I am planning to use the Lay Theme template for our new site. We are a small record label/music company. Before purchasing the Lay Theme template and starting to invest some time or custom dev into it - I will need to assess the feasibility of some of the features we want to put in place.
After reviewing the documentation of the template - It seems that most of our site requirements can be covered in standard.
However, as per the nature of our site and activity, we will need these two key features:
- audio player/widget which will be custom dev
- e-commerce to sell some music - with the usage of the WooCommerce plugin
As per the specificities of an audio player and in order to have continuous music playing through it while browsing on different pages of the site: there is a need for Ajax which Lay Theme does support. This is key for the navigation to be async (ajax) will that will update some of the main pages container without a full refresh, keeping the playback of the audio player across pages.
I was in touch with Armin to assess more the feasibility that let me know these important aspects, Ajax will be disabled if:
- Woocommerce is active
- You use a shortcode on a page
- You enable lay options -> compatibility mode
So it seems it's most likely not possible for us to use the Lay Theme for our site project as we wouldn't be able to implement both audio player and E-commerce which stands as core requirements for our site development and project.
As it seems Lay Theme seems to match all our other requirements - do you know if there is any workaround I can consider at this stage, even via some custom dev?
Many thanks for your help and feedback.