Discussion on ShapeShifter 2 : Responsive, Flexible, One Page

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  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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Hi,

Great theme!

Is there a particular way I need to add .swf files that play in a ligh tbox? I can’t get that happening.

Thanks, Todd

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Todd – Where are you trying to launch the lightbox from? If it’s a portfolio item for instance, you can just put the URL to the SWF inside the Custom Lightbox URL for that post. Otherwise, for an inline link, that markup looks like this:

<a href="yourswf.swf" data-rel="prettyPhoto"> Your Link </a>

:) B

Default-user

Hi, thanks for the quick reply.

I’m trying to add the .swf to a portfolio item. The lightbox opens but the file won’t play. here is the page toddaustin.com.au/?p=344

Also, on my portfolio page the posts aren’t displaying properly. Items are pushed down and sometimes overlap the text from the post above. http://toddaustin.com.au/?page_id=15

Any idea on these problems?

Thanks, Todd

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Todd – I’m not a Flash Expert, but my gut says that this is an issue with how the file was either saved (perhaps it needs an auto-play property?) or that you might need to add an extra parameter to the end to set the height/width and tell it to autoplay. Check out this page for details on how to add parameters to the SWF URL : http://www.no-margin-for-errors.com/projects/prettyphoto-jquery-lightbox-clone/

Cheers! B

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marselen Purchased

Hi,

Thank you for such a great theme. I’m clearly new to css and html, but am trying to make the sidebar menu the same font as the rest of the body. I see that it’s strong, but am trying to understand how I can change that.

Am also looking to modify the vertical position of the sidebar menu so that it is at a specific position relative to the top of the page.

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks again.

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Marselen – These are all CSS tweaks for the most part. Add these to your Theme Options > Skin (or Styling) Options > Custom CSS field and adjust the values as necessary:

.sf-menu strong{font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;}
.sf-menu span{font-size: 18pt; font-weight: bold;}
#section-sidebar{padding-top: 40px;}

:) B

Default-user
marselen Purchased

Thank you for getting back to me!

MDNW
MDNW Author

Anytime! B

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I just updated / installed the latest wordpress update and now when I log in I only see a page not found? I don’t have any access to “Dashboard” at all. My site still works though:

www.hppymdm.com

Thanks, Tim

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Tim – this could be a faulty file upload… do you have access to FTP on your site? And don’t be afraid to use our new support ticket system over at http://makedesign.ticksy.com :)

Cheers! Brandon

Default-user

You were right. It was a faulty file upload. You rock Brandon!

Thanks, Tim

MDNW
MDNW Author

Good to know! That happens more often than you might imagine – they’re big files, so a single corrupted or mis-transferred file can screw things up :) B

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jimiwes Purchased

Hello,

Thanks for your support, as building out from these WordPress themes can be interesting to say the least :)

My question is this: When you land at my website (jimiwes.com/wpdemo) you cannot see the Instagram feed underneath the Twitter feed (which is underneath the Navigation Menu), UNLESS you re-size the page manually. It will then allow you to scroll up and down and see everything.

How do you configure the page so it scrolls all the way down and up when it loads initially?

Thanks.

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Jim!

Got a link that I can peek at?

Thanks! B

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jimiwes Purchased

Hi. Try www.jimiwes.com , I’ve just made the demo site live.

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Jim – You’re using the Traditional Menu, not the scrolling menu that’s set up from the Theme Options panel :) The traditional menu doesn’t slide – the scrolling one does (but you can’t use page templates inside it).

Cheers! B

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jimiwes Purchased

Hi (again),

Another thing I noticed is that sometimes when switching between Categories or Pages (in the Nav menu), sometimes the entire webpage reloads and sometimes just the one frame reloads (nav menu stays intact).

Is there a way to force only the one frame to load? So the whole site doesn’t have to go blank and then come back up?

Thanks.

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Jim! There are no frames in use here – that’s just a browser behavior that sometimes doesn’t re-load the rendered sidebar ;) Not a lot that you can do about that without recoding the entire design to use AJAX loading methods.

B

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Hi, on the demo site, the Traditional Menu > Starter Skins > Light doesn’t work. How does the light look? Are the top and bottom black bars white?

ron

MDNW
MDNW Author

Thanks for the heads up – I’ll patch that right away – the black bars are still black, the styling is just more simple. That said, the top and bottom bars are super easy to make white using the Theme Options panel :) B

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mlblocks Purchased

B-

Quick question. I have a Portfolio page with images only and now I want a blog page with just blog posts. The blog page I created is pulling in the portfolio posts as well. How can I just have blog posts on the blog page?

Currently my blog page looks like this

http://philadelphiacorporateheadshots.net/blog/

Thanks!

John

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi John!

The best way to do this is to have the blog posts filed under a parent category called “Blog” and the image-based posts filed under a parent category named “Portfolio” – then you can just use the category filters on each page to show just the ones you want :)

B

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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Hello, I’m considering purchasing this theme. Can I use a video in place of the image slider? THanks!

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi Maddox – Nope, but you can launch a video from the slider inside a responsive lightbox ;)

B

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Hi,

I was upload the pictures in the welcome section under Option tree for the Front Page Image Slider, but no chances to see something out of the slider in the preview. I am sure I was made something wrong – but not figure what ? It Is possible you help me out? Thanks !

