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Hi Starshade… as you can probably appreciate i am quite a novice… however that helped alot and worked out how to do it now… thanks alot for the great theme.

starshade

No worries, I just replied :)

I do respond to my clients :P

Hi Starshade… sorry to be a pain… the nice spacing and links you have done on the ‘Services Overview’ on the homepage…how did you create these -im trying to replicate the same things but doesn’t matter how much i try im getting bunched up text etc and not even bullet points.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

starshade

Hello again suavebeast,

There is some predefined code that is automatically output in that box if no content is filled – you can find it in the index.php but anyway, I will also post it here:

<p>Phasellus ipsum nulla, dignissim condimentum mattis sit amet, feugiat a nulla.</p> <ul class="h-services-list"> <li><a href="#">Corporate Publishing</a></li> <li><a href="#">Interactive and Onscreen Production</a></li> <li><a href="#">Advertising</a></li> <li><a href="#">Event Management</a></li> <li><a href="#">Integrated Communications</a></li> <li><a href="#">Public Relations</a></li> </ul>

Paste this code in the corresponding box textarea in homepage custom panel.

When writing <a href="#">...</a> use SINGLE quotes( ’ ), not double quotes how it’s displayed now.

Starshade you are a gentlemen and a scholar!

Hi Starshade, I bought your theme today and I’m looking forwards to using it but so far haven’t managed to upload it. I’ve tried uploading an unzipped version through Wordpress Install Themes, it chugs away for a while, and when it reaches 100% I get a message saying “Are you sure you want to do this? Please try again”. Clicking on try again takes you back to the start of this process. I’ve also tried unzipping the Media Consulting zipped folder, but can’t find a folder market anything like ‘WP-Content/themes’ which many of the help blogs talk about. This is real newbie stuff, sorry! Any help is greatly appreciated. Mike

starshade

What version of wordpress are you using ? Even though it’s designed for 2.9, the latest version, 3.0 beta should also be able to detect it, but I don’t recommend using it on 3.0 until that wordpress version is final. I tested it by installing it using wordpress install themes(here please note: the install requires the theme to be archived in .zip format, don’t try to install an unzipped version) or copying it into the folder themes via ftp and it works fine for me. Any wordpress should have this folder(wp-content/themes), you might want drop me an email with your ftp user/pass and wordpress login data to have a look, otherwise I can’t help.

Hi Starshade, thanks for your lightening fast response! I’ve sent you an email as you recommended. Many thanks. Mike

Just to say Starshade fixed my problem in about 6 seconds flat despite me taking numerous attempts to send him the information he needed. Great service, thoroughly recommended. Many thanks Starshade.

starshade

Thanks for nice comments :)

ericito Purchased

Hi Starshade.

I’ve got problems with showing widgets on the homepage (sidebar for homepage). I’m running Wordpress 2.9.2 and I tried different widgets to show. When I drag a widget in the sidebar for all pages it shows also on the homepage. Can you help me please?

Thnx!

starshade

Widget for all pages – means that widget will indeed show on ALL PAGES – homepage included. That’s how the theme was designed.

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ericito Purchased

You read my question wrong.. the widgets I dragt to the sidebar for homepage where not showing on the homepage. I solved it when I uploaded an picture to a post for the slider. I understand when you drag a widget to all pages that it will show on all the pages…

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ericito Purchased

You read my question wrong.. the widgets I dragt to the sidebar for homepage where not showing on the homepage. I solved it when I uploaded an picture to a post for the slider. I understand when you drag a widget to all pages that it will show on all the pages…

ericito Purchased

Ok, I uploaded an picture and now the sidebars are showing. Another problem, the text I put in the post for the slider runs out of the red box and there is not showing a read more box?

http://www.itopro.eu/teekens/

starshade

Please use the read more separator from the add new post. I also wrote about it in the documentation – about how to separate your preview content from the rest of it.

includes the wordpress edition the simple html/css version of this template?

starshade

The wordpress version includes the theme that was designed to be used for wordpress. The html/css version of this template is separate and can be found here:

http://themeforest.net/item/media-consult-business-portfolio-and-blog-theme/63330

Regards,

Starshade

mpolanco Purchased

Hi,

This is probably a problem not exclusive of this theme, but this what happens: I need to write post and TITLE posts in Spanish, but I don’t get the tildes (diacritics) shown in the titles. What can I do?

Moris

starshade

Hello mpolanco,

I wrote a whole chapter in documentation pdf about how to regenerate your cufon file so the font will render diacritics correctly. If you still have problems after you read it you can drop me an email and I’ll give you a helping hand.

Regards,

Starshade

Hello, starshade!

Nice looking template!

