Discussion on Kanso - Clean One-Page Parallax WordPress Theme

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  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years

Hello there – pre purchase question, one the onepage mode, is it possible to have drop down, sub menus in the navigation to go to other pages in the site – also can you have the portfolio pages on full width mode?

Thanks very much!

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Also, can you change the colour to each front page section i.e About Section as you wish? Is it also possible to feature videos on the front page in various section

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Last question (sorry) Can the headings be changed? So Portfolio could be “Our Work” or “What We Do”?

satoridesign

Hey Selahdesign,

thank you for expressing interest in my work!

I will go over the questions in the same order:

1). Submenus are not possible in the one-page mode, for the sake of user experience: the main menu in the one-page mode serves solely as a scrollable menu to navigate between the parts of a large page; in the multi-page mode, the submenus are of course possible.

2). If by “portfolio page” you mean the individual portfolio projects such as this one, then yes – there are three layout options for each project – left-sidebar, right-sidebar, and full-width.

3). It is possible to choose a background color or a background image for each page section individually.

4). It is possible to insert videos via shortcodes, by using a natural embed code e.g. form YouTube, or by using any of the available third-party embedding plugins.

5). Yes, the headings can be anything you wish :)

Should you require additional clarifications or have other questions – do not hesitate to contact me!

Sincerely,
Andrii / Satori Studio

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Thank you so much for your swift and clear response. On the multi-page option, what sections are possible to feature on the front page, i.e could you have a portfolio section on that mulit page? Thanks again!

satoridesign

In the multi-page mode, each page has a separate function, i.e. it is not possible to have e.g. both blog and portfolio on the same page. The only option in that case would be to write a custom front-page template with the needed sections salvaged from the one-page template.

Best,
Andrii / Satori Studio

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Ah I see! Thanks so much – final question before purchase – Can you adjust the portfolio lay out i.e to have one row of four?

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Once I know this question I will buy :)

satoridesign

Hey Selahdesign,

the portfolio grid configuration can be set up using two settings in Kanso: number of items per line, and the total number of posts to be displayed per page of the grid. That means that e.g. if you choose 4 items per row and 4 items to display – you will have one row of 4 items.

Sincerely,
Andrii / Satori Studio

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years

Hi, I purchased this theme and I am using the one-page version. I have a blog post and when I visit any of the links associated with the post (category, date, etc) and then try to click a menu item to go back to the main site or another page, the menu links no longer work (wondering if this is a glitch with the one-page feature?) Help (asap as this is a live site) is much appreciated!

satoridesign

Hey Mstafford,

first of all, thank you for the purchase!

This is a known bug, and it has been corrected in the last version update of Kanso – could you please try updating your instance of the theme with the latest one (1.3) and let me know if that solves the issue? Thanks!

Best,
Andrii / Satori Studio

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great thank you! I will update the theme (which I do love by the way) – thank you so much for the quick reply!

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do you have the changelog for 1.3? or know what lines of code I will be making edits to? I don’t want to update the entire theme (also, I downloaded the latest version from here and it is only version 1.2.1 – where can I download 1.3?) – thanks again

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I just found this: http://satoristudio.net/forums/topic/menu-linksurls-not-working/, do you know what line in the header.php is the fix? Thanks

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sorry to leave so many notes about this :) – I was able to find the lines with the fix (87-138) and everything is working great now!

satoridesign

Hey there!

You’ll need to replace lines 95 to 138 in the header.php file (if case of problems, do let me know, I can help with the implementation). I would, however, highly recommend editing WP themes using the child themes in the future – this way theme updates will not interfere with the custom changes you’ve made in the code.

Please excuse me for the theme version confusion, Kanso 1.3 hasn’t indeed yet been made available online. I will make sure that it is – by tomorrow it should live.

Sincerely,
Andrii / Satori Studio

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thank you!

  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
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  • Has been a member for 6-7 years
  • United States

Hello,

The clean and fresh look of Kanso really caught my attention! I like the portfolio section. A few presales questions: 1. Possible to use a custom image for each portfolio item? 2. Possible to rearrange menu? ie Features before Portfolio? 3. WooCommerce compatible?

Thank you.

satoridesign

Hey Serenine,

thank you for expressing interest in my work!

I will go over your questions in the same order:

1). Yes, each portfolio item may have a thumbnail, which will be displayed on the portfolio page; the items with “image” and “video” formats can also have automatic images: if no thumbnail is specified for such projects, the former will use the content image, and the latter will grab the thumbnail from YouTube or Vimeo.

