Discussion on Bar + Grill: Restaurant & eCommerce Theme for WP

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cmspamt Purchased

I cannot seem to add a page as my homepage. It is only taking my latest posts. Usually it is in the customize section of the themes and it is not there. How do I do this?

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi CMS! You can do this from the Settings > Reading panel – that’s actually how all themes should do it as it’s the standard way of changing the homepage in WordPress (theme authors here actually aren’t even allowed to override this in any new theme submissions anymore).

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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OK….let’s try this again. Could you find the time to update the following….since updates can mess up a current site, I really only want to update when there’s a real benefit.

/*/ CHANGELOG : BAR + GRILL /*

Hasn’t been updated since May….you had several updates since then

thanks

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi Mandy!

I’ll be updating this (along with the theme plugins) today – thanks a ton for the note about the changelog!

B

MDNW
MDNW Author

(oh, and as a side note – you can always view the up to date Changelog.txt file inside the actual theme folder – I’m a lot more religious about updating that file in the event that you need and answer ASAP and our text revisions haven’t been approved yet by the reviewers here.)

Default-user

yeah yeah yeah…..next time I’ll just email your newborns…hahaha

MDNW
MDNW Author

Lol – I’d settle just for ordering them to take a nap ;) New theme version going up as we speak – I’ll update the changelog right after.

Default-user

you lied….mannnnn…..you never updated the changelog….I am on vacation WORKING and went to see if I should upgrade but noooooooo update….just paste it here

Default-user

Okay….I took the chance on the update hoping that one of my suggested changes were made…..but it wasn’t….how comes?

You added a while ago the ability to add a BG image to the pages….but the ONLY place where it doesn’t work is in the center area of the HOME page….it has to be white, or another odd looking color that now doesn’t match the “image” being used in the other areas? Any chance of adding this soon? I would really allow a page to look more seamless with continuity

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Fairweb Purchased

Hi,

I have changed the text menu page to a 2/6 + 1/6 + 1/2 but it shows me 1/2 + 2/6 + 1/6 and the content is not in line. In visual composer the layout is shown right but when I save the page everything is messed up.

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi Fairweb! Is there any chance you have a link that I can check out on this one?

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JaredC3 Purchased

Cannot Update visual composer. Major text block error as previously stated in comments.

“An error occurred while updating WPBakery Visual Composer: Update package not available.”

Using Wordpress 3.9.1

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi Jared! Visual Composer handles licensing totally independently of this theme (we’re allowed to include the plugin, but we can’t include automatic updates) – As such, we include the latest version that we deem stable with the theme, but if you want to have “automatic updates”, you need to pick up a license from them :) That said, we do release bi-weekly plugin updates in most cases, and I’m about to release the next update early this week.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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Re this post over a month ago for THEME OPTIONS page is BLANK I have the same problem. Any solutions?

“CrownedOne PURCHASED 1 month ago Flag The Theme Options area is blank. Even after putting in the Optiontree import. The site data is updated but still nothing shows in the Theme Options. When we click save in the Theme Options, then all the updates from the Optiontree import disappear. So right now there is no way for us to customize the theme.”

Default-user

It is stopping me from adding the social site links such as facebook and the site logo all of which is a must for the site.

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi Katrina! Checking into it right now – what version of WordPress and the theme are you using btw?

Default-user

wordpress 3.9.1 usng bar and grill theme naked

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi Katrina! Can you send me a login over our profile page contact form? I’d need to take a closer look at this to see what exactly is going on. Thanks!

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patches Purchased

Hi everyone-

Like a lot of people here, I need help with the demo content. The button “import pages and posts” under theme appearance… Doesn’t exist! What should I do?

I tried the manual import as well and it has errors and won’t work either. I’m on WP 3.9 and I’ve tried everything. Please help!

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi Patches!

We’re actually recommending that you manually import the demo XML file using the traditional method (Tools > Import > WordPress – then use the XML file that’s provided with the theme). Let me know if you have any issues with that method, but I just tested it on a test-server and it seemed to work nicely!

Default-user
patches Purchased

Hi MDNW,

Yes of course I tried the manual import- as indicated in the comment above. I also completely deleted my WP install and reinstalled everything and tried again, but it’s still quite a bit off.

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi again! Can you specify “quite a bit off” – We’re pulling the automatic method altogether as it just isn’t as stable as I’d like… but the manual import has worked fine for me so far, so I’d need to know some specifics for how to help out. Either way, I’m here to help and I’ll be glad to lend a hand!

