Unlike conventional builders web pages, CloudPress is a full scale Builder that allows you to create your own theme on WordPress using a simple drag and drop mouse drag and drop.
Why is this distinction important? Because CloudPress will allow you to change every aspect of your website. There are no restrictions on the headers, the width of the page or on the footer. And all this is done using drag and drop.
This is a handy tool for developers and for everyone who wants to regulate the appearance of their sites.
How does CloudPress
Have CloudPress there is a three-step process of creating from a blank page to the finished custom WordPress theme installed on your website.
- Create a website on a server CloudPress. You can start with a blank page or with already existing themes
- To change the site, you can use drag and drop editor
- Export a new theme on your WordPress website
A plan to create your theme
Creating your own project – the task is simple. Name your site and select or blank page, or one of the ten available themes. On the first page of the development CloudPress have information about what they are going to open a marketplace for themes created by other users, but this has not happened yet. We believe that in the future the service will grow because it can open a lot of opportunities:
Once you chose an initial theme (or started with a blank page), you’ll be in the admin interface on WordPress. Here you can configure some of the basic settings for your website.
Another cool thing: you can also create a link to view their site. So, if you work with clients or cooperate with another person, you can easily get feedback on your projects:
Once you’re ready to start editing, you can begin dragging objects with the mouse to directly create your theme.
Creating topics with drag and drop editor
There are two ways of creating threads:
- Blocks – pre-installed full pages, which you can drag into your theme. For example, there are blocks for the menu headers, footers, and more. The next thing you need to do is edit the custom data, and you’re done.
- Settings – these functions are similar to the parameters of the normal page editor on WordPress. For example, you can add buttons, text and more. Blocks mainly consist of already established parameters.
You can also combine them by adding extra parameters to an existing block for personalization.
For example, you can use this is a really nice block with the title:
And then add a second button call-to-action using the parameters tab:
Obviously, you would want types second button to correspond to. You have a lot of design options. But it is likely that this feature will be particularly difficult for the absolute beginner. Nothing wrong with that, as CloudPress is designed not only for developers.
For example, here are all the settings you can make just one button:
You may also completely abandon the blocks and create your website from scratch, using parameters. If you’re wondering how this differs from the Builder page: you are limited to a width of for themes or titles in the themes on WordPress. You can control all the elements that you use.
You can also use the buttons at the top to see how it will look your website on different devices and screen resolutions:
All projects on CloudPress native. You can even turn off some settings for certain devices.
Also you are not limited in the number of templates for the web site. Use the same drag and drop to desired number of page templates.
In General, the editor gives you many options for controlling how your site looks. The only thing a little frustrating is a noticeable delay when saving changes. This is unavoidable due to the functionality of the workbench.
Post your WordPress site
Once you are happy with the look of your site, host it on WordPress using the plugin sync. Fortunately, this need only be done once. After the plugin is installed, it allows you to easily keep your production version of the theme in accordance with the changes made to CloudPress (and Vice versa).
All you need to do is download the plugin from CloudPress, and then install and activate it on your WordPress website.
Then, you can easily sync your changes by clicking the appropriate button:
What we like about CloudPress
We loved the blocks that are included in the Builder. A good fact is that you can control every element and adjust all the parameters including fields and effects. Beginners may not be able to cope, but more advanced users will enjoy the ability to change whatever they want.
Auto sync features also allow you to easily customize your website. Once you make changes through the interface CloudPress, it will be easy to move it to another site.
What to look before buying
We think for total beginners CloudPress is too much. Not because newbies can’t deal with the interface. But because development is conceptually difficult. Although CloudPress mechanics and puts within reach for beginners, newcomers still can’t learn enough about the principles of UI/UX to create a good theme.
That is why we believe that CloudPress is better left as a tool for developers and advanced users. Absolute beginners should probably still use a theme made by a professional developer, and not try to jump above the head with CloudPress.
Prices on CloudPress
On CloudPress you can register for free and experiment. So, in doing so, you risk nothing. You can even direct people to your current website that is hosted on a server CloudPress.
However, if you want to export one of those you have created on your own website, you’ll need to fork out for one of the paid programs CloudPress.
These programs usually start at $59.99 for one site or $11.99 per month (paid annually) for multiple sites. The price of the program growing to $29.99 per month for unlimited number of projects.