Discussion on Gamma - Responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

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Hi,

Can anybody tell me how to do the services… It is very urgent… ? I need to finish the gamma development by today.

have created all the service pages in the services section.

How do we add the pages in the menu?

your help will be highly appreciated!

with thanks n best regards, Mark

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Hi. I was sleeping…

It’s very easy. Just make sure you have them enabled in the screen options tab:

http://www.wpexplorer.com/wp-content/uploads/services-menu.png

-AJ

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Gals Purchased

@mukeshpokhriyal. You need a services page to put in the menu bar. make one under pages, then under the Template drop down on the right hand side of your new page, select Services. When you save it and veiw the page, your service pages should be displayed as lil’ boxes…..Hope this helps.

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Dear Gals,

Thank you for your quick response buddy.

But my question is … after creating all the services int he service tab in the wp admin, how can I add them as a drop down in the menus as I can’t see the pages there in the menu?

best regards, Mark

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I answered your question below:

Please see this image for enabling the services posts on the menu page:

http://www.wpexplorer.com/wp-content/uploads/services-menu.png
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Gals Purchased

Thanks for the social icons help. I am doing my staff page, and I want a little bit of text under each photo that leads on to the main text on the individual staff pages. I’ve done this by adding the text into the staff position bit which works fine, only problem is I don’t want this text to show up on the individual pages under the staff name when I open the up. I found the bit of html to edit with Firebug, but not sure where to find it in the wordpress editor. Here is the page I’m talking about: http://foundationsprogramme.com/?page_id=42

Thank You.

WPExplorer

The ideal way would be to enable “excerpts” for the staff pages

The update would be first to update line 111 in theme_functions/post_types.php to add ‘excerpt’ to the array:

 'supports' => array('title', 'thumbnail', 'editor', 'revisions', 'comments', 'excerpt'),

Next step is to edit the template files to change the code that shows their “position” to the excerpt – lines 101-105 would simply become:

<?php the_excerpt(); ?>

Then of course add your excerpts. AJ

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ezeee Purchased

WPExplorer, thx for this theme. i’m working with it since a week and have to say it makes everything i tell him. there are only 2 little, i hope, things i cannot figure out.

first i have problems with displaying the comments-form correctly if you’re not logged in. please take a look here: http://www.fairport24.de/wp/?p=1

second is that on portfolioitems i have more to say then the height of the image, so i have one very high column with text, small pictures and right beside only one picture, video, gallery. that doesnt look smart at all. guess i’m not alone with that.

can you help me out? thank you!

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dear gals and ezee,

can you please help me in the add the drop down menus under services.

best regards, Mark

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ezeee Purchased

@mukeshpokhriyal

didnt tried this. can’t you add navigation point with a custom link? ah, you know to make a submenuentry under menues you have to hold the navigationpoint with your mouse and move it a little bit to the right?

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ohhk… so we have to use custom links for this…

Is this the way to do the menu with gamma theme…?

thank you very much ezeee!

best regards, Mark

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Hey Mark,

Please realize I’ll get back to you as soon as possible but I do need to sleep, I’m not a robot. So if I haven’t responded before 8-12 hours after the original posting please just wait patiently, I am not ignoring you. ;)

Most TF authors in fact have a 24-48 response time.

Please see my other comments for the solution.

thanks! – AJ

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Gals Purchased

@mukeshpokhriyal. I coudn’t figure out a proper way to do it and wanted to do the same thing, so I duplicated all my services pages as normal pages, then used the normal pages in the drop down menu, and the services pages linked to the ‘Services’ tab. Have a look to see what I mean: http://foundationsprogramme.com/

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Gals Purchased

only normal pages, not service pages can be added to the menu I think..

WPExplorer

On the top right corner click the screen options tab to enable the little box with the service posts so you can drop them in.

http://www.wpexplorer.com/wp-content/uploads/services-menu.png
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KateCM Purchased

Hi, Listen, for a variety of reason Gamma won’t work for my current project. Nothing wrong with the theme but it needs more coding than I know how to do to get it right. The slider and other sliders I have used with it are a problem for me….no worries, I will use it for a simpler project with less client requests.

