Discussion on Lotus, Flexible Multipurpose & Responsive WP Theme

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thomaz Purchased

I just want to say how awesome this theme is and how great the support is! It’s rare on themeforest to find a designer/developer who listens to their customers, quickly adding and adjusting features to make it better.

thanks for the great work!!

averta

WoW. Thank you my friend. you are always welcome ;)

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aptaka Purchased

Hi, I have another question: the portfolio only shows the number of itens I set? So if, for example, I choose 12 itens to show up and post 14 itens, only 12 will appear? There’s no pages numbers?

averta

Yes, you are correct.
at this time this feature is not available.

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Thanks for your help today! I appreciate the quick response. I’d like to remove the house icon on the home page, so the home navigation will line up with everything else. Also, could you provide me with the code to remove the comments from all of my pages. I didn’t see a setting for that? Thank you so much. The theme will be perfect for me, once I make those adjustments. I am so happy you created Lotus for us!!! I tried so many themes that didn’t work for me before you made this available!

averta

Hi. Thanks for kind words ;) sorry i don’t know what is your meaning about home icon? could you describe more?

Default-user

Sorry! The little house above home in the navigation bar.

averta

Could you please send us an screenshot?

Default-user

Sure! Thank you!

averta

Thanks for email. we replied your email. let us know if you have any further questions.

Default-user

Thanks for the quick response and excellent support!

averta

ur welcome ;)

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Another quick question… For the portfolio, is it possible to make the most recent image (the first one on the first row) to be the same thumbnail size as the rest?

I have each one’s “Highlight this portfolio?” option set to no, but I still get the larger thumbnail.

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hello, I can not configure the size, responsive slider revolution. can you give me the sizes like the demo, agency? thank you very much.

averta

Hi.
Slider Type: Full width
Slider Size:
Grid Width:960 , Slider Max Height:400

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Hello there, beautiful theme – is the Demo package included once I purchase? Thank you

averta

Hi. thanks. yes, agency demo content is included in download package.

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I just bought the theme, and unfortunately ran into some difficulty, appreciate if you can help me out:

1) Is there a way to adjust the sizes of the fonts for the menu headings?

2) I would like to upload a bigger logo, how do I increase the height of the top menu area to make it thicker so as to accommodate a larger logo?

3) Whenever I tried to change the heading settings and click “save all options” the small circle next to the button just keeps spinning and hangs there. I have tried both Safari and firefox browsers, both gave me the same problem, I could not save the settings of the new colour I have chosen.

Thanks.

averta

Hi. Could you please provide us a temporary account on your website, so we can take a look for any possible issue. send the account info to envato[at]averta.net

Default-user

Hi, I realised for my 3rd concern, the issue lies with me installing this theme on a WP multisite setup. I re-installed everything on a fresh single Wordpress setup without multisite and things are ok now (I can save my settings now).

As for my 1st & 2nd concern, is there anyway I can show you screen captures of what I have done so that it’s easier to show you what I meant? Appreciate your help. Thanks.

averta

Yes. of course. send us some screenshots, we will check it and will back you as soosn as possible. envato[at]averta.net.

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  • Sold between 5 000 and 10 000 dollars

Beautiful theme, I am going to launch my studio website. and want to purchase your theme. But first I want to know are you using timthumb script for thumbnails for cropping it or resizing?

Waiting for your kind response :)

Thanks

averta

Thi. thanks for your interest. we use Aqua-Resizer

thearslan

as you know timthumb is not good script. because of it my server got hacked. I was using a theme that was using timthumb.php script. So is aqua-resizer is hackable like timthumb? I mean check this link they are telling how to clean timthumb, it means script is hackable so i am asking aqua resizer is safe? I am a graphic designer and unable to understand the coding :) i just know only 10% about php etc

I hope you can understand my problem :)

averta

the Aqua-resizer script takes the advantage of wordpress api. so it uses wordpress core functionality for resizing images, and is as safe as wordpress. there is nothing to worry about.

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Hi,

This looks like awesome theme. 2 things I really need are full screen image display, is that possible? And all black background for pages and portfolio.

Thanks!

averta

the full screen image is nor supported. but full width image and slider is supported.
yes, you can and custom background for each page and portfolio items

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I’ve spent about 4 hours playing around with the page builder and I’ve got some quick comments and questions. I have some more ?s, but I’ll keep them separate to keep this comment specifically about the smart page builder. (hopefully this will help others, as well!)

