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  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Europe
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 6-7 years
  • Sold between 5 000 and 10 000 dollars

Nice theme. Congrats! Good luck with your sales!

starshade

Thank you!

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

Wishing you every success with your handsome new theme. The design work is exceptional. Having been seduced by the aesthetics I have to ask a few “nuts and bolts” questions:

1. Can the homepage slider (in Option 2) be narrowed to fit the “boxed” dimensions of the main body? (If so, I’m curious about the degree of difficulty and the likely expense of making this change. Would this edit require a custom solution from you — or is it just a matter of dimension adjustments in the dashboard?)

2. If the existing homepage sliders CANNOT easily be adjusted to align as a boxed setting, can a user easily substitute a replacement header? (Soliloquy, for example.)

3. On the Contact Page, I’d similarly like to constrain the Google Maps graphic — taking it from the current “wide” configuration to a “boxed” format that aligns with body copy and the contact form. Alternatively, can one just delete the map entirely (without unleashing a host of formatting changes on the page.) Again, any advice on how best to achieve this result?

4. Any reason that the homepage layout couldn’t easily be customized with shortcodes?

5. In regard to background images:

Can a user adjust the degree of opacity (the “smoke”) that shades the background image?

Is the background’s “texture effect” something that a user adjusts in the Photoshop file — or is that a filter property of the theme itself?

Thanks for your advice!

starshade

Hello gregorypeterson,

Thank you for your interest.

1. This can be done with some code changes. The slider can be adapted without too much difficulty. About how much we charge, we can discuss via email(drop us an email via contact form from our profile – http://themeforest.net/user/starshade ).

2. See 1.

3. About google maps, if you don’t paste a google maps code in the designated textarea from theme options panel, then no google maps will display at all, without breaking anything in the theme. It’s obvious that not everybody needs a google maps on contact page, so we made it flexible. Also, we can adapt the map from wide to boxed quite easily for you without any cost.

4. Shortcodes work the same as everywhere in any page, including the homepage 1 and homepage 2. I suppose you are not interested in homepage 1, but, just to let you know, you can also insert any content in homepage 1.

5. The backgrounds were entirely created in photoshop, so there is no control regarding, blur / smoke or pattern opacity. The theme comes with psd files included and the pattern is a separate layer where you can change its opacity. Regarding the blur, this is applied on the image as a smart filter, if you don’t know how to do it we can help you with it without any costs.

Kind regards,

Goldenworks team.

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

I really appreciate your prompt and helpful reply. Happy Holidays to you all, Gregory

starshade

Thank you. Happy Holidays to you too!

  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items

Hey,

i am doing a cooking site, and i was considering using yours, and then use the portfolio, as my “front page”.

But is it posible to make a “menu” in the portfolio, and submenu..

so you got the portfolio look but with sub navigation :)

Thanks alot looks really great!!

starshade

Hello,

Thanks for interest in our theme. The portfolio listings are custom categories(taxonomies) and wordpress unfortunately doesn’t have the option to set a taxonomy as your homepage. However you can very easily turn the taxonomy listing into a template(we can provide you instructions on our support forum about how to do this) and set that template as your homepage.

Regarding the menu, you can use the portfolio filtering option to filter though categories of your portfolio or you can create inside the top menu bar dropdowns with filters for categories and subcategories of your portfolio(you have 100% freedom here, in the main menu can be added as many categories and subcategories you need). We can also assist you with this on our support forum.

  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items

Okay i am almost convinced :)

Is it possible, to get the psd for a small amount of money?

It is because i wanna play with my colors and other stuff?

If not, what are included in the psd, can i change the big background i mage easy?

starshade

Hello gamemaster,

The psds are included in the theme package :) And yes, you can change the background quite easily, since the psds come with separate color filter and stripe texture on background.

  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items

I will buy it!

starshade

Thank you! :)

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years
adgn2 Purchased

Theme seems awesome, Just brought it.. But the background image is just.. white… any ideas ? (Wordpress 3.5)

starshade

Hello adgn2,

You set your own background from Appearance -> Background. We apologize for omitting this note in the documentation.

Also see here the same discussion:

http://www.goldenworks.eu/support/topic/skin-selection

Also, for more questions or issues with the theme, please join our support forum.

Kind regards,

Goldenworks team.

