Discussion on Luomo - A Responsive & Expressive Tumblr Theme

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Sushee Purchased

This theme is great, thank you. I just have one question, how do you do to hide coloring tags ? In your example, the tags ”#red” is not displayed, but in my production site, it’s displayed after the post.

Thank you !

PixelMoxie

Hi Sushee,

Thanks for the compliments!

A new update is on the way with many enhancements and additions. Among them, tags like ”#red”, ”#green”, ”#lighten”, ”#desaturate”, etc, will be hidden from visitors.

It should be available in the next day or two, if all goes well!

Cheers!

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mmellody Purchased

This is clean, simple theme that packs a real punch. The theme’s creator is also super responsive (like his theme!) to your requests. Overall, it’s definitely worth your $.

PixelMoxie

Thanks a lot, man! I truly appreciate it :D

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Hi thanks for yr theme. really like it. One question – If I have disabled all ‘Media Query’ check boxes.. it will only show one column in the footer. I’d like two please. Is this possible?

PixelMoxie

Hi there!

It’s possible. Paste this code snippet into the ‘Add Custom CSS’ box, under the ‘Advanced’ section: http://snipt.org/zPjd5

However, you’ll need to move whatever widgets you have on the third column to the first or second one, and then disable that column.

You can find out how to do that here: http://goo.gl/nkoRP

Let me know how that works!

Default-user

Thank you! that has worked. I have another question… is there a way to order the widgets? I’d like to have the ‘Navigation’ widget above the ‘Twitter’ widget (its currently the other way around). thanks :)

PixelMoxie

No without altering the HTML source. Send me a message through my profile page including a link to your site :)

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Sl0wD34d Purchased

Hi! Well I’m having some problems. As you said before, this theme is designed to be used with large images, but with the new editor, we can’t edit the size of the pictures, so when I try to create a new text post, I upload a large image, but when I post it, the image is very small and I don’t like that. Sorry for my english, I hope you can understand me.

PixelMoxie

Hi there!

Images are better displayed in a Photo post, that way they will retain their original size.

It seems the new image uploader automatically resizes inline images so they’re no wider than 500px. As far as I know, there’s no way around that.

You could host the images elsewhere and manually create the image tag using the HTML editor, or if you want to host them on tumblr, create a new Photo post, set it to ‘private’, and copy the image tag and paste it into your Text post.

Hope that helps! :)

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Sl0wD34d Purchased

Thanks for answering! Now, what do you refer image tag? How I get that?

PixelMoxie

When you upload an image into a Text post, click on the “html” button and look at the source.

An image tag looks something like this,

<img src="http://media.tumblr.com/2e257704f04d223e5be41c6d5337ef50/tumblr_inline_mhvlu76ikO1qz4rgp.jpg" />

where the attribute “src” is the path to the image file. If you host your image elsewhere, you should place your image URL there.

:)

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Sl0wD34d Purchased

Thank you so much! It works!

PixelMoxie

That’s great! No problem :)

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Awesome theme, very helpful instructions too! Thank you.

I only have one slight problem, which is getting instagram on the theme. I’m having problems getting the access token. Is there something I am doing wrong, or is the referred site not working correctly? Is there an alternative?

Again, awesome theme!

PixelMoxie

Hi TheNewBlue,

Thanks for the compliments!

Try visiting the referred resourced using Chrome and let me know if that works. Some people have had trouble using Firefox or Internet Explorer.

Cheers!

Default-user

Chrome worked, thank you for that. I guess safari can be a bit problematic too.

Many thanks, I look forwards to more themes.

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WHen i put in the information for my social media buttons when i click on the buttons it never sends the user to the desired location whether that be youtube, facebook, or whatever

how can i fix this is there a certain way i have to post the links when i click the icon the

website reads like this

http://yesterdaynite.tumblr.com/facebook.com/alim.smith.944

how can i get it to just go straight to facebook

PixelMoxie

Hello there,

Make sure not to omit the ‘http’ portion of the website URL. For example, for your Facebook page, the URL you enter should look like this:

https://www.facebook.com/alim.smith.944

Hope that helps.

Cheers :)

Default-user

Thanks that did help

but now i find when i press the quote or photo icon it doesn’t seperate and show only photos or quotes it just says this

“Not Found

The URL you requested could not be found.”

yesterdaynite.tumblr.com is my tumblr

i really appreciate the sppedy response

PixelMoxie

You’re welome :)

For the filter to work you need to tag your posts accordingly (using ‘text’, ‘photo’, ‘audio’, ‘video’, etc.)

