Discussion on Matrix Responsive Masonry OpenCart Theme

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Hi,

Your theme is really very very beautiful!

Before I purchase, may I know if it is possible to add menus such as ‘Latest Product’, ‘Specials’, etc. in the header or footer area?

Thank you very much!

nicole_89

Hi

Thank you, you can add any items in the header menu but they need to be text, you can’t add products in the menu, the theme does not have megamenu, in the footer you can only add information pages more info here http://docs.opencart.com/display/opencart/Information

Default-user

Thank you very much for your reply! Text is fine with me, no problem.

Regarding the addon extensions, please kindly advise if below are compatible with your theme:

1. http://www.opencart.com/index.php?route=extension/extension/info&extension_id=9594&filter_search=custom%20tab

2. http://www.opencart.com/index.php?route=extension/extension/info&extension_id=17351&filter_search=multiple%20filter

If I purchase any other extensions applied to your theme, is there anything I need to be aware of?

Thanks a lot!!!

Default-user

Sorry, I forget to ask a very important question.

Is it possible to apply the ‘Portfolio’ & ‘Blog’ in your HTML version to the Opencart version? I really need these 2 features. Please kindly advise.

Thank you so much!!!

nicole_89

Hi

The first extension might work without problems but the second I’m not sure because it states that it works with ajax requests and this might conflict with the theme ajax code.

Portfolio from html page is very similar with the category page but opencart does not have a portoflio feature, only categories, blog support is missing from the theme and I currently don’t have enough time to add support for it.

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I have quite a lot of images that only work best in portrait mode.While looking at a product list, is there a good way to be able to view the entire image without cutting off the top and bottom?

nicole_89

To change all images in the grid to portrait mode you first need to change product images size to portrait mode from opencart admin / system / settings/ image and then change aspect ratio in js/matrix.js search for

var width_height_ratio = 1.6;

and change to something like

var width_height_ratio = 0.8;
Default-user

Changed the var width_height_ratio to 0.8, and when you say switch to portrait I reversed the settings from the guide to come up with this: http://imgur.com/YTQEeeK . The boxes that are showing up are still in landscape but now the pictures are warped.

nicole_89

Send me your store url and I will check why is not working.

Default-user

Found out it was a problem with firefox cache not updating, thanks for the help and amazing theme!

nicole_89

Thank you.

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Hi,

When I click a product image to see product details, I can’t see the image I just clicked in the product page. Is there something wrong?

Thanks!

nicole_89

Hi

Only gallery images were shown in the slider, I also added the main product image to the slider as the last slide.

Default-user

Thank you very much for your reply! Yes, I can see it now. A small suggestion: if the main product image could be first one, not the last one, in the slider would help user recognize it’s the product which he/she just clicked. :)

nicole_89

I just used the default opencart behaviour but I think is better to be first, thanks for the suggestion.

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Hi. I love the theme by the way.. But i customized the main site logo. It looks great on computers, but when i view my store on an iPhone, the logo is cut off. How can I get the logo to automatically downsize to work well with the iPhone.??. www.nicolesbreastfriends.com is the site

nicole_89

Hi

Thank you. You need to force the logo to have a smaller width on mobile, you can do this by editing stylesheet/responsive.css line 952 and line 379 look for #header #logo a img and add max-width:200px; or less depending on how it looks better.

#header #logo a img
{
   max-width:200px;
}

I saw that you are using a white background for header you need to make the menu black to be visible you can do this by either updating nico_theme_editor/styles/main_color-white.css from the latest update and resaving the theme panel or by directly adding

.dl-menuwrapper button:after {
  background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #333333;
  box-shadow: 0 8px 0 #333333, 0 16px 0 #333333;
}

.dl-menuwrapper li a 
{
  color: #333333;
}

.no-touch .dl-menuwrapper li a:hover {
  background: #333;
  color: #fff;
}

#search input {
  background: #eee;
  color: #333;
}

to stylesheet/stylesheet.css

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I have a feature request. The way I have my site laid out only shows the Add To Cart button for each product. I need to have several artists on each page, and it would be useful to be able to show the “Manufacturer” for each product instead of having to list it within each product name. Same thing with quantity as every so often an artist will create several products that are similar enough to be grouped within a single image. Even having “QTY: 1” displayed for each item lets people know that what they are getting is unique.

Default-user

Also, I haven’t had any luck getting categories to display for some reason. I also decided to switch the settings for all pictures to be square and re-shoot everything. Conspiracysales.com

nicole_89

Opencart does not push manufacturer information to featured/latest module, you need to patch opencart to do this.

