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foodobyte Purchased

Hi!

i was wondering if it was possible to limit the excerpt length by number of characters rather than words?

Thanks!

WPExplorer

it is possible, but I don’t do that because it causes issues with certain languages.

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foodobyte Purchased

Wow, never would’ve thought about that. Thanks anyway! :)

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foodobyte Purchased

Hi,

Or actually, is it possible to just have the thumbnail boxes to be a SET height so the length of the excerpt and title won’t change it?

Thanks!

WPExplorer

I would recommend a “set” height because of the responsiveness. A min-height might be ideal. Example:

.post-entry { min-height: 340px; }

You can paste in style.css and then edit the height value accordingly.

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foodobyte Purchased

thanks!

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Hi

I would like to know if this template supports Ads – I am a MAC user, will this theme work on a MAC or only PC?

Regards

WPExplorer

Advertisements can be added to the sidebar easily via a text widget or a custom plugin. In the content area they can be added by editing your template files or by using an external plugin.

WordPress works both Mac/PC.

I am also a Mac user ;)

Default-user

Thanks heaps :)

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stephanwb Purchased

I installed WP3.6 and this theme. Everything seems to be running fine, except on the post edit screen, the FORMAT section that allows you to designate image, video, etc… doesn’t show up on the right side. Screen Options shows POST FORMATS, which I click and a ribbon shows up above the editor. I add video embed code, but that does make the video show up ON TOP of the body content, but below…

I also added the URL and embed code to the bulletin POST SETTINGS section, but that doesn’t do anything.

In no case does the video show up in the homepage excerpt.

Is this a 3.6 issue, or am I doing something wrong? Insight? Thanks in advance.

WPExplorer

Post Formats are changing completely in version 3.6 – http://wp.tutsplus.com/articles/news/what-theme-authors-need-to-know-about-post-formats-in-wordpress-3-6/ – I am not quite sure what you are talking about to be honest. If you want to open a ticket at wpexplorer.org for us to take a look at you can. However, please remember WP 3.6 isn’t released or fully finished yet, so we can’t really assist with any bugs until the version is fully finished and bug-free in itself.

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ethank Purchased

I’m running this on Heroku using WPPRO (aka WP Read Only) to host my images on S3 (since Heroku has no permanent storage).

I can’t get the images to show on the homepage for image posts when I do this.

WPExplorer

The theme uses a custom script to resize images on the fly via WordPress functions. The issue is WordPress requires all images that will be resized to be stored on your server for security reasons. The only way around it really is to set the script so that it just displays w/e image you uploaded un-cropped. This might be a pain…but if you think it would be helpful I can help you edit the theme – http://wpexplorer.org

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Hi, I would like to know if you can alter the font of the menus (titles and headings of widgets)

thanks

WPExplorer

Yes you can. But this should be done via CSS. Either editing style.css directly or adding custom CSS to your child theme or via a plugin – http://www.w3schools.com/cssref/pr_font_font-family.asp

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Can you password protect a gallery?

WPExplorer

You mean the gallery post format? In WordPress by default you should be able to password protect any post. I can’t remember if we’ve configured the theme to hide the gallery images if the post is password protected…but if not, it’s a super simple edit we would definitely update the theme for this if its missing.

Default-user

When is the next update? When can you check? I have been theme shopping and so fat this is my favorite. But I NEED to be able to password protect galleries as a function of your theme.

WPExplorer

The reviewers have to accept the update, but I’ve just submitted a quick update for this.

E.g. – http://cl.ly/image/1i1t380e0M1i

WPExplorer

The update is now ready for download.

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intimages Purchased

Thank U! I meant to thank you earlier! EXCELLENT turnaround time

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can you tell me how i can change the colour of at the bottom of the page – i would like to change that grey/black colour into something more bright..

thanks

WPExplorer

The Footer?

This would have to be done via CSS. Example:

/* Make footer white */
#footer-wrap { background: #fff; }

If you aren’t sure how to make design changes to your site you should consider hiring a freelancer – freelanceswitch.com is a good place to seek help or also our partners at Tweaky

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thank you :) will look into this

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curatebee Purchased

Hi there,

First – love the theme, it looks great!

I’m trying to create a page where I can have regular content, followed by displaying posts (in the thumbnail/box format, like that on the homepage) from a specific category. So far I’ve tried to add a new page.php tweaking the code slightly to add in the category posts via:

<?php query_posts(‘cat=1’); while (have_posts()) : the_post(); get_template_part( ‘content’, get_post_format() ); endwhile; ?>

The problem is the page is loading both the thumbnails and full posts :(

I’m no wordpress expert so apologies if I’m doing the wrong thing, I’d like to get your help on this please.

Thanks in advance!!

Cheers Pat

WPExplorer

You are on the right track but you should be setting up a custom query rather then using query_posts use wp_query – http://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Query

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gislikr Purchased

Hi great theme!

