Getting Started With Max
Meet Max, the streaming and technology distribution platform for website builders and content creators.
Looking to take your website to the next level? Interested in learning about the latest in web design from leading industry experts? Like the idea of having access to done-for-you templates? How about all of this being native in your website builder with real-time access to the latest episodes—no update required. If any of this sounds exciting, Max is for you!
Training & Templates
The Max library is broken down into two main categories: Trainings are generally comprised of video tutorials whereas Templates are working examples or prototypes. This will usually be in the form of a Themeco template (.tco file), however it could include other formats in the future like dedicated Elements or WordPress plugins.
Training and Templates complement one another, so if you are learning how to do something in a training video, we will typically include a template to accompany it. These template files will help you instantly recreate what was shown in the video so you can get up and running quickly.
Once subscribed, Max will show on the Template Tab of Cornerstone. Note: You must be on Pro 6.1+, X 10.1+, or Cornerstone 7.1+ in order to access Max content.
Clicking Launch Max opens up the library of available Templates and Training. You can then browse by topic by clicking on the tile of the respective course you are wishing to access.
The navigation across the top will help you find videos, assets, and important information about that course.
The modal is resizable, and you can also keep it open while working in the builder. This is by design and allows for a sort of picture-in-picture presentation where you can either watch or listen while you work or have it up as a reference during your build.
If there is a particular asset you’d like to use, you can either click + To Document to open the Template on your current Document or + To Library to add it to your Template Library.
If you’d rather not clutter up your Template Library, you can always leave them in Max for safe keeping.
The current library includes: Modern Sliders, Gridorama, Web Design Magic, and Super Loopers.
Many of the these courses are episodic in nature meaning they can be added to over time. Any new releases, changes, or revisions will show up in Max automatically. No update required!
We currently only offer Modern Sliders and Gridorama as individual purchases. If purchased individually, the training and templates will only be accessible in your Themeco account. You will need to manually add the templates to your validated site(s) if you wish to use them. This is one of the benefits of Max. Everything you need is right in your website builder.
For a limited time, there are additional savings if you subscribe to Max and have previously purchased Pro, Modern Sliders, or Gridorama. Visit your Themeco Dashboard for more information.
Contribute to Max
We're in discussions with several people both in and out of the Themeco community about creating content for Max subscribers. If you like to teach and have expertise about our products or topics within the broader website building industry, we’d love to hear from you.
How to Subscribe
There are three ways to get access to Max.
- You can purchase Max Standalone. This is tied to your Themeco account and will work alongside your existing theme validation. Once purchased, Max content will show up in Cornerstone for all validated sites within your Themeco account. Standalone members will also be able to access Max content from within their Themeco account dashboard.
- You can purchase a Themeco Membership. Each level includes access to Max based on the number of licenses purchased.
- You can purchase Max Single for any individual license within your Themeco account. Simply visit your Themeco Dashboard, navigate to any of your licenses and follow the prompt. Once activated, Max content will show within Cornerstone for that license. Keep in mind, you will only be able to use the templates and training for that one site.
Disabling, Deleting, & Caching
You can manage whether Max shows in Cornerstone by going to your Preferences panel and managing the "Enable Max" option. By default it is turned on, however you can disable it at anytime. Simply make the change, reload the app, and your changes will take effect.
If you wish to delete Max templates that you've added to your library, simply delete them like you would any other template file.
The Max cache is set to a 3 hour interval, and you will automatically get a new cache every 3 hours. To clear the Max cache, click the "Clear Max Cache" button under the Actions section of your Preferences panel. This will get the latest available data and is a good troubleshooting step if you are not seeing Max content.
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