Discussion on Merlin - Clean & Modern Multipurpose Theme

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Good Luck, very nice theme and looks nice :)

WPEnter

Thank you :)

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I am setting up a homepage that uses the blog list shortcode however I would like to add the feature image to the shortcode. do you have a suggestion as to how I could accomplish this. In the end I want the left side to have the post date as it is with the image then below it the post content. A similar site I did this with is southcharlottecrossfit.com just looking to replicate the style in this responsive theme.

I believe in that theme I just used native wprdpress shortcode language.

Thanks

WPEnter

Hello bungaweb, in the merlin theme you have 2 types of shortcodes for the blog posts, these are “blog list” and “blog with thumbnails”. Blog list shows blog posts without showing the featured image, but blog with thumbnails shows blog posts with featured image.

If you want to change something to looks in special way that you want, then you need to modify “blog list” shortcode and css file too, but to do that you need to have at least basic knowledge of php/wp and css. Everything can be changed.

Default-user

Gotcha I can do that just wanted to see if it was possible on your side before I put the time in.

WPEnter

Yes it is possible, if you want to modify “blog list” shortcode you need to modify (shortcodes.php, shortcodes.js, shortcodes.css -> these are contained in the “merlin-shortcodes.zip” file.), and also you need to modify framework/css/master.css file, inside that file just search for “latest blog list” and you will find the css for “blog list” shortcode and also after modifying that css you need to modify shortcodes.css (which is contained in the merlin-shortcodes.zip) in the same way.

Hope it will help you.

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how do i hyperlink the email address in the Merlin header?

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Hello CCFive. That is forbidden because of safety reasons. But if you want you can make it to work. For example if you are using header version 1, you need to navigate “framework/inc/headers/header-v1.php” after that you need to modify this on the line 17:

echo esc_attr( $smof_data[‘text_header_email’] )

into this:

echo $smof_data[‘text_header_email’];

After that Save changes, go to your theme option and add email link.

Please be careful when making these changes.

WPEnter
If you don’t know how to add email link here is the example:: http://www.w3schools.com/html/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml_mailto
Default-user

I don’t see that line in the editor header.php This is what I see if ($smof_data[‘images_header_version’]==”v1”) { Where do I go to see the echo esc_attr ?

include_once ('framework/inc/headers/header-1.php')
WPEnter

Go to merlin/framework/inc/headers/header-1.php .

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Is there any way to make a menu item that is a link open up in a new tab?

WPEnter

Yes, you just need to go into your wordpress admin panel, click on Appearance > Menus , on the top right corner of your admin page you will see “Screen Options” click on that and than click “Link Target”. After that click on your menu item and check “Open link in a new window/tab”.

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Thanks! Love the Theme!

WPEnter

Thank you

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Hello. We updated to Wordpress 3.8.1 and now the mobile navigation menu doesn’t show up. I’ve cleared all of my custom CSS and disabled 3rd party plugins, but the problem is still there. Can you please send me a fix? Thanks.

Site: http://dev.netphiles.com/dhabrams/
WPEnter

Hello netphiles , on my demo is also 3.8.1 and it works, it is not problem with css, problem is about js or javascript, you probably didn’t do something correctly or something different causing that problem as i can see scroll to the top doesn’t work either on your site.

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Thank you for the quick reply. I found out the problem was caused by inputting a twitter username without the app key.

WPEnter

I am glad that you found solution :)

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Jabutyf Purchased

on template Portfolio 2,3,4 columns <dl class=group”> How do on Page Full Width meta tags searcher… sorry, i’m from Russian, so hard speaking)

WPEnter

I really didn’t understand what you said.

WPEnter

Do you want do delete this search tags?

WPEnter

If you want to use portfolio you can use shortcodes to list latest portfolio items, or you can use portfolio page template. You have video on how to add portfolio pages. As i see you are using portfolio shortcode.

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Jabutyf Purchased

I want to add to Page Full Width <dl class=group”> as 1.jpg

WPEnter

You can not do that, instead of using full width you need to use portfolio page template.

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Jabutyf Purchased
http://kbytes.ru/3.jpg but worked version on Page Full Width
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Jabutyf Purchased

How much will it cost to implement it

WPEnter

As i said before, you can not use “Full Width Page” template to add portfolio on that.. You need to use “Portfolio Page Template”, also if you don’t know how to do that you have video in documentation. Please read documentation.

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Jabutyf Purchased

Is it possible to draw a conclusion – and the animation style itself as a Page full Width, on Portfolio columns. Change output style

WPEnter

I really don’t quite understand what you want, but here is what i need to say, you can not use “Page Full Width” as portfolio page. You need to use portfolio page template for that. If you want you can change portfolio sorting animation from you admin dashboard.

