55 comments found

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
rigby80 Purchased

Hi,

I’m trying to use the WP Events Calendar with your theme, but it seems to generate some conflicts in adding an event date and time. I know the problem is between the plugin and your theme because I change to twenty fourteen and all was good. Basically, the date picker and the time picker on the plugin admin panel don’t open. I think it’s a jquery conflict, possibly.

Do you have any suggestion?

Thanks

chrisbit

Hello,

That’s weird! I can’t provide support for third-party plugins, but please send me your site url and WordPress login details via my profile page and I will check if there is a problem in the theme.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
dcg627 Purchased

So I noticed my site (ventutreblend.com) is not as wide as the demo site and can’t tell why. I tried testing it by removing all my custom css, but that did not change the width. I do not have boxed-mode checked.

Thoughts?

chrisbit

Hello dcg627,

I just checked your site (ventureblend.com), but I can’t see any problem. The header is wide and the width of the content area is fixed to 1140px, like the demo. Can you send me via email a screenshot of your site in your browser?

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

Hi! Just testing this awesome theme I found that for some reason the top menu when scrolling is not in the top of the browser screen and it remains an empty space in the middle. I don’t mean when the white margin it leaves when there is no scrolling, I love that, I mean that the stylesheet is not recognizing where to put the menu once is scrolling. Please help me solve this :(

Thank you!

Default-user
wanachu Purchased

Nevermind, just my own mistake! Thank you!

chrisbit

Ok! Thanks for using Alison, let me know if you need any help :)

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
dcg627 Purchased

Is there any way to speed up the time it takes the main slideshow on the homepage to load? I tried updating the js/init.js file to jQuery(document).ready(function() but that didn’t seem to improve anything (I’ve since changed it back to the default).

This section is among the first things people see when loading sites, so I guess I don’t understand why this js is set to load after all other images load. Seems like the content above the fold should load first.

I tried using the jQuery lazy load plugin, but that didn’t help either.

I feel like this is contributing to a high bounce rate.

chrisbit

Hello,

The init.js file is placed in the footer to avoid conflicts with plugins, this is a requirement of Themeforest. If you want to load this script in the header, open the functions.php file and change the “true” value to “false” in the "wp_enqueue_script('Init'...." function (line #156).

Your site load time seems normal to me, the slider must load all the featured images first. But try to optimize your images to reduce their file size and improve the load time of the page.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
dcg627 Purchased

Any plans to add an option to chose the display type (masonry or list/blog style) by category? I’d really like a way to be able to have specific category results show in the list-style of the blog page.

Thanks.

chrisbit

Hey dcg627! There are no plans currently, but it’s easy to change the display type of the archive pages from masonry to list/blog style. Please contact me via my profile page. Thanks. :)

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

Hi is there anyway to speed up the slider http://www.capitalbop.com

chrisbit

Hello! The slider is loaded once all the featured images are ready. You can try to optimize size of the images to improve the loading speed.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
dcg627 Purchased

I love this theme, but am struggling trying to increase the page speed/load times. I tried numerous caching plugins, optimize my images, and tried a couple CDNs, and can’t bring the page speed score (using Google’s tool) above those low 70’s.

Your own demo site scores only a 41 on Google’s PageSpeed tool: http://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/?url=http%3A%2F%2Finibot.com%2Falison%2F&tab=desktop

Pingdom shows my homepage load time at 4 seconds, and shows it being slower than 60% of sites.

chrisbit

Hello,

The page speed depends on many factors, like your server, installed plugins, content, number of images, javascript libraries, etc, which is beyond the scope of support. I tested my site on PageSpeed tool with the default WordPress theme and I don’t see any real difference, considering it’s a more basic theme compared with Alison.

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • United Kingdom

I am in love with thi theme! When you say there’s no support for Commerce, does that mean it doesn’t work or that you can’t help with any issues with it? Sadly i def need WC to work on the site :[

chrisbit

Hey there, :)

I have not tested the theme with WooCommerce or any other eCommerce plugin, so I cannot guarantee full functionality or provide support for third party plugins. Thanks for your interest. Regards.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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dcg627 Purchased

Is there a way (even if it’s modifying some code) I can remove the scrolling on the homepage slideshows and have the images be clickable (linking to the post)?

Thanks.

chrisbit

Hello! Yes, it’s possible. Please send me an email through my profile page so I can send you the details. Thanks.

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

the demo displays a dark and light title/description/metadata on the home page and a light title/description/metadata on the archive pages …

i’m assuming all title/description/metadata areas can be changed to dark or any color combo …

yes/no …

thanx

chrisbit

Hello,

No sorry, only the posts in the Popular Posts widget and the Carousel Posts section (“Newest Reviews” and “Latest Videos” on the demo) have a dark title/description/metadata. All other posts (latest posts section, blog, archive pages) have a light title/description/metadata.

