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Working with a child theme is proving more difficult than it should.

The child theme style sheet in the source is at line 8, while the theme default styles load much later in the 30’s. (wordpress seo plugin is in between)

I prefer to work with the child theme rather than the custom css box in the theme options. Is there an easy way to load the child theme later, or the default css before the child theme css?

ThemeBlvd

Hello,

Did you use the example Child theme included with the theme? If so, it includes a stylesheet after everything. If you started from your own Child theme, then just check out the sample’s functions.php and it will show you how (this sample child theme was in your original download package).

In addition to the method in the example child theme, you can place a stylesheet wherever you want from your Child theme as any plugin could. It’s just a matter of when, and at what priority, you hook in your function that enqueue’s your styles.

http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_enqueue_style
Geekspecialties

Thanks – I copied the files from the included child theme, but for some reason skipped the assets folder. Guess I’m just used to working directly with WP’s default structure.

I see it now makes sense, I will just edit that style sheet.

Thanks for the thorough response.

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Hi,

I’ve a problem when moving wordpress from a subdomain to the root folder of the account. I followed this instructions and used the velvet plugin for update urls. Everything works fine except the sliders and the homepage layout (builded with layout builder) that appears empty. In the sliders section appears the list of all sliders correctly, but each slider results empty. Same problem for the layout builder.

Which could be a good solution to avoid rebuilding sliders and layout? thank you very much

ThemeBlvd

Hello,

You need to be aware of what’s happening when you transfer your database and start editing it. Much of the data how WordPress stores it is serialized in your database and so if you’re simply doing find/replace in an SQL fiile you can mess that up. I have no idea how the velvet plugin works, but it sounds like it’s messing that up.

This is the only tutorial I’m personally aware of that takes this into account properly (although I’d imagine there are more out there):

http://interconnectit.com/124/search-and-replace-for-wordpress-databases/

Basically it’s just a PHP file that you temporarily upload to your site. Then you go to it and use it to change the URLs in your database. Then you delete the file.

Default-user

thanks for the reply, I did some transfering tests, in one of these case I used search-and-replace plugin. But the result is the same. The problem appears even before using plugins that modify databses. This moving process dosen’t consists phisically in a database transfer, but only in changing folder and update URLs. hope could be useful.

some suggestion? thank you very much.

ThemeBlvd

I’m honestly not sure then. I’ve actually done many transfers myself using the theme framework, and when I use that tool I linked you to, I’m able to do it successfully every time.

Here’s the full process of how I do everything: http://www.jasonbobich.com/web-design/moving-wordpress-to-a-new-server/

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dchanna Purchased

Hey,

I was wondering how to change the size of the legal text in my footer. I tried the the HTML code, but it didn’t work.

http://www.hhns.ca

Thanks,

ThemeBlvd

Hello,

For CSS changes, it’s a good idea to use a tool like firebug or Google Chrome’s built-in developer tools to locate them and then put the edits either in your child theme or in the “Custom CSS ” option on your theme options page.

#bottom .footer_content { ... }

Also, here’s a helpful tutorial on how to use Firebug – http://vimeo.com/20917974. The only thing I’d suggest not doing is actually making edits to the theme’s CSS files, as it shows at the end of that video. However, the video serves as a good introduction to Firebug and how it can be used to find what CSS is effecting certain areas of your site without ever digging around in any files.

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dchanna Purchased

Cool, thanks. I’ll try this out.

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Hello! I’m curious if there’s a way to have custom id’s or classes added to the spat out by the themeBLVD’s shortcode? For example, I’m using 2×33%/66% columns in a page: [raw]

clear [raw] need to target this one specifically and give it a specially background image – plus style some of it’s contents in a special way[/one_third] also need to style this one very specifically/two_third [/raw]

I notice each generated for those columns has generic classes which makes it very difficult to target specific items within them

Also I need all the markup for my pages to be created in the “Visual” tab of the page editor so the client can eventually go in there and not screw up things as much ;)

ThemeBlvd

Hello,

All shortcode parameters are outlined on the demo website for this theme.

http://www.themeblvd.com/demo/barely-corporate/—Features > Shortcodes

Anything outside of these are customizations you’d need to make to the theme. Shortcode functions can all be found here:

/framework/shortcodes/shortcodes.php
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bennyp Purchased

Can I do featured posts, aside posts, etc with this theme? my blog has an arbitrary number of post types (defined by category). Some of them I want to be displayed on the blog on the home page, others just listed by title.

ThemeBlvd

Sure, the theme has many ways to display your posts and many ways to filter them. Checkout the “Redefining the Blog” video series in your documentation.

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mizzinc Purchased

Hi Jason,

Love this theme. Just wondering what you use to minify your js? I am making some customisation’s to prettyPhoto and superfish menu in the my child theme.

Keep up the awesome work. Thank you.

ThemeBlvd

Hello,

I actually use this little Mac app to minify all of my files when I’m working: http://smallerapp.com/

mizzinc
mizzinc Purchased

Thanks for the quick reply.

Another question: I am trying to add some more Post Options.. How would I add_filter in my Child Theme Functions file to achieve this?

