I have a customer who hasn’t applied any updates to her Striking theme or Wordpress and is currently running version 3.0.4 of Striking as well as Wordpress v3.2.1
What is the recommended way of bringing her Striking installation up to date so that she can run the latest version of Wordpress?
This is all covered at the support forum. Please review the release threads at the forum and in any case this is going to require some help so you will have to create a comment in the Striking Once we see the the thread we will be in touch, as we are going to have to provide some special instructions.
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Thanks for your reply James and I’ll take a look again at the support pages but to be honest, it may be easier for me to re-build everything from scratch because it’s a pretty simple site anyway. Thanks for the quick reply though.
If it is a simple site, then updating will be 5 minutes work. Updating all the way to MultiFlex can be “involved” if there is a lot of custom css or js in a site.
But if it is a basic site, then it should be a snap.
How do I put the revolutionary sliders on home page like in your demo? Can not figure it out, thank you
Please go to the Striking Support Forum and one of our support team members will assist you. That way we can attach some images to your thread which will guide you.
Please click on the Support Tab above for the link and instructions.
Please clarify “Multisite” feature license requirements.
What plugins are supported for a hotel booking website ? Is there any customization support available ?
I am not sure what you wish us to clarify in respect of multisite. We are a 100% multisite compatible theme, whether path or subdomain based.
Themeforest licenses one copy of a theme per domain. So if running a normal multi-site, then only one license is required. However, if running a multi-site consisting of mapped domains then you would need a separate license for each domain.
If you have any other questions about multisite licensing, you should probably contact Themeforest directly. When a developer sells on TF, all sales and licensing control is managed by Themeforest, not the developer. We literally have no involvement in licensing.
For hotel booking plugins, we don’t tend to hear to much about that unless a user brings it to our specific attention. I would imagine if the plugin is wp 4.2.2 compatible (which may be your biggest issue, but is extremely important from a security perspective). then it will most likely be compatible with our theme. We are widely considered on of the most plugin friendly themes available.
I do know a large number of bed and breakfast sites in the USA use our theme, and of course they all have booking options. I know a number of tour operators also use our product.
Customization support is available on a paid basis. I will refer you to the following link on what we support for free, and what falls into paid support:
Free vs Paid Support
I know there are several booking plugins at codecanyon. But I don’t have any first hand experience with any of them. If you own any, we would be willing to test them.
Can you any way add a contact/subscribe form to the slider??
If so how can i do this
Our theme includes a simple contact form only as we feel that advanced contact form abilities are better left to a plugin.
Our layered html slider is the Revolution Slider, but that slider does not allow for external shortcodes.
The other sliders in the theme are for displaying images and videos, and they allow for some html in captions, and in the case of the KB slider, a single html layer, but that is an overlay of an image.
So to have a contact form as the body content of a slide I think is not easily achieved. We have not had anyone ask for an ability like this previously. If I can think of a way for this to be achieved I will advise back.
You should really consider asking support questions at the Support Forum, not here in the comments thread intended for presales questions. You would have gotten a response within hours.
I have to correct something above.
The Revolution Slider supports shortcodes in a text layer, so you could use the Rev Slider for displaying a contact form.
I like your theme very well – and I am very interested to buy this. Had only two questions in advance:
1) is possible to set the navigation left in your theme? namely so that the submenus stay open if one clicks on the mouse? See the example: http://webspacebasis.com/example.png
2) I want to use the plugin Social Gallery. Is this compatible with your theme? http://codecanyon.net/item/social-gallery-wordpress-photo-viewer-plugin/2665332
About a speedy answer I would be very happy.
With best regards
Thank you for your interest in Striking MultiFlex.
Our theme does not incorporate a Vertical Navigation as a default for the main site navigation. We have had many users disable the main navigation (which is horizontal layout in the header) and use the Custom Menu widget in the sidebar to achieve a vertical navigation appearance. This works fine, but the custom menu widget lacks all the styling and color options of the normal horizontal navigation, and so to change up any aspects of the vertical navigation you would need to be comfortable with implementing custom css.
IF you are not comfortable with custom css, then I would stipulate using a vertical navigation plugin might be a possibility.
On the plugin, I do not know! I see this a plugin that has sold well, yet I do not ever recall a single question on our support forum about it. We are a very compatible theme for plugins, but, that is no guarantee. Any plugin which attempts to inject something into an existing post format, especially a custom post format, has potential for failure. I see a lot of questions in the plugin support relate to that very problem.
Thank you for the quick response james. I’ll think about it
I have changed the font using the @font-Face setting but its not updated my website i trying to use Open-Sans (family) font
Please could you tell me how to fix this please
Please follow instructions in help doc, and Support tab above ->go to support forum for help….... Then a support team member tell you how to fix.
is there any demo site for Events Calendar Pro? User submitting events from frontend?
