Authority Pro - Theme

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I purchased Authority Pro a month ago. It appears to have a lot of great widgets and optimization for SEO. However, it doesn't seem that flexible to me in terms of altering its style and look.

Has anyone used this theme? How does it compare to other themes such as optimizepress,thesis,flexsqueeze, etc...

I am new at using WP themes. I was wondering if another theme may be a better choice..
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  • Profile picture of the author tresfavian
    I started using AP, no you cannot change headers yet. I'm having issues that support isn't on top of my tickets. I'm getting frustrated with them. Anyone else?
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    • Profile picture of the author TheCashWhisperer
      Originally Posted by tresfavian View Post

      I started using AP, no you cannot change headers yet. I'm having issues that support isn't on top of my tickets. I'm getting frustrated with them. Anyone else?
      Hey @tresfavian,

      I just noticed you reside in Taos, NM. I live in Las Vegas, NM, not too far from you. Hmmm... small world.

      About the Authority Pro Theme, it would appear we've been left to fend for ourselves. They haven't posted any new training materials since November.

      It is a pretty cool theme, if that's what you really want to call it. My web host tells me it is actually a software platform that customizes (or tweaks) WordPress.

      Take care,

      Fred
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      • Profile picture of the author GlenH
        Originally Posted by TheCashWhisperer View Post

        Hey @tresfavian,

        I just noticed you reside in Taos, NM. I live in Las Vegas, NM, not too far from you. Hmmm... small world.

        About the Authority Pro Theme, it would appear we've been left to fend for ourselves. They haven't posted any new training materials since November.

        It is a pretty cool theme, if that's what you really want to call it. My web host tells me it is actually a software platform that customizes (or tweaks) WordPress.

        Take care,

        Fred
        Typical,

        They suck people in with the big launch, and big promises, and then a few months later they leave users high and dry.
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        • Profile picture of the author tresfavian
          It figures I've just about had it with AP. It looks like I've been spinning my wheels again. Everything I try has been hell for me to take off on. This isn't the only program either. Why can't something just work. Or at least the help to make it work. I try so hard and everything turns sour and not because of my doings, but these so called great programs! What an 'efen waste of my time. A year of these crap programs. I need to punch and shout and rip something apart, right now!

          I know Mark Dulisse is part of Dominating Video and looks like he's abandoned his theme engine AP. I understand Alex Goad and him are looking to hire more people but this is sickening already. His support has contacted me but with no real answers.

          Mark if your listening, please save your reputation with AP now!

          Excuse me if I have to ramp a little on this thread.
          It appears my ecig site is the only thing that has had any hope. I struggle with that too because ecigs are controversial and it's hard to promote on a lot of sites. Everyone sees ecigarettes and they think your spamming them. Sorry again, I just need a hug!

          Hey CashWhisperer I'll try to pm you but you don't have enuf posts so not sure if it will go thru.
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          • Profile picture of the author Chris Sorrell
            Not used it personally but can absolutely recommend socrates theme as a great all round internet marketing tool. You can create really professional looking sites, sales pages, squeeze pages etc in a matter of minutes. Optimizepress has had nothing but praise as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Dulisse
    I am unrelated to AP and have no stake in the product or support issues. In fact, I am uninvolved with it totally. I have used the theme for 1 product launch, worked good, but that is it, and I didn't do the code work for it.

    Regarding support inquiries, if they are behind, I can only bring attention to Alex and Bryan.

    I have a support desk on a few of my own products, and I would hope the questions being asked are answerable. I find that some times customers will do a support question, but what they are really wanting is a personal coder to totally customize stuff for them. It is like buying the Thesis Theme, and then going to their support with customization requests, and for them to help you out. It would not happen. They would tell you of people who can do this for you at a cost. I'm not saying this is the issue, but there are instances where this takes place. If it is a valid bug, etc, then yes, this would need to be looked into.

    All the best everyone,
    Mark
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    • Profile picture of the author tresfavian
      So sorry Mark for the confusion on my part. Then it is Alex Goad and Bryan McConnahea ? I hope you do pass this along, nothing has been updated in the members area since November and there it just goes thru a general idea of what the theme can do. We need more specifics.

      The theme is suppose to be customizable and I am having to do a workaround for something that should be straight out easy to accomplish. Thanks for filling in.
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      • Profile picture of the author Gurupoints
        Hi All,

        Alex Goad here.

        I'm sorry to hear that some have had trouble getting timely replies.

        We are hiring more people, including a support supervisor as our goal this year is to become excellent in that department rather than just acceptable or even lame in some cases.

        Please know that we care deeply about our prospects and customers, that we are not going anywhere and are focusing efforts to improve where we are lacking.

        Thanks,

        Alex

        P.S. our head of support will be joining the forum shortly to keep a better pulse on things from all sides of the equation.
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        • Profile picture of the author tresfavian
          Hello Alex, I appreciate you coming online.
          It would of been nice if support was in place from the beginning. Support that knows the theme inside and out. It does no good but is still appreciated if support tells you, they are passing it along then nothing happens over weeks.

          I really felt abandoned and it cost me time. I trusted you. I hope you can kick it in high gear. From now on, I'm going to explicitly ask if knowledgeable support is in place and help will absolutely be on top of things before I buy something expensive as this.

          Your theme has great potential and would be nice to get some more customization like vary color themes at least. I also need to do workaround, in less, I am not using a widget right. But knowing is the key. Not knowing gives me anxiety and frustration becuz I try so hard to make things work out.

          I look forward to all the help I can get and to bring AP to it's fullest potential.
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        • Profile picture of the author jjnmconte4
          Hey Alex, while you're at it maybe you can fix some of the bugs in Rank Builder. I know its hard to keep up with those Web 2.0s, but it's starting to fail on a lot more of them for me.
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          • Profile picture of the author tresfavian
            This is just an update that there still is no relative support for AP. We got a rise out of Alex 2 weeks ago but nothing I see has happened with support. I am sorely disappointed that they put out a product that we paid good money for and have left it on a back burner. Shame on you AP !!
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            • Profile picture of the author team2win
              Guys,
              I finally figured out how to get the squeeze page on the front page from a wp expert. Unreal... here's the steps, just in case someone else is wondering what to do to get their squeeze page on the front page of their wordpress site..

              1. went to squeeze page and saved it, then preview, copied source code.
              2. went to wp-content>themes>(your template) the theme you are using
              3. went to index.php page and cleared the page
              4. pasted the code from the squeeze page preview code in the theme index.php..
              BINGO - My new front page..

              Hope this helps...
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  • Profile picture of the author TheCashWhisperer
    Hey Alex,

    Nice to see you acknowledging your customers on this forum. Good for you.

    Additional and updated training videos and content would be great too. I don't think I've seen anything new since the launch in October/November.

    Best wishes,

    TCW
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  • Profile picture of the author Gurupoints
    Hi all,

    Couple of updates:

    Regarding general support:

    we are overhauling things, and providence willing, you will see great improvements from us shortly. We've added two extra high level staff and are moving everything to a central desk. This is an ongoing struggle, but we are making headway.

    Regarding AP:

    Over the past 2 months, we've published over 100 extra training videos. Support is still a bit slow, but we are working on that, and at least now there is extensive training for just about every imaginable possibility, and with AP, there are a lot.

    Regarding Rankbuilder:

    We've invested over $25k in updates since launch and will be releasing several of these in the beginning of April. There is more training coming, bug fixes, a video submitter and more.

    Thanks

    Alex
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