Discussion on Carpress - WordPress Theme For Mechanic Workshops

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Im waiting slider…

ProteusThemes

Good, you get it very soon, we have it designed already ;)

ProteusThemes

Hi, as we promised, the slider is now ready, take a look at the demo page. And it is optional, you still use the front page without slider.

  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
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  • United States

This is a theme that’s 100% perfect for ANY auto shop/mechanic. All it requires is a change of logo and color scheme… I’m happy with all the current functions but a slider will definitely make it better! :)

ProteusThemes

I am happy we created a great product ;)

The slider is coming monday/tuesday, no worries. And will be super super easy to setup, just upload a bunch of pictures and you are ready to go. Sounds good?

ProteusThemes

As I mentioned to other your comment, the slider is now ready.

And additionally I will appreciate if you can leave 5 stars for the item in the Downloads section of the TF: https://www.diigo.com/item/image/3rli1/3pjk?size=o

Thank you, that means us a lot!

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I’m buying now and trusting that the slider will be coming soon;)

ProteusThemes

I’d bet on it. Coding already ;)

ProteusThemes

As promised, the slider is now ready, take a look at the demo page. And it is optional, you still use the front page without slider.

Default-user

when will this download be ready?

ProteusThemes

Still pending the TF review, usually it takes just a couple of minutes, but now it is 2h already in queue. It should be soon, in matter of hours.

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is demo online ? I dont see any slider in demo ..

ProteusThemes

Sure it is: http://carpress.demo.proteusthemes.com/

The images in the background can be easily changed.

Default-user

ahaa.. maybe its good idea to add few images to slider on demo so I can see it in action. ARe there some transitions between images or it just change picture to differernt one ? Also is there some sliderf control like arrows , dots or something so user can change sliders quickly ?

ProteusThemes

Hi,

The slider for now does not have any customization options, but we will be adding them shortly.

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Can you change the content from slide to slide also or just the background images?

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pdelite Purchased

It looks like the slider has one set of content, but you can only change images. I’ve never seen a slider like that. Can you update the slider so we can change the content? Otherwise, what is the point?

ProteusThemes

Hi,

Yup, the update where you will be able to change the content for each individual slider is coming by Friday.

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I updated and now am having many issues. Google maps are no longer appearing and testimonials are appearing all at once? Also, can’t get gallery images to appear in the gallery widget, can’t get a pin placed on the google map when it did work and can’t figure out how to get the slider working. I have loaded images in for the slider, and the speed is set, but I don’t see any other controls available?

Also, where did you make the changes in contact form 7 to layout horizontally? mine is stacking vertically.

Default-user

also, what widget did you use to have the logos running acrodd the bottom of the home page on the demo?

Default-user

Something is not right with the gallery? Can’t get images to display in the widget area and do not see any gallery layout options as you show on the demo. Also, I see mention of “meet the team” page in the layout area of the theme options, but don’t see anything or any way to create this portion? Also, when you are logged in, the site behaves wonky when looking at home page.

Default-user

I did get the home page slider working, I think an update was still coming through earlier. still can’t get a pin placed on the google map?

ProteusThemes

Hi,

if you open a ticket over http://support.proteusthemes.com and provide us with a link to your page I can help you better.

A pin to gmaps can be added to add a location in theme options > contact page > google maps locations.

Default-user

I did add the location, but a pin will not appear??

ProteusThemes

Can you please send a ticket and give me the url where I can take a look?

ProteusThemes

Ah sorry, I am looking at your page already. Sorry, no need to.

ProteusThemes

Hi, I see you didn’t add the location, I created one for you now.

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andrrs Purchased

Hi,

How do i make the “Make an Appointment” tab in main menu blue like the demo?

ProteusThemes

Hi,

Just by selecting the featured page in the theme options > general.

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how do you get the menu to appear on the services landing page like on your demo. does not appear when you select the services layout?

Default-user

also, I’m getting a huge white space below the second widget area on the site that I don’t where it came from?? any ideas how I can get rid of that or why it appeared?

Default-user

this theme seems to be full of strange bugs. are you working on this?

Default-user

Did you test this on Safari? fancybox gallery does not seem to load in Safari?

Default-user

i just submitted a ticket to you through support with my login details. please look into all the above issue and see if its me or your theme causing all the issues.

ProteusThemes

Hi, we are experimenting lots of troubles with our support system (we have just switched to the new one http://support.proteusthemes.com ).

I will try to answer as soon as I can reach our old support system.

