Discussion on Milano - Responsive Magento Theme + Blog Extension

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Hifissimo Purchased


when i installe theme i have not milano option in configuration admin

normal ?

Hifissimo Purchased

Class ‘Mage_ThemeConfig_Helper_Data’ not found


Please, recompile the Magento files. Go in System -> Tools -> Compilation -> Run Compilation Process. If the problem persists, please contact us on support@shopshark.it

Hifissimo Purchased

thanks but the problem is not fix i contact the support

jloqts Purchased

Hi Please advise how do I display on the product page the message ” only 1 left”




Go in System -> Configuration -> Catalog -> Inventory. Put a number for the “Only X left Threshold”. If some of your products have inventory less than this number, a warning message “Only X left” will be shown on the product page.

jloqts Purchased

also tell how to configure the display review product on the note 1-5


If you want to enable the 5 star rating on the product reviews go in Catalog -> Reviews and Ratings -> Manage Ratings -> [select the rating you want to enable]. In the box “Rating Visibility” select all the store views for which you want to enable the rating. You can select multiple by holding the Ctrl key.

Okay, can’t resist to ask. I really miss some features of our current theme here. Any chance to see the following features in future?

- Menu switches to static menu bar, when scrolling down

- Quickview in category view

- Ajax Priceslider

- Ajax Layered Navigation


Okay, get it. Many Thanks! :D


Thanks for the great 1.3 update. However, I still beg for these features: - Menu switches to static menu bar, when scrolling down - Ajax Priceslider - Ajax Layered Navigation

If you dropped that features on the way, maybe you could suggest an extension for the priceslider and the layered naviation and give a hint how to do the switching menu bar?

Many thanks!


Oh, I almost forgot about the most outstanding point of your theme: the MOSAIC view! As we’ve discussed before, I still dream of a product based choice for the double-scale items.

You’ve mentioned this before: “The mosaic feature can be reworked to be product based very easy. We will probably create a backend interface to it and include it in the next releases as it is a very good idea. Thank you!”

If it’s really that easy, could you pls. implement it, or give me a hint where to start?

Many Thanks!

Hifissimo Purchased

bug not fix Fatal error: Class ‘Mage_ThemeConfig_Helper_Data’ not found


Hi Hifissimo, we just sent an email, please send us what we ask for and we will solve everything for you.

Hello I have some questions regarding this theme and Magento in general. I’m working on an ecommerce website and have been used to using WooCommerce shopping cart.

1. How easy is Magento in general, and this particular theme compared to Wordpress WooCommerce in terms of adding new products, photos, text, etc. I work very visually and don’t have much coding knowledge.

2. I would like to add a product review video feature, does this theme support that in any way? Or is there some kind of HTML spot I can paste a code?

3. Are there any extra extensions to this that need to be purchased to get everything seen in your demo? Or is everything included?

Thank you very much -Nicolas


Hello Nicolas,

MagentoGo is a separate hosted solution offered by X.Commerce (the company holding the copyrights for the non-free version of Magento). Themes build for normal Magento CE (Community Edition – the free version) are generally not compatible with MagentoGo. Milano is also not compatible with MagentoGo. As we have feedback from clients using MagentoGo for some months/years we do recommend you not go in this direction, but buy a Magento optimized hosting (or just plain VPS) from another hosting company and use the CE (Community Edition) version of Magento.


I see a few comments below where you mention a quick start installation, can you tell me a little more about that?

I just tried MagentoGo for the first time as they offer free usage for 30 days, and it was very easy to use. Is your theme as easy to set up pages and products?

If not MagentoGo, what hosting companies would you recommend for Magento use that is easy to install and set up? We chacked this page but they are all very expensive http://www.magentocommerce.com/partners/hosting . Is there something for up to $30 a month to start with and then later expend? We’re starting out small, but we will upgrade at a later date as we grow.

Thanks, Nicolas


The quick start is an easy way to get Milano to look like the demo website. You’ll get all the categories, pages, descriptions, products, etc. already set. Its a good way to get acquainted to Magento if never used before.

As for the ease of use – MagentoCE and MagentoGo are very similar. The whole backend is almost the same, just few minor changes. If you find it easy to work with MagentoGo it should be the same with Magento CE also.

fercarazo Purchased

Hi!, this template is possible to make it multilanguage?

change for firts combo in switch theme.



