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I saw something, and Y-O-U need to know ‘why’ I’m sharing

Ya know what folks, I gotta stop a minute and give a GIGANTIC Shout Out to someone……

I’m a member of a lot of groups, forums, paid memberships groups, private groups, (and more)…. but the other day I saw something in one of these groups that I want to share with all of you.

We all know that WordPress has updates, WooCommerce has updates, plugins and extensions have updates, and then…. the theme itself has updates. {insert Jaws music here}

Now, most of you have experienced something breaking causing you to lose sales. You whack the update button on WordPress, WooCommerce, another plugin, or the theme and then…..

ah $h!t G@d Dang!t Son of A Mother Trucker (or US Navy rhetoric)

Then you’re left with payment gateways that don’t work because of a conflict, outdated template files that make your site looked jacked up or completely “white screen” to death. Maybe something else happened, but the end result is still nothing but frustration, right?

So, I saw Tommy asking questions about a FUTURE (beta) release of WordPress and FUTURE (beta) release of WooCommerce, I picked up on what he was doing IMMEDIATELY!!!!!

  • ….hell, I thought I was the only idiot who runs nightly bleeding releases of WordPress (for those who don’t know, that’s like the ‘alpha’ version that comes out before ‘beta’)
  • ….. on php 7.1 (dear God Brad, why?)
  • ….. with WooCommerce Beta straight from Github (seriously Brad?)


There’s only a few authors from ThemeForest, that’d I’d ever, Ever!, EVER! trust to run a money making, dollar shaking, client viewing, customer facing site on. Some of the authors over on ThemeForest are total :poop: & they simply threw in declaration for WooCommerce Support seemingly just for the sake of sales. Want to argue my opinion on that observation? Good Luck!

It’s very seldom when I see a WooCommerce Theme over on ThemeForest where I can actually TRUST the author, the support, and the future development of their theme to run a profitable WooCommerce site without problems incurred by updates.  Maintaining forward compatibility with WordPress and WooCommerce is absolutely imperative!

When I see someone working out bugs, tweaking lines of code, and even commenting on WordPress core updates, opening trac tickets, testing anything on WooCommerce Beta, I can know and trust that “whatever-they-are-working-on” is going to be good.

It’s going to last.

The person (or team) behind the project (in this case a WooCommerce Theme) actually has the character to care about the product they are delivering to their end user.

Kyle and I have met for BBQ here in Fort Worth, and I’ve seen him and the team push out updates to their theme that are rightly aligned with WooCommerce updates. I know without a doubt that I can trust AJ from WPExplorer with the Total Theme.  And after years (yes, ~indeed~ I said YEARS! I’m a tough sell!!) of watching Tommy and the crew at, I can fully, whole heartedly, 100% recommend that your next them be the Flatsome Theme!

13 thoughts on “I saw something, and Y-O-U need to know ‘why’ I’m sharing

  1. I normally use DIVI, and are extremely happy with that, but I have been thinking about checking out Flatsome for a while. How is Flatsome prepared for SEO?

    1. Having used both for successful ecommerce properties, Flatsome absolutely, undoubtedly, massively, blows DIVI out of the water in every aspect when it comes to WooCommerce integration, page builder, SEO, and code cleanliness.

      As far as SEO specifically, I can’t really comment as I do most things manually, but I don’t think even DIVI includes microdata, let alone advanced SEO configuration, I’d have to check, still no reason to stay with DIVI IMO.

  2. Ok I’m see your point here and fully agree. However, as a sidenote, I have a client running on flatsome and the upgrade from version 2.9 to 3.0 which came out recently is again a nightmare…

  3. I’ve been using Flatsome for a few years now. I have multiple client sites running it. It is as good as you say it is.

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