ProteusThemes

I answered on our old support platform. Only 1 bug, I explained the other problems and how to achieve them there.

Default-user

Thank you for all your help. I thought I’d post your answers here for others to see as well in-case they have the same questions. Also I do have a few remaining questions here.

I’ll start with the answers I still have question for:

“services page template does not have the services menu to the left as your demo does?”

You should create a custom menu for the services page and put it to the sidebar of the services. That’s how it is added.

—Not sure how this is possible, a service page does not exist in the widget area for me to add the custom sidebar to? Please advise further.

“do not see anywhere to upload a team member info?”

I don’t understand the question, there is no team members (yet) in the Carpress.

—you have a portion in the theme options > Layout > “Meet the team background” If you could add a team portion to this site I think it would be nice, looks like some of the work is done, this must have been left over from the hairpress theme.

“also, why are the images so fuzzy at this size on the gallery page? they look great once blown up?”

You should put larger size for thumbnails in settings > media and regenerate the thumbnails with this plugin: http://wordpress.org/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails...

—Tried this, did not help. How large should I make the thumbnail size?

---—-And these you answered just fine---—-

“Gallery images and testimonials stack vertically when logged in, when logged out a huge white space remains above footer.”

The white space below the galleries will be fixed soon, the carousel JS plugin is causing that.

—Great, looking forward to the update

“fancybox images do not load in Safari?”

I checked the fancybox gallery in Safari – works as it should. Which OS you use and which version of Safari?

—It’s working now….not sure what changed?

“gallery widget on home page does not have arrows to scroll to next?”

Gallery widget does not have arrows as you created just single gallery.

—Stupid question, I was hoping that I could scroll through all 33 images in one gallery from the home page 9 at a time. I’ll have to create another gallery. so the gallery works by showing one gallery at a time.

“cannot find the widget to import logos across the bottom of the home page as you have done on the demo and I want this feature.”

That’s just the Custom width text for home page widget with couple of images in it.

—Makes perfect sense, Thanks!

“How can I make the contact form layout the way you have? do not like it stacked the way it is.”

In the documentation there is the code for that and instructions how to create it.

Default-user

I looked through all the documentation and could not find the Contact form 7 code you said would be there. Can you just post the code here? Also, I noticed a screen shot of the widget page, and in your screen shot a services template is in the top right, this does not exist in my sites admin area. it is a template I can select when choosing a page template, but it is not in the widget area?

Default-user

Also, will you be building-in a font selector? Not finding a place to change fonts easily without going into the code?

Default-user

just figured out the services issue. You have to go to theme options > Layout and manually select services sidebar before it goes into the widget area. so that issue is solved;)

ProteusThemes

HI, I am answering all the issues left tomorrow.

Yes, I noticed we forgot to add to the docs the code for the slider revolution. I will send it to you.

Meet the team section is coming the next week.

Default-user

Just a couple items I’d love to see added to the theme when you’re deciding next updates;)

First off, GREAT THEME! You guys did excellent work! many of the issues I had were my fault while trying to figure out your back-end system. now that I’ve figured it out I love it and it is very intuitive. I will be giving this 5 stars one the one bug we found is fixed.

1. Exert length for the services home page widget, it would be great if I could easily select the character count per exert.

2. Font selector: an easy way to change fonts from the theme options area.

3. team member section

4. Gallery: I would like to be able to scroll through all the images in a gallery from the home page, not just show the number of images I select in the widget. not sure if this is an easy change or not, but its on my wish list;)

5. More mobile options. Specifically, I’d like to be able to have the google map on the home page on all devices except phones. the map gets in the way of scrolling on the phone. Also, some widgets would be nice to be able to leave off the mobile as well. maybe you could add a selector on each widget asking if you want it displayed on mobile? just a thought.

ProteusThemes

Hi,

Thank you very much!

1. for the services you can write your own excerpt, if you don’t see the excerpt field you should toggle the view in the Screen Options (at the top) and check the excerpt.

2. will be added, probably the next week already

3. coming next week as well

4. that would firstly be difficult to achieve to keep the existing (more default) behaviour and secondly would lead to more confused settings, so we will leave it as it is

5. good option, I will see how we can implement that in some clever way

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
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Looks great! :)

About the little calender that we see in the Make an Appointment page, is there a way to customise it?

Disable few days and hours, so the customer can select some specific available moment?

You stay cool! Best regards

ProteusThemes

Hi,

Not yet for now, but I will add this to TODO.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years

I’m interested in buying your theme, but I see in comments that there are still too meny bugs. I think I’ll wait a month when it will be fixed. Have you solved all the problems that adholics writes?