Is there a way to see a preview on the 8 different color skins? I’de be interested in a red like in Innova Construct theme. :)

wunderskatz

starshade

To see all color skins of this theme, please visit the html version here:

http://themeforest.net/item/media-consult-business-portfolio-and-blog-theme/63330

You will see that in item description I posted links to all color skins that come with this theme. They are exactly the same for this wordpress version. However I haven’t made a skin that exactly red like Innova Construct, but a custom skin can be created very easy by modifying a single css file.

Regards,

Starshade

I’ve got a beginners question even though I’ve been using WP and theme forest templates for a while. I’m trying to over write the theme text and or trying to add my own information. I’ve made changes in the editor portion that are not reflected in my site. My site is www.copierharddrive.com. Please advise. Greg

starshade

Hello gblag,

Well it’s hard to advise like this because I don’t know exactly what you tried to edit. As far as I know, everything is editable from the backend, but you might want to drop me an email and tell me exactly what you can’t edit/change and I’ll give you a helping hand.

Regards,

Starshade

Hello, Is there a way to have 1 static picture to use on the slider, but still have the blog change on the right?

Thanks, Matt

starshade

Hello idontcare,

Yes you can have a static image instead of the slider but the index.php file needs to be changed. You can’t do this only from the admin panel though.

Starshade, If you go to my site you’ll see the site that you created along with the text and headings from your template. I can’t seem to get to the location where I can add my own text. When I click on EDITOR and then go to 6_homepage.php, I make my changes and save it but those changes are not reflected on my site. It still comes up as the (latin) text from your original skin. I hope this helps to explain. Thanks, Greg

starshade

Please understand this is not a html template so you can’t edit in by editing it’s php files. It’s a wordpress theme that comes with lots of BACKEND options. In your wordpress admin panel, go to Homepage Options(this is found in the Media Consult Options panel that is displayed after you install and activate the theme). Also, all these operations are VERY well documented in the documentation that comes with this theme. Again, please note that there is NO need to try add your content into this theme by opening the files using an editor… everything is customizable from the wordpress custom panel.

Regards,

Starshade

Hey Starshade,

I had a quick question. I am about to purchase the wordpress version of media consult and I noticed on the demo the text is anti-aliased but on the screenshots the text is non anti-aliased. I wanted to know what is the text format on the actual download, anti-aliased or non anti-aliased. Let me know.

Thanks,

Mark.

starshade

Hello Mark,

It all depends on the browser you are using. Internet explorer 7-8 and safari displays the text anti-aliased, firefox and google chrome displays it non anti-aliased. When I draw the site in photoshop, I make it non anti-aliased and since the screenshot is taken from photoshop, you see it non anti-aliased. But as I told you, when you look at the demo(and that’s how your site will look, what you see in demo is what you get), it all depends what browser you are using – this is valid for any non-flash site you see on the net. Look at the same site with both internet explorer and firefox and you will see that these browsers render the font differently.

Regards,

Starshade

When I make a post that I want to show in the slider I find the text spills over into the homepage instead of giving me a read more link. Is there something I am missing?

Woops scratch that. I figured it out.

Does the template give you the ability to have full page views or at least so the ‘archives’ and rss can be removed when looking at additional pages?

starshade

Hello nard416,

Sorry for late response. Assuming that by full page views you mean full width page(no sidebar) I will say no, the theme cannot display a full width page(or page with no sidebar). However I am working on an update for this theme that will allow the user to add this kind of page. Regards,

Starshade

Hi,

Thanks for this lovely theme.

I have been able to set this up ok but have an issue with the contact page. On submitting the form successfully, the page reloads with the success message and the empty form instead of the success message and maybe a link to the homepage. Is this possible? Thanks.

starshade

Hello deyansystems,

Yes it is possible. You need to alter the template_contact.php a bit to make this work.

Please drop me an email via my profile here on Theme Forest and I will send you the altered file. I would have written what you have to do here, but it’s a bit hard to explain exactly, you must make some changes in a couple of places in the template_contact.php to hide the contact form when the success message is sent.

Hi Starshade

I really like your theme and am very interested in purchasing, however my site strictly requires the ability to link images or whatever in the slider to PAGES and not POSTS …. Is this possible?

It’s hard from the demo to determine which it links too…

Cheers,

Aaron Beashel

starshade

Hello Aaron,

Each slider entry is a POST . When clicking on such post, it will take you to a page that contains that fully detailed post. In this post you can fill whatever information you want – lists, tables, etc, just like you see on about page. However, one important thing you must know, is that you can’t link the slider content to a STATIC PAGE – in my demo, the About page is a static page. So you can’t link the slider content to About page. Also, you can’t link the slider content to a page like services, news, portfolio or contact. Unfortunately the theme was built with this limitation, in the updates that will be issued(hopefully when the final version of wordpress 3.0 will be launched) I will consider removing this limitation.

Regards,

Starshade

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