Discussion on StrictOne: Portfolio & Blog for Creatives

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  • Poland
  • Has been a member for 7-8 years
  • Sold between 1 000 and 5 000 dollars
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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Almost ready to buy, just two questions: 1. Can all of the folio thumbnails be big as the first one? 2. There’s a problem on mobile devices, where you have no hover actions, just click, so on a iPhone for instance, sometimes you cant see the title of the thumbnail, because you click it and are immediately taken to that item full view. Is it possible to fix it, so that on mobile devices 1st click(touch)>show the thumbnail details 2nd click(touch)>view the item? If so, I’m sold… i mean I buy! :)

StrictThemes

1. Yes, it’s possible. The theme comes with a few portfolio templates. One of templates looks like – http://upyourpic.org/images/201308/kexj3sg4py.jpg

2. Not bad idea to replace a hover action within click on mobile devices. I will take a look that for a future update :-)

StrictThemes

See also screenshots of projects settings – http://strictthemes.com/documentation/portfolio/

Esseti

1. If I choose the project layout w/o the sidebar, is the image bigger than /w the sidebar? 2. Where do I customize (if even) my photo? Because I want to add my photo, and a short bio of me on the starting page, where currently the text “Responsive Portfolio & Blog WP theme” is. Can i change that?

StrictThemes

1. Text part will be resized. Images wil stay on the same size.

2. Frontpage comes with two widgetized area: – a. Below projects. – b. By left side of projects. “Responsive Portfolio & Blog WP theme” created via standard text widget. Drop your photo and bio on that sidebar.

  • Bolivia
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years

The theme is fantastic, I have a question please. Can you show the latest post in the style portfolio of the main page?

StrictThemes

Be default standard posts can be shown as posts only. Otherwise, you need to change a concept of theme.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

Hey there,

First of all, amazing theme! A few questions before (maybe) buying the theme..

1: I’m planning to use the layout for a magazine website. Is it possible to use the Portfolio feature as some sort of magazine layout? 2: The ‘big’ portfolio item, would it be possible to add more big items on the frontpage (creating a magazine layout) or is just one allowed. 3: Would it be possible to create a textoverlay (instead hover with title etc.) on portfolio items to give it a headline / description? Short text area or something. 4: How about video compatibility? 5: How easy is it to customize the theme myself?

StrictThemes

Yes, everything possible, but only through customization by skilled programmer or theme developer. It assumes about few days of intensive work.

Default-user

Thanks for the reply! How flexible is the homescreen? Can I drag widgets etc in it to add blogposts or will it just display the portfolio?

StrictThemes

Yes, the Homepage Template comes with 2 unique sidebars:
a – by left side of recent projects (works)
b – below of recent projects

Drop any widgets on that areas.

Default-user

Alright, sounds awsome! I’ve seen several portfolio templates on an image.. do you have them live as well?

StrictThemes

Profolio templates:

Standard – Same as frontpage
Second – http://strictthemes.com/strictone/portfolio/
Third – http://strictthemes.com/avion/portfolio/
Fourth – no demo

StrictThemes

Regarding your first question, please note, you’ll need to hire a freelancer to make a customization in accordance with your needs.

Default-user

Thanks! I’ve decided to buy the theme. Looking very good!

I still have a few problems though..

Situation: I want to use the portfolio template ‘6’ to be a showcase of brands. I create a page called ‘brands’ and use the projects template. The permalink to that page now it www.mywebsite.com/brands/

All fine. Now I want to add ‘projects’, in my case brands, to be displayed on that page. That would work, but the url slug will change from /brands/...... to /project/......

How can I get a good link like Home -> Brands -> #1 / #2 etc. Or in url: www.mywebsite.com/brands/brandnumber1.

I can’t seem to get it working, even after trying the portfolio slugs and taxonomy.

StrictThemes

Use a ‘brand’ slug for single project. The ‘brands’ slug already reserved for Brands page.

Go to Theme Panel > Projects > Slugs and set ‘brand’ as post slug.

And do not forget to update permalinks settings.

