126 comments found

bendalf Purchased

great theme but two small questions:

As I use mainly images in portrait layout, they mostly end-up too big so the users need to scroll down (gallery posts). They now always default to the theme’s width of 900 pixels. Is there a way to set another width for this ?

example: http://photography.symbiosys.be/2010/11/scooters/

Second: I’m wondering which media settings you use in the demo (Thumbnail , medium and large) and if this has any influence on the image in the theme.

thanks, Manu

PixelBin

Hi Bendalf,

Thanks for purchasing the theme!

On the single post page, it uses the ‘single’ image thumbnail size which is 900px wide by unlimited height. You can create a new size in essentials.php (should look like add_image_size('smaller-single', 500, '', true); where 500 is the width of the image to resize to and the height will be proportional) and then replacing ‘single’ with ‘smaller-single’ on line 19 of gallery.php.

If you have trouble with it, just e-mail me credentials to your WordPress admin (through my profile contact form) and I’ll do it for you!

Quick question regarding the logo on the site.

Is 76px the maximum width it can be? Whenever I upload a larger image the image itself is truncated and the menu items get pushed up a few pixels.

Changing the CSS to enable a larger image (in this case 163px vs. 76px) shows the full image but retains the odd behaviour of the menu items.

Could you look at this please?

Crackerwax

Running PHP 5.3.14 BTW.

PixelBin

I emailed you with additional instructions and how we’re going to solve this. I think we just need to make a small change to the PHP ini configuration file so hopefully you have access to that!

Crackerwax

I do indeed!

fatekid Purchased

This is such a great theme!

I was wondering is there is a plugin that would give this theme almost 9gag.com functionality for example members being able to submit and post content, up rate pictures, have a report picture option.

Maybe you have plans to integrate these features in a future release? crosses fingers lol

Thanks!

PixelBin

I appreciate the positive feedback but the functionality you describe is not likely to make an appearance. You could achieve such through custom work but that is not within the scope of theme support. You could try researching WordPress plugins that would accomplish some of the functionality you seek on a budget.

fatekid Purchased

Lol had to at least ask,

Still this theme is one of the cleanest most functional themes on here.

Thanks a lot :D

PixelBin

Don’t forget to rate the theme if you like it!

kaapso Purchased

Hi there, thanks for this wonderful theme. I love it!

Well, I’ve a question: How can I change the text align left into text align justify on the “homescreen”. Which of the align=left do I have to change?

Best regards

Jasmin

PixelBin

Hi Jasmin,

Add the text-align: justify; property to .grid-item around line 964 in style.css.

kaapso
kaapso Purchased

Thanks!

5 stars for you and your theme! =)

PixelBin

Thank you for your support! :)

kaapso Purchased

Hello “PixelBin” Happy New Year!

I’ve one last short question. When I use a picture or a photo as the featured image with has a width of about 700px but not more, on the left and right site I have a grey background (seems the color is #e5e5e5).

Well I would love to change it but smultron doesn’t find a #e5 in the css

How can I change it into white?

(Example of what I mean it here: http://twentyfivehoursaday.com/2012/12/merry-christmas/)

Best regards

Jasmin

PixelBin

Happy New Year to you as well!

The color you are looking for is actually set as rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1) and I believe it’s set on the .post-image although I don’t quite remember and I’m currently mobile so I can’t check. I will let you know for sure when I’m on a computer or hopefully that will give you enough of a hint to find it.

kaapso
kaapso Purchased

Thanks, it worked :)

Nice theme!

Can i have first image in post as a Featured Image. That will be more easy for me while I’m on mobile!

PixelBin

Thanks for your support, Adam!

Unfortunately, by default, such functionality is not built in. You would need to set a featured image from the appropriately link (bottom right, by default) on the Edit a Post page.

Default-user

Got it by 3rd party plugins. But I cannot place some horizontal banner and it will cause my mobile layout crash. :(

PixelBin

Adam, I’ll continue responding to your e-mails to keep everything in one place rather than splitting communication between two channels.

How do I get social media icons on the homepage without having them in a post?

Default-user

I have not seen any widget on the homepage so I am trying to figure out how to place social media icons, newsletter subscription area on the homepage when the visitor arrives. Currently the visitor has to go to another page on the site to see the social media icons in the sidebar. I want this visible on the homepage.

Default-user

Awesome theme by the way. My client is extraordinarily happy!

