Discussion on Ergo - Simple, Ergonomic and Clean Wordpress Theme

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  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
Dnsh82 Purchased

Hi, Great theme!

I’m quite happy with the purchase, but I can’t figure out how to display the “recent work”row on the home page, looking at the imported files, this row doesn’t seem to exist within the editable side of the content. Could u help?

Thanks,

Diego

BrutalDesign

Hi,

The recent works are supposed to be displayed automatically on the home page, but you have to use the “Home” template. Also, be sure to set a featured image for each portfolio post.

I hope it will help.

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Dnsh82 Purchased

Another question, how do I add the “view more” button to the homepage slides?

Cheers,

BrutalDesign

Hi,

The slide caption shows the excerpt of your post. The view more button is displayed only if your post content is longer than the excerpt length defined in includes/theme-functions.php

You can decrease the excerpt length in includes.theme-functions.php at row 301 eg
return 10; 

I hope it will help

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Dnsh82 Purchased

Sorry, more questions.

1 – How can I have the “view more”button on the home page slides?

2 – How can I change the work type icons on the portfolio thumbs overly?

THanks,

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years

Hi,

thanks for this awesome theme!.

just one question: how do I replace the font in main manu by one of google fonts?

BrutalDesign

Hi,

You can use the google font helper to import your own google fonts easily.

In includes/helpers/google-fonts.php, add your own font at row 16 like this:
$wolf_google_fonts[] = 'AnyGoogleFont:400,700';

I hope it will help

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ok, I found the entries in the style.css ;) thx

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5awk Purchased

Hi, Theme is neatly built but having a few issues. Would have posted on your help forum but its been shut since I purchased:

Embeddable blog feeds are completely missing within the theme. I need to create pages with streams of content from particular tags/categories, can you advise a solution?

Changing the perma-link setting to ‘Post Name’ type in wordpress settings results in broken links. We’d like to keep our post names descriptive as p=107 is not as usable. Is this a known issue/fix?

Copying and pasting your Shortcode Columns in the visual editor, shortens them and they don’t work. Meaning we do a lot of editing in text mode. Not a major issue but would appreciate an update.

You can take a look at what we’re doing at www.5awk.com for reference.

BrutalDesign

Hi,

You can create a menu item in the menu admin panel using a blog category or tag.

Permalink issues are not related to the theme. You should contact your hosting service and ask them if the PHP mod_rewrite extension is enable on your server.

You have to install Wolf Shortcodes plugin in order to use the column shortcodes http://wpwolf.com/plugin/wolf-shortcodes/

I hope it will help

Default-user
5awk Purchased

Thanks for the swift respone.

I want to add contextual information above the blog-roll. With links to search certain tags. E.g. We have a main ‘Recipe’ category, I want to create a page with this embedded, but about, have a series of links to Tag: Vegetarian / Tag: Spicy. Are you saying that the only way to do this is to code the page template by hand?

I’ll chase our hosting guys up.

I have wolf shortcodes installed, the columns work, but you can only copy and paste within text editor, not visual, without it parsing out some of the code.

BrutalDesign

Hi,

You can use the tag widget or the category widget to display links to category or tags in the footer. No need to create template for that. It is already in the theme http://demo.brutaldesign.com/ergo/category/news/

Also, you can create a page with the “Search” template.

I hope it will help.

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Dnsh82 Purchased

Hey, it’s me again, sorry.

How can I change the back ground of the main nav? I want to make it white and the item black, just like the inside pages, Is it possible?

Thanks,

Diego

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Dnsh82 Purchased

Don’t mind, I found it!

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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LOVE this theme, great job! I also love how much faster it loads than most of the other themes on Themeforest. That was one of the main reasons I bought it.

I do have a quick question. How can I change the text for the ‘View Portfolio’ button on the home page where the 4 recent works are? Also, is there any way to position the recent works above the services section, on the home page?

Thanks again!

BrutalDesign

Hi,

You can change the “View Portfolio” text in template-home.php at row 27.

To put the last work at the top of your home page, replace your template-home.php content by this http://snippi.com/s/qu9gwz7 (Note that the “View Portfolio” text should be at row 24, then)

I hope it will help

Default-user

Great, thanks!!! One more question, is there any way to make the home page full screen slide show auto scroll? instead of having to click on the little circle to change pics….

BrutalDesign

Hi,

Set slideshow to “true” in js/jquery.custom.js at row 237

slideshow: true, 

Cheers

Default-user

great, thanks!

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@BrutalDesign, I found a major flaw in this template. When using Firefox, when you scroll down slowly, on every page except the home page, the top menu kind of freaks out and does not smoothly transition into the smaller white menu, as it does correctly when using Chrome and IE. Can you offer a fix for this? Please advise…

BrutalDesign

Hi,

Thanks for letting me know. I will fix this in the next update.