Yes, it is possible. Milano supports any number of languages and currencies you want to include. You just need to set them in the backend.

Layered PSD files and Quick Start installation is available for download with the main package.

Dear ShopShark , i just found a website looks so smilar to your theme.I am not sure if its right to post it here but its either they use your theme or you just copy their website and create this theme.Could you take a look at it and let us know ?




Dear globbiz2k, we also took ideas from stuartweitzman.com, coverfx.com and even nike.com as these are all top-level internet projects and they share the same layout and interface solutions. It is not hard to assess how many are the similarities and how many are the differences.

I am not sure if its right to post it here but your IP address looks very familiar. Why you didn’t use your main account to make this comment?

HeHateMe Purchased

I see a lot of similarities with their previous template Avanti, same structure, same mosaic structure, no changes just the details are different. Probably the only different it’s just they have the mosaic view combine in different design solutions. What we must really say is that there are big companies like hugeinc that with a lot of designers they just copy and paste a a lot of design solutions by projects all over the world and they won big prize and awards for this. The web it’s full of examples like this, what is different right now is that this theme has a high level of detail and their CMS is really good, until now i haven’t found any bug on it.


Thank you, we are trying to do our best and always improve.

MeatDuck Purchased

Hi Guys, when I try to import demo products csv, it display: Invalid value for ‘options_container’ in rows: 1, 14, 27, 40, 53, 66, 79 Invalid value for ‘msrp_enabled’ in rows:

1, 14, 27, 40, 53, 66, 79 Invalid value for ‘msrp_display_actual_price_type’ in rows:

1, 14, 27, 40, 53, 66, 79 Invalid value for ‘country_of_manufacture’ in rows:

1, 14, 27, 40, 53, 66, 79 Orphan rows that will be skipped due default row errors in rows: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78 File is totally invalid. Please fix errors and re-upload file Checked rows: 79, checked entities: 7, invalid rows: 79, total errors: 200

Also some things i think need improvement to make it a serious alternative for a high traffic store:

- Better looking “add to cart” button with an icon and centered text. The current design will hurt conversions!

- “new” and “sale” labels as images on the upper left or right of the product image

- On the product listing the font of the product name in some case interferes with the product image, making the product name unreadable

Great theme and I hope you keep improving it!


Hello GiovanniT,

I would recommend using the Quick Install which is available with the latest release. It is much easier to use. You can find a complete step by step guide on page 10 (section 1.4) in the documentation.

As for the CSV demo products import, you have probably missed few steps in the guide. You are missing some product attributes needed for the CSV import. Please check again the guide and complete all the steps. If you still have trouble, please send a message to support@shopshark.it

We will also consider adding these options in the next releases. Thanks!


I really like this theme. But, before I buy, I need to know few things

1. Is there a way to put “Product Description” tab, to 100% of the width? This is ‘customization’ or simple thing in ex. admin panel?

2. Demo have Related Products in left side and I need delete this. I put Related Products section under “Product Description” tab/section. This is ‘customization’ or simple thing in ex. admin panel?

3. On the side of the card where the product is a block placed some additional information, such as the manufacturer’s logo, bulleted additional information (ex: ‘Return your items’, ‘Special offer’, ‘Buy this … earn 10 points’ ...) Is the content of this block is unique to each product, whether it is one block content for category or the entire store?

4. In the description of the skin, in the “Key Features” you write: “Brand logo on product page. It can be a link to any page (category with products from that brand, search results or any CMS page)”. Thus, the logo is possible to set a parameter unique to each product And the rest of the block? Only logo?

5. Is it possible to set the “Product Description”, “Additional Information” ... tabs so that each was under the previous rather than next to it – as it is now? This is ‘customization’ or simple thing in ex. admin panel?

4. Any HTML , CSS , PSD files for blog ex: WordPress?

6. Are updates or changes are published in the template in the git diff format?? I want to make some changes and customize the template, and I do not know how the new changes will be posted.

7. Really nice ;)




Here are the answers:

1. The product description is inside a box displayed over the product image on the product page. The whole block is actually a tabsheet. You can move any block to another place by just moving the XML definition in the layout XML. In this way you can achieve full width of the product description or move the whole tabsheet under the product image. Please contact us at support@shopshark.it for further help.

2. The related products are at the bottom of the page. You can move the whole block to another place again by changing the layout XML.