PixelBin

The theme doesn’t offer any widgetized areas on the front page. You could customize the header with some swift HTML/CSS to allow for some social icons, but by default, that is not possible.

A handy solution to have some social links is to create a menu item with a drop-down menu filled with social links. This seems to be a common solution across other themes and live websites.

Really great and incredibly clean, so I think it will be a good deal. I have only two questions:

1. Is it possible to publish a ‘normal’ post, without photo, with the title instead of it? On the main page you have only a post with a photo, photo only or the quote only.

2. What about translating some untypical phrases like ‘load more posts’ etc.? Can I do it myself?

Thank you in advance for your answers!

//edit

Beg me a pardon – two more questions:

3. What will happen on the post view when I upload a photo smaller than 900px?

4. Is it possible to link the photo on the main page directly to the post view? I don’t want it to enlarge. How to do this?

friskweb

Thank you so much for your answers and your time! I’ll show your project to my client and hope he’ll like it as much as I had! Cheers!

PixelBin

No problem and thanks for your support! Let me know if there’s anything else I can assist you with.

friskweb

Thanks for your proposal – I’ll remember this for sure.

imnjs Purchased

Hi! Great theme! Just got it all setup and am having one issue. Take a look here: http://imnjs.com

Any reason why the Soundcloud embed is going haywire? Thanks.

PixelBin

Try deleting the width and height attributes on the iframe when inserting it in the meta box and if that doesn’t work, try deleting one but leaving the other.

imnjs
imnjs Purchased

Thanks for the quick reply. When I tried to do that I got an error: Warning: Division by zero in /home/nick/imnjs.com/public_html/wp-content/themes/journal/functions/helpers.php on line 112

Am I missing a PHP extension? I just setup a raspberry server today so I might be missing something important.

PixelBin

Could you e-mail me (through my profile’s contact form) your WordPress credentials so I can take a look at the issue? It’s probably something simple that doesn’t require a theme update.

I am finding several defects with this and about to abandon it and write off the $45.

First, if you replace your logo with something taller than your default image you get jitter in Firefox. I eliminated by getting ride of the OS Gecko override.

Also, if you make the page smaller where it changes to the Nav dropdown, then select another page, that works, but it still shows that the Home page is checked, so it never lets the user return.

My iPhone Safari crashes very often on the navigation dropdown as well as having the issue above.

PixelBin

I am sorry to hear you regretting your purchase due to some small bugs. I’d be happy to look at your live site and diagnose the issues so I can patch them up as soon as possible, if you’d care to provide a link.

Thanks!

I was trying to buy the theme with Credit card and also Paypal for some reason i am not able to buy it. Is there any other easy way that i can buy this?

PixelBin

Please contact Envato Support regarding this issue. I’m sure they will be able to help you out if there is a way for you to purchase items on the Marketplaces!

Hi i finally Managed to buy the theme through a fren. But while installing it is saying the following thing.

The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.

Theme install failed.

Can i email you my wordpress credentials can you install the theme for me?

Let me know on my email adetya369@gmail.com

PixelBin

Rather than installing the ZIP that you downloaded from ThemeForest, open that archive, then find the “Theme” folder and then install the journal.zip instead.

Default-user

Thanks – Its done. Will bother if any further problem arises

PixelBin

Not that I don’t believe you but could you please have the friend that purchased the theme email me through my profile contact form with your name just so I can confirm the purchase and can assist you in the future since the account you are using doesn’t have a Purchased badge. Thanks!

Sorry for what is probably a dumb question… but are pages possible with this theme? The demo looks like everything is a post. What would a page format look like? Thanks.

PixelBin

The documentation page is indeed a page. In search, they would show up just as other posts do (in the grid).

I’m really liking the Journal theme . . nice work.

What can I do to make the site logo retina friendly? I tried uploading a double sized image but it still shows up fuzzy. Alternatively, on a site where I’m already embedding fonts for headlines, it’d be nice to be able to use a text based logo.

Is there a way to get a better looking audio player for mp3 links? I don’t use a separate host site for podcast audio so I have to manually add my own <audio width="300px" height="32" src="blahblah.mp3" controls="controls" preload="auto" autobuffer=""></audio> sort of thing. http://gameboycrammer.com/ That site is also an example of a place where text would make more sense than an image for the logo.

I’m new to WP so this might be a general WP question but is there a way to globally make all posts “Force hide post excerpt”?

