demands critical CSS styling inside its different layouts.
- If you create a page with Page Builder, the SEO Yoast plugin says that there is nothing on the page and hence your page is not ranked in SEO by the plugin itself.
- When you try to customise home page and update it, something worst happens – I still couldn’t figure it out – but the page starts becoming HEAVY and after a couple of customisations, when you stubbornly update it, your home page on the site gets vanished.
- Again you try to put the query in support and it takes again a couple of days to start the process.
- There are still lots of drawbacks I am pointing out, and I will update them here, on this very page, as I make a long list of it.
- So my dear friends, get introverted first, think yourself. If you really quite good at coding, have good enough experience, then only purchase this theme.
- Otherwise be assured that your $64 are lost forever…!
- Finally I don’t care what will be the reflex of this post on Eduma people. I faced its problems, and so just in social interest I am publishing this post.
Actually by default, the newer comments should be shown at the beginning i.e. just and the end of the post. It is the default nature of WP.
Also we are posting our problems in support forum. It takes about one day for reply from support team, they don’t give you direct solution, but just ask for your login credentials.
When you give it, it takes again a couple of days for actual action.
Everything is frustrating here. Waiting period is infinite.
If you check on Eduma forum for our posts, you will see that we had posted one issue about “Problem with course registration” before one week and still after one week there is no solution.
This is extremely frustrating, and we are now thinking of switching our theme to any simple default theme of WP.
We wasted our $64.