HOWEVER , when I tried to import the wordpress hml file I exported through tools—since I also moved to n online server—none of my staff or portfolio or services or highlights moved. WP says “invalid post type” Please tell me there is a way to move these without cutting and pasting theme to theme? I will go nuts! I am wondering why they didn’t just all show up under posts.

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When you import sample data with Custom post types you need to make sure that you have activated the theme with such post types. For example the default twenty 12 theme doesn’t have any post types, therefore it will say invalid. But if you have the Gamma theme active when you do the import, then they will go through just fine.

Did you watch the video for how to use the sliders on this page – http://www.wpthemehelp.com/knowledgebase/gamma-video-guides/

There shouldn’t be any coding required to get it working just like the demo.

Sorry to hear you won’t be using it for your current project, AJ

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KateCM Purchased

PS, One of the slider issues -and this might be a bug- is that on the drag and drop section, the slider module option would just disappear while I was creating slides….weird. Client issue was the big video. Then I tried ProSlider and all hell broke loose with queries and blank pages etc. I don’t know enough to fix all that plus proslider is too complex for my client to use.. I just wanted an integrated video slider with no hassles on size etc. It’s okay. Not criticizing…just letting you know why I am breaking up with you. I feel bad because I do like your theme so much. It’s not you. It’s me. :)

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No worries.

ps: If you do have an issue with the drag-and-drop disappearing it’s most likely an conflict with a plugin messing up the javascript. Or in some cases if using a very very old browser.

If your videos are too large with simple CSS you can set a max-height value for it, such as:

.flexslider iframe{ max-height: 200px; }

but really videos would appear large because the slider wants to keep its proportions. So it really just depends on how the video has been filmed.

Either way, thanks for letting me know and good luck with your project!

AJ

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KateCM Purchased

Yes, I watched the video and left comments here. Somehow I can create columns and fit a sized video in that on other sliders. Not sure why this was not working but I am out of time. Very sorry to hear that unless I use gamma for this client eternally, they can’t export and import their 100 posts.

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They can import/export their posts. You just need to know how to do it. With a simple plugin such as this one:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/post-type-switcher/

You can change a post type.

The posts are never lost, they are always in the database (you should be exporting your sites from local to live by migrating the database as opposed to the .xml import/export). It’s just a matter of whether your theme has specific use for them. And if it doesn’t you just change their post type before switching themes – either with that plugin or a very quick MySQL query.

Hope that helps with future themes – as many use post types! AJ

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ezeee Purchased

i (still) want to know for portfolio pages how to let the text flow around the featured image cause i dont want to have one big pic and a small and tall textcolumn.

and i have problems with displaying the comments-form correctly if you’re not logged in. please take a look here: http://www.fairport24.de/wp/?p=1 resp https://www.dropbox.com/s/3r4cpopg07y9m42/Zwischenablage01.gif

thank you

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Forgive me for the late reply, it’s been very cray last few days.

1. Regarding the portfolio posts. You would really have to edit single-portfolio.php to move the single-portfolio-media div into the single-portfolio-info div and then adjust the CSS so it floats within the content box so the text can wrap around.

Alternatively you can remove all floats and have the featured image full-width across the top (but this would also require adjusting the image resizing).

2. regarding the comments issue. I see a couple open HTML tags that could be causing the layout to mess up. Can you try creating a new post without any content and see if it has the same issue? If you look at my demo it shouldn’t be doing that:

http://www.wpexplorer.com/premium/gamma/how-to-be-a-sexy-model/

I’ll respond quicker next time – sorry! AJ

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1. for the portfoliothing thank you. i figured that already out but was going back again cause i couldnt find out how to edit single-portfolio.php and style.css to make the slider not expanding vertical and it makes no sens to have text under a slider which is permanently moving up and down. so i tried to give the slider a height of 400px i.e. and wanted just free space on the right and left if the proportions of the sliderimage make it unable to fit in the 600px-comtainer of the slider. but i was giving up. can you help me and the other guys (i read it in some other comments)?