ProteusThemes

Great that you are interested in!

We will definitely fix any bugs this week already. I can let you know when the update is up. OK?

ProteusThemes

We have solved everything already. There is only one small bug which will be fixed in the 2-3 days with the new update.

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Hello,

We keep getting ‘failed to import’ messages when trying to import dummy content, how can we fix this?

ProteusThemes

Hi, please open a ticket on http://support.proteusthemes.com and give us a screenshot or login data and we will be able to help you.

Default-user

Hi again,

Some of the content has installed but not the home page content, also where is the page builder?

ProteusThemes

There is no page builder, but the front page can be made using the widgets. You can import the widgets too, with the widget import&export plugin and demo-widgets file in extras folder.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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having an issue with resizing the contact form on the front page

ProteusThemes

Hi, submit the ticket on support.proteusthemes.com and we will help you!

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seokcmo Purchased

You guys nailed on this one, nice job. If you can make versions of this for other trades, like construction or other types of small business, you be filling a need for many companies. There are few really good small business themes, tis is the first one, but too niche specific. Once again, great job on this one.

ProteusThemes

Hi,

Thank you for suggestion. Maybe we presented it very niche specific, but if you change the color scheme, images and text it can be used really for many different businesses.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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I bought the theme yesterday and I am loving it so far. I am very excited to there there will be a “Meet the Team” section.

I am having some trouble getting the markers to show up on the map. I am going to open a ticket so you can tell me what I did wrong. :) I am new to Wordpress.

ProteusThemes

Great, I love it that you love it ;)

I guess the ticket should be answered by now already.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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Just updated. I personally preferred the previous slider. Any way to go back to that slider and keep the footer patch you just released? or at least bring back the option for the button on the sliders?

Also, arrows have now appeared above my home page gallery but they do not do anything? I only have one gallery of images.

will let you know if I see anything else.

ProteusThemes

The slider is basically the same. If you want the same text on all slides, than you can have the same content.

You simply insert the button with the [button] shortcode, the same will be [button type=”warning” href=”#”]Read more[/button]. More is in the docs.

ProteusThemes

For the arrows – will be fixed in the next version.

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ianng Purchased

Hi.

I have some issues creating the “services page”.

Do I have to create a Page called Services? I’ve installed the demo content but can’t seem to find the “services” page.

I want to duplicate this: http://carpress.demo.proteusthemes.com/services/

Default-user
ianng Purchased

I forgot to mention, I would like to change the “blue” on the “Make an appointment” near the menu on the top right, as well as the color of the widgets with icons. How would I go about doing that

Default-user
ianng Purchased

I’ve managed to obtain the “services” page already. But my menu for services on the left isn’t showing up. (http://discoveria.com.my/about/). I have already indicated in the theme options to have a left sidebar in the services. But it isn’t showing up

ProteusThemes

Hi,

You just create a new Menu and then add the menu widget to the services sidebar. In this way you are not limited to link to just services.

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ianng Purchased

Thanks for that. Managed to fix it.

Is there a way to change the blue color in the main nav menu? The “Make an Appintment” color. As well as the blue color of the wdigets with icons under the slider?

ProteusThemes

Yup, everything you mentioned can be changed in the customizer.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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I’ve bought finally your theme, and I’m very happy with it. It’s just what I need for my client. One question, if possible: ¿how can I make a mark in google map? I can’t find the option. Great job, seriously.

ProteusThemes

Hi,

In the Theme Options > Contact page you can select the center of the map and add the locations (and in the latest update the default location is created at the same point as the maps center if there is no locations).

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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Hi, does the theme come with a child theme, sample data and images? Thanks

ProteusThemes

Hi,

Child theme – I’ll create it soon, ~2-3 days, yes for sample data, no for the images. In fact the ones from for the services and slider are purchased only, the others are free.

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This theme’s files does not contain .psd files. My designer cannot easily customize without these files. Is this situation normal for some themes?

ProteusThemes

No, it does not come with PSD files as most of the theme was designed in the browser. But I answered you already on our ticket support.

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Hello again,

- Menu text hover colour is blue, none of our colour options are set to blue, is there any way of changing this?

- Can services be linked to pages instead of service posts?

- ‘Read more’ on services image hover is off centre, how do we fix this?

- Can we turn off the persistent menu?

Cheers

ProteusThemes

Hi, please open a ticket on http://support.proteusthemes.com and give us the link to your website, so we can solve this quickly.

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