Discussion on Sonata - Elegant Multi-purpose Wordpress Theme

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  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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Is it possible to make “blog small” ??? You have blog large, and blog medium. But not blog small.

withemes

Hello.

What did you mean by a “blog small”? A square thumbnail?

Default-user

Like a smaller square thumbnails. Yes. Is that possible? More like this size on http://mashable.com/category/must-reads/

withemes

Unfortunately, my theme doesn’t support such a layout. I’ll consider to add it if have more damands.

Best Regards

Default-user

Thank you for the fast and straight to the point answers.

withemes

You’re welcome :)

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

I’m fluctuating between Norris and Sonata, and I really would like to pick Sonata. However, I really like the full screen that Norris starts with. Is there a way to have the full screen splash page on Sonata? Both are quite nice, regardless.

withemes

Hello. Thanks for your interest. Actually, I do not have an option for fullscreen slider in Sonata theme. Hope you’ll choose a best theme for your need.

Best. :)

Withemes

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

I am having a little trouble signing up to the support forum. I am waiting for the password to be emailed but it has not arrived.

I have tried “forgotten password” but it is now saying that my username is not recognised.

Jayce

withemes

Hello. Sorry for this inconvenience. :(

I don’t know your username on my support site so I created manually an username for you:

username: jayce103
password: 123456 (please login and help me to change it)

Please login and change your password, email… If you don’t like this username, please let me know your username that you registered.

Best Regards

Withemes

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irishng Purchased

On single post, I find the post meta under the title a waste of space. How can I shift it to the bottom of the content? Thank you!

withemes

Hello. Thanks for purchasing my item.

You can open sonata/single.php file and look for <?php wi_meta(); ?> and move it to anywhere you want. :)

Hope this helps

Withemes

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  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars

Nice work!! Good luck! :)

withemes

Thanks! :)

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  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Sold between 1 000 and 5 000 dollars
withemes

Thanks mate! :D

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

considering your theme for an art gallery site. Curious, is there any way to display shopping categories or featured products on home page?

withemes

Definitely. You can use shortcodes from WooCommerce for showing them. If not sure, please download WooCommerce and test with Twenty Twelve theme first. :)

Default-user

ok, but style wise, your theme does not come with display shortcodes for products, right?

withemes

No. My theme does. These shortcodes are from WooCommerce plugin and can be used in ANY theme. Indeed, this page is built from the shortcode to display products.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
  • Sweden

Hi !

Can I get the footer to look like your other theme NORRIS, with the centered icons and logo?

withemes

Yes, but logo is above and social icons below. :) If you want to make the icons above, you’ll need to edit footer.php file somehow. But it’s simple, I think. :)

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years

I post a lot of pictures in one post. Can the thumbnail appear on only the homepage and vanish once the separate posts are visited?

Thank you.

withemes

Hello. I don’t really get your idea. Could you please give me a real example from your site? Thanks.

Default-user
http://66.147.244.222/~miasuray/2014/03/monuments-in-paris-sainte-chapelle.html

Here’s an example. I would like to remove the featured image only on single posts.

Appreciate the assistance :)

withemes

Hello there. Could you please give me the information to access your site?

Default-user

Whoops sorry. Deactivated for you :)

withemes

Yes. It’s pretty simple. Please go to Theme Options > Single and turn OFF for this option:

Display featured image on single post

Hope this helps

Withemes

Default-user

Hello. Thanks for replying.

Tried that, but it still shows on mine. Are you able to do it?

withemes

Opps! What a shame. I’ve just checked it and there’s a small issue here. However it’s very easy to fix. :)

Please download this file, unzip and upload to wp-content/themes/sonata/ directory on your server, replace old sinlge.php file. Everything gonna be fine.

Best Regards

Withemes

Default-user

Fixed! Awesome, thank you!

Default-user

New question — my homepage is the blog. How do I change or remove the titlebar from showing the name of the recent post on the homepage/blog.

Like on the Sonata preview, the title’s written “Blog Large/Medium”

Default-user

Another question, how do I change the width of sidebar?

withemes

Hi.

1 – It seems you’ve been successfully changing your homepage blog. :) Congratulations!

2 – Please add this code to Theme Options > General > Custom CSS:

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

Please remember that 2 above numbers must be adjusted simultaneously. Eg 70 and 27, 69 and 28, 68 and 29 so on. Please do not remove decimal numerals.

