Yes, cheers both, to @Roel and @dcneuts, thanks for the replies, Yes, that is right along the avenues I was thinking on both inputs - apart from the pure code work that you have to do for corporate clients - I was intrigued by the use of PG for version control and Git etc.
-That has moved on a bit since the last postings in the whole Work Flow topic we had on here a while ago. (I might just search for that and link it in an edit now)
Edit, here we go , this
What is your workflow?
Yes, I could see it being really useful to @dcneuts, but after seeing how he actually uses PG, Im not so sure as it appears quite a bit of the work is bare metal coding. oh!
You, know, this makes me want to ask just HOW PG is implemented in that work flow, but you know, tbh, I have hardly used PG much as of late, (not that Im not using other tools, just life as changed so much over here for me that I am not really doing any web stuff atm - god knows I NEED to do a site or too atm, … for information and my own protection (and of my horses) right now due to a horror story situation I am stuck in… and my housing and and… oh god! my life!)
But… I would be actually taking up other peoples time, creating a response, about a topic I am interested in, but… have no time to study and carry out, or indeed, the abilities to implement in PG or outside… due to my lack of knowledge in both WP and the more recent, advanced PG features.
I have quite simply… dropped of the knowledge cliff and been left behind.
So it is for this reason that this funky new blocks feature… for the likes of me (not you guys ) is a damp squib
BUT… I see how it may be excellent for the likes of @Roel and somehow useful for @dcneuts in your professional theatres.
So, not dissing it! however just providing feedback, that due to this most unfortunate timing, and infinite price hike (Large number * Eternity = Financial Misery) kills it dead in the water, UNLESS your a pro and it saves you so much time/ increased capabilities markedly.
But for the likes of me, a non starter, that I will never be implementing in the current scenario and now all potential to leave a way out for the future are quashed.
Its like buying online courses, on vastly reduced sale prices - in the hope that I will actually use them, finish them and LEARN some new skill - with competence.
This hasn’t gone well, so far, but I STILL HAVE THEM and the hope.
I MIGHT have gone for 100 AU dollars, to check it out and keep it in my repository for the future. SO I get the ACF points about thier massive user base/value provided/low returning revenue from these users/but awesome word of mouth advertising for new users.
And I see their point on subscription model.
But I was interested in PG because I OWNED the software, and NO subscription model.
But to each their own and for some this is the way, so PG offers both Props!
However, for myself (and maybe the likes of me… if other such creatures exist) then this dependance on a paid, subscription model 3rd party tool -which I can neither afford/justify/actually honestly put in the time to study and implement effectively…gah! you get it.
Much the same as the Greensock/ Animator thing.
A subscription model , to use PG, with a free Greensock Library.
I don’t get it. and neither do some others that contacted me, who were also trying to work this model out. (because, as noted, Ive been around for a while)
I’ve already fallen off the edge of the knowledge/capability feed trough, I am just hoping that for me, this isn’t the start of a trend to implement new 3rd party PAID/Subscription model plugins/addons/party hats, that push standard dev further away from me.
HOWEVER! PG… as it stands WITHOUT these things… STILL has enough capability to tax my knowledge and push my abilities to learn more! It’s great for that.
BUt, this timing sucks.
THE ACF would have got 100 dollars out of me, which would have bought quite a few coffees, and seriously would not have been ripped off by my productiveness with it!
now they get nothing
But maybe a much better future, so good for them!
Bad for me.
Due to this belated news release on here (my Mac is dying and I wasn’t online for a few days)
I and the likes of myself (Hello Singular doppelgänger, how’s tricks? )
Are the losers, and for us, this is
Defeat, snatched from the jaws of Victory!
Oh yes, sorry @Roel there, cheers for the clarification of your point of view (I have new stopped chewing the edge of my table ) and as you say, the timing is pretty well implemented! It just really does appear to be bad timing, too short notice etc.
Oh well, I might just drop Elliot another line… we shall see
Edit number 2
I have just dropped Elliot a line (over at ACF team) to see if they could consider some sort of extension/deal for us PG users who have just had both the New feature AND… the prohibitive future pricing model news - at the same time
Ive passed him @matjaz’s email too, to see if maybe they couldn’t maybe, arrange something.
so hey! @matjaz! Ive got the ball rolling for you, if your interested in checking out Elliot and asking.
Either way, I hope that there will be some good tutorials… along with ones to show how to best use whatever capabilities the FREE ACF fields etc is capable off.