2). Yes, in the one-page mode, the menu is generated outside of the standard WP menu admin, yet you can rearrange the order of items by setting the “Order” parameter in the “Page Attributes” settings box of the page edit mode.

3). During the development I did instal WooCommerce (it was working fine), yet haven’t tested the theme explicitly for detailed compatibility. So, for the sake of transparency: I do not give a 100% guarantee that all possible settings and add-ons of WooCommerce will run smoothly with Kanso, yet in case of serious third-party plugin compatibility issues I always try to help and correct the issue if I see that it’s the theme’s fault.

Should you have additional questions, do not hesitate to ask!

Sincerely,
Andrii / Satori Studio

viracreatv

Thank you for your prompt reply, Andrii! Will purchase now and possibly more questions later :)

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years

I’m having issue uploading this theme to wordpress. I recieve an error message that I am missing the “style.css sheet”. I then tried a few more times, it started giving my browser glitches. I went in the zip file and looked at all the folders and they seemed okay, however I could not upload each folder individually. I am also using godaddy.com for hosting. Any advice?

satoridesign

Hey Skaalywag,

first of all, thank you for the purchase!

Please check if you are uploading the “Kanso_Installable.zip” archive, as per the instructions on page 2 of the theme manual – the theme archive is found inside the “Kanso_WP_Theme_Package” folder once you unzip the main ThemeForest archive. Please let me know if you are already attempting to upload that one and the error persists!

Sincerely,
Andrii / Satori Studio

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Hi – pre purchase question For the “portfolio page” – there are three layout options for each project – left-sidebar, right-sidebar, and full-width. Is it possible to have the description on the side? and if we I dont need the slide can that be disabled up until I need it? Is there a sub menu option? and can I have the portfolio as my home page? Thanks

satoridesign

Hey Soph7,

thank you for expressing interest in my work!

I will go over the questions in the same order:

1). There is no pre-defined area for a description in portfolio items in Kanso, as this would reduce the flexibility of the template; instead, you can use the existing tools to create separate text items on the sides of portfolio items: either by using the custom sidebars (in this case you can create any number of custom sidebars and assign any number of widgets to each of them) – or by using the built-in shortcodes (e.g. on a full-width portfolio item you can divide the content into 2/3 and 1/3 columns).

2). The slider that you can see on the front page of the demo can be enable or disabled whenever you need it :) you can also create any number of sliders and use them interchangeably.

3). In the one-page mode, Kanso does not have submenus; this has been made on purpose, to increase the usability of the one-page layout. In the classic multi-page mode, you can have submenus on any menu item, just like in default WordPress themes (see Kanso’s multipage demo for an example).

4). In the one-page mode, you can have any content as the one-page layout, just like in the main theme demo; in the multi-page mode, you can assign any particular page as the front page, including of course the Portfolio page.

Should you have additional questions, do not hesitate to contact me!

Sincerely,
Andrii / Satori Studio

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  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
ianng Purchased

Hi.

Please have a look at my site http://discoveria.com.my.

It looks great on desktop, but when on mobile devices, I cannot see my images.

Is there a way for me to make my images responsive as well? I can create the smaller size ones, but i don’t know how to implement it.

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ianng Purchased

Also, I’m having issues with the menu. Even though in the theme options I select none of the pages to be excluded, they only show two pages I have on the navigation menu.

satoridesign

Hey Iaang,

first of all, thank you for the purchase!

I will go over the issues in the same order:

1). You’ve inserted the images as backgrounds, and page-holder backgrounds are set to “cover” in Kanso in order not to leave white spaces on various devices. It would be quite problematic to force the background images to behave like you need on both large and small screens, since the content elements which contain these backgrounds have certain heights, which change upon resize, independently from the background images. This is just how CSS works. I would strongly recommend adding the images as normal HTML tags in your case – you can e.g. insert them into the content areas of the relevant pages, and then declare these pages as full-width via some additional CSS:
#page-holder-11 .page-content { max-width: 100% !important; }
#page-holder-229 .page-content { max-width: 100% !important; }

2). The menu issue hasn’t been reported before – could you please provide access to the back-end so that I could troubleshoot – you can send the credentials to support@satoristudio.net.

Sincerely, Andrii / Satori Studio

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years
elmarw Purchased

Hello,

Really like the time but I have one question. How do I get the header on a single row. I wan’t my content below the header, not to the right of it.

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elmarw Purchased

Using page-large template sort of gets what I want but if I use that the page doesn’t show up on the menu: elmar.verbaasd.net

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elmarw Purchased

With header I mean.. the title per page. I am using the theme as single page.

satoridesign

Hey Elmarw,

first of all, thank you for the purchase!