Best

Withemes

Default-user

Hi, thanks for your response. Appreciate it. However, I’m still stuck and hope you can provide guidance.

1- .wi-titlebar is still on the homepage, is it possible for it not to contain name of latest post? OR i’d like to keep the titlebar only for single pages. Is this possible?

2- Tried copying code and pasting it on Custom CSS after you suggested, but nothing happened :(

withemes

Hello.

1 – Yeh, I’ve checked again and there’s a small problem you set blog homepage. The best way I can suggest now is adding a new page namely “Blog” or something, then insert [blog /] shortcode to that page, and hide title bar for that page, then in Settings > Reading, set that page as your homepage.

2 – I didn’t see your code when viewing source. Have you saved your settings yet? Or are you using any caching plugin?

Default-user

Hi again, 1- Cool. Got it, thank you :)

2- I’ve tried adding it again. Don’t think I’m using any plugin which could affect this.

withemes

Let drop me an email via my profile contact form with your site login info, I’ll help you further. :)

- withemes -

Default-user

Hi, I think the problem lies in the Custom CSS edit. However, will email you too.

withemes

Hello.

Sorry for this incovenience. There’s a small issue with my functions.php that made Custom CSS couldn’t work. I’ll fix it ASAP in the next update. Hope you can wait. I’ll come very soon.

Best Regards

Withemes

Default-user

Of course. Thank you. Would appreciate that.

withemes

The theme has been updated. Please check it. :)

Default-user

Ok will do!

By the way re:

“1 – Yeh, I’ve checked again and there’s a small problem you set blog homepage. The best way I can suggest now is adding a new page namely “Blog” or something, then insert [blog /] shortcode to that page, and hide title bar for that page, then in Settings > Reading, set that page as your homepage.”

Once I did this, the navigation for pages wont work eg http://www.xx.com/page/2 would lead to main homepage and not page 2.

Help?

withemes

Hi. I’ve just checked your site and the pagination is working well.

Is this the page 2 that you’re looking for?

Page 2

Default-user

Yes, but I had to enable “latests posts” as page displays. If I put the blog on static page, page 2,3 etc. won’t appear.

I’ve enabled the static page, you can see it now.

Default-user

Btw thanks for the new functions.php, sidebar’s great now :)

withemes

Hi.

Yes, you’re right. I have submited the update. That issue will be fixed in that update. Please download it when v1.0.3 is available. :)

Best Regards

Withemes

Default-user

Okay thank you!

Default-user

I notice that there’s a smiley face on a white space beneath the footer when my site is on mobile. Is that an error?

withemes

It’s generated by Jetpack plugin, not an issue.

Is this your problem?

Default-user

Ahhhh thanks a lot :) Totally new to wordpress, so I can’t tell whether it’s the theme or something else. Appreciate the help.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years

Hi There is some issues with the $19 slider bar does it come with the theme? When I’d uploaded the theme the widget for the slider is showing not active. Please help, any suggestions? I’m very new to this.

withemes

Hello. Thanks for purchasing my item.

The $19 included item is the Revolution slider, not a slider bar. You can find it in Appearance > Install plugins.

Hope this helps

Withemes

Default-user

I keep getting this message when ever I try to activate.

I did upload through my FTP account. to make sure its ready to upload on wordpress. Warning: require_once(/home6/leeaison/public_html/wp-content/plugins/revslider/inc_php/framework/include_framework.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home6/leeaison/public_html/wp-content/plugins/revslider/revslider.php on line 16

Fatal error: require_once(): Failed opening required ’/home6/leeaison/public_html/wp-content/plugins/revslider/inc_php/framework/include_framework.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/php/54/usr/lib64:/usr/php/54/usr/share/pear’) in /home6/leeaison/public_html/wp-content/plugins/revslider/revslider.php on line 16

withemes

It’s a bit weird because many customers and I could activate this plugin.

1 – Let try to install it manually. That’s plugin is located in sonata/inc/plugins/revslider.zip, just install that plugin in normal way.

2 – If this doesn’t help, please let me access your admin dashboard by dropping me an email via my profile contact form, I’ll help you further.

Best Regards

Withemes

  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
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  • Has been a member for 1-2 years
  • Turkey

When i upload theme, i see this error…What is that?

