Discussion on !LesPaul - Retina Responsive WordPress Theme

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  • United States
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I see that the JazzMaster theme has the option to build a custom page using page sections. I like this functionality! Does LesPaul have this feature as well? Not seeing it in the demo.

webmandesign

Yes, this is included. See the Homepage Version 2.

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Hey webmandesign, sorry to keep posting but I have to say again, great job on validation, semantics, and performance optimization on such a feature rich theme!

W3C = Perfect. (actually there is one error, but I believe once you input GA that will go away). Trust me, most themes on here get tons of errors out of the box and are super slow.

W3C Semantics = great, Yoast plugin would enhance even more GTMEtrix.com Score: Pagespeed = 75% – C = caching plugin and a few tweaks would bring this to the 90’s. Most themes get a D-F out of the box. YSlow = 81% – B = same thing, a few tweaks and a caching plugin and this thing will be in the 90’s.

I run any themes I like through W3C and performance tests prior to buying, even if the theme is beautiful I never buy if it’s hacked up crap in the backend and performance is lacking or an afterthought.

I think there is a huge market on ThemeForest for an author with performance and optimization meets form. But noone is marketing/branding themselves that way. 2 other authors themes always perform well out of the box, GoodLayers, WPExplorer, and yours.

webmandesign

Thanks again :) Doing my best ;)

The theme is W3C validation OK. The only error you can get is from plugins.

Yes, I’ve checked the GTmetrix score already and implement some recomendation in upcoming theme update. But some of the thing will stay as they are as it is impossible to improve them for such a rich theme.

Most of the theme demos here are running caching plugin. The best is W3 Total Cache which speeds up the website briliantly. I am using the other cache plugin on my demo websites which doesn’t seems to do a good job… The only reason I’m not using W3 Total Cache at the moment is that it doesn’t work for me on my theme demo WordPress multisite installation. I don’t know if this is caused by the fact that this installation was updated continuously from WP3.3 or what, as my other multisite WordPress running WP3.5 from the beginning works well with the plugin. So I’m working on this also and trying to find out what’s going on. But it is not an issue of the theme, just my WordPress settings or what. I’m mentioning it here to recommend the W3 Total Cache plugin to improve the speed of your WordPress websites significantly!

You know, with performance it is kind of difficult to rely on theme completely. There is no way a theme could implement caching and all the stuff that plugins should do for the entire website. I build my themes to be as fast as possible even when not using any caching plugin. I even implement GZIP compression directly into the theme. But as I’ve said (maybe I’m doing the wrong thing here to protect other themes ;) ) the theme can implement speed optimization only to some extent – you have to enhance it with plugins then.

Yes, GoodLayers and WPExplorer are supermen and a great inspiration here – I wish I could be where they are on ThemeForest :)

Oliver

  • Australia
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
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Hi Oliver,

I noticed that Jazzmaster features a nice sticky nav – do you have plans to implement that here?

Are you saying that on your Homepage Version 2 the user can add as many custom sections as they like, each with different backgrounds?

I would like to use a full theme background image which continues underneath the header, the page title strip and the body content area. Is there a way to set these to transparent to allow a full background image?

Another great feature would be woocommerce support. With these features it will be unbeatable.

I have been looking for a good theme with slider ability behind a transparent header and really looking forward to getting stuck into this and creating some magic. Impressed with your support and out of the box thinking. I’m sure you will build up a big TF following like this :)

webmandesign

Hi,

Sticky nav is implemented right out of the box also for this theme.

Yes, Home Version 2 uses sections that can be additionaly styled by custom CSS to your needs. You can add as many sections as you want.

Yes, you can do this with 1 line of CSS basically :) A design preview of what you have in mind would be fine though ;) I can assist you on http://support.webmandesign.eu

WooCommerce thing is the same like with JazzMaster – the theme wasn’t built with this in mind, it is not ecommerce theme. But you can easily implement WooCommerce using its default styles (maybe some tweaks would be required though). Again, support will help you with this :)

Slider beneath header is implemented as you can see. Just a click away :)

I’m always trying to do my best here, improving my themes, so if you have any suggestions, place it in support forum. Again :)

Best regards,

Oliver

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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I can’t seem to get the Twitter widget to work! Inputting any twitter username doesn’t seem to make a difference? Am I missing something?

webmandesign

Hi, could you please log this as ticket on http://support.webmandesign.eu ? Thank you.

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
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  • United States

If you change the theme colors does it also change the moving symbols on the menu? Thank you!

webmandesign

Hi, yes, you can change these easily. Basically a color picker is there for you to use. If you need something more exotic, like every icon different color, this is also possible with simple custom CSS :)

  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
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  • United Kingdom

fantastic theme, congratulations. is there a maximum size for the logo?

webmandesign

Hi,

Thank you very much! No, there is no maximum size for the log. Except maybe if it is wide as the website itself ;)

Oliver

stan68

thanks, I was thinking more about the logo height actually :) got one thats a bit taller than yours

webmandesign

Yes, sure. You can then tweak the logo padding easily in theme admin panel and set a website header area height. So, you can play with it very well. And if you want your logo to flow out of header area, this is also possible with some simple CSS.

