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ok , i need one slideshow (image+video) / post lije hte homepage slideshow. Tell me if it’s possible, and i will put title etc… under the slide show, i’m seaching thems for a video catalogue. thxs

sevenspark

Hi mecaman,

As I mentioned before, Agility does not include a video-capable slider at this time, sorry. It is something that may be included in the future. :)

Best,

Chris

I can truly say, this is one of the best (if not the best) theme on TF. Support is AMAZING … You definitely cannot go wrong purchasing this theme for personal use or even for clients.

The author even has a feature requests thread for buyers to recommend what they would like in future updates.

I may be new to WP, but I’ve been developing sites for over 4 years w/ other CMS . And it seems as if this theme doesn’t break with updates that I see with other themes? 3.4 & 3.4.1 updated without a hitch. I just hope this will be the case for more WP future updates.

sevenspark

Hi Joe,

Thanks so much for your kind words! Really glad to hear that you’re enjoying the theme :)

All the best,

Chris

Chris, thank you for the great theme. How do I apply the updates? It would be easier if you included / updated your installation guide with the instruction. BTW , although I appreciate your support and the forum, it seems to add one more step to register / sign-up to get support.

sevenspark

Hi hilalspark,

Glad you like Agility :) To update your theme, just download the new file, unzip it, then upload the theme/agility folder via FTP to overwrite the agility directory on your server’s wp-content/themes directory. I’ll add a section to the guide as well.

Yes, the forum is an extra step, but unfortunately it’s the only way to provide quality free support efficiently. All requests must go through there, for the reasons outlined on the support site :) Hopefully Envato will offer the ability for a better support experience (on-site product support forums or single-sign-on integration) sometime soon!

Best,

Chris

I love the theme! But two things giving me pause: the social media icons are pale to the point of almost not seeing them. Can these be darkened? Also I would like to see clickable images/video included in the slider, even if it’s just a lightbox option or linking to a post. Any possibility of these changes?

sevenspark

Hi Andy,

Thanks, glad you like the theme!

The social media icons appear at 80% opacity – you could increase this to 100, which would darken them a bit. (I think you may have the contrast on your monitor set low – they are somewhat subtle, but certainly visible for me).

Regarding the slider, you can choose whether or not to link the slides (see this video for an overview of creating slides). Sliders created from posts or portfolio items will link to those posts/portfolio items (see the demo for an example: http://agility.sevenspark.com/responsive-slider )

Hope that helps! :)

Chris

Awesome, thanks!!

sevenspark

You’re welcome :)

Will there be AJAX version of portfolio in the future?

sevenspark

Hi rsimko,

Not sure exactly what type of AJAX functionality you’re looking for, but at this point there are no imminent plans to add AJAX functionality to the portfolio.

Best,

Chris

Hello, looks like a great theme. Two questions.

Which Ecommerce plugin do you recommend for use with the Agility theme 1. JigoShop 2. WooCommerce 3. WP E -Commerce 4. Other

Which Translation plugin would you recommend to be use with this theme 1. WPML 2. QTranslate 3. Transposh 4. Other

Cheers Greg

sevenspark

Hi Greg,

Thanks, glad you like the theme :)

Agility has not been designed or tested for use with any eCommerce or translation solution, but my general recommendations would be:

1. Jigoshop. I think it’s the best out there, having worked with the code of several eCommerce plugins. Of course, since Agility is not Jigoshop-ready, you’d need to make those customizations.

2. WPML . The theme is translation-ready so it should work well with WPML .

Hope that helps,

Chris

Hello…I have another question about social media: I need to be able to include social media icons/links (minimally Twitter, Facebook) in each post. For example, if someone plays a video there would be social media icons right there in the popout/lightbox player. Is there a way to achieve this with Agility?

Thanks!

sevenspark

Hi Andy,

That’s not an out-of-the-box feature of UberMenu, but you can actually accomplish social media icons in the lightbox with a javascript edit – see the prettyPhoto demo ( http://www.no-margin-for-errors.com/projects/prettyphoto-jquery-lightbox-clone/#prettyPhoto ) for an example. Though I believe it would take some additional customizations to share that particular video/article (rather than the current page).