Ive gone through wpjumpstart.com documentation about filters and used this method for other customisations.

ThemeBlvd

Look in this file of the theme:

/framework/admin/functions/meta.php

There are filters attached to the options attached to Post Options and Page Options.

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ShortieD Purchased

Hi there – just wondering if there is a way to do the following

1 – increase the post list thumbnail size to 150×150px ( looked in the themeblv.php but couldn’t find where this is defined)

ThemeBlvd

Hello,

Can you be more specific which thumbnail size you’re referring to?

If you’re referring to standard post list which is 195×195, then you can use this plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/theme-blvd-image-sizes/

If you’re referring to one of three image sizes that are apart of the mini post list and mini post grid widgets, then these are not in the plugin.

Either way, all thumbnail sizes are designated in the “themeblvd_add_image_sizes” function found in /farmework/api/helpers.php—But remember never to edit any theme files directly and always use a Child theme. To modify, you’d use the themeblvd_image_sizes filter you see in the function.

http://dev.themeblvd.com/
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Question, is there a way if I wanted the toggles to act more similarly to an accordion where only one “tab” is active at a time?

ThemeBlvd

Hello,

No, I apologize, but there is no feature for this, although in the next update to the framework you will be able to group toggles into accordions like this:

http://www.themeblvd.com/demo/jumpstart/features/shortcodes/tabs/#toggles
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hmm ok, a-hacking I go. Do you have any idea when you will be pushing out the new framework?

ThemeBlvd

Sorry but I can’t say at this point.

But to customize yourself on how the toggles work, you’ll want to get the themeblvd.js file into your control over in your Child theme: http://dev.themeblvd.com/tutorial/overriding-a-framework-javascript-file/

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: \ o well a-hacking I go! Any idea of when you plan on pushing the updated framework?

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bennyp Purchased

how can i disable the responsive-nav bar on mobile pages? it looks pretty awful, and i’ve got a nice menu plugin as it is. I tried setting display to none in both custom.css and in responsive.min.css, to no avail.

ThemeBlvd

Use an inspector. Find the selector. Hide it. —For CSS changes, it’s a good idea to use a tool like firebug or Google Chrome’s built-in developer tools to locate them and then put the edits either in your child theme or in the “Custom CSS ” option on your theme options page.

Also, here’s a helpful tutorial on how to use Firebug – http://vimeo.com/20917974. The only thing I’d suggest not doing is actually making edits to the theme’s CSS files, as it shows at the end of that video. However, the video serves as a good introduction to Firebug and how it can be used to find what CSS is effecting certain areas of your site without ever digging around in any files.

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veglobal Purchased

Hi Jason,

When linking slider images, I’m wondering if there’s a way to configure it so that the link is accessible from anywhere on the image, as opposed to just the icon in the upper left-hand corner. We have images that were designed with a button included in them, and am wondering if there is any way I can just have the whole image link so visitors aren’t confused.

Thanks for the help!

ThemeBlvd

Hello,

I apologize, but there is no feature in the theme for this, and so this would be a customization you’d need to make. The design of the slide links are there by design as to not allow the WordPress user to be inserting links on top of links within the Slider manager.

You are free to customize the slide link element. You could theoretically accomplish what you’re asking with simply CSS customizations. You’ve got an absolutely positioned anchor tag there, and so it could potentially be made to be transparent and re-sized to sit across the entire slide.

For CSS changes, it’s a good idea to use a tool like firebug or Google Chrome’s built-in developer tools to locate them and then put the edits either in your child theme or in the “Custom CSS ” option on your theme options page.

Also, here’s a helpful tutorial on how to use Firebug – http://vimeo.com/20917974. The only thing I’d suggest not doing is actually making edits to the theme’s CSS files, as it shows at the end of that video. However, the video serves as a good introduction to Firebug and how it can be used to find what CSS is effecting certain areas of your site without ever digging around in any files.

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sutt1806 Purchased

Everything’s been fine with Menus until today and all I’ve done since then was to follow your documentation and video tuition on how to create and use child themes.

I am using my barely corporate child theme but I’m really battling with the menus at the minute. I’m adding a page and then adding another page and indenting it to act as a sub menu and after clicking save, it’s only adding the first added page but it’s changing it to custom thus there’s no link attached.

I’m slightly annoyed that I’ve hit upon a glitch now as the go-live’s scheduled for tomorrow!!!

Help please :)

ThemeBlvd

Hello,

Have you done anything recently to your Child theme’s setup in terms of its style.css or directory? Did you change the name of the directory or any attributes in style.css since activating the Child theme?

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sutt1806 Purchased
  • My child theme is within /wp-content/themes/barelycorporate-child
  • The only change I have made is to the custom.css inside of /wp-content/themes/barelycorporate-child/assets/css
these are:
/* Add your custom CSS here. */

#branding #header_content {padding: 5px 0;position: relative}

.tb-button-large {line-height: 0.75em;font-size: 1.25em;padding: 1em 2em} /* Subscribe button on home page */

p {margin-bottom: 1em}

div.element-inner {padding:10px}

/* footer changes */

#bottom {border-top:2px solid #E5E5E5; padding: 5px 0} 

#bottom .footer_content {padding:0}

#bottom .copyright span {color:#666666}

#bottom .copyright {margin-bottom: 20px; padding-top: 5px;}

.article-wrap article {padding: 15px} /* reducing padding in page/post article */
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sutt1806 Purchased

Hello again, I really am running out of time here and sorry to chase but if I don’t hear back then I really face no alternative but to remove the child theme and just modify the .css which isn’t what I really want to be doing.

