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General Test of Salutation

  General Test Item Pts Pass Fail
1W3C Compliant - HTML2 
2Browser Compatibility - IE71 
3Browser Compatibility - Firefox2 
4Browser Compatibility - Chrome1 
5Support from Designer2 
6 Special Effect: Featured Content, Drop Down Menu, Automatic Thumbnail, Options Page 4  
  Totals 12 10 2
  Theme Score     84%

SEO Test of Salutation

  SEO Test Item Pts Pass Fail
1W3C Compliant - HTML1 
2Home page Heading SEO1 
3Post & Page Heading SEO1 
4Post & Page Title Tag (Title as seen in SERPs)1 
5Content Code Position2 
  Totals 6 3 3
  Theme Score     50%

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2 Responses

  1. Laura says:

    The Salutation theme is a big disappointment. I chose it for the features. I have 5 websites, 4 of which are WP sites, but I am new to buddypress. After working on this for 2 weeks, I am pulling my hair out. It’s not at all simple- even with the video demos. The tech support is slow and unresponsive. At $60 it’s too expensive to ditch and try something else, but I wish I had shopped around more. I don’t recommend it to a new BP user.

    • ThemeGrade Editor says:

      Hey Laura,

      Salutation is a bit of a stretch to learn. We have used it on another site before and the ways in which the developer setup the headers, footers, layouts, etc was not the norm. Having said that, I can see what they were attempting to do (create a truly flexible system where just about everything could be controlled by the end user without having to touch the code). We have also had some interaction with the owner of the author who sells that Theme (author name: Parallelus), and he is a sharp guy. Perhaps it was a busy time for him. I will say that the theme itself is very well developed it just not very intuitive for those used to the way WordPress normally works. Also, we didn’t have any need for the BuddyPress side, so I can’t speak as to how that was setup, etc.

      Best Regards!

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