No1 You need to apologise before i help you anymore as i have no access to the downloads so its not my fault if the wrong file is linked there
I don't understand why I should apologize to you, I have not said or done anything offensive. If you feel that what I have said is offensive, I apologize for your misinterpretation, but that is not my intent. What I have posted may be emotional but it is meant to be as a warning to you that what you have on the forums and download links on your site are inaccurate and incorrect. I do not understand why you would be angry at me for posting links on your site for the files, why would you not have access to correct the downloads to have the most up to date information ?
No2 If your using though a bridge and it dont allow custom phpBB3 pages its not really a bridge
The bridge works very well, I am unsure of why it is unable to access a third party file, it most likely needs to be modified to do so, but what I do not understand is why you are creating two areas on the site for administration. It is confusing and pointless. There is a reason there is an administration area, as I said one of the versions I have for vertek has the admin interface through the ACP, AWESOME, but on the most recent version of Vertex, its in the vertex2 folder and there is no link to it unless you create one, I don't understand why it is setup that way.
No3 I will continue to include automod with my work as alot of people dont know how to install it.
I do not see why you would do this, the easiest way to help out your customers is to point out a link to automod, there are very good instructions listed on the automod phpbb section of the website
on how to install automod, it is very easy, as its pretty much automated, upload and go.
And then allow people to install vertex through automod, this way it gives the option for people like myself who do not want to use automod as the install instructions are legiable to both users and to automod for installation purposes. This way you don't have to keep track of update to automod which will save yourself a problem right there.
I have used and still have a few paid themes, they were very well put together. I don't know why you have not incorporated a little bit of effort on the packaging of your products to make the lives easier for your customers. Such as a Terms and Conditions text file, the removal of any OS specific files, such as "Thumbs.db", simple install instructions, change log, contrib folder for additional files.
I have looked around your site trying to find solutions, hence the different versions of Game Crusade and vertex I found, and each time I see, use the site builder. To be honest, telling people who buy your theme that they have to start off with a fresh new install of phpbb in order to use it, is wrong. You should be making it easy for the customers to add your themes to existing installations and not asking them to start over from scratch.
If this is true then im sorry but you stated your not new to php so if that is the case you should now better and would of make a backup.
I do have a backup, who doesn't keep backups. I should not have to be spending days getting this to function, it really should be as simple as upload and go.
As well as the theme has been out for a while on your site. The time for development should have been long since passed.
Your initial post on that screenshot was made on May 16th, it is not a new installation. I do mean try this out on a brand new installation, ie new untouched phpbb3, new vertex install, new style install complete from scratch. You will see what I mean by problems.
Please take what I have to say as constructive criticism, I love the theme
but its packaging and delivery needs work. I just want this to be as simple as upload install and go.