Discussion on Sidelined - a flexible, modular Wordpress 3 theme

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Hello Webdesignpeople,

I purchased and installed your theme. Great theme by the way. I am wondering 2 things:

How do I stretch the body of the page to make it the width of my wide screen showing very little background?

How do I place an image slider directly under the nav menu (no white space)?

Thank You in advance,

Marc

webdesignpeople

Hi Marc

Thanks for your comments.

The site is designed using the 960 Grid System, which isn’t a fluid width layout – it’s a fixed width grid template. The only thing I can think of would be to try installing the Fluid 960 Grid System (see http://www.designinfluences.com/fluid960gs ) though you would have to be proficient in CSS to do so. Generally it is never easy to convert a fixed width layout to be fluid – a site is either fixed width or fluid.

Regarding your question about the image slider, do you have a test page I can look at? There will be a way of doing that by adding some custom CSS via the Sidelined Options panel, but I’d need to see the page in question to be able to better direct you. Please send me a link via our contact form.

cheers

Anthony

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Thanks for getting back to me.

re: How do I place an image slider directly under the nav menu (no white space)?

Here is an example of what I want. http://www.industryservicepros.com/services.htm

re: How do I stretch the body of the page to make it the width of my wide screen showing very little background?

Here is example of what I want. http://www.mrhandyman.com/

Please explain in la-mans terms how to achieve results.

Thank You, Marc

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You may also visit my site: www.prohandsatwork.com

I’d like to make the image stretch to the end of white and the white to almost to the end of frame.

Thanks Again,

Marc

webdesignpeople

Hi Marc

To change the template width requires professional web design help. It’s not something we can direct you on as it’s a complicated customisation to the template. Changing the width would have ramifications for a lot of the styles throughout the site. Sorry we can’t help in this instance.

You could however choose the centre-aligned option in ‘Sidelined Options’ – that would be most like the site you mentioned. Then add the following in the CSS Overrides box in ‘Sidelined Options’ to remove the white space between the image and the top navigation:

.page-template-homepage-php div.content {padding-top:0;}

cheers Anthony

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dadonet Purchased

good morning, i have a question. I would like to change the css file, but when i goo in editor and i try to change it i have a problem of codex Changing File Permissions Can you help me please? Thanks

webdesignpeople

Hi

You need to enable write permissions on the style.css file. Here’s the relevant Wordpress entry: http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions

Have a look at the ‘Using an FTP Client’ section.

cheers Anthony

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sirsly Purchased

Ciao dadonet, scarica il file css con un programma ftp (filezilla andrebbe benissimo), lo modifichi col tuo programma (consiglio notepad++) e poi lo reinserisci nel server.

Se ho capito bene :-)

Download style.css in your hd with a ftp software then modify the file downloaded with another soft (notepad++) then upload the modified file in the server. sorry for my english :-P
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Hello Webdesignpeople,

Thanks for the info above.

How do I stretch the image to fit the whole width of the white section from left to right on the homepage

www.prohandsatwork.com

I changed the size of my image to align to the right of white section. I just need it to touch the left.

Also, How do I input actual text into the columns using the shortcode on the home page toward the bottom?

www.prohandsatwork.com

Thanks, Marc

webdesignpeople

Hi Marc

When I look at your site I just see a bit of text saying “Welcome to PROHANDSATWORK .COM”. What’s the link to your homepage with the Sidelined theme running? Did the previously mentioned CSS work for you?

Regarding the column shortcode, you use it like this: [column type="first" grid="grid_4"] Column 1 content. [/column] [column grid="grid_4"] Column 2 content. [/column] [column type="last" grid="grid_4"] Column 3 content. [/column]

That would create 3 columns across the page. Sorry, it’s difficult to format code blocks in this editor. If you need more help it might be best to email us instead with your Wordpress details so we can create example columns for you.

cheers Anthony

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Hi Guys,

Just uploaded the new theme upgrade to 1.2.5 and got it all back to how I wanted it to look. When dragging the screen out to the right or opening the site on a large monitor the page still moves across to the right. Have I been to quick to download the new version and upgrade?

Can you let me know when a fix will be available.

Karl.

webdesignpeople

Hi Karl

We’ve tested this on a 30” monitor and we don’t see that happen. Can you send me a screenshot so we can see what’s happening? It might help if you could give us a link to your test site as well.

cheers Anthony

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Hello Webdesignpeople,

Sorry about the site being down. I usually post that index while I work on the site. I will leave it up while I go to work so you can see it.

www.prohandsatwork.com

Remember, I’d like you to answer the following questions:

1) How do I stretch the image to fit the whole width of the white section from left to right on the homepage?