One last thing: how can I change the favicon?

PixelBin

I’ll look into adding an option for a Retina logo and a text-based logo.

Sorry, Journal doesn’t support self-hosted audio by default.

You can just open up the loop.php and remove <?php the_content(); ?> and that will hide the excerpt for all posts.

Just overwrite the favicon.ico image in the images folder and it will take effect.

typodermic

Thanks for your help. Check out your theme here too: http://typodermicfonts.com/

One more question: can I force a specific image in a post to be borderless?

PixelBin

By default all images have the border, but you can open up style.css and create a class like .no-border where you zero the padding and box-shadow and you’ll be good to go.

friskweb Purchased

Just purchased! Hope this will be a great blog journey ;). Thanks!

PixelBin

Thanks for your support! Let me know if I can be of assistance. :)

friskweb Purchased

Hi one more time! I want to translate this theme into Polish, but it seems your .po file is damaged. When I open it in POEdit it’s empty. In other themes (downloaded from wordpress.org) .po files works properly.

Or maybe I can translate it in a different way?

Could you help me in this case?

friskweb
friskweb Purchased

I’m sorry to be a bother, I need the last one tip: how to ‘tell’ my WP it should use a different language version of Journal? I’ve spent a lot of time searching and trying, but no result. wp-config.php file has a whole translation to WP only. I need the translation to your theme using .mo & .po files (I’ve translated it already). Could you help me?

Journal is a great theme at all, hope you’ll have a lot of sales!

PixelBin

I’m probably as familiar with the process as you are because it’s part of the end-user knowledge rather than the developer (since it’s part of WordPress) so check this page out in the WordPress Codex: http://codex.wordpress.org/Translating_WordPress. I think it explains it rather thoroughly! Let me know if that helped or not.

friskweb
friskweb Purchased

Unfortunately, it doesn’t help, so I’ll try to change translations directly in my files (without .po/.mo files). I know it’s not the best way to fix this, but this is a source of worry for me since 3 days. There was a million attempts, tests, board topics and no good idea. I’m not sure if the translation in your theme was made correctly, but also I have no reason to think like this. Thank you for your support!

And one more time: rea-lly great theme!

jvasanda Purchased

Hi there. This theme is working out well for our site. One question that I can’t seem to find an answer for on forums/videos:

Is there a way for posts to show up on specific pages (from the menu)? For example, if I were to click on a page (http://artbarricade.org/image-folds/), would I be able to view specific posts related to the content or purpose of that page?

I know there is a way to list links to the posts but I’m hoping there’s a way to view the individual posts instead. Would I need a plug-in for something like that?

PixelBin

The functionality you are looking for is not actually part of WordPress. You can’t assign posts to pages but what you might be looking for is a category for your posts? Or maybe even tag a certain array of posts and then add the tag to the menu so it appears as if it’s a special collection of posts? They will appear as grid posts though.

Hi Alex, I think I get what jpowell121 was getting at about the navigation menu. At first I thought it was just me but I even checked on the Journal live preview and it has the same problem. Here’s how to recreate the bug.

Open the Journal live preview and choose a section like Kitchen Sink. Scale the screen narrow so the navigation menu appears, or view it on an iPad. Try clicking the first item (home) in the navigation menu. Nothing happens. I tried shuffling my menu around and no matter which page I put first, it can’t can selected in the navigation menu.

I tested in Win8 Chrome, iPad Chrome and iPad Safari.

PixelBin

Hi there typodermic,

I see what you mean now and it’s actually a simple fix (I think). I haven’t had a chance to look at the code and play around with it to fix it but I think all that needs to be done is to add an empty option in the select field on line 89 of header.php. That way, you don’t have the empty clickable link in the full navigation but the problem no longer persists on mobile navigation.

I’ll make sure to address this bug in the next update.

typodermic

It seems like, no matter what I do to that PHP chunk, it either does nothing or breaks it.

<!-- Primary Navigation --> <nav class="header-item primary-nav alignright"> <?php if (has_nav_menu('primary')) wp_nav_menu(array('theme_location' => 'primary', 'container' => '', 'menu_class' => 'header-nav', 'depth' => 2)); ?> </nav>

Any suggestions for what I can try? I tried inserting ' ', in every possible spot but no good came of it.

typodermic

Did you mean adding <a href=""></a> after the <nav> tag?

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