Discussion on Actority - WordPress Template for Casting Agencies

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Congrats ,Nice Theme ! GLWS :)

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Thank you!

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Good job!Good luck :)

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Thank you!

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Congrats Good Job…! Good luck with sale.

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Thank you!

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Nice Work .. GLWS :)

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Thank you!

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Great work. GLWS :)

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Thanks a lot.

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I like the layout, do you think this would work for event management with the right plugins integrated into it?

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I think there should be no problems with this.

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Hi, this is best casting theme I’ve seen on TF, and I am considering it for my brothers actor/model talent agency.

The only thing holding me back is that I do not see a Search Talent Database. Most casting agency have database that the public or sometimes just partners can search (password protected page) Examples http://aardvarkcasting.com/search.php

Thanks, Z

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Here you can find a Search Talent Page: http://rlthemes.com/actority/client-applications For example you can set age range from 1 to 100 to see both demo forms available. Then set one of the age fields to 24 to see the filter/search in work.

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Very Nice Design, GLWS ;)

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Clean look! GLWS!

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Thank you!

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Hi it looks good. My question is this: Does it come with any WP plugins? Widgets? Any user management and photo upload widget? Does it come with its MySQL file? If I install it as it is to my server, will it work the way works exactly the same as the demo? Thanx

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Does it come with any WP plugins?
Yes, it comes with the following plugins: Contact Form 7, Newsletter, Post Views Count and TinyMCE Advanced.
Widgets? Any user management and photo upload widget?
The theme has 4 widgetized areas: sidebar and 3 footer widget areas (you can see “About”, “Recent tweets” and “Newsletter Signup” blocks in the footer on our live demo). There are no user management or photo upload widgets in theme.
Does it come with its MySQL file? If I install it as it is to my server, will it work the way works exactly the same as the demo?
There is no SQL file in the download archive, but it contains the XML demo file. Using the theme automated demo installer you can import all data (posts and images) and it will work exactly in the same way as in our live demo.

If you have other questions in mind, please share it with me.

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Hi there. This theme is almost perfect for my client. However, I have a couple of questions:

- Can the portfolio link through to a normal page, instead of just photos? I would want the portfolio to link through to an actor page full of their details for casting.

- would there be a way of filtering / searching through all the captured data on the Actors form?

Thanks – Mark

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1) Not yet, but I’ll add this feature to the update that will appear in the second half of this week.

2) Could you please give me more details? I can’t get your quiestion.

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On this page: http://rlthemes.com/actority/for-actors you have a form for ‘talent’ to complete. I guess this is just a contact form sort of thing? If so, I think it would be a shame.

It would be great/amazing if that form could populate a page/post which could then be in ‘pending mode’ and moderated before going live. It would also be important for the data captured (eye colour, hair colour, male/female/boy/girl, etc) to be filtered (with an advanced search form).

The reason I ask is because my client has 140 actors on their database and they would need to have a way of searching and sorting through all that data, as well as presenting it to the public.

Do you see what I mean? I know this is a complex challenge, but I haven’t seen any other themes suitable for actors, models, and agencies like this who manage and show off large numbers of people with features and skills.

If you could find a way of making this theme work how the agencies need it, then you could really have an industry standard winning theme :)

Mark

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Dear Mark,

Thank you for your detailed comment!

Please mention that the form on page “For Actors” http://rlthemes.com/actority/for-actors is not a contact form (actually it is located on page http://rlthemes.com/actority/contact). After receiving the data from the “For Actors” form, the parser creates the new post (custom “Application” post) with any status (“public”, “draft”, “pending” etc.). Currently all incoming application forms receive the “public” status; it is done intentionally, to give you a possibility to see the submitted profile immediately. Of course, this scheme is not good for “real world” due to possible spam, inappropriate content etc. That’s why the site administrator can set the status “pending” for all newcomers and then moderate the received forms and approve the good ones.

All talent applications you can find on page “Client Applications” http://rlthemes.com/actority/client-applications. There you can also use a filter for searching the people with necessary specs.

Please let us know if you are satisfied with this answer. Don’t hesitate to apply if you feel that something is still has to be cleared or if you have any additional suggestions!

markmapstone

Hi, and thanks for this response. This is really, really, good and I think it satisfies everything my client needs. I’ll speak with them and, as a result, hope to purchase this later. You have been a great help.

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Hi there. I’ve just tried to change the navigation size and I can’t. If I change the body text size the navigation increases. But if I try and change just the menu, nothing happens. Can you take a look at that, please?

