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I’m trying to get the common plugin “Peter’s Login Redirect” to function on my site using your Sputnik theme. I’m unable to get the redirect to function as expected and after looking into it a common cause seems to be that sometimes a theme hooks into the login redirect function before the plugin can.

Do you have any experience with this or can you confirm that your theme does or doesn’t utilize that function? This would help me troubleshoot the issue further.

Hi shep123,

I’ve just tested the plugin and it seemed to work fine when setting a redirect on a user. Sputnik doesn’t use the login_redirect function so it’s unlikely to be caused by the theme. Maybe you have another plugin installed that’s causing the issue? I’d suggest disabling all plugins and then testing, if that works enable them one by one until you find the culprit.

I want to add an author bio at the end of each post. Is there an easy way to do that?

Hi flavmartins,

There isn’t a built in way to add an author bio but I like the idea so I’m going to look at adding it to the theme this week. I’ll let you know when it’s ready.


I have an issue with the contact form and I saw that there is the same issue in the demo here as well.

If I fill all the fields of the contact form correct and click on the Send button I get the following message:

“Woops! It looks like there was a problem with your submission. Please check the required fields and resubmit.”

Hi Fabrimedia,

You just need to fill in the receiving email address option to tell the contact form where to send the emails. You can find the setting in Appearance -> Customize -> Theme Options. The demo purposely doesn’t have this set up as it would just receive a lot of email from people testing it if it did :)

Can you have multiple sidebars with this theme?

Hi jameseo,

Multiple sidebar functionality isn’t built into the theme but there are a number of multi/custom sidebar plugins that will work with Sputnik. A good one to look at is

I was hoping to change the copyright information (or at least add to it.) I did purchase a regular license for my client.

I’m about to change the color, but not the content – that I can see. Help please?

Hi MHealyDesign,

You’re free to change the copyright information to whatever you like, you’ll just need to edit the footer.php file on line 8 starting with:

<p class="copyright"></p>


Can you let me know how to change the footer information? i.e edit the line ‘© 2015 / Powered by WordPress / Sputnik Theme by JollyGoodThemes’ and also change the title above this to lowercase?

Many thanks

Hi elbowcreative,

You can edit the footer information on line 8 of the footer.php file. If you don’t want any of it you can just replace everything between the <p class="copyright"></p> tags.

To make the site title in the footer lowercase add the following to your CSS

.footer-site-title { text-transform: none; }

Let me know if you need a hand with anything else.

Hello! I just installed the theme and followed the instructions given with Wordpress theme only then the xml file and slider plugin yet my site is still not showing the theme. It’s showing up as activated yet when I go to preview or view, the hosting sites basic coming soon still remains. Please advise as to what to do.

This is my URL:

Thanks, J

I seem to have removed the homepage image by accident under home-feature. Here is the code:

<?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?> <article id=”post-<?php the_ID(); ?>” <?php post_class(); ?>> <?php the_content();?> <!- .post-content -> <?php the_post_thumbnail; (‘tall-post-image’)?> <!- .post-feature -> </article><!- .post -> <?php endwhile; ?> <!- .primary-content -> <!- .container -> <!- .main ->

Can you tell me what went wrong? And the image that I am using there, can you tell me how to have it not scale to 100% but remain the actual image size it is?

Thanks, J

This is the site link:

1. As you can see the image has disappeared on the homepage. I just wanted to replace the 2 iphone images and decrease the size.

2. Is there a way to add CAPTCHA to the contact form?

3. Is there a way to lighten/add percentages to the overlay on the images on the slider image on the homepage?

Please advise at your earliest convenience. – J

Hi J,

Sorry about the delay in replying.

1 – To fix the home page image I’d recommend downloading the theme again and replacing the template-home.php file with a fresh copy. To make the image it’s natural size add the following to your style.css

.home-feature img {
    margin: 0 auto; /* This line centers the image in the column */
    width: auto;

2 – The contact form already has an invisible honeypot captcha so you’re unlikely to get any spam through the form unless specifically targeted. If you’d like to use a traditional captcha without editing any code you could try one of the form plugins such as Contact Form 7 or GravityForms.

3 – You can customize the opacity of the header image overlay by going to Appearance -> Customize -> Colors and editing the Header Overlay Color Opacity option.

Hope that helps! Let me know if any of that wasn’t clear.

Hi, I have a query about the page template “home with blog”.

My website is:

I am using this page template for my home page. I am finding that “previous posts” navigation button at the bottom of the page does not actually link to previous posts. Instead it keeps returning to the home page. I also have a second page for my blog called ‘news feed’ and the post navigation buttons seem to work fine. Can you help me with the previous post button on my home page?


