Discussion on Squared Magazine - Tumblr News / Magazine Theme

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Great Tumblr design!

Just so I’m clear, the only posts that are accepted the text posts? No pictures, video or quote type posts?

Thanks!

squaredWeb

Hello caseon3,

thank you for the kind words. The Theme supports all post types. The Demo just only shows text and picture posts since those are the most “magazine like” post types, but you can use all post types.

Kind regards, squaredWeb

Hello, I am thinking of making a purchase of this awesome theme. Please tell me if colors can be changed? Background colors, title colors, etc. Also does it have social media – facebook ?

Many thanks

squaredWeb

Hello webowner001,

you can upload a picture as a background from the option panel which will be repeated automatically, so if you want a plain color background you simply would upload a 5px x 5px red,blue, whatever colored rectangle and this is would become your background.

There are no Headings, text color and so on colorswitches in the admin panel since we made the experience that those often screw up all the other settings. but like it says in the item description, we are happy to help with little customizations, so if you want a background color, different heading colors or text colors we are happy to update the theme with your wishes for you.

As far as social media goes, there is the twitter box with your twittername as link and you can put any widget you want in the sidear, for example the facebook box with people who follow you and so on.

Kind regards, squaredWeb

EpicFoxx Purchased

Hello,

I noticed after I downloaded this theme, there were lots of folders with different .css files. The main .txt file for this theme did not include any header information, nor any div tags. Must I create that myself?

Thanks!

squaredWeb

Hello EpicFoxx,

thank you for purchasing my theme.

I think the problem might be that you went too far down in the zip file by accident. All the css files you are talking about belong to the documentation file (which is a html document too).

The Theme itself is named squaredMagazine.txt and is directly visible when you open the zip file. All header informations and div tags are in there (you might have to scroll down a bit to see them since the file is rather long). I hope that helped, if not please contact me again.

Kind regards, squaredWeb

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EpicFoxx Purchased

SquaredWeb,

Thank you for your prompt response. I realized my text editor disabled all the html/css information within the file. I opened the .txt file in dreamweaver and saw all the appropriate information there!

Thanks again for the wonderful theme! Epic

squaredWeb

Hello EpicFoxx,

thank you for your compliment. I’m glad everything worked out.

Have fun with the theme and have a nice day :)

Kind regards, squaredWeb

t3lm Purchased

Excellent Seller and Excellent Theme

Thank you

Majid

Hi i just bought this themes, it’s great but one problem.

It seems that the themes didn’t support BOLD / Italic option.

I tried to make some word on my post either bold / italic and none of it showing up on the final result.

Could you help me with this?

Thanks.

squaredWeb

Update:

The updated Version is now online and ready to be downloaded.

Once again, sorry for this bug.

squaredWeb

colliepop

Hi thanks for fixing it.

But I’m sorry can you help me once again? i want to make the twitter show not only 1 update but at least 5 updates?

And also can the post text align as justify instead of left? i try to change it by my self but it end up so so wrong.

Sorry for the trouble and thanks in advance :)

squaredWeb

Hello Colliepop,

that is no problem at all, please write me an email via themeforest and i will send you a customized version of the theme.

squaredWeb

EpicFoxx Purchased

Hello again,

I after installing the theme, I’ve noticed that all of my images float left, even if sandwiched between center tags. My videos do not have that problem. Is there way for me to center images?

Epic

squaredWeb

Hello EpicFoxx,

this is due to the way tumblr is coded, or better because its not possible to use php.Tumblr is just not as flexible as wordpress. We had to decide what to do with images in textposts, the choice was dont float them, but then it wouldnt be much magazine like, since most magazines use a little floated image left to the text. or float them on default.This is only used in text posts, image posts or video as you mentioned are not floated.

If you dont want the images to be floated just open the theme in an texteditor and find this css segment:

/* Textposts Markup /
.textpost img{float:left;margin:4px 15px 4px 0;max-width:500px;}
/
End Textposts Markup */

There you could just delete the float:left; part and your problem is solved.

Hope that helped.

With kind regards, squaredWeb

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EpicFoxx Purchased

SquaredWeb,

That resolved my issue! Thank you so much for all of your support.

Epic

hrezabek Purchased

Greetings! purchased this theme this evening, and I am delighted! You have no idea how few and far between the themes that put content to the left and cluster usable navigation to the right are. Gizmodo has recently switched to this layout for good reason, and I am glad to be able to get closer to that without breaking the bank. Thanks!

