38 comments found

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Before purchasing, is it possible to add icons above the portfolio titles on the homepage?

For instance, the first image displays (on hover) “Icons”, I would like to display the following:

“Icon of a floppy disk”

“Text: Floppy disk”

Do you think this is possible using the already plugged in FontAwesome?

deanmccann

Hi – it’s certainly possible, but you are going to have to get your hands dirty and access the template code to customize the theme to achieve this.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years

Hello, This theme is very nice! I wonder how possible it is to customize which “thumbnails” are shown in the bottom of each individual portfolio item’s page, at the moment it appears to display all. Also, is it sortable by category? Meaning, could I have the left/right arrows in the header show only within a category of a portfolio type? Lastly, could I set-up sub-menus for portfolio projects as sidebar widgets on the portfolio item’s page? Basically I’d love to understand better how the back is structured and organized before purchasing. Thanks!

deanmccann

Hi, thank you – the answer is yes, all of the above is possible through customization of the code in the theme templates.

Default-user

Great, and the thumbnails images on the portfolio, are they automatically cropped? Meaning if uploading a picture of a different aspect ratio, would it be cropped to the uniform rectangle?

deanmccann

Hi – you can upload featured images of any size for your portfolio items and the grid template will scale them to fit – just as long as they are all the same size. For example, the demo site uses featured image sizes of 960×760

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

How come whenever I upload a logo (instead of just text as the logo) the menu on the right side changes. For example, the font-size goes up to 32 and the menu icon (which is displayed if you resize the browser or visit via phone) doesn’t display anymore.

Can we fix this?

deanmccann

Hi there, I have already released a fix for this issue, if you download the latest update from your ThemeForest account and update your theme this will resolve the problem. Thanks!

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Another question. What if I set the big image that is displayed when you view a portfolio item to display: none. Now, I want to add some images WITHIN the white block of text, by adding media through the Edit portfolio item. Images don’t show up. Why is that? I can’t add any images?

deanmccann

Hi, please email your support questions via my dedicated support email and I will get back to you fully with more information.

Thanks!

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Also, is there no posibility to add buttons or columns through a Shortcode-plugin?

deanmccann

Hi, please email your support questions via my dedicated support email and I will get back to you fully with more information.

Thanks!

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Is there any integration with Contact Form 7?

deanmccann

Hi, please email your support questions via my dedicated support email and I will get back to you fully with more information.

Thanks!

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

Hello,

I like your theme very much – a couple of pre-purchase questions:

- I have a grid of 9 images (3 by 3) that I need to place on my homepage. Is that possible instead of a row of 4 across as in your demo?

- My logo is quite a bit larger than yours. Will the header bar expand as needed?

- Can I make that header bar white instead of black?

Thanks! Pam

deanmccann

Hi Pam, thanks for your comment. Here are your answers…

1. Yes, it is possible to add a small amendment to the css in the theme to display a grid of 3×3 images on the homepage. When you purchase the theme, please email support and I will send you the css and instructions on how to add this to the theme.

2. Yes, the theme accommodates larger logo sizes.

3. Yes, in the theme options you can simple change the header to any color you wish.

Many thanks again,

Dean

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years
R1ves Purchased

I’ve purchased this theme and I’m very happy with it. The setup was very easy and the support has been fantastic. I’ve had almost immediate replies to my questions. Couldn’t have asked for more.

deanmccann

Thank you! That’s really great to hear, and I appreciate your feedback. Glad you are enjoying Orb!

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years
rgb0928 Purchased

Hello, When i add new portfolio posts, they are displaying on the home page spaced out can you please help me resolve this issue

deanmccann

Hi, thanks for purchasing Orb. Please email details of your issue with a screenshot or more information via my dedicated support email and I will get back to you fully with more information.

Many thanks!

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years
rgb0928 Purchased

what are the dimensions of the Homepage Tagline Background?

deanmccann

Hi, thanks for purchasing Orb. Please send your questions via my dedicated support email and I will get back to you fully with more information.

Many thanks!

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years

Hi, I’m looking to buy this theme but I have ome questions…it’s possible to add a filter in the portfolio home about the categories of the projects??...and question two, it’s possible to change the menu position of menu in the bottom page?

thanks in advance!

deanmccann

Hi, here are the answers to your questions…

1. There isn’t a filterable portfolio template included in this theme.

2. Yes, it is possible to add support for additional custom menus in the theme. I can provide this information on request after you have purchased the theme, just drop me an email to my designated support email and ill get straight back to you with more info.

Thanks!

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

Hi, I am considering buying this theme, but have a few questions on possible customizations:

- can I disable the hover over behaviors?

- can the image dimensions on the featured section, post carousel, main page, search/category results page, the post page be made a square without ruining the overall aesthetic?

Thanks so much

deanmccann

Hi, here are the answers to your questions….

