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  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

Ed,

can you please tell me how to decrease the showcase slider image height on the home page?

want the images to be around 300px in height. Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks so much, and again, amazing theme!

Luke

SwiftIdeas

Hi Luke,

If you can send me an email (support@swiftpsd.com) I’ll send you over some replacement files :)

- Ed

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • Sold between 1 000 and 5 000 dollars
  • United States
Zanshin Purchased

Hi Ed,

Fantastically designed template!

Unfortunately, I’m having trouble with just about everything lol. If you have the time I have a few questions.

1. My homepage is blank. I added a Showcase with vimeo link and photo but nothing shows up.

2. My contact page is blank. I can’t figure out how to get it nice like yours with the headline text with the blue bar and all the text underneath. Also, I can’t figure out how to get “Name”, “Email”, “Messages” etc above the boxes.

3. I can’t get my homepage to have all pages within it (like the way yours just scrolls down to get to different sections) – and I can’t figure out how to get a big headline like the demo.

As you can see I’m basically stumped lol. I’ve set up a Wordpress page before but for some reason I think I’m just missing something here. It’s loaded at www.atlanticapictures.com

Any help would be awesome! Louis

SwiftIdeas

Hi Louis,

It seems as if your theme options have been corrupted. Could you try resetting them using the button provided?

Let me know :)

- Ed

Zanshin
Zanshin Purchased

Hey Ed, thanks for the quick reply!

I restored and then I got this message “Fatal error: Cannot use string offset as an array in /home/louisw6/public_html/www.atlanticapictures.com/wp-content/themes/ability/template-home.php on line 11”

SwiftIdeas

Did you manually set up the database or was it done through an auto installer?

If you can send me a login by email I’ll take a look if you want.

- Ed

Zanshin
Zanshin Purchased

Thanks again for taking a look. I did a manual instal using Fantistico and InMotionHosting. I completely uninstalled and then reinstalled everything. It works properly but it seems every time I instal a logo the theme options get corrupted again. I even tried different logos and they all do the same thing. I’m stumped lol.

SwiftIdeas

It seems that there is an issue when using fantastico installs. Would you be able to upload the WordPress files and create the database manually? It should work without issue then.

Thanks,

Ed

Zanshin
Zanshin Purchased

Thanks again for the quick reply! Unfortunately, installing without Fantastico is beyond my technical knowledge (which I have very little of lol). Would I be able to pay you to do it? If not I totally understand.

Thanks! Louis

SwiftIdeas

Hi Louis,

I’ll do it for free :)

Just send me an email with your hosting details and I’ll sort it out for you.

- Ed

Zanshin
Zanshin Purchased

Ed you are the man! Believe it or not, I actually figured out how to do it lol. It seems everything is working wonderfully now!

Thank you again for all your time and patience. Awesome template and incredible customer service!

SwiftIdeas

Glad you got it working :)

- Ed

Zanshin
Zanshin Purchased

This is my last question, I promise! lol. Is it possible to add some padding to the left and right sides of the showcase slider? I’m trying to make like 15 pixel white border around the edges so it doesn’t reach the edge of the browser window. Thanks! Louis

SwiftIdeas

Hi Louis,

Sure, all you need to do is add this statement to your custom css:

.home-slider-wrap {margin-left:20px; margin-right: 20px;}

Hope that helps!

- Ed

Zanshin
Zanshin Purchased

You are the best! Thank you again!

I really hate to do this but I have one final question. Everything is great now but the contact isn’t working. When I click send I just get the spinning icon. Any idea what they may be?

SwiftIdeas

I’m happy to answer any support questions you have – it’s no trouble and that’s the level of service I aim to provide :)

It sounds like you haven’t set the contact page (in Theme Options), to the page that you’ve created using the Contact template.

Let me know if that fixes it.

- Ed

Zanshin
Zanshin Purchased

That was it. You’re the man!!

