Discussion on Etherna - powerful and flexible WordPress theme

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Nian Purchased

Is there any shortcode for blog posts? I would like to have a static homepage with static text and some blog posts.

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Nian Purchased

Also, can you or someone else recommend a widget/plugin that display the latest post with thumbnails in the sidebar that works with this theme?

EvGreen

Hey, so I’m not sure if I get you right, but you should be able to select “mainpage with blog” template to get that slider+static stuff+blog posts, much like this one does http://etherna.themeforest.designsentry.com/home/home-with-blog lemme know if that is what you needed.

As for the plugin – usually what you need in such situation is just add “extended” to your searched widget name, I think I’ve used this one for one of my projects http://wordpress.org/plugins/recent-posts-widget-extended/screenshots/

might need some small styling tweaks to make the thumbnails look nice

cheers

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Hi, I absolutely adore your theme but I’m having the same logo upload problem as many others during the past 12 months or so: when I try uploading all I get is the ‘lightbox layer’ without any action options. Every browser, same thing.

I’m just an ‘end user’ but from your earlier replies I get that I should have version 1.2a instead of the 1.2 which I seem to have.

I can’t find an update option anywhere. Can you please help? Thanks a million in advance!!

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PS: when I say ‘end user’ I mean I am the Admin user but I don’t do code.

EvGreen

hey :)

when you are logged in, here on themeforest, you should have a “downloads” tab like here: http://prntscr.com/2nrcyy , just go there and re-download the theme :) it’s 1.3 now – adds mobile version for smartphones. Just as always with updates though, do a copy of your files from the server, before overwriting them. You might have done some alterations to css files or php files, and forgot about them already, pain in the ass to loose all that :)

cheers

EvGreen

oh and if you are wondering about the update process – connect via FTP to your server, go to wordpress/wp-content/themes/Etherna_WP and replace all the files there with the new ones that are zipped in the themeforest package (not the whole help and stuff, just the theme itself)

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Thank you, just what I needed, works like a dream now :D

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Hi.. is it possible to setup a simple webshop on this theme?, and does anyone might have a few minutes to tell what shopsolution would be better, been looking at woocommerece, but can it work with this theme by any chance?

kind regards

EvGreen

it’s possible, not trivial though. You will most likely need a coder to do it for you. You should be able to find one at http://www.microlancer.com/ it’s one of envato marketplaces.

Woocommerce is certainly a viable choice, but It may be pricey. There are many others, take a look: http://vandelaydesign.com/blog/wordpress/ecommerce-plugins/

cheers

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

Hello, i noticed the demo is responsive, however my recent install of this theme is not responsive – is there a setting I am missing or not enabling? thanks in advance..

EvGreen

hey :) there was small update to the theme recently, and I didn’t even had a chance to update screenshot and such. You will need to re-download the theme and update it (make a backup of your site, as a failsafe) to get that responsivness.

cheers

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

I have just baought your theme: very good job, I really love it. I will start with 2 questions: 1) How do I change the text of the slogan area: ‘This is the space that I call slogan area ….’ 2): How do I use the foot like in the demo: mine remains empty even if I change the grid size in the Etherna WP panel?

Thanks for your help.

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Ok I have found for the slogan area …

EvGreen

maybe silly question: did you already put the widgets to the footer sidebar? appearance=>widgets

Default-user

Yes, but can not align it to the right …

EvGreen

had a look on your site, but the footer is completely empty, so it must be lack of widgets there. If you could add some there, then perhaps I could help you with the styling that you are looking for

cheers

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TekBull Purchased

Hey, awesome job on the theme But will you be developing a responsive version of the theme at some point?

EvGreen

hey, don’t know when you did get it, but there was update to the theme this year, and it has now a one stage responsivness http://prntscr.com/2xrgoa

cheers

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TekBull Purchased

Where is the option to make it responsive? For some reason we can’t get the updated site to be responsive. It continues to look like it was before.

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

Hello, still loving this theme and easy to use it. I have questions: - in the portfolio, how to get rid off the twitter and facebook like box?; - i’m using the sortable portfollio function and the categories come in the title (see here http://www.stephanefelix.be/portfolio-sortable)

Thanks for your help.

