Discussion on Gamma - Responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

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Gals Purchased

Hi, I am changing the wrap colour on my homepage darker, and need to adjust the header text colours accordingly i.e “Services” “From the Blog” etc. Is it possible to do this just on the homepage, as I am keeping the old BG on the other pages…

WPExplorer

The homepage has a body class of “home” so in your css you can do so like this:

body.home #id-to-change{ }

-AJ

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Gals Purchased

Thanks, not sure I understand though. Where would I add that CSS ? in the home section of the stylesheet or the body section? Not great at CSS , how for example would I turn just the homepage text white?

WPExplorer

You can add it at the bottom of style.css – usually when customizing a theme you should put all your CSS at the bottom so if you ever update the theme you can copy and paste it into the new version easily. Or inside a child-theme.

To make the headings color on the homepage to white you can paste the following:

body.home .heading{ color: #fff; }
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Gals Purchased

Thanks!!

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Gals Purchased

Sorry, how do I change the wrap colour of just the homepage? can only work out how to change the inner wrap. i.e #home-wrap, but that only changes the inner column rather than the whole BG

WPExplorer

You need to change the body background.

//Make homepage background black
body.home{ background: #000; }
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Gals Purchased

Thanks for all the help. For some reason the Homepage BG still hasn’t chaged. The text changes colour fine, but not the BG colour. My text looks like this:

body.home { background: #383838;} body { background-color: #000; nowhitespace: afterproperty; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.6em; font-family: ‘Source Sans Pro’, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #444; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%; }

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

WPExplorer

Humm…That would change the body color. I’m thinking you want to change the main wrapper color. That would be like this:

body.home #wrap { background: #383838;} 
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Gals Purchased

Thatdid it. Thanks alot mate.

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dccnow Purchased

hey- i love this theme and am using it- just one thing- can i change the portfolio section of the homepage with another staff one? Please say yes.

WPExplorer

You mean so you can have 2 staff sections?

It could be a little tricky if you don’t know what you are doing. I think the best thing might be to simply duplicate the file at includes/home-staff.php – edit it to remove the code grabbed from the theme panel and add your options for category manually. Then what you could do is edit template-home.php and for one of the custom modules add your include function for the new file.

I could give you the email of a freelancer that might be able to help you with such customization.

-AJ

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Hey AJ, This could work for what I need. Thanks for your help.

- EB

WPExplorer

Hey man. Thank you for the purchase! You have always been a great and loyal customer, I really appreciate it!

-AJ

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I’ve built a site using Gamma. www.tremblettsvm.com It looks/works great on my Mac. My client has an older Dell running IE 7 .0 The menus slip behind the Homepage slider, the links go black, the text boxes disappear, the highlights re-size, the footer disappears, the menu floats left over the logo, the accordion is a static sheet, etc. The page looks better in IE 8 .0, but still has some issues. In IE 9 .0 it looks great, although color info for links is ignored and + signs on accordion are replaced with boxes. Does the theme have any reports of trouble viewing on some platforms or browsers? What can I do to make it visible and functional by the most people. I am running another WP Theme (Alyeska) at www.dontgetyourhopesup.com and there are no issues on different browsers.

WPExplorer

The gamma theme uses a lot of CSS3 that isn’t supported in ie7 or i8.

I don’t provide ie7 support (its because of people supporting the browser that people continue using it). However, for the most part you should be able to “fix” up these issues. The theme has an ie7.css and ie8.css files in the CSS folder for anyone wishing to make some tweaks.

I just had a look and I do see a little bug in header.php which I will fix for ie7. On line 47 I have a typo for the icon font it reads:

awesome_font_ie7.css.css

but it should read:

awesome_font_ie7.css

That fix will get the icon working for the accordions.

Regarding the menu. It sounds like a z-index issue, but when I checked out your site in ie7 I didn’t see the problem. Did you get this fixed up? The following CSS would fix it:

#header{ position: relative; z-index: 99; }

Sorry you have to deal with clients living in the past ;(

-AJ

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Thanks. Your info was very helpful. And yes, we did make a couple of tweaks on our own that helped too. Gamma’s a nice theme. I appreciate your old tech comment.