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

Hi, I am about to freak out the gentleman that helped me customize my website by announcing that I LOVE this theme and want to change. I know very little about wordpress, etc. and was just wondering if I could change the skins and where I could find alternative ones. I am a photographer specializing in bombshell/boudoir and my website is www.cherrynovastudios.com – I just can fit my logo up in the right corner without throwing off the whole page, and I don’t like how plain and unimpressive the site is. Sure my photos should speak for themselves, but your site is bold, edgy and reflects my brand better. If only you could point me to a link or resource where I could DL skins/backgrounds I would really appreciate it and buy and install ASAP.

Great work! Thanks for your reply, Dawn Perkins

starshade

Hello Dawn Perkins,

To learn more about the options that are included in this theme, just click on “screenshots” in the item details page:

http://themeforest.net/item/smoke-mirrors-wordpress-theme/3618648

You will see on this screenshot:

http://themeforest.net/theme_previews/3618648-smoke-mirrors-wordpress-theme?index=1

That you are few clicks away of changing the theme skins from Appearance -> Theme Options -> General tab -> Skin selection. In this dropdown, you have all the skins that you see in the demo – they are named wine, carmin, nature, etc. All these skins are included within the theme – you just select the skin and click on “save options” and that’s it.

Regarding theme background, you can upload yours from Appearance -> Background where you have all the options you need.

Here is how this section looks like along with instructions:

http://codex.wordpress.org/Appearance_Background_Screen

As a conclusion, you just need to know very basic things about wordpress when using and customizing this theme with your own content. The theme package also comes with a detailed manual that explains step by step how to create pages, posts, upload photos, etc.

Regarding the background files, if you decide to purchase, just drop us an email via our contact form from our themeforest profile ( http://themeforest.net/user/starshade ) or create a post with your request on our support forum ( http://goldenworks.eu/support/ ) and we will send you the required background.

Also, for more questions or issues you might encounter with the theme, don’t please post on our support forum and our staff will handle it.

Kind regards,

Goldenworks team.

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

Okay, I’m pretty sure I just repeated the gal’s question above me! Pardon my ADD! I read the info you posted on skin selection, but was wondering if there were other options for skins somewhere – it seems when I upload a pic for background i have to make it incredibly large, and this shows defects in the image and STILL tiles it somewhat – the image doesn’t spread across the page. Any suggestions? Thanks for your time and patience.

starshade

Hello Dawn Perkins,

We recommend using a picture with 1920×1200 px size, but it all depends on your screen resolution and your visitors’ resolution. If most of your visitors use 1440×900px resolution, then a background image of this size will do the trick. But to have everyone covered, you need the 1920×1200px image size.

If you don’t have images of this size, you can always purchase a stock photo that comes with even larger resolutions, crop it to 1920×1200px, make few color / saturation adjustments if needed and upload it to your site.

Let us know if you have more questions.

Goldenworks team.

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

Might just be my computer, but the live demo isn’t working… :-(

starshade

Hello chryssalightheart,

We are sorry for this inconvenience. At this moment the demo works fine. You posted 4 hours ago but only now we checked the new messages and looked at the demo. So we don’t know whether or not there was a problem with it 4 hours ago.

You can also try to visit the direct link(without themeforest top bar) here:

http://goldenworks.eu/demos/sm_wordpress/

Kind regards,

Goldenworks team.

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

Hi Goldenworks,

Great theme. We’ve got a pre purchase question. We would like our site to have continues music throughout so we want to use Smoke & Mirrors with the plugin Advanced Ajax Page Loader. The music player would be inserted into the menu bar and have ajax load the remaining parts of the pages. We’ve had great success with using this plugin on other themes but with some themes it doesn’t play nice.

We like your theme but need to make sure it will meet our functional requirements before we purchase it. Would you mind loading the plugin and seeing if it works well with your theme? You’ll need to tell the plugin to look for the sm_container div.

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/advanced-ajax-page-loader/

Hope it’s not too much trouble, if it is, I understand. Thanks! Tobias

starshade

We have tested the plugin and if you wrap all the theme’s content(with the exception of menu) within a div id and set it as your “Content Element ID” it will work. To do this you just need to edit header.php and footer.php.

The only issue appearing is that the theme’s jquery isn’t loaded anymore. You will have to force the theme’s jquery to load after Advanced Ajax Page Loader is executed. You might want to ask the plugin’s developer how to do this since we currently don’t know.

  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
  • United Kingdom

Hi, great theme. How do i make sure that similarly to your demo, the footer stay foot and scrolling is down within the background height?

