Discussion on Gridz - Creative Agency Retina Ready WP Theme

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Hey Billy,

I’m really enjoying the theme. Nice work!

Sorry if you’ve covered this elsewhere in the previous comments or documentation, but is there an easy way to add about 20-30px of space between portfolio thumbnails if I’m using the ajax masonry/grid option? Here’s my test site:

http://903creative.com/testsite3/

I’ve tried a couple of work arounds, but nothing seems to hold up consistently at all responsive browser sizes.

I’m also curious about a slightly wider layout (1000px vs. 940px) for larger screens, but that’s not as big of an issue for me at the moment.

Thanks again for the great work.

BillyKid

Hi,

this is pretty tricky but here is how to do this:

Hi,

This is pretty huge customization. I can just guide You but cannot guarantee it will work. You will have to do it on Your own and really do some math to make it work.

file js/functions.js line 593 / 594 which looks like this:

columnWidth: ( $container.width() – 10 ) / 6, gutterWidth: 2

lets say You want 5px gutter so it has to be like this:

columnWidth: ( $container.width() – 25 ) / 6, gutterWidth: 5

notice gutterwidth and varialbe line above changed from 10 to 25 because there are six columns so You have 5 gaps x 5px = 25px

file style.css lines 2259 to 2416 there are lot of lines which look like this:

li.portfolio-item.portfolio-grid-width-1 { width: 155px; }

You have to calculate width and height of each cell excluding gutter e.g ( 940px – 25px ) / 6 = 152,5 px – well see You will be forced to change gutter to avoid half of pixels since it cannot be displayed.

after calcualting each grid width and height update thos values and find correspondig size inside

file functions.php line 4021 to 4056

add_image_size( ‘portfolio-grid-1-1’, 155, 96, true ); where first value is widht and second height.

After this use regenerate thumbnails plugin to create proper thumbs and pray that Your calculations are OK.

BR

Default-user

Thanks so much for the reply and taking the time to lay all of this out. I’ll probably dive into it this weekend and noodle around. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Default-user

Hey Billy,

Thanks again for posting this in-depth response. I’ve updated everything as you described, but I’m still seeing a couple of issues.

http://903creative.com/testsite3/

1. The vertical gutters have increased to 20px as hoped, but the horizontal gutters still remain at 2px. I’ve updated all the height values in the same way as the width values, but still see no increase in those gutters. Are there any other values I need to change to bump that up to 20px as well?

2. The responsive reorganization seems to be acting up now. if you refresh the page, everything looks good at the browser size (minus the horizontal gutters still being 2px). But if you resize the browser window at all (up or down even by 1 pixel), it re-organizes the thumbnails to 2 columns. It does this at about every size break and I’ve also recreated the issue by rotating an iPad while viewing the test site.

Any idea what I need to update to fix these issues? I’d be happy to send along the files I updated too, if checking those would help.

Thanks in advance! Happy New Year!

Default-user

OK, a little more digging and I fixed my first issue. I just increased the top and bottom margin of the li.portfolio-item style to 10px.

Now, if I can get the responsive issue fixed, I think i’ll be all set. Thanks!

BillyKid

js/fucntions.js line 774 You have 10 instead of 100:

masonry: { columnWidth: ( $container.width() – 10 ) / 6 }

fix it and then it should work ok.

BR

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Genius. This worked perfectly. Thanks so much for your patience and feedback. These were the only minor tweaks I wanted to make on an otherwise perfect theme. The flexibility and features are great. Thanks again for the great work!

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BillyKid

Hi,

Please read this:

http://billykid.ticksy.com/faqs/#category_3654

or open a priavet ticket on the forum with probelm description.

BR

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theocid Purchased

Hi Billy!

How do we translate the word “All” on the portfolio filter?

thx

BillyKid

Hi,

Please edit includes/shortcodes.php line 1001:

__( 'All' , 'corpora_theme')

BR

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Hello, i have installed the latest release and it seems the custom code section is not working. I had code to change the navigation to lowercase and had this code added to the custom section .sf-menu { text-transform: none; } ul.portfolio-filter li a, ul.bk-pagination.portfolio li a { text-transform: none; }

however this doesnt seem to be working in the latest version, any ideas

BillyKid

Hi,

Please make sure that You are using CUSTOM STYLE option for custom CSS and CUSTOM CODE for custom javascript like google tracking code and so on.

BR

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cica07 Purchased

I first asked help with this issue back in September. I still haven’t received any support. Please be so kind to reply to my issue? Your ticket system doesn’t seem to be of much help. Below is my issue described again:

Good day, Suddenly, all blocks in my page builder are showing up empty. The code is still there, because when I save the page the info and images show up, but I’m not able to see any of the code in page builder and am unable to save any changes made to any page builder blocks. I’ve just upgraded to the latest theme files and latest wordpress and am still having this issue. Please assist me in sorting this out asap? Thanks! Laszlo.