Where you can’t display categories? in the menu? I see no menu on your store, you can reset the menu/theme configuration by updating nico_theme_editor/settings.inc with the original file.

Default-user

No matter what I do, including re-installing everything does not allow me to see Home or Categories: http://i.imgur.com/8hGvBVD.jpg

nicole_89

Theme configuration file looks fine on your store, please check your php logs, it might be an error in the code, you can also send me temporary ftp and php logs access and I will check why is not showing.

Default-user

The categories I had listed were not set to display at top, which disables the entire top menu including the home button. I’m learning OpenCart for the first time, definitely have a ways to go :)

nicole_89

I’m glad it works :)

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Hi,

I notice that the page download speed of your demo site is quite fast. May I know if you use VPS or just a common shared hosting? Is there anything I need to be aware of when choosing a hosting provider of your theme?

Thanks!

nicole_89

I use a dedicated server from www.leaseweb.us but probably a vps is enough if you don’t have too much traffic maybe even a shared hosting, latency matters so it’s better to have your website hosted in a data center close to your target audience.

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I had been researching and testing out “Online Catalog” services for weeks, and your theme is not only the best pricing but the most sophisticated as well. I’ve visited many wholesale websites in my industry, and just briefly I’ve begun to create the best wholesale website I’ve ever seen at conspiracysales.com. I am only barely familiar with HTML and Javascript, and I would gladly pay for premium support with the possibility of feature prioritization. I can’t get this type of quality from any other service and would happily pay more :)

nicole_89

Thank you, unfortunately I don’t provide freelance services but if the feature requests are not hard to implement and useful for others I can implement them.

Default-user

It would be nice if in mobile view the menu button could be located below the search box closer to the content with text stating it is the menu. It is not always taken as obvious that three horizontal lines signify a menu, and I believe there are better ways to show that it will drop down. For example: ?MENU? would be nice.

Default-user

I guess these comments don’t support Unicode characters, the question marks were supposed to be down arrows.

nicole_89

You can have text on the menu button by adding the following css to responsive.cs

.dl-menuwrapper button:after {
  background: none repeat scroll 0 0 rgb(255, 255, 255);
  box-shadow: 0 8px 0 rgb(255, 255, 255), 0 16px 0 rgb(255, 255, 255);
  content: "";
  height: 3px;
  left: 10px;
  margin-right: 10px;
  position: absolute;
  top: 8px;
  width: 30px;
}

.dl-menuwrapper button {
  background: none repeat scroll 0 0 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);
  border: 2px solid rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.2);
  color: rgb(255, 255, 255);
  cursor: pointer;
  float: right;
  font-weight: 600;
  height: 40px;
  outline: medium none;
  overflow: hidden;
  padding-left: 40px;
  position: absolute;
  right: 0;
  text-indent: 0;
  top: -2px;
  width: 130px;
}

The text can be changed from template/common/header.tpl

Moving the menu in another position involves major changes to header and this involves testing on many mobile devices, it’s too time consuming.

Default-user

Sorry it took so long to tell you thanks it works perfectly and thanks for all the help!

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Hi Nicole, hope all is well.

What changes were made in the latest release?

nicole_89

Hi

I added main product image to product gallery slider, now the image from product grid is displayed first in the product gallery, changed file /template/product/product.tpl

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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Hi,

I just installed the theme and am trying to get everything set up. On the homepage, I was able to customize images on the slider, but there are no products/images other than that showing up. How can I fix this?

nicole_89

Hi

You need to add latest/featured module on homepage from opencart admin > extensions > modules, they are usually added by default after opencart installation.

Default-user

Got it. However, now those images are extremely distorted and the slider has an identical slider directly behind it that’s distorted as well. I sent you an email with my website and how to access it to better explain the problems I’m having.

nicole_89

I answered to your email but I don’t see any problem with the slider, do you still have a problem with the slider?

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Been doing quite a bit of testing with various devices, here is what I found so far: 2 instances of menu problems within stock browser in kitkat android. Chrome browser seems to work fine on those same devices. Using the touch interface on Internet explorer windows 8 does not seem to work. Chrome On Touch Interface Windows 8 only works if user slides their finger after pressing the menu item. Otherwise it opens up the category page instead of allowing to view the submenu.

Default-user

To clarify, that version of Windows 8 was the desktop version w/touch interface.

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