I’ve just submitted an update to the theme to fix this issue, it should be through the review queue soon and ready to download. If you’d like to get it fixed sooner it’s very easy, just open up the template-home-blog.php file and replace line 27 with the following:

$paged = (get_query_var('page')) ? get_query_var('page') : 1;

Hope that helps.

Thanks a lot for your prompt reply. Works perfectly.

Contact form is not working, the error message works but there is no success message and no email is ever received (tried with several email addresses).

Sure, to confirm that it’s a server configuration issue can you try sending a password reset message by clicking “Lost your password?” on the WordPress login screen. You don’t need to actually reset your password I just to want confirm whether or not it’s able to actually send an email. If it doesn’t work then it’s definitely a configuration issue and you’ll need to either install or enable an email system on the server. Let me know what happens but if it’s not able to send any emails your hosting provider will probably be better positioned to help you get it set up. :)

Thanks for the reply. The ‘lost password’ function works as expected. What next?

Hmm strange, could you give me admin access so I can take a closer look? You can email me though my profile here –


cwd7535 Purchased

When I bought this I thought it was going to import it pretty much as the preview was. It doesnt have all the editable banners etc. IS there a way to get it set up the exact same way and then edit colors, photos and text?

To change the font add the following to your style.css file with your font name edited in:

a.more-link {
    font-family: "Roboto", sans-serif;

.comment-meta {
    font-family: "Open Sans", sans-serif;

You may also need to include the font in the theme-stylesheets.php file.


cwd7535 Purchased

Can I change the color of the Menu Text?

Sure you’ll just need to add some CSS to your style.css file:

.nav-header .menu-item a {
    color: #FFFFFF;

.nav-mobile .menu-item a {
    color: #FFFFFF;


Whenever I attempt to upload a banner via the customization sidebar, it shows up in the side bar but it doesn’t appear on the site at all.

Hi alanmuther,

Would it be possible for you to send your WP login details to me so I can take a closer look? I haven’t been able to recreate this issue on my test server. You can email me through my profile page here –

thanks! You’re all set up. I sent you the login info.


cniinc Purchased

We have been running Sputnik for a year now and suddenly the logo stopped showing up. When we try to upload a new logo, it does not save nor show up. What can I do to remedy this?

That sounds strange, I haven’t been able to recreate the issue on my test server. Would it be possible for you to send your WP login details to me so I can take a closer look? You can email me through my profile page here –

I’m trying to check the smaller headings on the top of subpages (not the home page template). I keep seeing the greyish colour I’ve set inside the customizer. The header image isn’t showing :S. Any idea what I’m doing wrong? It’s semi-live @

Hi Gerben,

Have you uploaded an image through Appearance -> Customizer -> Header Image? It should show up once you do that, if not could you give me your login details so I can take a closer look? You can email me through my profile –

How do I update this theme? Do I just overwrite the current files?

Hi kjaonline,

Sorry for the late reply. Yes overwriting the current files with the latest ones will work to update theme. Let me know if it gives you any trouble.

My slides are not slides and are stuck in a list view. Any idea how to change it? My site isn’t live, so I can’t link you to it yet. Thanks!

Hi Alan,

It’s difficult to say without seeing the site. It could be a CSS or JavaScript issue. Was it working before? Did it stop working after installing a plugin? Could you have a look at the browser console to see if there are any errors there? You can see the console by pressing CTRL + Shift + J on the page

Hello! Love the theme.

I’m having trouble getting the main site logo to set after upgrading WordPress to 4.4 (or whatever the latest version is) – is this a known issue?


- John

Hi John,

Sorry for the late reply! There is indeed an issue with the logo setting in WP 4.4, I’ve just submitted an update to Themeforest to fix this. It’s in the review queue now but if you’d like to get it sooner feel free to email me through my profile –

If anyones having trouble with the logo setting not working in WordPress 4.4 I’ve released an update to Sputnik (version 1.6.5) that will fix it. You can download it by hovering over your username at the top of the page and selecting “Downloads”.


pageseo Purchased

Hi. How to create a page with blog post list? Like that:

Hi pageseo,

To set up the blog page:

Go to Pages -> Add New and publish a new page to be used for your blog (you don’t need to add any content to this page).

Go to Settings -> Reading and select the page you just created from the Posts page selection box.

Click Save Changes and your page should now be displaying your blog posts!

Let me know if you run into any trouble with it.


pageseo Purchased

Thank you. Works great.


Kbednall Purchased

Hi I am trying to install and getting this message Unpacking the package…

Installing the theme…

The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.

Theme install failed. What is the fix

Hi Kbednall,

It sounds like you might be trying to install the theme zip that contains all the additional help files. To download the installable zip file go to Themeforest, hover over your username in the top right and click Downloads. Then click on the green Download button next to Sputnik and select “Installable WordPress file only”. You should then be able to use that file to install the theme.

Hope that helps! Let me know if not.