I have a question though. I have managed to activate most of the features I see on the demo site, but I cannot seem to get the sidebar you have called [Posts We Like]. I’ve Liked some posts to test it, and don’t yet see it. I also don’t yet see the [People We Follow] widget. I am somewhat new to tumblr, so forgive me… Are these features which will show up when I have correctly Liked or Followed other pages?

If not, is there a site you recommend for the widget code needed to activate these (and any other recommended!) features?

Thanks for any tips!

- Heath

squaredWeb

Dear hrezabek,

thank you for purchasing my theme and the kind words.

In order for the “People we follow” Widget to show something you have to follow people via tumblr.

The “Posts we like widget” shows up when you liked some posts and have the proper tumblr settings, please check the following: log into your tumblr account and from the top navigation choose account -> preferences and see if you have checked the option “Share posts i like”.

If you already liked posts, followed people and checked that option please contact me again and give me your homepage adress, so i can have a closer look.

With Kind regards, squaredWeb

hrezabek Purchased

That did it! Thanks for such a prompt and simple response! -Heath

squaredWeb

No problem, im glad everything worked out.

squaredWeb

My thanks to sqauredWeb.

Really prompt response and very honest – excellent.

squaredWeb

Thanks a lot Colin and good luck with your project.

squaredWeb

hrezabek Purchased

Feedback and Feature idea!

1 – I am loving Squared Magazine; I still want to customize fonts, coloring, header, etc, but if you’d like to see what I’m doing with it so far: http://wholesignal.tumblr.com/

2 – I had an idea today for a feature. I don’t know if it’d be hard or easy, but with what you did to make Tag menus, it seems like something you could pull off. It is, simply, to make a way for an optional Top Feature, where a full-width post or photo is displayed ‘above the fold’ if it is tagged ‘Top’. If multiple posts were tagged ‘Top’, the most recent one would be queue’d to the top slot as the tags were removed. Probably easier said than done. _

Still, thought I’d pass it on! Great work.

- Heath

squaredWeb

Hello Heath,

thanks a lot for your kind words. I like what you did so far with the page.

Thats actually a pretty good idea.I might put that in with a future update since i think other people would like that too.

Kind regards, squaredWeb

KAnder04 Purchased

I just purchased this theme, and I need some help. It is not working properly. I copied the .txt file and pasted it into the custom HTML theme box, but it does not come out looking correct at all.

squaredWeb

Hello KAnder04,

thank you for purchasing my Theme.

Please give me your site url, so i can have a closer look at it.

With Kind regards, squaredWeb

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KAnder04 Purchased

I actually had the same problem as someone above. My TextEdit program removed all of the HTML code, so I opened it in Dreamweaver and everything is fine. But I do have a few problems/questions, and just sent an e-mail to themesupport@squared-web.com to hopefully have a few questions answered. Thank you for your help.

squaredWeb

Dear KAnder04,

im glad everything worked out.

No problem at all, im happy to help.

Kind regards, squaredWeb

Hi Squareweb, I’ve been having a similar problem to the two posts above, here is my url.

http://sinhaus.tumblr.com/

Regards,

Joe

squaredWeb

Hello joebotcherby,

thank you for purchasing my theme.

If you are referring to the texteditor problem, please try to open the theme with the windows notepad or dreamweaver since i have no idea how your standard texteditor is configured.

If that does not help, please write me an email.

Regards, squaredWeb

rforest Purchased

Hi, Your theme looks great. Im having two issues I can’t resolve; First when I’m searching for something, all the queries are giving 0 results. Second when I check the box “show latest articles”, it shows “loading” but no articles.

am i doing something wrong? Can you please point me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance

squaredWeb

Hi rforest,

thanks for purchasing.

The search issue has nothing to do with the theme itself, it is a Tumblr problem.

For the latest article widget to work you have to put your blogs name into the right textfield in the admin options (see the documentation please).

Dont hesitate to send me an email if you have further questions.

- squaredWeb

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rforest Purchased

regarding the “latest articles” i did exactly what is described on the documentation, but still nothing shows…

squaredWeb

please send me your blog url via email so i can have a closer look at it.