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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Found in your instructions about the Full Width option, thanks, great theme.

Default-user

Full-Width is actually not an option of Page Layout. Is that an issue?

Default-user

Trial and error, fixed, it was under Global Theme Colors, then Outer areabackground color.

MDNW
MDNW Author

Thanks for the update (and waiting for a response all weekend!) Just holler if you have any other issues!

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What font is used for the Skinned Bar&Grill logo. It is white lettering with orange background.

MDNW
MDNW Author

The name of the font is “Changa One” and it’s under the font selection options on the Theme Customizer :)

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

I am using the skinned version, but can’t figure out how to change the header background color, it is orange right now. Thanks!

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi Dburgi! Did you JUST want to change the header color, or all of the BG color like in the demo? Let me know and I’ll be glad to help out!

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years

Our mobile navigation isn’t working. Top level items continue to go in a never ending loop. Please check our site out here: http://bowmanlandes.com/

and test it on a desktop and mobile device. It’s also very slow when clicking…

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi there! They actually appear to be working for me on my phone and desktop… can you triple check that your cache is all cleared and try again?

boldmovecreative

You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTKpr-WFxkY&feature=youtu.be

Everytime I click the top level to go to the “Our Farm” page, it just keeps opening the sub menu again…

boldmovecreative

Any update? This video was taken on a Android device running Chrome browser.

boldmovecreative

I implemented a small fix for now on our site. However this may be something worth looking at for your other customers – if they are experiencing the same thing. Please refer to the video link above to see the issue in action.

Great theme overall!

MDNW
MDNW Author

Thanks for the update Bold! For some reason whenever you replied to this it kicked it to the bottom of my support feed, so I apologize for the delayed response btw. Just holler if you have any other questions!

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

I can’t get the featured images to show up in blog posts?

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi Inverted! Got a link that I can check out? These should show up pretty much automatically if you’re on the Blog page template.

Default-user

filistix.ca/news

MDNW
MDNW Author

Thanks for the link! So you’d want to actually place your featured images directly into your post where you want them to show up – then use the “more” tag to abbreviate the post text. I’ll add in an “auto insert featured image” option in the next update for ya too though!

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When I donwload then upload I get a notification that says the style sheet missing…...

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DUDE….not feeling the love….I guess from now on I will have to post a new message since this is the easiest way to get you to respond….those poor babies….I hope you’re not ignoring them too ;-)

mandyspizza PURCHASED 22 hours ago you lied….mannnnn…..you never updated the changelog….I am on vacation WORKING and went to see if I should upgrade but noooooooo update….just paste it here Default-user mandyspizza PURCHASED 17 hours ago Okay….I took the chance on the update hoping that one of my suggested changes were made…..but it wasn’t….how comes?

You added a while ago the ability to add a BG image to the pages….but the ONLY place where it doesn’t work is in the center area of the HOME page….it has to be white, or another odd looking color that now doesn’t match the “image” being used in the other areas? Any chance of adding this soon? I would really allow a page to look more seamless with continuity

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi Mandy! This is all updated now :) Check out the theme and the update log.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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hello,

before I buy this theme I want to make sure this theme is responsive. I seen it on my iPhone, but is not responsive…

Andrea

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi Andrea – You’d need to remove the iFrame for the demo to see the full responsive mode, but it is infact responsive :) Try this direct link: barandgrill.mdnw.wpengine.com/

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bhandvisa Purchased

Hi. I’m starting to add pages to my website but have noticed that all of my new pages have the “LEAVE A REPLY” and Comment box at the bottom, plus some random HTML coding. I’ve looked and looked but cannot see where on the dashboard or Theme Options to remove this.

How do I get rid of this altogether? Thanks in advance for our help.

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi there! You can always disable page comments from the actual Page list – each page has a checkbox that allows you to disable comments/discussion.

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This is – by far – one of the worst themes I’ve ever used…!! Support is close to non-existing. I’ve written three times and haven’t received a single feed back!

Today I updated the theme, as I got information that an update was available. I’ve now been working for almost 2 hours to get things to look correct again, only to realize that the Visual Composer is doing something that breaks Revolution Slider. I find it very difficult to believe that this hasn’t been tested before release.

Have to say that I’m a really sad and frustrated customer!!

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi Kim!

This is the first that I’ve heard of Visual Composer effecting Revolution Slider, but I’ll be glad to help out if I can! Can you give me some more details about how you came to this conclusion? Is there an error report or something that I can peek at?

