What is the status of the plugins bundled with AP? Having successfully installed AP I see that 3 third party plugins are part of the setup, WPBakeryPageBuilder being ‘required’ and LayerSlider plus SliderRevolution are addons. Is it essential for me to purchase upgrades for these? If I don’t what happens in the future when these plugins are upgraded. Do you handle this for AP owners or do I have to somehow follow and manually upgrade as required? P.S I wasn’t expecting third party addons to be ‘required’ or that there would be trailing maintenance and fees involved in running the AP theme. This could be a deal breaker. I purchased AP because I want a theme that is managed by the developer.
These Premium Plugins come embedded in our theme and you do not have to pay for subsequent registration and updates because we regularly update all plugins that come with the theme. If you don’t need the WP Bakery page builder, Layer, and Revolutionary sliders, you don’t need to activate them. The theme will work without them.
The only plugin which is actually required is the “Vision Core” plugin.
Vision Core plugin must be installed if you want all premium theme features.
When you install it, you get automatic theme updates from the admin panel,
Bundled plugins automatic updates from admin panel.
Theme shortcodes feature will be enabled.
Portfolio feature will be enabled…
Without Vision Core plugin you cannot even register your product.
P.S. Only in the case, you want to access a WPBakery Page Builder premium features, as installing templates and unlock premium support, you will need to purchase a license.