Discussion on Peak: Retina Responsive WordPress Portfolio Theme

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Hey onion eye, I am interested in buying your theme but want to run some questions by you first, if that’s OK? 1. Can you add additional content on the home page (I presume I could either create a custom field or just include it in HTML, right?) 2. Can you add copy to individual project? On home page, when you click on any thumbnail, can you have a project description there too? Or is this just a gallery with caption ability?

Thanks for your comments.

onioneye

Hi there,

thank you for taking an interest in the theme!

To answer your questions:

1) You can have any page as your homepage, but the main portfolio page, that is set up on home in the demo, would require you add any of your content in the HTML.

2) Yes, you can easily add any amount of it in the individual project. (Not sure, but isn’t this question the same, or almost the same as the next one?).

3) Most certainly. You can add the project description anywhere you want within a project.

Enjoy working with the Peak theme, if you end up buying it!

Sincerely,

OnionEye

Default-user

Brilliant, thanks OnionEye. Buying the theme! :)

onioneye

You are very much welcome. Glad you decided to make the purchase! :)

Hey onioneye,

Just wanted to say this is a fantastic theme, thank you! I’m really happy with my site, the theme instructions, extras and support you offer. This is my first time building a WP site and your Peak theme made the whole experience great! You can check out the site at www.designbyblink.com.

Thanks!

onioneye

Hi Lisa,

thank you so much for the great compliments about the theme, anf for your purchase! It is always a real pleasure getting feedback from people who are satisfied with my work.

P.S. Your portfolio is looking good. :)

Sincerely,

OnionEye

Hi, how can i deactivate the mobile view? I just want the standard view for all the device, thanks.

onioneye

Hi there,

I apologize for any inconvenience this might cause you, but all support is strictly handled via a dedicated support forum, available at http://onioneye.ticksy.com/. Please head out there to submit a ticket, and my trusty support team will help you out the best way they can, in a timely manner. Also, before asking for help, please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the support policy, found on the forum’s homepage.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. :)

Looking forward to hearing from you,

OnionEye

Hi!

beautiful template. pre-sale question: We are going to create a website in Turkish. Does the template accommodate letters such as ü, ö, ? ? please advise asap. thanks!

onioneye

Hi there,

thank you for taking an interest in the theme!

As far as your question goes, Roboto, the typeface used by the theme, is one of the most famous open-source typefaces out there, designed by Google itself. As such, it supports a broad range of characters, including the ones you mentioned.

To have a look at the table of characters which Roboto supports, please visit the following link: http://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Roboto.

Hope this helps. Have fun working with the Peak theme, if you end up buying it! :)

Sincerely,

OnionEye

Hello there Is it possible to enable “video featured” in place of “featured picture” for portefolio?

onioneye

Hi there,

I am afraid I do not fully understand your question, so I would appreciate it if you could elaborate it a bit more. Thanks!

Sincerely,

OnionEye

Default-user

Sorry I’m french my english is not great, I want previews of portefolio pictures we can see on the first page, are replaced with videos

onioneye

No worries; I perfectly understand you now. The feature you are after is not available by default, I’m afraid, but it can certainly be done with a bit of customization work, that is best suited for a freelancer.

Enjoy working with the theme, if you end up buying it!

sellia Purchased

Hy OnionEye, (sorry for my bad English, I’m french)

I really like your theme and I think I buy it and I have just one question : This theme is a site OnePage?

Thank you!

onioneye

Hi sellia,

thank you for taking an interest in the Peak theme! However, I’m afraid I do not fully understand your question. Can you please try to elaborate/explain it a bit more? Thanks!

Sincerely,

OnionEye

Default-user
sellia Purchased

Sorry, I’m wondering if this modele is built in a single page (http://onepagelove.com/) but I don’t think so. Don’t worry about me, I’ve finally bought your theme and I’m working on it!

onioneye

No worries. Thank you for your explanation and for buying the theme! :)

Oh, and Peak is not a one-page site, which you guessed right.

Hi there!

Great looking theme. We just have a few questions before we buy it.

1. All image grids I see on the demo are just images, not with titles and description, so I just need to confirm if they will be available through Admin. Some of the images will need to have attached titles and description.

2. Is multi-level categorization of the images is possible? e.g. Medium>Type of Art>Collection>Individual Piece

Thank you!

onioneye

Hi there,

glad you find the theme great looking! Thank you for taking an interest in it. :)

To answer your questions:

1) I am not quite sure what you mean by that, so I would appreciate it if you could elaborate it further, by going into as many details as you can.

What exactly do you mean by titles and description, and are you by any chance referring to the portfolio items when you say “images?”

2) Yes, multi-level portfolio categorization is supported.

