Discussion on Simplicius Simplicissimus Universal WP3 Template

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mattfeld Purchased

HAGVIST – OK I got the color theme figured out – yes had to go to the css file. But I can’t get the slider to work.

Any idea how to do that?

Also what file are you talking about?

Thanks

mattfeld Purchased

ok figured out the sliders (the url was adding some extra code)

but been trying to get the front page to have the 3 boxes like in the preview and can’t figure that one out. I try the shortcode offered but nothing happens.

Any help on how you got that to work?

HAGVIST Purchased

@mattfeld:

I am glad you got the slider to work. I think “theme wide” you need to use ’/wp-content/uploads/.../.../....jpg’ to make the sliders work.

I am having the same problem with the 3 boxes on the home page. The short codes seem to not work as well there. I did not have time to work on my site yesterday, but am about to tackle that problem now. I will message you if I come up with the solution. You can message me at my name @gmail.com if you want.

- HAGVIST

HAGVIST Purchased

@mattfeld:

Figured it out. It took trial and error until I got my source to look like his source. The short codes work. You just have to guess what they are. Below is the proper short code method for getting the 3 boxes under the slider.

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- HAGVIST

mattfeld Purchased

@Hagvist – Thanks that did the trick. Realizing you need to download many plugins to get this to work as shown.

Thanks again for the help

ccbtools Purchased

I noticed the portfolio page has [wp-portfolio] code

do I need to install wp-portfolio?

http://www.runningawebsite.com/my-wordpress-plugins/wp-portfolio/

ccbtools Purchased

it actually looks like there are a few plugins you dont talk about in the docs can you let me know what plugins I need to have to run this template as is

ait Author

Hi All,

I have extended a documentation to answer most of your questions. You can see an updated one online here: http://www.ait.sk/simplicius/wp/wp-content/themes/simplicius/doc/

I’ll add in shortcodes shortly.

Thanks. Martin

This theme was a bit challenging compared to others, but I got it working to a point I’m happy with it.

There are some issues I’m having though.

The footer navigation code you have isn’t working. It bunches up the text and does not add the pipe between the navigation links.

I’ve installed 2 different SEO plugins (all in one and ultimate) and they don’t work with this theme. They work with other themes fine. I’m using the latest version of the plugins. The page titles will not update with the SEO text I entered into either plugin.

There’s no option to NOT use breadcrumbs. I have to install a plugin to make it work or I get an ugly message that I have to install the plugin. Why wasn’t the plugin included?

You don’t give details about required image sizes. Buyers shouldn’t have to figure that out or take the time to research what they are.

This theme could be 4 stars, but the lack of important documentation puts it at a 3 for me.

ait
ait Author

Hi,

Thanks for the feedback. We will improve the documentation and other bits mentioned.

Martin

Just purchased theme and overall I like it. Thank you for answering my initial emails. I now have all the plugins installed. Having some issues though. The site I am working on displays two (2) home pages and I cannot get rid of one of them.

Also just as ThinkAholic mentioned above the footer navigation code you have isn’t working. It bunches up the text and does not add the pipe between the navigation links.

Any help would be appreciated

Louis a.k.a Gruvloy

ccbtools Purchased

Thanks a lot Martin for the new docs thats a lot better and really helps! Ill be working all night on this thanks a million!

ait
ait Author

You’re welcome!

Thanks for an awesome, clean template.. I do have a couple of questions.

1. Is there anyway to increase the time that the header images stay on screen.

2. Is there any way to add more that 5 images to the Nivo Slider.

3. I cant get the footer menu to work properly (others have mentioned it also).

Thanks and looking forward to other cool and awesome templates from you.

ML

ait
ait Author

Hi ML,

1. Is there anyway to increase the time that the header images stay on screen. file: js/script.js line: 76 documentation: http://nivo.dev7studios.com/ Change ‘pauseTime’ value.

