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takeo1 Purchased

Hey Sergio!

First up, wonderful template, great documentation, responsiveness works great and easy possibilities of customization!

Here is my page, www.hirsch-mann.com . I was wondering if there is anything that can be done to reduce the loading time of the page, it really takes some time for all the posts to appear even after the spinner isn’t showing anymore. Also some posts load faster than others so that the grid has “holes”, doesn’t look nice. The demo blog for example loads way faster compared to my page.

I would be really thankful for any advice :)

Timo

PixelMoxie

Hi Timo,

Your site loads significantly faster now. Looking at some of your thumbnail images I think they could be optimized even more, if/when you have the time. I noticed you have exported most of them as PNG, but you would benefit from saving them as optimized JPEGs. That will make the images significantly smaller.

JPEGs are for photographs and realistic images. PNGs are for line art, text-heavy images, and images with few colors.

Now to your questions:

I’m afraid you can’t change the way the URL looks. Even if you remove everything after the post ID (the numeric portion of the URL), Tumblr will automatically add it when loading the post permalink.

Instead of using hidden posts you could create pages, at the bottom of the customizer (Add a page).

How to use pages

Pages use the same layout as text posts though, so your About page won’t look the same that way, but you could use some CSS to float the image to the left and have the text wrap around it.

I’m not sure I understand what’s wrong with your email address—it displays fine on your About page. If the issue is that the email address isn’t visible on posts you load with Ajax on the homepage, that’s because any inline JavaScript is discarded when loading content with Ajax, so the code isn’t executed. There’s no way around that.

Best,

Sergio

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takeo1 Purchased

Hi Sergio,

those PNG thumbnails were still to be changed, which I did by now.

Your hint about changing the post ID already helped a lot. It was just disturbing that the about permalink url consisted of “half” the text written on this page.

And you understood the thing about the email just perfectly right, the fact that Ajax won’t execute the java code answers the question.

Thank you very much for your awesome support!

Best, Timo

PixelMoxie

You’re very welcome, Timo!

The “About Me” URL looks a lot better now. Let me know if you need help with anything else.

Best,

Sergio

I’ve entered my Google Analytics property ID but Google tells me the site is not receiving hits. Where can I put the actual tracking code?

PixelMoxie

The only difference I see on the snippet is the

ga('create', 'UA-XXXXXXXX-X', 'tumblr.com');

versus:

ga('create', 'UA-XXXXXXXX-X', 'auto');

As you’re using a custom domain name, that might be the problem. Please let me know if your snippet works!

Cheers.

shinyblackdeer

Crap, I forgot to tell you the above snippet works! Thank you!

PixelMoxie

No worries! Thank you for letting me know ;)

fhdf Purchased

Sergio, thank you very much for this amazing theme. I purchased it, and I love it.

I have a question related to the grid-overlay: how can I get rid of the border around the thumbnail?

(To explain a bit better: when I go over a thumbnail with the mouse, I want to mantain the overlay color and info, but I would like to get rid of the border)

Thank you, Flavio

PixelMoxie

Oh, I know what’s going on… If the permalink buttons are hidden by the option “Hide Permalink Button”, the script is sending Disqus the wrong URL when posting or retrieving comments — my bad!

Shouldn’t be too hard to fix though. Please send me an email using the form on my profile page so I can send you a patched file as soon as it’s ready.

Off topic, I really like what you did to the thumbnail overlays :)

Thanks!

Sergio

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fhdf Purchased

I’ve sent it. Thank you so much!

(Just so you know, before coming across your theme I was about to switch to wordpress. Your theme is the main reason I’m still on tumblr right now. Thanks for your great work!)

PixelMoxie

I’ve just replied to your email. Thanks for the kind words, and for pointing out this issue—I would probably have never found it myself.

Cheers!

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