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Examples of Real Life Use of Platform-in-a-Box

I've asked for this twice through email query which have gone unanswered for weeks, perhaps I could get some help here in community ;) My situtation: I purchased Platform-in-a-Box almost a year ago, but didn't install. (My plans got derailed by life and other valid priorities.) I'm now ready to get active building a blog and online platform, but am uncertain if I want to use Platform theme, so I'm hoping that I can get some examples of websites that have used Platform. Basically, I want to see how others are using it and how well they are using it before I pay for another year. Could some of you provide me with some links to take a look at?

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  • Fred Bittle

Thankfully, I did get a reply today. And, of course, I should have mentioned that I understood if replies were slow in coming due to pandemic lock-downs and such. Notable customer service gave me three examples, but wondering if there might be more. Anyone want to share their own Platform theme website with me?

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  • Erikjan Lantink

Which examples did you get?

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  • Dave Anthold

Hi Fred,

I created a website for my church LifeGroup (small group) when the pandemic hit to push content and capture discussion guides. It has some widgetized pages + posts + pages. Hope it gives you some insights.

https://abfdalife.group/

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  • Malcolm Brown

Hi Fred - I use Platform In A Box and I regret it every day. My main issue is the support is not designed for a new user (someone who has not built a site before). Their explanations assume too much (not written for a freshman'), there are no supporting videos, so often Thomas is looking into this and you never hear back. I have worked on issues for months because it's back and forth with communication. They understand their theme, but they CANNOT communicate that understanding to a user. Worst, they refuse to offer any other form of teaching than their emails.

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  • Burk Schmidt

Hey Malcolm, it's very disappointing to read that you haven't received good support from Notable. I also have the Platform Theme, but haven't done much with it until now. What about the training videos that they provide? Have they been helpful?

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  • Dave Anthold

Fred - here's another example from the Platform Theme - https://daveanthold.me - there are a few things broken, but you can see how I am building out some things.

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