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Hi there, looks great. I have one question. I haven’t seen it in the demo, but since I like the theme so much I ask just to be sure. I am looking for a theme to show (and sell) second hand furniture. therefore i need to be able to show pictures with below some text (max 3 sentences). So a gallery with text, and if you click on a pic, there will be a box wit the pic with more text and possibility to put more pics…

is that possible in this theme? Thanks!

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Nat!

Sorry for the delayed response – Mondays are usually nuts for me :)

It actually looks like you might have made some progress on this since posting this ticket… can you confirm? Let me know if you have any questions though! I’m usually here every weekday and at http://makedesign.ticksy.com

Cheers! B

natnaus
natnaus Purchased

Hi B,

Thanks for the reply, now i reply late..it is fixed indeed, but niw having some problems with other things. I will report it on the ticketsite! Have a nice weekend! Nat

MDNW
MDNW Author

Thanks Nat! I’ll keep an eye out for the ticket over there :) B

Hiya,

Thinking of buying this. Would you happen to have a handful of example blogs using this theme? Just want to get a quick taste of the possibilities.

Cheers, Bryan

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Bryan!

Unfortunately I don’t keep a list of these because of privacy concerns with clients (not everyone wants their site shared with the public when it’s still under development). If I get anyone to volunteer this I’ll be glad to share it though!

B

adwoa13 Purchased

Hi Brandon,

I downloaded this a couple of days ago and have tried multiple times to upload it to Wordpress. However, everytime I do, it gets as far as saying ‘unpacking the package’ and no further. I left it overnight and still no luck. All the Wordpress forums say I have to come back to you for help with this…. Happy to send you a screenshot if that helps, but ideally need to get this show on the road asap!

Thanks :)

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Ad!

Hmmm – my best guess would be that you got a corrupted download. Try re-downloading the file. If the unpacking error persists, try contacting your webhost as this may be a simple permissions error :)

B

Hi, Reason looks great, and I’m interested in using it with WP, but before I do – as I’m a complete beginner – can I ask a question, please.

I’ve looked at the demo on Chrome, Safari and Firefox to see what and get slightly different results from the slider each time. Using Safari it looks perfect; with Firefox it’s not quite so smooth, and with Chrome it appears to judder as each new slide settles. I’m wondering if anyone else has experienced this, and whether it’s something I can do anything about?

Also, could you clarify for me what’s meant by touch sensitive on the slider: is that the swipe effect on an iPad/iPhone or tapping on the arrows?

Cheers M

MDNW
MDNW Author

Thanks M! I’ll check into this then in the next update session – Hopefully I’ll find a fix to smooth it out on all machines :) B

Default-user

Hi

Bought the theme at the end of August, and it looks great. No slider issues, thanks!

A couple of questions, though, as a beginner… I know you update regularly, and I’d like to keep up but I can’t read the file How To Make Updates included in the download. I assume grabbing the updated file and upload are the same as the original installation – is there anything else to be aware of?

Also, now that I’ve changed the tophat colour and footer, I’d like to change the general background and have done it so far by uploading a block of colour as a background image but is there a more straight forward way somewhere within Theme Options?

Lastly, I’d like to trial a few changes to the fonts, and lines in the menu area. Could you point me to where I find the defaults so I can follow the existing details before contemplating any changes.

Thanks very much Matt

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Matt!

Updates are usually pretty simple – grab the new version, upload it (keep a backup of the original), resave any settings that might not have transferred like theme options or menus, and that’s about it :) There’s a FAQ on moving up to 2.0 here: http://makedesign.ticksy.com/faq/323

For the fonts – all of the defaults are in the typography-xxx.css files in the assets/stylesheets folder, but I also recommend using Typekit.com to mod out the fonts as it doesn’t really require any actual coding beyond copy/pasting a snippet :)

B

Hope that helps! B

Hi. Great theme! Just a couple caveats… doesn’t seem to have been fixed with the latest update:

1) With numbered pagination selected in Theme Options > Front Page, a button appears on the right side of the browser window when previewing the actual site. (I see it on your demo halfway down the first page on the right). This button (acts like a previous posts button) forces the browser window to have a left/right scroll. When I select Previous/Next in pagination this mysterious button disappears.

2) With Previous/Next set in pagination, clicking the “Previous Posts” button in site preview goes to /page/2/. This new page only displays a “Previous Posts” button again (no ‘Newer Posts’ for example). Clicking Previous Posts again does not lead you to page/3/ – it reloads page 2.

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Cam!

