80 comments found

Nice theme. Is there any way to add a sidebar to the homepage? Or perhaps place graphics [specifically, advertisements] between post entries on the home page? I LOVE this theme but my blog has a number of ads that would require sidebar space or space between the posts to accommodate.

Also, can I add a full-width custom banner with my blog’s title, or am I restricted to the space you’ve alloted?

Thanks so much.

ThemeBeans

It’s possible, but it could take a decent amount of work to fit in right with your needs – Acute may not be the right fit for you… though we do have a nice blog theme in the pipeline which features a bold sidebar area throughout the theme. We’re looking to launch it early to mid next week.

Maybe that’ll do the trick! :)

Default-user

Man, if it had the bold style of Acute and a sidebar, that would be the theme for me. thanks.

ThemeBeans

Awesome, follow us on Twitter and you’ll possibly see some screenshots soon :)

We’re just adding in a couple more feature sets and conducting test runs till Tuesday probably – as long as nothing big occurs.

MrNorm Purchased

Hello!

Love the theme, it’s really nice. The hidden sidebar doesn’t appear to scroll when the screen height is smaller than the menu size. Is that a bug?

Thanks, Oli

ThemeBeans

Literally just figured out a way to do the scrollable sidebar – cracked myself on the head for how easy it actually is…

Simple add “overflow-y:scroll; height:100%;” to ”#panel .holder” in style.css right around line 772.

I’m thinking of making a theme option to turn on / off this functionality in the next update but this will do the trick. Let me know if this is what you’re looking for.

Appreciate your patience!

Default-user
MrNorm Purchased

Thanks. I’ve changed the scroll to ‘auto’ so it’s not there all the time. I’m also going to play with ‘antiscroll’ so it’ll look a bit nicer that way: https://github.com/LearnBoost/antiscroll

ThemeBeans

Interesting stuff, I’ll look into it as well. Thanks!

Nice theme, Keep up (y)

ThemeBeans

Appreciate it!

MrNorm Purchased

Not sure if this is a bug or not, but most header styles are ignored by the theme. Looking into the CSS file, I can see the initial styling here:

h1 { font-size: 37px; } h2 { font-size: 22px; line-height: 30px; } h3 { font-size: 25px; } h4 { font-size: 20px; padding-bottom: 7px; } h5 { font-size: 14px; }

But further down, the style has been overridden:

h1, h2, h3, h4 { color: #22272A; font: bold 38px/40px "Helvetica Neue", Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif; }

A fix for this would be to take out the size and line height styling:

h1, h2, h3, h4 { color: #22272A; font-weight:bold; font-family: "Helvetica Neue", Arial, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif; }

Thanks, Oli

ThemeBeans

Ahh nice catch MrNorm. Yup those are just overriding those – most likely a copy/paste error. We’ll touch that up in the next update.

Cheers!

Default-user
MrNorm Purchased

Thanks!

ThemeBeans

No prob :)

MarleenV Purchased

Hi! Love the theme :) Very happy with it!!! I do have a question: is it possible to have a fixed sidebar (right) instead of the sliding panel? Bye, Marleen

MarleenV Purchased

Hi! Love the theme :) Very happy with it!!! I do have a question: is it possible to have a fixed sidebar (right) instead of the sliding panel? Bye, Marleen

ThemeBeans

Hey Marleen, we’re glad you’re happy with Acute!

You could make it fixed with a couple CSS adjustments to style.css (or use the custom CSS editor in the Theme Options Panel). You would just need to mod the right attribute to output “right: 0px!important” and you’ll probably want to add “height: 100%” – both to the #panel ID on line 756 of style.css.

You should hide the toggle too (or take it out of the code base).

Default-user
MarleenV Purchased

That helps me out :) Thanks so much!!!

ThemeBeans

No prob :)

All kinds of lovely. Some questions for you before I take the plunge:

- Sliding sidebar panel – Does turning it “off” keep it displayed on pages (as opposed to sliding in/out, or does it remove it all together? I’d like to have it static on some pages.

