Discussion on MetroPix - Responsive Multipurpose WordPress Theme

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  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years

Hi. Really like your theme, i just have one question – is it possible to just show the footer 1, 2 and 3 only on the homepage?

Best regards

WPExplorer

Hi,

To show the footer widgets only on the homepage you would edit footer.php and wrap any code you only want on the homepage in the conditional is_front_page() – http://codex.wordpress.org/Conditional_Tags#The_Front_Page

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
  • Sweden

Hi,

Is there a way to fix the size of the email input field in the contact form? It doesnt work on my Chrome or Firefox, and I see that others using this website have the same problem.

Looking good, might buy it!

WPExplorer

This is an insanely easy CSS fix. I’ll submit it right now ;)

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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just wondering if it is possible to reduce some of the whitespace, particularly at the top (above the slider, around the HR etc) without impacting the responsive layout please?

WPExplorer

Definitely. That would just be a CSS edit. The top part would be especially easy because it would just require a decrease in the top padding for the #header element which is currently set to 60px.

Decreasing white space on the sides though (making the site wider) is tricky, because you would have to alter the whole grid structure and image resizing.

  • Australia
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

Hi there I’ve recently bought the theme and am Finally installing on behalf of a client. Just wondering are you able to have galleries within galleries within galleries? So there would be the main gallery (e.g the world), you then click on the thumbnail which takes you to another gallery (e.g Italy), you click again and this takes you to the bottom level gallery (e.g Rome)?

WPExplorer

Hi there,

This would be pretty tricky to do. Basically what you’ll want to work with is the taxonomy (categories) themselves. So for example you would create a parent category called “World” then have child categories under it “which are countries). Then in order to make it work for your needs you would create a custom template for showing these parent categories that loop through child categories (basically just a custom page template with a get_terms() loop and use a custom field to pull the term you want to loop through for that page).

Hope that makes sense and is helpful. I’m assuming since you are doing work for a client you have some development knowledge.

http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/get_terms
http://codex.wordpress.org/Page_Templates#Custom_Page_Template
http://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Query
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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I can’t seem to find a setting to change the length of the_excerpt() when listing posts. Can you direct me to where you’re doing that so I can edit it? Thanks!

WPExplorer

This theme just uses the_excerpt() function and I didn’t add a function + theme option to control it.

You would need to use a function such as this: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/the_excerpt#Control_Excerpt_Length_using_Filters

Or a plugin that will allow you to change the length.

Adding a theme option would be useful, if you want to PM us via my profile page contact form I can send you the updated files.

  • Australia
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Kiln Purchased

Does the Metropix theme support the Woocommerce plugin?

Our website is currently using the Metropix theme and we LOVE it however we now need to include a shopping cart.

Thanks, Belinda :)

WPExplorer

Hi Belinda,

You shouldn’t have any issues using WooCommece, that said, the theme itself doesn’t have any built-in styles to make it match the theme (it actually is quite a lot of work to re-skin WooCommerce, which is why WooCommerce ready themes are $55).

But, it should work just fine.

I would recommend this page if you are integrating it – http://docs.woothemes.com/document/third-party-custom-theme-compatibility/

Kiln
Kiln Purchased

Thanks! I’ll give it a try

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years

Hi,

When trying to install the symple plugin I get a “ERROR 403 – FORBIDDEN” error. How can I fix this or get the plugin installed now?

Thanks Joe

Default-user

I was clicking the install link and that wasn’t working, so I clicked the plugin name and the file downloaded. thanks

WPExplorer

Glad you got it working, thanks for letting me know!

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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What would be the best way to sort my blog posts in descending order?

Also it would be really nice if we had the option to display our blog in a similar format to the search results, with a smaller image to the left or right of the post title/excerpt etc. if that makes sense.

Thanks

WPExplorer

Via a plugin, especially if you want to do it for categories/tags as well.

If you are using the blog template though you will have to edit the custom query in templates/blog.php – http://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Query#Order_.26_Orderby_Parameters

If you want the same layout just copy the article element from content-search.php and remove the code in content.php lines 32-63 and add the code copied prior.

Default-user

I tried updating blog.php to post_type => post, orderby => date, order => DESC’, paged => $paged

What was the plugin you would recommend to do this as for some reason putting it in blog is not working for me.

WPExplorer

If putting it in the blog template isn’t working then you are either not using it or you have your settings under Settings->Reading for your blog page set to the same page that is using the template so it’s overriding.

I’m not sure what plugin is best since I never had to use one…I’ve always just added code to my site. But I’m sure there are a few out there! – http://wordpress.org/plugins/search.php?q=post+order

  • Canada
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Exclusive Author

Following this theme and I reviewed the change log. Is this theme ready for or updated for Wordpress 3.7+

WPExplorer

Sorry for the delay. Yes, you shouldn’t have any issues with 3.7. All of our themes are using it ;)

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years
yumla Purchased

Hello,

Thanks for your theme, I love it ! But no understand working of Gallery Page With Filter. I apply the template on my page galleries but i have just a Gallery Sample Category.

Thanks

WPExplorer

Great!