Thanks

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Dear markmapstone,

Please let me know, what files have you tried to change in order to edit the menu view?

Please notice that the “Actority Engine” has its own style.css file, but it does not influence the site appearance, until “Actority” is active. The separate CSS-file for “Actority Engine” is created only to prevent the corruption of the site styles for the cases when “Actority Engine” gets activated instead of “Actority”.

markmapstone

I haven’t edited any files (apart from css). I have just been changing the theme options. I set up the theme as per the instructions.

red_leaf_themes

Dear markmapstone,

Let us check this issue. We’ll revert soon.

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Hi there.

I’ve noticed a couple more issues with the site already. It isn’t clear from the documentation where I change the homepage title ‘HAND-MADE WEBSITES From Great Guys!’ – where can I change this?

Also, how do I get rid of the header background image? I can change it in the CSS – but if this isn’t a theme option, it should be :)

red_leaf_themes

Dear markmapstone,

‘HAND-MADE WEBSITES From Great Guys!’ is a part of the head.php file (you can find this lines near the end of the file).

You can remove the header background image in the file header.less (/actority/less/header.less) or in style.css (/actority/css/style.css). Both of them contain the section “header {background: ...}”, which should be edited at least in one of the files. The LESS-file is a more preferable target, nevertheless, changing the style.css will also help.

Please notice that the “Actority Engine” has its own style.css file, but it does not influence the site appearance, until “Actority” is active. The separate CSS-file for “Actority Engine” is created only to prevent the corruption of the site styles for the cases when “Actority Engine” gets activated instead of “Actority”.

markmapstone

1. I will change the text in head.php (btw, this isn’t a good place to have it). Will it get overwritten if the theme is updated?

2. I don’t really understand the setup of the ‘Actority Engine’ theme. I sense it is the main theme, whereas ‘Actority’ is a child theme?

My concern is if I make all these changes will they break if the theme is updated?

red_leaf_themes

Dear markmapstone,

I don’t really understand the setup of the ‘Actority Engine’ theme. I sense it is the main theme, whereas ‘Actority’ is a child theme?
Yes, you are right: “Actority Engine” is a parent theme and “Actority” is a child theme.
I will change the text in head.php (btw, this isn’t a good place to have it). Will it get overwritten if the theme is updated? ... My concern is if I make all these changes will they break if the theme is updated?
Now we are applying a new big set of functionality to Actority Template that will change a lot of files in both parent and child themes. Further updates will be much easier to install and they will not break changes of the buyers.
markmapstone

any idea how long before a new update is released? (days, weeks, months?) :)

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Dear markmapstone,

The exact date I’ll specify tomorrow (i. e. on friday).

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New update will be ready on Monday-Tuesday.
I will change the text in head.php (btw, this isn’t a good place to have it). Will it get overwritten if the theme is updated? ... My concern is if I make all these changes will they break if the theme is updated?
You can make all changes in child theme, so the update will not break your changes (excluding styles; CSS and LESS files rewritten).
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Hi there.

I just wanted to point out a fundamental issue with the theme. All the imagery is design/built around landscape photography. However, the casting business needs portrait imagery. I have been editing the css of the client pages and the page copy isn’t designed to flow around the client image. The theme needs to cater for images which aren’t 870px wide.

Also, people who buy this theme may want to ‘turn off’ some of the input fields (eg: Hair colour). This isn’t possible to ‘hide’ or ‘display:none’ because all the data is held inside a p tag.

I’‘m finding this theme very hard to adjust for my client and am starting to regret buying it :(

I hope your planned theme update caters for some of these points.

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With the new theme options it’s much easier to set up which fields must be shown in talent form and which fields are required.

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Hello

Is it possible to add more images for client portfolio? at the moment in the submission form can be added only one image. and aso after submission if they want to come back and change photos and info can they do it?

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Dear PatrickRhod,

Is it possible to add more images for client portfolio? at the moment in the submission form can be added only one image.
Yes, now it is possible to add more images for submission form. Please check out the new form: http://rlthemes.com/actority/for-actors . And here you can see all new applications: http://rlthemes.com/actority/client-applications .
Also after submission if they want to come back and change photos and info can they do it?
No, they can’t do that at this moment.
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Nice template. Question, Are you planning to add a Actor database information? So people can search for an actor.

Regards, Jose

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Hello Jose. If I got your point right, the page is already exists. Please check it at http://rlthemes.com/actority/client-applications


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