Thank you for inquiring. We do not have a demo built for Events Calendar Pro. It is a good idea, we are in the process of building new demos so I think we may add a specific demo for this plugin.
Hey! I was in love with your theme till I saw the individual portafolios. How can content be organized in portafolios? Can one get rid of the sidebar there too?
As well, what do you mean with ajax navigation in the portafolio mosaic? I think I see no difference with the filterable mosaic.
Thank you, and again, very good job!
Can one have a next button in order to see the next portfolio item? Can one put the “related” portfolio items below an individual portfolio item?
Can one get rid of the comments for portfolio items?
Oh, I saw the related portfolio part.
Can a portfolio Item be full width? Can one use all of the shortcodes in portfolio items? Sorry for all of the questions!!!
Thank you for inquiring into Striking MultiFlex.
I will try to answer all your questions in succession:
1. Can one get rid of the sidebar there too?
Yes. Portfolio lists are by shortcode, so you can have them in a page with sidebar, or a full width page.
2. Can one have a next button in order to see the next portfolio item?
I assume you are talking about when you are in the single portfolio post webpage. We don’t use a next button, but rather we use title navigation at the bottom, although I am realizing none of the examples on that site had it in place, so I enabled it.
3. Can one put the “related” portfolio items below an individual portfolio item?
Yes, we have an option to display Related and Recent Portfolios below the post, and we also have 3 custom portfolio widgets: portfolio featured image slider widget, related portfolio widget and a portfolio list widget. They all feature full filtering abilities.
4. Can one get rid of the comments for portfolio items?
Yes. Showing comments, author, and the related & recent portfolio lists are all controlled by settings.
5. Can a portfolio Item be full width?
Do you mean on the single post page or a list page? On a single post page of course, if you have no sidebar. In a list, please view the “1 column” examples in the demo. When a 1 column list we have the image with a title and optional description to the right of the image, as the one column was intended for displaying websites, paintings, etc where it was thought the user would want to have more information about what was being displayed.
6. Can one use all of the shortcodes in portfolio items?
Although Striking MultiFlex has become a multi-purpose and ecommerce theme over time, it started out with an emphasis on portfolios, and our portfolio abilities were always renown for their options and flexibility.
I hope I answered all your questions.
Thank you, MultiFlex!! It looks nice! My questions regarding the individual portfolio items came because all of your portfolio items only have one sad image… I think they should show all of the wonderful things that can be done in that section. Thanks!!
Yes, I noticed that. I myself am also wondering what happened to our demonstration portfolios with the other portfolio item types. They used to all be there. I have noted this for correction.
I do see a large variety of images, not one “sad” image, so I am not sure what you are viewing…...
Excellent, kaptinlin. “Sad” is not the word I should have used. Good day!
Ok so I have the original Striking theme and I believe I can upgrade for free to Multiflex? Is this true? How do I do that?
Yes. All the instructions are found at the forum, in the Release Category. In particular, you might want to review this instruction which was part of the initial release thread in Feb 2014:
Guide to Upgrading From Striking Regular
As well, we do upgrades for customers at a very reasonable price and if you are interested in this service you can contact us at the support forum. Our updating service is guaranteed, and includes both pre and post backups, plus some bonuses.
Should you have any further questions on this matter please post at the Support Forum as we do not provide support by way of this ThemeForest comments thread. It is only for prepurchase questions.
Hi, I want to buy this theme but I have few questions please: 1. Can I use WPML tith this theme? 2. If I can use it, can I use two languages: one RTL and other LTR? So if the user selected RTL language the theme will be flipped, and if LTR language is selected it will flip again. 3. I want to use it for Publishing company, I want to display our books in each section in a nice way, and when a user clicks a book cover he will see a separate page for that book with all details, the problem is that our books are in different orientations, some vertical, some horizontal and some square, how I can show them without cropping? Thanks
Our theme is 100% WPML compatible.
1) yes you can use wpml (you have to be using the latest version btw as wpml and our theme are both oriented to wp 4.2.2)
2) yes you can have both a LTR and RTL language
3) yes, when they select the diff language it will “flip”
4) if you use our portfolio items to create the books, you have a variety of options: you can choose to show one image in the portfolio list, and show a diff image in the single post page as the featured image. But what I think will work better is to use the option to disable the featured image in the single post page and instead use the image shortcode to display the image in the other orientation in the single post webpage.
by the way, the portfolio post allows you to even show an image as the thumbnail, and have another image show if the image is set to open in a lightbox.
There is even more options then that! You can have the image, title, and read more buttons each link separately! LOL.
And we have a pure html portfolio post type (unique in the wordpress world) which allows you to design every single portfolio post to a custom layout and appearance, and still display them in a list.
I know the current demo does not display many of the options. We have to catch up on it. And yes, we are embarrassed, but we spend most of our time coding and supporting. We have to catch up on demo design, its way behind.