For example, http://yesterdaynite.tumblr.com/tagged/photo will display all your posts with the tag ‘photo’.

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tag them where?

PixelMoxie

The tags you add when you create or edit the post. They show up at the bottom of each post on the homepage, underneath the caption.

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kohypon Purchased

Hi, really impressive theme! Congrats! But I have some issues that I can’t solve and need your help, please:

1.) when adding portait AND landscape orientated pictures to a photoset, the slider in the post looks weird, because the height of the image “jumps” and the text under the slider too! Is there an option to “lock” the height of the slider?

2.) single portrait orientated pictures (post type single image) always show in full height in an post whereas landscape pictures are shrinked to the maximum width of the theme. I would need to configure a maximum height of portrait or. pictures too!

3.) is there a possibility to define the order of the menu items (like e.g. having the “images icon” displayed on the very left and the “text icon” on second order)?

Thank your very much for your support! Go on with that awesome theme! Thanx

PixelMoxie

Hi kohypon,

Thanks for the kind words!

1) The photoset slider looks and works best when all images are the same dimensions or proportions. Although is not a feature, it would be possible to lock the height of the slider to be the same as the first image, once the image loads, using JavaScript, but then taller images on the set would be chopped off at the bottom.

The best would be to edit the images to be the same size, in Photoshop or other software. If an image is much taller, you could place it on a landscape canvas and use a solid background for the empty space on the sides.

2) All images fill the width of the container, and their height is set to “auto”, so it would adjust accordingly, maintaining the aspect ratio. The downside of displaying really large images is that portrait oriented images take a lot of vertical space.

If your images look too big, you could try making the site narrower by disabling some media queries, as explained here: http://goo.gl/lGvWa

Or you can try the following code snippet (paste it on the “Add custom CSS” box), but I’m afraid it’s not the best look:

.post.is_photo figure {
    display: inline-block;
    width: auto;
}

.post.is_photo figure img {
    height: auto;
    max-width: 100%;
    width: auto;
}

3) The order of the menu items is hard-coded, as it would be very cumbersome to allow for options to change that on the Tumblr customization sidebar. You would need to edit the HTML source and shuffle the elements manually. If you need help, send me a message through my profile page with the order in which you’d like them to appear.

Thanks!

PixelMoxie

Regarding portrait oriented images, you could try the following snippet to constrain their height, and then add the tag “portrait” to the image posts you want to affect:

.post.is_photo.portrait figure {
    display: inline-block;
    width: auto;
}

.post.is_photo.portrait img {
    width: auto;
    max-height: 600px;
}

Change the “max-height” value to what looks best to you.

Let me know if that helps!

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kohypon Purchased

Hi, Thank you so much for your immediate help. I’ve tried the solution with “tagged” portait images and the code snippet works very well! Although I can’t figure out how to position the picture “centered”?? (in width)

Your suggestion with landscape canvas sounds good, but I think I will go with a bit different solution: making squared canvases for all pictures with transparent background for the empty space, either for landscape and portait pictures.

I will send you a message for the menu order.

Thanks!

PixelMoxie

Hi there! Just replied to your email. Cheers! :)

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michaelmm Purchased

Absolutely great theme! I have one question: I was wondering if you could add custom linked buttons to the ‘text based post filters’ buttons are. I would like to add buttons that link to ‘ask’ or custom pages like an ‘about’ page. However, I only seems to be able to add buttons linking to tags. Hope to hear from you!

PixelMoxie

Hi Michael,

Thanks for the kind words!

Right now, links to user created pages and to the ‘ask’ and ‘submit’ sections are shown in the footer, if you enable that. The top menu is reserved for tags, but the theme could be modified at its source to allow for what you need.

Please send me a message through my profile page stating what you want to display and in which order.

Cheers!

Sergio

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bobbydas Purchased

This is one phenomenal theme ! Just awesome.. thank you so much for putting the effort into it. I had a few questions, I was hoping you could help me with. a. Is it possible to integrate a 500px social icon / profile up top. b. A 500px module like the one with instagram will be just awesome. c. I used your code snippet to resize the portrait images. How can I centre them. d. Is it possible to set the clickthrough images to the post id so the clickthrough goes to the comment stream instead of just the images ?

I know these are a lot of questions, though it takes nothing away from the brilliance of the theme. Thank you again.

