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Hello, just bought your theme and got it all setup. I have a question. Whenever I click on the title of my site it opens a new window to return me to the homepage. Is this normal and if so is there a way to disable it opening a new tab/window and just return home in the same window.

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Natko

Hey, thanks for purchasing Handbook, I really appreciate it!

Have you done any modifications to the theme? This shouldn’t be happening as you can see on the demo page. Please send me a message here and I’ll help you sort it out, it’s really not a problem.

Thanks again, Natko

I am really enjoying this theme. There is an issue on my phone though when I look at my site logo. On the homepage it displays fine on my phone, but when I view the logo on any other page it becomes bigger and gets cut off.

The site is fruittreestudios.com, I tried to clear my cache with no change.

Natko

Hey, you seem to have two different images for the logo, that’s why this is happening (“site-banner1.png” which is 400×80 and “site-banner200.png” which is 200×40), there is no way this could happen without theme modifications, same logo image is used throughout the site. Have you done any modifications to the header area? Send me a message here and I’ll see what I can do to help you out.

Thanks again for purchasing!

Regards, Natko

In the comments area it’s in english. How do I make in in my language? And on which php page can I change it manually?

Natko

Hey metusalem!

Handbook is completely translatable using a software like Poedit, please send me a message here and I can help you out, it’s not a problem.

Regards, Natko

Awesome design, really want to us it! Sorry if this has been covered before, I read through the comments but didn’t see it:

-I have multiple portfolios with 100s of pieces of art each: oil painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, etc. So total maybe 1000 individual pieces of artwork in different portfolios, can the theme handle that?

-Can I put pages above or next to the portfolio viewer? For example, if someone is looking at the sculpture portfolio, they’d see links to pages for “sculpture studio”, “sculpture technique”, “sculpture press”, etc. Maybe 10 pages total. And below or next to that, the portfolio gallery with filter the way it is now.

-Also, if someone is reading the “sculpture studio” page, is there a way so they still see the sculpture portfolio gallery?

-Can I add a global search bar at the top that will search all my portfolios, pages and posts?

Thanks!

Natko

Hey joshray, thanks for showing interest in Handbook, glad to see you like it!

To answer your questions:

- Theme is well optimized so it all depends on your WordPress hosting. If they can handle it then you won’t have a problem but the theme is well prepared for this. I think you will be fine if you limit the number of items on the homepage to something reasonable like 50-60 and create small categories like “Sculpture”, “Oil painting” and add them to your menu so visitors can access it.

- This would require some custom modifications to the theme if I understood your plan correctly, it is not supported out of the box.

- I think you could display sculpture portfolio gallery below your “sculpture studio” page text. See this “Check out my work” text here? That text on the top can be anything you want, you can even write a long post explaining your work procedure and below you will see items from that category like in the demo above.

- Yes, on your blog page sidebar you can add search widget to the top and it will search your portfolios, pages and posts. You can also have search in footer area.

Hope this answers your questions, if you have any more questions feel free to contact me here, I’ll be glad to answer them!

Thanks, Natko

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joshray Purchased

Awesome, thanks dude!

D-Jones Purchased

Hey, loving the theme, first one I’ve ever purchased!

Just a quick question, is it possible to remove the view all label above the portfolio section completely? I’ve removed all the sections (landscape, photography etc), just can’t seem to figure out removing the view all tab.

Thanks, Daf

Natko

Hey Daf, thanks for purchasing Handbook, I really appreciate it!

Well you could remove the entire thing by adding this line to Appearance > Customize > Additional CSS:

ul.portfolio-keywords{ display: none; }

..after that hit “Save & Publish” and the sections you mentioned (including “View all”) will be gone.

Hope this helps you out, if you have any more questions feel free to contact me!

Thanks, Natko

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D-Jones Purchased

Amazing, thanks for the quick reply! Regards, Daf

Natko

You’re welcome, enjoy the theme!

Natko

How do I remove the Read More button in the portfolio? It seems to be coded into the page. When they go to a page I want them to not go deeper into another page that’s almost identical.

Natko

Hey, thanks for purchasing Handbook, I really appreciate it!

You can remove the button easily by adding this line to Appearance > Customize > Additional CSS:

a.more-link{ display: none; }

...after that just hit “Save & Publish” and the button will be gone.

Thanks again for purchasing!

Regards, Natko

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Nice! worked perfect. NOW, what if I wanted to just go to the linked portfolio file when you click on the item from the front page? Basically bypass the fist stage and go right to the second stage which is the actual portfolio item?

Natko

Hey, nice to hear the first tip worked for you!

Regarding your second request, send me a message here, I might be able to help you out with this.

Thanks, Natko

Hello, I just purchased your theme and I am totally in love with it! I just have one question and was wondering if you could help..

When I am uploading my images through “Media” or through the “Add Media” button in “Portfolio”, I am getting the error “HTTP Error”.

Do you know why I am experiencing this?

Thank you,

Crystal

Natko

Hey Crystal, please send me a message using my contact form for support questions, I’ll try to help you out.