I changed the size of my image to align to the right of white section. I just need it to touch the left.

2) How do I input actual text into the columns using the short code on the home page toward the bottom?

www.prohandsatwork.com

Thanks, Marc

webdesignpeople

Hi Marc

Could you please contact me via our contact form and send me your Wordpress login details?

Regarding the columns, I mentioned above that this example should work: [column type="first" grid="grid_4"] Column 1 content. [/column] [column grid="grid_4"] Column 2 content. [/column] [column type="last" grid="grid_4"] Column 3 content. [/column]

cheers Anthony

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Hi

This is just a quick message to everyone to let you know we’ve had to take a few days off from support. We’ll be back to normal Monday morning NZ time.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

cheers Anthony

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rionaoki Purchased

Hi Anthony,

I just purchased this theme and really like how it looks :)

I need a little help before installing it into my main blog: how can I turn off Cufon?

Cufon cannot render east Asian languages (Japanese in my case). I really appreciate it if you can instruct me how to turn it off at least for h2’s.

Thanks, Rion

webdesignpeople

Hi Rion

If you look in sidelined/js/functions.js, please remove all references to Cufon. Specifically:

Cufon.replace('.blog h2, .post h2, .childpost h2', {hover: true, fontFamily: 'Museo 100'}); Cufon.set('fontFamily', 'Museo 100'); Cufon.replace('h1:not(#header h1), h2, h3, .promotext'); Cufon.set('fontFamily', 'Museo 500'); Cufon.replace('.promotext strong'); /*end Cufon*/ //animate in all h1, h2 elements with visibility hidden via css .jsactive rules. This enables smoother transitions and reduces chance of FOUC Cufon.CSS.ready(function() { jQuery("h1:not(#header h1), h2, .promotext").css({"left": "0","z-index": "100"}).fadeIn()}) ;

cheers Anthony

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rionaoki Purchased

Thanks! Fantastic support :D

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rionaoki Purchased

Hi Anthony,

I commented out the section you mentioned in functions.js, but headings remain to be blank images. Also removed a part on .cufon-loading from style.css without success.

Is there any other place related to Cufon?

Thanks, Rion

webdesignpeople

Hi rionaoki

Could you send me a note via the contact form on this page: http://themeforest.net/user/webdesignpeople

Please include your site URL as well as temporary Wordpress and FTP access details so I can troubleshoot your problem removing Cufon.

cheers Anthony

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hjs2k9 Purchased

Hi,

just installed this great theme. However, I have two problems:

1. The cufon font used does not support characters like “ü”, “ä”, “ß” etc. But as I like the Museo 100 font, is there another one, that is similar to this one and does support these special characters? Would be great, otherwise I can’t use it in German.

2. I tried to use the contact form and when I try to send a mail, I get the following error:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting T_OLD_FUNCTION or T_FUNCTION or T_VAR or ‘}’ in XXX /sidelined/contact-email-validator.php on line 27

Any idea what could be wrong?

Thank you very much!

webdesignpeople

Hi

Museo 100 can support those characters. Can you send me an email via our contact form with a list of the characters you’d need supported? I can then regenerate the font file to include those characters for you.

cheers Anthony

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hjs2k9 Purchased

Oh, and I have a third question:

On the start page, the first page when I go to the website, sideline shows the blog… however, I would like to put some own content to the “home” – where can I do that?

Thanks!

Edit: Question 2 from yesterday is solved. I did not use PHP5 first, now this works.

webdesignpeople

Hi

Go to Settings – Reading and change the settings for ‘Front page displays’ in there. You should click ‘A static page’ and then set a page you’d like to be your homepage.

cheers Anthony

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Issue using Sidelined with eShop plugin

eShop works fine until checkout. Customer input fields do not show. Tested with Twenty Ten and works fine.

Latest WP and eShop installed.

webdesignpeople

Hi ihaveadog

I’d need to see the website to see what’s happening. Can you send me a link?

cheers Anthony

Default-user

I have emailed you with a link and an admin account you can use.

webdesignpeople

Hi

I’ve sent this via email too but I’m posting it here in case it helps anyone else who has the same issue.

This is caused by a javascript function called ‘Overlabel’. This takes form labels and inserts them into the form values (eg how the contact form in the footer works).

There’s a line in /sidelined/js/functions.js that controls what elements Overlabel works on.