EvGreen

hey,

it’s built in function of the prettyphoto lightbox, to disable it, you will need to edit /js/plugins.js and edit this line: http://prntscr.com/31nnwl so the .prettyphoto() has curly brackets inside it and fill it with settings like .prettyPhoto({social_tools: ’’}); for more available settings check this out: http://www.no-margin-for-errors.com/projects/prettyphoto-jquery-lightbox-clone/documentation

cheers

Default-user

ok, thanks. What about the titles of the portfolio which come in the title?

EvGreen

in the lightbox? should be editable there as well, in general those are titles/names/descriptions of the images that were uploaded

cheers

Default-user

no, not in the lightbox. The names of the portfolio cat├ęgories (tous, appartements, ...) come in the title so that the title can not be read anymore.

EvGreen

ok. try this: (there is a lot of changes at once so I may be missing something but should work), add this to etherna panel input css tab:

#welcomemsg {
    text-align: center;
}
#portf2sorter a.superbutton {
    display: inline-block;
    float: none;
}
#portf2sorter {
    display: block;
    float: none;
    position: relative;
    text-align: center;
    width: 100%;
}

cheers!

Default-user

I did not change anythng in the css: why am I the only one to get this issue?

EvGreen

basically the text and categories get cramped together, most users don’t use that much of both so they don’t experience this :) use the css I pasted above and it should make the heading text go above the sorting links, so both get more space

cheers

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Gond Purchased

Hello!,

I just updated the theme and no problem with it except the responsiveness.

The banners and the map image I had aren’t fitting properly, size isn’t being changed and not fitting in the screen.

do I have to reload them to make them work ?

thanks

EvGreen

hey, can you send me a link to the problems you descibed? need to see that

cheers

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Gond Purchased

sorry for the late reply, here is the link to my site sls-school.com the picture is now fitting for some reason but the banner isn’t, I have reloaded it and updated the link in the picture but still no fix

also I have another question if you don’t mind, on the contact form the color of the text in each box is too light, doesn’t feel like it’s being filled, or so I am being told ;) so instead of the light grey could you tell me the code to put it to black please?

thank you

EvGreen

hey!

try this in etherna panel input css tab:

a img.aligncenter{max-width:100%;height:auto;}

it should fix the banner, but keep an eye if it won’t break anything else (particularly blog)

and the contact:

.inner_main input[type="text"]{color:#000000;}

it has also two other states:

.inner_main input[type="text"]:hover{color:#000000;}.inner_main input[type="text"]:focus{color:#000000;}

cheers!

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Gond Purchased

Thanks it work! but only for the home page, the other banners on the other pages as well as my map remained the same :S

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Gond Purchased

another thing, on the pricing tables, is there a way when you hover on the tables for the cursor to not change as if the table was a link, atm the mouse cursor changes into hand as if the table was a link and can be interpreted as a broken link for users.

thanks!

EvGreen

try adding this to etherna input css tab:

 ul.tabber li a{width:100%;} 

, as for the banners
img {
    max-width: 100%;
    height: auto;
}

cheers

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xtrem Purchased

Hey,

the submenu doesn’t work with WordPress 3.8.1.

How can I fix this problem?

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xtrem Purchased

It was a Plug-In Problem. Sorry! Submenu works great.

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
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Mrnicoo Purchased

My site www.gibbco.net is not showing the startpage… All other pages shows as they should but not the startpage? Whats wrong?. I updated all permalinks and everything!

EvGreen

hmm try disabling plugins first, if that won’t help try if changing home page template to something else allows it to load properly (that would indicate there is something wrong going on with the slider). It’s really hard to say what could be wrong, but one thing that comes to mind – your server has disabled php_gd2 module turned off, and theme is not able to crop the images for slider correctly, you can ask your hosting provider about enabling it.

lemme know if this was helpful, cheers

  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years

I noticed all the Post titles are H2.

How difficult is it change them to H1? or better yet remove them from the top of the post?

EvGreen

you can change that by going through php files like index, or single. If you’re after bigger font – just change the css rule, if you plan to do it because of SEO, don’t – h1 is not meant to be used as post title – see news.google.com, time.com, cnn.com etc.

cheers

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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Gond Purchased

Hello!

