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@Aaron,

I had the same issue. However, it is possible to add a redirect plugin http://urbangiraffe.com/plugins/redirection/ which allows you to jump from that POST to a static PAGE —which I have done on my site, www.reflectingJesus.org.

Best wishes.

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fandyman Purchased

Hello Starshade:

Bought the theme and liking it so far.

Maybe I am just missing something. Can you omit pages from the top menu?

Thanks,

fandyman

starshade

Hello fandyman,

You can’t do that directly from admin(will add this feature in an update though) but you do this manually by editing the header.php:
Look for this line of code:
wp_list_pages('title_li=&sort_column=menu_order&');

And change it to:

wp_list_pages('title_li=&sort_column=menu_order&exclude=10,11');

where 10 and 11 are the ids from the pages you want to exclude. You can get the ids of those pages by hovering your mouse on their name in the wordpress admin. (I included in the documentation how you get a category id for setting up the blog subcategories widget, so getting a page id is done in a similar manner).

Regards,

Starshade

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fandyman Purchased

Excellent. Thanks!

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Hi Starshade,

Just purchased my first theme from you and am loving it. Thank You!

A couple of questions:

- could I have a fix to link the portfolio images back to the post rather than to lightbox (edit for template_portfolio.php)

- nothing happens when I add a text widget to “Home Page Side Bar”? If I add it to “All Pages Side Bar” it works, but my pages side bar and home page side need to have different content.

Thank you in advance for you assistance!

Scott

starshade

Hello hinerfeld,

I am not sure if your first request can be accomplished(don’t have access to my theme at the moment), I will have to look in the code to see what can be done. Please drop me an email via profile and I’ll come up with a solution.

Second request, what version of wordpress are you using ? I know that other customers had this problem when they were using wordpress 3.0 beta – if that’s the case for you, I advise reverting to latest stable version, 2.9.2. I will release an update when 3.0 is final.

Regards,

Starshade

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Thanks for the prompt response! Here is a pastie from another theme in which i needed to do the same: http://pastie.org/967090 not sure if it helps you or not? I may not need this fix however as I actually need to find a way to link services or portfolio content to pages – not posts. Is that possible?

The problem I keep having is my clients always want top level pages for  services / products with child pages and drop down for each. Then they want the top level page to leverage a template like your services or portfolio which are post driven. If I use posts for content then I loose the navigation / drop downs (page driven). Also, the pages need to have different sidebar content and the posts don't accommodate that.
I can't seem to get categories and posts into nav / drop downs and I can't seem to link portfolio / display style templates to pages! Am I alone with this? Is there a work around? I'm green as a Web Designer so making my own templates isn't an option... if it can't be done through back end I'm pretty much stuck.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Regarding home page specific sidebar content not working - I am using 2.9.2 - really need to have different content on home page sidebar than on the pages. help!

Scott

starshade

Ok, I pretty much understood your problems. However this theme was built with a couple of limitations, for example: you can’t link a post inside services to a page. And in main menu/dropdowns, only pages can be displayed, not categories or posts. Someone above had the same problem and recommended to use a plugin(this one: http://urbangiraffe.com/plugins/redirection/ ) to make a POST in a page – like services/portfolio or even the posts in the slider link to a PAGE . I haven’t tested this plugin but since the other costumer said it worked just fine, I recommend it to you too. Regarding the sidebar: there are a couple of sidebars for some sections of the theme: sidebar for contact, sidebar for blog, sidebar for non blog pages, sidebar for homepage and sidebar for all pages. You must work within these options, you can’t make a single widget to be displayed only on a random page inside the site.

Also, I am sure the sidebar for homepage works fine, but here it’s a limitation that I couldn’t get rid of when I made this theme: you need to have a separate category(you can name it slider for example) for slider posts. After you create this category and populate it, remember to exclude it from blog custom panel options. I will do my best to get rid of this limitation when I’ll release the first update of this theme.

Starshade

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zosheroo Purchased

Hi Starshade – so thanks again for such a great site. I do have one additional question, however. I am unable to get the contact us to work. I have entered my contact email into the admin contact options, but am getting this message to the page when I test it.