Sorry – just answered my own question. Backgrounds >>> fixed

thanks, QM

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

Hi, I really like your theme, but have been having a lot of problems. I have a few questions. I have a slider (1) on my homepage and only the first photo to the left appears when I load the page. Since I use IE9, I hit F12 and have to change the document mode from document mode 7 to 9 to get the homepage slider to load correctly. What can I do to fix this problem? I can’t have people visit my site using IE9 and have this problem (I assume they dont know the trick). Your demo loads perfectly for me. Also, changes I make in the footer (using Appearance-Editior-Footer) are not working. I make any changes to the wording I have typed in and they dont even change. Please tell me what I can do to fix these things, thanks

starshade

The theme is NOT compatible with internet explorer 7, so it doesn’t display properly in this browser mode. To change the how internet explorer reads the site(default ie9 document mode), open header.php and change this line from:

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE7" />

to:

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=EmulateIE9" />

Regarding the footer changes, I am sure what options you are trying to access. Please come to our support forums – http://goldenworks.eu/support/ and provide us a more detailed explanation of the issue you are having.

  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
  • United Kingdom

I face the same issue as ChrisLynn with IE9. for a theme of 2013 this shouldn’t really happen. What is the solution please?

Also we have noticed that for some reason in FF images that are being re-sized in post and pages appears on the front end in their full size. Why is that? thanks, QM.

starshade

Hello,

See the fix that we provided to ChrisLynn regarding IE9 behavior. About the images, we know what is the cause of it but we haven’t found the fix yet. Since this issue has been already posted on our support forum – http://www.goldenworks.eu/support/topic/images-sizes-in-tables – we will provide the solution there and also release a theme update.

quintessamedia

Thanks, the IE9 fix worked perfectly! Waiting for the issue of images to be solved. this is a major one. Cant really use the site without it solved. QM

starshade

Hello,

We have provided the solution on the forums. Let us know the results.

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

Hello,

I love this theme and I’m considering purchasing it.

Before I do I need to know if it’s possible to have this theme in lighter colours with a white backround instead of black.

Thankyou, Lauren

starshade

Hello,

Yes it’s possible. Use the skin switcher from the demo(select purple, yellow, green, red, blue skins) to see how the theme looks like in a lighter version. Regarding the background, you have complete freedom of choosing any background color or image from Appearance -> Background in your wordpress backend.

Kind regards,

Goldenworks team.

  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items

I am so happy about this theme!

I just got one little thing, is it possible, to make a woocomerce shopping work on it? :)

starshade

Hello gamemaster,

We don’t have any experience with wordpress shopping solutions so we can’t be of any help regarding your request. If you decide to purchase and encounter issues with the theme, our advice is to hire a developer to fix eventual issues.

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Canada
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
mgibo Purchased

Solid build, beautiful, simple, classy; a pleasure to work with. Thank you very much for your work with this theme. M

starshade

Thank you very much for your comment! We are glad you like the theme :)

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years

A great theme! One of the best I’ve used. I need just two info about it:

- All the pages I’ve published don’t display their titles (except for the “contact” one); is there something I can do for it?

- There’s also something strange on every gallery I’ve created: it displays correctly each one of the thumbnail, but it displays just the first three pics in their bigger versions (the sliding goes on after the third one, but without showing anything)!

I’ve tried on different browsers and even on mobile, but the problem in stille there.

I’m sure I’ve done something wrong but I can’t understand what! :-(

Can you help me, please?

starshade

Hello fabriziomarelli,

Regarding the page titles, these are introduced manually by you in theme’s content editor within h1 tags.

Regarding the gallery, we can’t pronounce until we see a link to your site. We also need login details to your site. Please send the login details via contact form from our themeforest profile ( http://themeforest.net/user/starshade ).

Also, we are offering support only on our support forums, not here in comments section. If you have more issues with the theme, please come to http://goldenworks.eu/support/

Kind regards,

Goldenworks team

Default-user

Hi,

thanks for your kind reply.

About the page titles: I’ve tried your method, but the result is different from “contact” page. Anyway, I’ll check the forum.

Regarding the gallery, I’ve sent you the infos via form.

Thanks again!

  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • United States
usnraver Purchased

I only want the top intro text on the home page and not on every page – how can I do this?

starshade

Hello usnraver,

With few code changes inside header.php this can be accomplished. Please post your inquiry on our support forum – http://goldenworks.eu/support/ and our staff will handle it(we are not offering support in the comments section of the themes).

Kind regards,

Goldenworks team

  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • United States
usnraver Purchased

Also, how do we change the text “Have a question? Want to leave feedback or just say hi? Then please don’t hesitate to complete the form below.” on the contact form? Thank you.

starshade

Hello usnraver,

You can insert your own text in the contact page when you are creating / editing it.

Kind regards,

Goldenworks team

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