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

Also, trying to figure out good sizing for the homepage slideshow image files and can’t seem to get it so the images are not blurry. Is there a good width/height combo I should be saving the images as to be optimized for the slideshow?

e404
e404 Author

The slider has the width of 930 px and the height set in the theme options (Theme Options -> Home Page Options -> Slider Height). Please note that images are automatically resized for the slider.

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

Hi, great theme. I have just purchased it. I am having problems loading the sample content file to reload the template. I have followed the instructions in the documentaion but I am unclear as to which file to select to upload. Wordpress upload has been proving temperamental so am uploading using FileZilla. Any help would be gratefully received. Many thanks in advance

e404
e404 Author

You can find the sample content file (shinytheme.2012-03-12.xml) in the ‘sample content’ folder.

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

Is there a way to disable the post date in the recent post shortcode? I’ve tied this theme into a calendar and would prefer event dates to display in recent posts with the JPEGs rather than the date the event was originally posted.

e404
e404 Author
There is no option to turn this date off, but you can try to add the following code to the Custom CSS box (Theme Options -> Styling Options):
.fancy_date { display: none; }
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Worked thank you so much :)

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Thanks, that worked a treat. I had not ticked the box to download file and attachments. Thank you for your prompt response.

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ekajatik Purchased

Just purchased, great looking theme (would love it responsive but can’t have everything I guess). One major problem however is that it will not install. Cannot upload the zip (yes, have unzipped already and am uploading the internally zipped file) and am getting a “are you sure you want to do this” message from wordpress installer, which then takes me back to the install page. I can ftp the unzipped folder which appears coorectly in the wp admin themes list, but activation throws an error and the preview shows a blank screen. Using WP 3 .3.1.

Error message is : “http://www.<mysitename>.com/development/wp-admin/themes.php?action=activate&template=shiny&stylesheet=shiny&_wpnonce=28c4c32d55. It may be down for maintenance or configured incorrectly.”

e404
e404 Author

Please send me an e-mail with your FTP login and password and WP admin access – I’ll help you with that.

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ekajatik Purchased

So… fresh install on a completely different server, Wordpress 3.3.1 auto installed through mediatemple… theme install does not work and get the same result as above. Other themes installing fine.

e404
e404 Author

You are the first one of our customers with such problem. Please send me all details and I’ll try to help you with that.

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ekajatik Purchased

Resolved: the filesize was too big for 2 of my servers so added upload_max_filesize variable in php.ini and set at 10M. Now works.

e404
e404 Author

I’m really glad. :)

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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I reloaded the sample content successfully. I have followed the menu user guide but still cannot see the menus on the home page. I have saved the menus but they don’t appear. I have configured some pages cannot link to them directly. Can you assist please.

e404
e404 Author

You have a menu, but you didn’t assign it to a specific place on your website. Go to Appearance -> Menus and on the left side you can find the Theme Locations box. Pick up your menu from the ‘Header Menu’ dropdown list and click ‘Save’. That’s it. You can find more informations about using WordPress menus here.

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Thanks have just tried that and it doesn’t work. When I loaded the sample content the menu headings didn’t appear. Were they supposed to?

e404
e404 Author

It has to work. ;) OK, please send me an e-mail with your WP admin login and password – I’ll configure the menu for you.

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Thanks, do I open a support ticket to contact you?

e404
e404 Author

No, just send me an e-mail through the contact form on our profile page.

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KEZAR Purchased

I’d like to use the tag cloud widget but I want it to pull from the portfolio tags (not the blog post tags). Is there a way to do this?

Also, I’d like to make the very bottom footer (where the copyright and footer menu are) a different color than the widgetized footer. I can’t figure out how to do this in the custom styles options under appearance… http://www.kezarcreative.com/clients/bfcrafts/ Thanks for your help!
e404
e404 Author

You can’t display portfolio tags in the standard tag cloud widget because it doesn’t support custom taxonomies. But I’m sure you can find some alternative in the official plugins repository (for example this one).

To change the copyright area background color please add the following code to the Custom CSS box (Theme Options -> Styling Options):
#copyright_wrapper { background-color: #FFF; }
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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Is there a way to adjust the featured image size in the posts section so the images displayed smaller when the page opens up. Can I add a special code to the Custom CSS in the styling options?

e404
e404 Author

No, it’s not possible without some template modifications.

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nycb Purchased

Hi, my [image] suddenly stopped working on using this theme and I have no idea why. Could you tell me what I’ve done wrong with the code below? thanks I’m substituting [] with {}...

“{image border=”true” size=”small” align=”left” title=”2011 Summer Camp” href=”http://newyorkcitybadminton.com/?page_id=2700”}http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7216/7006867127_ee9a34f546_m.jpg{/image}

updated: I tried couple of options, basically it seems that I cannot link photos from my flickr account anymore using {image} shortcode. It was working before though.

e404
e404 Author

TimThumb is now safe, so I don’t have plans to use anything else instead of it. The standard WordPress image resizing system isn’t powerful enough. Largest hosting providers allow to use TimThumb.

e404
e404 Author

One more thing: your hosting provides also supports the TimThumb – it just doesn’t allow to use external images with this script. The standard WordPress thumbnails system doesn’t support external images as well – it requires all images to be uploaded to your server.

