Discussion on Immersion - Responsive Fullscreen WP Theme

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flo_cha Purchased

Hi! how can update to the newest version? without losing the projects? thanks

PixelBook

Hi.

The portfolio projects should not get lost when updating

This theme is fantastic! I searched for about three weeks looking through hundreds of different themes for my photography site, and narrowed it down to Immersion and a few others. Besides the great elements of the site, what made the difference to me was the nearly immediate response to my pre-sales questions. I asked a few rounds of questions, and they were responded to extremely quickly. I then purchased the template, which was easy to use. I then had a round of additional questions (actually about ten!), and each was answered within a few hours. Impressive. This is a fantastic template where questions were answered nearly immediately and with full detailed solutions.

Regards, Steve

PixelBook

Thanks :)

This theme isn’t working with the latest version of wordpress. Any suggestions?

PixelBook

Hi.

The current version 1.6 is compatible with wp 3.8.

Version 1.7 is almost finished and will be compatible with the latest version of wordpress.

Can you specify what issues are you having with the theme and wp 3.9?

Thanks

So…since many of you who have bought this template well know, unfortunately the author of this theme is very passive about his support. This does not come from a vindictive or angry place…more a place of professionalism and courtesy (historically PixelBook has made it very clear he is not interested in running support – which of course he is not obligated to, but should realize he could practically quadruple his sales if he cared).

So assuming that Pixelbook will not address these questions so I reach out to the base of users here since as many of you have, I’ve invested hundreds of hours into this theme and won’t have a chance to rebuild it on a better theme until Fall.

I was very happy to see that 1.6 finally has some features that really are great…(Kudos, and thank you Pixelbook for not abandoning the theme as we all thought you had).

A couple of questions that I’m hoping Pixelbook (or the forum might be able to help me with):

1.Portrait Orientation / Full Screen: I see that a picture with portrait orientation will go full screen and a black background will take up the rest of the space on the left and right (which is exactly what should happen). But this does not happen when you expand a portrait oriented picture from a photo gallery. The picture scales and gets cutoff. I cannot understand why the author would not have considered this when building, but I’m hoping since it occurs in the full screen gallery, it can be replicated across the rest of the site. Anybody have any suggestions or know where this could be modified?

2. Retina Images: In the themes documentation it reads “if you upload an image with the width of 300 pixels and you select a width of 100 pixels, the theme will create a 100 pixels image for standard devices and then a 200 pixels image for retina devices”. Well, I have uploaded the logo (and other images) in all types of resolutions and sizes, scaled it many ways, and STILL cannot get any logo or png files to display at high res. Would anyone have any recommendations to make this work?

3. Adding a slideshow into a Section: The demo theme advertises (and shows) that a slideshow can be added to a section. Again, as Pixelbooks documentation is NOT comprehensive nor complete I have not found anyway to do this via the theme interface or even trying to get the code by importing the dummy xml content. Any suggestions on how to do this?

4. Fullwidth Google Maps:The demo theme advertises that it can do a fullwidth Google map (see contact page on live demo). Awesome…but again…not documentation or xml demo content to even know where to start with this.

5. Fullscreen Portrait Orientation on Tablets / Smartphones: On my ipad, if I am on portrait orientation, the top of screen, fullscreen gallery shrinks up and does not fill the screen. I understand that many would want this, but for consistency (and so the captions don’t get all crushed up) I’d want this to not scale like it did in the previous theme. Any suggestions on how to prevent this?

6. Captions Not Scaling Down EnoughThe captions look pretty dang good, but I’m wanting them to scale a bit more on mobile. Is there any way to scale this further. I tried to modify Responsive.css but it did not work.

7. Font Awesome The homepage of the demo shows how font awesome has been integrated. Again awesome, and I’m sure I can figure it out, but not a hint of even how to do that (documentation or xml demo content).

I do apologize for the length of this post, however it’s safe to say these are issues that other users are having and I hope won’t just help me, but all of us be able to use this theme that we’ve invested so much time into. Pixelbook, I mean no disrespect for the preface of this post. It’s honest…and frankly most of everyone’s frustration in my opinion comes from wanting to use the theme (since it really IS fantastic), but the lack of documentation and responsiveness from you over the years has been disappointing. I think I speak for us all in saying we really hope you can step that up in the next version 1.7 so we can all take full advantage of this themes great features, and in doing so even relive you from all the redundant questions that you are probably asked everyday.

Thanks all!

Default-user

Awesome…

The scaling works perfect….and I really appreciate you taking the time to modify this for me (and hopefully others who might want the same functionality).

Interestingly, my map is now working. Yesterday I had the coordinates in, zoom level set, contact template selected and had deleted the cache a number of times. I guess both this and the lightbox preference needed a minute to reset, but ultimately everything seems to be working great and I can’t wait to get the new site live.

I’m starting to feel bad about all the support questions but I think I’m just about set and can’t wait to leave you alone…I’ve got a couple last items that I wanted to follow up on and I’m hopefully could be really easy:

1. Retina Images (#2 on initial list). Wondering if you found anything on this or if you had any suggestions on getting my logo to show up at the higher resolution. I’m using a logo that is 400 px wide @72 dpi and setting it to show at 200 px wide and it’s still showing blurry.

2. Font Colors. I had changed this is the quick css, and then in the base.css, but oddly after a day they changed back to black. I’m just wanting to soften the text a little with a dark gray. Any suggestions?

3. I’m now implementing a contact form in the new contact page…I’ve never been successful getting an email to show up…it says it has sent successfully, but nothing (checked spam and junk filters, etc). I know this issue can be a bit sticky with all the email configurations (I’m using a gmail email so I believe my setup is pretty standard) Is there a place you have addressed on your forum about this or are there any special configurations I need to make with my hosting?