Sincerely,

OnionEye

Default-user

Hi,

Thank you very much for your prompt response.

1) Yes, the portfolio items needs to have a title and description associated with them. The title should be displayed in the gallery (grid) view.

Like in this page from the theme demo: http://onioneyethemes.com/peak/portfolio/vps-2/ On the top there is a grid of 8 images (or portfolio items), we need a similar view with a title below each item.

2) That would be great. However I wonder how it will look. Can you just explain if a multi-level menu will be auto-generated or separate pages will be generated for each category level?

Thanks again…

onioneye

Hi there,

you are very much welcome. :)

1) It seems that you are actually referring to the images inside the portfolio items.

Every image, be it a gallery, slider or a “regular” image, can have a title/caption assigned to it. The description text can also be put anywhere below the image or above it.

Here’s an example of a gallery with captions:

2) The menu would be auto-generated in the same manner you see in the demo now, under the “work” section. All the categories would be listed there, one after another. Separate pages for each category level would also be auto-generated.

Hope this answers your questions. Have fun working with the theme, if you end up buying it!

Sincerely,

OnionEye

Romrod Purchased

I purchased this theme on the weekend, set it up and took a closer look at it.

The documentation is well written and everything is explained well and understandable. The themes features are very limited, if you wish to change anything (fonts, colors, add a linkedIn social icon) you need basic html/CSS knowledge to codewise do it yourself, or hire a freelancer or find a plugin to achieve the changes. The theme comes with one major flaw for those who care about website performance. The theme generates thumbnails of 440px width which it scales down via CSS to 200-260px width when showing the website to visitors. The theme does that with no regard to wether or not you are viewing the website on a high resolution screen or not. Because of that the website size quickly becomes very large (in my test environment it was ~2,6mbyte, with 220px sized thumbnails it would only be ~1,2mbyte) and therefore increases the first visit loading time. Out of the box without any optimization the first visit loading time with a good internet connection took ~13sec. With plugin based optimization (smush.it, mimify, wp-caching) i was able to decrease the load time to ~10sec. But because the theme uses such large thumbnails i cannot get into the acceptable 4-6sec range, unless i choose to display less images.

The fix that was proposed via support was to manually save out appropriately sized thumbnails and overwrite the thumbnails that are automatically generated by the theme. That is a very stupid fix.

Because the theme is specifically targeted at users that wish to display images i would have expected a better handling of image sizes. I cannot recommend the purchase of this theme if you wish to display more than a handful of images and care about the actual load speed perfomance of your website.

Default-user
Romrod Purchased

for those interested to reduce image and file size, change the following values to your preference: peak > includes > portfolio.php > line 2: $desired_width = 440;

peak > functions > theme-functions.php > line 34: $editor->set_quality( 90 );

you will need to reprocess all of your images to see a change.

onioneye

Hi there,

sorry to hear you were experiencing problems with the theme. However, please be aware that there is no way to detect a retina display from the server-side (yet), so there is no perfect solution available for us developers currently.

Besides, the method I am using in the Peak theme is recommended by one of the industry leading experts, Thomas Fuchs, who has written on this topic in his “Retinafy your web sites & apps” book, available here: http://retinafy.me/.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the Peak theme is mostly targeted to small and lower medium sized portfolios, and it does a very good job of handling those, in my opinion, but is not really meant for larger sized portfolios.

Having said all that, I do understand your frustrations, but again, please be aware that I am “technically” limited in providing perfect solutions for serving appropriate thumb sizes for all screen resolutions and screen sizes. There was a big discussion going on among the industry leading giants on this topic, and it seems that the solution they came up with – the <picture> HTML5 tag – is going to solve all the problems we are having with images at the moment. However, this is still work in progress, so it might take some time until we get there.

That’s it. Please feel free to share any further concerns or feedback you have on the theme.

Thank you for your input and for using Peak.

Sincerely,

OnionEye

Hello. Your theme is very beautiful and I am interested in. I have some questions :

On the home page, is it possible de link the grid to some articles ? I mean, I want to post an article for example (like in your page “blog”) but I want to see it on the home page, like “slider”, for example). Is it possible ?

And I want also to be able to see my posts/articles by category in the menu. Is it possible to see it on the first menu (where you have “home”, “blog”, “contact”, etc.) or only on the second menu with “work”, “all”, “art direction”, etc. ?

And if it’s only possible to see the category on the second menu, is it possible to do some submenu (for example, a menu “photography” like yours, and a submenu “portrait”) ?

I hope I’m enought clear. I’m French, sorry for my English.

Thank you.

onioneye

Hi there,

glad you find the theme beautiful. Thank you for taking an interest in it! :)

To answer your questions:

1) You can publish a portfolio post and then link it to the blog post, and vice versa with the following plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/page-links-to/. The mentioned plugin allows you to direct a blog/portfolio post to any URL.