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Jabutyf Purchased

Animation portfolio sorting as full width page, yes, but in documentation I have not found… 4 columns portfolio, but animation (rotation and title) from full width)) understad? I feel myself Aboriginal

WPEnter

Rotation animation and title are only available in shortcode and you can use it to show latest projects, but for portfolio sorting you can not use rotate animation. See the demo please, and everything that demo contain you can make it to looks like that.

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Jabutyf Purchased

balk( ok… I will think. Thx)

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Jabutyf Purchased

copypaste(

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The included Child Theme doesn’t seem to work properly.

All the image references are broken. I was able to fix by duplicating the /framework/images folder into the child theme, though that should not be necessary, should it?

Also, the styles.css file itself does not seem to be included in the site, so adding CSS to it has no effect.

Are there other steps needed to enable it?

WPEnter

Hey, thank you for your report i am working on that, and i will let you know when problem is fixed as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience.

WPEnter

Hello digitalfusion, you need to copy images as you did it already that is ok. I solved this problem just waiting for the update to get approved. But if you are in hurry you you can make it to work easy.

Go to:

merlin/framework/inc/enqueue.php , after that find function “merlin_styles_basic()” and add this line of code:

wp_enqueue_style( ‘stylesheet’, get_stylesheet_uri(), array(), ‘1’, ‘all’ );

Here is some visual explanation that i made: http://i.imgur.com/SnsGjPy.png

Thank you for your patience. Best Regards

Default-user

Thanks for the quick response. It was a big help. :-)

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I noticed Instagram is missing from the Social Media settings. Is there an easy way of adding it as an option?

Default-user

Odd. I tried duplicating the “header-1.php” file at the same location in the child theme folder, but changes to it did not show up. I had to make the change to the master file, which is not ideal. Shouldn’t duplicated files in the child theme hierarchy work?

WPEnter

Ok. You miss something here. First you need to copy “header.php” file in your child theme from parent theme, here is the location in parent theme: “merlin/header.php”, after that you need to duplicate header-1.php as you did already and it will work :) ( Of course those files need to be in the same location ).

Instagram will be added don’t worry, but probably tomorrow because i already made update to the theme few hours ago, i can not submit update every few hours, but anyway i will let you know when update is available. :)

Best Regards

Default-user

Thanks!

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Shortcode suggestion. It’d be better to perhaps, as an option make the shortcodes available as a drop-down rather than all those buttons.

First, the buttons are difficult to quickly discern what’s what with only tooltips — the drawdown would be faster/easier to use I’d think.

Also, because there are so many, they are not very compatible with other Tiny MCE enhancements that show the table editing features for instance, as they make the toolbars too long.

WPEnter

Thanks for you suggestions :)

Default-user

Also, an online guide to all the short codes would be great, so you could just manually type them in as needed, and not have to use the buttons at all. Does such a guide exist?

WPEnter

You have shortcodes in the demo page explained in detail!

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Hi,

Great theme! Looking to buy but I’m just looking at the demo. I can’t seem to find just a regular image gallery, is that something that is a part of this theme? I see Gallery Project but it would be great to just have a regular old gallery page where the images show nicely like that. Also, I see these neat Image Boxes too, can those be hyperlinked?

Thanks

WPEnter

Hello Cameron, i am glad that you are interested in my theme, this theme is built to support gallery projects as you saw, but not in old gallery way. These neat boxes in gallery projects can not be hyperlinked, it is used to open up image in PrettyPhoto plugin to show all images in that gallery. Thanks

CameronF

Thanks for the quick response! I guess that’s alright about the gallery, there’s still so much more to this theme that I love!

But when I asked about the Image Boxes I meant these ones

http://www.themosthemes.com/wp/merlin/image-box/

It would be cool to use them as maybe team member images that would link to a profile or something. Are those able to be hyperlinked?

Thanks!

WPEnter

Thank you i am glad that you love the theme, i added hyperlink to all that content ( not only image ), it can be hyperlinked only in that way, please see that page first item ( Carefully Planing ), to see how it looks like.

Thanks

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Hi There

I am thinking of buying this theme but the home page examples are all the same no images?

WPEnter

What do you mean by that “no images”?

Default-user

sorry when i press some of the home versions in the header slider there are no images

WPEnter

it’s ok …maybe there is some problem with my hosting provider.

Default-user

Hi i have purchase the theme but i am unable to copy and paste the page template codes

WPEnter

Can you be more specific please, what is the problem?

WPEnter

Probably you didn’t installed Merlin Shortcodes plugin.

Default-user

I have installed the shortcodes plugin its in the documentation you have the home versions page template i to 7 and each of them have the shortcodes that you have used in your example. Now if i wanted to copy and paste the code so i could play around with you example i cannot do that?