WPExplorer

Oh I’m glad. Well if you want any help with tweaks or whatever I’d be glad to help out.

ps: If you click “reply” on the original comment they will thread. It’s not to obvious unfortunately.

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xchen Purchased

Hi, Great Theme.

Not sure why I have a short piece code on the page <id=”nuan_ria_plugin>.... This is causing problem when in Firefox. In firefox, it will prompt to install an add on.

I tried to remove this code from theme, but couldn’t find it….

Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks, tim

WPExplorer

I honestly have no idea what you are talking about, but based on that line “nuan_ria_plugin” makes me think you have a plugin installed that’s causing this. Can you try disabling any active plugins?

Otherwise, if you open a ticket at WPThemehelp.com with the URL I would be glad to have a look.

Thank you for the purchase Tim!

AJ

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golosiy Purchased

Hi, I’m trying to make featured image work when selecting an image from nextgen gallery. However, it doesn’t seem to work. The image shows up as broken in the admin and doesn’t show up at all in the frontend. Please help. Thanks.

WPExplorer

WordPress featured images must be in the WP gallery for security reasons. Are these images you are trying to use also in the WordPress media library?

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Hey AJ, Do you know any good way to add a search widget that could search a specific post type? (portfolio to be specific).

Thanks,

WPExplorer

I know how to make one manually, but not sure of any widget plugin. Would this work?

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/advanced-search-widget/
nasabayabasan

Yes; that could work! :)

I just need to fix (or start again from beginning) the gamma theme that I was working on, I might have done some mods that messes up the menu. :P

Thanks for your suggestion.

nasabayabasan

Found the problem (It wasn’t me :P)

The Advanced Search Widget works… but I can’t get it to work with ANY “post type ordering” plugins installed, as it alters the themes menu (main and footer) with it’s result.

I’ll try to add a search form widget based on what you have included in your theme.

WPExplorer

Thanks for letting me know ;)

nasabayabasan

Added the small search widget.

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Hello, May I know if I can change the black colour background? Your theme is awesome and I like it a lot, however I wish to have the ability to adjust the background color so that it can better suit the needs of my organization.

Thanks! Regards, lim

WPExplorer

Hi Lim,

Glad you like the theme ;) Of course you can change anything, however, these aren’t theme panel options if that’s what you are asking. This sort of customization will need to be done via CSS .

-AJ

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Hi, Thanks for the prompt reply.

Unfortunately I am not a programmer nor designer. How does one go about changing the background colour through CSS ? Can it be done easily?

Regards, Lim

WPExplorer

I would suggest you hire a freelancer to do it for you – that’s usually how people should go about making their website ;)

Or you can learn on your own: http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_background.asp

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Petomi Purchased

Hi, nice theme!

Could you tell me if there’s any way to change the services-slug to something else, eg. www.mydomain.com/works/ instead of www.mydomain.com/services/

Thank you.

WPExplorer

Yes definitely. There should be an option in the theme panel options under “Custom Post Types” where you can edit this in the dashboard.

Let me know if you can’t find it.

Also don’t forget to re-save your permalinks after changing.

Thank you for the purchase!
-AJ

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Petomi Purchased

Oh man, that was pretty obvious, I don’t know how I missed that :D. Thanks alot!

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We tried to integrate an individual twitter feed and a link list on the right hand side of every staff page. Is there a chance to have individual widges on the staff-member pages? Would be lovely if someone can help us! All the best from Berlin, Svenno.

WPExplorer

You’ll need to install some sort of sidebar plugin. There are some free options here:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search.php?q=sidebars
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Quick question … can you change the columns on the masonry template like you can on the others?

Cheers

zenji

Excellent, thank you …. going to buy. :)

WPExplorer

Great ;) Let me know if you run into any issues!

-AJ

zenji
zenji Purchased

Wow, love the theme … great work! :) Everything is working great, but I was wondering if one can show the title and excerpt on the five column portfolio?