“Warning: mail() [function.mail]: SMTP server response: 451 See djb/docs/smtplf.html.”>http://pobox.com/djb/docs/smtplf.html. in D:\Hosting\6037288\html\wp-content\themes\MediaConsultTheme\MediaConsult\template_contact.php on line 53”

Thoughts? The emails aren’t going through.

Best, Wendy

starshade

Hello Wendy,

The email should work fine, I tested it :)

As I can see you are testing the theme on your own machine, in D:\... Well to have the mail script work, you need a web mail server installed on your computer. I don’t know to recommend any, since I don’t use such a thing, I always test the mail on my web host. I recommend you install wordpress and upload your theme to your web host and test the mail from there.

Regards,

Starshade

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zosheroo Purchased

Got it to work! Thanks. For those hosting on GoDaddy who might have similar problems have them edit Line 50 to

$body = “Name: $name \r\nEmail: $email \r\nSubject: $subject \r\nComments:\r\n $comments”;

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Hi Starshade!

Another question: I’d like to run a homepage in Hungarian, therefore I translated fields like Name, Your e-mail etc. in Hungarian in the template_contact.php page and uploaded it to the site. The problem is that it changed all special characters like á, é to symbols. I tried to change the template_contact through wordpress’s theme editor, but I couldn’t save the changes. Can you give me any idea how should I make it work with Hungarian, Romanian or other characters?

Thank you!

starshade

Hello wunderskatz,

I don’t think I get your question. If you are trying to translate headers into other languages and those languages have diacritics, you would need to regenerate the font js that is used to display special fonts on headers via cufon technology. I have included in the documentation a detailed paragraph about how to generate your cufon font file to display those special characters.

If that doesn’t address the problem, please give me a more detailed explanation.

Kind regards,

Starshade

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Well, I wanted to change fields like “Name” to “Név”, “Map” to “Térkép” in the “template_contact.php” file. I changed them and uploaded the “template_contact.php” file to my site and it didn’t work, instead of characters like á, é appeared some other symbols. But later I realized that I have to change the encoding of the “template_contact.php” file in TextPad, and this way everything works fine. Thank you! :)

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I do not see documentation on changing the Media Consult image in the header—I can see the tagline change in options….What am I missing?

Thank you for the help!

starshade

Hello steelemaley,

Everything is well documented. You change the image in the header by creating a new category add a post to this category(by completing the right custom field), then in homepage custom panel select this category to populate your homepage slider and that’s it. Read carefully the documentation, everything is explained step by step.

Regards,

Starshade

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Hi Starshade,

Bought the theme, like it a lot so far. I’m wondering what HTML to use to display a list on the home page boxes (services) that does not only contain link tags but also regular text within the list items.

In other words a list item should look like
  • Bla bla [a]link text[/a] rest of the text ..and so on.

When I try to do this now it screws up the formatting completely.

Thanks, Udo

starshade

Hello udoleiteritz,

You should be able to simply insert html code. You can try this code for example:

<ul class="h-services-list">
   <li><a href="#">Corporate Publishing</a></li>
   <li><a href="#">Interactive & Onscreen Production</a></li>
   <li><a href="#">Advertising</a></li>
   <li>text with no link here</li>                       
   <li><a href="#">Public Relations</a></li>
</ul>
Default-user

Yes, that’s exactly what I tried. I copied your example straight into the “right box content”. The text “text with no link here” is then not displayed properly. It’s written over the bullet point, i. e. it is not indented because it’s missing the margin-left attribute which is only assigned to the [a] element according to what I saw in the CSS files.

I’m using the latest Firefox to display the page, but I just tried with IE 8 and it’s the same.

Thanks, Udo

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I love this them but I, too, can’t get the contact form to work. I host with Godaddy so I’m wondering if they have something to do with it. I tried the fix above editing Line 50 to

$body = “Name: $name \r\nEmail: $email \r\nSubject: $subject \r\nComments:\r\n $comments”;

But that just gave me an error when I loaded the page.

Any help for a frustrated Godaddy user?

starshade

Hello goliardhk,

As the author of this theme I would love to help, but since I don’t own a Godaddy account I can’t do too much regarding your problem. I stumbled on this thread(http://www.killersites.com/mvnforum/mvnforum/viewthread_thread,7216) where it says how you could make a php mail script work on Godaddy, but I am not sure if that solution is good.

