I have been working with Kadence about an issue with Virtue Premium theme installed on ClassicPress sites…
When adding YouTube links to posts, which WordPress usually auto embeds without issue, it crashes the page (blank white page). This can be solved by using the theme’s video embed shortcode, which is fine, but my clients don’t remember to do that.
This is happening in multiple ClassicPress sites we have, using the Virtue Premuim theme. We have tested the plugins (deactivate and reactivate) and it does not seem to be the plugins.
The page loads properly when changing to theme Twenty Nineteen. This does not happen with our WordPress installations, so it must be the combination of ClassicPress and the Virtue Premium theme.
Kadence support helped me explore this issue, but gave me this dissappointing remark…
“In general, I do not suggest you use classic press. It’s not something that we (or the majority of plugin/theme authors) will be testing in and there relatively very few people using it that would be reporting bugs. It thus falls on the classicpress developers to keep up with WordPress and alert plugin authors of potential issues. I personally do not see the life of classic press being longer or more reliable then the life of the classic editor plugin which I would recommend instead if you are not a fan of Gutenberg.”
My clients have all been taught to work with the Virtue Premium theme, as it has worked very well for us for years. Except for this video embed issue, it still works well for us in ClassicPress. It would be a big deal to have to change themes at this point.