Discussion on Etherna - powerful and flexible WordPress theme

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superspud Purchased

Hi There

Love the theme and can’t wait to use it. However, I have installed and am working through the tutorial it comes with which is all fine but when I go to my DS panel and try to make any changes I just receive the error below when I click the save button? ################################### Forbidden

You don’t have permission to access /wp-admin/admin.php on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request. ###################################

Please can someone help?

EvGreen

someone just had the same problem, here is what should be the cause:

I think your mod_security on your server is overzealus in blocking stuff. You can mail your hosting to look into it and possibly make an exception for that admin file or just turn off the mod_security (it’s nice to have, but not crucial).

You can also try to do it yourself by adding

<IfModule mod_security.c>
SecFilterEngine Off
SecFilterScanPOST Off
</IfModule>

to the .htaccess file in wordpress folder, and it will be turned off if your hosting allows for such settings to be controlled from user side.

There is also a slim chance that above is not the case, and that it’s caused by some wrong permissions on the folders in wp-admin and wp-content (should be set to 755), but this was never the case so far.

what hosting you’re on btw? and ofc let me know if that fixed it

cheers

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akira1424 Purchased

Hi EvGreen

Is it possible to have a mobile version of this theme or is one planned/available?

Regards

EvGreen

I am hoping to release a new theme sometime in april and if it goes through, I’ll be adding responsivness to the etherna right after :)

cheers

akira1424
akira1424 Purchased

That sounds great I will be sure to check it out! Please keep me updated :)

I found a plugin (WPtouch) to give a mobile view of the theme but some of the shortcodes/code appear as text like the super buttons. Is this something you could offer support on? or is it a case of editing the plugin?

Thanks again

Lee

EvGreen

can’t fix that, the plugin that you mention is basically just a new theme that fires only on certain browsers. The shortcodes are tightly integrated with the theme so naturally they don’t work when used elsewhere. I think there are plugins that can get the not working shortcodes brackets out from the content, but the functionality cannot be restored, unless the new theme (mobile) gets the same shortcode php.

cheers

akira1424
akira1424 Purchased

Thank you for your reply!

I have contacted the developers for WPtouch and they are providing some solutions :)

Please let us know when you create the mobile version of Etherna! I cant wait!

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Great theme – where can I find more information about the slider, how to use it, graphics format etc? I cannot find it. Even in the doc.

EvGreen

Hey, It’s explained in the help, in section C-editing content. The image upload is slightly different since wordpress 3.5+, but it’s just the looks of uploader that changed, the rest is all the same, it’s even easier and better nowadays. Other than that – the slider is glued to a template page that you need to select when creating a page that is going to have it (if you imported the dummy content you got it already set up), and the animation options can be found in etherna panel, slider tab.

cheers

Default-user

thanks. no i haven’t installed the dummy content. I will have a look at it.

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aNjOiD Purchased

Hi I installed your theme and I’m having an issue with the sidebar, it displays in the wrong location. You can see here: http://www.anthonyidi.com/rcollision/about-us/

any ideas?

EvGreen

you need to wrap both the sidebar and content in grids shortcodes first, otherwise sidebar takes up all the space that’s given

cheers

aNjOiD
aNjOiD Purchased

got it to work thank you!

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ErfanMHD Purchased

Hello, where to minify the css file again ? i’ve used an online css minify site, but the minified css file is not working properly.

EvGreen

I’m using this one: http://refresh-sf.com/yui/ just switch it to css

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ErfanMHD Purchased

thanks, any idea of hiding the home page slides number ? screenshot: http://postimg.org/image/q4elolkv5/

EvGreen

try .nivo-controlNav a{text-indent:9999px !important} normal is -9999, but I guess you use rtl language so this might help :)

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Hi, I see you can change the color themes but it doesnt look like the menu bar gets changed. Is it easy to change it to a color so it stands out better?

Thanks

EvGreen

changing the menu color would require some edits to png image sprites, not hard itself, just a bit tedious I guess. Some css editing involved as well, but with not-minified files that are bundled it should be easy too (css is divided into commented sections)

happy easter!

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how can i change slogan text from home:

This is space that I call slogan area. It’s purpose is to drive your att- ention to something important, like button that will say “buy me!”?

EvGreen

there is a field for that below the main editing field when editing pages

cheers

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Hello, When I try to upload my logo through the etherna panel it just goes to a black screen as seen in the link below. How could I go about fixing this?

http://tinypic.com/r/15k2tj/6
EvGreen

indeed, there is a bug in wp 3.5+ with this, and I’ve got a fixed 1.2a version of the theme for it. Mail me through the contact form on this page: http://themeforest.net/user/EvGreen and I’ll send you the updated one.