First – let me know what version you’re on – we’ve been tweaking and refining the pagination over the last couple updates, and the latest was released just a day or two ago (2.0.3)

1. Crazy! I hadn’t noticed that the WP-Paginate plugin was adding that – I’ll check it out and squash that in the weekly update. :)

2. Correct… WP introduced a new “bug” in version 3.4 that blocks normal pagination behavior using the default WP function for pagination when you are on a page template. This sucks, WordPress is fully aware of the issue… until then, the WP-Paginate plugin is actually the workaround. This isn’t an issue for everyone – some people have success with setting their Permalinks to the “Default” setting, flushing their old permalinks, and tweaking caching plugin settings.

Hope this helps! B

Default-user

Hi B, I’m on the latest version – just downloaded it yesterday (Aug 27).

I understand about the pagination – it’s just more of a heads up so your theme is perfect.

Thanks again

MDNW
MDNW Author

Ahh! Thanks a ton Cam – I’ll have the patch for that errant button out in the weekly update – as for the other, it’s a work in progress, but hopefully we’ll have an official patch from WP soon enough :) B

This theme looks fantastic. Quick question. In the slider that showcases 3 images at once with each click, is it possible to showcase 2 images at a time, or 1 image at a time?

MDNW
MDNW Author

Yep :) You can pick any number from 1-15, along with the transition style and a number of other customizing options.

Cheers! B

Hi. Great theme and thank you for all the support. I’ve got a couple newbie q’s, however. One, how do I go about changing my responsive menu slider color (in the demo it’s red, but in mine it’s grey)? Two, Is it possible to change the slider? In Shapeshifter1 I noticed it was all fancy and in two it’s been simplified. I’m hoping to get some fade action here. Three, is it possible to put the Welcome Banner above the slider and three welcome boxes, or is it stuck below? My domain: http://www.alchemyondemand.com

Thanks! -H

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Rincon!

Sorry for the weekend delay :)

1. Just select a hyperlink color in the Theme Options panel – it’ll use that color.

2. That’s mostly because the old ShapeShifter theme used Flash for the slider, which isn’t supported on mobile devices. More device support = less fancy features.

3. Sure! that’s a theme mod, so you can either make the change yourself in header.php or hit up one of the dudes at http://freelancers.mdnw.net

Cheers! B

Hi!

I really like your theme, but as I’m a complete beginner let me ask you a few questions…!

First of, can I add the facebook “Like” in my blog posts? Or anywhere else? Same question for twitter.

I'd like to have in the same line where you read "0 comments" and tags, its social "impact". Is it possible? I have no idea of shortcodes and html...!

Thank you.

Marina

Default-user

Thank you! I have just purchased it and I really like it : ) Easy to manage. I have another question. I’m trying to link my profile picture with gravatar, but it doesn’t work. How can I do it? When I’m writing a post my image is blank. Thank you!

Default-user

I just founded how it works!! Thank you anyway.

MDNW
MDNW Author

Thanks for the update Marina! B

Pulsatus Purchased

Howdy, how do you implement the responsive document viewer, as shown in the reason preview?

Thanks alot, this is rad!

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Puls!

Grab the Shortcodes Ultimate plugin, then just insert it using their shortcode manager in each post/page :)

B

Pulsatus
Pulsatus Purchased

I found it, it is in the insert shortcode function

Hey thanks for the swift return. I was looking to tell you I found it, but you beat me to it on the comments.

Cheers!

Hello a couple of pre-purchase questions

- I know the theme has skins, but is it possible to configure some individual colour elements (eg change header colours etc.).

- I may have missed it in the description, but is it possible to use other fonts? I like the theme a lot, but would need to use sans fonts ideally, not serif throughout.

Thanks

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Torn!

Yep! The latest version of the theme allows you to control the background color of each major element on the site (tophat, background, footer, subfooter).

Yep! You can either use Typekit.com or the WP-Google fonts plugin to manage that stuff… combined there are 10,000+ fonts to pick from ;)

Cheers! B

Hi again,

Thank you for the responses. One quick question, though. It appears that I’m having trouble adding portfolio items to my pages. I create filterable posts just like the instructions dictate, but none appear on my homepage. Is there some check-box I’m missing or something? Thanks again – by far the best theme out there. http://www.alchemyondemand.com
MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Rincon!

That’s dependent on what you’re using as the homepage… got a link that I can check out?

Thanks! B

Hey B,

Here’s the link: http://www.alchemyondemand.com

I’ve got two posts filed under Copywriting Content and nothing appears on the landing page. Thanks again for any help!

-H

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya H!

Keep in mind that you can’t use the Blog page templates on the scrolling section of the site (WP doesn’t allow us to use page templates inside page templates) – so you’d need to add this page to the traditional menu space :)

B

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caravato Purchased

Hello, I purchased the theme, but I do not know how to put multiple images within the same, as a subgallery, nor put videos on portfolio

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Cara!