- Blog name/logo: In absence of a logo, what would approx position of blog name be when text is entered?

- Header social icons – Is there a screenshot of how they would appear?

- Yoast SEO: I’m currently experiencing an issue where merely having the plugin activated disables date-based archives. No fix yet. Have you encountered that issue?

- Social sharing – To date I have not found a plugin that isn’t clunky and blends nicely. Most have issues. Are there plans to integrate that feature to enable FB/Twitter/G+/Pinterest sharing?

- Social feeds: Is there a sidebar/footer widget for Instagram or Pinterest?

- Some plugins I use and would like to know if you foresee compatibility issues: Disqus, W3 Total Cache.

- Speed: I ran the demo through GTmetrix and the grade is not so optimal. It also points out some elements that seem easily improvable. A big concern and would love your thoughts on that.

- Lastly, having to handle the “Continue Reading” manually every single time I post is a drag. Did I interpret that correctly in documentation?

Thanks in advance!

Default-user

1. I see your point.

5. Would be nice as the Words theme ones are enormous and I like subttle.

8. I’ll stay tuned.

9. Got it.

10. I see.. Was not mentioned as “feature” so didn’t know. Most themes promote that front/center. Yes, some field in theme options where you’d plug in Gfont you want. Can’t imagine it’s a good idea to have people messing with code (the uninformed such as myself) for a font change. But we can’t have it all, can we…

Again, thanks for super speedy answers and not minding my gazillion Qs. I’ll stay tuned for those changes/updates.

PS Nice to see you’re in NY ;)

ThemeBeans

5. We’re coming up with a couple ideas – won’t let you down ;)

10. It’s really not a feature anymore – as Google fonts will work throughout the web – you just need to add the @import to the stylesheet to call it in. We’ll see about a font switcher but it’ll get complicated really fast. In my opinion, there hasn’t been an author to do it just right yet – maybe we’ll be the first. ;)

And yes, NYC rocks!

PS: I enjoy answering questions in this fashion. Keeps things easily readable and organized. Cheers!

Default-user

5. 2 cents: an option that provides analytics is ideal.

10. Frankly, I look for theme options that don’t require me to fiddle with code and address my needs with numerous plugins. There’s the issue of theme updates wiping changes and I really want to avoid a child theme solution the next time around. I have to disagree here in that most themes I’ve seen have added discrete sections in theme options panel to allow for inputting preferred Google font. Keep in mind your potential customer is not always a designer, developer, etc. :)

jksbec Purchased

I am in love with the Theme. So Crisp and Clean. Purchased it in a heartbeat. Overall it has been serving me well. Some few nitpicks.

Would love to have more control over what gets places where in the 2 block footers. I.e place in this in the left half, place this in the right.

I also have the same issue as Mr. Norm and this is my biggest issue, the one thing that would make this theme even more epic.

The Sliding Bar needs to be able to scroll on overflow and not cutoff, it is just wayyyy too limiting as it currently stands. It needs an effect similar to Facebook’s Sidebar for Chat/News Ticker. That too is a fixed div that still can scroll independent of the main newsfeed (content) body.

Do you have a solution for this in the works?

Or if anyone has a work around please let me know? -This is important to me for sidebar mainstay widgets like popular & recent posts, a small intro about and archive list.

Overall I really love this theme and would recommend it to anyone. The customization is very intuitive and organized much more than other themes I’ve worked with.

jksbec
jksbec Purchased

Regarding the footer sometimes certain widgets will mix it with the logo/copyright text. It would be great if they had their own designated buckets and didn’t just inline float each other Something like what themeforest currently has perfectly communicates the right direction/image i’m thinking of.

ThemeBeans

Oh nice. Let us know how it goes. We’re investigation the footer stuffs you mentioned.

Thanks!

beautiful theme! thanks man – perfect timing

I am having great dificulty finding the: Shortcode Manager via the WordPress editor

can you help? thanks

ThemeBeans

OK, if you add this to your Custom CSS module – via the Theme Options Panel (or your style.css stylesheet) it’ll touch the plugin up a bit.