Regards,

Starshade

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jcox36 Purchased

Hi there, I may be being stupid but I cant work out how to change the logo! any ideas? Many thanks

starshade

Hello jcox36,

The logo can’t be changed from admin panel, I wrote in documentation that you can change it by replacing the logo.png files with your own logo in in wp-content/themes/MediaConsult/img/ via ftp.

Kind regards,

Starshade

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jcox36 Purchased

Great! Thanks very much.

James

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Helllo,

Are the “Services Overview” and “Featured case study” areas widgetized?

If not, what are the limitations for customizing the content of those 2 areas, and will they expand dynamically based on the amount of content I enter?

Thanks,

Jimmy

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@udoleiteritz – in that case you can use span tag for non links list like this:

<li><span>text with no link here</span></li>

Then set a padding-left in css for the text contained in that span.

@bestjimmy – no they are not widgetized. Yes they do expand as you add content, you also have option in the admin panel to remove them from the homepage. The content of those 2 boxes is added from wordpress backend, there is no need to modify any file.

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Thanks. I’d like to mix both link and non link text in one list item, so I had to add this custom CSS : .h-services-list li span { display:block; float:left; margin-left:19px; } .h-services-list li a { display:inline; float:none; margin-left:0px; } and put span tags into all the list items, regardless if they contain links or not. Pretty ugly hacking but I can’t be bothered to find a more elegant solution.

It would be great to have built-in support for the most common formats in a future update of the theme.

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Starshade – thanks for such a nice clean theme.

strong documentation, read through everything but for some reason, I can’t get the slider to rotate through the posts in the slider category I chose.

I have 3 posts in there and the slider just seems to stay stuck on a single post.

have you seen this issue before?

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malobrev Purchased

Thx for a great theme – loving it.

I have worked hard to get a basic layout and am still refining it. For some reason I cant get the sidebar to work on my homepage? I have added some content under the widget drag feature. But none if it is showing up. Any ideas?

Also how do I put the learn more button on my slider?

Here is my site so far: http://ndminteractive.com

starshade

Hello malobrev,

There is a small glitch with the homepage here that will hopefully get fixed in the update that I am preparing to release in the near future. You must add a category only for slider and attach the posts you want to show in the slider to it, just like I described in the documentation. Then don’t forget to exclude this category from the blog. After that, the sidebar for homepage will work fine. About learn more, well separate your content with the “Insert More Tag” when you will add that new post to the slider(I also wrote about “Insert More Tag” in the documentation).

Regards,

Starshade

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Oily Purchased

Thans for a great theme!

starshade

You welcome :)

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Hi Starshade

Great theme and i am just customizing it now…i have noticed a small issue though with the slider and maybe i am doing something wrong. I created the featured catergory and put two trial images on different posts and they show up no problems… the problem i have is when i load up the page or press refresh on the home page it loads a duplicate slider area underneath and then sorts itself after few seconds—if i add say a post and slider image again if i go to homepage i get 3 sets of slider and side text area underneath eachother and then takes several seconds to re align…..

Just wondering if this is a common issue or if you know of a fix?

Many thanks in advance

starshade

Hello suavebeast,

I know already about this issue, it will be fixed(or the time of javascript loading will be greatly reduced, thus making the slider display correctly faster than now) in the new patch that I am working on.

Regards,

Andrei

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hi starshade – thanks for the info – still can’t seem to get a text widget to display in the sidebar for homepage area. If I place it into sidebar for all pages it works just fine – but I have a need for a text widget on the homepage only. Is that what the sidebar for homepage area is for? Let me know if there is a fix. – using 2.9.2

thanks – scott

starshade

Hello hinerfeld,

Add a category for slider only and populate it with posts. This should fix the homepage widget – like I said in earlier comments, this is a glitch that I am working on to fix in the new update that will be issued.

Regards,

Starshade

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pixxxxel Purchased

if I want to show number of post in each category in sidebar widget numbers shows under categories. how to make them show next to categories names page: www.kosztorysant.org ?

starshade

Hello pixxxxel,

I don’t have a fix for this right now. All css for that box needs to be rewritten. I will fix it in one of the following updates.

Regards,

Starshade

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