Cheers Michael

WPExplorer

I’ve simply hidden it via CSS , mainly because there isn’t much room. You can add the following custom CSS to the bottom of style.css to make it show always:

.portfolio-entry-description{ display: block !important; }

Thanks for the purchase! AJ

zenji
zenji Purchased

Excellent, thanks AJ.

Cheers

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Hi AJ, what is the size of the staff members images you use in your Gamma demo? Is it the same the one in the thumbnails than the one in each staff page? Can they have different sizes?

Thanks

WPExplorer

IT’s the same sizes – 390px by 390px. You can easily change the size for the single staff pages by editing line 124 in single-staff.php:

$wpex_featured_image = aq_resize( $img_url, 390, 390, true );

The first value is height and the second width.

-AJ

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dreamten Purchased

Just launched a new website using the Gamma theme and thought I’d share – http://www.ogradyslandscape.com

WPExplorer

That looks great! Thanks so much for sharing ;) I will be adding to my upcoming wpimpressive site for sure.

Thank you for the purchase,

AJ

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I’m hoping you can help me. I have installed WooSidebars as we need to have different sidebars depending on the page. Woosidebars isn’t working or changing pages – just the original pages sidebar shows…

I have checked and it’s using dynamic_sidebars as requires…?

Any ideas?

WPExplorer

I just tested locally and it’s working just fine. Make sure you select your “Sidebar To Replace” when creating your widget areas with the plugin. The theme has different sidebars so make sure you are selecting the correct one.

-AJ

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Quick question:

I am interested in your theme but need the blog and single post pages to be full width – no sidebars.

Is this an option in the theme?

Thanks

L

WPExplorer

There isn’t an option in the theme panel for this, if that’s what you were asking. You would need to modify your template files.

thanks for your interest, AJ

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Hi AJ,

Brilliant thank you….

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Gals Purchased

HI AJ,

THE PHOTO SLIDER ON MY BLOG POSTS SEEMS TO BE UNRESPONSIVE / SLOW. IS THERE ANY CHANCE YOU CAN LOOK AT IT? http://foundationsprogramme.com/

Thank you

WPExplorer

Hey Gals,

No need to yell at me ;) I had a look at your site, I’m not seeing any issue with the slider itself. I see the page does take a while to load, but I think maybe it’s due to all the youtube videos on the page having to load from an external source.

-AJ

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Any problem upgrading to WP 3.5?

WPExplorer

I’ll be going through all of them today and making sure and updating the changelog, I think there is a function in Gamma that will need to be removed to ensure compatibility.

WPExplorer

I’ve updated all my demos to WP 3.5 and have only found 1 issue so far…In gamma specifically you’ll want to remove the following line in functions.php (40):

require_once( get_template_directory() .'/theme_functions/include_in_rotator.php');

It’s no longer required as any image not attached to the post will be excluded without the need of a separate option.

silverado

Thanks. Will you release a new version with this update?

WPExplorer

Yes. That and some small css changes for the theme panel buttons are the only changes that will be made.

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wallyd Purchased

I have a question about staff pages. Is there a way to only show the staff page and DISABLE the hyperlink to the individual staff pages? so Just show the pictures and have them not wrapped in some sort of

WPExplorer

You’ll need to edit your template files to remove the hyperlink (template-staff.php, template-staff-department.php, taxonomy-staff_cats.php). Unless you add some javascript to simply return false; when a user clicks on a staff member.

wallyd
wallyd Purchased
so everywhere I see this: <a href="<?php the_permalink();?>" title="<?php the_title(); ?>" class="staff-entry-img-link"> <img src="<?php echo $featured_image; ?>" alt="<?php the_title(); ?>" class="staff-entry-img" /></a>

do something like this: ??

<a href="#" title="<?php the_title(); ?>" class="staff-entry-img-link"> <img src="<?php echo $featured_image; ?>" alt="<?php the_title(); ?>" class="staff-entry-img" /></a>?
WPExplorer

No…more like you change to this:

<img src="<?php echo $featured_image; ?>" alt="<?php the_title(); ?>" class="staff-entry-img" />

That leaves just the image and remove the link html.

wallyd
wallyd Purchased

Perfect. That worked. Thank you so much for the quick support. Great theme!

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