PixelMoxie

Hello there,

Thanks for the very kind words! Now to your questions:

a) Sure, I’ll add a 500px social icon with the next update.

b) I’m not really familiar with the 500px API, so I’m not sure how easy that would be. I’ll take a look, but I’m afraid that won’t be at the top of the to-do list.

c) To center the images, use the following snippet for the figure element:

.post.is_photo.portrait figure {
    display: block;
    text-align: center;
}

d) Yes, go to line 1502, and replace the block inside the “figure” element with the following:

{block:IfEnableClickThroughPhotos}<a href="{Permalink}">{/block:IfEnableClickThroughPhotos}
    <img src="{PhotoURL-HighRes}" alt="{PhotoAlt}" />
{block:IfEnableClickThroughPhotos}</a>{/block:IfEnableClickThroughPhotos}

Let me know if that helps!

Cheers :)

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bobbydas Purchased

super ! it worked like a charm ! Thank you again for a fantastic theme and top notch support !

PixelMoxie

You’re welcome buddy!

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First of all, great theme! Just bought it and didn’t realize there were so many options.

First of all, quick question…is it possible to hide all of the Desktop Filter Tag squares? I can edit them to match the background, and clear them so there are no logos…can I remove them entirely?

For what i’m looking to do i’m not going to be using that feature :)

Thanks in advance!

PixelMoxie

Hi there!

I’m glad that you find the theme useful :)

If you want to get rid of the entire row, including the search icon, you can hide them with some custom CSS. On the “Add custom CSS” box, in the customization sidebar, paste the following code:

#blog_header_filter {
    display: none;
}

Cheers!

Default-user

Adding that code actually didn’t work for me, but editing the code by hand did (changing it from relative, to display:none) , though the search icon disappeared as well! Is there a way just to remove those filters, and not the search button?

If there isn’t I understand, as they’re technically on the same line, but hopefully that isn’t the case.

Thanks for the prompt responses, appreciate it!

PixelMoxie

Not sure why the code didn’t work, but I would recommend editing the source directly, as you would lose your changes when you update your theme in the future, unless you keep a log of what you changed.

Send me a message through my profile page so I can email you some CSS to hide the nav but not the search form.

Cheers!

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qpid360 Purchased

Awesome theme! Had a question, but I figured it out =)

PixelMoxie

Thanks a lot!

Just get in touch if you need any help :)

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Hi – Like the theme but not real familiar with what it does. Is it a blog? Where I can post my videos, content, images etc..? Or does it re-post tumblr account blogs posts?

PixelMoxie

Hi there!

Luomo is just a theme for Tumblr. If you have a blog with them already, you can just install it to change the look of your site. So, it’s basically a “skin” for a Tumblr blog.

Cheers!

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Hi! Thank you for making this beautiful theme! As everyone, I have a question: can I disable the time of post, reblog option and heart option? Thank you very much!

PixelMoxie

Hello there,

Thanks for the kind words :)

Do you want to remove the entire row of buttons, or keep just some of them?

Default-user

The entire row, except of the nice tag icon, please. Thank you for the quick reply!

PixelMoxie

I guess the best bet would be just hide it with CSS, but just hiding the bar won’t look good, as shadows and other elements need to be taken into account. Please message me using the form on my profile page including a link to your site.

Cheers!

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aharvey15 Purchased

Hi – just purchased the theme and tried to install it, but it doesn’t seem to be working properly. I followed all of the instructions, is there possibly something i’m doing wrong?

PixelMoxie

Hello there,

If you’re using TextEdit on a Mac, make sure that the option “Ignore rich text commands in HTML files” is checked on Preferences, or you could try opening the file using Text Wrangler http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler

If that doesn’t help, please get in touch using the form on the profile page, including a link to your site, and try to be as specific as you can.

Best regards,

Sergio

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aharvey15 Purchased

Thanks for your response. The desktop version is working great for me, but when i vista the page on a mobile device the page is missing elements.

PixelMoxie

On your customization dashboard, make sure that “Use Optimized Mobile Layout” is unchecked. If that doesn’t solve the issue, please get in touch using the form on the profile page, including a link to your site. Thanks.

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SO AWESOME!! Hadn’t touched my Tumblr in years, but a recent WP web client, well known rapper (and a very intelligent, positive one!) has said how he and his crew luved Tumblr and was great for their business/branding. So after I heard Yahoo bought tumblr as well recently I thought wow, I need to get back into… I started shopping for a theme and LUOMO immediately popped out/gorgeous yet simple and in no time I had a beautiful, easy to use, update and World View impressive Tumblr blog and customer support was/is Amazing!! BIG Fan now of Tumblr because of Luomo/PixelMoxie/Sergio IN the 2013 Hou$e!! THNK YOU -Sterling Williams

PixelMoxie

Thanks for the nice words, Sterling. I’m glad you’re enjoying your Tumblr experience :)

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Hey, I love your theme I just wanted to know before I buy it, is it easy to implement adsense or other ads on it? I don’t see anything about it in your description. Are there any examples?