Default-user

Ahh so a complete url like above is not possible? I’ve tried using brand at post-slug, but that doesn’t work. It goes to a 404 error..

StrictThemes

Do not forget to update permalinks settings.

Default-user

How do I do that?

It’s set to / postname / at the moment

StrictThemes

Just go to Admin Panel > Settings > Permalinks and update that.

Default-user

It should be: / % postname % / correct?

Default-user

And I see you offer a feedburner subscribe widget.. would it be possible to swap the output of the form being send to mailchimp?

StrictThemes

Subscribe widget for FeedBurner only. Use third-party widgets for Mailchimp.

Default-user

Thank you. Sorry for asking so many questions, but I can’t seem to get a copy of the demo just yet..

http://strictthemes.com/strictone/project/365/

The left sidebar information, is that just a widget or custom html widget?

StrictThemes

Take a look instructions – http://strictthemes.com/documentation/blog/post-page-tweaking/

Enable Meta checkboxes as on screenshot.

Default-user

Thanks! That did the trick indeed. Could be the new wordpress, but when I tick ‘hide title’ on single posts, nothing happens.. Is it a bug or something changed at Wordpress 3.6.0 / 3.6.1 ?

StrictThemes

You mean a checkbox on ‘Page Options’ metabox? – http://strictthemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/doc_metabox_page_options.png
That option is unique for each post.

Default-user

Exactly, I ticked the box on a single post.. but nothing happens. As well as ticking hide breadcrumbs

StrictThemes

Breadcrumbs checkbox works fine. Title checkbox already fixed. You’ll get update notification automatically during ~24 hours.

Default-user

Oké, thanks allot!

Default-user
http://postimg.org/image/j4qjht5vl/

How can I translate the ‘1 day ago’ to Dutch?

StrictThemes

It’s about ST Kit (framework) plugin. Take a look ../wp-content/plugins/stkit/assets/lang/ directory.

Default-user

Hmm, it’s not working for me. I’ve translated all the date strings.. but no changes.. no cache problems either. I actually translated the default file, as well as my own dutch file. When translating the STKit I get the following message though:

“Warning: The actual loaded translation content contains mixed textdomains and is not pure translateable within one textdomain. It seems, that there is code contained extracted out of other plugins, themes or widgets and used by copy & paste inside some source files. The affected unknown textdomains are: stkit “

StrictThemes

Everything you need to do is:
1 – rename stkit-default.po to stkit-nl_NL.po
2 – translate that e.g. via PoEdit.
3 – upload stkit-nl_NL.po & stkit-nl_NL.mo files to ../stkit/assets/lang/ directory.

Default-user

Many thanks and sorry for being such a noob haha. +1 support and quick replies!

StrictThemes

You’re welcome :)

Default-user

I am there again haha. http://strictthemes.com/strictone/shortcodes/elements/

The toggle function, how is it possible to make toggle first, second and third like on the link above? [ toggle ] ... [ / toggle ] creates seperate toggles, instead of responding to eachother by opening / closing.

The documentation: http://strictthemes.com/documentation/shortcodes/toggle/ is showing the example of seperate toggles.

Thanks in advance!

StrictThemes

Take a look an example of accordion http://strictthemes.com/documentation/shortcodes/accordion/

You need to wrap a group of your toggles by [accordion] .. [/accordion] shortcode.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
  • Spain

Hello. First of all, congratulations for the theme. So elegant, functional and aesthetic. I am very happy with it.

I only have two simple questions:

01. I found in the tutorials that there’s a “Post Format” for the blog content (standard, image, gallery, etc.) but in my admin does not appear. Can this be due to the wordpress version I’m currently using? (3.6.1)

02. In your “demo blog” I see that in the footer of each post are the typical “Next” and “Previous” buttons to navigate between content. How can I add those?.

Thank you so much.

StrictThemes

Hello. Many thanks for purchasing!

Make sure you’re using last version of theme. It must be 2.0 or later. Otherwise go to ‘Admin Panel > Appearance > Themes’ and update StrictOne within one click.