There hasn’t been such option available in Kanso so far – the titles are left-aligned to provide a distinct visual effect. However, since this is already the second request for such functionality I’ve gotten in two weeks, I’ve decided to implement it: please download this archive, unzip it, and upload the resulting files into the root theme folder (/wp-content/themes/Kanso/), replacing the existing files. After that you should see a new option available in the “Page Settings” section of the page editor mode (“Page title above content”). Tick it to display the title for the particular page above and not in line with the content.

Please let me know if this works!

Best,
Andrii / Satori Studio

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elmarw Purchased

Perfect, thank you!

satoridesign

Glad it worked! I will include this new feature into the upcoming theme update (version 1.4).

Should you have other questions, do not hesitate to contact me!

Cheers,
Andrii / Satori Studio

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
ASGO Purchased

Hi!

How can i make my own order at the home – one-page?

Cheers

satoridesign

Hey ASGO,

first of all, thank you for the purchase!

The sections of the one-page website can be reordered by setting a value in the “Order” field in the “Page Attributes” settings box for the page that represents the particular section.

Please note that due to the specifics of WordPress, the lower the number, the higher the page will be ranked among the pages which constitute the single-page layout. Negative numbers can also be used; thus, a pages with order -3 will be placed higher than the page with order 0; the latter, in turn, will appear higher than the page with order 2.

More information and screenshots on the one-page more can be found on pages 4-5 of the theme manual.

Should you have additional questions, do not hesitate to contact me!

Sincerely,
Andrii / Satori Studio

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years
Skrag Purchased

Hi I just bought this theme. This is my first time using my theme. And from everything I read about themes, this should have been really easy to install & setup.

It was easy to install – I think. BUT setting it up is like building a brand new website. I’m following your manual.pdf. However getting it to look like what you have as a demo is a lot of effort! Am I missing something? Thanks much for your help as I bought this to avoid a lot of effort!

Thanks in advance!~

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Skrag Purchased

To be more specific I understand I need to configure it but it doesn’t look at all like your demo. Feel like the novice that I am :-(

satoridesign

Hey Skrag,

first of all, thank you for the purchase!

I tried to make Kanso as user-friendly as possible, yet any more or less advanced WP theme does require some knowledge of the general WordPress setup principles, e.g. setting up a static front page etc. In the case of Kanso the one-page functionality, which is not native to WordPress, can add some more complexity.

In any case, I will be glad to help you set up the theme – could you please create a topic on my forum providing your website’s URL (if you are building it on a live instance of WP) and a list of issues you need to sort out or theme features you have problems with. We’ll go over the list together to ensure that your website uses the full potential of Kanso.

Sincerely,
Andrii / Satori Studio

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Skrag Purchased

Thank you So much Andrii! I really appreciate it!! I figured out some stuff but still have run into some glitches.

I registered on your forum. But following your instructions, when I try to create a new topic, I get this message -

“You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.”

satoridesign

Hey Skrag,

I’ve checked the status of the user you’ve created on the forum – no right restrictions there. Please try logging out, refreshing the website, and logging back in again. Does that make any difference?

Best,
Andrii / Satori Studio

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years

Hello! Loving this theme so far, so thank you for your work on this.

I am curious about the header, which resizes upon scrolling. Is it possible to 1) stop the resize completely and keep it in full height upon scrolling and 2) is it possible to adjust the initial height of the header.

Thanks so much!

satoridesign

Hey Skywardmktg,

first of all, thank you for the purchase!

The jQuery code that controls the header on scroll is located on lines 583-601 of the “header-functions.php” theme file, yet you can adjust its behaviour more easily, since all it does is add CSS classes to the header and the logo. To prevent the header from resizing upon scroll, you could thus remove the .smallheader and .small-logo styles from the theme’s main “style.css” file (lines 248-265). To adjust the height of the header, you can change the value of the “height” for the .bigheader style which is located in the same file, on line 239.

Please let me know if this helps resolve your questions!

Sincerely,
Andrii / Satori Studio

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Thank you so much! Your support is great, and a model for other authors. So appreciated!

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One other question for now – is there a way to change the color of the social icons upon hover?

satoridesign
Sure, but you’ll need some more custom CSS for that:
#social-top a:hover { color: #999; }
you can change the ”#999” with any hex color you like of course.

Sincerely,
Andrii / Satori Studio

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years

With your custom contact form builder can I make a subscribe to mailing list option where the visitor enters their email?

satoridesign

Hey Jordan,

the built-in contact form generator can create the following fields: text, checkbox, dropdown, email, name, radio, textarea, and website. However, please note that the collected emails will not be automatically assembled into a mailing list, since this feature is intended as a contact form rather than a subscription management plugin. For the latter, I’d recommend using Mad Mimi or MailChimp widgets.