First off—AWESOME. The smart page builder is so intuitive and just “works” (well, most of the time). Great work on this feature, guys! Seriously… Well worth the price of the theme! Here’s my questions pertaining to the page builder:

To preface, I have the latest (1.2) version of Lotus, and I cleared all caches. Now… the questions:

1. Can there be a standard text/content/html box? I’m still scratching my head on this one… any content builder I’ve every used across any platform always has a standard text/content/html box. (although your content builder is the best I’ve used to date!) I found out that any “text” box essentially acts as an HTML box. However, there’s no way to get a single box. If I want to add any plain text between elements, it has to be in a slider or accordion. A standard text/content/html box is needed! Without it, I can’t really build pages. At all. =( And that’s a bummer, because this page builder is SWEET!

2. The page builder randomly broke for me. The contents are still there in the published page. However, I can’t go back in and edit anything. Just getting this: http://tinyurl.com/b6hq4fc To note, I was doing some heavy experimenting (due to the fact there’s no content/text/html box) so I’m sure most users probably won’t run into this, but just wanted to post it.

3. After spending about an hour playing around with the different elements, I decided to hit “Save Draft” BIG MISTAKE! The only thing that saved was the content I had in the Visual/Text box above the content builder. The hour I spent in the actual content builder was gone. I tried it again with just a few elements and the same thing—nothing in the smart page builder was saved.

4. This kind of relates to #1, but is there a way to style the text within the smart page builder, such as headlines, captions and actual text? (aside from hand-coding or copy/pasting from another post/page). This isn’t a deal-breaker, but would make things much easier.

5. Is there a way to use page builder for posts?

6. The content from tabs created in page builder randomly won’t show up on iPhone5. (Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Tried in Safari and Chrome. Same random problem) https://www.dropbox.com/s/1umrc54e3yuc0xr/IMG_4927.png

7. On the iPhone5, the images in news and products still isn’t responsive, even after the update that was supposed to fix this. https://www.dropbox.com/s/yv869tvpiy5wjgg/IMG_8760.png

8. The FAQ I made with the page builder doesn’t “deploy” the answers on the iPhone5. https://www.dropbox.com/s/2nc22nzihypkmaj/IMG_4114.png

Sorry for all the questions! (I have a ton more that relate to the page builder, but I’m just asking the major ones that other people may also run into).

Thanks for all your updates to the theme and responsiveness to your customers! We greatly appreciate it!

averta

hi. thank you so much for taking time for writing and thanks for suggestions. most of cases you mentioned, are in list of future updates. we are working hard to add more and more features. most cases will be available in next upcoming update. thanks for your patience.

Default-user

Awesome. Thanks for the response! Do you know at least for #1 when that might be available? Having that (or not having that) changes how I develop my site.

averta

well, i am not sure in this time, but we do our best to add this feature as soon as possible.

Default-user

Sweet! Thanks for the quick response. I’ll re-visit the rest of these after the next update. Hopefully that will knock most of these out!

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snoodles Purchased

Hi there. I bought this theme yesterday and i’m in the process of tweaking it to my needs. Really loving it so far! One question (since jquery ain’t my thing!) – I have a portfolio (slidable) on my homepage and it looks great – but i’d like it to scroll through the items in a continuous loop.

In the custom JS section of the admin area i have:

;jQuery(window).load(function () { jQuery(”.widget-folio .motion-wrapper”).trigger(“configuration”, { auto: { play : true, duration : 1000 , infinite : true, circular : true, pauseOnHover: “resume” } }); });

It scrolls through the items and looks great – but it stops at the end rather than scrolling onto the first item again. Any ideas? I know this is more an issue to do with my own learning rather than an issue with the theme, but if you could give me a pointer i’d really appreciate it!

Thanks again for a great theme!

averta
Could you please repost your question in our support forum?
Our support staff are there to help you to get your answer as soon as possible.

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snoodles Purchased

Also – is there a way to add a link to the ‘Services’ titles? I have them listed (column / grid style) on my homepage, but would like them to link through to another page. Is there a way to do this please? Cheers

averta

If you have the latest version (1.2), an option added to service element for linking grid services to single pages. let me know

Default-user
snoodles Purchased

Ah OK – i didn’t realise there had been an update! I’ll go do that now – thanks!

