Discussion on Squared Magazine - Tumblr News / Magazine Theme

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Hi, thank you so much for the theme. Really love the design. But I run into a problem with the slider which I put in the header.

URL : http://sheerglamour.tumblr.com/

I have two pictures for the slider so far, as you can see there are two bullet points on the bottom left corner. I notice that as the bullet points become more, the first link on the navigation bar gradually moves to the right. How do I fix this? Thank you for your time.

squaredWeb

Hello bellystranslation,

thank you for purchasing my theme.

I am sorry, since the slider is not part of the original theme and i have no idea how you implemented it i can only guess. My bet would be that you have to make the container in which you put the slider a bit higher, since i think that the bullets overlap a bit into the navigation, thus pushing the navigation points a bit to the right.

Regards, squaredWeb

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Thanks for the clue. I got it sorted out :)

squaredWeb

Happy to hear things worked out. Enjoy the theme.

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Can I use this theme in an existing blog I started over a few months ago or do I have to make a new one so this theme would really work just fine? I find this theme very nice and I’d like to apply it in my current blog though… thanks, would be glad to hear from you soon.

squaredWeb

Hello dharmachick,

thank you for your interest in my theme. You can install the theme without any problems in your old blog.

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Hello,

Thank you for this template – I can’t tell you how relieved/excited we are to have found it and I will be certain to do a write up on you. I think a lot of people are looking for something like this.

Anyway, I have the template together and it’s working perfectly. There are just a few tweaks I’m wondering if they are possible and if you may have any suggestions…

• Is it possible to only have the most recent posts on the home page or have a feature where we have to tag what we want on the home page? • For the read more feature – I followed your thread to realize it was a tumblr feature but once readers click “read more” is there any way to make the article multi paged so it’s not one very long page of content?

The rest are things I think I can work out but may have a few more questions if I run into issues.

Thank you again! 4GNetwork

squaredWeb

Hello the4gnetwork,

thanks a lot for your kind words, much appreciated!

The two features are both great ideas, but im afraid not possible with Tumblr, since Tumblr is pretty restrictive on what is possible, e.g its not possible to use php code.

Regards, squaredWeb

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frankic Purchased

Where can I change the header tab colors?

squaredWeb

Hello frankic,

you would have to edit the css part of the theme.

Regards, squaredWeb

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LIUNA Purchased

Hello – I’ve been looking for a theme like yours for quite a while and I’m really glad we found it. However, I’m very new to tumblr and I have some questions that are probably basic, but wanted to ask you about:

We would like to fill up the header space with an image. Where in the code would we do this, and what dimensions would work for the image?

I love the optional navigation buttons and plan to make use of them. I assume the intent is that these would link to specific tags. Where in the code do I make this happen, though? The theme options themselves only seem to allow me to determine the text of the buttons themselves, not where they lead when clicked.

Again, sorry for the n00b questions – great work on the theme!

squaredWeb

Hello LIUNA ,

thank you for purchasing my theme.

You can change the heder image from the theme options. Under Appearance and then Logo, just click upload.

The Text in the Navigation would be the tags. If you have a tag called “sports” you would simply put “Sports” into one of the fields and the theme “knows” which tag it has to link to.

Regards, squaredWeb

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LIUNA Purchased

How long should it take the tag pages to add a new post that has the appropriate tag? Right now all I get is a “Not Found” page when I select a tag, either in the nav bar, in the “tags” module, or on the tag in a post itself. Could the problem be that I’m trying to use a tag that includes a hyphen?

squaredWeb

Hello Liuna, please give me your blog url so i can have a look at this.

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LIUNA Purchased

We’re using a custom domain, www.insidetheabc.com. Is that the source of the problem?

squaredWeb

Hello Liuna, i did some testing on different blogs and different themes, it looks like tumblr indeed doesnt like the hyphens. Im afraid you would need to change those.

Regards, squaredWeb

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LIUNA Purchased

Well, that’s something we can work around at least. Glad it’s not the custom domain causing the problem!

squaredWeb

Glad to hear you can work it out. If you have further questions please dont hesitate to contact me again.