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If you ever get around to updating the theme, can you allow us to insert blank lines into testimonials to pad them out to all be the same no. of lines.

Then the testimonial panel won’t pump up and down as it cycles through different length testimonials.

Thanks Billy

Billy

BillyKid

Ok, thanks for feedback – will take a look what can be done about that.

BR

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Hi Billy,

I want test some interaction changes on the Loading and No More boxes on the lazy-loading thumbnail galleries:

1) Is there a way to turn off the “No More” grey box at the bottom of our thumbnail galleries, once all items have loaded? I want the “Load More” box to still appear, just not the other one. 2) Is there a way to make the No More box disappear faster? I find on my site, the No More box will just stay there unless you scroll back up. 3) On the “Load More” box, can you point me where in the files to edit the styling of the animated bars that move while items are lazy-loading? I think they’re a bit off center, and the bars could move faster.

http://michaellashford.com/work/

Thanks in advance!

BillyKid

Hi,

1 & 2. please edit js/functions.js file and search for code which looks like this it will be there two times:

$portfolio_wrap.find("div.bk-infscr-loading-wrap span.ajax-overlay-info").text(inactive_text).removeClass("loading");

and replace it with this code:

$portfolio_wrap.find("div.bk-infscr-loading-wrap span.ajax-overlay-info").remove();

3. theme settings -> general -> advacned -> custom style:

span.ajax-loading-icon {
    top: 10px;
    right: 10px; 
}

adjust top right values or find same code inside styles.css and chanage there.

BR

Default-user

Thanks will look into this. Regarding question 2, is there a way to speed up how fast the boxes disappear once shown? Or can I only remove them?

BillyKid

Hi,

With the code provided in point 1&2 You will be able to remove it completely. In this case only box that will appear will be loading… box. Do You refer to loading… box?

BR

Default-user

No, I mean the box that pops up when there are no more items to load. Mine says No More. This box doesn’t disappear fast enough. I’ll experiment with your code above (thank you :) ), but would also like to look at keeping both boxes, but making the No More box disappear faster. Thoughts?

BillyKid

js/jquery.infinitescroll.js search for line number 431 which looks like this:

.find('div').html(opts.loading.finishedMsg).animate({ opacity: 1 }, 2000, function () {

and edit 2000 – it is time described in miliseconds how long box will be visisble untiil fading out. in next line there is also string ‘normal’ which can be changed to ‘fast’ or any number in miliseconds e.g 300 which describes how fast fade out animation after 2000 miliseconds delay will last.

BR

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Hi billy,

I’m still customise your great theme, and need to know 1/ how i can disable the skills tags (logo+text line) on single portfolio ? 2/ how i can disable the link on skills tags in the tumbnails portfolio grid.

Thank for help, regards from France.

BillyKid

Hi,

1. Please edit functions.php and search for this code:

$content .= '<li><span class="tag-icon" />' . $tag_links . '</li>';

and remove it.

2. includes/shorcodes.php search for this code ( it will be there two times ):

$port_tags_string .= '<a href="' . get_term_link($porttag->slug, 'portfolio_skills' ) . '">' . $porttag->name . '</a> / ';

and replace it with this code:

$port_tags_string .= $porttag->name . ' / ';

BR

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thank a lot billy !!

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Hi Billy,

I just wanted to reach out and thank your for your speedy response time and wonderful customer service. I would also like to speak with you about building a theme geared toward a client of our. Please contact me so that I can further explain michael@smartnetnyc.com

Best,

Mike

BillyKid

Hi,

Thanks for kind words and job offer. Unfortunately we have lots of work with our current and future projects so I cannot accept Your offer due to lack of free time.

BR

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Hi—I have really tried to answer this question on my own but somehow I can’t. How do you do a basic display of an item that when you scroll over it may change to a color with words over it… as seen in the work section of this blog that used your template. http://michaellashford.com/work/

thank you.

BillyKid

Hi,

Only portfolio thumbs have option to add such overlay on the image. There is no option to add reugalr image inside page and then apply such overlay. You would have to customiza tht theme. I hope I understood You right.

BR

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Hi ,

is it possible to open a portfolio item in the location of the mainbanner? So that when clicking on a portfolio item, the mainbanner disappears? Thanks for your reaction,

BillyKid

Hi,

Sorry – this is not supported out of box – I guess You would need custom javascript to hide main slideshow when portfolio item is loaded. You can alwasy use layout without main banner like here:

http://billykids-lab.net/gridz/home/

BR

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andyd69 Purchased

Hi

can you please answer my forum question regarding post date meta BR. It is very urgent!

AndyD

BillyKid

Hi,

Sorry for late response. Will be handling Your ticket soon.

BR

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syrezone Purchased

Hi there, purchased your theme some time ago and currently digging into it. I’m wondering about portfolio’s atm.

