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Is it possible to add a specific excerpt to a post? Other themes have an ‘excerpt’ field on each individual post page. I don’t see how to do that on Astrum. Nothing in documentation either. My client has asked for very specific excerpts for each post that need to be done by hand. These exceprts would need to also accept simple HTML tags like

... you can do this in other themes.

Of course you can add excerpt in Astrum, it’s not theme function, it’s WordPress function. Be sure you have checked “Excerpts” box in Screen Options in post editor http://en.support.wordpress.com/screen-options/

Thanks for pointing that out. Worked great.

Hello. I’m very happy with my purchase of Astrum.

Though i have a issue, when i try adding a sidebar to the woocommerce shop page, or the category page. It does not work?

Also the shop page, does not get affected when i change the header to alternative header. Which is also annoying me.

It’s like it doesn’t react when im adding a sidebar. But it works fine on normal pages and such.

I hope you can help me fix this issue. Thank you.


The woocommerce shop uses ‘Shop’ sidebar, and for category page it’s not possible to select custom sidebar, it always uses ‘Default Sidebar’

as for the header issue, there’s currently update for Astrum waiting to be approved by TF, and it fixes that issue (and some others)


I am using the Astrum theme at http://sterling-testing.com/

At some point my css (mainly in the footer) stopped working, telling me there were page validation issues. One of the errors is supposedly that there are two id=”s” in id=”search-form” ... maybe that is causing my problem? How can I enable a search engine in main upper navigation without having this error? Thanks for wonderful theme.

I see MY mistake in the css that cleared up my footer coloring issues. In an unrelated issue, the page still receives some validation errors like: “Line 138, Column 143: Element link is missing required attribute property”, which is referring to the Google font (raleway) installation (line 145) in the slider. The w3c spec says the <link> element needs a ‘itemprop’ property when it is used within the . In regards to the site properly displaying on all media, is this something I should worry about?

Hi no, there’s nothing to be worry about, with that kind of complex site, with the advanced slider and other features it’s almost impossible to keep 100% validated site. And even some errors or warning won’t have effect on the site appearance.

For the double inputs with id=”s”, unfortunately it’s the only way to have working search form in WordPress, so if you want to have two on one page it’s how it has to be.

For the ‘itemprop’ property error, it’s returned by Revolution Slider which is 3rd party plugin and I’m not able to change it.

Anyway, 99% of problems with CSS not working is the problem with CSS, not page validation.


Hi, I want to use the image in your slider demo. Can i use it in my site? Thanks!

May i have the link of the guy in the slider where it has thumbs up and no hair

I’m posting my second comment as a new one incase it got lost being a reply to our previous discussion.

Hello again and thanks for the quick reply!

I wanted to ask something else. In the shortcodes section of the sample site, “regular tables” are listed as an option but I can’t seem to find them. Can you point me to the right direction please?

Hi, there’s no shortcode for this, it’s just simple HTML table.

Oh I see. Then maybe it shouldn’t have been with the rest of the shortcode elements. That’s misleading. Nor should it have been listed as a theme-feature, since essentially anything is possible with the use of HTML.

What would be the point of shortcode for plain HTML table? it would be redoing <table> with [table]. Unnecessary slowing website.

Hello, I have just installed astrumto my site. In installation guide there was not anything about WooCommerce, actually I do not need it, but when I started to import XML file with demo congis, I have got: Import WordPress Failed to import pa_multiselect-attributes Camera Lenses, SRL Cameras Failed to import shop_order_status cancelled Failed to import shop_order_status completed Failed to import product_type external Failed to import shop_order_status failed Failed to import product_type grouped Failed to import shop_order_status on-hold Failed to import shop_order_status pending Failed to import shop_order_status processing Failed to import shop_order_status refunded Failed to import product_type simple Failed to import product_type variable Failed to import product_cat Biking Failed to import product_cat Clothing Failed to import product_cat Photography Failed to import product_cat Sport Failed to import product_cat Traveling

Then when I went through settings in manual, I still did not get the same view as in demo site.

Actually content of home page is just [template id=”880”], but in page builder there are no such templates (no templates at all).

I use just clean installation of latest WP (3.7.1) with only recommended for astrum plugins.

In 3-4 days I have a demo of my product at the conference, and I need my site looking in the same way as on demo (at least structurely). I do not have time to study all power (it is!) of theme, I just want to change a content of pages, and run a site.

Please help me.

Found answer for Home at second page, provided by theme author, this fixes last problem I had:

Hi, there’s no way to disable it unless you’re using page with “Home Page Template”. You can of course hide it using CSS, if you want to do this for all pages you need to add to Custom CSS box in Theme Options:

titlebar {display: none;}

if you want to do it for specific page, you need to add

.page-id-122 #titlebar {display: none;}

where 122 is ID of example page

Then now I would like to say “Thank you” for such brilliant theme, it is very robust, I use WP for 5-6 years, but usually use just simple static themes, and now for me this theme is just opening of new dimension of WP, it is very impressive.

Could you recommend plugin/system for newsletters?

Hi there! I’m really sorry I couldn’t help you earlier and save you the troubles with configuring themes, but I had free weekend :) But I’m glad you’ve solved your problems.

For the newsletter I recommend signing up to MailChimp http://mailchimp.com/ – it’s free upto 2k subscribers and 12,000 emails per month. If you’ll install this widget http://wordpress.org/plugins/mailchimp-widget/ you’ll be able to use Astrum MailChimp widget which is the one you see on Demo Page.

