Support for Sidelined - a flexible, modular Wordpress 3 theme

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Common WordPress Installation Issues

Missing style sheet error when installing the theme

A common issue that can occur with users new to installing WordPress themes is a “Broken theme and/or stylesheets missing” error message being displayed when trying to upload or activate the theme. This error message does not mean that the theme you have purchased is broken, it simply means it has been uploaded incorrectly. Luckily, there is a very easy fix.

Frequently Asked Questions

I get a “Warning: Division by zero” error when using a gallery shortcode.

The example shortcode includes these attributes: grid="any grid value" singlepostgrid="any grid value" You need to replace that text with a valid grid value, such as: grid="grid_12" singlepostgrid="grid_4" Also, if you’re using excerpt="hover" you then need to specify a valid imageheight, such as excerpt="hover" imageheight="212px"

You can see working examples in the documentation.

Can I see an example shortcode for the hover gallery as seen on your homepage?

The homepage gallery is at: It uses this shortcode: [showgallery type="first" number="6" gallerytype="homepage" grid="grid_12" singlepostgrid="grid_4" showtitles="false" behaviour="clickthrough" order="asc" excerpt="hover" imageheight="206px"]

It brings in 6 gallery items (‘number=”6”) tagged as ‘homepage’ (gallerytype=”homepage”), uses the full content width (‘grid=”grid_12”’) and fits three per row (singlepostgrid=”grid_4”, and as the total width is ‘grid_12’, 3 items will fit per row).

The behaviour is set to ‘clickthrough’ which means clicking a thumbnail navigates to the gallery item in question.

The excerpt is shown on hover (excerpt=”hover”) and because it uses this, we also set the image height to display the thumbnails at 206px height (imageheight=”206px” – this attribute is mandatory when using the ‘hover’ excerpt type.)

Can I see the XML export from your demo site so I can use that to see how you’ve created the pages?

Sure – just send us an email via our contact form and we’ll email it to you.

The headings (h1, h2 etc.,) don’t include font characters I need.

The heading are rendered using Cufon. The solution is to regenerate the font file here:

You can state which glyphs to include when you generate the font file, so you can add support for the extended characters (for example, Scandanavian letters).

You’ll need to upload copies of Museo 100 and Museo 500. These are free fonts and you can get them from here:

Then call the resulting javascript file ‘Museo_100_250-Museo_500_400.font.js’ and replace the existing one in your sidelined/js folder.

I’d like a video showing how to set up a gallery

I’ve made a 5 min video which takes you through how to create a gallery like the one on the demo site homepage. Have a look here:

It has sound, so put your speakers on :)

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