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi Marius!

I’m not sure what you’re asking here as your sentence doesn’t quite make sense… make sure your Settings > Reading panel is set to “Your Latest Posts” to disclay the welcome slider though ;)

B

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Hi,

thanks for info – all perfect working now,

MDNW
MDNW Author

Excellent! B

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Brandon,

The slide has been acting funny on my main page. Mostly not working at all in FF14 . On IE and Chrome the back and forward buttons show up on cursor over but it is not times. Any ideas?

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Nycto!

I haven’t received any other reports of this… and FF14 is still beta, so that could be an issue. What specifically are you seeing in the other browsers?

B

  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

Does this theme support Post Formats? (Quote, Status, Aside, etc..)

Whats the easiest way to set this up?

MDNW
MDNW Author

Nope :) We use standard blog posts with meta-boxes, that’s it (this is actually the best way to approach this type of stuff as it protects your content from being lost if you switch themes later).

Cheers! B

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darko156 Purchased

Where can i edit the Category template? I can’t find /archive.php or /category.php in the theme files.

Thanks

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Darko!

It’s all using the index.php fallback right now – we’ll be releasing some custom archive and category templates in upcoming versions :)

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darko156 Purchased

I have find a solution, i don’t know why i didn’t try it in the first place. I used the portfolio template ;).

Now i have a question for the portfolio template. Is it possible to make different view a default view? Instead of “grid” to make “hybrid” the default one?

If yes, pls tell me where can i change that.

This is where i’m using the theme – http://newmedia.mk Thanks, Darko

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Looks like it could be a nice theme but the live demo isn’t working?

MDNW
MDNW Author

Just updating it – it’s back up now :) B

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td2 Purchased

HI there,

Just bought your theme and excited to put it together! I’ve started fleshing out the pages but when I started to customize for logo, etc, I started to have problems. I believe the option tree even though installed, is not working. A screenshot can be found here of my dashboard: http://imgur.com/lgoZ5

As you can see, there are no options available to change logo. The theme documentation seems to believe I should be able to customize so I’m at a loss.

Also, I am confused as to the different menus. I am trying to set up that cool scrolling bar menu but it won’t work. The setup doc says: “Note that page template (discussed later) are will not function inside the scrolling section.” What does “page template” mean? Do you mean “page default” template? Can you please advise? I also have some weird formatting where there should be a menu, there is an extra line. I tried setting up two menus and putting the same pages in each so that I could see the difference and only one shows up.

Please see my site at: http://www.gretchenpurser.com/

Thanks so much!

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya MPW !

Grab the new version (it went up just a few hours ago) and try again – the brand new version of OptionTree that came out yesterday required us to update all of our themes :)

And don’t be afraid to use our new support ticket system over at http://makedesign.ticksy.com :)

Cheers! Brandon

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td2 Purchased

Hi Brandon, Thanks for your quick reply. I’ll do that. Will it fix my other issues as well? They are not option tree related…Thanks!!

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td2 Purchased

Hi again, I had to delete the theme and reinstall (said the file already existed and it would not activate theme). The new theme is in but now even though Option Tree is activated, it’s no longer showing up in the admin. I activated, deactivated and nothing. AND theme options have nothing either. I’m stumped. Please advise.

Also, as the theme options never looked right, it won’t let me “reload XML ” as in your directions.

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya MPW ! I’m re-writing the new documentation as we speak – as I mentioned a bit ago, the OptionTree plugin updated to version 2.0 relatively unexpectedly this week and most of us theme authors are scrambling to catch up with the fact that they basically bricked our themes… I just did a test-install of all my themes this morning though and everything seems to be up and running again.

Let’s have ya file a ticket at http://makedesign.ticksy.com with a login so I can help out :)

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td2 Purchased

Wow, that sucks about the unexpected option tree update. Sorry you have to deal with this on a weekend. :(

I started a ticket privately on the support ticket system. It’s ticket number Ticket #6423. It includes all login details. :)

Thank you!!

MDNW
MDNW Author

No sweat, that’s the name of the game and I’m committed to making sure my themes work as expected. Sorry about the hassle – I’ll be on call at Ticksy to help out all morning :) B

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ekmedia Purchased

Hi,

Due to the option-tree plugin update, I have downloaded the theme again and still cannot seem to get this working. Im no longer asked to install the option tree plugin and even with a manual install I receive the following errors on the Theme Option page :

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/public_html/wp-content/themes/shapeshifter-2/option-tree/includes/ot-settings-api.php on line 179

Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/public_html/wp-content/themes/shapeshifter-2/option-tree/includes/ot-settings-api.php:179) in /home/public_html/wp-includes/option.php on line 563

Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/public_html/wp-content/themes/shapeshifter-2/option-tree/includes/ot-settings-api.php:179) in /home/public_html/wp-includes/option.php on line 564

I have tried complete fresh installs on everything (inc. WP) .... is this a me thing or a you thing ?

Peas.

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Ek – We’re still waiting for ThemeForest to update the files to their new version today – file a ticket at http://makedesign.ticksy.com and I can send you the latest copy directly though :)

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