Warning: getimagesize() [function.getimagesize]: http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_fopen=0 in /home/helpaspirituel.com/httpdocs/wp-content/themes/sonata/functions.php on line 1646

Warning: getimagesize(http://www.helpaspirituel.com/wp-content/themes/sonata/images/logo.png) [function.getimagesize]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /home/helpaspirituel.com/httpdocs/wp-content/themes/sonata/functions.php on line 1646

withemes

Hello. Thanks for purchasing my item.

My theme uses getimagesize function to calculate logo size for Retina displaying. Some hosting provider doesn’t allow this function. Please contact your hosting provider to enable getimagesize from PHP.ini file, then everything gonna be OK.

Hope this helps

Withemes

Default-user

and how can i upload demo?

Default-user

Is that possible? I wanna import demo but i could not find…

withemes

Hi.

The demo content is included in the download package from Themeforest. Its name is demo.xml. :) Just follow steps in the Documentation attached in the download package.

Best

Withemes

Default-user

Hi, ?t is failed to import demo files… Warning: set_time_limit() has been disabled for security reasons in /home/helpaspirituel.com/httpdocs/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-importer/wordpress-importer.php on line 91 Failed to import pa_quality Acceptable Failed to import pa_color Black

Default-user

also , i wanna change title of portfolio details…

Default-user

I wanna change these titles ecause my web site won’t be english.Or i wanna remove them…(DETAILS, DESCRIPTION,PREVIOUS PROJECT,CLIENT,DATE,LOCATION,CATEGORIES )

withemes

Hello.

1 – To import the demo file (for any theme), you have to run the script in some interval of time. So let contact your hosting provider support to enable set_time_limit function and tell them to set it at least 900s. 1800s is even better.

2 – You can change the portfolio details label in Appearance > Theme Options > Portfolio.

Hope this helps

Withemes

  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
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  • Turkey

When i upload theme, i see this error…What is that?

Warning: getimagesize() [function.getimagesize]: http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_fopen=0 in /home/helpaspirituel.com/httpdocs/wp-content/themes/sonata/functions.php on line 1646

Warning: getimagesize(http://www.helpaspirituel.com/wp-content/themes/sonata/images/logo.png) [function.getimagesize]: failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in /home/helpaspirituel.com/httpdocs/wp-content/themes/sonata/functions.php on line 1646

withemes

Hello. Thanks for purchasing my item.

My theme uses getimagesize function to calculate logo size for Retina displaying. Some hosting provider doesn’t allow this function. Please contact your hosting provider to enable getimagesize from PHP.ini file, then everything gonna be OK.

Hope this helps

Withemes

  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

Hello.

I’m interested in purchasing your theme. Is there a function to put the team members on the home page?

withemes

Hello. Thanks for your interest.

You can put the team members in any page, and you can put almost everything on the home page. All is built from shortcodes.

Best Regards

Withemes

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • United States

Dear Witthemes,

I’m considering buying this theme, but was curious about the backend inside the Wordpress CMS. To build the pages, do you use modules and drag & drop for placement of content on the page? Are there some screenshots or a video you can provide that show what it looks like or how its used?

Thanks in advance! Matt

withemes

Hello. Thanks for your interest.

We use shortcodes to build pages. Please drop me an email via my profile contact form, I’ll send you user & pass to view the backend of demo site.

Best

Withemes

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years

Hi, I really like this theme!!! Want use for music quartet so your name Sonata is link with it :-)

I have question if is there Page builder?

Thank you so much for answer. Sarka

withemes

Hello. Thanks for your interest.

My theme comes with shortcodes and shortcode generators from TinyMCE, not a page builder. However, I think it’s also easy to understand and use.

Hope this helps

Withemes

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Sarka78 Purchased

Hi, The tempalate is amazing! Finally I bought it I am very happy with clean design and without PageBuilder is o.k. it is not difficult:-)

I have 2 questions (tried to login into support by I am not able get there. Still waiting for restarting of pasword and no email yet!)

1st question – I want try Center logo and Center navigation. If I did it in Theme options – Header – Header style – Central logo and navigation. It is: Cetral logo and left navigation. More here: http://josefsukpianoquartet.com/ Do you have any idea how to do it?

2nd question – Translation. Could you please give me some advice how to do in multilanguage (only two language) I need doble pages – some content and design but different language. And also header and footer in another language. I will be very happy for your advice!

Thank you so MUCH! Šárka

ps: I am beginner on WordPress so could you explain me in very primitive way :-)

withemes

Hi. Thanks for purchasing my item. I’m glad to hear that you’re happy with it.

