At the start of this week I renewed my Pulse CMS subscription, and am having a third attempt at trying to use this product.
I've download Pulse CMS 5.3.10, which I've started to white label. If anyone is interested, I've created a substantial document on how to do this, as I ran into so many problems! It's a lot more complex than the three lines of text, under the heading "Rebranding Pulse" in the Intermediate Section of the wafer-thin user guide, suggests.
Although I'm doing the majority of the development on my Mac running MAMP, you can see where I am with everything at this test site.
The first thing to point out is that there are no items in the menu bar. I've been to the Navigation section in the Admin Control Panel, checked, double-checked, and checked again that the menu items are active, but still no menu bar appears.
I've accidentally added a new page, but now can't delete this. The delete icon, which is shown in screen dumps in the Pulse CMS user guide, aren't in the Pages panel of my Admin Control Panel.
I've tried adding code into blocks. For example, in the footer, I wanted line breaks between the three sections of information. In the Admin Control Panel I went to Blocks > Copyright > HTML and added a couple of break tags, and then saved the changes. Initially it looked like this had worked. However, as soon as I signed out of the Admin Control Panel, the new formatting was lost.
On the home page, I've tried to make edits to the text directly on-screen, but for some reason this makes my customs icons disappear. I then can't find a way to relink the image files again.
And finally, when I create links to other website pages, they never work, I always seem to get server errors. Links to external sites are fine. But I want to get the default Pulse CMS site up and running first, and be confident with that, before I start to customise it any further.
I so want this product to work, but each time I try to use it, I end up being very frustrated. Am I just unlucky? Or is this product incapable of doing what its developers promise us that it can do?