WPEnter

Why what is wrong, can you please explain it, so i can help you or can you provide me with some link?

Default-user

file:///Users/charliehanley/Desktop/jacob/Main%20Files/Documentation/Merlin%20Theme/index.html#

the section that follows these instruction OK, the point was to show you how page can be made with using various types of page Templates. Now below will be shown page shortcodes that is used in preview. NOTE: Again, when you paste that code into your page Editor please paste that code into HTML mode not Visual mode, and choose the same page Template as we did. If you get an error which shows that the slider is not available, you can import demo sliders which we used as demo, find them in Sliders folder and import them or make your own.

Home version page template page full section the collection of short codes

WPEnter

Did you installed Merlin theme on your server?

WPEnter

Do you have hosting, please give me the link of your website where you have installed this theme. Thanks

Default-user

www.jacobhanley.co.uk

WPEnter

And what is the problem where did you paste shortcodes form the documentation?

Default-user

I was unable to paste your shortcodes from the documentation the ones that say Home version page templates 1 to 7

WPEnter

I really don’t understand how you was unable to paste shrotcodes, you just need to follow documentation process of creating pages and copying that shortcodes into editor, but you need first to install Merlin shortcodes, can you please be more specific what is the reason or how did you was unable to do so? Or you can send me your wordpress demo password and username i will try to login to see what is going on. Do you use your wordpress installation as administrator?

Default-user

No i can use the shortcodes they are fine but we are getting a bit confused with two different things anyway dont worry if i find a better way to explain i will let you know. the theme is fine

WPEnter

Ok, if you need anything else i am here to help as much as i can. If you like the theme please don’t forget to rate. Thanks

Default-user

Hi there i have sent you an email regarding my problem i have used your demos to set up portfolio items a video and portfolio page but the page is not showing the videos?

WPEnter

I really don’t know how did you make your portfolio as i can see there is no portflio in your example, as you can see my portfolio is working properly, you made a mistake somewhere while making the portfolio page.

WPEnter

Please follow the documentation process of making the portfolio page, and read all that instructions carefully.

Default-user

Thats what i did i followed your documentation i will try again

Default-user

thats what i did i will try again

WPEnter

Maybe you forget to set featured image to portfolio items.

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Jed75 Purchased

Hello,

Just a few help please. How to add icon in menu?

Thank you :-)

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Jed75 Purchased

Sorry, I precise my question. Where is the “CSS Classes field” area please?

WPEnter
Hello Jed, here is the video on how to do that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AmSsCne0e4
Also you have the same video in the documentation of Merlin.

Here is the list of icons which you can choose: http://www.themosthemes.com/wp/merlin/icons/
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Jed75 Purchased

Sorry again! I find it ;-) Thank for this nice theme…

WPEnter

It’s ok, thank you for purchasing my theme, but please if you like it don’t forget to rate this theme. Thank you

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Jed75 Purchased

Hi, I’ll do it willingly quickly! :-) Just one last tip please. I’m not a developer. Is it difficult to set a fixed menu because I find it very convenient for navigation and very pretty too? Thank you very much! Sincerely …

WPEnter

What do you mean by “fixed menu”? You don’t want menu to be responsive on smaller screens, is that what you want?

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Jed75 Purchased

Hello, Thank you for your answer! No, I meant the menu that still is displayed when the user scroll down the page. Also, I’m looking how to add a parallax section but I did not find any plugin to do it… Bye :-)

WPEnter

Currently that option is unavailable, maybe in the next update i will take in consideration such improvement. Thank you

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Jed75 Purchased

It does not matter. It is already very well like that! Thank you again and very good luck ;-)

WPEnter

Thank you Jed very much for purchasing my theme and for positive rating :)

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Jed75 Purchased

Hello,

With great pleasure!

I really especially not abuse your patience. I almost finished setting up the theme. It was easy and enjoyable! I really appreciate the quality of the help documentation. However, I would just need tips for finalizing please. Unfortunately I’m not very knowledgeable in html :-(

I have to use images in square format. In the portfolio they apparassent a little crushed because the window is rectangular. Is there a setting I can do to reduce this?

Is it possible to choose the quantity of items to display in the blog area such as the last ten and the rest would be visible with a button ” other artciles ?”

And I need also the team members appear vertically and not horizontally. I tried also with columns and a table, this works except for the text that overflows. Could you give me a tip please?

Thank you very much in advance for your help!

Kind regards, Jed.

WPEnter

Hey jed,

Here is the tips what you can do:

1.) If your images looks crushed or they have a bad quality that is because you are uploading image which have small size, you need to upload images which have large size minimum ( 450×300px ) and your wordpress will automatically crop them for the portfolio and they will be nice, as you can see in my demo they looks pretty good.