There are also a myriad of plugins out there that allow you to insert social media share buttons just about anywhere you like :)

Hope that helps,

Chris

sevenspark

Sorry, I wrote UberMenu but meant Agility :)

Hi Chris, have been watching some of your superb videos on how to use and make components using the theme. I wanted to ask, is there a simple way to add in menu items that can only be seen by people that are registered or have a particular type of login?

thanks in advance.

sevenspark

Hi Bandare,

Thanks for your interest in Agility, glad you’re enjoying the videos :)

There’s no built-in way to conditionally display menu items at this point (though it’s something I’m looking into for my UberMenu plugin, actually). Right now your best option would be to use a filter or a custom menu walker to achieve that. You could also try a plugin like this one: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/menu-items-visibility-control/screenshots/

Hope that helps!

Chris

Bandare

thanks very much. It’s one feature I think would be great by default in wordpress but is not there.

sevenspark

You’re welcome – I agree, it’d be nice – it’d be great if the menu system was made more extensible in general :)

Best,

Chris

Hello! I loved the demo of this theme!

I’ve got some questions:

1 – I plan to create a website with 2 different sections: news and articles. And I want to create both like a blog. What is the best solution to create this? With menu-page (blog) or menu-category? I see in your demo that in Blog appears “continue reading”, but in homepage (footer) the text is not complete and there isn’t “continue reading”. And the page of Blog is different of others. Is possible to menu-category and the category page be equal to Blog (but only with category posts?). And the Blog only show category “blog” and not the others?

2 – In the demo, when I click on pictures they open bigger or open a video. Is possible to open the post, instead of the bigger picture? (for example, could be great MOVEMBER AT ENVATO used to contact. Click on picture and open contact form (other page).

3 – Is possible to create a link on the pictures of the home page big slide?

4 – For example, in STORM TROOPER SHENANIGANS (3 COLUMN ), imagine that we’ve got 31 images. Is possible to separate them (automatically) by 2 or 3 pages?

5 – Maybe, in the future, with the template in my website, I’ll have more questions. For now, as pre-buyer, that’s all. Thank you.

sevenspark

Hi tiagosgd,

Thanks, glad you like the theme :)

1. There’s no built-in way to do this (unless you want to use the category archive pages) – to accomplish that would require customizations of the WordPress Loop query, and perhaps a custom template. It’s not very difficult, but definitely requires customization expertise.

2. You can disable the lightbox so the link goes directly to the page – but you can’t open the page IN the lightbox.

3. Yes, you can control links and enable or disable them. See Sliders & Slides for full details.

4. You can set the number of posts per page. If you set this to “10”, for example, with 31 images, you would end up with 3 pages of 10 images and 1 page of 1. You can learn more about Constructing Portfolios.

Hope that helps,

Chris

Hello! This looks like a fantastic theme. I have a quick question before purchasing: in the “alternate” homepage layout, is it possible to embed a video in the slider? And if so, which services will work? (YouTube? Vimeo?...)

Thank you! Liz

sevenspark

Hi Liz,

Thanks, glad you like the theme :) Sorry, unfortunately it’s not possible to embed a video in the slider at this time.

Best,

Chris

ravi000 Purchased

Hey,

Im happy with the purchase. The page is ready. But I do not get the fonts antialiased. Only IE looks smooth. Chrome and Firefox and Safari looked heavy aliased.

How can I avoid that? Is there an option, or shall I take out HelveticaNeue?

Thanks.

sevenspark

Hi ravi,

Glad you’re pleased with Agility :)

I haven’t seen any anti-aliasing issues with the included fonts – however, font rendering is a function of the Browser, System Setting, and Operating System. There are number of ways to improve anti-aliasing/font-smoothing from the web side of things, but they have a limited impact compared to the browser/system of the client and the capabilities of the font itself.

Here’s a write-up on CSS properties that affect type rendering, and here’s a CSS3 hack for font-smoothing. You can also use the CSS text-rendering:optimizeLegibility property.