Is it possible that i may have a gallery/video/slider (fullwidth,l/r sidebar), and then a fullwidth article below?

It seems there are no rows, for a portfolio. I do 3d projects and maybe want to show different steps, videos, texts with images, but in one portfolio, formated like i can do it with the pagebuilder for a normal page. Atm you can only choose fullwidth, and after a fullwidth video i.e. it will put images below in a right colum because of the love etc icons. Or i choose it with sidebar and everything will be put into a sidebar.

Also another question, how can i tell a normal image i insert into a page or article to popup with prettyphoto?

thank you in advance, it’s a great theme!

Default-user
syrezone Purchased

fixing 960 grid system for my task was easy. currently working on new page builder elements, but i’m not such a pro. Video is already integrated. Currently working on Gallery Slider which is a bit more pain :D

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syrezone Purchased

can’t get it to work, don’t know how to handle add_gallery_option(); hidden inputs in the backend editor. or mainly, i don’t really get how you exchange data in general there :)

i exchanged add_list, add_textinput, add_slider data, like you do with the other widget etc. which was enough for the video page builder popup element.. but thats about it :) i use add_stacked_combobox_option now as well in the video editor and it works on creation and on changing, but not on markup call it then has only the default option “active”. haha. i’m to inexpertly..

BillyKid

Hi,

Portfolio items layout is little different than regular pages. You can use this layout:

http://billykids-lab.net/gridz/portfolio/gallery-portfolio/

and then use some custom css to hide left side links, and social media icons to have fullwidth article text and add some images and videos there.

Theme settings -> general -> advanced -> custom style:

.bk-portfolio-meta-wrap.grid_4 {
  display: none;
}

.bk-portfolio-description-wrap.grid_12 {
  width: 100%;
}

Changing how page builder works would require customization which cannot be provided as a part of after sales support.

BR

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syrezone Purchased

Hi, thank you! Yes, I surely understand. But a little hint might have already helped ;). Would have provided you with these custimazations anyway. But thanks anyway.

-Patrick

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ricjg Purchased

Hello Billy,

Once one tries to upload a group of images into a Portfolio page the theme only allows on image to be uploaded. If you have 50 images its a major problem to deal with. Time consuming and very, very frustrating.

Is there a way of uploading groups of images into a Portfolio Gallery?

This issue is enough to turn my head way form Wordpress.

I love the theme and i want to stick with it. Is there a plugin or something?

Cheers

BillyKid

Hi,

Please provide a screeenshot of gallery that You refer to.

BR

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ricjg Purchased

Were do i send the screendshot. Thanks for the help!!

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ricjg Purchased

Hello Billy,

I have 60 imagens to upload into a Portfolio page. It´s possible to upload all at the same time into the media library from my computer but it´s not possible to insert them all at the same time into a post. In this case into my porfolio library. I need to select one by one and insert into post….this is crazy! This is one thing that can take 2 minutes to do and insted is taking me hours!! Is there a way to solve this?

Thank you

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ricjg Purchased

“Supposing you don’t want to use the new “gallery” feature, it’s quite annoying the fact that the media manager closes after each insert. For example, if I want to insert 6 images in a post, I’ll have to open the media manager, click on gallery, click on the image, click on “thumbnail”, click on “insert into post”... 6 times! The old interface was much quicker…”

BillyKid

Hi,

I’m really sorry but this theme was developed some time ago when wordpress new media library with multiselect wasn’t developed yet. It is using old media library interface that is why each image has to be inserted separately.

BR

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ricjg Purchased

Thanks for the reply. And will there be a solution in the future? Is there some kink of plugin to solve this?

Thanks you-

BillyKid

Hi,

Sorry for such late response. There isn’t any plugin which can solve this. Only option is to theme customization or new update done by me which will include such feature. Unfortunately at the moment I don’t plan such update.

BR

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ricjg Purchased

One more question…

Slideshow links aren´t working….before the last update it was all ok but after they’ve stopped working properly.

Is there a solution?

Please, check here. http://ricardogoncalves.pt/

Thank you.

BillyKid

Hi,

Please go to wp admin -> settings -> permalinks and click save. See if it helps.

BR

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ricjg Purchased

Worked!! Thanks

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the “live preview” doesn’t seem to be working. any ideas on what happened? want to test drive the theme but can’t :(

BillyKid

Hi,

wierd… maybe this was just a temporary server issue. please try this link:

http://billykids-lab.net/gridz/

what exactly doesnt work?

BR

Default-user

think it might be a server issue. the link you just gave gives me the message “the connection has timed out.” if i try and preview the theme through themeforest it doesn’t load. all i get is a white blank page, no errors, nothing….just a blank page.

BillyKid

Sorry for late response. Is it still not working? What about other computers or browsers? have You tried?

BR

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