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Nice blog theme! GLWS! :)

Looks great, good luck with sales.

Kind Regards,
Bedros

Perfect theme!

The good one! GLWL

Looks very pretty – we really need more content-driven themes in the genre of medium.com. Great stuff.

Pre-Purchase Question RE: the hamburger icon (menu icon on the right) – can we set the theme to show the hamburger at all times to make nag. more intuitive? Specifically

1) On pages, including blog page – the hamburger is static when you scroll, and always shows like the logo

2) On posts, when you scroll, can the hamburger show in the nav bar that appears when scrolling (with vertical list of menu items)

Showing the hamburger all the time would make navigation more intuitive…

EckoThemes

Hey marsattacks,

Thanks for your comments.

Due to some menus being large it caused overflow issues when the navigation was placed in the floating header, so a ‘Back to Top’ button was added in the bottom left to quickly get back to it.

I’ll look into implementing a fixed navigation option in the next update.

Very nice theme. GLWS

cool clean theme GLWS ;)

Tried to view demo, but it says your website is down?

Ray

EckoThemes

Hey Ray,

I’m having no issues on my end which is odd. Maybe try the direct link at http://astrowp.ecko.me

Let me know if you’re still having a problem with the above.

WOAH! I like the design but why the huge discrepancy in price between the $16 Ghost theme and the $35 Wordpress theme?

EckoThemes

Hey luc9488,

The WordPress platform is much more complex and comes with many more features than Ghost. Development for this takes time, and thus requires a higher price tag. Some extra features include: Tag & Category Pages, Archive Page, Author Profiles, Multi-Author Support, Self-hosted Comments, Plugin Support, Widgets, Search, Themes Options Page, Translation Support, Integration with Admin Panel etc.

That being said, $35 is the lowest price bracket of WordPress themes on ThemeForest. All ghost conversions will be selling for minimum of $35. I can assure you the time invested justifies the price tag of the item in comparison to the Ghost version.

I can’t for the life of me, find the demo anywhere… the button here takes me to your blog, the post on your blog takes me to a nice writeup about it, but no link to an actual demo.

EckoThemes

Thats not my blog, what you’re looking at is the blog theme preview, the posts are example content.

I’m testing out this theme on my iPad, and the Facebook/Twitter share buttons on the bottom of each post don’t seem to work. Seems to function as expected using Chrome on my Mac, but not on the iPad.

EckoThemes

Hey MikeLemovitz,

I’ll look into this. Thanks for reporting the issue.

EckoThemes

I’ve tested this on an iPad Air running iOS 7.1 and an iPhone running iOS 7. On both devices I’m having no issues with the share buttons.

The share buttons open a new window, maybe your browser settings have this disabled?

If possible, could you send some more information about the issue to support@ecko.me, with your device model and software version.

Thanks.

Hi there,

Any chance you could put up some screen shots of the options or a link?

I’m just keen to see what I can customise easily

Cheers!

Really nice. Is it possible to customise the main page so that I could have a background or section image / header?

What muggz said – would be nice to see what features we can customise

EckoThemes

Hey cgorion,

Thanks for your comments.

You can set a global background image which will be used throughout the blog, but currently there is no way to set a featured title on the index page.

Heres a link to a screenshot of the options.

I cant really understand, does it has a sidebar so I can place widgets and ads? I see on homepage the sidebar or whatever it is, stays fixed on the same position… Please explain I need to know before I buy

EckoThemes

Hey dinko1,

There are two widget areas in the footer, which is shown on every page. There is also one widget area on the index profile sidebar, and this is only shown on the index (post list).

Hello

If a “global background image” is set, can background images be changed for featured posts?

I love that the theme is content driven, but the ability to add a featured image on the home page would be the icing on the cake.

Cheers!

EckoThemes

Hey josefstevens,

The background image option simply changes the entire background on the blog. You can set a feature post image using the upload option on the post creation page (for each individual posts).

Currently there is no way to add a feature image to the homepage, but its been requested a few times and I may consider adding the feature in the near future.

I’ll keep you updated.

josefstevens

Thanks for the reply. A purchase awaits the addition the featured image on the home page! :-)

Hey,

great and simple Theme. But i have a small Issue: I cant write German umlauts in the post-title…

Thanks guy!

EckoThemes

Hey ThemeBeards,

Thanks for your comments.

Send me an email to support@ecko.me and I’ll get this sorted for you.

This is absolutely breathtaking. Thanks so much for all your hard work. $35 is a steal for this design.

Default-user

Even better than I thought after playing with it. I thought I was going to have to apply tags for the cool header change, manually set a featured image for the large image, etc. Nope – all of that is auto-detected. This is truly brilliant.

EckoThemes

Thanks! Glad your enjoying the theme. Your comment just made my day.

If you have any queries, you can contact me via email support@ecko.me.

I’ve been looking for a theme like this! This looks really well done and thought out. Congrats!

I do have 2 questions..

1. The title of each blog post in the top bar seems to be positioned a little oddly here: http://glui.me/?i=wwi4cnki57npypa/2014-04-20_at_12.54_PM.png/ Is there any option to choose a different location for the blog title in the top bar?

2. I noticed that the main menu actually shows when you rollover on the icon, and then disappears if your mouse pointer moves away too much. Is there any alternate way to show the main menu? Or maybe a way to show it at all times?

EckoThemes

Hey alikapadia,

Thanks for your comments.

The left side of the article bar will present the current header section you are reading, while the right will show the title of the post. Currently there is no option to change the position of the title, however, if you wanted it to be on the left side I could provide you with instructions on how to change this manually.

As for the navigation, it is possible to get the navigation to always be shown, but this will require some small custom CSS that you can paste in the admin panel of your WordPress install.

If you decide to purchase Astro, send me an email to support@ecko.me and I’ll send you information above.

Great theme! I was just about to purchase it until I noticed a couple of drawbacks: 1. The hamburger icon/menu doesn’t show at all on mobile and tablet devices, so my extra pages like “about” or “contact me” wouldn’t show. 2. The “X minutes left” doesn’t work properly – it should show how long it takes you to read the article, not how long it takes you to read the whole page – at the moment, until you hit the very bottom of the page, it still says “1 minute left” – it’s a minor detail, but still one I can’t help but notice. Any help on these please? Thanks!

EckoThemes

Hey berny90,

When the visitors device resolution is too restrictive (such as on mobile), the navigation moves into the footer of the page.

The majority of the time the end of the page is the end of the article/post, but when loading comments it does seem to extend the timer. Seems like a minor issue that I will address in the next update.

If you have any other questions let me know, the best way to contact me is via email support@ecko.me

Great theme! I was just about to purchase it until I noticed a couple of drawbacks: 1. The hamburger icon/menu doesn’t show at all on mobile and tablet devices, so my extra pages like “about” or “contact me” wouldn’t show. 2. The “X minutes left” doesn’t work properly – it should show how long it takes you to read the article, not how long it takes you to read the whole page – at the moment, until you hit the very bottom of the page, it still says “1 minute left” – it’s a minor detail, but still one I can’t help but notice. Any help on these please? Thanks!

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