1.2a will come out this week, but if anyone else wants it faster, feel free to mail me and I’ll send it to you.

cheers

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Gond Purchased

Hi! I see you have released an update to the theme, what do I need to do to update it? can’t seem to find where to update the theme on my end

EvGreen

just re-download the pack from themeforest and overwrite the files on your server at wordpress/wp-content/themes/Etherna_WP with the unzipped content from THE THEME folder, and that’s it

just do a backup of the files beforehand, safety first :)

cheers

Default-user
Gond Purchased

oh I see, thanks :)

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pixelrage Purchased

Hello, this theme is ignoring the site-wide font when the an ordered list (ol) is used, in which case, it uses a dark black Arial-looking font. I can’t seem to find where this is being declared, if at all, in the CSS…could you please help? I’m just looking to have all ol’s be the same font as the standard body font used in this theme.

Thanks—this is really a great theme!

EvGreen

lists are a bit different to make them stand out, if you want to make them look like regular paragraphs use:

ol {
    color: #666666;
    font: 13px/19px Trebuchet MS,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;
    letter-spacing: 0.1px;
    margin: 0 0 1.5em;
    overflow: visible;
    text-shadow: 1px 1px #FFFFFF;
}

cheers :) and sorry for long delay in response, we had a long holiday weekend here :)

pixelrage
pixelrage Purchased

Perfect, thanks!! :)

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barkeyo Purchased

Hi Ev,

Sorry to be a pain, but can you provide the basic input/documentation necessary for using the Tables functionality in the Page/Post editor. It’s been a while since I installed the theme and I no longer have the sample stuff which gets loaded on a fresh install of the theme. :(

Cheers,

Owen

EvGreen

hey,

pricing tables go like this: http://pastebin.com/QXBNpRPy

normal tables: http://pastebin.com/xVTYCzus

cheers

Default-user
barkeyo Purchased

Brilliant, much appreciated. Two further minor questions -

1) Talking about pricing tables, how do you get a Buy Me button to open in a new tab? Clearly the usual target=”_blank” doesn’t work inside the pricing button [] 2) I see you have an update to the theme available. What’s new from 1.2?

EvGreen

1.2a is just minor fix and refresh to make it work smooth with wordpress 3.5+

as for the blank, you can just use straight html:

<a href="#" class="button red" target="_blank">buyme</a>

should work :)

Default-user
barkeyo Purchased

Many thanks once again. I’ll update the theme files to 1.2a, as I’m using WP 3.5+. However using html for the buyme button seems to lose the horizontal alignment of the button (it aligns to the left of pricing div, rather than centrally), so for now I’ve left it as standard usage and opening the target url in the same window.

EvGreen

hmm indeed, you’d need to use

<div class="buyme"><p><a href="#" class="superbutton ">Buy Me!</a></p></div>

now that will work ;)

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barkeyo Purchased

worked like a charm.. :)

Once again, thank you.

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lisaashby Purchased

How can I change the text size for the body text throughout the site? Also, how can I make the navigation bar text bigger?

EvGreen

you need to edit paragraph styling in style.css or just add new rule to etherna panel input css tab like so:

p{font-size:14px}

and for menus:

#menu ul li a,#menu ul li ul li a{font-size:16px}
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Hello! Thanks very much for the lovely WP theme, it’s been working great so far. I have run into a couple of problems recently that possibly always existed, but I never noticed.

1. When viewing author pages, going to the second page of articles by the same author often results in a 404 message. I’ve tried troubleshooting this via WP by changing the permalinks (supposedly a fix sometimes), but this didn’t seem to make a difference. We want users to be able to click on this author list under “Contributors” heading (which is automatically generated), and view all the posts by the given author: http://womensuffrage.org/?page_id=21113

2. The search engine does not seem to allow readers to search an author name and find their posts, unless the author’s name is manually entered into the body of the post.

Any suggestions for fixes on these? Thanks very much again!

EvGreen

Hey, glad you like it :)

1) – I’ll look into that, but I’ll have to ask for some patience, I am leaving for a long weekend holidays tonight and won’t be on until monday :)

2) – you mean, you’d like the “by author” http://prntscr.com/178cjj to be a link, am I correct? By default it is done so the link appears only when the user/writer has a website field filled under “users” settings: http://prntscr.com/178eal

if you want to open the posts of that author instead, you will need to do appearance>editor>blog.php (and other similar templates that display posts, like blog2.php, single.php, archive.php and change the_author_link function to the_author_posts_link function. You will find that inside paragraph with class “post_info”, like so: http://prntscr.com/178e18

remember to make a backup of the theme just in case :)

cheers

btw, which version of the theme you got installed? if 1.1 or lower, update to current 1.2a, that should fix the 1) issue as my test server flips the pages for author posts just allright

EvGreen

any luck with updating? try one more thing – in settings=>reading set the number of displayed posts to 1 or 3 (default is 10), the theme has its own setting for that in etherna admin panel and sometimes it clashes with the default wordpress one

Default-user

Hi Ev,

Sorry I didn’t get back to your first message! I checked and I was updated to the most recent incarnation, but the fix you just sent worked like a charm! Thank you. :)

I just have one other question. Thanks for the notes on switching the author’s name to a link, I do think I will use that. However, the folks I’m working with would also like it to be possible to search the First name/Last name of an author and find their posts on the site. For whatever reason this doesn’t seem to work via the search function, and I wasn’t sure what to offer as a solution other than manually adding the name of authors into the body texts of the posts. What are your thoughts on that?