UPD: In case you’re using an early version you have to re-upload new version of theme by yourself. Download the last version from Download tab on your TF account.

chemabonilla

perfect! problem solved! Thank you!

StrictThemes

You’re welcome! Do not forget to rate the theme!

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years

Hello. I am creating my first website and am learning as I go… So far, I am really enjoying the theme and I love the gallery format. I am having trouble getting the images to be the same size in the gallery format. Can I set an the image to “fit to the thumbnail,” then click on the thumbnail to see the whole image?

StrictThemes

Hello and thank you for purchasing.

1. If you mean the Gallery as group of thumbnails on the body of post: Yes. Select ‘Link to Media File’ option from drop-down menu before clicking on ‘Insert gallery’ button.

2. If you mean the Gallery as post format: The gallery script automatically detect an image size depends of some factors, thus for working with gallery you just have to select an images from media library.

Default-user

I am creating ‘projects’ for my portfolio. When I select an image from my media library, the image is not being zoomed in so there is blank area on the top and bottom as a result the images are different heights. I see in a blog post to ‘link’ and to ‘zoom’ but not in projects.

StrictThemes

Let me an URL of page. I’ll take a look.

Default-user
http://allisonhaubrick.com/?st_category=commercial It is still really rough … I added a few more projects so you could see what I am trying to say.
StrictThemes

Because the image you’re using as Featured Image is too wide.

StrictThemes

WordPress image editor can help you to crop image and you’ll can use a cropped image as Featured Image.

Default-user

Okay thanks … I tried using the image editor but and applied changes to all, it did not change it in the Project page …I then used photoshop to crop image. After a couple tries I have seem to fix the problem (maybe my image was just to large overall). Is there a guideline on image size you could give?

StrictThemes

I’ve used 667px × 475px for projects. Just keep average image proportions about 4×3+. The height must be ~75% (or more) of width.

Default-user

Thanks, this will help! I am really impressed with your quick responses and patience with the learning curve I am experiencing :)

StrictThemes

You’re welcome :) Do not forget to rate the theme.

Default-user

Will do!

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Theme is great, recently went through my first upgrade and that went seamlessly as far as I can tell. One issue I’ve noticed though is that the time difference displayed next to comments are wrong. I just posted a reply to a user on a post and it immediately displayed as 5hrs ago. The current local time is 2:54pm, Wordpress general setting are set correctly to UTC -5 (WP displays Local time is 2013-11-13 14:54:38) and the timestamp for the comment is 2013/11/13 at 2:52 pm

Default-user

And I just noticed that with the update all my ST widgets ended up disabled and I had to add them back in (my menus also got messed up) is that something using the ST Kit plugin should help resolve at the next upgrade? I updated from 1.2.1 to 2.1.6 so it may be because it took me a while to download the update that I’m seeing these problems :)

StrictThemes

Thank you for purchasing.

StrictOne 2.0+ is a totally new theme, with a massive changes under hood in compare with previous versions of theme. You had a massive gap between theme versions while updating. Also version 1.3 comes with massive changes too. So I recommend do not miss next version of theme. Do not forget to fill the form at Theme Panel > Update page for receiving update notifications.

The latest version comes with standalone framework (ST Kit), thus it brings more flexibility for supporting the themes and providing regular updates.

I’ll take a look question about time stamp. Before that, you can use standard time format. Disable Nice Time option at Theme Panel > Post > Meta > Nice Time.

Changelog – http://strictthemes.com/documentation/changelogs/theme-strictone/

Default-user

Thanks, I get the notifications but don’t usually have the time to update, I’ll keep that in mind from now on.

Couple other things I noticed in the ST Kit plugin there’s a number of social icons missing in color (white ones are in the color folder) folder: stkit\assets\images\icons\72\social\color and the Pinterest link (maybe other social shares too) should encode the description, an apostrophe early in my post cut off the rest of the copy.