Thanks, Natko

Default-user

Will do – sorry and thanks!

Natko

Not a problem, I’ve replied to your email just now. Thanks for using the contact form!

Regards, Natko

Hi there,

I’m happy with the Front Page Minimalistic template as it aligns my thumbnails horizontally. However I want to add the page title and the categories (or tags) underneath the thumbnail. I tried the grid template but I lose the horizontal alignment.

Here is an example of what I am after for the thumbnails and text: http://99u.be-comm.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/prosite-1.jpg

Any help in creating a new version of the Front Page Minimalistic would be appreciated. May help others too (maybe ;) ). Tags may make more sense then categories as the line 2 text.

Natko

Hey,

Grid template features a masonry layout meaning the items are not horizontally aligned (like shown in the demo). The modification you mentioned isn’t part of theme support so it would require hiring a developer to modify the theme.

Thanks again for purchasing and feel free to contact me if you have any theme-related questions!

Regards, Natko

Hi!

I got two question:

1. Is the menu customizable, and how much?

2. Same question but logo instead, is only the book changeable? Or can I add a picture instead of the text next to it aswell?

Natko

Hey mwo, thanks for showing interest in Handbook!

To answer your questions:

1. Handbook uses WordPress menu which means you can easily add or remove new menu items, you can even remove it completely.

2. You can change the logo, remove it completely or remove the text and use only your logo, it’s all supported.

Hope this helps you out, feel free to contact me if you have any more questions!

Thanks, Natko

I am interested in using an iFrame for some of my portfolio items instead of images from the gallery (so like the shortcode [pageview] from another plugin)... do you know how I should modify Portfolio Plus to allow an iFrame to replace the image slider for portfolio items?

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Also, this is a gorgeous site; I am very happy with it thusfar :)

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I got it with this in single-portfolio.php (in the “slides” ul element):

else { $image_list .= ’<\li><iframe class=”other-content” src=”’.$attachment_id.’”></iframe><\/li >’; } (minus the \ in the li tags)

I still need to custom style it, otherwise, do you have any other recommendations or suggestions to optimize non-video iframes?

Natko

Hey Atalayac, thanks for purchasing Handbook, I really appreciate it!

I’m afraid theme support includes help with settings up the theme and fixing theme bugs, not custom modifications like you need. You might want to hire a developer if you’re unable to modify it yourself.

Also, glad to see you’re happy with the theme! :)

Thanks again, Natko

Hey there,

Love this themes layout. One thing, every time I install the theme, install and activate the plugins and then install the xml demo content, it gives me a bunch of fail messages and ends up looking like a really basic wordpress site. Any ideas?

Natko

Hey, thanks for purchasing Handbook, I really appreciate it!

Could you please send me a message here with a link to your site and more details about the errors you get? Never had anyone report this issue before, I’m sure we can sort it out quickly.

Thanks again, Natko

hey there, very nice theme!

I have come down on your theme and a similar one and now have to make the call. so, wanted to ask some pre-buying questions:

1 – could related items have titles shown with the thumbnails? (thumbnails themselves are sometimes not informative enough)

2 – for the attributes in the portfolio (now “location”, “year”, “camera”) – ... (how easy) can I change them?

3 – is there a possibility for captions in the slider?

best, thx + looking forward to some nice interaction possibly! oliver

lerone_b

thx Natko! – so for 1. a line of js in the template would do the trick? ... if it´s possible in principle, I think I could figure this out. (or is there any customization-offers I could get as a quick job in principle + in case I couldn´t solve this on my own?)

thx again for a quick note on that one… b! oliver

lerone_b

and for 2.: I was referring to captions in the “normal” portfolio-slider, not the homepage slider. there I couldn´t find any captions. ... guess that´s not possible then, is it? thx!

Natko

Hey oliver,

For 1. you would need some PHP modifications, simply echoing the post title (you can’t get this with plain js).

Ah, I misunderstood you for the second point, no, the portfolio gallery cannot have a caption although it is displayed when you go fullscreen by clicking the plus icon in the top left corner of the image.

Regards, Natko

tinuzzo Purchased

Hello there, I like the theme very much and I would like to use it for my future project.

It looks like the ‘posts’ are used for the wall of images. Can it have both? I created a “blog” category in the site so that whenever I post a blogpost (like news, updates etc) it will post as “category=blog” and the other 7 categories will be for the photos.

My coder asked me: “Would you be ok for the entries to be created as posts, or will you be using posts for blogging?”

1. Can it have both? I would create a “blog” category in the site so that whenever I post a blogpost (like news, updates etc) it will post as “category=blog” and the other 7 categories will be for the photos imported from instagram. Will this work?

2. Is it possible to edit the portfolio item values, like the ones seen here: http://themeforest.net/item/handbook-responsive-ajax-wordpress-theme/full_screen_preview/6409600 to match my needs?

I’d like “Location”, “Year” and “Camera” to be “Location”, “Category” (one of 7 categories of the website) and “Instagram User” (manually entered by me.

Possible?