It’s this line:

jQuery("fieldset label:not(#search label)").overlabel(); //trigger overlabel for contact form

Replace that with:

jQuery(".sidelined-contact-form fieldset label").overlabel(); //trigger overlabel for contact form

This will tell Overlabel to only run on the contact form, thus leaving eShop forms alone.

cheers Anthony

Default-user

Thanks for the prompt reply.

Your fix was spot on.

Great support.

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Hi, this is a great looking theme, differs from most on here, which is refreshing, I just have a couple of questions regarding the home page.

1) The six boxes with rollover text. Are these dynamic? If so where are they sourced from? Posts? Galleries?

2) Is there a function anywhere to easily display latest posts/gallery items on the home page?

Many Thanks,

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK .

webdesignpeople

Hi Cronolis

There are two relevant sections in the documentation that cover how this works. First, take a look at the ‘Galleries’ section which describes how to set up gallery items (essentially: Galleries -> Add New, then add your text and a ‘Featured Image’).

Then, have a look in the documentation for ‘Example gallery shortcodes’. The first example takes you through how to set up a gallery just like the one on our homepage.

If you still have problems, send me an email via our contact form with your Wordpress login details and I’ll set up a demo one for you.

cheers Anthony

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Oh additionally, when adding an Item to display as a gallery item is this done by adding a post (then assigning catergory), so that on click through you can have a large amount of info to show.

Thanks again.

webdesignpeople

That’s right (also see my reply above).

cheers Anthony

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herola Purchased

Very nice theme!

However, the same or related problems as hjs, but with Finnish: 1. The scandies ä, ö do not show, apparently because they are missing from Cufon. An alternative solution would be much appreciated. 2. Would also like to change the text in Search tab (to Finnish)

Thank you!

webdesignpeople

Hi herola

You can regenerate the font by going to http://cufon.shoqolate.com/generate/ and uploading the Museo again but also specifying the additional characters you need. The resulting javascript file should then overwrite the existing one in the sidelined/js folder.

If you need help with that, can you send me an email via our contact form with a list of the characters you’d need supported? I can then regenerate the font file to include those characters for you.

cheers Anthony

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dadonet Purchased

hello, i have a problem,

when i see the site with firefox everythings work good, but with internet explorer the view of the site is bad.

anyone can help me please?

Thanks!

Bye

webdesignpeople

Hi

It’s not an IE issue, it’s your Wordpress install settings.

All your theme links are pointing to ‘http://www.dadonet.it’ and are generating 404 (page not found) errors. Have you recently changed the Wordpress or Blog URLs within Wordpress Settings?

Your site is http://test.dadonet.it but all the Wordpress theme links are pointing to http://www.dadonet.it – and the files aren’t there.

cheers Anthony

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arturm Purchased

hi,

i cant seem to get this simple table alignment code to work. it does work however on all my other templates.

the text is not aligning to the top! http://www.wp.design2dev.com/wp/services/

code:

<table border="0" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><a href="http://www.wp.design2dev.com/wp/services/_2a3a/" rel="attachment wp-att-76"><img title="_2A3A" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-76" src="http://www.wp.design2dev.com/wp/wp.design2dev.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/2A3A.jpg" height="502" alt="" width="404" /></a></td> <td valign="top" style="width: 280px;">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat. Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exerci tation ullamcorper suscipit lobortis nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis autem vel eum iriure dolor in hendrerit in vulputate velit esse molestie consequat, vel illum dolore eu feugiat nulla facilisis at vero eros et accumsan et iusto odio dignissim qui blandit praesent luptatum zzril delenit augue duis dolore te feugait nulla facilisi. Nam liber tempor cum soluta nobis eleifend option co</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>
webdesignpeople

Hi

Add ‘vertical-align: top;’ to the inline styles of the TD that contains your text.

cheers Anthony

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arturm Purchased

ahh that works! thanks!

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Hi rionaoki

Could you send me a note via the contact form on this page: http://themeforest.net/user/webdesignpeople

Please include your site URL as well as temporary Wordpress and FTP access details so I can troubleshoot your problem removing Cufon.

cheers Anthony

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Lopez Purchased

Very confusing to install this theme! Can you provide a database dump or wordpress export to make it easier for me to set this up to the same state you have your demo,

Cheers

webdesignpeople

Hi Lopez

Could you send me a note via the contact form on this page: http://themeforest.net/user/webdesignpeople

I’ll reply with a copy of the Wordpress export for you.

cheers Anthony

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