Thanks man more than enough
Do you provide support when I am setting up my site to suggest what is better working for my need? Of course I will try first
Sorry for that another question please
Can I show the latest books images as slider on home page?
1) In respect of support, it is well defined on what we provide for free, and what falls into paid support. It may be worthwhile to review the information in the support portion of the documentation:
Product & Customer Support
Generally, helping a person “design” their site falls into paid support. But many users will post on the forum a questions such as “I did this and what does everyone think of my layout” type stuff, and we normally will reply to such questions with at least some general comments and suggestions.
Questions on how to use a feature fall into product support and thus are always answered. You will find the “in-theme” help fields of tremendous assistance in this regards.
2) Yes. Almost all the sliders have the ability to show post featured images, title and sometimes the description or excerpt, with full filtering by category, date, etc. We also have a dedicated post slider widget.
Is it possible to update from Striking V5.3.1 to the current Striking Multiflex version?
Of course. It is in fact a free update for you!
The instructions on how to update are found in the original release thread of Feb 2014 and here is a direct link to the specific portion of the thread where we detail how to update:
Update from Striking Original to Striking MultiFlex Instructions
The instructions include a link to video.
We also provide a paid service where we undertake the update, which includes our making before and after backups, plus some bonuses, at very reasonable rates. Should you be interested please let me know or contact me by way of the support forum.
Striking is the most versatile, customizable, option rich and easy to use theme I have ever used. Customer support is superb and getting answers, options and customizations are fast. It is frequently updated for features and security updates for free (something most other themes don’t do or offer)! You can’t go wrong with Striking Multiflex.
Thank you for your kind words. Sometimes I recognize the person who is so kind to provide a comment but I did not recognize your id until I went to the forum and searched our users – I see you have been using Striking since its original release in 2010!!
I bet you never thought you would buy a theme and it still be good 5 years later! I don’t think 5% of the themes available at Themeforest at that time still exist….... Have you ever had a better deal for $35? (original price back then)
I will also reply to your other matter shortly!
On behalf of KaptinLin and the entire Striking team, thank you. We aim to please.
I’m having problems with the breadcrumbs, reported error in google webmaster tools.
Google wants everything to be the breadcrumbs link, currently the title page is not.
How can you solve?
Hi Andrea Travel:
Please go to the support forum for support, per the instructions in the Support Tab above (and also noted in the documentation, in the theme help fields, in the Item Details dialogue….).
We have a google mobile thread and you should add a comment to this thread along with your images, and url:
Google Mobile Discussion Thread
I was a total newbie to wordpress and managing a site on the web by December 2014. I decided to buy Striking because of its advertised flexibility and continued support.
I’m very glad to see that they are true to their word. Whenever I asked a question in their support forum they always replied me within the day. The support staff is helpful and kind.
Also, as I learned how to use wordpress and its plugins in the last 7 months, I became aware that Striking theme allows you to make an unique looking website. Your site does not become a clone of the top selling themes.
I was tempted to buy another top selling theme half a year ago, thinking that “if so many people are choosing that theme, then they must have a reason”. I soon understood that most people have no idea what they are paying for and they are not actually making an informed decision.
Many other themes offer a magical “out-of-the-box” professional looking design. However, as I learned more about themes and wordpress, I figured that they are highly polished for first impressions and making a sale. When you want to customise them or install plugins, you begin to see their limits.
With Striking, I’m able to modify the layout of my site according to user feedback easily. I was also able to install many plugins with no conflict.
I want to express my experience and advices for complete starters to wordpress and people who are consideringto buy this theme:
1. At first, many things will look difficult if you are using wordpress for the first time. Don’t be overwhelmed because of your lack of knowledge. In time you will learn how simple and easy it is.
2. The theme allows you to customize each page seperately. Whether it be a blog post or static page. This is a huge bonus. With any other theme I would be stuck without this feature.
3. Entering the Google Analytics ID is really easy. The theme supports it. I was able to see the incoming traffic of my site from day one.
5. When a major wordpress update is released (such a thing happens, and will happen), the theme notifies me when to upgrade it and how. It also tells me about known plugin incompatibilities. I never suffered from a broken site.
6. As you learn more about wordpress and managing a site on the web, you will have new ideas to implement to your site. You will need to update and change your site based on user feedback and the interest of your potential customers. This theme gives me the comfort that I’ll be able to handle all future issues.
Keep up the great work Striking Team.
Thank you very much for your kind thoughts and expressions about using Striking MultiFlex to build your website. We hope it gives you many years of joy for building your business website.
Its lovely to see a review which highlights the flexibility and customizability of the theme -> we can talk about it until our tongues grow tired, but third party validation is where its at!
Best of luck to your endeavours!