.flare-vertical { margin-left:0px!important; width: 60px; left: 20px!important}

Default-user

hey man – that just shifted them to the left – the ‘like’ box is still being cut off – https://www.dropbox.com/s/a9nrqc0u3ty2uoy/Screen%20Shot%202013-04-26%20at%207.10.58%20PM.png

ThemeBeans

Oh I’m not sure how that part is being pulled. That’s straight from the plugin itself. If I grab a second ill see if I can debug that. You should contact them and see if they have a fix that they know of.

araize Purchased

Does this theme offer a lightbox feature for images and videos?

ThemeBeans

Hey Araize, we do not include light box functionality in this theme by default.

araize Purchased

1. One more question: Is this theme compatible with the nrelate plugin?

2. When will the “share this” widgets be available? This is critical for social sharing content!!

3. If not, are social sharing plugins compatible??

ThemeBeans

Hey, we have not testing compatibility with that plugin and were looking to upload an update this week with social sharing integrated via the Theme Options Panel. :)

beautiful theme

however there seems to be some difficulty with the ‘Flare’ social media plugin

i think there may be a compatability issue with spacing?

please see the image, as you can see the ‘Like’ or ‘Tweet’ area is being cut off

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qdknltd16uib2zt/Screen%20Shot%202013-04-20%20at%2011.21.53%20PM.png
Default-user

how did you go man?

ThemeBeans

Still working it. Soon :)

Default-user

cheers – let me know when its live mate!

acsandi1 Purchased

This is a beautiful theme, congrats!

I love the “editor’s note” feature in Words! would you consider adding it to Acute as well? Thanks!

ThemeBeans

Awesome, glad you like it!

The column structuring between the two is quite different (Words has the small area already for the author avatar) but I’ll see what I can do!

:)

acsandi1
acsandi1 Purchased

That would be great, thanks! I’ve never seen a feature like that in other themes and it would be awesome to have that Acute! Crossing fingers:)

First of all: I love this theme! I saw it and immediately purchased it!

However, I have some questions / requests / suggestion / whatever you want to call it:

- I would really appreciate a post format for SoundCloud – will there be one in future updates? I know I could use the embed-code, but in my opinion the standard-embed-look isn’t simple enough. I’d like to have maybe just the file and author name and the waveforms.. something like this.

- I’d also appreciate a “Follow me”-button for SoundCloud

- How can I change the “highlight”-color? In the dark desgin the menu’s or post-title’s highlight-color is cyan-like. I’d like to have it in the bright green, like the “continue reading”-buttons are in

- I’d like to have a “Like”-button, similar to Facebook’s, with a possibility to give a “thumbs up” or to “heart” a post. If you’re not planning to build something like that for a future update, do you know a PRETTY plugin for options like this? Until now I couldn’t find one, that fits my claims. It should be clean and easy, minimalistic

- The List-option doesn’t work correctly, or I’m really dumb – both are possible :D The option does nothing, neither generate a list-icon, yet indent the text or similar like that

- It’s not possible to post multiple images side by side. After an image a paragraph is inserted automatically and then the next one image follows – how can i fix that?

- I’d like to center my chosen header-logo – how do i do that?

- My header-logo is automatically set to the wordpress-log-in-screen, but it’s much too large for this area. Is it possible to manually adjust the displayed size of the log-in-screen-image?

- I’m using the dark Acute design. On one page I’ve added some toggles, but they aren’t directly adjacent to each other, between each one of them exists a small blank line. If I change the design to the light-version it works fine, just like in your theme-demo. Is it possible to understand what I’m talking about?

Pow,.. I’ve nearly written a novel. I guess you’ve already figured out that I’m not really a Wordpress-pro. Nonetheless I hope my questions aren’t too annoying and you’re willing to help me :) are you?