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Canada
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Ed, kudos for a great, well documented theme. Still, I do have a question. I set my About page to use the Default Template and I end up with a thin white rectangle at the top, which seems to be the output of the flexslider DIV . It is unclear to me if this is by design and if I must somehow specify media to populate the enclosed LI elements when using this template (if so, where would I do that?). I’m not seeing this behaviour when using the Full Width template (no thin rectangle).

Thanking you in advance. Cheers ;)

SwiftIdeas

Hey, thanks for the purchase :)

Can you email me a link to your website so that I can take a look? My email address is support@swiftpsd.com

Thanks,

- Ed

nicolasharnois

Thanks for the fix provided by email, Ed. Worked like a charm. Cheers ;)

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
  • United States

Hey Ed,

I follow you on Twitter so I know you have a shiny new iPad like me – are you also seeing the 10px or so margin to the right of the homepage? A lot of themes have this issue – can you fix it? I hate having the horizontal scroll when the theme should fit the width!

Also, are you going to be updating some of the assets for retina displays? How does that work – defining the pixel aspect ratio in the header?

One last thing – with iOS5, Safari finally accepts fixed positioning. Is there a way to keep the nav/logo bar at the top fixed for the iPad, just like it does on the desktop? Would really be great to have a fixed navigation at the top and have everything scroll underneath it using Safari’s native scrolling.

Thanks – will buy very soon!

Chris

SwiftIdeas

Hi Chris,

Thanks for bringing that to my attention, I’ll have a look into it!

I will probably implement as many images as I can for retina displays, it works by using media queries to target specific pixel ratios.

The fixed positioning on iPhone/iPad is something that I can easily enable for you, will just be a simple css statement that you add to your custom css.

Great :)

- Ed

ckcallen

Awesome, I can’t wait!

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • United Kingdom

Any ideas why my portfolio images are looking very blurry? Not the small thumbnails in the filter, but on the expanded.

Once opened in prettyphoto to maximum size, they are perfect (1200px+ landscape), but when view in the portfolio section (when reading about the project) the image is almost unviewable.

Any ideas?

SwiftIdeas

Please could you email me a link to your website (support@swiftpsd.com) and I’ll take a look.

Thanks

- Ed

OwenDevelopment

Emailed you. :)

SwiftIdeas

Just replied :)

- Ed

  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Has been a member for 6-7 years

I can not get the slider or menu to display using Fireflox v11. Works for me in Safari.

SwiftIdeas

Hi dreamteam,

Can you email me a link to your website please, it’s working fine for me here in the demo. Send it to support@swiftpsd.com and I’ll take a look for you :)

- Ed

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
  • United States
ckcallen Purchased

Ed,

I’ve spent about $200 on themes here on themeforest, and Ability is by far the most solid, well documented theme I’ve ever used. This really sets the precedent for other themes!

Now, I do have some issues:
  1. I can’t get videos to work with either the slider or the portfolio. I’m thinking the Youtube ID is the “nffG7Lru0XY” in the full URL “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nffG7Lru0XY” but this doesn’t seem to work, nor does entering the full url. How am I supposed to enter the right Youtube/Vimeo ID?
  2. The portfolio-display figure is shifted 10px to the right and not centered – I’ll fix with my own CSS , but just something you should probably button up for the next release.

I’ll keep adding bugs here in Themeforest unless you’d rather me email them to you. All in all, this really is the best theme I’ve ever used!

Chris

SwiftIdeas

Thanks Chris, glad you are enjoying it!

1. Do you want to send me a link so I can take a look, it’s just the ID you need to enter. 2. So it is – not sure how I didn’t notice that! I’ll get it fixed in the 1.3 update which is going out tonight.

I’d appreciate it if you could email them to me if you find any more, and I’ll get them fixed in an update.

