Discussion on Squared Magazine - Tumblr News / Magazine Theme

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I just bought the Squared Magazine theme to use with my tumblr blog: shashikiran-lite.com

How do I instal the theme? The zip file that I’ve downloaded isn’t much help.

Thanks for any help.

squaredWeb

Hello shashikiran,

thank you for purchasing my file.

Please unzip the file you downloaded to your desktop. Then browse to the folder “documentation” and doubleclick on the index.html file. Now your browser will open the themes documentation where, amongst other things, the whole installation process is explained.

Enjoy the theme, squared Web

Dear Sir, Dear Madam:

I am not able to install the theme, and I see that the process is cumbersome, also to maintain. Would you kindly refund my money?

If the same theme is offered direct on the tumblr “customize theme” page, I’d be happy to buy it afresh.

Thanks.

squaredWeb

Hello shashikiran,

if you find the process troublesome im happy to install the theme for you. Please send me your tumblr login credentials as well as the name of the blog (if you have more than one in that account) you want to use the theme for with an email.

Authors cant give any refunds since the whole payment process is handled by envato, not the authors. In order to request a refund you would have to contact the envato support team. But since the theme works perfectly fine im afraid that by the nature of it being a virtual item there isnt much chance of getting one.

But like i said im happy to assist you in any way and as soon as you send me your login credentials i will install the theme for you.

Regards, squared Web

Dear customers,

i recently changed my hosting provider as well as my domain. If you did purchase one of my files before May 15th, 2012 please download the file again in order to get my new email adress from the documentation or use the contactform on my profilepage to contact me. My apologies for any inconvenicene this may cause.

Hi squared Web,

I was looking to purchase your Squared magazine theme for tumblr. I really like the design I just want to check I can make a few alterations to it with your help?

1) I am fully aware that the theme has a widget on the right with facebook ‘like’ ability, but I wanted to know if it was also possible to add a side widget with all the various button/links to all my companies social media pages (e.i. vimeo, youtube, linkedin, Facebook fan pages, twitter profile etc) so my clients can click on the link and it will take them to my pages via a new window, and they can view them.

2) I also wanted to confirm that I could make some changes to the appearance. For example; I would like to change all the background to make it all completely white, I would like to change the 2 category bars at the top from black to white and then make the text black or light grey. And maybe even change the font if possible.

Can you let me know if all this is possible?

Thank you for all your help, you have created a very beautiful theme.

Regards

Brian www.schlickart.com schlickart.tumblr.com

squaredWeb

Hello SchlickArt,

thank you for your interest in my theme and your kind words.

1) This is absolutely possible and i would be happy to assist with it. I would however have to ask for a little fee for that (i hope you understand), but my fees are very reasonable on themeforest custom work and if you are interested in this, please send me an email via the contactform in the bottom right of my profile: http://themeforest.net/user/squaredWeb

2) This is possible as well and only requires a few changes to the css code of the theme (changing a few little things is usually included for free in my service, but again if it gets to a certain point i would have to ask for a small fee).

Regards, squaredWeb

I just purchased this theme and I’ve tried to install following the directions, however it doesn’t come out right at all – the preview looks just like plain text, no images, boxes, no tabs, no buttons. Am I missing something? I’m not sure how to troubleshoot this and I haven’t found any commenters who seem to be having the same problem as me.

I’d really appreciate your help.

Thanks!

squaredWeb

Hello AdrienneElise,

thank you for purchasing my theme and my apologies for the late answer.

The problem you have is very easy to fix. Tumblr themes come in .txt files, which can be openend by a lot of programs, unfortunately not all of those programs are able to read html code (Word for example) and then simply ignore the html code resulting in the white screen you described.

In order to fix this please just open the theme with a program that is able to read html, like dreamweaver or coda on a mac or notepad++ or the very basic windows editor on a windows pc and install it again.

This will take care of the problem and your theme will work as intended.

Sorry for the inconvenicene and if you have any further questions please dont hesitate to contact me.

Thanks! I opened it in Dreamweaver and it worked perfectly. Love the theme.

squaredWeb

Thanks a lot, im happy to hear that everything worked out.

I hope you will enjoy the theme for a long time and should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me again.

I was hoping to make a few personalized changes to my blog. I was wondering if they are possible and if they’ll incur an extra fee / how much. - can you make the quote part of the quote posts appear in a larger font size to distinguish them more from the text posts - can you change the menu bar titles to lower case? - is it possible to have titles for picture and video posts as well – not just text posts? - there is an option on the customize section to ‘show related articles’ – I’m not sure where these are supposed to show up, but i don’t see them. Can the related posts show up below the post with thumbnail images? -is it possible to have thumbnail images with the recent articles on the right side?

I appreciate your help

Best,

Adrienne

squaredWeb

Hello AdrienneElise,

thank you for purchasing one of items.