Default-user
snoodles Purchased

Problem solved! Thank you ;)

averta

ur welcome ;)

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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Nice work on this! A few questions before I purchase. (I’ve read through ALL 8 pages of comments, so here’s what I still have unanswered) when you have time, please answer these questions. Also, your theme is very promosing!! If you keep up the updates and listening to your customers, I coudl see this becoming the top seller on theme forest!

1) Will any forthcoming updates address page speed? I’m a big spreadsheet dork. I have a list of about 50 of the top themes on themeforest of themes that are responsive and have full-width sliders. Your theme is FIRST in terms of features, but second to last n terms of page speed with a 58% page speed grade: http://gtmetrix.com/reports/demo.averta.net/9413JsFU

2) IAbout a third of everyone has problems with the logo. Might you add more default options for logo size? Like something a little bigger and more square? Seems like it might be too long and narrow for most…..? just what I saw from reading all the comments. Or maybe add more custom css options in the FAQ?

3) Will there be size/color options in the future for social Media iconss in the admin panel?

4) You already talked about it above, but the standard text box in a page builder is needed for me to buy this theme. I hope that happens!!

5) Can there be more than one button in a callout/stunning text element?

6) You mentioned to someone else how to style a tab/accordian by using custom CSS. However, does that mean the style would be applied to all? I’d like to be able to style them differently for different parts of the site.

7) I see there’s a twitter element for the smart page builder. Might you add one for Facebook?

8) Your demo is not responsive on iPad 1/iPad 2 when you tilt the iPad to landscape. I tested with the “agency” page. Is that demo the 1.2 version?

9) Someone else mentioned this… but will there be a way to use YouTube videos for portfolio elements? It looks like just vimeo works right now, but I have dozens of YouTube videos and a good YT following so I’d like to avoid using vimeo.

10) Can’t copy the text of recent news and testimonials on the front page. Not a huge deal. Just weird…?

averta

Hi. thanks for taking time to write your opinion.

About page speed. we started this theme from scratch with seo and performance in mind. it took us 13 month hard work. just compare our page speed with other top sellers and feel the difference. please note that , there was more chances for increasing this rate, by merging and minifying js and css files. but we are limited in this case, because some of our customers need to extend the theme, so we should release the theme with uncompressed assets. so user can easily use plugins like w3 total cache for merging and compressing assets automatically.

2 ) this is already in our update list. we hear our customer voice.

3 ) not yet. maybe

4 ) the standard textbox is available. that was about text editor.

5 ) have you any sample on callout with several buttons?

6 ) that needs custom css too.

7 ) yes. in future updates

8 ) we tested all pages on new ipad. everything works great.

9) youtube can not be included in slider. but you can add it by page builder to portfolio page

10) that’s because those elements are touch enabled. touch vs text select.

Default-user

1) Thanks for the update on speed. This is a big concern for me. And like I said, I did compare Lotus to 49 other top sites on themeforest. And while Lotus killed the competition on features, it was near the bottom in speed. As far as optimizing with plugins like w3 total cache—would all those improvements be lost each time there’s an update to lotus theme update?

4) Sorry if my question wasn’t clear. I was talking about a general text/html box in the Smart Page Builder. One of the posters above me said it didn’t exist.

5) Here’s two WP sites on theme forest that appear to have mutliple callout boxes: http://demo.scheetzdesigns.com/gymboom/html/ (scroll down a bit) http://themes.themeton.com/emerald/

10) Got it. That explains it!

Thanks for your reply—keep up the work and the customers will keep coming! (hopefully me too!)

Default-user

Any updates on:

4. the html/text box? Looking at the forums, it looks like the Page Builder is breaking on some people and html isn’t an option.

5. dual callout boxes ?

thanx!

averta

No , it is not. you can use html content in column element, also we tested page builder with lots of html markups , every thing is ok.
It is just about html editor, now we are doing final test for html editor on page builder, and will be available on next upcoming update.
about callout with dual buttons, i don’t think we add this feature soon. we have more essential feature in our update queue for now.

averta

No , it is not breaking. you can use html content in column element, also we tested page builder with lots of html markups , every thing is ok.
It is just about html editor, now we are doing final test for html editor on page builder, and will be available on next upcoming update.
about callout with dual buttons, i don’t think we add this feature soon. we have lots of essential features in our update queue for now.

Default-user

Thanks for the update, averta. I’ve slowly narrowed my theme search down to 2—hopefully the next update will be the one that makes me purchase!

