I am a dedicated WPMU member. I love it. You guys have helped me through thick and then... but...
I am opening a new leg of our business that will help us compete with the website builder program gorillas out there.. so I started with Upfront.
Although I like a lot of the features, it seems a little cumbersome for clients that want to "click and go" without having to learn a lot.
So I starting looking at headway, beaver builder, white labeling builders, etc, etc. and the demo on beaver builder seems to be real intuitive and fast. Plus I like all the theme options a client could choose from.
We also have a long-term relationship with WooThemes which seems to integrate seamlessly with Beaver Builder.
If I had my preference, I would like to simply our business in 2016 and go primarily with WPMU along with some essentials like WP-Types and Gravity forms, but now I am tempted to "the dark side" at least for this new division we are launching to go head-to-head with website builders by offering something better. (not a big fan of builders but I think it has to be dealt with).
So I guess I am asking for a reason to use Upfront as opposed to Beaver Builder's white label option. I am not looking forward to learning their system, but I ultimately need what's best for users in terms of ease of use and speed.
After installing Upfront, I felt it has potential for greatness, but also the potential to frustrate "non=techies". I would love to wait until you get to 1.0 but I feel our move needs to be in the first quarter of 2016.
Your input is greatly appreciated as I consider this a crossroads that needs careful consideration. As always, I have deep respect for WPMU.
If Beaver Builder turns out to be the direction we go, do you know if its still compatible with WMPU's admin panel and if the themes will work with Beaver Builder.