1 – I apologize. This was a small issue. I’ve submited an update to fix that issue. Please download and update the item when you get notification email from Envato. Please read How to update Wordpress theme?

2 – Please use WPML or some multilingual plugin. I cannot tell more details but many people use WPML to build a multilingual site. Please access that site to get more information.

Best Regards

Withemes

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

Hi I’m thinking of buying this theme to upgrade my existing site (http://www.theheartbandits.com). In my current site I have a logo that is roundish and the bottom part of the logo creates a cutout of my homepage slider. I had a designer make this years ago and I just want to see if making the logo do this with Sonata is possible. Do you know if it is? Is it some customization I need to do with the code or do I have to just push the slider down?

withemes

Hello. Thanks for your interest.

I think the trouble with the logo can be solved easily with some custom CSS rule for your logo image, you don’t need to push the slider down.

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

Hi, i’m adding custom css within the theme settings to change the header/logo height but it isn’t taking affect. http://lotuspromo.server296.com/

I wanted the logo/header to be 144px tall and added (to custom css):

wi-header {

width: 100%; height: 144px; position: relative; background: #fff; z-index: 9999; transition: height .3s ease-out; } #wi-logo img { max-height: 144px; display: block; }

Any ideas?

withemes

Hello. Thanks for purchasing my item.

When viewing your site, I do not see any custom CSS rule applied for the wi-header element. May it was deleted by you? When I try to apply these rules, I see everything was OK. :)

Please add your code to Theme Options > General > Custom CSS:

#wi-header { width: 100%; height: 144px; position: relative; background: #fff; z-index: 9999; transition: height .3s ease-out; } #wi-logo img { max-height: 144px; display: block; }
Default-user

Thanks for getting back to me. The code is there it just doesn’t seem to pick it up? Weird?

withemes

Hello. I still do not see any rule for wi-header element from your site. Please drop me an email via my profile contact form with your admin acc. I will help you further. :)

Best Regards

Withemes

withemes

Hello. Sorry for this inconvenience.

It was a small bugs from my functions.php file. I fixed for you and now you can use Custom CSS fine. :) I’ll fix for other customers in the next update.

Many thanks for your feedback.

Best Regards

Withemes

Default-user

thanks very much :)

Default-user

How can I have a separate logo for the header as you scroll down please? The automatic re-sizing doesn’t work well for the particular logo i’m using so would like to replace just that logo with a custom version.

withemes

Hmm, It seems not easy and need to edit something but I’ll take a try to help you this case. Let choose your logo image of the sticky header and send me that image URL. :)

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  • Canada
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jadeway Purchased

I’m having an issue with Firefox upscaling the Imageboxes into squares. This is happening on mac and pc. The images are being scaled and cropped which isn’t ideal. The imageboxes on the demo site seem to look fine on firefox but no matter how I test mine they are getting scaled. Any ideas?

withemes

Hello. Thanks for your feedback.

It was a small issue and I’ll fix it in an update today.

Best

Withemes

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years

Love the theme!

How do i allow for the logo to be the actual size i’ve made it? It shrinks it a bit each time.

thanks!

withemes

Hi. I appologize for delay on your reply. :)

- If you’re talking about logo width, please go to Theme Options > Header and change the Header Proportion to 4:8 or 5:7

- If you’re talking about logo height, please update to v1.0.2 add this line to Theme Options > Custom CSS:

#wi-header {width: 100%; height: 144px; position: relative; background: #fff;} #wi-logo img { max-height: 144px; display: block; }

Replace 144px by the number you want.

Best Regards

Withemes

Default-user

thanks so much! worked great!

can’t seem to get the twitter widget to display my tweets though? i have tried in the social tab in settings to put the ulr and then tried just the twitter handle but neither worked.

thanks!

withemes

Hello. Have your filled the Twitter API parameters yet?

Here’s the plugin page. It has some helpful info for you. If you still can not make it work, let drop me an email via my profile contact form with your admin dashboard acc, I’ll help you further.

Best Regards

Withemes

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

Hi, I’m considering purchasing this theme but I’m wondering if the blog posts can be set to view in masonry/grid format as well- or if that is only for a separate portfolio option like I see in some themes. Thanks!

withemes

Hi. Thanks for your interest.

Unfortunately, masonry/grid format is only available for portfolio items, not for blog. :(

Best Regards

Withemes

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