Discussion on Sonata - Elegant Multi-purpose Wordpress Theme

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Hi, Love the theme! We have built a site using this theme and it looks great and functions well but we are having extremely slow load times. The home page is taking 10+ seconds to load. We have tested our server speeds and they are fine. I thought maybe it had to do with the amount of information contained or the amount of java, but your demo site loads very quickly. Do you have any suggestions as to why our site would be loading so slowly? Anything would be great. Thank you.

withemes

Hello. Thanks for purchasing my item.

You may want to use a cache plugin such as W3 Total Cache to increase the page speed. Did you use heavy images? And which hosting are you using?

You can test your page by using Pingdom Tools and see.

Hope this helps

WiThemes

Default-user

Turned out to be a slow host! Thank you!

withemes

You’re welcome :)

Hi Withemes, I’m considering buying this (superb) theme, but was curious about forms. (I’m French, so please forgive my bad written english). Except for “contact us”, is it possible to create forms with drop down menu, attached files, ... ? and, can we have a contributor form in the front end for the blog ? We could just approve or moderate like comments ?

If not, can you recommand me a plugin compatible with shortcodes ? I tried x-forms on another parallax theme, then accordions, tabs and toggles don’t work anymore on the same page… Thanks for your help ! :grin:

withemes

Hello. Thanks for your interest.

1. Contact form we used is the Contact form 7 plugin. You can download it and test for your need. To style it is also simple, I’ll help you if you need.

2. We do not provide a contributor form for users to contribute the content. I had no experiences about this. Sorry for this. :(

Best Regards

WiThemes

Default-user

thansk for your answer, I havec fun with this theme ! one question: I would use icon box with another text than “learn more” for french spoken people and I don’t find where or how I can change that ? Regards

withemes

Hi. I apologize for the delay on your reply.

It’s very simple. In the shortcode, just use link_text=”apprendre encore plus” like this:

[iconbox icon="paperplane" name="Super Clean" link="#" link_text="apprendre encore plus"]

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonumy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore.

[/iconbox]

Hope this helps

WiThemes

Hi there,

Is there a quick way to change the on-hover menu open/close speed? The open speed is okay, but when I move my mouse away from the menu, the close speed is slower than I’d like.

withemes

Hello. Thanks for purchasing my item.

Please open sonata/js/main.js file and look for “superfish”, edit this code segment:

Change

sf.superfish({
                animation    :   {opacity:'show',height:'show'},
                speed        :   'fast',
                disableHI    :    !$('#wi-mainnav').data('hover-intent'),
                cssArrows    :    true,
                onInit        :    function(){
                                    $(this).find('.sf-with-ul').append('<u class="indicator"><u /></u>');
                                },
                                               });

to

sf.superfish({
                animation    :   {opacity:'show',height:'show'},
                speed        :   'fast',
                delay        :   100,
                disableHI    :    !$('#wi-mainnav').data('hover-intent'),
                cssArrows    :    true,
                onInit        :    function(){
                                    $(this).find('.sf-with-ul').append('<u class="indicator"><u /></u>');
                                },
                                               });

I meant you can add

delay:100

for faster mouse out event.

Hope this helps

WiThemes

Default-user

Thank you very much!

Hello,

Great theme! However my icon shortcodes don’t seem to be working… How to fix this?

E.g. I want the Facebook, Twiter, Instagram, etc. icons on my sidebar. But when I enter the shortcoades in my widget using Text widget it doesn’t work, only the shortcode text shows up instead of the actual icons.

Please help!!!

:stress::stress::stress:

withemes

Hello there.

Have you installed Wi:Shortcodes plugin yet?

And did you use code like this:

[icon icon="facebook" title="Facebook" link="#" /]
[icon icon="twitter" title="Twitter" link="#" /]
[icon icon="linkedin" title="LinkedIn" link="#" /]
[icon icon="instagram" title="Instagram" link="#" /]
Default-user

Thanks for your quick reply! It’s all fixed now, I forgot to install the shortcods plugin. But now i did and all works perfectly!

I have another problem: I pasted this into my custom css:

@media (min-width: 980px) { #primary { width: 70.35897435897436%; } #secondary { width: 27.076923076923077%; }

But makes my thumbnail image spill too close to the excerpt text. How can I keep the proportions but make the sidebar wider? Same proportions of the home page as the “Blog Medium” demo, but with a bigger sidebar.

Thanks in advance!

withemes

Hello.

I’ve tried to paste your code to my demo site and everything seems working well. The sidebar was wider and there was no problem with the thumbnail image. Could you please show me your site?

Best regards

WiThemes

Fantastic theme! I was so happy with how easy it was to use, and to be able to customize my site. Extremely happy how http://www.ehorodnyk.com came out. Definitely worth the price!

withemes

Thank you a lot. I’m glad to hear so. :)

Hope you will enjoy my next projects.

Best Regards

WiThemes

HI! Pre sale question. Is it possible to have a sidebar left and right?

withemes

Hi. Thanks for your interest.

The answer is Yes.

Default-user

Ad the same page? I want to change the content of the sidebars for every page. Do you have an example how this will look? Is it also possible to change the width of the sidebars. Thank you!!

Hi there,

I’m really loving this theme and fixed my previous problems. Thanks for your help.

I now have a different issue – whenever someone visits my site or refresh the page, or click on the logo to the home page, the whole page goes weird and all you see is a white transparent layer over the whole page. Looks like a colorbox/lightbox. But then when you click anywhere on the page, it disappears, so it’s fine. But it’s really annoying and looks unprofessional.