Should you have further questions about the theme, do not hesitate to contact me!

Best,
Andrii / Satori Studio

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • United States

Hello, I am having two issues.

One is that although I have the email on the wordpress general settings point to one e mail, the mail from the site is going to a different email. I cant find where to edit the contact form.

The second issue is I’m getting this on the Users page :

Warning: call_user_func_array() [function.call-user-func-array]: First argument is expected to be a valid callback, ‘SATORI_OT_Admin::kanso_sd_option_tree_extra_profile_fields’ was given in /home/content/41/8503341/html/harmonywh/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 429

satoridesign

Hey Burnitfitness,

first of all, thank you for the purchase!

The contact form in Kanso is generated by the built-in algorithm, which can be invoked by clicking on the little form icon next to the “Add Media” button above the WYSIWYG editor in he page edit mode (please see theme manual page 8 for a screenshot). In case you are using the dummy data from the theme demo, please open the page editor mode for the “Contact” page, there you will find the form code.

Regarding the second issue – could you please try updating to version 1.4 of the theme, this bug has been removed there. If you are already using 1.4, please let me know, I will investigate further.

Sincerely,
Andrii / Satori Studio

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • France
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years

Hi Andrii, great job with Kanso!

I want to purchase it and I have presale questions : - I need to custom the main menu like this for e.g.: COllections – COntact. Funny desire from one of my friend I help for her website. Is it easy to custom the menu (size, color, font) or do I code the css? (in the child theme of course – great idea to propose it ready in the package!) - Can I change logo easily and favicon is it possible ?

Many thanks for the answers. Cheers

satoridesign

Hey Picolostromboli,

thank you for expressing interest in my work!

I will answer the questions in the same order:

1). The size, font, and color of the menu text can be changed from the Theme Options panel, no coding necessary.

2). The logo and the favicon can also be uploaded via the Theme Options panel ;)

Should you have additional questions about the theme, do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Andrii / Satori Studio

  • Has been a member for 0-1 years

Hello there :)

Pre purchase question.

I was wondering if I could create a drop down menu for my categories that lead to posts (shown as grid) for each category in the same style as my current theme shown here under “Collection”? : http://www.nodencollective.com – You will be able to find out why I will need it that way.

If yes, fantastic. Thank you!

Tawan

satoridesign

Hey Tawan,

thank you for expressing interest in my work!

In principle, yes, you can create menu items that are category links in WordPress, yet the masonry-style layout is only available for portfolio projects in Kanso (my upcoming next theme, Shogun, will allow for a masonry structure for blog pages as well, yet that is at least a week away from final release). In Kanso, the projects’ taxonomy is a separate set of tags, and in principle you can add links to various tag archive pages to the menu.

Should you need additional information or have other questions about the theme, do not hesitate to contact me!

If you want my opinion, however, I think your current theme (a modified Simfo I believe) is even better than Kanso – it’s clean, holistic, and user-friendly already :) and I mean that in a non-sarcastic way.

Sincerely, Andrii / Satori Studio

alicewonderland

Hi Andrii,

Thank you for your reply! No way, I love Kansooo.. like very much. It’s so awesome really. I’m very happy with the current Simfo theme, but I want something more modern. A touch of design. Something responsive and I find Kanso perfect. But then again, this masonry structure is very important.

I will wait to explore Shogun then. :) Truly appreciate it!

Tawan

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years
  • United States

Is the Multi-Page template available with the one page parallax?

Regards, CM

satoridesign

Hey CM,

first of all, thank you for the purchase!

Yes, you can set up parallax header images or backgrounds in the multi-page version as well (see e.g. this demo page – it’s a bit tricky to spot on such a detail-rich image, yet it’s there :)). You can use the “Page Settings” box in the page editor mode to turn on respective features.

Sincerely,
Andrii / Satori Studio

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Hey Andrii,

Thanks for the support. I already purchase the parallax template, but I can’t find where can I switch the one-page to multi-page.

Regards, Carlos Moreno

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years

Hey, Really like your theme. One Pre-Sales Question. Is it possible to stack up multiple images, within a single portfolio post. (As seen in the “Follow your Path” Example) Instead of having one long vertical image. Can we add multiple images ?

satoridesign

Hey Veeboi9,

thank you for expressing interest in my work!