Also please excuse my probably bad english. Greetings from Germany ;)

acsandi1 Purchased

Hi guys! When I try to delete a “Response” message I get the following errors:

Warning: require_once(.../wp-content/themes/Acute-v1.0.5/lib/admin/forms/contact-form.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in .../wp-content/themes/Acute-v1.0.5/lib/admin/forms/admin.php on line 410

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '...wp-content/themes/Acute-v1.0.5/lib/admin/forms/contact-form.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in .../wp-content/themes/Acute-v1.0.5/lib/admin/forms/admin.php on line 410

I only get this message, when I click on the “Trash” text under the message. If I delete the message by selecting the checkbox it works fine, but you might want to look into this problem:)

ThemeBeans

Thanks for the heads up – will definitely investigate this.

Cheers! Rich

acsandi1
acsandi1 Purchased

Hello Rich! I’ve find a few bugs while editing my blog.

- The sliding panel doesn’t work in iPad. I’ve tried to open it in Safari and Chrome, but no success.

- On my iPhone, the post tags and categories don’t appear (on desktop it’s working fine).

- When I insert a photo inside a post which it’s not 760px wide, it’s always left aligned, even when I set it to be centered.

ThemeBeans

Hey, the panel wouldn’t work in iPad because it needs to be “hovered” on to activate it. (Not quite possible just yet).

For the post meta on small screens, we also added a display: none style (in mobile.css – lines 360-365) mostly because it fills up the screen – which is typically already too small – and allows for better consumption of the content itself. You can comment/delete that part out though if you’d like.

I’ll look into the photo thing :)

Cheers!

The theme would be perfect if it had a sidebar. :crying:

ThemeBeans

Awh, well if you’re a bit familiar with column structure coding it wouldnt be too hard to move a sidebar like this page: http://demo.themebeans.com/acute/contact in the blog single views. The blogroll index pages wouldn’t flow too well (with the alternating backgrounds) unless you took those off.

Cheers! :)

EdwardBlack

A cilld theme for $5 without alternating background but with sidebar would sell at least 50 times! Maybe this is an Idea for you? :D

ThemeBeans

Ha maybe ;)

It is not evident in your screenshots. I would like to know if LinkedIn icon is included in the social icons for the Author Box.

Nice theme :) Is there a way to place ads or a custon slider (plugin) between the posts?

And is it possible to get the side bar stay in place? open?

Thank you

ThemeBeans

It can be done though custom dev work probably by most WP Developers. And the sidebar can be modified as well.

Hello ThemeBeans!

I’ve trying to use custom forms but there is some issues I couldn’t solve.

In my contact page, the form works fine, the email reach my inbox but the response page gives me 3 errors as feedback.

Warning: array_keys() expects parameter 1 to be array, boolean given in /nfs/c10/h02/mnt/146124/domains/vidafloral.flaviz.com.br/html/wp-content/themes/acute/lib/admin/forms/form.php on line 606

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /nfs/c10/h02/mnt/146124/domains/vidafloral.flaviz.com.br/html/wp-content/themes/acute/lib/admin/forms/form.php on line 606

Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /nfs/c10/h02/mnt/146124/domains/vidafloral.flaviz.com.br/html/wp-content/themes/acute/lib/admin/forms/form.php:606) in /nfs/c10/h02/mnt/146124/domains/vidafloral.flaviz.com.br/html/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 876

Could you help me with this one? My stage site you can find over http://vidafloral.flaviz.com.br/contato/

Thanks in advance! Cheers from Brazil!

Flaviz

ThemeBeans

Mhmm that’s craziness haha. Sure; when I went to submit the form, this is all that came up on my side: http://thmbns.co/Ox1O

Are you able to reproduce it?

Rich Bean Support Team

Default-user

Sorry Guys, it’s happening because I installed another form plugin. The Acute custom form shows the same problem above.

ThemeBeans

I’m still not catching an error there. Are you saying the error is from a different form plugin?

id really like it if i could have the demo content you display…then i might be able to get my head around how i place/organise my content, as at the moment im a little confused :S

Laurie

ThemeBeans

Hey Laurie, here’s where you can grab the demo data: http://support.themebeans.com/discussion/98/installing-demo-data

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