I have put pictures with a transparent background on Home page but for some reason they show with a white background, any idea why?

here is a link: http://sls-school.com/

EvGreen

I see you figured out a way already. Sry for not responding, I was on vacations :) cheers

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Gond Purchased

no worries :) I hope you enjoyed,

I actually didn’t figure it out, I just set a grey background on the picture so it would fade properly with the main background, worked that way lol

EvGreen

hehe well that also works :) I’d suspect that the reason was that you are using gifs, those don’t have semi-transparency, so shadows like that are not working well. Perhaps try pngs.

cheers

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Any help greatly appreciated. Our slider (site: meditationinoregon.org) just stopped working, something I haven’t seen in the 3 years we’ve been using Etherna.

I don’t know what change triggered this. I haven’t changed any content on the home page. Recently I’ve been adding slides, I updated Wordpress and some plugins, and modified pages other that should be unrelated. I’m using a few wordpress plugins that add dynamic content below the slider, but I’ve never seen them to be problematic in the past.

Any ideas?

EvGreen

I see you dealt with the problem already? Any idea what was it? Sry for not responding, I was on vacations :) cheers

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Thanks for the response. Based on what I found on discussion forums, I first disabled all the plugins and found that magically my slider started working. Then I re-enabled the plugins I actually use one-by-one and the slider continued to work after they were all enabled. I had 5-10 plugins that I had experimented with but never used, and it was a combination of upgrading Wordpress, plus one of those plugins, that broke the Nivo slider.

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barkeyo Purchased

Hi Ev,

I’ve been using Etherna 1.2 and noticed in the comments that you’d updated the theme to 1.3. I therefore re-downloaded the package from themeforest yesterday, uploaded the files to my site, but instead of getting 1.3 the WP backend is showing 1.2a. Not sure whether this is a version number oversight, or somehow themeforest doesn’t have the latest package, but could you confirm which?

Thanks

EvGreen

Must be just me overlooking the number change in the backend. Easy way to check it though – just grab the browser window and shrink it to say, 640px in width, it should switch the site to mobile mode. cheers

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barkeyo Purchased

Just checked and yes it does switch. :)

Very nice! Just one very minor detail… and I hate to be picky, but on switching, the search box and the first link in the menu bar (‘Home’ in my case) visibly get merged together. It’s the link takes priority in this case so you can’t actually search the site.

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barkeyo Purchased

sorry… it probably helps if I provide a link… http://prokinesis.co.uk/

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barkeyo Purchased

and another minor issue, the overlays on the front page slider disappear when the theme switches into mobile mode. :(

EvGreen

thanks for noticing, I’ll be looking into that during the weekend. cheers!

edit: as for the overlay disappearing – it just has to, there is simply no space for it

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barkeyo Purchased

no worries about the overlays, i’m sure we’ll cope :), but if we can sort the search box that would be great. still loving the theme, and had so many comments from clients who’ve been impressed with the site, so thanks for such an easy to work with and slick looking package. Oh and fyi I’ve had it working with WP 3.9.1 since they released it, with no problems at all. :D

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barkeyo Purchased

on another note, i guess that you are currently utilising jquery 1.7.1.1 library functions in the theme, however doing an analysis of the site with chrome’s javascript console, i’ve noticed i’m getting a couple of deprecation warnings (“Attr.specified is deprecated. Its value is always true.” & “event.returnValue is deprecated. Please use the standard event.preventDefault() instead.”). I know jquery is up at 2.1.1 now, so would this be something you’re likely to update?

EvGreen

hey, sry for all the delays. The search box issue you are experiencing is because for some reason your menu classes are different then the defaults, add this to etherna panel, input css tab:

.menu-page-menu-container{background: url("img/container_sprite.png") no-repeat scroll left bottom rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
    display: block;
    height: auto;
    overflow: hidden;
    width: 100%;}

that should do the trick :) the jq is kept like that, due to some js plugins that the theme uses, it’s not a problem atm, and shouldn’t be for quite some time. I’ll ofcourse update the theme once it becomes one :)

cheers

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barkeyo Purchased

hi,

thanks for the response, and the css code, but not sure why my menu classes would be any different from the defaults as using standard WP 3.9.1 install alongside an unmodified Etherna theme implementation. Odd. Anyway, the CSS input works great for the responsive view, but has the unwanted side effect of dropping the search box down on the standard view so that it sits straddling the horizontal divider line between the menu bar and the slider. :(

EvGreen

hmm try this then:

@media only screen and (max-width: 640px) {
.menu-page-menu-container{background: url("img/container_sprite.png") no-repeat scroll left bottom rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
    display: block;
    height: auto;
    overflow: hidden;
    width: 100%;}
}

now that should be ok

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barkeyo Purchased

Bingo! Worked like a charm, thank you.

