Discussion on Concept (Wordpress) - A Premium WP Theme

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Still unable to get the menu working… Anyone?

MDNW Author

Hi trent – have you checked out the new screencast for the updated features yet? http://screenr.com/znn

Cheers! Brandon


Thanks for your reply. I went over that video and still have no luck getting my menu to change. I created custom menu entitled “Primary Menu” which has been selected in the admin panel but it isn’t updating the links on the site. I still have all the default ones (e.g. About, Services, Media, Home-Slider-Imgs, Blog, etc.)

You can see what it’s doing at http://fathomix.com. I’m running WP 3 .01. I’ve looked high and low on how to fix this, no luck.

The updated template – well done for doing this but when I download my original purchase (november 2009) I just get the old version – where is the new one ?

pretty please !

MDNW Author

Hi Jon,

Just re-download the file from your Downloads page – the most recent file is always there :)

Cheers! Brandon

sielakow Purchased

hi, today a download a theme and when run it the browser give me WHITE page.. Plz tell my why?

A have tested on Wp 2.83 and 3.0 and 3.01 and till have that problem.

Any ideas?

On live http header a got 500 internal error Only for this theme.. Errors:

Notice: Undefined variable: themename in wp-content\themes\concept\functions\widgets.php on line 58

Notice: register_widget_control is deprecated since version 2.8! Use wp_register_widget_control() instead. in wp-includes\functions.php on line 3237

Notice: rss.php is deprecated since version 3.0! Use wp-includes/class-simplepie.php instead. in wp-includes\functions.php on line 3277

Notice: Undefined variable: page_listing_2 in wp-content\themes\concept\functions\theme-panel.php on line 270

Notice: Undefined index: activated in themes\concept\functions.php on line 88

Notice: has_cap was called with an argument that is deprecated since version 2.0! Usage of user levels by plugins and themes is deprecated. Use roles and capabilities instead. in wp-includes\functions.php on line 3321

Notice: Undefined index: page in wp-content\themes\concept\functions\mypageorder.php on line 19

Notice: Undefined index: page in wp-content\themes\concept\functions\theme-panel.php on line 283

swmab Purchased

One question, the theme is great but if I want to have it in different languages there is the problem of the home page not being able to change with the language unless I choose to have a static page? Is it possible to make it so that the home page can adapt with language?


This looks like a great theme for us but I have a few questions before I buy it:

1) Can the fonts be easily modified?

2) The portfolio is images-only – would it be able to hold words as well or would we effectively do two of the services pages?

3) Does it have am email newsletter template?

Many Thanks Chris

I also have issues customising the menu which is kind of important for this particular theme. I’m experiencing the same as Trentscot 1 and while I left messages on the support board and to Themeforest support I didn’t have any answer yet.

The problem has been discussed more often on forums but I couldn’t find any with a reply. (The oldest comment on this problem already dates to 7th of October!)

The theme is very pretty, easy to install and the CSS is well comented. However I really think there is a problem with the menu. This is crucial if you want to have pages that do not automatically appear in the menu (ex. linked pages like sales condition)

While this theme is very well documented the documentation is about an old version with makes that there are some confusing points in there. There is a short screencast that shows these differences but it can still be quite during install. While it was said that this screencast should clarify the menu issues: it doesn’t.

On this particular forum you see that a lot of useless and documented questions at the beginning of this forum are answered. Towards the end you find less and less answers from the author. (They are not obliged to give any support on these themes!)

@Tretscot 1: Did you have any luck with solving your menu problem?

MDNW Author

Hi Willem!

Are you using the Appearances > Menu panel? That’s how the menu is built as of the latest updated version of the theme :)



Yes I studied all your documentation and also the screencast in which you mention the menu panel. I followed all the instructions very closely but it refuses to show me anything else than the default menu with all the items.

In appearences Menu panel I created a menu, allocated items, saved the whole thing but it keeps showing all the pages.