Have a happy holiday!

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LIUNA Purchased

OK, two more questions:

1. The “Latest Articles” module doesn’t seem to be doing anything. We have a post live on our site now, but it just says “Loading…” Do we need a certain number of posts for this to kick in?

2. Not sure if this is an issue with the theme or not, but when I have an image at the top of a text post, the text wraps around the right side of the photo, even when the photo is centered. Is there a way to force the text below the photo?

Thank you for your help so far!

squaredWeb

Hello Liuna,

As the documentation states you have to setup the latest article widget by putting the first part of your tumblr url into the appropriate field in the themeoptions. (Even if you are rerouting to a custom url it needs to be the first part of your tumblr url – e.g. if your blog is: myblog.tumblr.com you would put myblog into that field.)

The images are floating to the left by default since this is the default behaviour on most magazine pages. If you want to change that simply find this codesegment:

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

And remove the float:left; part.

Happy holidays, squaredWeb

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Hi, I just purchased the theme, but for some reason, I am missing the actual theme.txt file. I have checked out winace prior to this, but still could not find it.

Would appreciate any help.

Thanks.

squaredWeb

Hello Adelane19,

thank you for purchasing my theme.

Inside the zipped folder should be a .txt file named squaredMagazine_v2.0.txt, which is what you need to install theme.

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Hi,

Thank you. Yes, I figured that out later. I guess when you go through the txt on a mac, the entire details are not shown but when I tried it on the windows platform it did. So eventually, had to copy and paste it. Worked later. :)

Thanks a lot.

squaredWeb

Happy to hear things worked out, enjoy the theme.

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Hey, sorry to bother you again :) I hope this will be the last time.

Just found out something. When you enter the siteURL details in the theme, it apparently leads the tags of the first (most recent) post to the URL (Homepage).

Basically, the space from the header to the tags line clicks to the URL , if the siteURL option is selected.

Any thoughts or ideas?

Thanks as usual.

squaredWeb

Hello Adelane19,

Im not sure i understand the problem. But i never once heard of a bug regarding that option. Please give me the url to your blog so i can have a closer look at it.

Regards, squaredWeb

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Hi,

I did not explain it properly. Sorry about that. Well to rephrase, I shortened the width of the header placing my logo there. But doing so, gets actually leaves the white space between the navigation and the title of my first post (and a few inches below it) – clickable leading back to the home page.

The URL is www.footynions.com

May be, that could help.

Thanks a lot for your prompt response.

squaredWeb

Hello Adelane19,

i see what you mean. You changed the padding of the logo to 150px, which makes the logo break the layout. Please remove this change and everything should be back to normal.

This is the css line in question: #logoimage a{text-decoration:none;margin:0;padding:150px;}

If you need help centering the logo without the padding change please contact me via email and i will send you some lines of code. I feel the comments of the theme are not the right place to post a bunch of code.

Regards, squaredWeb

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Hi! I’m new at this, so please excuse my lame terminology. Does this layout provide an opportunity to create subnav categories (I think it’s called breadcrumb categories on joomla)? If not, is that outside the scope of this layout, or outside the scope of tumblr in general. Thanks and sorry for the dumb question.

squaredWeb

Hello clueless_dev,

your question is not dumb at all. Unfortunately this is out of the scope of the theme. Depending on your html / css skills it could however be implemented without too much trouble.

Regards, squaredWeb

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Thanks so much for the reply. My CSS /html skills are clumsy, at best. I can reverse engineer elements, or dabble enough to change things without instruction, but I don’t think I’m capable of creating new elements without completely breaking the code. The best way I can explain my style would be… imagine if Lucille Ball, from I Love Lucy, decided to improve a template. Much hilarity and chaos would ensue, but very little productivity :(. Thank you, though, for your quick answer! I really appreciate it.

squaredWeb

As much as id like to see that, i understand your point :)

If you however dont find another theme you can always shoot me an email, i do custom changes to my themes for pretty affordable prices.