2) You can insert article/blog or any other categories in the first menu. The second one displays the portfolio categories and is auto-generated.

3) Sub-menus are available in the first menu, but not in the second one.

4) If you want the second menu to behave differently than it is right now, then some customization work would be needed of you to achieve that. This task would be best suited for a freelancer.

That’s it. Have fun working with the theme, if you end up buying it!

Sincerely,

OnionEye

Default-user

Thank you so much for these advices. The plugin is exactly what I was looking for. One more question (and hope it will be the last one) : is it possible to transform the title of the portfolio post from caps to small letters ?

onioneye

Sure thing. It only takes one line of CSS code to switch the portfolio post titles from caps to lowercase letters. :)

Hi! Nice theme. Is that easy to translate? Does the fonts that you used have Polish language special letters or I just can upload new fonts to your theme easily?

onioneye

Great news! Have fun working with the theme! :)

Default-user

Ok I bought it! I have 2 quick qestions.

1. How to create main page like this guy http://www.designbyblink.com/ When I click on portfolio it is all categories. (How create button in menu – „Portfolio”?). And how to set portfolio as a start page.

2. How to set social media icons and „search” to the right side, like this guy have.

onioneye

Hey,

thanks for the purchase! :) Please make your way over to the official support forum at http://onioneye.ticksy.com/, where all the after-purchase support is offered, and my agents will be happy to assist you! Just make sure you open a ticket with your questions, and they will be answered.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Sincerely,

OnionEye

yaron86 Purchased
can i use the plugin “Easy digital downloads” with the theme?: https://easydigitaldownloads.com/
onioneye

Hi there,

Peak is not an e-commerce theme, so the following plugin isn’t tested with it, but you are free to try it out at any time.

Sincerely,

OnionEye

Love working with this theme! Just need to change a few things and cannot quite figure out how to…

In the Portfolio… can I change ‘Work’ to ‘Roster’? Can I also change ‘Skills’ to ‘Category’ and ‘Client’ to ‘Vendor’?

Thanks!

onioneye

Hi there,

I apologize for any inconvenience this might cause you, but all support is strictly handled via a dedicated support forum, available at http://onioneye.ticksy.com/. Please head out there to submit a ticket, and my trusty support team will help you out the best way they can, in a timely manner. Also, before asking for help, please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the support policy, found on the forum’s homepage.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. :)

Looking forward to hearing from you,

OnionEye

Hey there, I would like to buy your theme but I was wondering if I can add the following: 1. Blog posts to the homepage grid instead of images 2. Could the description be longer? Like, right now there’s only room for a title, but I’d like to have the blog post title + a short description. 3. A side bar? Thank a lot :)

onioneye

Hi there,

thanks for taking an interest in the theme!

The blog will be on the homepage by default, but as far as I understood, you want the blog posts to have the same styling as the portfolio grid? If this is true, then all of your desired features would require some customization work, which shouldn’t be a tough task for a freelancer at all.

Let me know if you have any further questions.

Sincerely,

OnionEye

Can you tell me if I can have multiple pages like the demo’s home page – I want to have sections for my site each with a navigation page like the demo’s home page.

If this doable? If yes, how?

Thanks – nice theme! Stuart

onioneye

Hi Stuart,

glad you find the theme nice! :)

As far as your question goes, the portfolio items can be separated by categories on different pages, without displaying all of the items on a single portfolio page, thus giving an impression of having multiple portfolios. However, true multiple portfolios, with a different set of categories belonging to each and every one of them, are unfortunately not available out of the box, but this can certainly be achieved with some customization work, which is best suited for a freelancer.

Have fun working with the theme, if you end up buying it!

Sincerely,

OnionEye

Can i remove the info button on the upper left corner on the homepage? Thanks.

Ah, ok. I found the answer in your forum. Thanks anyway for the very nice theme.

onioneye

Hi there,

I apologize for any inconvenience this might cause you, but all support is strictly handled via a dedicated support forum, available at http://onioneye.ticksy.com/. Please head out there to submit a ticket, and my trusty support team will help you out the best way they can, in a timely manner. Also, before asking for help, please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the support policy, found on the forum’s homepage.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. :)

Looking forward to hearing from you,

OnionEye

onioneye

EDIT: glad you managed to find a way to remove the button.

Thanks for the compliment about the theme, by the way! :)

buzzi432 Purchased

Run this template also with PHP 5.5?

onioneye

Hey there,

most improvements in PHP 5.5.x have no impact on the previous version, so you shouldn’t have any problems with running the theme with it.

Sincerely,

OnionEye

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