I’m not one to mail unless I tried several things and studied the docs very carefully. I know you have better things to do than to explain to people how Wordpress works.

See post above…

And again one (not very useful) answer from the author and then nothing but a long silence before ever really answering any questions. It’s weird that there is no better support in place for these themes. Anybody else got any suggestions?

For those intending to buy this theme I would really wait until this issue gets resolved. It’s quite useless without custom menus.

TMktg Purchased

Temporary fix for menu issue…

I had the same problem with the new WordPress menu and decided to use a temporary fix that may be helpful.

I changed the visibility status of the page I did not want on the main navigation from “Public” to “Private”. When public, the Slider page was showing on the main navigation. Now the Slider page cannot be seen and the slider still works.

Good luck everyone. Overall, a very nice theme. Thanks much.

MDNW Author

Thanks Bill – Looking into the issue for you guys – I have another update coming next week, so there’s a chance I can make this a little more clear then :)

Love to hear how to manage my menu items!

MDNW Author

It’s all controlled from the Appearance > Menus panel in WordPress 3.0.


Just like the rest it ain’t working with me. Aswel as the homepage banner, could you please provide a solution!

MDNW Author

Hi Maartens!

Do you have a link that I can check out for ya?

Thanks! Brandon

sthagon Purchased

I’ve downloaded http://s3.amazonaws.com/marketplace-downloads.envato.com/files/1151651/Concept%20Wordpress.zip (signature removed), and it contains header.php from 2010-09-10 which uses old style menu, WP function wp_list_pages, and not new style, WP function wp_nav_menu!

Also it has bug in index.php, because it uses:

get_option(‘concept_homepage_callout’) == ‘yes’

and in theme panel is yesno defined as $yesno = array(“Yes”,”No”). Case is different, and because of that concept_homepage_callout can not be enabled.

schwenno Purchased

Do you still plan to release an update this week? I purchased the theme last week and experienced that i can´t change the default menu.

sthagon found the bug, please fix it for us! I’m a total php noob, tried to change it, but messed it up :)

Hello Congrats for the theme.. really like it. Would like to use it, but have a couple questions

- can we use any font, i want to use courrier - can we hange the background image?

thanks felix

This is what I did to get the menu working. In header.php, replace

<li &lt;?php if (is_front_page()){echo 'class="current_page_item"';} ?&gt; ><a href="&lt;?php echo get_settings('home'); ?&gt;" title="Space VVS">Start</a> &lt;?php wp_nav_menu('title_li=&sort_column=menu_order&exclude='.get_option('concept_excludepages')); ?&gt;



The menu doesn’t work. The code in header.php is using wp_list_pages and isn’t calling the Menus. Please update the download with a file that has proper code.

MDNW Author

This has been updated in the September 28 version (v 1.3) ;)

@epicera Thanks for the response!

This is the code used to render the navigation in header.php in my copy of the Concept theme, downloaded yesterday:

<li <?php if (is_front_page()){echo 'class="current_page_item"';} ?> ><a href="<?php echo get_settings('home'); ?>">Home</a> <?php wp_list_pages('title_li=&sort_column=menu_order&exclude='.get_option('concept_excludepages')); ?>

You can see it’s using wp_list_pages instead of the newer menu functionality. Perhaps the copy on the server is wrong? Could you email the latest version of the theme?

Thanks for the help.


sthagon Purchased


Same here. And I reported that ~one month ago, and nothing happend… :-(


Do we have right for updates or we have to purchase again or something else is wrong?

The file I get for download:

concept-wordpress-a-premium-wp-theme.zip (md5sum: dd043de13204feaf05315b7f894253f5)

has files last updated 2010-09-10.

MDNW Author

We’re working on the next big update (should be in the next 10 days).

We’re also working on a major update to our support forums this next month, which will include a nightly build section for all buyers with a license code, along with some other improvements. Thanks for bearing with us while we handle some of these issues with the updates system here.