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shep123 Purchased


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 :)

jameseo Purchased

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 https://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-sidebars/

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: http://www.halimlawfirm.com/

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: http://www.halimlawfirm.com/...

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: http://airtransportinnovationcentre.com/

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.