2.) If you want to setup your blog posts quantity you need to go to:

“Settings -> Reading” and you will see “Blog pages show at most” and just put the number of posts that you want.

3.) Team members are just designed to be shown horizontally

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Jed75 Purchased

Hello,

Thank you so much for this information, it is very kind of you!

Good luck :-)

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Outstanding work! Great theme! Before purchasing, I would like to know… I’m not much experienced on wordpress (1 year) and I hope the theme is easilly customizable, no need to know css to customize the slider, for instance, right?
Like some other customer pointed out, I would also prefer a regular photo gallery instead of a portfolio, Is that option not yet available? (I mean: clicking on a image and just showing that image full size instead of a set of images).
Anyway, I really love it, and if it’s easy to configure and has a good support response, I think I’ll definitely buy it.
(Sorry, english is not my native language) Diana

WPEnter

Thank you for your kind words :)

I am glad that you are interest in purchasing my theme. No you don’t need to know css or html or php to use this theme, it is built in that way that you can configure the theme in a simple way through Admin panel ( changing theme skins, choosing boxed/wide version, choosing header version etc… ).

You can use ( http://www.wpenter.com/wp/merlin/portfolio/gallery-format-4/ ) this as gallery instead.

The theme comes with extensive documentation ( Text, Images, Video ) and also theme comes with Slider documentation, but if you stuck somewhere i am here to help as much as i can! :)

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Thank you for your quick answer! Gallery post looks very nice :)
I have two more questions:

This is the one that really concerns me: could it be possible to change the color of the main menu box? Or rather even make it transparent? (remember I know nothing of CSS)
The reason is that what I’m creating is my personal page and it’s so dificult to find such a theme; most themes are ready for agencies, photographers or plain blogs, but personal pages with a main page and a “personal” not business style are very rare on themeforest.
Yours seem really nice and easy to customize, but the black menu box makes it look like a business, rather than a personal page, which is what I need.

It would be great too to change the menu fonts (I take it that it is possible, since you mention the theme has a lot of fonts) and the font size of pages and posts… I find it a little bit small, in almost all the themes in themeforest. Of course that makes them elegant, but my clients are often not-so-young people who would love to read my pages and posts (and they of course don’t know anything about chrome page zoom). I was wondering if changing the fontsize is possible (without CSS).

Lastly (and less important)I love the home page slide, and it seems easy to customize, but I wonder… If I don’t write any text, will the slide show just the plain image? (without highlinting or shadowing the area where the text should have been?) Thanks very much!!!

WPEnter

You can not change color of the main menu, but you have 4 types of menus to choose with “black box” and without “black box” please see Home pages 5,6,7,8 !

You can change fonts, size and color of the pages and posts and H1 to H6 tags but not the menu fonts!

You can slide only images if you want without text, and theme comes also with the slider documentation so i think it will not be the problem for you to find out how to setup the slider.

Yes there is really a lots of options available but of course not “so many” because i think the theme should be simple and powerful at the same time, and the goal is NOT to build themes which will be hard to use, nobody wants that!

Thanks

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What is the current version of the theme? My client purchased this, and we’re trying to troubleshoot why a few shortcodes aren’t working.

Thanks.

WPEnter

Hello! Every shortcode working properly please see the demo!
Your client should post a comment instead of you because that is the only way i can see that your client has purchased my theme.
Thanks

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jpedigo Purchased

I’m grow social’s client from the post above and I can confirm that several short ccodes aren’t functioning. Please see http://www.smithstoreit.com/dev/ and reply. Many thanks – Jeff

WPEnter

This is not shortcode error, you want to use slider which is not exist as you can see error “not found”, you can not use slider if that slider is not created, please create or import demo slider from your downloaded files and reference that slider with proper name and it will be alright.

Thanks

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jpedigo Purchased

I was not referring to the slider. We have not completed the slider yet. I was asking you to look at the code for the entire site to see if you could intuit why the short codes are not working. Most short codes are not working site wide. The only one that seems to work is Styled Lists. Thx – Jeff

WPEnter

Well as i can see from my side, everything is working perfect, i was reviewed every page that you made and everything is perfect. Do you see that http://i.imgur.com/ntG7pQq.png ? Is that the case on your side?
If it’s not please delete you browser cache and try to open the page again.

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jpedigo Purchased

You are correct, the accordians and tabs seem to work. Would you please check this page though…?

http://www.smithstoreit.com/dev/accessories/

The styled table code doesn’t seem to work.

Many thanks – Jeff

WPEnter
In my demo everything works please see the table shortcode:
http://www.wpenter.com/wp/merlin/styled-tables/

Maybe you miss something here, this whole page that you created is suspicious to me, please make a new page and put only table shortcode in that page and try to see if it works, it should work because there is no reason to not work, in my demo everything is working and looks alright.
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