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hi,

congratulations for the great features & classy design!

here is my list of questions/comments :

1. would be great to support wp envato kit for theme auto-updates

2. a page builder would be super… so which one did u test ? we could use it just to visually manage columns & shortcodes areas… otherwise complex pages can be a mess

3. some typos in your demo/documentation = devider->divider & home menu 5->home menu 4 ;-)

4. would it be a great opportunity to build a facebook page version, up to 810 px !!! u got it easier because of the width flexibility u already offer – and it is a huge sales success

5. is there an easy way to make a skin with more vivid colors (not so pale like your demo) – just like the jazzmaster demo…

6. can we export/import styling so we can play with styles and use several “skin settings” ?

7. social icons would look much better IMHO if they were b/w and change to color on mouse over (woulb better fit your aesthetics) – can this be done?

sorry for asking so much…

thx !!!

webmandesign

Hi,

Thanks, I’m glad you like the theme.
  1. Not sure what this is. Haven’t heard about it. Can you provide URL? The theme currently contains update notifications only.
  2. I used WPBakery Visual Composer. Please note that using such software you can possibly get different slyles and you will have to tweak them yourself. I haven’t included this visual composer because it creates shortcodes anyway. And there is already a shortcode generator in the theme. Not so fancy, but works just fine :)
  3. This is a shame… The whole shortcode is called [devider]. So I will fix this in next theme update. As for home version 4 – it’s there, I just have to switch it on. Will do.
  4. Haven’t investigated this feature yet, but will have a look at it.
  5. Yes, totally a breeze :) You are basically using color pickers, image uploader (for background images) and/or pattern pickers (with preview).
  6. Skin settings are part of theme admin panel and you can export/import its settings. So, yes, this is possible.
  7. At first I’ve had them styled this way. But then I’ve thought tha the colors of those social networks are really important. With icons styled like this it is very easy to recognize the social network icon even at the corner of your eye. But as the icons are pure CSS, this is very easy to restyle.

Regards,

Oliver

tasoskouk

hi,

1. here it is : http://wpmu.org/envato-wordpress-toolkit-a-themeforest-auto-updater & https://github.com/envato/envato-wordpress-toolkit – some theme authors already use it for auto-updates – so important u know…

2. as i said, i’ d like to use it just for visual columns and separation of stuff inside the post/page (otherwise pages with lots of shortcodes are un-readable… like old assembly language…) so i’ ll try to see if it’s ok or breaks anything in your theme

4. it is a sales opportunity my man and we need it !... – who does not want a super wp theme inside a facebook business page (of our customers) ?

5 & 6. would be great to show us more in the demo… (documentation says almost nothing about colors expect backgrounds…)

thx for everything !!!

webmandesign

Thanks for links, will have a look at it and will do more videos.

webmandesign

Hi video on colors customization and export/import is ready: https://vimeo.com/60259873

tasoskouk

thx! styling is great!

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  • India

How can i disable blog post featured image to appear on post? Please do help else how can reduce the image size of the featured in post area

webmandesign

Hi,

Please note that I provide support via http://support.webmandesign.eu

You can disable the post featured image on single post page globally in Appearance > Theme Options > Blog > Basics or you can disable this per post basis on “General” post settings tab.

Regards,

Oliver

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  • Mexico

This template Can i customize the colors of the menus and includes files .PO .MO?

I want to customize this template in spanish. Thanks for your information.

webmandesign

Hi,

Yes, you can set any color and backgrounds to any section of the website. Please watch this video for quick overview of the options: https://vimeo.com/60259873

The menu can be even reposition. The theme offers 3 locations of the menu: menu on top, menu right (this is defaul setting as you can see on demo website) and menu bottom.

The theme is ready for translation. All the required PO files are included. The instructions on how to translate the theme can be found in user manual. Also, the theme was tested and works perfectly with popular WPML plugin.

Regards,

Oliver

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  • Europe
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siteplan Purchased

How to remove the searchbar from the breadcrumbs ?

webmandesign

Hi,

Could you please log the ticket on http://support.webmandesign.eu ? Thank you.

Oliver

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Jazzmaster was the best theme in the world. I hope this one is as good. I’m buying it for my next client.