It would also be great if you could update the form to use type=”email” and type=”url” for the email/url field so the appropriate keyboard shows up on devices (especially since it’s a responsive design) and there’s a bug in clicking on an input field not removing the dummy text.

Sorry about all the bug reports/feature requests! If there’s a better way to report them to you than through here please let me know. I’d usually just go fix them myself but then I wouldn’t be able to reliably upgrade. If you have a Git repo I’d be happy to pull request bug fixes.

StrictThemes

Many thanks for reports. For a future report you can use my email info@strictthemes.com

Thanks again.

StrictThemes

Comment form has been improved. Nice Time function has been fixed. You have to update the theme and St Kit plugin.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • Referred between 1 and 9 users
  • United States

Hi great theme.

One question… When setting up a new project, would I be able to add multiple images? Because with a few of my projects, I would like to showcase key aspects of the project, which require multiple images.

For me, this is a key aspect and will determent if I would purchase this theme

Thanks

StrictThemes

StrictOne is standard portfolio theme.

My multimedia portfolio themes come with possibility to set an unlimited number of images to each projects. Especially for projects, I’ve created three additional formats: video, audio, and gallery. See the differences between projects back-end of Standard portfolio and Multimedia portfolio themes – http://strictthemes.com/documentation/portfolio/new-project-creation/

Standard portfolio themes: StrictOne, Recital, Upward, Avion.

Multimedia portfolio themes: Attitude

The Attitude has a totally different concept, thus it comes with other kind of portfolio layout. See demo – http://strictthemes.com/attitude/portfolio/

BrooklynScoop

Umm… That’s a shame. I really like this theme. I like it because of it’s simplicity. It focuses on the artist’s work more than the design of the website. Which I think it’s really cool.

So, I continued scanning the theme and noticed in the Blog section (http://strictthemes.com/strictone/blog/ ), there’s a Gallery option. Is this option only for the blog section? or is it a shortcode? If it’s a short code, I can use it in the project page.

This would be a great alternative without purchasing a plugin.

StrictThemes

Post formats and project formats are different things. The StrictOne theme support post formats, one of them is Gallery format.

BrooklynScoop

I totally understand the difference between the two. I was hoping that there was an alternative way of doing it without customizations to the theme.

It looks like I would have to add additional images in the text area using the Add Media option.

So… I’ve decided that I’m going to purchase this theme. Not only because I figured out how to display the additional images in the project, but because of your quick response to my questions.

I hope in the near future you would add this feature to the projects section in your update.

Thanks.

StrictThemes

That feature makes a difference between Standard and Multimedia themes, so I do not plan to add multimedia formats to the StrictOne. You can drop images to the body of projects by standard way using Add Media button.

Also you can try (not checked) to use [gallery] shortcode – http://codex.wordpress.org/Gallery_Shortcode

Usually, I reply to support requests as soon as possible. It can be 1 minute, 1 hour, or 1 day – depends of my schedule.

BrooklynScoop

I’ve purchased and installed this theme. When I installed the ST Kit plugin, I get “Current theme isn’t compatible with ST Kit plugin. Get a compatible theme”.

I deleted the plugin and reinstalled it, still no success.

Any suggestions?

BrooklynScoop

Please ignore the previous post. It’s working.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years

Hi, first I want to thank you for this great theme. I have currently the problem, that I am not able to change the general settings (like numbers of projects to view in frontpage etc). Any advice?

thanks in advance! Sandra

StrictThemes

Hello Sandra, and thank you for purchasing.

Use this control http://clip2net.com/clip/m0/1390326236-clip-37kb.png for setting a number of projects per page (inc. front page).

Also make sure you’ve created Frontpage – http://strictthemes.com/documentation/getting-started/setting-up-the-frontpage/

Regards, Igor

Default-user

Hi Igor, Thanks for your quick answer. The problem is, that the option to setting a number of projects per page is not visible. I’ve created the frontpage and it works but all settings in the “theme panel” are blank and not visible. If you want to have a look, i can create you a login.

StrictThemes

Yes, please drop me access details through contact form. I’ll take a look.