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Valiant Purchased

Hello Matey,

Wordpress is bugging me to do an update, just checking that the theme is valid with 3.9.1?

Cheers, Sam

EvGreen

I just updated the theme preview to 3.9.1, and it seems to work just fine :) if you notice any bugs related to new wp version and the theme, just let me know. I plan to support this theme for quite some time still.

cheers

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Valiant Purchased

What’s the best way to upgrade the theme? Just install it like a new one?

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Valiant Purchased

Ignore that, I just founded the update folder asking to just replace the folder via FTP :)

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Valiant Purchased

So I did the new update to 1.2a, however there seems to be a few spacing issues when viewed on a mobile browser. Check out www.radianceaudio.co.uk on a phone.

Is there an option to disable the responsiveness while it’s worked on?

Cheers :)

EvGreen

hey, this should fix your issues with images spacing on mobile, and slider dots(as you have so many slides), add it to etherna panel input css tab:

@media only screen and (max-width: 640px) {
.wpimgload {
    height: auto;
    max-width: 100%;
    margin: 18px 0;
}
.container_alpha.slider {
    padding: 16px 19px 53px;
}
.nivo-controlNav {
    bottom: -35px;
    left: 10%;
}
}

cheers

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Valiant Purchased

Is there a way to hide the controlNav all together for mobile devices? Also any ideas on the footer, where the “Connect” overlaps the Comments segment? And is there a way to scale the logo?

For reference here’s what’s already in my CSS tab.

@media only screen and (max-width: 640px) {
.wpimgload {
    height: auto;
    max-width: 100%;
    margin: 18px 0;
}
.container_alpha.slider {
    padding: 16px 19px 53px;
}
.nivo-controlNav {
    bottom: -35px;
    left: 10%;
}
}

#footer .widget{max-height:240px !important} 
.inner_main .widget .widget_twitter > li {padding: 8px 0px 8px 21px; font: 13px/19px Trebuchet MS,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; color: #666666; text-shadow: 1px 1px ##c6c6c6;}
.wptw_header {padding: 8px 0px 0px 31px;}
.inner_main .widget .widget_twitter > li a {display: inline; background: none; padding: 0px;  font: 13px/19px Trebuchet MS,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;}
.inner_main input[type="email"] {
    background-color: #F1F1F2;
    border: 1px solid #FFFFFF;
    border-radius: 4px;
    box-shadow: 0 1px 3px #CCCCCC inset;
    color: #B6B6B6;
    height: 16px;
    margin: 1px 0 10px;
    outline: 0 none;
    padding: 6px 10px;
    text-shadow: 1px 1px #FFFFFF;
    width: 95%;
}
#footer .widget ul li{text-shadow: 1px 1px #000000;color:#c6c6c6;}
.inner_main input[type="tel"] {
    background-color: #F1F1F2;
    border: 1px solid #FFFFFF;
    border-radius: 4px;
    box-shadow: 0 1px 3px #CCCCCC inset;
    color: #B6B6B6;
    height: 16px;
    margin: 1px 0 10px;
    outline: 0 none;
    padding: 6px 10px;
    text-shadow: 1px 1px #FFFFFF;
    width: 95%;
}
.wp_twitter_widget .widget_twitter li, .wptw_footer{border-top:none;}

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

The documentation states it is compatible with Wordpress 3.2. Will the theme work on the latest wordpress 3.9.1 install?

EvGreen

yes, in fact the theme preview runs on it

cheers

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Hi! How can disable the responsive in this theme? Please help me :-)

EvGreen

disable? hehe, can’t please everyone :) you can remove the @media rules in .css files, that should do it :)

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

Having some issues now that I’ve updated to a brand new install of WP with a fresh install of Etherna. Trying to Install via Themes -> New -> Upload results in a “Are you sure you want to do this” WP error. And if I download the theme only zip and upload manually I get 404 Forbidden “You don’t have permission to access /wp-admin/admin.php on this server.” Error when trying to change Etherna color options.

Any knowledge you can share with me?

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Please disregard, the server administrator had enabled mod_Security and that played havoc with WP, once disabled Etherna/WP worked as intended. Again this is NOT the fault of the Etherna theme.

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