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Nice theme ! Bought yesterday. Image resizing works for me but Featured image gets cropped….

I have an anoying warning message on the dashboard though :

Warning : file_exists() [function.file-exists] : open_basedir restriction in effect. File(D:\www\\htdocs/wp-content/plugins/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=post_tag is not within the allowed path(s)(d:/www/ in D:\www\\htdocs\wp-admin\menu-header.php on line 118

Cant even find a line 118… thanks for your help on this

Spoke to fast : I added a second featured image and both have disappeared.

I’m up for testing your new version!

I realize this is called “Black Aperture” but a light colored version of this theme would be cool.

I don’t know why the author is not responding me at his forum, since this theme has a serious problem, i wasted my money and my time to setting up this theme. Better find another simple and working theme, we do not need any support if the theme is 100% working. I think the owner of this web (themeforest) should be selective to accept the good and responsible author, except your theme is free. I’m very disappointing.

Feel kind of the same as Mashad.. No response here or email :(

Even with the new version pictures arent working so useless theme for the moment. EVEN with autoresizing disabled, no pictures.

Please update this to make it functional instead of bringing new themes out, fix your old ones.


ekool: A light version might be in store, down the road.

mashad: You haven’t even told me what problem you’re having, and whenever I check the domain you supplied on my forums, your site has been offline. Not sure what else I can do for you at this point. Perhaps you could tell me what’s wrong instead of ranting?

thejampot: I replied to 3 of your emails from June 12-13. In your last message you mentioned you couldn’t get featured posts to work, but you hadn’t set the theme up properly. I logged into your WP-Admin and didn’t see a featured category, and nothing was specified as the featured category on the Theme Settings page. Read the documentation! The only thing wrong with this theme, is that you’re not using it properly.

Ehi hi, Alan from Italy here! Just purchased your killer theme and really happy with it. But I need a little help if you can… I’m adapting your game review theme to a film review website, so I’d like to change (in the admin panel, post secion) all the additional information names (game name, platforms, publishers, etc.) with film ones: Movie Title, Year, Country of origin, etc…;)

How can I do that?

Hope you can help,

thank you! -Alan

...sorry! didn’t want to bother, I just found out how to change it…

...dumb dumb italian…

cheers* -Alan

I’d also love to see a light colored version of this awesome theme. If you do plan to make it, could you let me know on this forum? I’ll be in line to buy it!


hi man… nice, just need a contact form rsrs and ur css class #search #s

the height I think that fit better 21px thanks

Hi. Had to do alot of tweaking, but so far got the theme looking pretty good. nice work. running wp 2.7.1. came across this problem:

the featured posts images in the header return the following database error when i use the search function. i have a feeling it has to do with some sorta function that the featured images try to implement to exclude results that are also featured… not sure. not really a coder. i am running the “Search Everything” plugin, but even when i turn it off, i still get a similar error (not exactly the same though).

your help is much appreciated.


WordPress database error: [You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘(wp_posts.post_status = ‘publish’)) AND post_type != ‘revision’ ) AND (ID NOT IN ’ at line 1] SELECT DISTINCT SQL _CALC_FOUND_ROWS wp_posts.* FROM wp_posts INNER JOIN wp_term_relationships ON (wp_posts.ID = wp_term_relationships.object_id) INNER JOIN wp_term_taxonomy ON (wp_term_relationships.term_taxonomy_id = wp_term_taxonomy.term_taxonomy_id) LEFT JOIN wp_term_relationships AS trel ON (wp_posts.ID = trel.object_id) LEFT JOIN wp_term_taxonomy AS ttax ON ( ( ttax.taxonomy = ‘category’ OR ttax.taxonomy = ‘post_tag’ ) AND trel.term_taxonomy_id = ttax.term_taxonomy_id) LEFT JOIN wp_terms AS tter ON (ttax.term_id = tter.term_id) LEFT JOIN wp_comments AS c ON ( comment_post_ID = ID ) WHERE 1 =1 AND ( ( wp_term_taxonomy.taxonomy = ‘category’ AND wp_term_taxonomy.term_id IN (‘280’) AND wp_posts.(wp_posts.post_status = ‘publish’)) AND post_type != ‘revision’ ) AND (ID NOT IN ( 2,23,11,3,31,141,25,27,15,84,280,355,758 )) GROUP BY wp_posts.ID ORDER BY wp_posts.post_date DESC LIMIT 0 , 3

hmmm. well, as a workaround, i just made the showcase dynamic and don’t show it when the page is_search…

on another note. for some reason my comments next/previous page links don’t show up. any ideas? your help is much appreciated.

sorry. one more question. if i want a Page with no sidebars. what should i do? i tried creating a new template called “page-nosidebar” and deleted:

” <?php $mb_wide= get_option(‘mb_wide’); ?> “

<?php if($mb_wide == 0) { include (TEMPLATEPATH . '/sidebar-left.php'); } ?>


” <?php get_sidebar(); ?> “

uploaded the new file to the theme folder. was able to select when creating a new page. BUT what happens is my main content in this new nosidebar page only takes the horizontal length of the rest of my site (depending on whether i choose to keep the left sidebar or not).

please help. this is more important than my other questions. thanks.

I love the look of the theme, But there is just one thing stopping me buying it… If i were to buy it are we allowed to customize it ourselves? i.e Edit the image files in photoshop… If thats allowed, How are they split up, Header, background etc? Are the header and main bit seperate files or one image?

Just wanted to know so i could implement different colours, Different Header, etc.. Thanks

@ Dirt : Matt isn’t forced to give you support. I think he is preparing something for people who bought his themes, some kind of premium support if you will. What is your username on Matt’s forums? All posts in the Spectre category seem to have been responded to.

@others : posting your questions here won’t get you an answer as fast as if you do so on the forums (

Hi There, This is probably a very stupid question but im new to this so you will have to excuse me! For the top 3 images at the top of the page on the template, how do i get them to display images? At the moment there is just 3 big X and when i click them it brings me to my last 3 posts but i would like to change the iages on the main page. Help Please!! Thanks ;)

Sorted last problem – i know i should have read the instructions more hehe. Apologies. Now im haveing a bigger problem, it seems the look of the template is gone! And i cannot access my admin panel. Any ideas please??


Page not found, sorry. And this isn’t the place for support, see, thanks!

Great theme Matt, I had a couple of issues getting it up and running, images not displaying and stuff but managed to fix it in no time.

I look forward to hopefully seeing a white/light version of this theme. Great job, thanks.