RE: Support – I honestly do my absolute best to answer everyone as quickly as possible! Some weeks are a lot worse than others and I don’t deny that questions fall between the cracks here, but I’m definitely not trying to ignore or hurt anyone’s experience. I’m just one dude trying to answer a lot of questions :)

KimFrederik

> Can you give me some more details about how you came to this conclusion? Is there an error report or something that I can peek at? Unfortunately, there’s no error report… Sliders just doesn’t start, but continue to show the spinner… In fairness I can’t verify if it’s Visual Composer effecting Revolution Slider – it just seem so… Take a look at the website in question: http://kyllingmanden.dk As you can see the slider on the frontpage never initiate.

When I go to the backend, I do see all images etc., but I can’t even preview the sliders. Not even the “Home slider” works any more.

The website was working fine prior to the update, but now it’s broken and I’m very frustrated because I’ve spend so many hours trying to fix this.

I’m a web designer and I’ve worked with several different themes, but I’ve never before experienced anything like this, hence my harsh comment.

Yes – I’d appreciate any help I can get to make the website working again. What information do you want? Where can I forward it to?

KimFrederik

If you wait 3-4 minutes, the sliders will load… In general the site is now terrible slow after the update. I would believe that updates are made for the better, but it’s not the case here!!

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi Kim!

1. The slider actually loads up immediately for me… I just ran a test and the entire page loads up in approximately 5.8 seconds. It could be that you are on a slow connection or you have some sort of browser plugin issue, but so far things look smooth from my side.

Naturally, you can always improve this by using caching plugins, CDNs, and all sorts of other tricks, but the load time doesn’t seem especially long right now.

2. Plugin versions/conflicts. Right now the demo is running both plugins as their latest versions: VC is 4.2.3, RS is 4.5.9 – I haven’t noticed any issues on my side (nor have any other issues been reported yet), but it’s entirely possible that there might be a conflict with another plugin that you have running – or that you’re using an odd set of options that happened to trigger an issue. For instance, I noticed a while back that Revolution Slider just doesn’t handle “turning slides off” very well – I really can’t say why, but if you turn the eyeball off, it triggers a long list of issues that’s within their plugin. With all that said, so much of this depends upon your particular host environment (plugins, PHP versions, etc.) – so the best thing that I can recommend (and this is with all plugin/troubleshooting situations) is to turn off all other plugins, try re-installing the required plugins, and then run testing. Try re-creating a new slider, try re-saving the page options, etc. Hope that helps!

KimFrederik

This is ridiculous… Sorry to be so frank, but of cause it works now… It’s a LIVE website, thus I can’t just leave a client behind with a broken website, so yesterday evening (Central European Time) I was spending 3 hours to get it back to work again. If you had visited the website the day before yesterday (even for 20 hours after I had posted my reply), you would have seen that several media were broke… It worked well until I made the update, hence the frustration from my side.

I’m aware that the Time to First Byte is a bit slow, but that’s because of the web host, where the client have chosen a standard web-hotel, despite my advice to take a better web-hotel.

I also fully understand that this theme is dependent of several plugins – even some that I can’t use, but as soon as I deactivate them, I get the message that they’re required or although I deactivate the plugin, it automatically re-activate. (i.e. Foursquare Venue and Open Table Widget)

Like I mentioned earlier… I’m a webdesigner and I’ve designed and setup several websites, but I’ve never before encountered the issues I’m experiencing with this theme.

I do appreciate that you’re trying to help here, but I remain very frustrated that I’ve had to spend so much time to fix things after I made the update. I will never make that mistake again.

KimFrederik
I just made a Website Speed Test and got the following result: http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/#!/bh1wNB/kyllingmanden.dk This was achieved after I used WP Super Cache
MDNW

Hi Kim!

You can actually disable the plugin “requirements” from the following file:

/wp-content/themes/bar_and_grill/theme-core/theme-plugin-loader.php

Simply remove the lines in the array (or comment them out) for any plugins that you don’t want to be forced to load… or even simpler, set the following to false>

 'required'              => true,

That should definitely help with that issue.

I am sincerely trying to help out and I’m very sorry to hear that the update triggered some media issues with you… if you don’t mind me asking: what did you do to resolve the issues? In the event that anyone else encounters this, I’d very much like to be able to provide a quick fix :)

And as far as load time goes – I get a 1.92 second load time on the link you sent me… is that what you’re seeing? http://tinyurl.com/llm3wgn

You can improve this performance greatly by tweaking the SuperCache settings or using a host that allows for ObectCache’ing (or better yet, a CDN), but that grade seems about right for a vanilla install.

Cheers! B

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