Im not an advanced user, but Im having trouble with the home page, the post featured images do not appear on the posts them selves as thumbnails, just when I go into the full post.

What am I doing wrong here?

www.markadir.is

WPExplorer

I’m having trouble opening your site.

Are you sure the images are set as featured images and not just inserted to your posts?

Another reason featured images might not work is if you have the GD library disabled on your server so they can not get resized/cropped by WordPress.

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gislikr Purchased

It was the GD library… I forgot to install it… thank you so much!

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wow, my traffic is rising…. :D, thank you for great theme,.. what is the latest update of this theme? in my version is 1.1

WPExplorer

Great!

You can always see the changelog here: http://www.wpexplorer.org/changelogs/bulletin/

I will likely be submitting another update in a couple weeks but I’ll send out an email when the theme has been updated.

gilangajip

how to download new update ?

WPExplorer

The latest version is always available on ThemeForest in your “downloads”.

gilangajip

oh yess… thank you… :D

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phaedon Purchased

Wonderfully simple theme. Could you tell me how to change the number of post thumbnails that load on the front page? Thank you!

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Sure, it’s quite easy. Go to Settings->Reading and change the field that says “Blog pages show at most”.

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phaedon Purchased

Ah the hardest questions have the easiest answers.. thanks!

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foodobyte Purchased

Hi,

It seems like there’s a problem with the mobile site when viewed on an iPhone in portrait mode.

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/1486/photogp.png

As you can see by the image, there’s some empty padding on the right side. I’ve checked a couple of other websites using your theme, and they have the same problem (http://bernietiano.com/ and http://ridgelineimages.com/ )

Could you please advice on this?

Thank you very much :)

WPExplorer

Hi,

Could you please report all bugs to the support site as mentioned in the support tab? http://wpexplorer.org. If there is an issue with the theme i’ll make sure to push out an update to fix it.

Thanks!

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foodobyte Purchased

Alright, just reported! Thanks!

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foodobyte Purchased

Hi,

I was wondering what “Retina support site for featured images” meant… like what are the “featured images”?

Thanks!

WPExplorer

The featured images are the “thumbnails” that show up for the entries and the images that show up at the top of the posts.

This can be disabled easily though if you want to minimize how many images are stored on your server.

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foodobyte Purchased

Does the reader’s browser download both the standard and retina images?

Also, are you planning to make the entire theme retina anytime soon?

Last question, what is “aqua-resizer”?

Thanks!

WPExplorer

No, if the reader’s monitor supports retina it will display the retina version otherwise the standard version.

There are only a couple small graphics on the site that aren’t retina ready. Retina isn’t really popular or used to much, so at the moment I don’t have plans for this. If retina actually becomes a trend I will ;) The big featured images you can really tell the difference.

Aqua resizer is the function that crops/resizes your featured images on the fly so you don’t have to use plugins like the “Regenerate Thumbnails” plugin.

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foodobyte Purchased

Oh I understand now. Thanks for clarifying all that! You always have the best online support!

WPExplorer

Sure thing ;)

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Hi there. Pre-purchase question: It looks like all the images on the demo are horizontal. 1. Can you have vertical images in the slider (also that are not full frame)? 2. For the smaller images on top of a post excerpt: can those be varying heights? Can they be vertical , and if not, how are they cropped? Many thank!

WPExplorer

Hi there!

1. The slider images are only resized horizontally to 980 pixels. The heights will be dependent on the image you upload, so they can be any height you wish. All slider images will expand to 100% the width though so they look good. You can tweak your css if you don’t want them full-width, but in my opinion it won’t look too good.

2. These area all cropped to 400px wide by 320px tall. You can easily edit the widths in functions/default-image-sizes.php by simply changing the following:

//blog entries
if( $args == 'entry_width' ) return '400';
if( $args == 'entry_height' ) return '320';
if( $args == 'entry_crop' ) return true;

You would change the last value from true to false, if you want images to keep their proportions. That said, this would change the way your grid looks. I think the grid looks much better with all images the same size.

Default-user

Thank you so much for your clear reply! 2 more questions and then I think I’ll be done bugging you. 1. Does the slider on the home page have transition options? Can you have a fade transition instead & control the fade speed? 2. Would I make a huge mess if I set the sidebar to fixed so it stayed in place while the right side of the page scrolls up and down?

WPExplorer

1. Here is a screenshot of the slider settings (you can have fade or slide):

http://cl.ly/image/361b2T3W0f3y
2. I guess it depends if you code it correctly or not ;)
Default-user

OK, so yes, I purchased, thanks for all your help! I am having a small glitch with the slider animation speed, and don’t think it’s me doing something stupid (but I may be wrong :)). If I choose “SLIDE” for the animation, the animation speed I input works, but if I choose “FADE,” I can’t get the animation speed to change, not matter what value I input. (I’d like a very slow FADE.) The URL is rosalbacouture.com and right now I’ve got the slide show speed set to 5000, and the animation speed to 3000. As you can see, it’s still fading really quickly. Can you help me solve this? Many thanks!