It should be available within the next 48hrs.

Sorry about that.

BrutalDesign

Update submitted.

Default-user

Wonderful, thanks for the quick reply and fix!!

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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I’ve found the language files, but can’t edit seem to make them change on the site. I’m using POE-edit.

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Has been a member for 6-7 years

Masonary gallery

I know I am missing something very obvious – but I am trying to create a Masonary gallery – and I have found these instruction in your siupport doc: Masonry is a jQuery plugin that arranges images vertically, positioning each element in the next open spot in the grid. The result minimizes vertical gaps between elements of varying height.

To create a masonry gallery page, create a page with the “Masonry Gallery” template.

Then, simply insert a wordpress gallery in your text editor.

Im sorry but I have no idea what you mean by the last comment – “Then, simply insert a wordpress gallery in your text editor.”

Culd you explain this more please to create the Masonary gallery – Many thanks

BrutalDesign

Hi,

Click on the “Add media” button at the top left of your text editor to open the media manager, and choose “Create a gallery”. Upload and/or select your images. Once your gallery is set, click on “Insert Gallery”

I hope it will help

Default-user

Thank you so much for the response. I’ll try that – cheers – Tony

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Page Header image issue.

I have a “video” page – and I selected “Page Header Type: Background Image” – – but now my dropdown navigation cuts off at the lower edge of the header image.

How do I show all items in the dropdown menu ? Cheers – T.

BrutalDesign

Hi,

Not sure to understand. Can you please give me the URL of your web site ? I will take a look

Regards

Default-user
http://fairesasekiya.com/video-page/

If you go to the navigation “video” – drop down – select “Project: Children on their birthdays” – let that page load and then go back to the nav dropdown and you will see what I mean.

Thanks.

BrutalDesign

Hi,

this is not my theme…

Default-user

so sorry – I’m an idiot :)

BrutalDesign

no problem ;)

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
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Ok – 1 more. I cannot manage to configure the slider correctly on the main page. I am trying to place video (as per the demo you have created) -in the slider. Your step by step instructions were very useful in the prior question – can you please tell me how to get video on the main page slider – cheers – T.

BrutalDesign

Hi,

There is no video in the slider and the slider doesn’t support video. The “Electroshock” slide is a simple image.

Greetings

Default-user

Thanks for the response.

On your demo site here: http://themeforest.net/item/stringer-responsive-wordpress-theme/full_screen_preview/4617118

the second slide says “Video on the Fly” – this is what I want to do.

Cheers.

BrutalDesign

Hi,

this is not my theme…

Default-user

I’m so sorry

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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Hi,

Please, how can I “translate” or change the urls/ slugs of “portfolio”, “work-type” and “work” of my case pages?

Thank you.

BrutalDesign

Hi,

You can change the slug in functions.php at row 37 and 112. You will have to refresh your permalink structure (settings -> permalinks) after doing this.

I hope it will help

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Hi,

me again, sorry,

Please, I have some more doubts and need some help:

1- Which lines do I have to edit (or comment out) to have video posts, picture posts, etc, to show written titles instead of the icon images?

2- Where can I edit to change or remove the icons on work thumbnails blocks (on “Portfolio” page)?

3- Even using isotope portfolio, when clicking on a single work’s “work-type” link, besides the folder icon listing, it opens a category page, where the “All” link, by its turn, opens a page names “Portfolio”, that shouldn’t exist, because I have renamed the porfolio page. Please, how can I have those “work-type” words linking to the actual isotope portfolio page or, also, at least, make them not link at all to these category pages?

Thank you very much. Cheers.

BrutalDesign

Hi,

1/ First add this CSS rule to remove the icons (theme options custom CSS box)

.format-audio .entry-content:before,
.format-video .entry-content:before,
.format-gallery .entry-content:before,
.format-image .entry-thumbnail:before {
    display: none!important;
}

Then to copy and paste this function at the end of includes/theme-functions.php

http://snippi.com/s/ab83xi7

2/ The icons are displayed using an icon font. It tricky to change them. You can hide them by adding this CSS rule

#work-grid i{display:none}

3/ The category displayed on the portfolio gird is not clickable

I hope it will help

Default-user

Hi, Thanks for the help.

3- I mean the clickable category words on the single work pages, as “Motion” on http://demo.brutaldesign.com/ergo/work/electroshock/

Thanks. Cheers.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years

Thanks for the awesome theme. We are repurposing the theme for our church, and need to take the video camera icon off the video Portfolio page.