Looking forward to it…. Do you know when the update will be submitted to themeforest?

Keep up the awesome work!

averta

thanks. might be on 6th

Default-user

Cool. Thanks!

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Hi, I just purchased this theme and really love it! My problem is that the blog page, the excerpts are really short. Is there some way to modify the theme in order to get it to display full posts on the blog page?

averta

Hi. thanks for your purchase. please use the excerpt box located in edit post page. you can put your custom excerpt in this field and override the default one

Default-user

Ok I will do that for now, but is there some way to just have it display the entire post instead? Like if I just want a feed of all the full posts

averta

you need customization on theme core files.

please repost your question in our support forum.
Our support staff are there to help you to get your answer as soon as possible.

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  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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  • Netherlands

Hi, i might be buying your theme for a client soon. 2 Questions:

1. Can you use the product “element” without including the price + in stock features? 2. Can i change the titles like: Dimensions, release date, etc?

Thanks!

averta

Hi
1. Yes , you can
2. Yes, Of Course

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A few quick questions:

a) how do you update the privacy policy and terms of service at the bottom of each page. I looked at all posts, pages, page builder, and widgets. Can’t find it anywhere.

b) For the maps section in page builder, is it possible to use an address or link instead of lattitude/longitude?

c) I LOVE the clients section in page builder. Works so well. Looks smooth. However, is there a way to save clients in groups or categories like you can do with staff and testimonials? Basically, I want the clients list on multiple pages, and there’s a TON of icons/links to add each time. Being able to save/group/tag them would help tremendously!

d) will the theme eventually be able to be updated within the control panel. That was mentioned before, but not sure what the status was on that.

Thanks averta!

averta

Hi

a ) Just create a page with this name(terms, policy, ..), then go to menu manager, and add them to footer menu
b ) No.
c ) sorry. this feature is not available.
d ) this feature is in our update list. yes, we will add this feature in future updates

ur welcome ;)

Default-user

Thanks for the quick reply! As an aside… any idea how to remove the “posted on” “date” and “author name” at the top of posts? With other themes I’ve worked with, there’s usually some code you can modify in the single-post.php file that takes care of this. I’m not sure if I’m looking in the right place for the lotus theme…. Thanks!

averta

Just paste the following line in “custom css” field in option panel :
.single-post .entry-info { display:none; }

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Awesome theme! I’m interested in purchasing it, but I had a few pre-buy questions:

1.) I want to create standard fields for posts (e.g. a real estate site), so that every time I create a new post these elements will automatically exist in the write panel. Is this option already built into your theme or will I need to incorporate certain plugins to do this?

2.) I’ve seen a lot of comments regarding the lack of a content/HTML box, does this mean your theme doesn’t provide an option for TinyMCE

3.) Also, regarding a content/HTML box, I didn’t see any shortcodes in the demo, does your theme support shortcodes (a lot of plugins require it to), and if so, where would I be able to place them?

4.) Lastly, is your theme translation ready? Or, does it work with any established plugins to provide this (e.g. “qTranslate”, “WPML”)?

Thanks and beautiful work!

averta

Hi thanks ;)

1 ) excuse me, could you explain more?

2 ) Of course it has. that was about page builder. we added regular text editor for page builder, some users ask us for adding html editor to page builder
3 ) yes this theme supports lots of shortcodes. You have a very better alternative (page builder) instead of working with complex shorcodes. page builder saves a lot of time for you.
4 ) Yes it is translation ready. for now it is not completely compatible with these plugins

ur welcome.

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wizhard Purchased

I have downloaded new version (1.2) of theme but into changelog the version is 1.1. Perhaps zip file is not updated?

Thanks for the great work!!!

averta

strange! we checked the download package, every thing is in ver 1.2. please try to redownload the package . thanks

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maxemilan Purchased

Hey there!

First of all: Nice Theme, good work!

But there is a problem. When i’m in Lotus Option and click “Save All Options” a red square appears in the center and disappears a few seconds later. Settings are not saved…

I cant solve the problem yet. I cant save any settings…. whats the matter?

Thanks for answers or tipps!

averta
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  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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Thanks again for the excellent support! I’ve emailed you a lot of questions, due to my own lack of knowledge, in the past couple of days. Thanks for always answering me so promptly, and thank you for your patience. You guys rock!!!

averta

thanks my friend. we are also working on our support forum. its now in beta. we plan to decrease our response time too! could you please repost your questions on our support forum?

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