Default-user

And, one more question, sorry…I’d like to customize some of the CSS. I’m used to using a CSS box in the Theme Options panel that will override the CSS of the original theme, and also stay in place through any theme updates, but I’m not seeing a Custom CSS box in the Bulletin theme options. Am I missing something, or will I need to edit your original them files to make any custom CSS changes, and then reenter them after any updates?

WPExplorer

The issue is when WordPress localizes a script it adds quotes around the variable so it looks like “3000” it seems WooTheme’s does not work with this. I’ll have to find a fix for that…Can you contact me via my profile page for this?

I don’t add a CSS box to my themes anymore because there are some really nice custom CSS plugins out there that work independently from the theme so its much better/secure.

Here are some I like:

http://jetpack.me/support/custom-css/
http://wordpress.org/plugins/my-custom-css/
http://wordpress.org/plugins/pc-custom-css/
Default-user

Thanks for these links, and I’ll send in a request about the fade speed via your profile page now. Thanks!

WPExplorer

Just replied ;)

Default-user

OK, can I just say “WOW” on the customer service you provide! It’s Saturday afternoon on a holiday weekend, and within 7 minutes of posting this bug through your profile page, I received a fix. An enormous thanks, and well done! :)

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sdhansay Purchased

When making use of the Featured Image the alt text is set to the page title. Is it possible to make use of the alt text that is set in the media library field instead of the post title?

WPExplorer

It is possible but you have to edit your template files to do so. The reason it uses the page title is for SEO reasons ;)

To show the image alt text you would use the following code:

get_post_meta( get_post_thumbnail_id(), '_wp_attachment_image_alt', true);

And edit your content.php file accordingly.

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sdhansay Purchased

Thanks but I actually noticed a significant drop in traffic for images using the title tag.

WPExplorer

Sure.

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intimages Purchased

This may be a dumb question, but I will ask. How do you apply the update without losing my old site. Is that possible? I hope so, because I would hate 2 have 2 start over! Thank you 4 your assistance

WPExplorer

Your site should never be “lost” all your posts are in the database. The best way to update is to just override all the files via FTP. Just make sure if you made any changes to the template files that you don’t override your changes.

ps: You should always backup your site before updating a theme or core WP ;)

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Hi, I was wondering how I could create a page like the homepage with the thumbnails (basically that would be my project page) and also is there any way to modify the text under each thumbnail for it to be custom (in my case a short description of the project different than the post itself)?

Thanks!

WPExplorer

You could just create a new category and call it “projects” or w/e you want. Then with a plugin you could exclude that plugin from the homepage.

For custom excerpts, just use the “excerpt” field for that post.

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Oh also, could the thumbnail/description page show custom pages and not just posts?

Thanks again!

WPExplorer

If you want a unique page for this, you will have to create your own custom page template. And then setup a loop to loop through the pages you want -http://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Query

This is fairly big addition to the theme so it isn’t something I can walk you through.

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atovell Purchased

Hi! I bought this theme and am just starting some basic configuration. However the content area to the right is appearing below the left column nav on all pages. I haven’t changed and html or css. Can you let me know where I might fix this problem? I thought the logo I uploaded was too big and pushing it down, but have uploaded a small logo and it’s still doing that.

Thanks for your help and I’m excited to work with this theme!

Abby Tovell

WPExplorer

Hi Abby,

It sounds like the HTML is broken somewhere or there is some CSS overriding the theme, possible from a plugin. There really isn’t any way I can possibly now whats going on without looking. Can you contact me via my profile page with a link to the site?

atovell
atovell Purchased

Thanks! I’ll start by disabling plugins and if that doesn’t do it I”ll get in touch directly. Thanks for quick response!

WPExplorer

Sure thing ;)

atovell
atovell Purchased

The plugins were the culprit! Thanks. 2 more questions, if you have time: 1/ for some reason pages are showing up on the home page as posts. I’d like to not show anything below the slider – is that an easy code fix? 2/ also tried adding in the footer color code you recommend (#footer-wrap { background: #fff;}) but it’s not not changing the background. I’m using a child theme and just wondering if I need to change it anywhere but the css. Thanks so much!

atovell
atovell Purchased

Figured out number 2 (footer) – so just curious about deleting posts from home page. Thanks again!

WPExplorer

The homepage shows your posts by default. the only way around it is to edit front-page.php (you can copy i ntoo a child theme) or to use a static homepage.

atovell
atovell Purchased

Ah! Sorry for newbie questions and huge thanks for quick responses. All looking good now!

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