Could you point me in the right direction to removing those icons?

Thanks and blessings. :)

Beau

BrutalDesign

Hi,

Paste the following line in the theme options custom CSS box (style tab)

#work-grid i{display:none}

I hope it will help

Default-user

That worked! Also, how would I remove it from the Video Post type?

BrutalDesign

Hi,

To remove the pos format icons:

.format-audio .entry-content:before,
.format-video .entry-content:before,
.format-gallery .entry-content:before,
.format-image .entry-thumbnail:before {
    display: none!important;
}

Greetins

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years

Hi, can it be, that the connection to your site (for checking for updates) slows down the admin site of the wordpress installation?

In the moment it is not possible to work if this theme is activated

Greets

Edit: theme try’s to connect wpwolf.com, which seams to be down… is it possible to turn out the update checking?

BrutalDesign

Hi,

wpwolf.com is back. Sorry for the inconvenience. You can disable the update notification by setting the WOLF_DISPLAY_UPDATE_NOTICE constant to false in framework/wolf-config.php at row 5

define('WOLF_DISPLAY_UPDATE_NOTICE', false);

I hope it will help

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years

Hi mate

I’m having some issues with this theme. For what I need to achieve, all the content has to be created in pages (instead of portfolio) and featured on the home page slider. That alone is ok, however the first problem is that if you feature pages in the slider, it does not excerpt the text which leaves the slider with text going up into infinity.

So can you please tell me what to do so that featured pages in the slider can excerpt text the same way your portfolio pages show up on the slider??

Also, 2nd question, how do I give the slider time per slide? I managed to make it auto-rotate, but I can’t specify how fast.

Thanks

BrutalDesign

Hi,

In includes/theme-functions.php, replace the row 455 to 458 by
the_excerpt();

You can those parameters to the slideshow function : slideshowSpeed and animationSpeed (js/jquery.custom row 236)

$( '#featured-slider' ).flexslider({
slideshow: false, 
directionNav: false,
slideshowSpeed: 7000, //Integer: Set the speed of the slideshow cycling, in milliseconds
animationSpeed: 600, //Integer: Set the speed of animations, in milliseconds
});

I hope it will help

alienintelligence

Hi mate

Thank you for your reply. That’s all been solved.

I have two more questions:

- How can I change the font Theme wide?

- When a featured image is set for a page, and the page template is set to full width, the image shows up o the left hand side and the text on the right hand side. The problem is the text is stuck flush against the photo, no spacing. What I want to achieve is the same as your example here (http://demo.brutaldesign.com/ergo/other-page/) – full width photo and text underneath. How was that done? I noticed that if I change the page template to “Default Template” I can get the photo at the top, but it is not full width.

Thanks for your help!

alienintelligence

Update:

- The slider stopped scrolling automatically, even if I checked that the edits are still in place. It worked for about 12 hours or so… - The website will not open in Chrome at all… www.kinrossbodyandsoul.com.au

alienintelligence

Update:

Found the problem with the above post. Please ignore it. If you wouldn’t mind answering the top request, that would be great!

Thank you!

BrutalDesign

Hi,

Remove the “panel-left” in template-fullwidth.php at row 14

I hope it will help

alienintelligence

Thanks. And the font?

BrutalDesign

Oh…

For exemple, for the body font, You can paste this CSS snippet in your theme options custom CSS box (style tab)

body{font-family : 'YourFont'}
for the titles:
h1, h2, h3, h4, h5 {
    font-family: 'YourFont';
}

The theme includes a google font helper file in includes/helpers/google-fonts.php.

If you want to add a google font , simply add it at row 16 like this:
$wolf_google_fonts[] = 'AnyGoogleFont:400,700';

I hope it will help

alienintelligence

Thanks for the swift reply mate. I’ll try that.

alienintelligence

OK, I made the change to the google-fonts.php, but how do I now ask the theme to use that font for the big page titles? Also can I add an additional google font in the google-fonts.php to be used for the body text?

What I have done after editing google-fonts.php (Let’s say the Google font is called Alpha)

I then went to the custom CSS field and added this: body{font-family : ‘Alpha’} – with no success

I then added: h1, h2, h3, h4, h5 { font-family: ‘Alpha’; } – with no success

BrutalDesign

Hi,

It should work.

h1, h2, h3, h4, h5 { font-family: 'Alpha'; }

Use normal or double quote 'Alpha'

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Hi there! I’m considering buying this theme— however custom post types are a dealbreaker for me. Does this theme use custom post types or does it use the built-in wordpress categories? Thanks!

BrutalDesign

Hi,

The theme has one custom post type : “work” post for the portfolio.

I hope it will help

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