Regards, squaredWeb

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Hi, thanks for a great theme. I have started my blog here http://brasiloilandships.tumblr.com/ and would like to know how I can include some google add sens ads on the right. In the same way as you have on the demo. Any help woul dbe great. Thank you. Augustin
squaredWeb

Hello augustindownes,

thank you for purchasing my theme and your kind words. In order to add google adsense please open the options of your blog (the appearance tab from your dashboard) and copy the code google gives you into the description textfield – thats it. If you started a new adsense campaign it might take some time till you see the ads, that is normal.

Also i noticed your blog shows all posts in full lenght. If you want to make use of the tumblr “read more” functionality, it is the second button from the right in the options bar (where you can choose boold and italic text) while writing or editing a post.

Regards, squaredWeb

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Hello there.

Is there any way to remove the tag box at the side? Contemplating on buying this theme for the site.

Can you show me any examples of how people customized the theme please? so i have a clear idea of what im getting.

squaredWeb

Hello roderickpark,

thank you for your interest in my theme. Everything you see in the sidebar is optional, if you dont want the tags, you simply dont activate them in the options. The same goes for every other box in the sidebar, they can all be turned on and off from the options.

One customized live example would be here: http://sheerglamour.tumblr.com/

Regards, squaredWeb

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Thank you for your quick reply. Sorry to trouble you but I have another question. Please see my site below: http://www.npknews.com/

I would like to create a widget box on the left side, above the ABOUT , that would look just like the about widget and would integrate the NEWSLETTER sign up form I have below.

Grateful if you could point me in the riight direction.

Thank you very much

Augustin

squaredWeb

Hello augustindownes,

thats no trouble at all. Please send me an email and i will reply to you with a piece of code and instructions on how to integrate it.

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Your Theme is great! but i’m having a small issue with my google analytics code…i tried also to connect it with google ads but still after few days no results…any help? this is the site http://retrogarde.net

squaredWeb

Hello retrogarde,

in order to use the theme on another blogyou would have to purchase another copy of the theme since the regular license only allows one usage on one website per purchase.

As for the google analytics and ads question, could you please change your login credentials to something temporary and email me the login data so i can have a closer look at the issue?

Regards, squaredWeb

squaredWeb

Ok so i checked what i could from the outside.

As far as google ads go, they are working fine on my browser, if you use adblock you have to disable it on your page to see them.

As far as google analytics goes, please enter only your id into the field in the themeoptions (something like: UA-xxxxxxx-xx) nothing more.

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sorry to bother again but since there’s no answer yet i figure you might answer both questions in one ;-) may i use the theme for another blog as well? or do I have to purchase a licence for each blog? thanks

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thanks a lot for answering so quick! I’ll get another copy of your theme soon then…great work! ciao

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jillvc Purchased

Hi, I just purchased this theme. I’ve tried to install the theme, however the whole page is messed up and nothing comes out. It completely doesnt work. my website is http://www.thenocturnowl.com , can you please tell me whats wrong?

Jill

squaredWeb

Hello jillvc,

thank you for purchasing my theme. This is an issue than can occur with tumblr themes depending on the program you use to open the .txt file and its settings. Some programs like word for example cant read html code and thus the theme seems to be broken, but its not, just half of its code wasnt copied. Just open the theme with an dedicated codeeditor like the free notepad++, dreamweaver or the standard windows notepad and install it again.

Regards, squaredWeb

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jillvc Purchased

Thank you very much for your quick and prompt response, very helpful. Everything is sorted now and the layout it running :) One more question, is there anyway to alter the theme a little bit, where if you click ‘Home’, instead of going to the main blog, it always only views posts with a specific tag? I run a news-sharing website, and I’d like it if users clicked ‘Home’ and instead of a mixture of posts, it only show posts where I’ve tagged ‘today’, so the main ‘Home’ page is specific news.

thank you very much Jill

squaredWeb

Hello Jill, happy to hear everything is sorted out. The changes you need are no problem at all, please drop me an email (via my profile or to the email adress in the documentation) and ill send you a piece of code and instructions on how to implement it.

Regards, squaredWeb

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