ThemeBlvd

Using a Child theme would not cause your menus to not save in the WordPress admin panel. That just absolutely doesn’t make any sense unless maybe you’ve done something weird in registering your theme like for example you activated the Child theme and then went and edited its name or something. —Which is why I was asking about you editing style.css

The problem you’re having is quite strange. If I were you, I’d honestly take another look at what you’re actually doing on your end and troubleshoot a little.

Play around. Activate and De-activate themes. Change web browsers. Experiment. You’ll figure it out. I honestly can’t see what you’ve done or possibly know what’s going on at your server. But to simply chalk it up to “Oh, using a Child theme means I can’t save my menus”—That just doesn’t make any sense.

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bittalk Purchased

Hey there. Using the following code to print a post list from the homepage causes it to echo far too many posts.

<?=themeblvd_get_mini_post_list('orderby=rand&numberposts=3&posts_per_page=3', 'smaller', true)?>

I suspect this is due to the post grid on the homepage overriding it, which explains why it displays the normal amount of three posts everywhere else.

How can I fix this?

ThemeBlvd

Can you give me some more context of what you’re actually doing on your homepage and where you’re using this? And is this line exactly how you’re doing it?

It should look more like this:
<?php echo themeblvd_get_mini_post_list('orderby=rand&numberposts=3', 'smaller', true); ?>
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bittalk Purchased

There is a dropdown that is supposed to list the last three posts, from within the header. That is the exact line I’m using, with the addition of posts_per_page=3 (Which is redundant, but I figured it couldn’t hurt since it didn’t work anyway) within a themeblvd_header_menu_default() overriding function.

ThemeBlvd

There has to be something else happening somewhere in this process. I just played with the function a little on my own and re-looked at how it works. I can’t produce any of the results you’re describing.

The function simply allows you to pass in a query string to get_posts. And so you’re essentially pulling in a brand new query that is separate of anything else going on (opposed to if we were using query_posts or something like that).

But if the theme is at fault there, I’m stumped on that one.

Maybe you could read up a little more on get_posts and see if there’s something else you’re missing there with what you’re doing. Because again, all you’re really doing is taking a variable and my function is feeding it right into get_posts.

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sutt1806 Purchased

I’ve removed the child theme altogether, I’ve deactivated plugins and I’ve totally rebuilt the Menu by creating a brand new menu and I’m still experiencing the same issue as before whereby after I’ve saved my last menu item pages, WP changes it from being a ‘Page’ to ‘Custom’.

I have tried 3 browsers and I’m still plagued with this issue. Any help would be appreciated as I’m completely lost and the site’s meant to be shown to our MD today :)

Thanks Author!

ThemeBlvd

The only other instance I’ve heard of where people get weird results in saving menus is when they upload whatever theme they’re using incorrectly like by getting the directories mixed up. For example they get:

/wp-content/themes/some-extra-folder/theme-name/

But if you’re uploading everything correctly and know what you’re doing there, I have just never heard of the issue you’re having. You may want to try posting on wordpress.org forums to see if someone else has some ideas because it sounds like we’re just talking about a general wordpress issue now; and if I had more ideas, I’d certainly give them to you.

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Quick question, my current slider is setup with 2 videos and 1 image slide. When I check it on a phone the slider resizes height causing the page to slide up and down (it also does it on tablets but its only 4 to 8 pixels of movement compared to 10 to 15 it is on a phone) I know in flex you can disable “auto height” but I looked over the slider API for the framework and don’t see any support for disabling auto height. Anything thoughts?

ThemeBlvd

Hello,

If you wanted to actually modify the call to flexslider in the JS and add in that specific parameter that the FlexSlider API gives you, you’d do this by editing the “themeblvd_standard_slider_js” function found in: /framework/frontend/functions/sliders.php

Here’s how to edit a framework function from your Child theme:

http://dev.themeblvd.com/tutorial/editing-framework-functions/

Another approach (which is awesome about FlexSlider) is that you can do what you’re saying with simply declaring a fixed height in the CSS . So you could target the mobile viewport size with CSS @media queries and just give the slides a specific height in your Child theme’s custom.css file.

But honestly, since I’ve gotten heavy into making these responsive themes in the last couple of years, I’ve developed the opinion that these animated sliders mostly do not look great all the way down to the mobile viewport size.

I think FlexSlider is great when you’re at the tablet size, but once you start going lower I think you should display the content a little differently or, in an ideal world, develop a totally unique design for the slider that is for mobile users specifically. The simpler solution obviously is the former and what I provide to you in the bottom of the settings when you’re setting up your slider. —i.e. essentially giving you options to list out the slides opposed to trying to stuff the website’s slider into a mobile viewport.

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