The way it works is actually fairly simple.

1. Create a new page and select the template “Galleries with Category Filter” and publish.

2. Organize your galleries into different categories. These categories should automatically display on the page created in step 1.

Default-user
yumla Purchased

Yes I do this but I have no filter like the demo http://wpexplorer-demos.com/metropix/gallery-page-with-filter/

WPExplorer

You’ll need to send us your URL and logins, otherwise we have no idea how to assist you because the theme should be working just fine. Please do so via our profile page contact form.

Default-user
yumla Purchased

I have find the solution, it’s necessary to have parent’s page attribution !

Another question, my images are not very sharp at the home page. Why ? The resolution is 900*600, not enough large ?

http://rudybouchet.fr/

Thanks !

Default-user
yumla Purchased

And how can I turn off the thumbnails on the home page slider ?

Thank you very much !

WPExplorer

You can hide those with some CSS like this:

#home-slider .flex-control-thumbs li {
  display: none !important;
}
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
LMB2410 Purchased

Hello:

I absolutely love your theme! The only issue I’m having is that for some reason it appears that none of the styling is showing up on the iPhone. Images, colors, fonts, etc. are all for some reason missing, and I’m not sure what’s missing to cause that. Any suggestions? http://grandviewchamber.org

Thank you!

WPExplorer

Sorry for the delay!

Great theme customization ;) I tested it out on my iPhone 5s and didn’t see any problem with styling, what phone are you testing on?

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bradyau Purchased

Hello,

How do I change the sort order of the Homepage Symple Slides plugin?

Thanks!

WPExplorer

Please have a look here: http://www.wpexplorer.com/order-custom-post-type-posts-wordpress/

ps: If you are using the latest version – 1.31 – please remove the Symple Slides Plugin, it’s no longer required as the slides are built-in. Same with the galleries.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
sali026 Purchased

Hi

There seems to be a lot of space at the bottom of the site, how can I reduce this without impacting anything else?

I have had a look at the css but I am unable to locate what is causing the extra space.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

WPExplorer

The footer-wrap div has a 120px bottom margin you can remove that with some CSS added to your site. Example:

#footer-wrap { bottom-margin: 40px; }

And edit according to your liking.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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I am having trouble finding where to turn on the welcome bar for homepage style 1 ( the text with a button under the homepage slider). If you could let me know where to find this in the back end, thanks.

WPExplorer

Sorry for the delay!

This text is simply the text added in the page editor for the static homepage – http://cl.ly/image/1b0G2M0i3P1z

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Hi, Have purchased your theme – it’s a beautiful design. However I’m having a couple of problems, most probably down to my lack of experience – this is my first site. I’d like to reduce the gap between the top menu and the slider on the home page to reduce the white. I’m not sure how to do this. Also I’d like to add in a welcome title and a paragraph of text under the slider – how do I do that? Many thanks for your patience! Paul

WPExplorer

Hi Paul,

1. You’ll need to add some Custom CSS to reduce this spacing. By default there is a 60px padding above the slider. You can override it with CSS such as in the example below:

#home-slider-wrap { padding-top: 30px; }

2. To add content to your homepage simply add it to the page editor for the page you have set as the static homepage.

  • Australia
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Kiln Purchased

Hello,

We upgraded to Wordpress 3.8.1 and have the latest Metropix theme (v1.31) but there is a conflict. We can no longer edit or see content in a post or page. There is just a white box with no icons or text.

I found that deactivating the plugin Symple Shortcodes resolved the issue but this is a required plugin for your theme.

Can you please help?

Thanks, Belinda

WPExplorer

Hi Belinda,

Simply update the Symple Shortcodes plugin, there was a fix added actually for WordPress version 3.6. Sounds like maybe you completely skipped that upgrade so you just started having the issue.

You can get the latest version on Github – https://github.com/wpexplorer/symple-shortcodes

Or on my site – http://www.wpexplorer.com/symple-shortcodes/

Of course if you aren’t using these shortcodes simply de-activate the plugin ;)

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years

Page: Gallery Page with Filter. Question – is there a way to choose the order of the galleries that show up on this page?

Can you change the name of the Title so it does show up as Gallery Page with Filter? For example – All Photo Galleries?

Thank you – Love this template!

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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sali026 Purchased

Please can you tell me how to reduce the size of the slider? I’s like to reduce the height as it takes too much space at the moment.

Thanks

WPExplorer

There is no fixed height for the slider to allow users to upload images at the sizes they want.

You’ll want to trim your images prior to upload, or edit the image heights via the WordPress media manager.

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sali026 Purchased

Is there a way to display latest posts from a specific category only on the homepage?

WPExplorer

You’ll need to edit the homepage template and customize the loop – http://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Query#Parameters – use the category__in parameter.

Default-user
sali026 Purchased

Thank you

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sali026 Purchased

I have moved the navigation down by 50px but on a mobile device I would need it to stay at the top of the page. How can I achieve this?

My css doesn’t appear to be working :s

Thank you in advance

WPExplorer

It should be an easy CSS tweak, but I can’t help you unless I see exactly what you updated, because you could have moved it in several ways.

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