Thanks again for the kind words :)

- Ed

ckcallen
ckcallen Purchased

Ed,

Here is my site: http://ckcallen.com/. As you can see, the first item in the Portfolio is a video, but it is not displaying at all. Here is a screenshot of the way I have it setup in the Portfolio section within admin: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2242650/Admin%20Screenshot%20-%20Ability.png

Thanks for the help! I’ll keep a log of bugs I find and email them to you.

Chris

SwiftIdeas

Ahh, you’ll still need to add a featured image so that it shows the preview thumbnail. Add that and it will show fine :)

Thanks,

- Ed

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • United States

Love this theme, and that you have a mobile version built in! Does this, however, support the Disqus comment system? I’ve purchased a few themes that do not so I am unable to use them. Just thought I’d ask in advance.

Thanks!

SwiftIdeas

Hi there,

Thanks :)

Unfortunately it doesn’t out of the box, but it’s something I could possibly do as custom work for you if you’re interested.

Let me know.

- Ed

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
deerekb Purchased

Great theme! I want the showcase slider on the homepage to be smaller though – probably about 960×400. Any way you could help me out with that? I can send you an email about it if that works for you.

SwiftIdeas
.home-slider-wrap {
margin: 0 10% 40px;
}

You can use the code above in the custom css box within Theme Options to set the size of the slider. Just change the 10% value to how much space you want on the left / right, which will resize the slider whilst keeping it in the centre.

Hope that helps!

- Ed

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
  • United States
ckcallen Purchased

Ed,

I’m posting this here because I think others might find your answer useful. How do you change the sub-titles on the Homepage under Blog, Portfolio, and Contact?

Also, on my blog page, none of my posts are showing up. I’ve set this “blog” page to use the blog template, and also set this page to be the blog in the Reading section within Settings. Do I have to indicate which categories to show somewhere?

Thanks,

Chris

SwiftIdeas

Hi Chris,

The sub titles can be changed under the translation tab within the theme options.

Do the blog posts show on the front page? Send me a link and a login and I’ll take a look for you.

- Ed

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
  • Spain

Hi, Congratulations! Ability is great! I would like to purchase it for a multilingual site that is running with WPML plugin. Is this theme compatible with the plugin? I also would like to know if it is possible to hide some sections from the navigation menu but show them in the One-page of the Homepage. Thank you in advance, Roger

SwiftIdeas

Hi Roger,

It’s not compatible with that plugin, instead all the translation is easily changed through the translation tab within the theme options.

- Ed

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

Loved it. Bought it. Can’t work it… I’m a bit of a dumb ass in the wordpress world I have found, so I am in need of some help relating to the showcase & portfolio sections. I upload photos, but I whatever I am doing, they won’t link to said sections. Any ideas? Cheers

SwiftIdeas

Send me an email to support@swiftpsd.com and I’ll be happy to help you out :).

Have you looked through the documentation?

- Ed

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years

Hi Ed,

I am having a little trouble trying to set up the site so that I can have 2 blog pages and 2 portfolio pages. The site is for a band, one blog page is for news, another for an actual blog. One portfolio page is for photos, the other for video. Is this possible? Could you shed some light if so. The site in it’s current state is at thebadheads.com/cms Thanks very much. Richard

SwiftIdeas

Hi Richard,

It’s possible to have two blogs but not portfolios. For the two blog pages, it’s probably best to set up two categories, then display each page as categories (you’d want to use the custom page options to display these on the homepage).

- Ed

Default-user

Thanks for the quick response, no worries about the portfolio. Forgive my stupidity but just trying to get to the bottom of how to add 2 blogs… I set up two categories but I’m not sure how to ‘display each page as categories’.

I was able to add these two categories to my menu but then when clicked upon these, they would not load either of the two test blog entries I made ‘Blog A Test Post’ or ‘Blog B Test Post’ which I assigned to the relevant category.

Thanks for your help no worries if you can’t help as I can understand this is a bit beyond your remit.