The lightbox gallery on the portfolio will simply grab any images that you upload to the post. For videos, use the Custom Lighbox URL field. To set the thumbnail, just set an image as the “featured image” for that post :)

B

vitabril Purchased

Hi,

Piggybacking on Pit2’s question, could you please post the css for removing the stripe-blog next to the title? Thanks!

“Pit2 says: Hi, nice modern beautiful theme! Before I purchase it some (geek) questions, sorry for that…

Am I right thinking that it is possible to remove the stripe-blog next to the title in blog/pages and the date/comments/category-line in all posts?”

MDNW
MDNW Author

Sure!

h2.title, h1.title {
    background: url("none") none !important;
}

Cheers! B

Hey there,

I was wondering if you could help me out with a minor tweak that I’ve been stuck on for the last few hours.

How does one go about changing the set width to the featured image in the blog post excerpt? I’ve dove into all related .php and .css files and I’ve turned up nothing. I was able to set the height to 200px but the width just wont budge.

Any info on this would be great thank you!

Taylor

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Taylor!

This is being set from the element-excerpt.php file using the standard column for that image space… so to change it, you just need to change the # of columns assigned to it via the class of it’s parent. Keep in mind that if you add/subtract columns there, you also need to subtract/add the corresponding amount from the main excerpt column as well :)

Cheers! B

I was really happy with this theme but I HATE the way the comments look and I can’t figure out how to change it to the default Wordpress with Jetpack.me plugin

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi Stephanie!

I dropped ya a reply about an hour ago at the support forum, but I’ll re-iterate here: We’re using the native WP comments function to load these, so to get them to look like something else using a plugin, you’ll actually need to contact that individual plugin author’s support forum :) In this case, I’m pretty sure Jetpack has a help page – I haven’t really messed with the Jetpack plugin myself, but they’d technically be the guys to go to here as we’re using all plain vanilla comments functions.

Cheers! B

caravato Purchased

I still can put videos, when I put the url of the video in the lightbox to open space remains loading and never appears

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Caravato!

Got a link that I can peek at on this one?

Thanks! B

sortiv Purchased

Hi Brandon!

I posted three months ago with a pagination issue. Essentially ‘previous posts’ only takes us to page 2 of posts, and entering ‘3’ manually into the url works fine, but no pagination from the home page. Basically I was procrastinating on relaunching my blog, so I didn’t open a ticket then.

Sorry for the delay, but I have now opened a ticket. Thanks in advance! Your work is fantastic, sir.

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Sortiv!

This one’s been sorted out and tracked down to a core WP bug with page templates. We’re still waiting for a fix from them, but until then, the 2.0.3 version has some fixes in place using a new pagination plugin. You can always set your Settings > Permalinks to the Default setting to bypass their funky bug :)

Cheers! B

Default-user
sortiv Purchased

Brandon, thanks so much for the quick reply. I’ve tinkered with the theme a bit, and I believe if I upload 2.03 straight away I’ll wipe those customizations out (correct?). Is there a specific part of 2.03 that I can implement to fix the pagination issue, without doing the full upgrade? Thanks again.

Jordan

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Sortiv,

Yep, if you messed with any of the actual template or CSS files, updating will wipe out your updates :)

The updates unfortunately cover lots/all of the files though, so there’s no really just one file that you can update for the pagination as we integrating an entirely new template for the pagination fix. That’s sorta where using a child-theme as a foundation for edits can be useful.

Hope that answer at least helps explain the scenario for ya! B

Hi,

I love the theme – it’s really slick…

There a couple of things I’d love to change, and can’t seem to find how to… I am a bit of a noob at this stuff.

1. The Tags are too big and clunky – what options do I have to make them smaller/ text only/ or exclude them from the front page?

2. The front page caption that comes under the logo… When I put text in this section, it seems to add too much padding – so creates a lot of blank real estate, that makes it very bare on an iphone… How do I go about changing this? Also is it possible to change the font in this section?

I was also wondering how the menus work – I haven’t quite figured out what has to be deactivated in your theme options, and how the 2 menus work…

Thanks for your help! :)

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Bat!

Keep in mind you can always hit up the guys at http://freelancers.mdnw.net for additional help if you ever have big questions, but I’ll be glad to help with these a bit.

1. Add this to your custom CSS panel:

.tags a {
    margin: 4px 2px 0 0;
    padding: 1px 5px;
}

2. Got a link that I can peek at? For the actual font, the CSS selector is ”.feature”, and you can use that with basic CSS or over at Typekit.com when you are picking out custom fonts :)

Cheers! B

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