As far as your questions go:

1.Changing the font size of the quote post is possible. 2. Changing the menu bar titles to lower case is possible as well. 3. Titles for video and image posts are not possible however since tumblr itself does not permit those, there is unfortunately nothing i can change about that. 4. By turning the ‘show related articles’ option on and off you can decide wether you want the related posts of every post to appear on the permalink page. 5.The related posts can unfortunately not be displayed with thumbnails, again this is a problem with tumblr itself as tumblr does not have any feature to add a thumbnail to each post. 6. The same as above is unfortunately true for the recent articles.

Unfortunately i wont be able to assist you right away as i have a lot of work to finish before going away over the weekend, but if you send me an email i will get back to you as soon as possible.

Regards, squaredWeb

Is there any way to make the theme full resolution, my page has huge ugly gaps on the side, unsatisfied with that…

squaredWeb

Hello lowerstandards,

thank you for purchasing my theme.

I am very sorry to hear that you re not satisfied with the look of the theme and unfortunately there are currently no plans to make it responsive.

yetihk Purchased

I bought this theme, diligently followed the instructions and ended up with this crap: http://screencast.com/t/W00FKv2tIR8v

I want a refund, it’s not operating as advertised…

squaredWeb

Hello yetihk,

thank you for your purchase, i already answered your email.

To make things short, you used a program that cant read html code to open the theme, this results in the html code not being installed and then of course the theme wont work.

I hope my email will answer your questions and you will enjoy the theme from this point on.

Regards, squaredWeb

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yetihk Purchased

ok sorted out now with some help. would appreciate if the docs were updated so its easier for others like me in the future. apart from that, great theme

DannyR9 Purchased

Hello, to the author of this theme, thank you…. but I would like to see if you can update this theme and leave a space between post… I want them to look separate from each other, they get very confused when a post a single picture and then a post (2 different posts, looking like they are just one) thank you! Have a great day!

squaredWeb

Hello DannyR9,

thank you for purchasingmy theme.

I am not sure what you mean, all the posts are seperated by a border and space to the top and bottom. Could you please write me an email and tell me what exactly you would like to be changed?

Regards, squaredWeb

ozflava Purchased

I purchased this theme a long time ago and it’s worked great. Somehow though, about 2 or 3 months ago, the ‘latest article’ section on the right hand side of theme has changed to some sort of arabic, and all the article links listed are in another language. I haven’t adjusted the appearance in a long time, so I have no clue how this happened.

Any ideas what has occurred and how I can fix it?

squaredWeb

No problem at all, if you should need any further assistance with this please drop me an email with your tumblr login credentials and i will check it out from the inside.

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ozflava Purchased

That hasn’t worked. I’ve tried it a few times over the past couple of days, and it’s still the same. What is your email address?

squaredWeb

Hello,

no problem at all, i will try to fix it for you. My email adress is themesupport[at]squaredweb[dot]at

Hello,

Id like to buy a Squared Magazine Theme, but that includes widgets on the top for Tweeter, Facebook , Instagram, youtube and Vimeo?

Also a window for Facebook “like” button, tweeter followers, youtube new subscribers.

What does your time cost to add these into the doc? Also, is it simple enough to upload to a Tumblr account?

Thanks

Liliana Brandao

squaredWeb

Hello soimperfect,

thank you for your interest in my theme.

Unfortunately i am not available for freelance work at the moment.

The things you spoke of will be most likely included in the next theme update, but i am not sure yet when that will be.

As far as the installation goes, yes it is very easy and should take you around 10 seconds.

Regards, squaredWeb

Can you explain how to put the other widgets? (twitter etc) or is it complex? (we are new at it)

squaredWeb

If you dont mind, could you write me an email – you can use my themeforest email form on the bottom right of my profile page here: http://themeforest.net/user/squaredWeb – and tell me what exactly you would need to be done to the theme.

A colleague of mine might be interested in doing this and as soon as he knows what exactly you need i will give you his quote.

To answer your question: If you have no prior knowledge in html and css, im afraid explaining how to do it would take longer than doing it.

Regards, squaredWeb

jen81091 Purchased

Hi,

I’ trying to put Google Analytics on my page. I have a custom URL , and have tried pointing Analytics to both my actual tumblr URL and my custom URL and it hasn’t worked. I pasted my Analytics tracking ID (a short string of letters and numbers, such as “XX-00000000-0”) into the field that says “Google Analytics Code” under the Theme Options. When that didn’t work, I also added the script to the head part of the custom HTML , and Google is still telling me that tracking is not installed. Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated.