And to clarify, the WooCommerce is not required. My guess is the first time you didn’t have PageBuilder activated so the templates were not imported, or some other thing went wrong, but I’m sure by default tempaltes will be imported without WooCommerce, as they are separated records.

Also for Home page with slider you should have selected Home Page template, and slider should be selected in Theme Options.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask, or contact me via email/support ticket

Kind regards,

Lukasz Purethemes.net

Is there a way to default zoom the google Map?

Is there a way to default zoom the google Map?

Hi, yes, please edit file astrum/inc/shortcodes.php and in line 1087 you’ll find
zoom: 13,
just change 13 to value you want.


I am interested in your theme.

It runs smoothly in wordpress multisite (WPMU)? What can you say about it?

Hi, yes, I’m using WPMU for all my themes demos and it runs without any problems. Cheers

Trying to import your sample content and it freezes half way through. I then have to refresh the page to get it to continue. Once complete there is no imported content in many of the pages, particularly the contact page which just displays: [template id=”1346”].

Any ideas why?

Thanks Steve

Thanks. One further question I have relates to the revolution slider. I’m going with the boxed layout. Yet I cannot get a fixed slider image to respond to a mobile layout. Is there a setting I’m missing?

Hi, did you set it as it’s in the documentation?

Yes, exactly. A change was required in another area of Wordpress to make the layout fixed, even though that had already been set in the documented area. Thanks for your reply though.

Hello! :) Can anyone give me a screenshot of how the blogposts’ block looks on the homepage? I think it didn’t use to exist when the demo was made…

Thanks a bunch!

Hi, it looks exactly the same as the Recent Work on demo. Cheers

Hi, I have followed the directions in making a slider as is in this link to get full page layout


But the layout is still boxed, please help.

I guess the custom image should be 1180×450, otherwise it will be resized.

Would you mind going to my url provided. It seems as if on my computer screen the slideshow stretches out the image but as I resize the window smaller the image goes back to it’s desired size. Is there anyway to prevent it from automatically scaling up in size?

You can either switch slider to Fixed size, not Auto Responsive, or (what would be better) create it from scratch, as you’re not utilizing it’s full potential. In Revolution Slider, you can create layers with images, so for example the first slide http://www.imlikeastar.com/goldson/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/slider01.jpg should be made from 4 different images, the background image, which could be stretched and you woudn’t see much loss in quality, and two images with doctors, one image with button, and one with arrow. The text would be a Text Layer. In that case the slider would adjust all the layers to show them in best quality and in correct positions no matter what the size of window is.

Hello !

Since the last update my “client carroussel” doesn’t show logos any more… I spend a lot of time trying to resolve this problem, but I didn’ find solution.

Can you help me please.

It’s on the bottom of my home page http://lebioche.cluster014.ovh.net/


please open a private ticket on my support forum http://purethemes.ticksy.com/ with login details to your wp-admin, I’ll check what’s wrong.

Great theme, however I have a question. How do I resize the logo for the mobile version, secondly the mobile version does not show up on a internet explorer on a mobile device. Thanks

I’ve checked it on Nokia Lumia 620 and it worked fine, as for the mobile menu, it will be resized by a theme


Looks like Client Carousel powered by Showbiz Pro does not work on latest version of Wordpress 3.7.1. Carousel logos disappear after recent upgrade. Is there any way to fix this?


please open a private ticket on my support forum http://purethemes.ticksy.com/ with login details to your wp-admin, I’ll fix it for you before update will be released. Sorry!

I noticed that there are problems with responsive. While surfing from smartphones page all of a sudden turns white.

I hope this problem will be solved in the next update. For the moment they are not serious about buying.


Samsung Galaxy S2 – OS Android 4.1.2

Tested on Galaxy S3, HTC Sensation and Lumia 620 and no problems at all, have you tried direct link without the top frame? http://astrum.purethemes.wpengine.com

yes, I tried it without the top frame


I wanna translate the theme into spanish. How can i do it in a quickly way? i supposed this theme was multilanguage isnt it?

Thank you!!

Hi check the Translation here http://www.docs.purethemes.net/astrum/#translation_and_customization If you want to have two language versions (or more) you’d need to use WPML plugin. Cheers

Hello once again!

Again thanks for the awesome theme and great support.

I would like to know if there is a way of changing the font on the menu items. Keep in mind that the site is in Greek so the font has to support Greek characters.

Thank you in advance for your time!

That of course is possible but would require some customization of theme, and you’d have to find webfont that is capable of displaying Greek characters. Many services providing webfonts have their own tools or plugins for applying those fonts.

Hi, on the demo site (demo/?theme=astrum) i see on footer four boxes line with About, Twitter, Get in Tocuh and Newsletter. I installed Astrum with demo (import.xml) data and i can’t see newsletter box. What is wrong?

Hi, those are widgets, you can add them in Appearance -> Widgets, the Astrum Newsletter widget requires ‘MailChimp Widget’ installed, and it works only for MailChimp

Hi! Update 1.0.7 is available!

Changelog 1.0.7:
* Fixed clients shortcode and block
* Added 'zoom' attribute to google map shortcode
* Fixed image responsiveness in tabs
* Latest RevolutionSlider