3. Both are available. The short description is unique for every product – you can put there whatever you want, promotion, etc. You also have Products Custom HTML block in the CMS which is the same for all products (can be different for different languages, stores) which you can use for sizing chart, shipping and returns, warranty information, etc.

4. Yes, its possible. With the next major release we will also include a “Brand Manager” extension which will keep everything in a single place giving you much more options.

5. Yes, it is possible, but you have to modify/customize the CSS. Or you can reuse the “accordion” block which is already available.

6. With one of the next major releases a free blog extension will be included.

6.a. No. The updated theme is published as full package. If you have applied modifications, you need to make the diff yourself. You can achieve this by applying diff between the original (before your modifications) version and the updated version that we provide. Then apply the diff-erence to your already modified files.

7. Thanks!

MeatDuck Purchased

Hello Guys,

please could you let me know how to change the product dimension on the CMS?

Thank you!


It’s very simple, every category can have different type of grid products, you can choose between single column layout to mosaic grid and their number directly on the CMS.

1. You must go in Catalog -> Manage Categories 2. Select the category -> on the right choose the 2nd Tab Display setting 3. Select the Single Column Layout to choose between Mosaic and the single column

Next: 4. In “Product Grid Mode” you can choose between 3/4/Mosaic View 5. In “Product Picture Format” you can choose between 4 types of grid format 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 1/2.

Please, let me know if you can find it.

Hello, just a quick How To about how to set the product dimension:

1. You must go in Catalog -> Manage Categories 2. Select the category -> on the right choose the 2nd Tab Display setting 3. Select the Single Column Layout to choose between Mosaic and the single column

Next: 4. In “Product Grid Mode” you can choose between 3/4/Mosaic View 5. In “Product Picture Format” you can choose between 4 types of grid format 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 1/2.

Hi guys,

how do variants look? i.e. if you have a shirt in 5 sizes and 3 colours. Could you include that in your demo or add a screenshot? I think this is a must-see for a fashion store.

Could you show the stars (rating) next or below to the product name on the landing page and the product detail page?



Here is a product with reviews and sizes:


We will add sizes and reviews to the products in the default store, since this one is really hard to find…


Thanks for the fast answer. I just wanted to buy the theme but for some reason the slider doesn’t work now in Chrome Version 28.0.1500.95 m. Is this because of the update?


We have tested it on Chrome 28.0.1500.95 but could not reproduce the problem. Could you please send us a screenshot or the actual error you get on support@shopshark.it. Thanks!

Hi, I downloaded the updated file but I can’t find the information about the slider.


Hi, because the informations included in the revolution slider PDF it’s quite hard to understand we will include in the next PDF a simple and better description how the slider it works. If you like just send us an email at: support@shopshark.it and I’ll send you the original documentation straight away.

Hi, I want to use the theme-inherent prettyPhoto script for image links other than the gallery images – for example, in cms pages, blocks, product custom html, etc.

The standard tag of [rel=”prettyPhoto”] doesn’t work. Please let me know how to utilize prettyPhoto. I didn’t find anything in the documentation.



We will also consider making this more user-friendly and adding an option to the backend for it


Thank you for your support.

I added the initialization script to the Head miscellaneous scripts and added a link with the prettyPhoto rel tag and it’s not working. If you could take a look, would be appreciated.


It is my mistake, put this script instead:

<script type=”text/javascript” charset=”utf-8”> jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery(“a[rel^=’prettyPhoto’]”).prettyPhoto(); }); </script>

I am waiting your reply. I sent request 5 days ago. Thanks.

Yes, send a request to support@shopshark.it. You need to un-comment few lines and comment another few in the layout XML


Hello Flexcommerce, the request is not a bug it’s a customization. The first line support offers you as free of charge but it’s a work that a developer must made and cannot be done in 24hrs. I just contact the second line support to see if this is already done and to sort it out before the end of the day.


Hello flexcommerce, second line is working on your customization, soon you’ll receive an email. Cheers

Hello, we understand that there is a thin line between what is considered support & customizations.

We will try help you with any type of query, but we can’t provide extensive help in terms of modifications.

For all the guys to who we offer small free of charge customizations please take in consideration that we are in a holiday season and the timing of realization are dilated compared to months where the entire workforce it’s present in the office.

Throughout the month of August will not be accepted any customization request.