I agree it’s not glamorous, but I just go into the wp_options table and adjust both the ‘siteurl’ and the ‘home’ options to use the local network IP instead of localhost.
I do this, too… except for instead of changing anything in the DB, I just have these two lines in my wp-config.php that I comment out when not testing on Windows:
I can’t be the only one that gets this question every time I post an update to a WordPress theme so I’d thought I’d ask you all.
When a buyer says: “How do I update the theme?”
What do you tell them? Do you have a step-by-step you paste for them? Have you incorporated steps into a section in your theme’s documentation? If so, what are these steps? Do you tell them to delete the theme from Appearance > Themes and install the new version downloaded from TF? Do you tell them to login with an FTP program and replace the old files with the new files?
This is one common question I get a lot that I still haven’t really found a successful common answer to give. It’s a difficult thing to explain because while I hate the idea of someone having to click the “delete” button under Appearance > Themes, many people that struggled to install the theme in the first place are not going to be able to use an FTP program. And I get the snide remark a lot having to do with “All other themes and plugins have an update button.” ...
So I’m not looking for any kind of updating solution, but just curious what everyone else are telling buyers when they ask this with our common ThemeForest setup the way it is.
Assuming that you watched the above video and you’re trying to install the proper ZIP package, it’s possible that the theme ZIP package is too large for whatever PHP upload limits your web hosting service has in place by default on your account.
In this case you just need to unzip the theme and upload it manually with an FTP program to /wp-content/themes/ where you have WordPress installed.
Here’s a video on how to do this if you’re not familiar: http://vimeo.com/16681592
Just a note on this issue because I know it comes up a lot and there’s not a lot information when you search Google.
When you try to install a WordPress theme and you get the message “Are you sure you want to do this?” and you can’t get the theme to upload, a common reason for this is that your theme is too large for whatever PHP upload limit your web hosting account has in place.
I know I run into this a lot with my buyers on a couple themes where I’ve included tons of options, background images, etc, making the theme more large overall in filesize than your average WordPress theme.
So, if this is the case, it will be impossible to upload the theme through your WordPress admin panel. The solution is just that you need to unzip your WordPress theme and manually upload it to /wp-content/themes/ on your server where you have WordPress installed.
Here is a video tutorial that will walk you through this process:http://vimeo.com/16681592
I’m just completely scrapping HTML themes. In all the time spent supporting and making documentation, marketing materials, etc for the HTML themes, I can be making more WP themes. For fun, you should check out posting on a site like Elance. I used to use this service for some other stuff, and it’s really more reliable than you might think. It’s kind of like ebay, where every freelancer can get ruined by any one or two bad reviews by clients. So, you know you won’t get screwed over. I bet you could get someone to make the HTML theme really cheap, but would you want to risk your rep posting something you didn’t make on TF? Depends I guess.
Well I was thinking the other way around, doing it for TF authors, rather than having people do it for me. If it was worth my time and cheap enough for you to use it, knowing that a fellow TF author is doing it, it might be a win/win.BTW , where the Hell have you been?
Oh lol, sorry I just re-read your original wording – I didn’t realize you were pimping yourself.
But don’t you worry, I’ve been quietly working. I’m going to finish about 5 themes before I start posting them. It’ll be raining themes all over Theme Blvd in no time
I’m just completely scrapping HTML themes. In all the time spent supporting and making documentation, marketing materials, etc for the HTML themes, I can be making more WP themes.
For fun, you should check out posting on a site like Elance. I used to use this service for some other stuff, and it’s really more reliable than you might think. It’s kind of like ebay, where every freelancer can get ruined by any one or two bad reviews by clients. So, you know you won’t get screwed over. I bet you could get someone to make the HTML theme really cheap, but would you want to risk your rep posting something you didn’t make on TF? Depends I guess.
ThemeBlvd saiddesign in photoshop slice in fireworks
But in the classic Adobe debate of Fireworks vs Photoshop, this is definitely one area where Fireworks blows Photoshop away because in Fireworks you can essentially do exactly what you were describing. The action of setting up the equivalent of “slices” in Fireworks involves unlimited layers and also transparency.
Oh, if only life were so simple, Mr Bee.