These updates and your quick responsiveness have made all the difference and are breathing new life into my site…thank you very much PixelBook for your support!

PixelBook

Hi.

1. try setting the logo to 199px wide (or uploading a logo with a width higher than 400 pixels in your case).

2. when customizing the theme it’s best that you use the custom css texfield in the admin panel. The base.css got replaced when you updated the theme. Anyway the css syntax to change the color of the headings is

h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 {
    color : #123456;
}

3. try using this file (here) and replace mail.php located in the theme folder.

Do any of your newer updates include an option for a sticky header?

PixelBook

Hi.

No, there isn’t such an option at this moment

Is there any way to change the color of the google map?

PixelBook

Hi.

You can navigate to immersion/js/jquery.gmap.js and look for the line of code

var style=[{"featureType":"all","stylers":[{"saturation":-100},{"gamma":0.8}]}];

you can change this line with another style from sites like http://snazzymaps.com

Thanks

Since upgrading to the latest version, the swipe is not finger swiping on a iPhone. The slideshow works automatically, just cannot swipe it forward manually.

PixelBook

Hi.

Please post this issue on the support forum

www.bookofpixels.com/support/

along with a link to your site, so I can check it out.

Thanks

How do you animate the captions on the homepage slider? I noticed that the captions in the demo swipe/fade from various directions.

PixelBook

Hi.

You just need to make sure that you use columns when you edit the Description field. Otherwise the theme won’t know to animate the captions.

For example this is how the caption from the first slide of the demo looks

Default-user

Thank you!

Hi,

I have encountered a problem with the Immersion theme on ios devices. When using a slideshow of images if you swipe sideways it is good and goes to the next picture, but if you swipe slightly diagonal or up then down then the slideshow freezes. Hope you can fix in future updates. Thank you.

Hi I am not able to press the upload button to upload new images in the EDIT GALLERY>gallery settings. It is unresponsive since updating to wordpress 3.9.1. Is there a fix?

PixelBook

Hi.

You need to update to theme version 1.7 to have compatibility with wordpress 3.9.1

Hi there! Could you please update the IMMERSION theme to world with the envato-wordpress-toolkit for easy updates?

Thank you.

PixelBook

Hi.

This feature has been added to immersion 1.7

Default-user

Thank you!

I am currently running version 1.4 – is there an easy way to update the theme to 1.7? Will I have to uninstall version 1.4 and reinstall version 1.7?

PixelBook

Hi.

You can download the theme from Themeforest and upload to your wordpress installation.

Started getting this error:

Warning: explode() expects parameter 2 to be string, array given in /home/content/82/11385082/html/wp-content/themes/immersion/footer.php on line 158

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/content/82/11385082/html/wp-content/themes/immersion/footer.php on line 160

How do I fix it?

Default-user

BTW, was working fine until I tried to add the instagram icon in the footer via the admin.

PixelBook

Hi.

What theme version are you using? Please post this issue on the support forum.

I have Immersion 1.2 and everything worked perfectly. All of a sudden the youtube video linked to a slide is no longer clickable and the slides on the mobile (iPhone) version of the website are cut off. Please tell me how to fix this. I tried to update to the 1.7 version but with all the changes the current site would not flow properly.

Please help me…..

PixelBook

Hi there.

When viewing the source code there’s a css declaration in the head of the document that shouldn’t be there.


<!-- Block (1) START-->
#right_arrow #left_arrow {
    background: none repeat scroll 0 0 rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.9);
}
<!-- Block (1) END -->

this is not added by the theme, so you must have added it manually or via a plugin. Try deleting this css and place it in the custom css textfield in the admin panel.

Testing the site without that code, the slideshow is now again clickable.

On a side note, please resize your images to a maximum width of 1920 pixels. This will decrease the loading time of the site, especially on mobile devices.

Default-user
jomegaco Purchased

Thanks for responding PixelBook! I removed the css code as stated above but now the youtube video is a pop-up and it’s very small. All the background slide show does not stop but continues to revolve. How would I fix this?

Default-user
jomegaco Purchased

Is there anyone out there that might help me with this?

Hi guys,

two preorder questions: 1. Does the theme allow for full-width static header images instead of the slider? 2. Is there a built-in way to change font sizes?

Thanks, very neat and elegant work!

PixelBook

Hi.

1. yes. you can select only one image instead of multiple

2. yes

Default-user

thanks, much appreciated

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immerson (1.7) corrupts my GA Code while inserting backslashes in the textarea

Hello pixelbook, and other users!

I would appreciate anyone’s response, I’m trying to make my photography gallery appear in a lightbox because the full screen slideshow is distorting and cropping my images, but I want to keep the full screen slideshow on my homepage. Any suggestions?

www.awcproductions.com

PixelBook

Hi.

Why not use the gallery shortcode? http://bookofpixels.com/immersion/gallery/

Is the theme up-to-date to the latest version of Wordpress?

PixelBook

Yes. Compatible with wp 3.9.2

Hi PixelBook,

is there already any info about compatibility with WP 4?

Thanks!

I’m very curious to know if it is compatible with 4.0 as well. My client hasn’t updated since 3.5.1, so it will be a big update for them. Can you post about whether or not the theme is compatible? Thx.

carricdesign

Ah…the version of WP was updated to 4.0 and now the gallery uploader isn’t working. Any ideas?

hopefl Purchased

Great theme! Just curious if the “portfolio” slug can be renamed to “cases”... if so, how would this be updated?

Default-user
hopefl Purchased

Never mind… I was able to resolve this through multiple solutions already posted here.

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