2. for the contact form there is a new blank post but the contactform still looks broken. dont know wheres the reason. installed only your recommended two plugins contactform and wp seo. deaktivating them doesnt help. im using the german wpversion.

guess i really need your help..

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1. The theme was designed to have the content floated to one side and the image to the other. If you want to customize it it’s something you have to do yourself as at the moment I am 100% booked and don’t have time for custom work. As I mentioned before, if you have a lot of text what I would suggest is to simple remove the floats and make both divs 100% that way the image would be at the top and the text below – I think that could work best for you. And to change the image cropping in single-portfolio.php lines 43 and 84 so instead of having a width of 600 it would be 920 – or you can just edit the CSS to center the small images.

2. I found the issue. Seems like there is a bug when you have the option of “Comment author must fill out name and e-mail ” for the comments disabled under Settings->Discussion. Personally I would suggest enabling that is it prevents some spam. But if you don’t want that enabled the fix is really simple. It’s just a couple changes to the comments.php file. I can send this to you if you wish. Simply contact me via my profile page contact form and I’ll send you the updated comments.php file so you can replace with yours – sorry for the issue. It took me a while to figure out, I had a little brain fart moment.

-AJ

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ezeee Purchased

Thank you AJ. As you can see here

http://www.fairport24.de/wp/angebote/corvette-c1-von-1968/

i gave both divs 100% and know i have a great nice welcome picture. For this i changed the css. Thank you for that.

The only thing i cant figure out is how to change style.css or/and single-portfolio.php to let the picture keep their aspect ratios. at this time the slider resizes every image to 400px height (what i want and changed in css), but also make every image 100% of the slider-div so pictures loose their aspect ratio. i tried and tried but didnt come through how to display images in a slider with correct aspect ratio even if they are not 920×400. Its just that little crumb i’m missing. Can you help me with that? If you want to send me files: inputs@gmail.com

And thank you for the solution with the contact form, that works fine.

Thorsten

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Changing the image sizes is extremely easy.

If you open single-portfolio.php you’ll want to find the following code (shows up a couple times):

aq_resize( $img_url, 600, 460, true )

and

aq_resize( $img_url, 600, 9999, false )

You’ll want to change the 600 which gives images a cropping width of 600px, you’ll want to change it to 920 to have the full-width images.

If you notice in the theme panel under the portfolio tab there is an option to crop featured images (I think this is what you where looking for) – the option is called “Post: Crop Featured Images” – simply set this to disabled. And your images won’t be cropped height-wise.

-AJ

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Thank you AJ. Glad you take your time for helping people. Even with your themes itself :-)

Worth a thousand words: https://www.dropbox.com/s/o21adwqinen376f/fairportslider.png

Is this possible? I cannot get rid of this “stretching” function. Tried what you said but it didnt work.

Sliderheight have to be fix (already changed that via css) and not chaniging from picture to picture to avoid text below moving up and down while reading.

Because of copyright reasons i wont be allowed to show pictures with wrong aspect ratio or pictures with cropped/missing parts. Project depends on that.

All i want from the slider is: - fix height of 400px - showing pics with correct aspect ratio - if bigger resize to 400px height

Cant imagine this isnt possible, but maybe its possible that i’m to dumb for that. Would be so crucial to get that slider working this way. And then maybe worth another option in the next update?! Hoping there is a solution and i dont have to start all over again.

Thorsten

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Oh I see what you mean, the picture really does help a lot ;).

You can do this. It should be pretty simple. In fact the new theme I’m working on for photographers will work exactly like you want, so I definitely know it’s possible as I’ve done it before.