It is possible to insert any number of images into any project or post in Kanso, via the native WordPress “Add Media” interface. It is also possible to create posts and projects with “gallery” format, which will combine several images into a single slideshow gallery like in the demo example here.

Should you require additional details or have other questions about the theme, do not hesitate to contact me!

Sincerely,
Andrii / Satori Studio

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years
  • United States

Hi there,

Is there any chance to change portfolio rollover icon with an image?

Thanks.

satoridesign

Hey AxiemInternational,

first of all, thank you for the purchase!

In case you are talking about the overlay which appears on mouse hover on top of portfolio boxes, and displays the title and excerpt of the related project – a possibility to replace it with an image hasn’t been envisaged in the theme. An image instead of the current setup would require certain changes in the code of the template files, more specifically the “content.php” and “content-XX.php”. E.g. in “content.php”, which renders the content of the posts and projects with the “standard” format, the code that generates the overlays is located on lines 81 to 91; this would need to be replaced by an image; another way is to remove the insides of the “image-post-overlay” div element and set up a new CSS rule so that it is given a background image sourced e.g. from the thumbnail of the current project.

Sincerely,
Andrii / Satori Studio

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years

Hi,

Having problem with portfolio, the images do not show up on the gallery section that I created on the one page layout it only shows the clickable link on mouse over. I have created a new project and have uploaded a few images as well. Please find the link to the same and help me solve this.

http://bramhatattoostudio.in/production/
satoridesign

Hey Jyoti_hari,

first of all, thank you for the purchase!

Please try uploading a thumbnail (featured image) for the project in question – the portfolio box backgrounds are sourced from the thumbnails. You can find this and other useful information on setting up the portfolio on pages 6-7 of the theme manual.

Should you have additional questions, do not hesitate to contact me!

Sincerely,
Andri / Satori Studio

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I’ve uploaded a featured image already, but it doesn’t appear there.

When I set the “Format” of the portfolio post to “Image” or “Standard” it works fine (the featured image appears there). The problem occurs only with the “Gallery” format…

satoridesign

Ah, now I understand :) the “gallery” format is created specifically for using a slider-type gallery of images, similar to this one. To create a gallery, please make sure that the images you use for it are uploaded into that particular project – due to specifics of WordPress media queries, the “gallery” format can only use the images attached to the project in the slider (i.e. if you simply choose them from the existing Media Library, they might not appear in the slider. More information on post and project formats is available on pages 9 and 10 of the theme manual ;)

Sincerely,
Andrii / Satori Studio

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Thank you So much that was great help its working great :)

satoridesign

Glad to hear! :)

Should you have other questions about the theme, do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Andrii / Satori Studio

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years

Hello,

Is their any way I can place a header image above the logo and navigation menu? Almost like a banner.

Thanks.

satoridesign

Hey Samallan,

first of all, thank you for the purchase!

A banner above the header is not intended from Kanso’s back-end. Technically it should be possible to implement it, with some knowledge of php and css; the necessary element can be inserted “by hand” into the “header.php” file, e.g. at the very beginning of the “main-header” element (line 65), yet please note that because of the header section which sticks to the top of the page while scrolling, some additional formatting might be necessary to display such a banner.

Sincerely,
Andrii / Satori Studio

Default-user

Thanks.

How do I change the caption next to the Portfolio heading. It currently states…This is a showcase for your creative work – design, video, photography, you name it. Amaze the world!

satoridesign

Hey Samallan,

the italic text to the right of the section titles is sourced from excerpts – which can be inputted in the respective box under the WYSIWYG text editor area while in the page editor mode (in case the excerpts box is not displayed, click on the „Screen Options“ tab in the top right corner of the screen, and tick the „Excerpt“ checkbox).

Should you have additional questions, do not hesitate to contact me!

Best, Andrii / Satori Studio

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years

Hi, I purchased this theme and have added text in the theme options > Copyright text box but after I hit save nothing shows up. I also noticed on the theme demo that there is no div for the copyright. Is there a fix for this? I would love to have my copyright text div show up. Thanks!

satoridesign

Hey Mstafford,

first of all, thank you for the purchase!

The copyright div is displayed only when the “Copyright text” field in the “Page Elements” tab of the Theme Options panel is filled in; it does not appear on the Kanso demo because I haven’t added any initially. Right now I’ve inserted a copyright string into the above mentioned field, you can check out how it looks on the demo.

Could you please try this: download the archive with the theme’s footer file here, unzip it, and upload the resulting file into the theme folder (/wp-content/themes/Kanso/), replacing the existing file. Let me know if that changes the situation!

Sincerely,
Andrii / Satori Studio

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that worked – thank you!

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