PixelMoxie

Thanks for your interest!

I haven’t tried that myself and I haven’t seen any examples either, but it would be possible. The only place it makes sense to place the ads —no pun intended— would be in one of the footer columns. Right now you would need to add the AdSense code manually into the markup, but I’m working on an update for the theme, and I could include a text widget to make it easier to place a code snippet there..

Cheers,

Sergio

Default-user

Cool,

Yes I was thinking that myself, A text widget above the next page buttons would be perfect and it wouldn’t take away from the overall beauty of the design to much. Thank you for the quick response and best of luck with your theme.

PixelMoxie

Hi,

Just to be clear, the text widget would be placed in one of the three columns on the footer. An additional area above the navigation links could be added, but that would imply some extra customization work.

Thanks!

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1.3

saw the new gallery update but when is it going to be published?

thanks! :)

PixelMoxie

Hi!

It’s available for download already, I just haven’t updated the changelog yet.

Cheers!

Default-user

oh wow didn’t notice, thanks!

As you are the designer how would you recommend the best approach displaying the author avatar if I want to do that? Planning on having multiple authors…

PixelMoxie

Well, Luomo doesn’t support author avatars for posts, so if you plan to add them you will have to edit the theme source and add the appropriate markup and tags.

From a design point of view, I would place the post author info on the post footer, above the tags.

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jbermanvt Purchased

Hi,

I just downloaded the theme and am beginning to create my blog. In regards to my logo, is there a way to keep it LEFT justified as opposed to center? Also, I’d like to have the social media icons to the right of the logo, not underneath.

Thanks for your help!

PixelMoxie

Hi there,

Thanks for your purchase!

The logo should be to the left, and the icons to the right, as shown on the demo, unless you disable the additional media queries, making the layout really narrow.

Please point me to your site so I can take a look.

Cheers!

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jbermanvt Purchased

Thanks for the quick reply. Here is the link: http://mbapaysitforward.tumblr.com/

In addition to being centered, the logo becomes distorted when I adjust the browser window.

I used the Photoshop template you provided and made sure the pixels were 300 wide x 140 tall.

Thanks!

PixelMoxie

Look for the options `Logo width` and `Logo height`. They should match the dimensions of your logo, in your case `242` and `140`.

Let me know if that helps!

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Thanks for this theme! For some reason, my main logo is showing up double the size and I have no idea why. I uploaded my logo in the size I want, changed the height and width and appearance, and even went into the html and put the specific size requirements! Any idea why this is happening?

Just to note, this only happens when it is centered.

EDIT: Nevermind, found out my problem! If anyone else faces this issue, don’t add “px” at the end of your values!

PixelMoxie

Hello there!

Thanks for your purchase.

Glad to hear the issue is solved. Thanks for the heads-up, I’ll point that out next time I update the docs.

Cheers :)

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nrg0920 Purchased

Hi, Love the theme!

I wanted to see what your recommendation is for the easiest way to update from version V1.2 to V1.3. Do I need to reinstall the entire code – or, is there a way I can only install the lines of code that have changed?

Also – my theme is currently defaults to the dark colors (grey/dark grey) – is there a way to have it default to the bright, random background colors?

Thanks!!

PixelMoxie

Hi there,

Yes, you better replace the entire old code with the new one. If you made changes to the theme source, please back up your modified theme on a text file and after you update, introduce your changes again.

Colors in Luomo are defined in a per-post basis, there are not ‘random’ background colors on the demo, each posts colors are set individually, using the methods explained in the docs: http://bit.ly/18uyJvI

You can, however, change the values of “Dark Post Background” and “Light Post Background”, and your post will alternate between those.

Hope this helps!

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nrg0920 Purchased

Thanks very much! A random background color feature would be a great addition to future versions!

PixelMoxie

Believe me, I thought about such a feature! But color and design being so subjective, what looks good to some may look horrid to others. Completely “random” colors may not be such a good idea, but I thought about defining an array of, let’s say, 10 colors, and have posts iterate between those. Not so easy to implement though, because when you add a new post the array would be shifted. I hope that makes any sense!

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nrg0920 Purchased

Makes sense! Thanks!

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