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nycb Purchased

ah I see, thanks for the prompt responses!

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ekajatik Purchased

Cufon problem rendering non latin characters. The word ‘Hu?’ is rendering on page load but once cufon kicks in the character disappears and becomes ‘Hu’.

Also, cannot seem to find the control for how many characters are rendered from the excerpt, beneath the title.

Thanks.

e404
e404 Author

This theme doesn’t have a built-in Cufon support, so please ask your question to the author of your Cufon extension.

To change the default excerpt length please edit the ‘functions.php’ file, find the following code:
function e404_excerpt_length($length) {
    return 9999;
}
and replace 9999 with some other length. You can also use the Advanced Excerpt plugin.
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ekajatik Purchased

Just to be clear, in your theme the post title on the single post page (index) has the excerpt immediately below it… I would like the whole excerpt to display, currently it shows only a single line of text which is cut off mid word. The whole excerpt is displayed on the post list page and I would like the same on the single post page. The above plugin does not help and I’d rather not mess with the functions file.

e404
e404 Author

Oh, now I understand. You are talking about the Intro Text Box. You can change this excerpt length in the Intro Text Box options (Theme Options -> Intro Text Box -> Post Excerpt Length).

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ekajatik Purchased

Ahh… missed that bit. Thanks

  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
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ekajatik Purchased

Can’t seem to get more that 8 posts running on the slider, can you check the syntax is correct: [recent_posts_images_scrollable categories=”hhh” works=”16” title=”ggg”]

e404
e404 Author

No, it’s not correct. There is no ‘works’ param – you should use the ‘posts’ param. There is a mistake in the Shortcode Generator configuration – I’ll fix this in the next theme update.

  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
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ekajatik Purchased

Wondering if there is an easy way of rendering the category description underneath the archive title? In the same way we have the excerpt underneath the Post title.

e404
e404 Author
Edit the ‘blog-intro-box.php’ file, find the following line:
echo '<h1>'.$category[0]->cat_name.'</h1>';
and after this line add the following code:
echo '<p>'.$category[0]->category_description.'</p>';
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
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8web Purchased

Hello, Please can you help?

Client wants the TITLE of the icon box be in a certain colour. Can you help me to adjust that without affecting the heading colour elsewhere. ( I think it is calling for h4 to be used in the TITLE of the icon box) – is there a bit of css that could be added to affect the colour of the ICON BOX TITLE only?

Many thanks.

e404
e404 Author
To change the color of icon box titles (all of them) add the following code to the Custom CSS box (Theme Options -> Styling Options):
h2.icon-box, h2.icon-box a { color: #0A0; }
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
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8web Purchased

Hi – another question.

I don’t see a way to hide the blog page title. is there a way? OR is there a way to change the blog page title COLOUR without affecting the colour of other headings? Many thanks

e404
e404 Author

The blog page title is displayed in the Intro Text Box. You can change the content of this area or disable it entirely using theme options (Theme Options -> Intro Text Box -> Intro Text Box for Blog Pages).

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8web Purchased

Thank you for helping with both our questions so promptly!

I knew I had seen it somewhere… :)

You guys rock!

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mendezcb Purchased

Hello, I purchased the theme, but I have an issue, when I go to a Category page it displays the first post category as title, and not the category I am in, so for example I am on the page for Category 1, and the first post belongs to Category 2, and Category 1, the theme will display Category 2 as the title.

Any ideas? Thanks.

e404
e404 Author
I can’t reproduce this issue on my end. Please edit the ‘blog-intro-box.php’ file, find the following code:
$category = get_the_category();
echo '<h1>'.$category[0]->cat_name.'</h1>';
and REPLACE it with:
echo '<h1>'.single_cat_title('', false).'</h1>';
Please let me know if it helps.
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mendezcb Purchased

That did the trick!, thanks.

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KEZAR Purchased

Hi e404- thanks for all your quick responses, it’s much appreciated! I had another question on the portfolio tags. I’m not sure if I’ve set this up incorrectly or if there’s a glitch… http://www.kezarcreative.com/clients/bfcrafts/projects/projecttags/canvas/

When I click on a portfolio item’s tag, it shows me all the projects with that tag associated, which is good. However, how does one get back to the ‘main’ portfolio, clearing that tag? In the example URL above, I clicked the ‘canvas’ tag and can see the 2 projects that have that tag associated… but now I can’t get back to my /projects page. Intuitively as user, I clicked ‘all’ in the navigation, but that of course is showing me all the projects with those tags, not all of the projects in total.

e404
e404 Author

Sorry, but the sortable portfolio doesn’t work with portfolio tags – it works only with portfolio categories.

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