Thanks again!

EvGreen

hmm, don’t think wp default search has an option for posts search by user, you could try some plugins tho, like “advanced search”.

as for the other ideas – do the thing from my previous response, that will relief you from adding the links manually. Also, you could try some widget that lists all authors in the sidebar, I am sure that there is a plugin for that :)

cheers

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Telstar Purchased

Hi there,

I absolutely love this theme but I want to integrate an e-commerce section into my site through WooCommerce.

They’ve given some basic instructions for how to help integrate with non-WooThemes, but I’m lost as to what i need to do within the php files. Could you have a look at their guidance WooThemes Third Party Custom Theme Compatibility and let me know if any of this is possible? If so what do I need to do?

I really want the best of both worlds!!! :)

Many MANY thanks :)

EvGreen

I know that some users added woocommerce to etherna, but unfortunately I don’t know/remember exactly who :(

You will probably need to hire someone that is familiar with woocommerce implementations anyways, as just the installation part is a tenth of a whole job – big thing is adding new styles and classes to actually make it look good and connected with the theme.

The guide you linked is pretty straight-forward, just instead of page.php, duplicate index.php, and it should start working

cheers

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This is very nice theme :)

EvGreen

thanks :)

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Good morning!

We have a client using this theme and, out of nowhere, the Tweeter Widget functionality stopped working. (It is just showing the default loading message and the tweets don’t appear.) I have looked at all the standard things you would think to check (like Twitter ID being correct, or UL code missing anything in terms of syntax), but I’m not seeing any clear reason why this plugin has stopped working. (It was working great just a few weeks ago when I last checked—and nothing about the site has changed since then.)

Help? :(

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To be clear: the company I work for purchased this theme for a client’s website (before I started working here), which is why it doesn’t say “Purchased” next to my username here…even though we have purchased it. Can I still get help from you? I have a very upset client waiting for a fix here… :\

EvGreen

hey, twitter killed 1.0 api just recently and the widget won’t work anymore, or until a lightweight workaround is found on the plugin page http://tweet.seaofclouds.com/ which then I’d implement.

Just try out some other twitter widgets from wordpress plugin library, or use twitters own embedded timelines

cheers

fireboy63

Thanks for getting back to me on this. I guess we’ll just throw their bare-bones widget in place of the nice Etherna styling and make it look as close as we can. I’ll watch your theme main page for whenever you have an update, as I’d much rather use the styling you had (looked SO much better than Twitter widget)! :D

EvGreen

:) yeah shame on them hehe, well, I’ll look into that next week probably, see if I can find a proper replacement

cheers

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barkeyo Purchased

Hi Ev,

Quick one for you. What hex colour do you use for the container sprite background? I’m using the testimonials widget in a grid controlled div and the background for the text is coming through fine in Chrome, but white in I.E. (useless browser). I’ve got the CSS ready for the Etherna input area to force it, but need the colour.

Thanks

EvGreen

hmm goes like this :)http://prntscr.com/1aklkj

cheers

Default-user
barkeyo Purchased

like, works, charm, a…. right words, but not necessarily in the right order. :)

thank you.

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Rusola Purchased

hi this is a great theme, however the site looks poor in IE10 can you help?

www.rusola.co.uk

EvGreen

I’ll check it on win8 later, but on win7 ie10 64bit it all looks fine: http://prntscr.com/1bt8r6

you sure it’s not just your IE running in old compatibility mode?

cheers

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e-mail field is not correct showed.,

I use Contact Form 7 (3.4.1) and it’s working fine, except that the e-mail field is not showing correctly in the theme.

please advice.

http://www.nieuw-initiatief.nl/

Greetz, Edwin

EvGreen

hmm adding this to etherna panel input css tab should do the trick:

.inner_main input[type="email"] {
    background-color: #F1F1F2;
    border: 1px solid #FFFFFF;
    border-radius: 4px 4px 4px 4px;
    box-shadow: 0 1px 3px #CCCCCC inset;
    color: #B6B6B6;
    height: 16px;
    margin: 1px 0 10px;
    outline: medium none;
    padding: 6px 10px;
    text-shadow: 1px 1px #FFFFFF;
    width: 95%;
}

cheers

Default-user

Thank you for the quick response. it works.

cheers

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