Default-user

so does the theme have :

1. custom css 2. child theme

thanx

chrisbit

1) From the theme options panel you can add custom CSS code. 2) The theme doesn’t include a child theme.

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

how does the theme deal with thumbnails …

does it default to featured image …

does it use first post image …

does it offer either option …

thanx

chrisbit

The thumbnails are generated from the featured image. Thanks for your interest in Alison. Please let me know if you have further questions.

Default-user

does alison produce its own video thumbnails or does the user upload his own thumbnail for a video post

chrisbit

Do you mean the thumbnails in the “Latest Videos” section? There is no difference, the thumbnail is generated from the featured image of the post.

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • United Kingdom

Hi! Just bought the theme, everythings going pretty good, but i’m having a problem with the featured post slider.

Do you have to make sure each featured image is the exact same size for them to fit? I keep getting gaps between the images. I’ve attached a screenshot to show you what i mean > http://imgur.com/LsPtYuX

Also, i have it set to 2 for the top slider and 3 for the bottom, but on the top row when there are 2 posts you can still click right and it shows a blank space? Should the function to move not be disabled when only showing two posts? And when i want to add a different post to the slider, do i have to remove one of the other ones first? When i create a new post and click on “featured post>top slider” does it not automatically replace the oldest? Do i have to go into the post that i want to remove and manually unclick “featured post” ?

Thank you :)

chrisbit

Hi, thanks for purchasing Alison! :)

You just have to use a featured image larger than 650×520 for the slider, so that WordPress can generate a proper thumbnail. However, if your images were uploaded before the theme was activated, you will need a plugin like Regenerate Thumbnails to resize your existing images.

The slider navigation should be disabled if there are only 2 posts, so it could be an issue; can you provide your site url or contact me via my profile page to take a look? Oh, and no, you don’t need to remove the old featured posts when you want to add new ones.

Panicdots

Ahh, thanks for the quick reply! Re-gening thumbnails now, thank you.

I should add that i am adding posts to the featured slider, but they’re not showing up. That’s why i thought id to go and disable them manually first.

The site is www.panicdots.com

Thank you!

chrisbit

Have you added a featured image to these featured posts? About the navigation issue, it seems that this is caused by a conflict with Disqus. To fix it, go to the Disqus settings (Comments -> Disqus -> Plugin settings) and check the “Template Conflicts” option.

Panicdots

Yeah, all posts have a featured image. :S

chrisbit

And they are currently published? I checked your site and I noticed that your posts in the first slider are the latest ones. Note that the slider does not show the posts with “draft” or “pending” status.

Panicdots

Yes, of course. Sorry i’m working on it between chatting to you. I think the Discus issue was preventing the new posts coming through! But, they are now and thumbnails are looking great! The only thing i’d want now is to be able to make the categories full width! After that i’d leave you alone forever!

I just noticed this in the bottom left of all the pages “en_Us” ??

chrisbit

Don’t worry, let me know if you have further questions :) But I’m not sure I understand what you mean with the “categories full-width”, could you give me more details?

Panicdots

I’d rather not have a sidebar when i click on “music” or “entertainment” I only really want a sidebar when in a single post. :)

Panicdots

Ignore that “en_Us” issue, it’s a Facebook like plugin.

chrisbit

Oh, there’s no option for that, but it’s easily possible to remove the sidebar from the archive pages (categories, tags, etc). Please send me an email through the contact form on my profile and I’ll send you the details.

Panicdots

You are a legend.

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
anmith88 Purchased

Is there any way to replace the “Home” menu item for a logo? I have tried it myself but can’t get it to work.

chrisbit

Hello there,

Yes, it would be easy to replace the home link. Please email me through my profile page and I’ll help you with this.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years

Hello, Can I create a child-theme with Alison ?

Is it possible to put soundcloud songs easily ?

Thank you.

chrisbit

Hello, thanks for your interest in Alison!

The theme package doesn’t include a child theme, but yes, you can create one yourself. There is no any special integration with Soundcloud, but I think there are some plugins that can help you with that.

Please let me know if you have further questions :)

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • United Kingdom

Hey man, i’ve another blog that i really want to use your share buttons on. I don’t understand how to? Is it a plugin or how do i use them? Am i allowed? :)

chrisbit

Hey there, Yes, but the buttons were designed for the theme, it’s not a plugin. Try to check the “info-share” div in content-single.php. The icons are provided by the IcoMoon font.

Panicdots

Ahhh ok, I’ve no idea what that stuff really means. I’ll have a google around! Thanks anyway! :))))

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