How to Improve the Brizy Accordion
March 26, 2020
UPDATE: Recent updates to the Brizy plugin have made these updates unnecessary! It is now animated by default, and there is a simple slider option for making it start closed! Thanks Brizy!
I have been using the Brizy Plugin for building websites lately. This plugin is made by the same people behind the old Themefuse wordpress themes. I like this company because of their policy on updates. Once you purchase their products, the updates are included for as long as they continue to produce updates. Updates are important for keeping a site compatible with the latest versions of wordpress, and also for keeping your site secure. To me, not including updates is like a car manufacturer not including recall repairs. And yet, most theme makers only include 12 months of updates with purchase, which I think is unacceptable. Thus, I became a fan of Themsefuse. So, when they came out with their new page-builder plugin, I bought a lifetime license to Brizy Pro. There are still parts of Brizy that seem infantile, but it grows with every update.
One of the worst parts of Brizy is their lousy accordion widget.
I have created a temporary bandage to fix all of these sort comings. It’s not ideal, but it works for now, until Brizy themselves can address this problem. I did NOT want to change the theme or content code at all because I did not want to break future updates of the theme or plugin. So, all my changes had to be piled on top of the existing code. That should keep my site robust, but it does mean that an update could make my accordion look wonky, if the new names are not compatible with my bandage. But I would rather risk one wacky-looking accordion than the stability of my site.
You can see the improved accordion on my home page.
That's it! Your Brizy accordion should open and close nicely now.