1. Yes, you can disable the hover styles easily with a small snippet of css. Please email support after you have purchased and ill get back to you with more info.

2. Not sure I fully understand your question? All image sizes can be changed to your own dimensions. For the grid templates you will need to ensure your featured images are all the same size!

Thanks!

Default-user

Ok thanks! All my images are square and I just don’t want to see them cropped into rectangles at any point in the theme

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

great theme! :) one of the nicest portfolio themes i found around here

before purchasing – is it possible to insert a gallery like this http://demo.courtyardthemes.com/orb/portfolio/logos/ on the frontpage instead of the welcome text?

thanks!

deanmccann

Hi, thanks for the kind words!

Yes it is possible. But not with the Grid Template. You could create a new page using the full width template here http://demo.courtyardthemes.com/orb/full-width/ insert your gallery then assign it as your homepage in the reading settings.

Hope that helps!

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

Hi Dean, very nice theme, congrats!

Is there a limit for the number of items I can post? Also, is the homepage infinite scroll?

Thanks a bunch

deanmccann

Hi, thanks for the kind words!

There is no limit to the number portfolio items you can post, post as many or as little as you like!

No infinite scroll, the theme uses on scroll reveal animations using scrollReveal.js

Hope that helps!

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
c4Lw0_ Purchased

Hello

Is it possible to link the thumbnails in the grid layout to other websites instead open a local wordpress page?

Thanks for answering my question!

deanmccann

Hi, thanks for purchasing Orb.

Unfortunately it is not possible to link portfolio featured images to external urls. You can provide external links in the posts custom URL field.

I will take this into consideration for future updates to the theme.

Many thanks!

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
pstonej Purchased

Folks, I don’t recommend the template. It’s by far the most difficult one I’ve ever worked with. I’ll admit it looks good, which is why I bought it, but customizing this thing is a pain. Support is vague and questions never really explored or answered. Most developers will post answers directly in the comments, this guy doesn’t and likes to keep things restricted to personal emails. I’d look elsewhere for your portfolio.

deanmccann

Hi, I am surprised at your comment as this is contrary to the feedback I have been receiving from users of the theme. If you would like to contact me directly about any particular issues you are having, I would be more than happy to help you.

Did you actually send any requests for support? I assure you that I personally address every support request myself directly and answer queries fully with users, always following up on issues until resolved. I have also been maintaining and updating this theme on a regular basis in response to feedback I have received- please see the Change log.

Due to time differences, turnaround times for support requests can be expected usually inside 24/48 hrs. but most often within a few hours of receipt. Email is preferred method at present, as it is easier to communicate directly with users who may need to provide screenshots or details further investigation to fully understand and address any problems. It also allows me to provide more personal levels of customer service, which many of my users appreciate.

I would like to reiterate that support for my items includes:

1. Responding to questions or problems regarding the item and its features 2. Fixing bugs and reported issues 3. Providing updates to ensure compatibility with new software versions

Item support does not include:

1. Customization and installation services 2. Support for third party software and plug-ins

Thanks, Dean

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

Hi,

Just purchased this theme. Within wordpress there is no link in the nav that says ‘Portfolio ->Add New Portfolio’

Any ideas?

Thanks

deanmccann

Hi thanks for purchasing Orb!

You need to install the portfolio plugin that comes packaged with the theme files. You will find it located in the /lib/ directory of the zipped folder. Once it has been installed you will see the portfolio section appear on the WordPress admin.

Also, I do recommend you read the documentation provided fully as this answers most common set-up queries with the theme.

Thanks!

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

HI, I’m thinking of buying the theme, but have several questions.

1. For portfolio single-project pages, can we remove the back and forward arrows?

2. For portfolio single-item pages, can we remove the bottom thumbnails? (basically just make the page dedicated to a single project only.

3. For thumbnail rollover, can we remove the effect of image scaling? I’d just want to have the thumbnail grey out with type only.

4. Can we remove or modify the “blackout/fade-in” effect while loading another page?

5. Lastly, in the nav menu, can we change “Home” to “Projects”?

I’m trying to get something like this: http://www.edenspiekermann.com/projects

Thanks!

deanmccann

Hi, yes all of the above is possible through some simple css modifications and using native WordPress features to change the navigation menu.

When you purchase the theme please contact support and I will send you the necessary instructions required to customise the theme and set it up per your requirements.

Thanks!

Default-user

Cool!

Oh, also, can we duplicate the home page (and remove the “intro” text) so that it’s just the thumbnails to be used as portfolio page?

Thanks

deanmccann

Yes, in the theme options you have the choice to include a grid page tagline.

If you decide to leave it blank, the template will not display that area by default.

Also, it is possible to change the grid template to display a row of 3 portfolio items instead of 4.

Thanks!

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