Is it possible to add video (standalone mp4 or Vimeo/ Youtube-link) as a background? Like, example, this one: http://www.freshapple.nl/
I don’t know if you followed some of our recent forum posts on our other product which has this ability (youtube/vimeo/html5 self hosted). MultiFlex does not have a full background video ability, but you could try using a plugin for this in MultiFlex.
If you have any further questions can you please contact us at the forum.
Did you notice the issues that website has in display?
See you at the forum if you have any other questions on this matter…...
i have an error in portpholio
Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 63963136) (tried to allocate 18432 bytes) in /homepages/15/d385986810/htdocs/adagc/wp-content/themes/striking_r/framework/functions/common.php on line 544
You have a hosting issue. The portfolio is failing to load due to the hosting issue. Did you search at the support forum yet as the solution has been posted several times in the past.
Should you require any further assistance with this matter please register at the support forum (which takes only a few seconds), post a thread and a support team member will assist you.
I’m interested in a purchase of Striking Multiplex, but have one concern.
I’ve read reviews of other similar “extended feature” themes (Avada, Divi) that if you switch to a new theme after using it, that the site can need a lot of work removing coding that the theme inserts into the page content.
Is this an issue with MultiFlex when using various page layout features, or is it only an issue if you manually insert shortcodes into your pages?
Also, on the subject of shortcodes, does the shortcode syntax of Multiflex follow any type of WP standard, where other plugins or themes share similar syntax?
I hope my answer below is not to long….
In a nutshell that is typically the difference between a free theme and a premium theme. WordPress.Org/Com has the philosophy that all themes should be “design” forward, whereas premium developers have the philosophy that themes should be “builder functional”. I won’t get into the nuts and bolts of each philosophy and the arguments to and fro other then to say that most DIY users (and most designers as well) drop the free themes and their design forward philosophy about 3 seconds after they are exposed to it….... your here, so it seems like it does not work for you either.
All premium themes typically offer a variety of page templates, such as right sidebar, left sidebar, full width, and sometimes more. All templates are custom – the wp default theme has only one page template. Thus it is not a matter of “removing coding that the theme inserts into the page content” from a page template perspective, but that the template even exists.
But it should be noted that the WP codex allows for the creation of different page templates, and themes at TF are required to follow the codex template model for how templates work.
But in the course of displaying a page template, the premium developer may include many things in the “loop” that in the end determines what is displayed. That could be what you mean by your question, although what is included in the loop are the canvassing of various php functions,hooks and classes, which result in determining what content will display in a page, such as a logo, breadcrumbs, and much more, as well as page appearance such as different sections, colors, etc. When you switch from one theme to another, as the loop and what is canvassed will be different, all the prior theme specific content (ie breadcrumbs for example) will disappear.
WP also has a shortcode methodology. But the default for WP has no shortcode button that one can use in the editor to insert shortcodes, and it consists of vary few “manual” shortcodes, and embed codes. Premium theme designers build their own custom shortcodes – they still follow the WP “do_shortcode” syntax but as they are built upon custom php code for what they are able to display, of course again they will not carry over from one theme to another.
So all ThemeForest themes follow the WP template and code hierarchy (it is a requirement of the marketplace) part of which you can see here:
but as what each developer will create using all the potential options, results in completely different theme structures. This is why you see different pricing at play in the marketplace.
Even in premium themes, there are gradations of code complexity which result in different pricing – in a nutshell, wp themes at TF run from $30-$63 in price, and for every step up to $58, you can use the rule of thumb that the increase in price results from increasing complexity of code, which ordinarily means increased abilities within the theme. The $63 is an odd duck – as it is for when a developer has included a plugin such as woo, wp-ecommerce, EDD, bbpress, buddypress, etc in its actual core. But such themes can include one of these plugins within their build, but still have simple abilities otherwise (sometimes very simple) and so that price point is not very good indicator of complexity.
I think you have 3 choices as a WP user:
a) use a free theme, and use plugins entirely to build content. Wordpress.org/.com and its acolytes 100% support this philosophy, but it has huge issues, and is why most abandon it.
b) by a premium theme, not worry about its continuity, and simply be prepared at some point to switch when it hits end of life (the avg theme lifespan is not long btw). I often find the intended complexity of the website is the driver for this option.
c) find a premium theme that has a long lifespan, or potential for a long lifespan, so that you can use it to its fullest extent, and not have to worry about switching.
Striking MultiFlex fits into “c”. Our users started out with Striking 5 yrs ago, and were able to transition to Striking MultiFlex without missing a beat in Feb 2014. It continues to be supported and in fact another update is in the approval queue at this time. Some of the code in MultiFlex is licensed from a third party and they have yet another theme that one can jump to (not at TF as it does not fit the pricing model here), and not lose any of the current abilities as a result, so the end of life is so far in the future it cannot be foretold.
But you have to decide what model works best for you. Good Luck!
I hope I was of some help in answering your questions.
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