Richard

SwiftIdeas

If you send me a link and a login then I’ll be happy to take a look for you :)

- Ed

Default-user

Great thanks have fired an email across.

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • Lebanon

I really like the theme and i think am gonna buy it.. but i want to make sure before if i can replace the slider full background with google map?

thanks

SwiftIdeas

Yes that should easily be possible. I can provide assistance with it if needed.

- Ed

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
  • Spain
Hi Ed, I’ve purchased and installed Ability and it’s working great, congratulations for an easy and well-documented theme! But I have some questions:
  • I would like to know how to establish the URL of a button to scroll to the “contact” section of my one-page homepage, instead of going to the target page.
  • I don’t want my visitors to go to target pages, I would like them to discover the content of my site always scrolling up and down, so I would like to know if there is any way to disable the option of visiting the target pages in the main menu. (For example, when I am reading a blog post, if I click in the main menu, I am redirected to the target page, not to the scroll section of the one-page home).
Thanks in advance.
SwiftIdeas

To set it to scroll to the section rather than going to the page, you need to set the title of the menu item (details of these can be found in the documentation).

The blog post page is a separate page, so unfortunately it has to redirect back to the one page. Are you saying you’d rather the menu links from the blog page link back to the one page then scroll down to the section, rather than a new page?

- Ed

Default-user
Hi,
  • I have set the tittle of the menu item as it is explained in the documentation in order to scroll down, but I would like to have also this functionality when I click on a button made by the shortcode generator inside the text of the About page. I don’t know if there is any way to do that.
  • Yes, I would rather the menu links from the blog page link back to the one page then scroll down to the section, rather than a new page. Is it possible?
  • One more thing: the “back to blog button” is not working, any idea how to fix that?
Thank you very much for your help.
SwiftIdeas

1 – You can do that by having the link value for the button set to #home, #blog, #portfolio etc. To have it scroll would require an extra jQuery function, which is something I could sort out for you.

2 – Yes that could be possible with a little bit of custom work.

3 – Have you set the blog page in the theme options?

Send me an email to support@swiftpsd.com and we can discuss further :)

- Ed

Default-user

Hi Ed, I have sent you an email. Thanks for all your help!

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years

Hi,

This theme is exactly what I was looking for and incredibly well commented (Thankyou!). I had a question.

I love that you included Google Font integration within the options, BUT I ’m having trouble getting it to work correctly. I can get the tagline to work with Google Fonts, but if I enable the default fonts, they won’t show up in whatever font I selected. Also, enabling the default fonts seems to cause the tagline to no longer work as well.

Any advice? Thanks so much.

SwiftIdeas

Thanks, you’re welcome :)

Send me an email with a login and I’ll take a look for you, support@swiftpsd.com

- Ed

  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
samr2177 Purchased

Hi Ed

Having some real troubles getting the elements to show on the homepage, at the moment i can just have a static page showing or latest posts.

Could you point me in the right direction.

SwiftIdeas

You can find all the setup instructions in the documentation, but if you’re still struggling then send me an email to support@swiftpsd.com and I’ll be happy to provide some extra support :)

- Ed

  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
samr2177 Purchased

Hi ED i have had a look through that and have struggled the last couple of days i would appreciate some help with the following

Getting word press installed manually getting the home page to display all the features rather than posts or static page.

SwiftIdeas

Hi there,

Thanks for the purchase?

What is it you need help with first? Have you got WordPress installed?

- Ed

  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
samr2177 Purchased

I have installed it in the wrong folder i think i could do with just having it re-installed.

Did you receive my ftp details?

Sam

SwiftIdeas

Will take a look now :)

- Ed

  • Australia
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Hi Ed,

I pressed the options reset button and now no changes i make to the theme seem to stick.

The site is http://www.palette2.simplywebworks.com.au

Regards

Shayne

SwiftIdeas

Hi Shayne,

Did you install WordPress via an auto installer or manually uploading the files?

- Ed

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