Also, I tried pasting the script into the “Description” part of the Theme Options, right underneath the “Title” part, but it seems that with this theme, if you paste anything into that description box, it gets deleted when you exit out of the “Customization” page. You have to paste anything you would normally put in the “Description” box into the “About” box for it to show up. I only mention this because Tumblr advises that you can also paste the Google Analytics script into the “Description” box and it’ll work just fine, but that also didn’t work for me.

squaredWeb

Hello,

first off, thank you for purchasing my theme.

Please do not try to install any additional google analytics scripts, it already comes with the theme and all you have to do, as you already found out, is to put your tracking code into the right option field in order to enable it.

By installing additional analytics scripts there is the danger of them conflicting with each other.

The description box is used to make it very convenient for my customers to install additional scripts, like google ads, contact forms and so on, they do not get deleted when you exit the option page if you click the save button, of course if you do not click that button they wont be saved and thus seem to be deleted.

That being said i am using the built in version of google analytics to track my theme’s demo page and it works without any problems.

I would be more than happy to take a look at your page in order to locate the problem, but in order to do so i would require your tumblr login credentials via email (my email adress can be found in the themes documentation or you can use the contactform on the bottom right of my themeforest profile).

Regards, squaredWeb

Deloxic Purchased

Hi.

So my question is, I want to add a youtube video but I want it to have a head title just like if I was posting a normal text. I’ve tried to edit the post html using these ” Random titltle < /h1 >” but it doesn’t seem to take effect.

What should I do? Thank you.

squaredWeb

No problem, i am glad i could help.

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Deloxic Purchased

I have another question sorry. Sometimes when I post Photos the image isn’t big enough to fit the whole space so it leaves kinda of a blank space there because the Photos always align left, could you tell me which code should I change to make them align center?

squaredWeb

Of course, please send me an email and i will send you the code neccessary to achieve this.

Please also tell if you want this to be the standard behaviour of images or if you want to manually add this to certain images via the html popup.

Hi,

Hope all is well. I was wondering if you could help me place a twitter share button on my html code. I have been trying but it does not get aligned with the facebook and Google + share buttons I have up there.

Would appreciate it if you could do so.

Thanks.

squaredWeb

Hello Adelane19,

please send me an email with your blog url and the twitter button you tried to use and i will take a look at it.

Hi,

How does the Posts We Like work? If you could please explain this that would be very helpful! Thank You :)

squaredWeb

Hello alexaanne,

first of all thank you for purchasing my theme.

In order for posts to appear in the “Posts we like” section you have to do two things:

Of course first of all you have to click the “like” button on other tumblr blogs postings.

And second of all you might have to change your dashboard settings of your tumblr account. In order to do this please log into your tumblr account. In the top right corner left from the logout button you have the “Preferences” button, please click it. On the following page you will have to check the “Share posts I like” option and then click the save button.

Now you should be able to see the posts you previously liked in your sidebar.

On another note, i saw that two of your previous comments were flagged as inappropriate. This was not done by me, so i dont really know what you asked there, if you still need the answers to those questions, please be so kind and ask them again.

I hope i was able to help, if not please do not hesitate to contact me again.

Regards, squaredWeb

Hello, I just purchased the theme and I love it. One thing I can do is create menu tabs next next to the home tab using the navi options. I can’t find any documentation on it either. How do I use those features. I’m kind of lost.

Thanks. E

squaredWeb

Hello eduarconde,

thank you for your purchase and your kind words.

After downloading the theme you will find a folder named “documentation” inside the .zip file. Inside the documentation you will find, among other things, an overview on how to build your navigation using the theme options.

If this does not help you please do not hesitate to send me an email ( my email adress can be found inside the documentation or you can use the email form on the bottom right of my profile here: http://themeforest.net/user/squaredWeb ).

Regards,

squaredWeb

Hi, I really like the theme but one thing I’m unsure about is weather it is possible to have a text post with a large image/s (as used for the photo posts)?

Thanks in advance.

squaredWeb

Hello jwb,

thank you for your interest in my theme.

Yes, that is absolutely possible.

You can check the demo in order to see this for yourself, the first post “squared Magazine Theme for sale” is a text post.

Apologies I didn’t realise, so is the size the image is displayed at just whatever width the original is? So if its smaller than the max width the text just wraps around it?

Also is it possible to determine how much text and images from a long post are shown on the homepage? (before you get the read more btn)

Thanks again.

squaredWeb

Yes, with the text post type you upload images to any position you want in an article and it will be displayed in the original dimensions you uploaded it with (except if it is too big, then it will be scaled down to the maximum width of the post area). If ithe image does not need the entire width of the article area the text will align right of it (as you can see on some of the posts on the demo blog).

If you dont want the text to wrap around the image if it is a smaller one, this can be changed very easily by deleting one line of code.

The “read more” button can be set to be at any position of the text you want it to be. But this feature is only useable with the text post type – tumblr does not allow this feature on any other post types.

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