Creative Kits' Journey with the Old Theme
Before diving in the process of selecting the new template for CK website, I wanted to share a little story about our website's previous theme, Prestige, developed by Maestrooo. It's always good to reflect on the past and see how far we've come!
Back in early December 2021, I reached out to Maestrooo.com because I wanted to enhance our newsletter registration form with a double opt-in feature. To my surprise, I found out that the version of the theme we were using was not a legal one. Oops! Maestrooo informed me that they could only assist me once I resolved this issue by purchasing the "real" theme. So, that's exactly what I did!
I even have an image here to show you where you can find the latest version of the theme. If the theme needs updating, a message will appear next to the theme version.
Now, here's where things took an unexpected turn. I didn't realize that buying the new template wouldn't automatically replace the illegal one. The support team did mention this in an email, but I must admit, I didn't read it thoroughly. My bad! Had I paid closer attention, I wouldn't have made modifications to the code of the old theme.
You see, when you update a theme, it doesn't take into account any code modifications you made previously. That means all the hard work and customisations we had done to adapt the theme to our liking were lost. It was quite a bummer, especially after spending our hard-earned euros on those adjustments.
That's why I want to stress the importance of thoroughly understanding the requirements, checking theme specifications, reaching out to developers, and testing selected themes before launching them into the public domain. Trust me, it saves you from unnecessary headaches down the road.
When we started exploring new themes, I initially turned to Maestrooo again to see if there was a version 2.0 of Prestige available. Unfortunately, the answer was no. I would have to purchase it all over again. Despite this setback, I saw it as an opportunity to not only change the theme but also reorganize the entire website's structure.
While Prestige was a fantastic theme, I wanted to give our website a fresh look with new layouts, animations, and a modern touch. It was a chance for us to start from scratch and leave behind all the problems we had faced recently. And let me tell you, it was totally worth it!
Stay tuned for Part 3, where I'll share all the exciting details about our new theme and the amazing features it brings to the table. Trust me, you won't want to miss it!
Remember, my dear Creative Kits community, every setback is an opportunity for growth and positive change. Embrace the journey, learn from your mistakes, and keep moving forward. Together, we'll create something truly extraordinary! ✨🎨💫