2. Yes it is. You have to make changes to header-slider-subpage.php and functions/admin-page.php.

Thanks. Martin

ait Author

For all having an issue with footer navigation. Template is working perfectly. On the following lines I’ll try to explain how to use standard WP3 menu functions.

Firstly navigate to: Appearance – Menus and create new menu. Then choose items like pages, categories or custom links from the left column to add to this menu.

After you have added your items, drag and drop to put them in the order you want. You can also click each item to reveal additional configuration options.

When you have finished building your custom menu, make sure you click the Save Menu button.

At the end you have to select location for your menu. Find “Theme Locations” box and select location for your menu.

You can read more about new Wordpress 3 menu managment here: http://digwp.com/2010/08/using-menus-in-wordpress-3-0/

Thanks for your quick response Martin. That should help quite a bit..

Looking forward to you shortcode list.. in the meanwhile, the CSS files are extremely well coded so figuring this out is not a huge deal.

Thanks ML

AIT -

Your footer navigation instructions work fine, as long as you name your footer menu “Footer”. If you name the footer menu anything else, such as “MyFooter”, it just reverts to your main navigation and doesn’t work.

In fact, now that I look further into it, it doesn’t matter what you assign your footer menu to under “Theme Locations” -> “Footer Navigation”. If you create a menu named “Footer”, that’s what will be used for the footer navigation. If appears it’s hard coded somewhere.

Now, I’m not sure if this is a bug with the theme, WP, or a common framework (or borrowed code) you’re using, because I noticed another theme I just purchased (Softshell) exhibits the exact same behavior.

ccbtools Purchased

Thanks for all the info Martin

if you could contact me directly I would love to speak to you further

James Skype tankersfone

This is a beautiful! So many cool functions….thanks! Have one question… How to make text RightToLeft, I’m gonna use Arabic…so…any idea? Must say, I’m very beginner in PHP , so if possible, I’d appreciated detailed explanation. Thanks.

ait
ait Author

Sorry mate, I’ve never done any right2left website :(

Martin

I just purchased this and it will NOT install through the Wordpress Admin. I assume that you are supposed to use the upload a theme in .zip format function in the WP admin section but when I try to upload the simplicius.zip file (which is a whopping 20 MB zipped up!) in the WP folder of the source files, Wordpress tries for a long time and then give a Wordpress Failure Notice that says

“Are you sure you want to do this? Please try again.”

How do you get this theme to install? Assistance asap would be appreciated.

Thanks

ait
ait Author

Hi,

please upload only simplicius.zip file that is inside WP folder. Not the whole file that you downloaded from TF.

Thanks. Martin

Default-user

Martin

That is exactly what I tried, only uploading the simplicius.zip file that is in the WP folder, not the whole file I had downloaded from theme forest.

That simplicius.zip that you are saying to upload is 20.5 MB. The WordPress admin section blows up each time I try to upload that file and gives a Wordpress Failure Notice as mentioned in my original comment. It appears to me that WordPress admin is just not able to handle uploading a zip file of that huge size. Not sure if anyone else managed to get the theme installed that way but it sure wont work for me.

Looks like others have been having the same issue (CLINE123 and gruvloy below) and have had to go the direct route. I guess I will give that a try and see if I can figure out exactly which files to upload via FTP and where.

Hope it works or I may be out $35 unless theme forest has some kind of return policy (which I doubt).

Any other comments or suggestions appreciated.

Thanks

ait
ait Author

Hi,

there is probably a filesize restriction on your hosting server. You can always unzip it and upload manually via FTP . You can then activate it in themes section.

Thanks. Martin

CLINE123 Purchased

I just bought this theme tonight too as a matter of fact. I tried the upload route at first and got the same results, so I went the direct route instead and FTP ’d the theme directly to the themes folder in the WP Content folder on the host server, no problem. Theme is activated and looks great, now just to configure.

@Cline123

please contact me I couldnt get it to load via wp admin page and when I go the direct route (via FTP ) i get two home pages and can’t get rid on one of them.

contact me at

tech at mpbp dot org

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