/*Set image width to auto with a max width of 100% to prevent responsive issues, Display inline centeres the image, Height auto and max-height of 400px will prevent any proportion issues in responsive layouts*/
#portfolio-slider.flexslider img{ display: inline-block; width: auto; max-width: 100%; height: auto; max-height: 400px; }

You might want to remove the box shadow as well:

#portfolio-slider.flexslider {    -moz-box-shadow: none !important; -webkit-box-shadow: none !important; box-shadow: none !important; border: none !important; }

I’ve tested this in firebug and should work pretty well.

But lets try and keep the customization requests to a minimal, since this isn’t something typically covered by support – thanks ;)

-AJ

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Gals Purchased

It worked! Thanks a lot. That looks much better. Sorry for the multitude of questions, I’m rather new to this!

WPExplorer

great!

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vcugreg Purchased

Hi, I just bought the template and started adding pages to my menu. But they don’t appear on the top of the page as text… They are all inside a red button that when clicked is a huge dropdown menu. Is there a way to get rid of this weird red button as a one button menu? I want the menu pages to be listed across the top like a normal webpage. Thanks in advance!

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I just took a look, it seems you have figured it out. Can you confirm?

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vcugreg Purchased

Thanks! I did. For those with the same problem, you must drag the “static page” box to the enabled field in your admin. Then you can also change the red box color to whichever you like. :)

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willmo02 Purchased

Hi WPExplorer, I love this theme so much… I loved it so much I broke it. How do I get content into the sidebar? Any help would be helpful.

My site is at http://jpatrickknight.com/?page_id=4220 You can see I somehow have no content in the sidebar… How do I get content into the sidebar? Thanks for your help! Kind regards, Bill

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haha 8-)

I looked at the source code and I don’t actually see any widgets added to your sidebar. When you log into WordPress go to Appearance->Widgets to add them. For the blog you’ll want to add the widgets to the Blog/Archives Widget area.

^AJ

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Another Awesome theme from WPExplorer!!

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Thanks for the purchase. You are definitely one of my most loyal customers!

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vcugreg Purchased

I’ve been working on my footer widgets and have found that the shortcode for font icons is not working…

I’ve tried multiple varieties of the shortcodes with no luck. I can’t even get the shortcode fonts icons to work on pages.

[font_icon icon=phone font_size=16 color=#FFFFFF margin_top=20 margin_bottom=20 margin_left=20 margin_right=20 ]

What am I missing? Do I need to download the font awesome pack from their website? Your instructions somewhat fall short in this area. Thanks in advance!

Greg

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WPExplorer

If you notice the twitter widget is using a custom Font icon (the twitter bird), so the font icons are working just fine on your site.

And actually the font icon you are adding in the footer is rendering (if you look at the source code).

<span style="font-size:12px;color:#000;" class="wpex-icon-phone" />

But as you see it’s actually rendering black, which is why you can’t see it.

I tested the exact code you pasted above and it works perfectly for me. Just note that for the margins and font size you need to add the px value so it should look like this:

[font_icon icon=phone font_size=16px color=#FFFFFF margin_top="20px" margin_bottom="20px" margin_left="20px" margin_right="20px"]

Assuming you want all those margins. But it seems you want it just next to the text so it should just be like this:

[font_icon icon=phone font_size=16px color=#FFFFFF]

If you want to open a ticket at WPThemehelp.com and provide me with your logins I’ll have a look. But the exact code you sent me works fine for me – so maybe double check what you have in your text-widget because its currently rending black not white, which is why you can’t see it.

-AJ

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vcugreg Purchased

My friend, you’re awesome. Thank you for hitting us over the head with your knowledge. I was at my whits end and your explanation made perfect sense. Thanks again for putting up with all the questions! Tested it and it works.

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How can I choose the order of questions in the FAQ !?

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There are by default shown by date. Please refer to this knowledgebase article:

http://www.wpthemehelp.com/knowledgebase/changing-post-order-portfolio-services-highlights-staff-etc/
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The order plugin is amazing … seriously considering a donation. Thanks.

WPExplorer

Yes, that plugin is amazing ;)

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