- squaredWeb

mokumax Purchased

I just wanted to tell you that this theme is exactly what I’ve been looking for! You really have a good niche with Tumblr. There really aren’t any themes out there with this style. I was looking for a template with wordpress flexibility. I didn’t want to switch from Tumblr and you hit it right on the head. Thank you!

Here’s what I did with your theme:

http://5minaday.com

Craig

squaredWeb

Hello Craig,

thanks a lot for your kind words. Really appreciated!

I like your page, the post about detoxing is so true, i started doing a walk in the park everyday some months ago and it really helps.

- Dominik

mokumax Purchased

Thanks for visiting my blog Dominik. I appreciate that!

Hey, I have a question maybe you can answer. What does the Tumblr search actually search on? Tags? It never works for me. Is this theme related or something else?

Thanks, Craig

squaredWeb

Hello Craig,

unfortunately the Tumblr Search feature is very buggy on tumblrs side. It works only once every 100 trys and this applies to every theme (just look around at themeforest for example).

You can check my implementation by comparing the official tumblr instructions on how to implement search here with my code. It is exactly the same except for a few html classes for styling purposes.

This buggy behaviour is why i implemented the theme option to hide the search field until tumblr fixes everything.

Regards, squaredWeb

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mokumax Purchased

Alright, thanks! I figured that. One more question for you.

Is there a way to create a page (or preferably using a tag so that it’s in the Main menu) that would list the popular posts? By popular I mean the posts that have been tweeted the most?

Ok, I have 2 questions. :)

Is there a way to add a page and have it as part of the main menu? When I say “Main Menu” I mean the menu below the logo image.

thanks! Craig

squaredWeb

Hello Craig,

im afraid your first request is not possible since tumblr does not allow php / database access and doing it with ajax / jquery would make your page incredible slow after you have a certain amount of posts.

Changing the navigation to also link to pages is no problem however. Please write me an email via themeforest and i will send you instructions on how to do that.

- squaredWeb

This looks like a great theme but I have a couple questions:

- Is there support for group blogs? I run a few blogs that accept post submissions via Tumblr’s Submit feature and I like to have author names presented with links back to their Tumblr blog to give them credit.

- Are we allowed to use this theme on multiple sites? One set of my group blogs involves a handful of sites–five for now, maybe a couple more soon–and I’d like to use it on all of them.

- Are some of the there’s features customizable in the Customize > Appearance tab, such as background and link colors?

- Would it be possible for you to add a couple of different post types to the demo site? I think it would really help if we could see how you styled other types of posts by default.

squaredWeb

Hello chartier,

thank you for your interest in my theme.

As for your questions:

Group blogs and the submit feature are two different things, so im not sure which one of them you are talking about, but you can enable submissions and then edit them to have a link to the authors personal blog. That is no problem.

Every license (everytime you buy a theme you get one license) only allows you to use the theme on one blog, so in order to use it on five different blogs you would have to buy the theme five times.

Yes there are theme options, you can add your own background, your own logo and so on.

Well i didnt add more post types to the demo page because i wanted it to look like a magazine, not like every other tumblr blog, but if you send me your email i can add more post types to my testing blog and show you there how they look.

Regards,

-squaredWeb

mslaney Purchased

Hi there

Loving the theme so far but just getting started… apologies for the basic question, but how exactly do I add widgets to the side bar?

Thanks

Martin

squaredWeb

Hello Martin,

thanks for purchasing my theme.

In order to add a widget to the sidebar all you have to do is copy the widgets code into the “Description” textarea of your tumblr account (the same page you installed the theme on, choose “info” from the top navigation and then you see the descrition textarea).

For more infos about that please consult the themes documentation file under D) Adding widgets to the sidebar.

If you have any further questions please contact me any time via email.

Regards, squaredWeb

I just downloaded this theme and I’m excited to use it, however the Navi1-8 tag options aren’t showing up in the Appearance Tab and neither is the Disqus, About, Copyright, Twitter or Analytics options. I restored the defaults as instructed right after downloading the theme. Any idea why they aren’t not showing up?

The site is www.heatherebyrd.com

squaredWeb

Hello Heather,

thank you for purchasing my theme.

I would have to take a closer look at it. If you dont mind it would be best if you would change your password and send me your login credentials via email so i can check some things.

Regards, squaredWeb

Just emailed you. Thanks buddy.

squaredWeb

No problem at all, im glad i could help.

Regards, squaredWeb

Thanks for fixing that issue so quickly. Everything is now working great. Cheers!

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