Please help! How can I fix this problem?

My site is http://jessemaricic.com

Many thanks!

Default-user

Hang on – just fixed it! Thanks :)

hello, if i need to make the default blog posts to show only certain categories, on differnet pages.

the blog shortcode [blog number=”5” category=”jetsetter” style=”1” /] this shortcode deosnt work to display the demo default version of the blog. this blog shortcode shows all my categories not just one.

so i want the default blog look for category 1 the default blog look on category 2

and i would like just the shortcode for the default blog to be listed on the site. none of the styles ive tried are the right ones.

thanks holly

withemes

Hello there.

Unfortunately, blog shortcode has only tag parameter, not category, so you can only use it like this:

[blog tag="jetsetter" /]

Please switch to use tag instead.

Thank you

WiThemes

irishng Purchased

Hi can I know how do I create the mega menu like you did in the demo? I tried looking into the documentation but is not stated. Thank you!

withemes

Hello.

Please add “mega” to your menu item. For example, in my demo, I added “mega” to the class of Shortcodes item.

You can show class option by click Screen Options right top of Menu page.

Hope this helps

- withemes -

olegtim Purchased

Great template! Any plans for Bootstrap 3.x upgrade?

withemes

Hello. Thanks for your interest.

Indeed, I do not use anything from Bootstrap in this theme excerpt fluid layout (span2, span3…) so I think there’s no updates for Bootstrap 3.x :)

Best Regards

WiThemes

I love the theme! Is there a way to get the same layouts that used for portfolios but applied to the blog posts, such as the fullwidth and masonry layouts?

withemes

Hi there.

Thanks for purchasing and loving my item. Currently there’s no such an option however I’ll consider to add this feature in some future update.

Best Regards

WiThemes

Hi,

I love this theme and it has functions i am looking for..one of them is the sticky sliding menu http://withemes.net/sonata/pages/page-templates/side-slide-menu/ I had one question regarding is that can i set my own links in the side and also can i add other elements to that side menu?

Also can i increase the page width? Is it built upon bootstrap? Please let me know asap!

Thank you!

withemes

Hello there. Thanks for your interest

1 – The side slide menu is build from H2 and H3 for the page. It takes H2, H3 automatically to create the menu.

2 – You can change the page width by a Custom CSS code, not very complicated. Content / Sidebar is Bootstrap based span9:span3

Best Regards

WiThemes

Default-user

Hi,

Thanks for the reply. Is there a way to build customize sidebar rather then H2 and H3? Also is there a way to add a form in the top menu?

Thank you

withemes

Oh, indeed it’s very hard to build a custom menu instead of automatic because It’s has been integrated into the theme, page template and right now I haven’t had any workaround for it.

Also, top menu expects a normal munu only :(

Best Regards

WiThemes

JuliaVoo Purchased

Is there a method for turning off just the responsive menu portion? I’d like the site as a whole to be responsive, but I’ll be using a different mobile menu.

withemes

Hi there. Thanks for purchasing my item.

If you do not want to display the menu on mobile, please add this line of code to Theme Options > General > Custom CSS:

@media (max-width: 979px)
.toggle-menu,
#wi-mainnav {
display: none !important;
}
}

Hope this helps

WiThemes

indezoo Purchased

Hi,

I have requested for support on your forum but haven’t received any response from 5 days! Can you please just check out your forum for open topics. I need to complete the project asap. Expecting help from you!

Thank you!

Default-user
indezoo Purchased

I am trying to get contact form 7 in a popup when clicked on a button by using plugins like “Form Lightbox” etc…

I found one error in your theme code. Please fix this.. plugins > wi-shortcodes > includes > mce > js > wi_shortcodes_tinymce.js Shortcode end tag for [animated] is currently set to [/center_heading]

Default-user
indezoo Purchased

Also one more thing.. why does the Star shortcode doesn’t have a font icon and has an image? I can’t use it for big sizes.. Any hack for that?

Default-user
indezoo Purchased

Hi, Any luck with the issues of testimonial slider? I really need that solved urgently. Is there anything i can help you with it to solve the issue? Thanks!

JuliaVoo Purchased

Hi there,

Is there a way I can edit the search function to only return the page title/links as opposed to displaying each page in it’s entirety?

withemes

Hello. Thanks for purchasing my item.

1 – Please create a search.php file in sonata directory by duplicating index.php file.

2 – In search.php file, replace

get_template_part('loop/content', get_post_format());

by

get_template_part('loop2/content', get_post_format());

3 – Duplicate loop folder and name it loop2. Open all files in loop2 folder and edit them to display whatever you wish.

Best Regards

WiThemes

Hi there,

I need to change my language to the “reed more” which appears in some shortcode, as I do?

Thank you

withemes

Hello.

Which shortcode do you want to change?

If you want to change iconbox shortcode, there’s a parameter named “link_text”, set link_text=”Something” in your shortcode.

Brs

WiThemes

Hi,

we’re thinking of purchasing this lovely theme, but we would like to know 1) whether we can easily add social media action buttons on the bottom of a blog post 2) whether we can add a recent posts block underneath each blog post

Thanks in advance.

withemes

Hello. Thanks for your interest

These demands are not supported from my item but you can add them easily by a plugin.

- For social, I recommend Simple Social Buttons

- For recent posts, you can try Special Recent Posts

Best

WiThemes

ideavia Purchased

Hi Now, my icon shortcodes don’t appear in the page editor… How to fix this? I have installed the last theme version 1.05 but donĀ“t work. Thank you

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