StrictThemes

I’ve checked your website and I see you’re using an outdated version 1.3 of StrictOne. The current version is 2.2.3

I highly recommend to download fresh version from Downloads page and update the theme.

Also, do not forget to fill form at Theme Panel > Update page for receiving update notifications and possibility for one-click updates in future.

See also instructions for installation – http://strictthemes.com/documentation/getting-started/installation/

Regards, Igor

Default-user

Thanks Igor, no it’s working. Great Support!

Default-user

I have another question: How can i change, that the frontpage portfolio will change from time to time – currently, the latest project that i add is always the “biggest” at the frontpage. Is it possible to change that?

StrictThemes

Great! Do not forget to rate the theme :)

StrictThemes

Yes, however by default the concept of theme assumes to have a static layout of front page. As I see you’re using a Child theme, thus you can use template-frontpage.php file within it. See name of portfolio template #103 and #109 lines.

Default-user

sorry for asking a bit stupid but what should i change in line 103 and 109? include( locate_template( ’/includes/projects/t1-dummy.php’ ) );

StrictThemes

Change the name of portfolio template. By default it’s t1.

1. Copy template-frontpage.php file to the Child theme.

2. Find #103 and #109 lines

3. Replace the name of portfolio template within new. e.g. default, t2, or t5.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 0-1 years

Hi,

I am a video editor and I would like to have the thumbnails in the 16×9 aspect ratio so I don’t have to crop anything from the videos. Is this possible?

Thanks, Mike

StrictThemes

Hi Mike,

It’s about geometrical issue and it assumes to have other concept of grid. Take a look – http://clip2net.com/clip/m0/1390867805-clip-75kb.jpg

Regards, Igor

Default-user

Yes – that’s what I’d like it to look like. Is that possible?

StrictThemes

It’s possible through a deep customization only. It assumes to re-build the grid.

  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
  • United States

I do not know how to change thins thru CCS?

StrictThemes

It’s not clear. Could you provide more info?

Regards, Igor

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years

Hi there

I really like the theme but would like my home page to look slightly different.

Preferred option would be to build it with Visual Composer so basically skip the homepage template completely and just go with a standard page – how might I do this.

Alternatively, if the above is a lot of faff, can the sidebar be moved to the right on the homepage template instead of defaulting on the left?

Many thanks Sara

StrictThemes

Hi Sara, and thank you for purchasing.

You can select position of sidebar from Sidebar meta box which comes with each page and post.

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Regards, Igor

Default-user

Hi Igor. My query is specifically about the home page though which does not allow this option. The homepage sidebar is in the widgets section and the sidebar positions on the left by default.

My query was…. can I do either of the below options…....

1) How do I have a normal page as my Homepage?

2) Or failing that, how do I move the homepage sidebar to the right.

Thanks Sara

StrictThemes

Hi Sara,

1) You can set a custom front page through standard way from Settings > Reading page – http://clip2net.com/clip/m0/1395831022-clip-55kb.jpg

2) It’s possible through a some customization of original styles.

Regards, Igor

Default-user

Hi Igor. I did have it set on the reading options in settings and it wasn’t working but then I’ve realised the ‘home’ page I set up had template set to front page and not default – sorted now!! Sorry to bother you. Thanks for your help. Sara

Default-user

P.S. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly as well!

StrictThemes

You’re welcome :)

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years

Love the theme. Is it possible to use the standard home layout for blog posts instead of projects? Or to change the name “project” into something else like “blog” or “news”?

Thanks! Robert

StrictThemes

Hi Robert, and thank you for feedback.

Yes, by default the theme comes with blogroll o frontpage. Portfolio on frontpage is optional.

Regards, Igor

traveljunks

Hi Igor, thanks for the quick response.

I like the layout of the frontpage as displayed in the demo, but the blogroll would look like this on frontpage? http://strictthemes.com/strictone/blog/

Thanks, Robert

StrictThemes

Yes, blogroll like that demo – http://strictthemes.com/strictone/blog/

Grid layout available for portfolio only.

Regards, Igor

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