Today, I decided it is time to learn my way around upfront builder.
Well, so far it has not been fun!! I do apologize for the tenor of this ticket.
For the purpose of this submission, let's just say I woke up clueless.
I installed and activated upfront then clicked to start a child theme, named it and all. I activated it. Then I proceed to edit the info. I thought it would be the right thing to do since every theme needs this.
Problem 1 - When I click edit, page freezes. I cannot edit and insert the correct info here. I tried it in three different computer, two different browsers with the same result. There seems to be some script bug that causes this. Then I said unusual but let's get back to this later.
Problem 2 - I thought let's lay out some ground rules by getting individual global setting out of the way such as fonts, icons.
Fonts were easy; Icon was confusing. Does upfront comes with some starter icons, or do I have to upload them? Say I want font awesome. Am I to download from their site and upload it here?? I have a plugin that provides me with animated Icons, how do I manage to get upfront recognize them??
Problem 3 - Normally when you create a child theme, it inherits certain things from Parent, in this case from upfront among which are the header, footer, content region - I should hope.
How do I set up menu, logo, search icon sections??
How do I create templates to start with for the ease of use??
How do I get header and footer out of the way since most likely they are the same for everything??
I was hoping I can add it myself, but see no option that I can add a region. I hope you understand my frustration. I don't have the region, cannot find the option to add it and here I am sitting scratching my head and wondering ...
Once I encountered Problem 3, I stopped and came here to get some assistance to point me in the right direction.
Even for plug and play, you do need a canvas where you can plug and play. As blank as we might like it for fun, some things simply have to be there like header? And if they are not, then we need the means to create it or am I wrong??
I read you can create a region, add elements and then assign them globally. I cannot find the option where I can do this.
Perhaps I am in another dimension on this and need to learn a new concept, but I appreciate if someone can explain what that concept is.
Again, I apologize if my frustration is somewhat coloring the content of this ticket and I tried to rewrite few times ...
Please, point me in the right direction. There has to be some systematic instruction for those who do not want to start with starter themes and aim to create their own.