Pete

webmandesign

Thanks Pete! Guess what: LesPaul is even better! :)

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I’m very impressed with the theme and plan to buy. I was wondering if there is an option for whitespace between portfolio or feature images on post sliders? I plan to use the masonry blog style so keeping some whitespace between images is more consistent. Thanks.

webmandesign

Hi,

Thank you for insterest! If I understand you corretly, this can be actually done using custom CSS. I can help you with that on http://support.webmandesign.eu

Regards,

Oliver

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Interested to buy BUT noticing few issues ( FireFox 18.0.2, Win XP, 1024X768 )

1) Selecting the Sub Menus is sometimes flaky because :

a) when I hover from Main menu to sub menu sections it flickers a few times before stabilizing.

b) sometimes when i hover away from main menu items ( PAGES and CONTACT ), the entire submenu disappears for a while. Lets me select the submenu options under them only after 2-3 tries.

It’d be awesome if you can make the fly out nav menus roll out smoothly / a little less jerky.

Interestingly, in Chrome ( i’m on Version 24.0.1312.57 ) & IE , this issue is NOT there and the submenus load perfectly fine BUT the main menu appears below the logo whereas in Firefox the menu appears right aligned wrt the logo .

Apart from this, OUTSTANDING work. I’d be very eager to buy this if the Main Nav issues are addressed ( it matters a lot for my audience who are mainly baby boomers / 40-60 age bracket )

Cheers.

( p.s: happy to do teamviewer session or email you screencast if you want )

webmandesign

Hi,

Thanks for the info and I’m glad you like the theme.

I will have a look at the issue in FF again. Could you please check if this happens to you also for my other theme JazzMaster – I use the same menu effect. I will fix this in upcoming update.

The FireFox and Chrome/IE width is mostly a browser “issue”. Your screen resolution is on the edge of responsive design breaking point. It is possible that FireFox takes the browser window width as whole (including the scrolbar) thus returning the 1024 px width and desktop version of the theme. While Chrome and IE returns 1024 minus scrollbar width which already falls below responsive design breaking point and that’s why the theme places the menu below the logo.

Thanks,

Oliver

Default-user

PM sent with details of my findings when i checked out the Jazzmaster theme. Cheers.

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Hello, This theme seems amazing to me! Would you advice it to an unexperimented blogger? Also, is it easy/difficult to integrate mailprograms like Mailchimp or Aweber?

Thank you for your answer and good luck with your great realisation! Anne

webmandesign

Hi Anne,

This could be a bit more for a simple blog :) but the theme is flexible, so it can handle this very well. And you can disable unnecessary custom post types and page templates if you want to.

It is very user friendly, so it is a good choise also for beginners. Besides it has really thorough documentation with video tutorials and support forum is ready to help you with anything :)

As for Mailchimp and Aweber integration – I haven’t tried this, so I can’t tell right away, but I will do my best to assist you with it on http://support.webmandesign.eu

Thank you.

Oliver

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no menue

I have no idea why, but I cannot get any navigation to the page. I have installed it onto a testpage with some old content. Of course I defined which navi to use but nothing happens. Any idea?

  • Austria
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hmmm – just generated a new menue and it works. But all of my old ones do not work. Anybody had this issue?

webmandesign

Hi,

Could you please log this on http://support.webmandesign.eu ? I will be more than happy to assist you there.

Thank you,

Oliver

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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Pre-purchase question. There are lots of options for changing the background colors on many elements. Can the actual page/post colors/textures be easily changed as well or does this require some css? Thanks

webmandesign

Hi, thank you for interest in the theme.

You can very easily set colors for website sections globally. https://vimeo.com/60259873

If you want this per page basis, you will have to use CSS. But it is also very easy and I can help you with that on http://support.webmandesign.eu . It is only possible to change layout per page basis, set the page and main heading background – as you can see from the video.

Regards,

Oliver

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Hi

Hi

Do you have an example of the custom menu widget on the demo site?

If not can you post a screenshot of one please?

Pete

webmandesign

Hi,

You mean the custom theme’s Submenu widget? If so, you can find it in http://themes.webmandesign.eu/lespaul/templates/right-sidebar/ .

If you mean the WordPress native Custom Menu widget, this is not shown on demo website, but the styling is the same like above.

Regards,

Oliver

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  • India

How can i display testimonial author name?

webmandesign

Hi,

Please check out this video: https://vimeo.com/59852061#t=402

Regards,

Oliver

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tomtesol Purchased

Hi—was working my way through the Installation section of the User Manual. Installed everything, activated all the plugins, and went sequentially through the “Installing Theme Demo Content” section of the User’s Guide. I reached #5 “Navigate to Plugins » Add new and click the Upload link below the’. My submenu options for “Plugins” have disappeared! Still there for “Appearance” and “Users”, but gone for “Plugins”. I logged out and logged back in, still the same problem.

I’m a newbie – please tell me how to get the ‘» Add new’ back on my Dashboard!

Thanks

webmandesign

Hi,

Yes, if you use multisite, you will have to manage this on network admin screen :)

Oliver

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