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    Unhappy Visual Composer-like extension for Magento?

    Is there an extension for making dynamic contents in Magentos CMS?

    Coming from Wordpress I am used to a number of different page builders with nice buttons and such for short codes and easy adding of animated elements.
    Yes, Magento is not a full blog or CMS-able thingy, but still.
    As I understand WPBakery's Visual Composer (VC for short hereafter), for instance, is only a library of JQuery presets and all you have to do is fill in the contents in required text fields. So why is there no such thing on Magento? It can't all be because of the lame "it's due to Magentos framework"?

    Isn't it that Magento developers focus on e-commerce more than design?
    So how do we get more designer folks on board of Magento?

    So far the only way to get some nice things going on in Magento is to use a "Magento Wordpress Integration"-solution (MWI for short hereafter), like Fishpig's or Sonassi's products.
    Fishpig is free and all, but won't accept WP plugins, which means VC is out of the question.
    Sonassi on the other hand seems to be more agile, but costs a fortune.

    Really, developing a MWI surely must be waaaay more advanced than to just make a VC-like extension?
    Or why not "port" VC to Magento?

    Just my thoughts.

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    There is a wysiwyg theme editor, something I have used to make life a bit easier...it allows full CSS control, even the breadcrumb trails and it has a drag & drop layout manager and you can add content blocks in a similar manner. It's not exactly what you are looking for, but pretty close! Hope this helps http://www.magentocommerce.com/magen...ner-14913.html

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    Is there an extension for making dynamic contents in Magentos CMS?

    Coming from Wordpress I am used to a number of different page builders with nice buttons and such for short codes and easy adding of animated elements.
    Yes, Magento is not a full blog or CMS-able thingy, but still.
    As I understand WPBakery's Visual Composer (VC for short hereafter), for instance, is only a library of JQuery presets and all you have to do is fill in the contents in required text fields. So why is there no such thing on Magento? It can't all be because of the lame "it's due to Magentos framework"?

    Isn't it that Magento developers focus on e-commerce more than design?
    So how do we get more designer folks on board of Magento?

    So far the only way to get some nice things going on in Magento is to use a "Magento Wordpress Integration"-solution (MWI for short hereafter), like Fishpig's or Sonassi's products.
    Fishpig is free and all, but won't accept WP plugins, which means VC is out of the question.
    Sonassi on the other hand seems to be more agile, but costs a fortune.

    Really, developing a MWI surely must be waaaay more advanced than to just make a VC-like extension?
    Or why not "port" VC to Magento?

    Just my thoughts.

    If you have a tip on page builder for Magento, please don't hesitate! Gimme a sign!

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    Thanks for the tip maarjakrv!

    Although not at all what I was looking for this is a very interesting plugin and will severely shorten development time =)


    To other hoggers of this forum: There's got to be more good extensions like this! Keep 'em coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claudius View Post
    Its a good thing to be discussed,I guess maarjakrv didn't suggest you the thing which you needed but i feel that taking care of all the needs and getting the thing according to that is what that we think should be moving ahead and through keeping it under discussion something which works can come out.
    Exactly.
    And if anyone capable of creating modules is reading this; how hard can it be bundle some code snippets of jQuery into a widget module?

    Heck, with my lo-tech PHP and Javascript skill I was able to do the nifty sliding-and-fading-in animation [of some paragraphs] I was looking for, since I couldn't find a decent one. I didn't make a module though, just quick n' dirty coding directly in a static block.
    I can only dream of doing it all via a widget =/

    I guess I could spend some time to be that guy to deliver us, but naaaaah.... that's not going to happen

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    As you may know that VenusTheme is updating new features: Visual Composer-like on frontend
    See more detail here: http://www.venustheme.com/venus-magento-page-builder/

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    You can download free Visual Composer at : http://www.magesolution.com/template...der-theme.html
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    If you looking for a Multipurpose Magento 1 & 2 Theme with Visual Composer Extension you can take a look at Franco Magento 2 Theme..With more than 16 layouts predefined, graceful styles for blog, portfolio, store locator page. It has some distinguish features such as : bootstrap 3.x,tons of magento extensions and MGS Frontend builder .With this theme, you can easily create/edit your layout at Frontend as you want without any coding experience required.
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    Visual Composer for Magento 2 is well-known extensions for build and configure Homepage, Category page, Product page, CMS pages… straightly and visually at front-end. Normally, developers have to add complicate command line to edit. Now, get rid of that complicated step and take it easy with our new Frontend Builder theme. By this way, you can experience the true “What you see is what you get” and forget about “blind design”. This theme also comes with tons of extensions and 19+ available components that support you build web pages by yourself. Easily you just need to combine these elements to create any pages as your expectation.

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