First I had to enter the captcha 50000 times to figure out if it wanted a space or not, between words, since there are NO instructions, and also the forum domain, finally guessed that from my url bar, but again no instructions. LAME UX/UI. Not all the needed anyway, since only like 50 people seem to use the forums. Hardly a hacker honey pot.
Then I confirmed and resent confirmation and reconfirmed my email 4 times, logged out, logged in, twice, and still it shows the need to confirm my email address popup covering my forum pages bottom corners.
Docs don't match code, examples like google analytics don't work, capitalization is STILL an issue after how many years, in the model and controller names? Existing codeigniter code doesn't work. Like sturgeons rest stuff and so on. Super frustrated with the three days ive spent with fuelCMS so far, just getting basic libraries to actually load. Finally had to scrap things Ive used in CI for years now, and start over with this.
Now that's its running, I am wading around in a ten miles of abstracted crap and partials and views and blocks and blah blah blah that doesn't like up with the docs, isn't documented or captioned - like half the form fields on various things in the dashboard forms that leave you wondering what goes in those boxes, or what will work and what won't.
Obviously programmers who don't know how to make good UX/UI made this, and the documentation doesn't even work. First example? Try installing the user guide module - the flagship example, then wade for hours through forums to find out it's badly capitalized. HOW MANY YEARS has that been a problem now? Then the google analytics module - no dice seems ancient compared to modern modules and install info on the github for it doesn't work out either. scrapped that too after way too much wasted time.
Bunch of half finished stuff, here, what exactly DOES work about this CMS?
See in the "what did you build thread" that people seem to like this, but I didn't see anyone actually doing anything but publishing pages that they could have made in static html - it's frustrating.
Main beef, put some help on the forum sign up page so its not a goose chase clusterfuck of proving im human, I doubt any robots give a poop about this forum as is anyway. Because people are gonna need these forums to get anything working with this kit.
yes, I am frustrated, and mad and under pressure on a deadline and need all this to work like the marketing site says it will, but a spin through the lengthy forums shows Im not the only one. WAY too much time wasted on poorly documented and crazily leveled abstractions.
How do you remove fuel from the query string? Even that doesn't work, Ive read countless threads on people trying to make a sensible folder structure out of this mess for version control and work by real developers, in groups, but no answers. Just "maybe its a capitalization issue" for FOUR YEARS NOW.
Ugh. I want my three days back.