Hope that helps! If you have any further questions, please post them in the support forum – thanks! :)

Best,

Chris

Hi, this looks great so far. I’m considering purchasing, except I have one question:

How feasible would it be to have the blog grid more vertically fluid? Like the posts would touch top-to-bottom without much break, and images could be different aspect ratios. Example:

http://imbalance2.wpshower.com
sevenspark

Hi jdmjpg,

Thanks for your interest in Agility :)

While that’s not an out-of-the-box feature, Agility does include the Isotope jQuery plugin which makes it possible to accomplish those layouts. So, with some customizations, it should be possible – however, you’d need a fairly high proficiency in javascript/jQuery to accomplish this efficiently and keep the site responsive.

Hope that helps!

Chris

Great looking theme.

Wondering if you’ll be adding an Accordion shortcode?

sevenspark

Thanks!

Currently there are Toggles, but no true accordion. I’ll look into potentially adding one of those in the future :)

Best,

Chris

Hi – this is definitely the best theme I’ve come across in a while (and I’ve probably looked at severa hundred) and I am on the verge of purchasing it, but have a couple questions:

  • Social media icon visibility* The icons in the top corner are very very very pale. (And I have my brightness set to max) – How can I make them visible enough so that my grandmother would be able to see them? Alternately, is it possible to make them larger? (E.g. are they created with a font?)
  • Is it possible to set the default size for body text to be larger? (Say, the equivalent of 16px?)

Thanks!

sevenspark

Hi andersr,

Thanks so much for your kind words! :)

1. The icons are an image sprite, and I’ve heard this from about 2% of customers – I believe that it’s due to having the contrast set low on your screen. Currently they are at 80% opacity – you could easily increase them to 100%, but that doesn’t make an enormous difference to be honest. I’m looking into replacing the image icon system with a font instead, which would make it much easier to adjust.

2. Yup, you can adjust the font size with a little custom CSS :)

Hope that helps!

Chris

Thanks for getting back to me!

You’ve done an amazing job on this theme, except for those social icons. They are just barely at the threshold of visibility. Considering how important they are, you should really consider making them more clearly visible, and not assume or require perfect contrast/brightness/vision etc for them to display properly.

Anyway, great job on everything else.

sevenspark

Thanks for the feedback, it’s on my to-do list :)

Chris

Clean, beautiful theme! And based on the docs and great narrated videos – it’s easy to tell support is amazing.

I have a question I can’t answer by searching the docs…Is there a URL or button that can show up in the lightbox – or on the portfolio thumb – so that a viewer can either watch the video in the lightbox and/or click to go to the portfolio item details?

Thanks, Michael

sevenspark

Hi Michael,

Thanks for your kind words! :)

Unfortunately there is no way to do that currently without a customization. I like this idea, though, and I’ll put it on my list of enhancements to investigate – hopefully there is a way it can be added.

Best,

Chris

sevenspark

Also, I should mention that it is possible to disable the lightbox so that clicking the image links directly to the posts, in case that is useful for you :)

Chris- I had another question regarding the home page slider…If videos can’t be integrated into the slider directly, is it possible to have a still image/frame in the slider open a lightbox and play a video upon clicking?

Thanks, Michael

sevenspark

Hi Michael,

I expect that it would work, but as I haven’t had any experience with that plugin, I can’t be certain.

The important thing to keep in mind is that you would be using the plugin’s management system; it would not be compatible with Agility’s Slider Constructor, custom Slide type, etc. In other words, it would not replace Agility’s slider functionality; it would add a new slider system altogether which you could then integrate into the theme.

Hope that helps,

Chris

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Chris- Thanks – that’s super helpful. When Agility has built in video-slider support, I’m sure it’ll be amazing, but in the mean time, I think I’ll have to give this a try.

great support – thanks, again!

sevenspark

You’re welcome, glad it helped :)

Chris. Love the theme as a whole. I have a set of customized tweaks that I would like to have made to my instance as my tech skills are limited. Do you offer dev services that you offer by the hour? If so, at what rate?

sevenspark

Hi Chrisdalynyc,

Thanks, glad you like Agility! My friends over at WerkPress can help you with any customizations you need to make – just fill out this form on my support site and they’ll get in touch! :)

All the best,

Chris

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thanks Sevenspark. you folks are the best

sevenspark

You’re welcome :)

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