Natko

Hey tinuzzo,

The wall of images you see on the frontpage of the demo are portfolio items, all blog posts are on a separate Blog page. Posts can only be used for blogging, and portfolio posts are used on the frontpage as you can see at the moment (you can also ignore the portfolio feature and just use blog posts).

As for the second question, you can put anything you want for the portfolio item values, it just has to be done manually (there’s a field in the editor when you write a new portfolio post).

Hope this helps you out, if you have any more questions feel free to contact me.

Thanks, Natko

tinuzzo
tinuzzo Purchased

Ok, thanks for the quick reply. I am sending this to my developer and will get back if the already existing theme settings are not enough.

Natko

No problem, please note that theme support includes help with theme setup and bug fixes, everything you see in the demo is also explained in the documentation but anything outside that would require hiring a developer to do the modifications.

For any support questions please use the support form.

Thanks, Natko

Hi, i’m very interested to buy Handbook theme, but I have an important doubt.

The portfolio grid (for example on the home page), when you filter by category and open any project, the next button to show the next project not show the next project from the filtered category, It’s show the next project from de “All” category. It’s possible resolve this bug? I need that the next project button go to the next project from the selected category.

Thank you.

Natko

Hey, thanks for showing interest in Handbook!

There is no good way to handle category browsing when item has multiple categories, what you’re asking could work (but with some modifications) if you would only use only one category per item. This isn’t a bug, it’s just the way item navigation works in the theme.

If you have any more questions feel free to contact me, I’ll be glad to answer them!

Thanks, Natko

Hi Natko

Great looking theme. I am working with it for a client, and have created a child theme for customisations. In the next update please can you declare your functions within functions.php conditionally so they can be overridden by child themes – see http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes#Using_functions.php

Cheers

Natko

Hey, thanks for purchasing and glad to see you like the theme!

I’m aware of function overwrite feature, it’s just I haven’t really had the need to implement it, some functions are so specific there is no point in allowing child themes to overwrite them (like every AJAX function, menu markup, comments listing, etc). I will consider adding this to some functions though, no one requested this yet because every other aspect of child theme works perfectly.

Thanks again and if you have any more questions feel free to contact me.

Regards, Natko

pvw

Hi Natko

I have been customising the portfolio to allow comments, and as the items are loaded by AJAX I needed to override ‘handbook_get_portfolio_item’.

It would be great if you could add the conditionals in future to make your theme bullet and future proof.

Cheers

Hi,

I need to add thumbnails for each image gallery of every project, how I can make this?

Thank you!

Natko

Hey, thanks for purchasing Handbook, I really appreciate it!

Could you please send me a message here with a more detailed explanation? Not sure I quite get what you mean. Also, everything that involves settings up the theme and making it look like in the demo is explained in the documentation so you might wanna check that out too.

Thanks again, Natko

Hi,

Will it be a breeze to change the Read More >> button to a purchase button? I’m wanting to use it as a store possibly with EDD Easy Digital Downloads integration.

Cheers, Jeff

Natko

Hey Jeff, thanks for showing interest in Handbook!

Making the theme EDD-friendly isn’t that simple as changing the “read more” button to a purchase button but an experienced developer should be able to modify it in an hour or two max. Out of the box theme isn’t compatible with EDD but you can hire a developer to do the modifications if you wish.

If you have any more questions feel free to contact me here, I’ll be glad to help you out.

Thanks, Natko

Hi i purchased this theme for my client (under her name), My question is: we set the home page on FRONT PAGE TEMPLATE as it has nice lines across the screen, but we want also the filter. if we choose portfolio + filter than the layout changes.

also we want to control the columns number.

Thanks, IB

Natko
Natko Author

Hey IB, thanks for purchasing Handbook, I really appreciate it!

Theme comes with everything you see in the demo: http://demo.natko.com/handbook/

Like the demo shows, different layouts come with different grid appearance and number of columns, these are not changeable out of the box and require some custom modifications that are outside of theme support scope. If you want you could hire a developer to make the column adjustments and add some details that you require.

If you have any theme-related questions feel free to contact me here, I’ll be glad to answer them!

Thanks, Natko

Hello, congratulations for your template. I would like to know if i can delete the background completly, i dont want it, just white? Thank you

Natko
Natko Author

Hey nitus, thanks for the kind words, glad to see you like the theme!

You can remove the background image and have a white background easily using the theme customizer, no coding or theme modifications required. This is also explained in the documentation that comes with the theme, if you have any more questions feel free to contact me here and I’ll be glad to answer them.

Regards, Natko

HUB_cop Purchased

Good job. I have a question about the portfolio. When I set the background image, I do not display the image. How do you see your job? Thanks

Natko

Hey, thanks for purchasing Handbook!

Make sure you also choose the first pattern (“No Pattern”) from the Background Pattern in Appearance > Customize. Choose your background image, hit “Save & Publish” and refresh your site. For individual portfolio posts background can be set in the metabox on the right side when editing the post. If the background image is still not visible please send me a message here with a link to your site and I’ll check it out!

Thanks, Natko

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